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Radio Rundown for this weekend (12/9/17)

We start out this week’s Outdoor Magazine show with a conversation about the latest on CWD with Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr.  More cases are being found and Chad says its important hunters continue to submit their deer for sampling through the rest of the season.

Then Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews  talks about that publication and how they got started more than thirty years ago.

Hour two features veteran beagle man Corky Leque.  Corky talks about the appeal of running bunnies with beagles and describes the differences in hunting beagles.

Next, Amy Trotter from mucc has an update on her organization and what they’re doing to protect our natural resources and promote the outdoor lifestyle.

In hour number three I talk with veteran outdoor writer and hunting expert Richard P Smith.  Richard talks about his deer season so far, and deer hunting across the UP this year.

Remember, if you can’t hear the show on your local radio station, you can listen to the podcast.  The show is available on iTunes, the Mike Avery Outdoors website and the facebook page (facebook.com/outdoormagazine) as well.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for December 10/11

First, Bryan Darland of Jays Sporting Goods has great advice on Christmas gift ideas for the hunter and angler on your list.

Then, avid pheasant hunter Ken Dalton with details on a plan to bring back Michigan’s pheasant population.

Hour two kicks off with Corky Legue.  Corky loves to chase rabbits with beagles and has advice on choosing the right dog.

Next, Michigan dnr biologist Chad Stewart talks about the young bull elk that wandered into the southern Michigan CWD zone and was killed over concerns about disease.

The third hour of this week’s show features outdoor writer Richard P Smith.  Richard is downstate on his annual pre-Christmas book tour.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar and another wild game recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Rundown for the 10th Anniversary show on MRN

We celebrate the 10th anniversary of Outdoor Magazine on the Michigan Radio Network this weekend (the show has been around a lot longer than that on a different network and the local level).

First, Richard P Smith joins me to talk about a proposed further reduction in the number of Michigan bear tags.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has a preview of their February edition.

Hour two features veteran beagler Tom Summers (AmericanBeagler.com).  Tom has great advice on running rabbits and choosing the right puppy.

Al Stewart of the Michigan dnr wraps up the hour with a reminder about the deadline to apply for a Michigan springtime turkey license.

We switch gears and talk ice fishing in hour three.  Mark Romanack of Fishing411.  Mark tells of an upcoming adventure for brook trout in the frozen lakes of Ontario and has advice for Saginaw River walleye anglers.

The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week there’s no recipe though as we talk about upcoming wild game dinners.  Here’s the flyer for the St. Martin dinner coming up next weekend.

Wild Game Dinner 2015 Poster


I appreciate your support of Outdoor Magazine Radio over the years and hope you like this weekend’s show.

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Radio Rundown for 2/1/14

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

First, “Michigan’s Meteorologist” Mark Torregrossa joins me to talk about what else….the weather.  Mark told me last fall it was going to be a cold, snowy winter.  Now he says don’t look for an early spring this year.  You can read Mark’s forecasts online at MLive.com/weather.  His website is FarmerWeather.com.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews.com wraps up the hour with a look at topics of interest in the outdoor news.

“Beagles and Bunnies” is the main topic of hour number two as I talk with veteran hunter and beagle man Corky Legue.  Corky grew up hunting rabbits with beagles and he has great advice on that Michigan outdoor tradition.

The topic turns more serious with our next guest.  Drew YoungeDyke of mucc and Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management (CitizensWildlife.com) discusses the progress on the petition to fight anti hunters in Michigan.  He also reminds us exactly what that drive is intended to do.

We head out on the ice for hour number three as I talk with Jim Felgenauer.  Jim is a veteran ice angler who loves to fish for Lake St. Clair perch.  He also has a passion for spearing yellow bellies….something you can only do on Lake St. Clair.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave’s feeling better after a heart attack three weeks ago and he has a hearty rabbit recipe for us.

A busy show filled with great guests and interesting topics.  Seems like a good way to kick off a new month……

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Rundown for December 1st

We kick off a new month this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio with some great guests and lots of outdoor information.

First, Gus Congemi of Live the Wildlife TV joins me to talk about a world record grizzly he shot with his Darton bow. I also give Gus some grief about appearing on the cover of the new Darton 2013 catalog.

Next, Tim Hart of Q1 Buckpole joins me with a look at some recent entries in that contest.

The second hour features outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose of Wildfishing. Dave has great insight into late fall angling action and the transition into the ice fishing season.

The hour wraps up with some Christmas gift suggestions for the hunter and angler on your list….and they’re all from Michigan companies.

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The show continues with a look at a Michigan hunting tradition, rabbit hunting with beagles. Veteran rabbit hunter and beagle breeder Corky Legue talks about the appeal of that sport and how to keep the tradition alive.

We wrap it all up once again with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave has a very nice venison recipe.

A busy show to kick off a busy month. I hope you like it.

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Radio for weekend of 12/10

A diverse and fast paced show this week on Outdoor Magazine radio.

I start out talking about my last Outdoor Magazine television show. That show includes video dating back to the late eighties and it was very interesting for me to look back on that part of my career.

Next, Jim Wale of JW Kennels has some great advice on rabbit hunting with beagles.

Then Mark Romanack of the Fishing 411 show talks about why early season ice fishing for perch and panfish can be so productive. He has some great information on locations, gear and techniques for catching more fish.

Also, a very interesting conversation with Michigan Conservation officer John Borkovich. John has details on finding a group of illegal aliens from Mexico involved in an alleged poaching incident in St. Clair County. That bust turned up several illegal guns, and resulted in 29 charges against 5 men.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs wraps up the second hour with a look back at the firearm deer season. He says there are lots of unhappy hunters in Michigan this year and stresses the importance of filling out the DNR hunter survey.

Bowhunting for late season whitetails is the subject in our final hour with Tim Roller of the Wild Addiction TV Show. Tim says hunting can be very tough this time of year and hunters need to capitalize on the primary instinct of whitetails in the late season….their stomach.

We wrap up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. Dave and I discuss our working relationship going back to the early days of Outdoor Magazine. He also reminds us gift certificates to his restaurant are a great Christmas gift idea.

A fast paced show this week filled with lots of great information and tips. I hope you enjoy it.

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