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Guest Rundown for the First Weekend in August

We kick off the new month with some great guests and information this week on the Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First, Dale Borske of the Michigan Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (ducks.org/michigan) talks about the 80th anniversary of that group and what they’re doing for wetlands habitat.

Then Glen Venner of the Lure Lipstick company describes how his product uses pheromones to attract fish.

Hour two kicks off with Capt. Paul Schlafley of Riverside Charters in Manistee.  Paul says the fishing for big king salmon has been surprisingly good this season.

Next, Josh Pawlak from Vanguard Outdoors talks about a contest that company is having to give two kids a whitetail hunt in Michigan’s UP this fall.

Lt. Steve Burton from the Michigan dnr wraps up the hour.  Steve has details on the requirements to be a Conservation Officer.

Fishing is the topic in hour number three as I talk with Mark Romanack from Fishing 411 TV.  Mark describes his recent adventures to Stannard Rock in Lake Superior and a steelhead fishing trip to Lake Erie.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Rundown for the Last Weekend in July

We wrap up the month with some great guests and information this week on Outdoor Magazine.

First, master taxidermist RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy studio in Allendale joins me.  RJ has great advice on preserving the memories of your Great Lakes fishing trips.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews says they’re rapidly filling up on vendor space for the upcoming Outdoor Weekend in September.

Hour two kicks off with Eric Lafollette of Jays Sporting Goods.  Eric is the manager of the archery department in Jay’s Clare store and he says it’s time to start getting ready for the season.

Next, Lt. Steve Burton from the Michigan dnr talks about the current class of recruits training to be conservation officers.

Carol Rose of the Michigan Wildlife Council wraps up the hour.  She has an update on the “Here For Generations” campaign (hereformioutdoors.org).

Veteran Great Lakes charter captain Ed Rutherford of Trout Scout Charters in Alpena is featured in the final hour of this week’s show.  Ed has been a fishing guide and charter captain for almost fifty years and has plenty of stories to tell about his time on the water.

We wrap it up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time it’s an interesting catfish recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Rundown For Opening Weekend

First, we find out what the weather will be like for this firearm deer season with Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa (FarmerWeather.com).  Mark also looks ahead to the winter and has some thoughts on what we can expect.

Then, Bryan Lowe of the Michigan Buck Pole talks about their online buck pole (MiBuckPole.com) and tells us how to post pictures there.

Hour two features one of the country’s top whitetail experts…John Ozoga.  John is a retired wildlife biologist from the Michigan dnr.  He has some very interesting comments about the UP deer herd and what can be done to improve the hunting there.

Drew YoungeDyke of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) is up next.  Drew talks about the importance of deer hunting in our state.

We wrap up the hour talking with Dennis Pace.  Dennis is a special curator of the Webster Marble display at the state museum.  Marble is called the “UP’s Greatest Inventor” and was responsible for creating the Marble Knife Company.  Details at Michigan.gov/museum.

Hour three kicks off with Assistant DNR Law Enforcement Chief Dean Molnar.  Dean has advice for hunters on staying safe and legal during this firearm deer season.  He also talks about how the job of a Conservation Officer has changed over the years.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for November 30th.

We kick off the show with Jeff Powell.  Jeff was the second hunter to shoot a wolf in the Michigan hunt.  You can keep track of the harvest at Michigan.gov/wolves.

Then Tim Hart of Q1 Buckpole joins me with an update on this years online contest.  Tim has the story of one very big southern Michigan buck recently entered.

The second hour features “Michigan’s Mr. Walleye”, Mark Martin.  Mark has great advice on fishing the late season and he looks forward to the ice fishing season.  He also previews his upcoming Vacation Ice Fishing Schools (Fishing Vacation School).

Michigan Conservation Officer Scott Brown wraps up the hour with advice on staying legal during the late hunting season.

Veteran outdoor writer and hunting expert Tom Lounsbury joins me in hour number three.  Tom talks about the December pheasant season and the upcoming rabbit season.  You can learn more about Tom, and hear his radio show, at http://thumbnet.net/lounsbury.php.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave’s in  a deer blind this week, so he doesn’t have a recipe.  Instead, we talk about an upcoming event in Lansing with some state legislators.

Great guests and information on this week’s show.  I hope you like it.


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Radio Rundown for 11/3

We kick off the month of November with an interesting story from a central Michigan bowhunter. Brian Curtis says he say a black panther that lunged at him from a tree. Brian tells his story and says others have seen the big cat too.

Then, tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins me with a a look at their November edition and a report of how the WNW staff is doing so far this deer season.

Hour two features Glenn Duncan of Duncan’s Outdoor Shop in Bay City, Michigan. Glenn talks about deer guns and sighting in before the season.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs wraps the hour up by checking in from Lansing with a look at how the election might affect wildlife and conservation issues.

In the final hour of this week’s show, Michigan Conservation Officer Tony Soave checks in to answer some common questions and provide advice on staying legal in the field.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave continues his talk on field prep for wild game.

Another busy show as we get ready for the Michigan firearm deer season. I hope you like it.

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This Week’s Radio Show (9/18-19)

The fall hunting seasons have kicked off in Michigan and that’s the topic of conversation on this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First, Conservation Officer Sgt. Tony Sovee of the Michigan DNRE joins me to talk about staying on the right side of the law this hunting season.

Then, Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with a look back on their big outdoor weekend in Imlay City.

In the second hour with veteran outdoor writer and photographer Richard P. Smith joins me. Richard talks about the Michigan bear season and looks forward to deer hunting.

Our final hour continues with a whitetail theme as John Eberhart is my guest. In my opinion, John is one of Michigan’s best deer hunters and has learned how to hunt pressured whitetails. He shares some of that knowledge during his conversation.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. Dave brings us up to speed on the status of his soups and has a quick recipe as well.

Another busy show. I hope you enjoy it.

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