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Rundown for August 19-20

First, Jimmy Gretzinger of Michigan Out of Doors TV joins me to talk about continuing that long running television show and what goes on behind the scenes each week.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has a preview of their big Outdoor Weekend coming up after Labor Day.

Hour two kicks off with fishing guide and outdoor writer Dave Rose (WildFishing.com).  Dave has an on the water report while smallmouth fishing on Grand Traverse Bay.

Next, Bob Ransom (the guy who started Ameristep) talks about his new tree stand company called Primal Treestands.

The final hour features veteran outdoorsman Tom Lounsbury.  Tom talks about getting ready for the hunting season and some of his favorite types of hunting.

Wild Game Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with another great recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for April 6th.

We kick off the month of April with a fast paced and informational show this week.

First Ken Johnston of Ultimate Firearms joins me to talk about his Johnston Muzzleloader. Ken says his rifle is accurate to more than five hundred yards in the right hands, and it’s made right here in Michigan.

Next, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews and I talk about getting ready for turkey season. Tom also discusses the latest edition of their magazine.

Hour number two kicks off with Pat McKenna of the Ameristep Company. Pat has some great info on portable ground blinds for turkey season. We also discuss the recent move that made Ameristep part of the Synergy group and the new line of products that acquisition involves.

Jim Crane of Lumenok company finishes the hour talking about his company’s lighted arrow nocks. Jim also announces a contest where listeners can win a three pack of Lumen Arrows. You can enter at this link.

Walleye fishing on the Detroit River is the topic of our final hour as I talk with Lance Valentine of Walleye 101. Lance says this is the time of year to catch giant fish on that river and has some great advice on how to be most effective.

As always, we wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a nice walleye recipe.

Another buys and informative show. I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for 9/8

It’s another fast paced and informative show this week on Outdoor Magazine.

First, RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio joins me to kick off a new contest. RJ is giving away a whitetail shoulder mount through his new facebook page. To enter, go to his page and hit “like”, then comment “I like the Trophy Room”. You can enter a second time at the Outdoor Magazine facebook page. The contest runs though October 1st.

Next, I draw the winner of this month’s Ameristep Carnivore ground blind.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews. Tom has one last preview of this year’s big Outdoor Weekend.

Jeff Murphy is my first guest in the second hour. Jeff is one of the trackers at Michigan Deer Trackn Hounds. That group was formed to help hunters retrieve fatally wounded game animals by using tracking dogs.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs wraps up the hour. Tony says the Michigan DNR has no plans to change deer bag limits in areas affected by EHD. He also has a reminder about their “75 prizes in 75 days” membership drive.

The final hour of this week’s show features Captain Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge on Saginaw Bay. Doug talks about the history of the lodge, and looks ahead to waterfowl season.

As always Chef Dixie Dave Minar helps me wrap up the show. This week Dave has a very nice salmon recipe.

A solid show this week with lots of good information. I hope you like it.

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Radio Show Rundown for April 14th.

We kick off this week’s show by drawing the winner of this month’s Ameristep Carnivore Blind. Congrats to Tony Burgess of Midwest City Oklahoma.

You can enter next months contest for a blind, and the grand prize of a hog hunt in Florida with Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo, at this link.

Next, Pat McKenna of Ameristep joins me to talk about their new products for springtime turkey hunters. He also has some great advice on how to get started hunting from a ground blind.

The second hour features Glenn Duncan of Duncan’s Outdoor Shop in Bay City, Michigan. Glenn talks about several topics this week, including turkey guns, AR platform rifles and choosing the right handgun.

Next, Keith Stanton of The Sportsman’s Theatre joins me to talk about an event on April 22nd in Ionia, Michigan. Keith will be showing some of the best video highlights from several Michigan outdoor video producers on the big screen in that premiere event.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs wraps up the hour with an update on outdoor related issues from Lansing.

The final hour of this week’s show kicks off with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose . Dave talks about surf fishing and pier angling for Great Lakes salmon, trout and other species. Rose says you can also use those techniques on some inland lakes too.

As always, we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a very nice turkey recipe… perfect for spring.

Another busy and informative show. I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for 2/18

Another fast paced show this week on Outdoor Magazine.

First, Dan Eichinger of the Michigan DNR joins me to talk about the new Youth Mentored Hunting License package. In a nutshell the guidelines say a mentor can take as many kids hunting as they feel comfortable with, but only two weapons can be used by the group. Also, all mentored hunters need to be within reach of the senior hunter at all times. Mentored Youth Hunting Licenses will be available March 1st.

Then, Adam Starr of Showspan with a look ahead at next week’s Outdoorama show in Novi. Sounds like a great show and I plan to be there Saturday the 25th.

Hour number two features Pat McKenna of Michigan based Ameristep. Pat talks about new products for 2012 and announces a contest to give away a Carnivore blind every month this year. The grand prize will be a hog hunting trip in Florida with Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo of Archer’s Choice Media. Those drawings will be held on my Outdoor Magazine radio show and streamed live on the Mike Avery Outdoors USTREAM channel.

Tony Hansen of MUCC wraps up the hour. This week Tony follows up on that mentored youth hunting program that MUCC spearheaded.

The final hour of this week’s show includes a good friend of mine, Tim Roller of Ultimate Outfitters Guide Service. Tim talks about a frustrating experience he had with a trophy buck a couple years ago and looks ahead to the spring steelhead fishing season.

Next, Ted Harpham of Darton Archery joins me to talk about Darton’s appearance at the Deer and Turkey Expo in Lansing. He also reminds me of the contest they’re having to win a new Darton bow or crossbow.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave talks about a fundraising dinner he’s involved in to help local families in need.

A fast paced show filled with lots of great information….I hope you like it.

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Radio for September 10/11

We celebrate the unofficial kick off of the fall hunting season this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First longtime friend Greg Abbas of A Way Outdoors joins me to talk about talking with whitetails. Greg and his dad Fred, developed the popular Bowgrunter deer call many years ago and it’s still very popular today. Greg has some great advice and examples of the types of calls to use throughout the season.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with some last minute promotion of their big Outdoor Weekend in Imlay City.

Hour two features a man I’ve come to respect more each time we talk. Jeff Poet of Jay’s Sporting Goods is my guest. Jay’s is celebrating their fortieth anniversary this weekend and Jeff has some great behind the scenes stories on how the store got started. He also talks about his dad Jay, for whom the store is named, and his passion for the outdoors.

Robert Miller of Michigan Deer Trackn Hounds finishes out the hour. Robert offers a unique service to hunters who are having a hard time recovering their wounded animals. For a fee, Robert will bring one of his tracking dogs out the site of your hunt and put the dog on the last known track. No blood trail is needed, the dogs follow the interdigital scent of the animal. This is a great service that could help recover the trophy of a lifetime. You can reach Robert at (810) 240-4891.

We stay with our Michigan company theme is the final hour of this weekend’s show. Pat McKenna of Ameristep joins me to talk about the history of that company and the products they’re marketing today. Pat’s very excited about their new line of ground blinds and treestands.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar helps me wrap the show up. There’s no recipe this week, instead Dave talks about a Friends of the NRA banquet coming up in a couple of weeks. For details and ticket information you can call Dave at (989) 624-9349.

Another busy fall show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Mag Radio for 4/30-31

The show kicks off with a recap of my successful Michigan turkey season. The weather has been tough for hunters so far this year so I am very thankful for that bird.

Then, Pat McKenna of the Ameristep company joins me. Michigan based Ameristep is one of the country’s premiere ground blind and accessory companies. Pat talks about the benefits of hunting from a ground blind and explains what’s new in their product line up.

Next, Rob Milano talks about the new Outdoor Magazine Radio App and how podcast listeners can use the software to access the Outdoor Magazine feed. He also discusses a new Deer Age Tool App his company has developed to easily age trophy whitetails.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews. Tom talks about his successful turkey season and the new online edition of his magazine.

In the second hour we head north to Quebec with Pierre Smarlack of Northern Outfitters. Ted Harpham of Darton Archery and I will soon be heading there for a spring bear hunt. Pierre describes what that hunt will be like, and the trophy walleye and pike fishing his camp offers.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs wraps this hour up. Tony has an update on Michigan’s Hunter Heritage legislation that would eliminate the state’s minimum hunting age.

In the final hour, walleye tournament angler Mark Gwizdala joins me to talk about top level competitive walleye fishing. He also has some advice on fishing for spring walleye…especially in high water conditions.

Dixie Dave Minar anchors this week’s show with another great wild game recipe. This time it’s a very nice trout recipe.

Another busy show, I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio for New Year’s Weekend

The show kicks off with a look back at the big outdoor stories and issues of 2010, and a look ahead to how those topics might develop in 2011.

Then, Pat McKenna of Ameristep joins me to talk about their new line of products to be unveiled next week at the Archery Trade Show. Pat also tells me about their fish shanties designed for ice anglers.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews. Tom also has some thoughts on the biggest outdoor news of the past year.

Hour two features Keith Huff of the Michigan Bear Hunters Association. Keith tells me about the history of his group and their efforts to protect bears in Michigan. We also talk about coyote hunting with hounds.

Tony Hansen of MUCC finishes out the hour. As always, Tony has some insightful and knowledgeable insight about outdoor issues in Michigan.

Our final hour kicks off with veteran walleye angler Mark Martin. Mark talks about how he got started in the world of professional angling, and has some big water ice fishing tips.

The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a tasty venison recipe for us.

Another busy show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio Show Rundown (9/11-12)

This week’s show kicks off with a young guy from the Grand Rapids area with a real passion for hunting Michigan whitetails. Calvin Beeke, and a group of friends, were frustrated with watching deer hunts from other states where hunters were passing up bucks that would be a trophy to Michigan hunters. As a result, they started a new group called Michigan Whitetail Pursuit. That group is producing a DVD that centers around the history and tradition of deer hunting in the Great Lakes State. I think this is a very refreshing perspective.

In our second hour veteran walleye angler Lance Valentine joins me. Lance is the guy who started the Walleye 101 concept. This time Lance and I talk about fall walleye fishing and how water temperature affects trophy walleye behavior. We also discuss the Saginaw Bay and Lake Erie specifically fisheries specifically.

Next, Tony Hansen of Michigan United Conservation Clubs helps me wrap up the hour. Tony tells me about the latest developments in the move to ban lead sinkers and ammo by the animal rights groups.

The final hour kicks off with Pat McKenna of the Ameristep company. Pat describes the growth in popularity of ground blinds and how his company has designed blinds to appeal to a wide range of hunters. We talk in depth about their new Crossbones crossbow blind.

The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar who has another tasty recipe for us.

Another busy show, I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio for weekend of 7/17

Coming up this weekend on Outdoor Magazine radio….

First, Ted Harpham of Darton Archery joins me. Ted and I discuss the new line of Dartons, including the Pro 3800 and Serpent crossbow. We also talk about the upcoming “Darton Days” at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare, Michigan. Darton will have their shooting trailer at Jay’s Friday evening August 20th and all day Saturday the 21st. This will be a great opportunity to shoot one of the hot new Darton bows I’ve talked so much about.

Then, Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews joins me via cell phone from Las Vegas. Randy is on the floor of the big Icast show where he’s checking out the new tackle and fishing gear for 2011.

Hour number two is a real treat for me this week because I get a chance to talk with a man I have a lot of respect for…Bob Ransom of the Ameristep Company. Bob started that company with just two screw in tree steps and today it’s one of the dominant forces in the ground blind and treestand business. Bob talks to me about the challenges of improving on product designs each year and he also tells me about some of Ameristep’s new products.

The hour wraps up with Tony Hansen of Michigan United Conservation Clubs. As always, Tony has insightful and interesting comments and observations about Michigan’s natural resources and their management.

One of my favorite guests joins me in the final hour of this week’s show. Dave Rose of Wild Fishing Guide Service is always a wealth of information, and this week is no exception. Dave describes how to be most productive in catching fish during these “dog days” of summer.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave makes the long awaited announcement that production of his wild game soups is set to begin in September.

Another busy and informative show….I hope you enjoy it.

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