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Radio Rundown for This Weekend (7/8)

First, Michigan dnr biologist Kevin Swanson joins me to talk about the cougar near Lansing.  Kevin says the DNR is hoping to hear from more Clinton County residents who have seen the animal.  You can report those sightings here mi.gov/eyesinthefield.

Screen Shot 2017-07-06 at 8.17.37 AMThen Scott Szfranski of Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay checks in with a walleye fishing report.


Hour two kicks off with Shawn Nowicki from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (fws.gov).  She talks about the continuing program to battle lampreys in the Great Lakes.  Here’s the schedule for treating Michigan Rivers 

mucc Executive Director Dan Eichinger wraps up the hour.  Dan has details of their recent convention, including talk of Michigan dove and sandhill crane hunts.  He also expresses concern over the recent discovery of asian carp very near Lake Michigan.

In the final hour of this week’s show, I talk with retired Coast Guardsman Joe Marion.  Joe spent his entire lifetime on the water and now works as a charter captain out of Lundington on Rod Master Fishing charters.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This week Dave has another nice fish recipe.

I hope you like the show.



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Radio Rundown for May 14/15

We kick off this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show with charter captain Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience.  Jeff talks about trolling spoons on Saginaw Bay and the challenges of running a new charter boat.

Then Laura Corlew joins the conversation.  Laura won a fishing trip with Captain Godi in a contest through the folks at the Forward Corporation.

Whitetails are the opening topic in hour number two as I talk with biologist Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr.  Chad stresses the importance of leaving fawns alone.  He says there’s never a good reason to pick one up.

Then mucc‘s Drew YoungeDyke checks in with details on proposed legislation that would make it easier for the state to sell public land and limit access for hunting and angling.

Joe Marion kicks off the final hour of this week’s show.  Joe is a charter captain and former coastguardsman who has spent his life on the water.  Joe has great advice to prevent accidents while on the Great Lakes and inland water.

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

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

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Radio Rundown for 11/22

It looks like we’re getting an early start to winter here in Michigan and that’s  a topic of discussion on this week’s Outdoor Magazine Radio Show.

First, I talk with retired Coast Guardsman Joe Marion.  Joe is an expert in cold water rescues and surviving exposure to near freezing water.  He has some great advice for early season ice fisherman.

Next, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has a preview of their December edition.

Hour two kicks off with Lance Valentine of Walleye101.  Lance has great advice for catching big fall walleye (if you can get to them before the water freezes over).

Then Assistant michigan dnr Law Enforcement Chief Dean Molnar joins me to talk about the new group of conservation officers in the field for this fall’s firearm deer season.  He also says there’s another big class scheduled to start early next year.

Muzzleloading season is the topic in hour three as I talk with Dave Hildebrandt of Jays Sporting Goods.  Dave says most of today’s muzzleloaders are extremely accurate and he has great advice for getting started in the sport.

We wrap it up once again with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has a great venison recipe.

Another busy show filled with good guests and information.  I hope you like it.

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Last 2013 Radio Rundown

We wrap up the year with a fast paced show this week.

First,  Tim Checkeroski of Michigan made G5 Outdoors joins me to talk about their new arrow rest.  Tim also hints at some new products to be announced in the next few weeks.

Next, Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter Insurance Group talks about ice fishing and your insurance.  There have been rumors that venturing on the ice with a vehicle voids your policy.  Karl has the definitive answer.

Tim Hart of the Q1 Buckpole is up next with an update of their Michigan big buck contest.

The second hour features noted outdoor writer Dave Rose of Wildfishing.  Dave talks about ice conditions and has some great early season ice angling advice.

Then, Conservation Officer Lt. Skip Hagy of the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about a cougar poaching case in the Upper Peninsula.

Next, Katie Keen from the MIDNR has a reminder about the Pure Michigan Hunt and previews a series of informational vignettes that will air on the Outdoor Magazine radio show.

Retired coast guardsman and ice rescue expert Joe Marion joins me to talk about how to stay safe on the ice.  He also has great suggestions on what to do in a worst case scenario.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with a tasty rabbit recipe.

A fast paced and information show to wrap up 2013.  I hope you like it.



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Rundown for Memorial Weekend

A little slower paced show this week as we celebrate Memorial Day.

The show kicks off with my heartfelt thanks to all those who have served, and to their families.

Then the attention turns to fishing with my first guest Joe Marion. Joe is a retired Coastguardsman and Sheriff Department marine officer, who now spends much of his time fishing salmon off Ludington.

Joe has great advice to stay safe on the big water of the Great Lakes. He also had a couple of weblinks to check out. First, the Ludington Charter Boat Association, and the second for Rodmaster Charter, the fishing boat Joe works on.

In the second hour “Michigan’s Mr. Walleye” joins me. Pro walleye angler Mark Martin has a lifetime of fishing experience, and he loves to share that information. In a rare, hour long conversation, Mark and I shoot the breeze about all things fishing in Michigan. He also previews the big Can/Am tournament coming up in Brimley, MI next week. Mark says you can watch that weigh in live on the AIM Fishing website.

The fishing theme continues in the third hour as I talk with Lake St. Clair musky guide Don Miller. Lake St. Clair is a world class musky fishery, but the techniques used their are different than many other musky waters. Don talks about the finer points of trolling and also where to find the giant fish.

We wrap it up as always with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.

Fewer guests and longer conversations on this week’s show, but plenty of great information. I hope you like it.

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Outdoor Mag Radio (11/26)

We kick off this post Thanksgiving show by checking in with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose of Wild Fishing. Dave has some advice on late season angling in Michigan and looks forward to first ice action.

The second hour features another outdoor writer, but this one an expert hunter. Tom Lounsbury joins me with his thoughts on muzzleloading for deer. Tom has some great advice based on four decades chasing whitetails in Michigan’s Thumb/

Joe Marion is the featured guest in this third hour of this week’s show. Joe is a retired Coast Guardsman and avid angler. He has some very strong thoughts on how to stay safe on the ice, and around near freezing water. One of Joe’s specialties in the service was cold water rescue so he has lots of experience in that area.

We wrap up as always with wild Game Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time he as a very nice venison recipe.

A little slower paced show this week so we have plenty of time to spend with our guests and explore the outdoors during this late fall season.

I hope you can join me.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio (12/19/09)

I’m glad to be back in the studio after missing a week while hunting in Kansas with Ed Barton of B & C Kansas Hunts, and the show starts out with a recap of that hunt. I talk about Pat McKenna’s big eight point and the several bucks I had close encounters with while bowhunting.

Then Bill Pyles of Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters joins me with a wrap up on his season in central Ohio. That part of the Buckeye State has become known as a top whitetail destination, and the bucks coming out of there this season should solidify that reputation.

We wrap up the hour with Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews. Randy tells us what to expect in the January edition of the magazine.

Next, Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 joins me to talk about ice fishing for walleye. He has some great tips on choosing, and using, electronics for hard water fishing.

Then, I’ve been hearing lots of complaints from Upper Peninsula deer hunters about the high number of wolves they saw this season. To illustrate the wolf problem Kevin Hale joined me to talk about his close encounter with the big predators. Kevin had three of his beagles attacked (two of them were killed) by wolves when he was rabbit hunting in October.

The hour concludes with a segment from me talking about sighting in my new Darton Lightning crosbow. I was very impressed with the performance of that weapon. You can hear my comments on the Outdoor Magazine Facebook page.

Our final hour kicks off with Joe Marion. Joe is a retired Coast Guard Chief who spent many years specializing in ice rescues and training. He gives us some great tips to stay safe on the ice this winter.

We wrap up the show, as always, with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week he has a hearty venison dish.

Another busy and informative show….I hope you enjoy it.

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