Monthly Archives: February 2015

Radio Rundown for 2/28-3/1

We kick off this week’s show talking with Michigan dnr fisheries biologist Todd Grischke about changes in the works for the Saginaw Bay walleye fishery.  Those will likely include decreasing the size limit and increasing the daily creel limit for walleye.  Those regulations would go into affect for 2016.

Scott Sczafranski of  the Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay is up next with an ice and fish in report, as well as reaction to those proposed walleye regulations.

Hour two kicks off with angler Dusty C0mpton.  Dusty became well know in Michigan ice fishing circles as pictures of his big pike were seen on several internet sites and Facebook pages.  Dusty has great advice on what it takes to consistently catch big pike through the ice.

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Then Mike Smalligan of the Michigan DNR has info on their Forest Stewardship Program.

Brad Dupuie of Apex Marine wraps up the hour with news of a big award their Angler Qwest boat received at the Miami Boat Show.

Outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith is featured in hour number three.  Richard talks about how the UP whitetails are doing this winter, the habits of denned black bears and deer management in Michigan.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave reaches into the archives for a crow recipe.

It’s a fast paced show this week filled with great guests and information.  I hope you like it.



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Radio Rundown for February 21-22

My first guest this week is Paul Jankens of Michigan made Diamond Buck Blinds.  Their blinds are designed to last for many years without cracking or leaking.  I like their product so much I bought one for the upcoming hunting seasons.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour.  Tom says their March edition is already on newsstands and has highlights of this latest edition.

Hour two kicks off with professional walleye angler Mark Martin.  Mark has details on a new method of jigging for walleye his group recently refined on Saginaw Bay.

Drew YoungeDyke of mucc is up next.  Drew talks about the latest effort to regain control of Michigan’s wolf management plan.  The issue is now in the hands of congress.

Our final hour features veteran outdoorsman and outdoor writer Tom Lounsbury.  Tom talks about wintertime crow and rabbit hunting….and lots more.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time Dave has a very nice pike recipe.

Another show filled with great guests and information.  I hope you like it.

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Rundown for February 14/15

We start out this week’s show talking with professional angler Lance Valentine of Walleye101.  Lance has some great advice on using electronics for ice fishing.

Then, Chris Goerge of the Ieuter Insurance Group talks about insurance coverage of your vehicle while on the ice.  Despite what many people think, your insurance is not automatically void if you take a vehicle on the ice.

Hour two starts out with Michigan dnr biologist Kevin Swanson.  Kevin and I talk about wolves and coyotes in Michigan as well as a project to find wolves in the northern lower peninsula.  Kevin also says there are no “coywolves” in the state.

Michigan’s new head deer biologist Chad Stewart is up next.  Chad comes to Michigan from Indiana and hopefully will bring some fresh ideas on the topic of deer management.

The third hour features fishing guide Paul Schlafley of Riverside Charters in Manistee.  Paul talks about wintertime steelhead fishing and looks forward to the springtime brown trout season.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has a recipe for jumbo perch.

Show Rundown for February 7/8

It’s a little slower pace this week on the Outdoor Magazine Radio Show.

In the first hour I talk with Bruce DeShano of Michigan’s Offshore Tackle.  Bruce was recently honored with a lifetime membership into the NPAA (National Professional Anglers Association) for his work in promoting fishing and the development of fishing gear and techniques.

The “Sturgeon General”, Brenda Archambo,  (Sturgeon for Tomorrow) wraps up the hour talking about the sturgeon spearing season and the Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree this weekend.

Hour two features veteran hunter Nick Ostroski.  Nick has more experience hunting wild boars in Michigan than anyone I know.  He has some great advice on how to find, and hunt, that invasive species.  Nick also tells the story of his successful wolf hunt a couple of years ago.

Shed hunting is the topic in hour three as I talk with Mark Miller of the North American Shed Hunters Club (  Mark says the search for dropped whitetail antlers is a great way to enjoy the outdoors this time of year and stay in touch with the local deer herd.

Not a lot of guests this week, but lots of great information.  I hope you like the show.


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