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Radio Rundown for this Weekend (12/16)

Now that ice fishing season is here, we kick off this week’s show with advice on staying safe from retired Coast Guardsman Joe Marion.  Joe is also an avid ice angler and has some great suggestions for preventing an accident on the ice.

Then Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter  Insurance Group dispels the rumor that your vehicle isn’t covered while on the ice.

We continue the ice fishing theme in hour two as I talk with Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 TV.  Mark has some great advice for targeting panfish and other species on first ice.

Next, Brian Mastenbrook of the Michigan dnr has an update on the December elk hunt.   He says the department uses the hunt as a management tool to control the elk population, but for a lucky group of hunters, it can be the hunt of a lifetime.

The hour wraps up with Ed Roy of the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereForMiOutdoors.org).  Ed has an update on the “Here for Generations” campaign to promote hunting and fishing in Michigan.

Coyote hunting is the topic in the final hour of this weeks show as I talk with Blaine Bailer of Jays Sporting Goods.  Blaine is a veteran predator hunter and has great advice on getting started.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown to Kick Off December

First, Ted Harpham of Darton Archery joins me to unveil their 2018 lineup of bows and crossbows.

Then, Joe Grillo from Michigan Brand meats talks about their “Ham for the Holidays” program where we’ll give away a ham each week on my “Wednesday Night Live” segments.

Plus Mitch Mountney from Michigan Buck Pole talks about how the deer season is going so far.

Hour two kicks off with Dave Hildebrand from Jays Sporting Goods.  Dave is an expert when it comes to muzzleloaders and has great advice.

Then Michigan dnr‘s Caleb Putnam talks about wintertime birding and the big Christmas bird count.  We also discuss the large number of snowy owls and eagles in Michigan.

Predator hunting is the topic in hour three as I talk with Paul Cianciolo from Predator Hunter Outdoors.  Paul has great advice on coyote and fox hunting, especially after dark.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for the last Weekend in November

First, Michigan deer hunter John Wardynski tells the amazing story of how a black bear stole John’s buck…and he has the video to prove it.

Then Brad Smyth of Detroit Outdoor Adventures (iFishDetroit.com) talks about the late fall fishing opportunities in Southern Michigan.

Hour two kicks off with Jason Blitchok of the Michigan Darkhouse Angling Association.  Jason describes the time honored tradition of pike spearing and how to get started.

Bryan Darland from Jays Sporting Goods is up next.  Bryan is the manager of Jay’s Clare store and he has some great suggestions for the outdoor enthusiast on your Christmas list.

Fishing is the opening topic of discussion on hour three this week as I talk with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose (WildFishing.com).  Dave talks about the great fall fishing to be had across the state right now, and looks forward to ice fishing season.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps the show up, this time with another great venison recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for the Last Weekend in October

This week’s show kicks off with a discussion about guns with Jeania Canel of Jays Sporting Goods.  Jeania is the manager of the gun department in their Clare store and she says hunters have a great deal of choices these days.

Then Allan Goetz from the Michigan Buck Pole (MiBuckPole.com) joins me to talk about some of the animals submitted to their online buck pole.

Hour two features a conversation with Michigan outdoor writer turned big game hunting guide, Denny Geurink (dgoa.com).  Denny started hunting in Russia almost thirty years ago.  These days his hunters take more trophy brown bears than any other outfitter in the world.

Nick Green from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) wraps up the hour.  Nick describes the role of MUCC and talks about some of the projects their working on.

Charter Captain and fishing guide Lance Keene of Trout Scout charters joins me in the final hour of this week’s show.  We talk to Lance while he’s on the Big Manistee River fishing for steelhead.  In fact, one of his customers caught a nice fish during the conversation.

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We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has a very nice pheasant recipe.  I hope you like the show.

 

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Rundown for October 7/8

The topic of “automatic knives”, also known as “switchblades” is up first on this week’s show.  Those knives will soon be legal in Michigan and Bill Hahn of Jays Sporting Goods says there’s a lot of interest in them.

Then, Bob Ransom of Primal Treestands joins me to talk about that company and their products.

Hour two features UP hunting guide Dean Hulce.  Dean owns the Wilson Creek Hunt Club and has guided hunters across North America.  We talk about the UP whitetail herd and how Michigan deer hunting has changed over the years.

Next, John Darling from the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about hunting our state’s managed waterfowl areas.

Guns are the topic in hour number three this week as I talk with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor  Shop in Bay City.   Glenn describes the process of sighting in a rifle and the importance of using the right ammunition.  He also talks about some of the more popular rifle cartridges today.

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

I hope you like the show.

 

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Radio Rundown to Kick Off October

Allan Goetz from the Michigan Buck Pole is my first guest this week.  Allan describes how their “online buck pole” started and talks about their impressive growth.

Then Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation  joins me to talk about another giveaway.  This time it’s a hunting blind from Slayer Blinds.

Speaking of Slayer Outdoor Products, Rob Trowbridge from that Michigan based company  wraps up the hour with details on their products.

Hour two kicks off with Mike Horswill of Jays Sporting Goods.  Mike is an expert meat processor and has great advice on field dressing, butchering and processing your deer.

Amy Trotter from mucc is up next.  Amy talks about their recent Great Lakes Day at the state capitol.  She also has updates on the Lake Erie algae bloom, aquaculture and asian carp.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”,  Mark Martin is featured in hour three this week.  Mark has great advice  about fishing the fall and has a preview of his upcoming Fishing Vacation Schools.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time he has a very nice venison recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for 9/9

First, Rob Miller talks about using dogs to recover deer.  Rob was one of the first trackers in Michigan and says dogs can find many whitetails that hunters have given up on.  You can learn more on his Facebook page….facebook.com/syprisandsargentdeertracking.

Then, Chad Merrihew of Security Credit Union  has details on their “Outdoor Adventure” card to finance all aspects of your next Outdoor Adventure.

Hour two kicks off with Chad Stearns of Jays Sporting Goods.  Chad recently returned from a dall sheep hunt in the mountains of Alaska.  He tells the story of that hunt, including when he was charged by a sow grizzly.

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Then, Holly Vaughn of the Michigan dnr talks about new regulations facing waterfowl hunters this season.

Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter  Insurance Group wraps up the hour with great advice on protecting our expensive hunting and fishing gear.

Tim Roller of Whitetail Journey is featured in our final hour this week.  Tim talks about fall  fishing and chasing trophy whitetails.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with another great wild game recipe.

I hope you like the show.

 

 

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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for this Weekend

I start out by telling my story of a close encounter with a brown colored black bear while hunting in Ontario with Ron St. Louis of Northern Wilderness Bear Outfitters.

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Then Paul Phillips of the US Rifle Team joins me to talk about extreme long range shooting at distances of more than a mile.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews talking about their upcoming Outdoor Weekend.

Jeff Poet of Jays Sporting Goods kicks off the second hour of this week’s show.  Jeff describes  the world of outdoor retailing today.  He then switches hats to talk about the Michigan Wildlife Council and their “Here for Generations” campaign (HereforMiOutdoors.org).

Professor Patty Janes from Grand Valley State University is up next.  She describes their “Michigan Cares for Tourism” program and how folks can get involved.

Hunting dogs are the topic of hour three this week.  Mike Thorman of the Michigan Hunting Dog Federation (facebook.com/theMHDF).  He talks about the negative attitudes toward hunters who run coyotes and bears with dogs

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week, the chef has a very nice fish 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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Radio Rundown for July 22nd.

First, Eric Sherwood of Michigan based Whitetail Select Seed talks about planting late summer food plots.  He says August is a great time for that and describes the process and how to get the best results.

Then, Nick Grillo of Michigan Brand Meats announces the opening of their online store and talks about a new recipe in the works for their jerky.

Hour two kicks off with Brad Smyth of Detroit Outdoor Adventures fishing charters (iFishDetroit.com).  Brad talks about the tremendous fishery on Lake St. Clair.

Next Nick Green, mucc‘s new Public Information Officer joins me.  Nick describes his background of hunting and fishing in Northern Michigan, as well as his plans to update the Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine.

The hour wraps up with Bryan Darland from Jays Sporting Goods.  Bryan was at the big ICAST show in Florida and he talks about the new fishing gear unveiled there.

Hour three features Jerry Wydner of the Hunter Safety System company.  HSS was the first company to come out with an easy to use, full body safety harness.  Over the years their products have continued to improve and evolve.  This year, they now offer scent control in some of their harnesses.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has an interesting sheephead recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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