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Rundown for October 7/8

The topic of “automatic knives”, also known as “switchblades” is up first on this week’s show.  Those knives will soon be legal in Michigan and Bill Hahn of Jays Sporting Goods says there’s a lot of interest in them.

Then, Bob Ransom of Primal Treestands joins me to talk about that company and their products.

Hour two features UP hunting guide Dean Hulce.  Dean owns the Wilson Creek Hunt Club and has guided hunters across North America.  We talk about the UP whitetail herd and how Michigan deer hunting has changed over the years.

Next, John Darling from the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about hunting our state’s managed waterfowl areas.

Guns are the topic in hour number three this week as I talk with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor  Shop in Bay City.   Glenn describes the process of sighting in a rifle and the importance of using the right ammunition.  He also talks about some of the more popular rifle cartridges today.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time with a very nice venison recipe.

I hope you like the show.


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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 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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