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Radio Rundown for August 12-13

First, Brad Dupuie of Michigan made Angler Qwest boats joins me to talk about their lineup for 2018.  They made some big improvements in existing models and added a couple of new versions for southern anglers.

Then, whitetail expert John Eberhart (deer-john.net) talks about scouting hunting properties and his new consulting business to help Michigan hunters.

Next, Katie Keen from the Michigan dnr reminds us small game season opens September 15th and has details of their GEMS program for grouse hunters.

Hour three features outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith.  Richard talks about bear and deer hunting, as well as his new book on tracking wounded whitetails.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar and another great wild game recipe.

I hope you like the show.

 

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Guest Rundown for the First Weekend in August

We kick off the new month with some great guests and information this week on the Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First, Dale Borske of the Michigan Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (ducks.org/michigan) talks about the 80th anniversary of that group and what they’re doing for wetlands habitat.

Then Glen Venner of the Lure Lipstick company describes how his product uses pheromones to attract fish.

Hour two kicks off with Capt. Paul Schlafley of Riverside Charters in Manistee.  Paul says the fishing for big king salmon has been surprisingly good this season.

Next, Josh Pawlak from Vanguard Outdoors talks about a contest that company is having to give two kids a whitetail hunt in Michigan’s UP this fall.

Lt. Steve Burton from the Michigan dnr wraps up the hour.  Steve has details on the requirements to be a Conservation Officer.

Fishing is the topic in hour number three as I talk with Mark Romanack from Fishing 411 TV.  Mark describes his recent adventures to Stannard Rock in Lake Superior and a steelhead fishing trip to Lake Erie.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with a very nice venison meat loaf 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 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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Rundown for July 4th Weekend

We kick off this long  holiday weekend talking with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor Shop in Bay City.  Glenn says this is a good time to take a look at your hunting guns, get any needed work done and get them sighted in early.

Then, app designer Rob Milano talks about the updated Outdoor Magazine app.  That app is now available free in the iTunes Store and will be updated on Google Play very soon.

Hour two kicks off with Jim Felgenauer of the St. Clair Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow (stclairsturgeon.org).  Jim talks about the fantastic walleye fishing in the St. Clair river right now and also the upcoming sturgeon season there.

Scott Whitcomb of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Scott describes a project to map all trails and two tracks in our state forests.  You can get more details here…(michigan.gov/forestroads).

Veteran whitetail guide and outfitter Bill Pyles of Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters (bowoutfitters.com) is featured in hour three.  Bill talks about his operation and has great advice on what hunters can do now to get ready for the upcoming season.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time Dave has an interesting crayfish recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for this Weekend

First, Tom Simmon of Jays Sporting Goods has great advice on buying a gun safe.  By the way, Tom safes those safes are a great place to store all you family valuables, not just firearms.

Then Chelsea Maupin of Gud Marketing talks about the research they did on the perception of hunters and anglers in Michigan.  The results are surprising.

Hour two features Michigan’s “Whitetail Whisperer”, John Eberhart (DeerJohn.net).  Eberhart explains why most hunters aren’t as successful as they could be.  He also announces a new program to bring his expertise to your hunting property.

Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr is up next.  She reminds us that May is the month to apply for bear and elk permits.

Fishing is the topic in hour three as I talk with Lance Valentine of Walleye 101.  Lance has great advice on trolling for open water walleye and getting the most from your fishing electronics.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar is my final guest this week.  Dave has a very nice walleye recipe.

Lots of advice from the experts on this show.  I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for Mother’s Day Weekend

First RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio in Allendale joins me to talk about preserving your hunting and fishing memories.

Then, Tom Campbell from the Woods-n-Waternews magazine has a look at their latest edition.

Hour two kicks off with Michigan dnr wildlife biologist Chad Stewart.  Chad talks about whitetail fawns and why people should never pick them up.  He also describes the latest on CWD in Michigan and proposed changes to the state’s deer hunting regulations.

Then, Shaun McKeon of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) describes their new “On the Ground Jr.” program.

Bass fishing is the topic in hour 3 as I talk with fishing guide Gerry Gostenik of Great Lakes Bass Fishing.  Gerry says Michigan is one of the top states in the country for trophy smallmouth with Lake St. Clair leading the way.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps this week’s show up.  This time he has a very interesting woodchuck recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Show Rundown for the First Weekend in May

We kick off the month talking about salmon fishing on Lake Michigan with Paul Schlafley of Riverside Charters in Manistee.  Paul says they’re seeing some nice kings already.

Then Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation explains how to win a fishing trip with Paul by stopping into one of their gas stations or convenience stores.

Hour two features the “Sturgeon General”, Brenda Archambo.  Brenda describes their sturgeon guarding program on the Black River in Northern Michigan (SturgeonForTomorrow.org).

Dan Laux of the Michigan dnr is up next.  He talks about preventing wildfires and the benefits of prescription burns for habitat and wildlife.

Fishing is the topic of discussion in hour number three as I talk with outdoor writer and veteran angler Dave Mull (MidwestOutdoors.com).  Dave talks about getting into the rapidly growing sport of kayak fishing.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Rundown for the Last Weekend in April

My first guest this week is a guy I called “the most interesting man in Michigan”.  His name is Bill Hoffman (WCHoffman.com) and he’s a writer, podcaster and avid turkey hunter (among other things).  Bill talks about the world of outdoor podcaster and has some advice for Michigan turkey hunters who need more action than our state can provide.

Then, Michigan dnr Law Division Corporal Dave Painter joins me to talk about the practice of  turkey “reaping”, also known as “fanning”.  There’s been a lot of confusion in Michigan about whether it’s legal.  Officer Painter has the official word from Lansing.

Hour two kicks off with Steve Winters of the Bowfishing Association of Michigan (BowFishBam.com).  Steve talks about the popularity of bow fishing and has details on some upcoming tournaments.

Amy Trotter from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) is up next.  Amy talks about proposed legislation that would make it tougher to bring in deer carcasses harvested in other states to help prevent the spread of CWD.

The final hour features Tim Roller of Tim Rollers Outdoor Journey.  In honor of the opening weekend of trout season we’re talking fly fishing in Michigan.  We also talk turkey hunting and walleye fishing as well.

As usual, we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave has another turkey recipe this week.

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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