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Rundown for the Last Weekend in April

My first guest this week is a guy I called “the most interesting man in Michigan”.  His name is Bill Hoffman (WCHoffman.com) and he’s a writer, podcaster and avid turkey hunter (among other things).  Bill talks about the world of outdoor podcaster and has some advice for Michigan turkey hunters who need more action than our state can provide.

Then, Michigan dnr Law Division Corporal Dave Painter joins me to talk about the practice of  turkey “reaping”, also known as “fanning”.  There’s been a lot of confusion in Michigan about whether it’s legal.  Officer Painter has the official word from Lansing.

Hour two kicks off with Steve Winters of the Bowfishing Association of Michigan (BowFishBam.com).  Steve talks about the popularity of bow fishing and has details on some upcoming tournaments.

Amy Trotter from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) is up next.  Amy talks about proposed legislation that would make it tougher to bring in deer carcasses harvested in other states to help prevent the spread of CWD.

The final hour features Tim Roller of Tim Rollers Outdoor Journey.  In honor of the opening weekend of trout season we’re talking fly fishing in Michigan.  We also talk turkey hunting and walleye fishing as well.

As usual, we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave has another turkey recipe this week.

I hope you like the show.


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Show Rundown for April 25/26

First, veteran trout angler Tim Roller talks about the Michigan trout opener.  Tim says the water is cold and high in many streams, but that’s not unusual for this time of year.  He has great advice on using live bait, spinners and flies for stream trout.

The second hour kicks off with Pierre Smarlack of Northern Outfitters near V’al-d’or Quebec.  Pierre talks about the great bear and moose hunting his company offers, plus some great fishing as well.

Pure Michigan Hunt winner Mike DeLorenzo is up next.  Mike talks about the great prizes he won (along with two other Michigan hunters) as well as the various hunting licenses that are part of his prize.  You can enter next year’s Pure Michigan Hunt for just $5.  Multiple entries are allowed.

Bowfishing  is the topic in our final hour as I talk with Tony Lauer.  Tony is a veteran bow fisherman and has some great advice on getting started in the fast growing sport.



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

Once again this show is filled with lots of great guests and information.  I hope you like it.

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Show Rundown for Mother’s Day Weekend

My first guest for this edition of the Outdoor Magazine show is Brad Dupuie of apex marine.  Brad and I discuss their new Angler Qwest boat and the challenges involved in convincing anglers a pontoon can be an effective big water trolling rig.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins me with the story of his successful turkey hunt.

Hour two features Steve Winters of the Michigan Bowfishing Association (BowfishBAM).  Steve talks about the appeal of that rapidly growing sport and the gear needed to get involved.

Barb Avers of the Michigan dnr is up next.  May is national wetlands month and Barb says marshes and wetlands are very important to a healthy ecosystem.   You can learn more at Michigan.gov/mwl.

Outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith kicks off hour number three.  Richard has great advice for hunters applying for a Michigan bear tag.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week the chef has a very nice wild turkey recipe.

Great guest with lots of good information.  I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for First Weekend in July

A little slower paced show this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio filled with lots of great information from interesting guests.

First, Todd Bromley of Crossbow Magazine  joins me  to talk about the rapid increase in acceptance of crossbows across the Country.  We also talk about a new crossbow podcast that will be online in August.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews finishes out the first hour with a preview of the August edition of their magazine.

Bowfishing Charter Captain Scott Hodges of Bullseye Bowfishing joins me in hour number two.  Scott is one one a very small number of Michigan captains who offer bowfishing as an option and he has some great stories from his West Michigan outings.

MUCC‘s Kent Wood is up next with an update on Humane Society of the United States and their relentless quest to stop a Michigan wolf hunt.

Muzzleloading icon Ken Johnston of Johnston Muzzleloaders (UltimateFirearms) joins me in the final hour.  Ken’s guns are regarded as one of the best muzzleloaders in the wold…and they’re made right here in Michigan.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave and I started talking about his Michigan bear tag and ran out of time for a recipe.

A great show with great guests.  I hope you like it.

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Rundown for Father’s Day Weekend

First, the story of my Quebec bear hunting adventure at Northern Outfitters. It was a great trip and all the hunters in our group were successful, including Ted Harpham of Darton Archery.

Then Dave Thomas of Bowhunter Planet joins me to talk about the longest shot ever documented with a crossbow. Here’s that video.

Next, I draw the winner of this month’s Ameristep Carnivore ground blind giveaway. Congrats to Jean Spieles of Berkeley Springs, WV. You can enter next months drawing here.

The hour wraps up with Nels Larsen of the Walleye for Warrior event this weekend on Saginaw Bay.

Bowfishing guide Scott Hodges kicks off the second hour. Scott is the owner of Bullseye Bowfishing and has some great advice on bowfishing West Michigan lakes after dark.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs brings the hour to a close. Tony has the latest outdoor news and information out of Lansing and the DNR.

Airguns are the topic of our final hour as Joe Syring of Crosman joins me. Joe says this new generation of guns offer much better performance than the old spring loaded BB guns. He also has some advice on what caliber gun is best for most shooters.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a tasty bear chili in honor of my successful Quebec bear hunt.

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

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