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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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Mid October Radio Rundown

Jim Felgenauer of the St. Clair Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow (StClairSturgeon.org) is my first guest on this week’s show.  Jim and I talk about our recent sturgeon fishing adventure on the St. Clair River.

Allan Goetz of the Michigan Buck Pole group (MiBuckPole.com) is up next talking about their online virtual buck pole and their philosophy of putting people ahead of deer.

Lt. Jim Gorno of the Michigan dnr joins me in the second hour.  Jim has been a conservation officer for thirty years and has some interesting insight into how the job has changed over the years.  He also has advice on staying safe and legal in the woods this fall.

Drew YoungeDyke of mucc  is up next.  Drew tells the story of his recent successful whitetail hunt in Northern Michigan.

Businessman Mark Griffin wraps up the hour.  Mark talks about a new initiative in Michigan to get the word out about the economic impact of hunting.  Learn more at HuntingWorksforMI.com.

Retired fisheries technician Don Barnard kicks off the final hour.  Don is an avid musky fisherman and says fall is the best time to catch a trophy fish.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week he has another great venison recipe.

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

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Rundown for First Weekend in October

We kick of the month of “Rocktober” with a little slower paced show this week.

First, Master Taxidermist RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio (TrophyRoomMichigan.com) joins me to talk about choosing the right taxidermist for your trophy. By the way, RJ has opened a new studio in West Michigan (Allendale, near Grand Valley State University).

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has a look at the latest edition of their monthly magazine.

Hour two features Greg Abbas of A-Way Hunting.  Greg is an expert whitetail hunter who loves to share his knowledge about targeting trophy bucks.  Greg has great advice on calling deer, as well as using scent to attract them.  We also talk about his invention consulting business.

Fall muskie fishing is the topic in the final hour of this week’s show as I talk with veteran angler and Michigan dnr fisheries technician Don Barnard.   Don says fall is the best time to target the trophy fish because they’re feeding heavily in preparation for winter.

We wrap it all up once again with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has another very nice venison recipe.

A little slower pace this week but lots of great information on this week’s show.  I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown (10/22-23)

Lots of whitetail talk, and some trophy fall musky action this week on Outdoor Magazine radio.

First, Michigan outdoor writer Jerry Lambert Joins me. Jerry has a new book out called Trophy Whitetails and it’s filled with stories about big bucks.

Next, Tim Hart of Q1 Buckpole checks in. This week Tim has some big bucks from the youth season to talk about.

The whitetail theme continues in hour two with one of the country’s most respected experts, John Ozoga. John is a retired research biologist from Michigan’s DNR and he has some interesting thoughts on whitetail behavior and management.

Don Barnard helps us change the conversation over to fall fishing in the final hour. Don is an avid Michigan musky angler and says big muskies are putting the feed bag on now. He has some great advice on how anglers can take advantage of that to put a trophy fish in the boat.

As always, Dixie Dave Minar wraps it up…this time with another tasty venison recipe.

This week’s show is packed with great information and insight. I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio (11/7/09)

This weekend on the show Ed Barton of B and C Kansas Hunts joins me to talk about his deer hunting service in Kansas. Ed runs a good operation in the big buck country of SE Kansas, which is where I’ve hunted several times.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about getting ready for the Michigan deer season.

The second hour kicks off with Don Barnard and some tips for fall musky season. This is a great time to catch a trophy fish and anglers often have the water to themselves.

The hour wraps up with Mark Romanack talking about his hunting and fishing adventures so far this season.

In our final hour we bring in Derrick Poet of Jay’s Sporting Goods. I usually think of Derrick as an archery expert, but he’s very knowledgeable about guns too. Derrick has some advice on the best guns for the Michigan deer season.

As always, we wrap up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar and another tasty recipe.

I hope you enjoy the show.

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