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Radio Rundown for July 15/16

First, Jason Bittner of Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov) has some great advice on crossing the border when hunting and fishing in Canada.

Then, Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews provides details of their August edition and looks ahead to the big Outdoor Weekend in September.

Hour two kicks off with Drew YoungeDyke of the National Wildlife Federation (nwf.org).  He talks about the increasing threat of Asian Carp and the potential danger of a break in that oil pipeline at the straits.

Next, Michigan dnr Veterinarian Kelly Straka says TB is still a problem in the Michigan deer herd.

Matt Smith wraps up the hour.  ”Smitty” describes the process for buying hunting and outdoor recreation property.

Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa is featured in hour three of this week’s show.  Mark talks about the weather for the rest of the summer and into early fall.  You can see his forecasts at MLive.com and FarmerWeather.com.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up, this time with a very interesting catfish recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for the Weekend of Feb 18/19

Michigan bears are the opening topic of discussion this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio. Michigan dnr wildlife biologist Kevin Swanson says the population is up slightly in the UP and dramatically in the northern Lower Peninsula.  As a result, hunters are likely to see more bear permits issued.

Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa wraps up the hour talking about the mild weather this winter.  He says that trend is likely to continue for a while.

Dale Hendershot of the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association (mtpca.com) is up next.  Fur prices are up slightly but Dale says most trappers don’t do it for the money.

Next, I talk with Drew YoungeDyke from mucc.  Drew talks about the upcoming edition of their Michigan Out of Doors Magazine and we discuss the new Michigan Out of Doors Podcast.

Randy Stec from the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereforMIOutdoors) is the final guest of the hour.  Randy updates us on the status of that campaign to educate Michigan’s non hunters and anglers.

Springtime steelheading is the opening topic of discussion of the final hour of this week’s show as I talk with Tim Roller of Whitetail Journey TV.  Tim was a fishing guide on West Michigan rivers for many years and he describes how to use water temp, flow and color to catch fish.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time it’s possum.

I hope you like the show.

 

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Radio Rundown for November 12/13

We get ready for the Michigan firearm deer season this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, Wildlife Biologist Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about the outlook for the season.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about deer hunting today and has a preview of their December edition.

Hour two kicks off with meteorologist Mark Torregrossa (FarmerWeather.com).  Mark gives a forecast for the firearm season and beyond.  He also talks a look at the “super moon” the night before the season opens.

mucc‘s Drew YoungeDyke is up next.  Drew looks forward to the next Michigan Out of Doors magazine and also stresses the importance of the “hunt your hunt” concept.

Well know Michigan deer hunter Greg Abbas (AWayHunting.com) is featured in hour three.  Greg tells the story of his recent southern Michigan buck and talks about using pressure from other hunters to drive deer to your stand.

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We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  As you might expect, Dave has a venison recipe this week.

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

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Show Rundown for the Weekend of August 27/28

Weather is the opening topic of discussion on this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show as I talk with meteorologist Mark Torregrossa.  Here’s a hint, mark says this fall is likely to be warmer than usual.  You can learn more at FarmerWeather.com and mlive.com.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins me to talk more about their big Outdoor Weekend coming up September 9-11 at the Eastern Michigan fairgrounds in Imlay City.

Hour two features a conversation with Kyle Luttig about hunting bear and coyotes with dogs.  Kyle says his sport is often understood and he wants folks to know more about it.

Ed Eisch of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Ed says their hatcheries have produced a bumper crop of fish for stocking in Michigan water.

Hour three features one of the most knowledgeable deer hunters I know, John Eberhart. John talks about patterning trophy bucks, hunting standing corn, using Scent Lok to control human odor and much more.  You can learn more at John’s website DeerJohn.net.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time dave has a very nice bear meat loaf recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Rundown for March 12/13

We kick off this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show talking about the crazy weather with meteorologist Mark Torregrossa (FarmerWeather.com).  Way back in September,  Mark accurately predicted what this winter would be like.  Now he gives us his thoughts on the spring and summer weather patterns.  Here’s a hint…be sure to get your air conditioner tuned up early this year.

Then Conservation Officer Tony Soave (Michigan.gov/dnr) joins me to talk about the upcoming walleye season closure on Michigan rivers and what that means for anglers.

Turkey hunting is the opening topic in hour number two as I talk with Brandon Ziegler from Jays Sporting Goods.  Brandon has great advice on choosing the right turkey gun, choke tube and ammo for longbeards.  We also discuss the importance of patterning your gun before the season.

Next, Lee Osterland of the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about prescription burns and how the department uses fire to improve habitat.

Veteran outdoor writer Tom Lounsbury is featured in our final hour.  Tom is a lifelong outdoorsman from Michigan’s Thumb and he always has a very interesting perspective on hunting and fishing related issues.

We wrap up this week’s show with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  As always, Dave has a very nice wild game recipe.

Interesting guests with great information this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.  I hope you like the show.

 

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Rundown For Opening Weekend

First, we find out what the weather will be like for this firearm deer season with Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa (FarmerWeather.com).  Mark also looks ahead to the winter and has some thoughts on what we can expect.

Then, Bryan Lowe of the Michigan Buck Pole talks about their online buck pole (MiBuckPole.com) and tells us how to post pictures there.

Hour two features one of the country’s top whitetail experts…John Ozoga.  John is a retired wildlife biologist from the Michigan dnr.  He has some very interesting comments about the UP deer herd and what can be done to improve the hunting there.

Drew YoungeDyke of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) is up next.  Drew talks about the importance of deer hunting in our state.

We wrap up the hour talking with Dennis Pace.  Dennis is a special curator of the Webster Marble display at the state museum.  Marble is called the “UP’s Greatest Inventor” and was responsible for creating the Marble Knife Company.  Details at Michigan.gov/museum.

Hour three kicks off with Assistant DNR Law Enforcement Chief Dean Molnar.  Dean has advice for hunters on staying safe and legal during this firearm deer season.  He also talks about how the job of a Conservation Officer has changed over the years.

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

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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Radio Rundown for 11/15

We start out this week’s show talking about the Michigan firearm deer season.  600,000 hunters are expected to hit the woods for the two week season and they’ll face a wide variety of conditions across the state.

Then, Michigan’s Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa (FarmerWeather.com) joins me to talk about the early start to the winter season and what we can expect this year (hint…lots of snow and cold).

Bryan Lowe of the Michigan Buck Pole (mibuckpole.com) wraps up the hour talking about that online, virtual buck pole.

We switch topics to kick off the second hour as I talk with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose (wild fishing.com).  Days says there’s some good whitefish action off the piers this time of year and has advice on how to catch them.

Then it back to whitetails as Rob Miller of the Michigan Deer Trackn Hounds  joins me to talk about using dogs to find wounded animals.  Here’s a list of Michigan trackers.

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Noted outdoor writer and expert whitetail hunter Richard P Smith  is featured in hour number three.  Richard talks about how the deep early season snow could affect UP deer and hunters.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave talks about the importance of getting the tenderloins from and animal and has a great recipe for how to cook them.

Primarily a whitetail theme this week in honor of Michigan’s opener, but enough variety to appeal to  lots of folks who love the outdoors.  I hope you like the show.

 

 

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Show Rundown for 3/8

Some great guests and lots of good information this week on the Outdoor Magazine Radio Show.

First, “Michigan’s Weatherman” Mark Torregrossa joins me to talk about when spring will finally get here.  Mark says the central part of Michigan will have snow on the ground for two to three more weeks (later in the U.P. of course).  He also says the weather is about a month behind this year and the good news is all the snow will help out Great Lakes water levels.  You can follow Mark at MLive.com/weather or FarmerWeather.com.

Next, Mike Collins of Bohning Archery joins me.  Michigan based Bohning was a pioneer in the archery industry and their products are still cutting edge today.

Hour number two features Jeania Canel of Jays Sporting Goods.  Jeania talks about shotguns for turkey season and has great advice about ammo, sights and accessories for this spring.

Up next, Erin McDonough of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc).  Erin says the petition to fight the anti hunting movement is rolling along and she encourages hunters and anglers to support Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management (CitizensWildlife.com).

Veteran outdoor writer Tom Lounsbury kicks off the final hour of this week’s show.  Tom and I talk about this past winter and how it’s affected wildlife.  As usual, we also “shoot the breeze” about several other outdoor related topics and issues.

This week’s show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time the Chef has a very nice walleye recipe.

Another busy show filled with great information….I hope you like it.

 

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Radio Rundown for 2/1/14

We kick off the month of February with some interesting guests and topics this week on the Outdoor Magazine Radio Show.

First, “Michigan’s Meteorologist” Mark Torregrossa joins me to talk about what else….the weather.  Mark told me last fall it was going to be a cold, snowy winter.  Now he says don’t look for an early spring this year.  You can read Mark’s forecasts online at MLive.com/weather.  His website is FarmerWeather.com.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews.com wraps up the hour with a look at topics of interest in the outdoor news.

“Beagles and Bunnies” is the main topic of hour number two as I talk with veteran hunter and beagle man Corky Legue.  Corky grew up hunting rabbits with beagles and he has great advice on that Michigan outdoor tradition.

The topic turns more serious with our next guest.  Drew YoungeDyke of mucc and Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management (CitizensWildlife.com) discusses the progress on the petition to fight anti hunters in Michigan.  He also reminds us exactly what that drive is intended to do.

We head out on the ice for hour number three as I talk with Jim Felgenauer.  Jim is a veteran ice angler who loves to fish for Lake St. Clair perch.  He also has a passion for spearing yellow bellies….something you can only do on Lake St. Clair.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave’s feeling better after a heart attack three weeks ago and he has a hearty rabbit recipe for us.

A busy show filled with great guests and interesting topics.  Seems like a good way to kick off a new month……

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