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This Week on Outdoor Magazine Radio

Retired DNR biologist and Michigan Wildlife Council member Jim Hammill is my first guest.  Jim talks about the “Here for Generations” campaign (hereformioutdoors.org) and the status of wolves in the UP today.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews takes a look ahead to their April edition.

Hour two kicks off with outdoor writer Brian Miller.  Brian has great advice on bowhunting for turkeys and walleye fishing on the Maumee River.

Holly Vaughn of the Michigan dnr is up next with details on Michigan’s Wetland Wonders and why those areas are a great place to watch migrating birds in the springtime.

Michigan based Off Shore Tackle is featured in the final hour of this week’s Outdoor Magazine show as I talk with “Chairman of the Boards”, Bruce DeShano.  Bruce describes how the company got started and the evolution of their products over the years.

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

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

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Radio Rundown for First Weekend of Summer

We kick off the official summer season with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose of Wildfishing.com.  Dave talks about the hex hatch and how that affects summertime fishing.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has a preview of their July edition and a look ahead to the big Outdoor Weekend in September.

Hour two features Corporal Steve Huff of the Michigan dnr.   Steve works closely with aquatic invasive species and he outlines the plan of action if future species are discovered.  You can learn more at this website… Michigan.gov/invasives.

Drew YoungeDyke of mucc.org is up next.  Drew talks about the resolutions passed at their recent convention.

The “Chairman of the Boards” joins me in hour three…Bruce DeShano of OffShoreTackle.  Bruce talks about the history of that Michigan based company and how they bring new products to the market.  He also has some tips for trolling shallow water walleye in weedbeds.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has another nice fish recipe.

Great guests and information this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.  I hope you like the show.

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Father’s Day Weekend Show Rundown

We kick off this week’s show talking with Paul Jankens of DiamondBuck Blinds.  That Michigan company is growing fast and Paul tells us why his blinds are so popular.

Then, Karen Cleveland of the Michigan dnr joins me to verify there are indeed pelicans in Michigan….but not the same birds we see down south.

Hour two kicks off with Ron St. Louis of Northern Wilderness Bear Outfitters.  Ron is a bear hunting guide in White River Ontario and describes what it’s like to hunt bears north of the border.

Christine Becher from the DNR is up next.  She has an update on the status of peregrine falcons in our state.

The third hour features Bruce DeShano of Off Shore Tackle.  Bruce describes how the fishing industry has changed since he started Off Shore 35 years ago.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  There’s no recipe this week as Dave and I discuss his upcoming hip surgery.

Lots of great guests and information this week.  I hope you like the show.

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Show Rundown for February 7/8

It’s a little slower pace this week on the Outdoor Magazine Radio Show.

In the first hour I talk with Bruce DeShano of Michigan’s Offshore Tackle.  Bruce was recently honored with a lifetime membership into the NPAA (National Professional Anglers Association) for his work in promoting fishing and the development of fishing gear and techniques.

The “Sturgeon General”, Brenda Archambo,  (Sturgeon for Tomorrow) wraps up the hour talking about the sturgeon spearing season and the Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree this weekend.

Hour two features veteran hunter Nick Ostroski.  Nick has more experience hunting wild boars in Michigan than anyone I know.  He has some great advice on how to find, and hunt, that invasive species.  Nick also tells the story of his successful wolf hunt a couple of years ago.

Shed hunting is the topic in hour three as I talk with Mark Miller of the North American Shed Hunters Club (ShedAntlers.org).  Mark says the search for dropped whitetail antlers is a great way to enjoy the outdoors this time of year and stay in touch with the local deer herd.

Not a lot of guests this week, but lots of great information.  I hope you like the show.

 

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Radio Rundown for Last Weekend in June

We kick off this week’s show with the “Chairman of the Boards”, Bruce DeShano of Offshore Tackle.  Offshore has pioneered much of the trolling gear and techniques used by anglers over the last thirty five years.

Then Larry Amy of Monroe Ammo joins me to talk about his Michigan based ammunition manufacturing company.  He also announces a contest to give away three boxes of handgun ammo when the Outdoor Magazine Facebook page hits 28,000 likes.  To enter, you have to like the Monroe Ammo Facebook page (facebook.com/monroeammo).

The second hour features Mike Collins of Bohning Archery.  Bohning has been a leader in the archery industry for more than sixty five years and they continue to develop great products today.

Drew YoungeDyke of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) is up next.  Drew says the departure of their Executive Director will not have a negative effect on the organization.

Lake Superior lake trout fishing  is the topic of our final hour as I talk with charter captain Dave Kimar of Kimars Charters.  Dave is a veteran angler on the famous Stannard Rock and has some great advice for fishing that offshore reef.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice lake trout recipe.

Another show filled with great guests and information.  I hope you like it.

 

 

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Show Rundown for April 13/14

Another busy show this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio as we get ready for springtime hunting and fishing seasons.

First, Scott Szafranski of Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay joins me to talk about water levels, boat launch improvements and trolling for early season walleye.

Then Lake St. Clair Musky guide Don Miller of Millers Sportfishing talks about Michigan’s new musky fishing regulations. He says those new rules should have little impact on Lake St. Clair anglers.

The second hour features “Chairman of the Boards”, Bruce DeShano of Offshore Tackle. Bruce talks about the history of his company and describes some of their new trolling products.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs wraps up the hour with more wolf conversation. Tony says the Michigan Natural Resources Commission has outlined guidelines for a proposed Michigan wolf hunt.

Contributor Richard P. Smith is featured on the final hour of this week’s show. Richard and I discuss many topics, including his contention the antler point restriction survey in Michigan’s NW lower peninsula was biased to generate a positive response.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave has a tasty trout recipe.

Another informational, and maybe even controversial show, I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for first weekend in May

Lots of great news and information on this week’s show.

First I talk my turkey season so far. When we recorded the show I had not connected on a bird yet, but the next morning I shot this nice Michigan gobbler.

Then Bruce DeShano of Offshore Tackle joins me to talk about his company and how their products have changed trolling over the years.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods n Waternews. Tom tells me he’s struggling this turkey season and hasn’t seen a lot of birds yet.

The second hour features Dave Engel of Best Chance Too Charters. The guys on Best Chance are some of the most respected, and successful charter anglers and tournament fishing on the Great Lakes. Dave shares some tips during our conversation.

Tony Hansen of MUCC is up next. Tony talks about a summer camp designed to get kids involved in the outdoors. He also has reaction to the uproar over the wild pig issue in Michigan.

Turkeys are the topic of the final hour as DNR biologist and avid hunter Al Stewart joins me. Al has the story of how turkeys were re-introduced to Michigan and he has some great tips for hunting the late season.

The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a very nice walleye recipe.

Another good show, I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Mag Radio for Memorial Weekend

An interesting show this weekend on Outdoor Magazine.

First Michigan DNR wildlife biologist Brent Rudolph joins me to talk more about the likely move by the NRC to lift the baiting ban. Here’s an excerpt from that conversation…

Then, Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews is my guest as we talk about wrapping up the spring turkey season and the June edition of his magazine.

The second hour sees Bruce DeShano of Offshore Tackle on the phone line. Bruce and I discuss the history of his company and the products they’ve developed over the years. Bruce is very honest in our conversation and even tells me about the biggest mistake he’s made in running Offshore.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs is up next. Tony give me his take on the baiting issue.

The third hour features Michigan’s “Mr. U.P.”, Dan Donarski. Dan is an expert hunter and angler as well as a respected outdoor writer. Dan also has some thoughts on the baiting issue, as well woodcock numbers and gear restrictions on Michigan trout streams.

The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave has a very nice walleye recipe.

Another interesting show, I hope you enjoy it.

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