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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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Radio Show Rundown for 11/18

I start out this week’s show talking about the Michigan firearm deer season and why it’s such a big part of our outdoor heritage.

Then, Ted Harpham of Darton Archery has details on their deal to make bows for Martin Archery and he talks about their revolutionary new cam system and bow designs.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews discusses their upcoming December edition.

Hour two kicks off with Tim Roller of Whitetail Journey.  Tim has advice on hunting Michigan’s highly pressured deer during the gun season.

Nick Green from mucc is up next with details of their latest magazine and  some of the issues that group is working on.

Glen Venner of the Lure Lipstick Company leads off the final hour of this week’s show.  Glenn has enjoyed some excellent walleye fishing on the Saginaw River lately.  He has great advice on how to catch fall river walleye.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar is up next.  Dave discuss field prep of your deer and also has a nice venison recipe.

This week’s show wraps up with Michigan dnr Wildlife Chief Russ Mason.  Russ talks about the need for hunters in the CWD zones to shoot more deer and for all Michigan hunters to be on the lookout for the disease.

It’s a busy show this week.  I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for the First Weekend in November

We kick off the new month with a wide range of topics this week.

First. Tom Beecher of Vanguard Outdoors (VanguardWorld.us) has details of a big discount program with Jays Sporting Goods.  You can get twenty percent off all Vanguard products at either Jay’s store if you use my name. “Avery”, at checkout.

Then Suzanne Miller-Allen from Blue Cross Blue Shield (bcbsm.com) talks about their “Novembeard” program.  Hunters can get a free health screening at Jay’s stores on November 8th from 9-2.  DNR personnel will also be there to answer questions.

Trophy musky fishing is the topic in the second hour as I talk with retired DNR fisheries tech and avid angler Don Barnard.  Don says this is the best time of year to target big muskies and he has great advice on finding those fish.

Michigan dnr veterinarian Dr. Kelly Straka is up next.  Kelly has the latest on CWD in Michigan.

In hour three we talk about preserving your outdoor memories with master taxidermist RJ Meyer of The Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio in Allendale.  RJ says a deer doesn’t have to be a record book animal to be worthy of putting on the wall.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  First, he has advice on proper field preparation, then Dave has a very nice barbecue venison rib recipe.

I hope you like the show.

 

 

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Rundown For The Weekend of 10/21

First, Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr has an update on CWD in Michigan, including the latest case in Montcalm County.

Then Jim Hammill from the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereforMiOutdoors.org) joins me to talk about that group and their “Here For Generations”  campaign.

Hour two features professional angler Lance Valentine of  Walleye 101.  Lance is getting ready to head down to Lake Erie to chase big walleye.   He has advice on trolling big water in the late season.

DNR biologist and avid upland bird hunter Al Stewart is up next.  Al has details of an upcoming woodcock symposium.

Pheasant hunting is the topic in the final hour of this week’s show as I talk with Tom Lounsbury.  Tom hasn’t missed an opening day of the Michigan pheasant season in six decades.  He says the birds have changed over the years and has advice on how to hunt them today.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.  As always, Dave has a recipe that sounds great.

I hope you like the show.

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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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Radio Rundown for the First Show in April

We kick off the new month with a fast paced show covering many topics this week.

First, Tod Williams of the Bay Port Fish Company joins me to talk about the proposed changes to Michigan’s commercial fishing laws.  Those changes would allow commercial fishermen to keep an incidental catch of walleye and lake trout.

Then, charter captain Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience announces  a Saginaw Bay walleye fishing trip he’s giving away this summer.

Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation wraps up the hour and explains how to win that fishing trip by stopping by your local Forward convenience store.

Hour two kicks off with Kevin Charron of Jays Sporting Goods.  Kevin talks about the importance of patterning your shotgun for turkey season and has some great advice on choosing the right loads and choke tubes.

Drew YoungeDyke from mucc is up next.  This week Drew explains the importance of continued funding for CWD research.

Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr is my last guest of the hour.  Katie reminds us it’s time  for new hunting and fishing licenses.

Fishing is the topic in hour three of this week’s Outdoor Magazine show as I talk with Brad Smyth of Detroit Outdoor Adventures (iFishDetroit.com).  Brad says the springtime fishing opportunities in SE Michigan are world class.

As always, we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  There’s no recipe this week.  Instead, Dave and I talk about the upcoming Facebook live event at his restaurant on Wednesday, April 5th.  There’s still time to get reservations.  Call 989 624-9349 to reserve a table.

A fast paced show this week filled with great guests and information.  I hope you like it.

 

 

 

 

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Radio Rundown for March 4/5

We kick off the new months with some great guests and interesting topics.

First, Eric Sherwood of Whitetail Select food plot seed joins me.  Eric is an agronomist and hunter who brings an interesting perspective to the food plot business.  He has great advice on starting a plot, where to put it, how big to make it and what seed to use.

Hour two kicks off with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose of  Wildfishing.com. Dave talks about late winter and early spring fishing opportunities in Northern Michigan.

Then, Drew YoungeDyke of mucc talks about their concern over possible changes in the Michigan commercial fishing laws that would allow those fishermen to keep walleye, salmon and trout.  CWD and asian carp are also topics of discussion.

We wrap up the hour with Kurt Ieuter of the Ieuter Insurance Group.  Kurt says it’s important to work with the right insurance company to protect our outdoor gear and equipment.

Guns and shooting are the topic in hour three of this week’s show as I talk with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor Shop in Bay City.  Glenn talks about the demand for guns today, how to maintain them and what to look for when buying a new gun.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave and I talk about the recent wild game dinner and auction by my church, Trinity Monitor, and what it takes to cook for hundreds of people at an event like that.

I hope you like the show.

 

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Show Rundown for the Last Weekend in November

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

First, Tony Demboski of the Upper Peninsula Sportsmens Alliance joins me to talk about issues facing UP hunters.  Tony is especially concerned about the loss of deer yarding areas.

Then Bryan Lowe of the Michigan Buckle (mibuckpole.com) has some cool deer hunting stories based on pictures posted to their website.

Hour two kicks off with master gunsmith Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor shop in Bay City.  Glenn has advice on the best way to store your guns during the off season.

Amy Trotter from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org)  is up next.  Amy talks about their OTG program, plus interesting activity in Lansing and Washington affecting outdoor enthusiasts.

Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr wraps up the hour with an update on CWD and that mule deer found dead along a Michigan roadway.

Our final hour features Tim Roller of the Whitetail Journey TV Show.  Tim talks about hunting deer in the late season and also goes back to his years as a fishing guide to discuss water temperature and how that affects steelhead fishing.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very hearty venison recipe.

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

 

 

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Radio Rundown for September 12/13

This week’s Outdoor Magazine show is filled with great guests and information.

First, outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose (WildFishing.com)  joins me to talk about fall fishing opportunities in northern Michigan.

Tim Dusterwinkle is featured in hour number two.  Tim is the president of the Michigan Bear Hunters Association (mibearhunters.org) He talks about the upcoming bear season and the appeal of running bears with dogs.

Next, the conversation turns to whitetail deer with Chad Stewart of the  Michigan  dnr Chad has an update on the CWD situation and preview of the upcoming season.

Bird hunting is the opening topic of hour number three as I talk with Al Stewart.  Al is the upland game bird specialist for the DNR and an avid bird hunter.  Al talks about fall turkey hunting, as well as grouse and woodcock seasons.

Dixie Dave Minar wraps up this week’s show with a spicy grilled goose breast recipe.

A little fishing this week….and lots of hunting.  I hope you like the show.

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