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Rundown for April 8/9

We kick off this weekend’s Outdoor Magazine Radio show talking turkey with Greg Abbas of A-way Outdoors.  Greg is a veteran turkey guide and turkey calling champion…and a wealth of knowledge and information.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews is up next.  We talk about the history of their magazine and look forward to turkey season.

Hour two features Dan Jordan of Team Anglerfish.  We talk about early season fishing for coho in southern Lake Michigan and trolling shallow water for springtime browns.  Dan also describes his experience running an Angler Qwest on Lake Michigan.

Lt. Jennifer Wolf of the Michigan dnr wraps up the hour.  She says the state’s RAP (Report All Poaching) line can now accept text messages.  That number is 800 292-7800.

Veteran outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith is my guest in hour three.  We talk about Michigan bear and moose numbers…and mandatory antler point restrictions.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up once again.  This time Dave has a very nice turkey recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for July 4th Weekend

We kick off this week’s show talking about bear permits in Michigan.  For hunters who didn’t get one I talk with Ron St. Louis of Northern Wilderness Bear Outfitters in White River, Ontario.  Michigan hunters can drive there and buy a tag over the counter.

Hour two kicks off with Paul Schafley of Riverside Charters in Manistee.  Paul talks about the fishing on Lake Michigan so far this summer and the lack of salmon on this side of the lake.

Maia Turek of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Maia talks about the Recreation Passport (state park sticker) program.

Outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith joins me in hour three as we talk about bear hunting in Michigan and the status of the state’s deer management program.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it up with a great grilled fish recipe.

Great guests and information this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.  I hope you like the show.

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Independence Day Show Rundown

First, Lisa Jackson of the Michigan dnr  joins me to talk about the elk and bear drawing process.  Far more people apply than are successful and that leads to some questions about the system.

Then Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa (farmerweather.com and Mlive) talks about why the summer has been windy and cooler than normal so far.  He also says that weather pattern should shift in the next couple of weeks.

Hour two features outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith.  Richard talks about bear hunting in Michigan and how to use trail cameras to scout for the upcoming deer season.

The topic of Michigan snakes wraps up the hour as I talk with Hannah Schauer of the Michigan DNR.  Hanna is producing a series of videos to highlight each of our 18 species.

Lake Michigan charter captain Paul Schlafley of River Side Charters  in Manistee is my guest in the final hour of this week’s Outdoor Magazine show.  Paul talks about how the weather has affected fishing so far this season and has great advice for catching early morning king salmon and lots of lake trout.

It’s a little slower pace this week, but still lots of great information.  I hope you like the show.

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Outdoor Magazine Rundown for March 1st.

We kick off the month of March with a fast paced Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First, I talk with Blaine Bailer of  Jays Sporting Goods.  Blaine is a veteran coyote hunter and has great advice on late season predator hunting.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews  joins me.  Tom says they’re scrambling  this year to add some late season ice fishing stories to their April Edition (available in mid March).  Tom says usually they’ve moved on to open water fishing topics by that time of year.

Hour number two features Dale McNamee of the Upper Peninsula Sportsmens Alliance.  Dale says his group is the voice of UP hunters and anglers and we discuss some of the items the group is concerned about.

Then, Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about the new hunting and fishing license package.  Those new licenses will be required by April 1st.

In the third hour we head outside the great state of Michigan as I talk with charter captain Mike Orr of Five Orrs Charters.  Mike fishes southern Lake Michigan for early season trout and salmon.  Usually his trolling boat is in the water by now but Mike says it’ll be several weeks this year before the ice moves out.

Then we head to northern Quebec as I talk with Pierre Smarlack of Northern Outfitters.  Pierre runs a first rate hunting and fishing operation near the town of Val-d’or and he has info on his hunting and fishing packages.

We wrap up this week’s show, once again, with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has a tasty walleye recipe.

It’s another fast paces show filled with great guests and information.  I hope you like it.



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Radio for this Weekend (7/16-17/11)

Another busy show this weekend on Outdoor Magazine radio.

First, Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 joins me to talk about mid summer fishing. Lance is an expert at using electronics to target big water walleye and he has some great advice.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with an update on the big Outdoor Weekend coming up in just a few weeks.

The second hour features veteran river guide and fishing captain Paul Schlafley of Riverside Charters in Manistee. Paul talks about fishing for offshore steelhead on Lake Michigan. He says the action several miles from port has been very good, and should continue for a couple more weeks.

Then, Tony Hansen of MUCC joins me to talk about the role of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs and why membership in that group can benefit hunting and fishing in Michigan.

In the final hour we talk about traditional archery with David Balowski of St. Joe River Bows. David has some great information on shooting recurves and longbows.

The show wraps up, as always, with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a very nice salmon recipe.

Another good show. I hope you enjoy it.

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