Monthly Archives: February 2017

Radio Rundown for Last Weekend in February

A slower paced show this week, but still filled with lots of news and information.

First, Michigan dnr biologist Chad Stewart joins me to talk about the CWD situation in Mecosta County.  Chad says there are still lots of questions to be answered regarding that incident.  We also talk about the Ann Arbor deer situation and look ahead to the future of deer hunting in Michigan.

Hour two kicks off with veteran turkey hunter Greg Abbas of A-Way Outdoors.   Greg says it’s a little too early to start patterning the birds, but the perfect time to start getting ready for the season.  Greg demonstrates some calls and talks about this strategy for targeting public land gobblers.

Caleb Putman of the DNR is up next.  Caleb describes a new partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Audubon Society.

We’re talking fishing in hour three of this week’s show as Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 joins me.  Lance explains how to jig for walleye in the Saginaw and Detroit Rivers.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has an interesting woodchuck recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for the Weekend of Feb 18/19

Michigan bears are the opening topic of discussion this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio. Michigan dnr wildlife biologist Kevin Swanson says the population is up slightly in the UP and dramatically in the northern Lower Peninsula.  As a result, hunters are likely to see more bear permits issued.

Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa wraps up the hour talking about the mild weather this winter.  He says that trend is likely to continue for a while.

Dale Hendershot of the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association ( is up next.  Fur prices are up slightly but Dale says most trappers don’t do it for the money.

Next, I talk with Drew YoungeDyke from mucc.  Drew talks about the upcoming edition of their Michigan Out of Doors Magazine and we discuss the new Michigan Out of Doors Podcast.

Randy Stec from the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereforMIOutdoors) is the final guest of the hour.  Randy updates us on the status of that campaign to educate Michigan’s non hunters and anglers.

Springtime steelheading is the opening topic of discussion of the final hour of this week’s show as I talk with Tim Roller of Whitetail Journey TV.  Tim was a fishing guide on West Michigan rivers for many years and he describes how to use water temp, flow and color to catch fish.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time it’s possum.

I hope you like the show.


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Rundown for the Weekend of 2/11-12

My first guest the week is Michigan dnr Fisheries Chief Jim Dexter.  Jim talks about the Lake Michigan salmon fishery and responds to charges he should be fired for decisions on stocking lake trout.

Then Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews  joins me with details on their March edition.

Hour two kicks of with Blaine Bailer of Jays Sporting Goods.  Blaine is an avid predator hunter and has advice on coyote hunting during the breeding season.

Elyse Walters from the DNR is up next.  She talks about the upcoming free fishing weekend and their weekly fishing reports for anglers.

Dan Davis of Burt Watson Chevrolet wraps up the hour.  Dan has worked at that dealership for more than thirty years and says leasing is the way to go these days.

We’re talking Angler Qwest in the final hour of this week’s show.  Boat designer Brad Dupuie joins me to discuss changes in the boat design for 2017.  He also shares some tips on trolling spoons for open water walleye.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time Dave has an interesting beaver recipe.

Great guests and information this week.  I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for First Weekend in February

We kick off the new month this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio with some interesting guests and topics.

First, MUCC President Tom Heritier talks about the idea of a sandhill crane season in Michigan.  He says there’s growing momentum for such a hunt and thinks it could be a great opportunity for Michigan hunters.

Then Chris Charlton of Auto Interior Decorators talks about the process of installing camouflage Katzkin leather seats in a vehicle.  I put them in my Burt Watson Silverado and love the way they look.


Hour two kicks off with Michigan dnr biologist Brian Mastenbrook.    Brian has details on the latest winter survey of the Michigan elk herd.

Next, Drew YoungeDyke from mucc talks about a plan to sell off federal land.  That proposed legislation has since been withdrawn, but similar bills are still out there.

Tom Beecher from Vanguard wraps up the hour.   Tom describes their new line of hunting scopes and some promotional programs at upcoming outdoor shows in Michigan.

Eric Lafollette from Jays Sporting Goods is featured in the final hour of this week’s show.   Eric  describes how to train your dog to find shed whitetail antlers.  He also talks about the   newest wireless trail cameras and how to use them.

Then we had a nice surprise this week as Wild Game Chef Extraordinaire Dixie Dave Minar stopped by the studio to visit in person and give us an interesting recipe.


I hope you like the show.


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