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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.



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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Radio Show Rundown for this Weekend (4/22)

Scott Szafranski of the Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay is my first guest this week.  Scott says they’re ready for boaters and campers.  He also discusses the perch and walleye fishery on the Bay.

Then, Kenny Slavens of Jays Sporting Goods in Gaylord joins me to talk about what to look for in a ground blind for turkey season.

The hour wraps up with Wendy Scott from the Great Lakes Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau (GoGreat.com).  Wendy talks about the hunting and fishing opportunities in that part of the state.

Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 TV kicks off the second hour of this week’s show.  Mark tells about his recent trips to Lake Erie and the Detroit River for walleye.  He also has advice on how to be more productive while trolling big water.

We’re talking turkey in the next segment with Al Stewart of the Michigan dnr.  Al says the season is off to a good start and reminds us licenses for some areas are still available over the counter.

Jeff Poet kicks off the final hour this week.  First, Jeff wears his Michigan Wildlife Council hat to talk about their “Here for Generations” campaign (HereforMiOutdoors.org).  Then, he switches gears and tells of his family’s store, Jays Sporting Goods.  He describes how they got started and what sets them apart from the big, national outdoor retailers.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for January 14/15

Jeff Poet of Jays Sporting Goods and the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereForMiOutdoors.org) is my first guest.  Jeff talks about the “Here, for Generations” campaign to educated Michigan’s non hunters and anglers about the benefits of hunting and fishing.

Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews is up next.  Tom talks about the upcoming sport show season and their appearance at the Ultimate Fishing show in Novi this weekend.

Hour two features Drew YoungeDyke of mucc.  Drew describes the recent plan approved by the Michigan dnr to sterilize deer in Ann Arbor as a means of controlling the population.

Ed Shaw from the DNR is my next guest.  Ed talks about their outdoor skills academy.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”, Mark Martin (MarkMartins.net) kicks off the final hour of this week’s show.  Mark talks to us from the frozen water of Houghton Lake during one of his “Fishing Vacation Schools”.  Mark says bite there is pretty good.  In fact, you can hear one of his clients catch this nice walleye during our conversation.


We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has an unusual recipe….coyote.

Interesting guests with lots of good information on this week’s show.  I hope you like it.


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Radio Rundown for October 8/9

Jeff Poet of  Jays Sporting Goods is my first guest on this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show.  Jeff talks about the Cabelas buy out by Bass Pro Shops and how that might affect the industry.  He also talks about the history of his store and why they’ve been successful for 45 years.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins me to talk about the upcoming November edition of their magazine.

Hour two kicks off with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor Shop in Bay City, Michigan.  Glenn describe the process of sighting in a deer rifle and talks about why their underground ranges are a great place to get ready for the season.

Monique Ferris of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Monique has details on the Hunter Access Program (michigan.gov/hap).

The hour wraps up with insurance expert Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter Insurance Group talking about protecting our valuable hunting and fishing gear.

Outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith is featured in the final hour of this week’s show.  Richard talks about his successful black bear hunt in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and plans for his upcoming deer hunt.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave has antother great wild game recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for 6/11

Jeff Poet is the kick off guest on this week’s show.  Jeff is the President of Jays Sporting Goods and a member of the Michigan Wildlife Council.  He talks about the campaign to promote hunting and fishing in Michigan, as well as the outdoor retail business.

Then Karen Cleveland of the Michigan dnr talks about the confusion over changes in the plan to control cormorants in the state.

Hour two kicks off with Ted Harpham of Darton Archery.  Ted discusses their bow and crossbow lineup for 2016.

mucc‘s Drew YoungeDyke  is up next with details of their On The Ground (OTG) program to improve habitat for fish and wildlife across the state.

Fishing educator and TV fishing show host Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 is featured in hour number three.  Mark talks about trolling for open water walleye and the process of testing dive curves on popular fishing lures.

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

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

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Rundown for the weekend of January 11th.

My first guest this week is Jeff Poet of Jays Sporting Goods.  Jeff and his crew were recently at the big Archery Trade Association show in Nashville where he found some interesting new products for the shelves at Jay’s.

Next, Chad Merrihew of Security Credit Union (SecurityCU.org) joins me to kick off our new partnership.  Security Credit Union has some innovative programs designed to help hunters and anglers finance their outdoor adventures.

Hour two kicks off with John Southworth of the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association (mtpca.com).  John says interest in trapping is growing and the price for furs has been on the increase.

Adam Bump of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Adam was in charge of coordinating the wolf hunt last month.   He says it was a success even though the quota was not reached.  You can learn more about wolves in Michigan at Michigan.gov/wolves.

The final hour features “Michigan’s Mr. UP”, Dan Donarski.  Dan and I talk about many outdoor related issues, including how the rough winter is affecting upper peninsula whitetails.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef extraordinaire Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave promotes his Helping Hands Sportsman’s Dinner coming up soon and also gives a quick walleye recipe.

Another good show.  I hope you like it.

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Radio for September 10/11

We celebrate the unofficial kick off of the fall hunting season this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First longtime friend Greg Abbas of A Way Outdoors joins me to talk about talking with whitetails. Greg and his dad Fred, developed the popular Bowgrunter deer call many years ago and it’s still very popular today. Greg has some great advice and examples of the types of calls to use throughout the season.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with some last minute promotion of their big Outdoor Weekend in Imlay City.

Hour two features a man I’ve come to respect more each time we talk. Jeff Poet of Jay’s Sporting Goods is my guest. Jay’s is celebrating their fortieth anniversary this weekend and Jeff has some great behind the scenes stories on how the store got started. He also talks about his dad Jay, for whom the store is named, and his passion for the outdoors.

Robert Miller of Michigan Deer Trackn Hounds finishes out the hour. Robert offers a unique service to hunters who are having a hard time recovering their wounded animals. For a fee, Robert will bring one of his tracking dogs out the site of your hunt and put the dog on the last known track. No blood trail is needed, the dogs follow the interdigital scent of the animal. This is a great service that could help recover the trophy of a lifetime. You can reach Robert at (810) 240-4891.

We stay with our Michigan company theme is the final hour of this weekend’s show. Pat McKenna of Ameristep joins me to talk about the history of that company and the products they’re marketing today. Pat’s very excited about their new line of ground blinds and treestands.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar helps me wrap the show up. There’s no recipe this week, instead Dave talks about a Friends of the NRA banquet coming up in a couple of weeks. For details and ticket information you can call Dave at (989) 624-9349.

Another busy fall show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio This Weekend…Jan 8/9

This weekend on Outdoor Magazine Radio….

Tom Huggler of Showspan joins me first to talk about the Ultimate Fishing Show next weekend in Novi. He outlines the speakers, displays and attractions the show has to offer. Tom also discusses his fifty year outdoor writing career and how that business has changed.

In the next hour professional angler Kevin VanDam joins me. KVD is the country’s number one rated angler who has earned almost five million dollars fishing for bass. VanDam has some great advice on fishing for all types of fish.

Tony Hansen of MUCC wraps up the hour. Tony previews the big national archery trade show in Indianapolis.

Jeff Poet of Jay’s Sporting Goods is my next guest. Jeff is president of Jay’s…Michigan’s biggest independent outdoor retailer. Poet talks about the history of the business and how they’ve been successful for forty years. He also describes what his people look for in choosing gear that’s carried in their stores.

The program wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week the chef has a tasty walleye recipe.

Another busy show. I hope you enjoy it.

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