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Rundown for October 7/8

The topic of “automatic knives”, also known as “switchblades” is up first on this week’s show.  Those knives will soon be legal in Michigan and Bill Hahn of Jays Sporting Goods says there’s a lot of interest in them.

Then, Bob Ransom of Primal Treestands joins me to talk about that company and their products.

Hour two features UP hunting guide Dean Hulce.  Dean owns the Wilson Creek Hunt Club and has guided hunters across North America.  We talk about the UP whitetail herd and how Michigan deer hunting has changed over the years.

Next, John Darling from the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about hunting our state’s managed waterfowl areas.

Guns are the topic in hour number three this week as I talk with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor  Shop in Bay City.   Glenn describes the process of sighting in a rifle and the importance of using the right ammunition.  He also talks about some of the more popular rifle cartridges today.

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

I hope you like the show.

 

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Show Rundown for September 16-17

First, Michigan’s “Deer Whisperer”, John Eberhart joins me to talk about some last minute  whitetail hunting tips.  By the way, John has one more workshop coming up next weekend.  You can learn more at EberhartsWhitetailWorkshop.com.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has a wrap up of their big Outdoor Weekend, plus a preview of their October edition.

Hour two kicks off with Ryan Hobbs of the Michigan Squirrel Dog Association.  Ryan describes the appeal of hunting with dogs and has some great tips on getting started.

Next, mucc  Chief Information Officer Nick Green talks about their upcoming “Great Lakes  Day” at the capitol where you can discuss your concerns with the Michigan dnr and state legislators.

Expert whitetail hunter and outdoor product inventor Greg Abbas of Away Outdoors (AWayHunting.com) is featured in the final hour of this week’s show.  Greg talks about calling whitetails, mock scrapes and scent trails.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice venison tenderloin recipe.

I hope you like the show.

 

 

 

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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for 9/9

First, Rob Miller talks about using dogs to recover deer.  Rob was one of the first trackers in Michigan and says dogs can find many whitetails that hunters have given up on.  You can learn more on his Facebook page….facebook.com/syprisandsargentdeertracking.

Then, Chad Merrihew of Security Credit Union  has details on their “Outdoor Adventure” card to finance all aspects of your next Outdoor Adventure.

Hour two kicks off with Chad Stearns of Jays Sporting Goods.  Chad recently returned from a dall sheep hunt in the mountains of Alaska.  He tells the story of that hunt, including when he was charged by a sow grizzly.

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Then, Holly Vaughn of the Michigan dnr talks about new regulations facing waterfowl hunters this season.

Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter  Insurance Group wraps up the hour with great advice on protecting our expensive hunting and fishing gear.

Tim Roller of Whitetail Journey is featured in our final hour this week.  Tim talks about fall  fishing and chasing trophy whitetails.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with another great wild game recipe.

I hope you like the show.

 

 

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Rundown for Labor Day Weekend

First, Michigan dnr biologist Chad Stewart joins me to talk about new regulations for deer, elk and moose hunters heading out of state.

Then Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation has details on their September give away programs…including a new Darton crossbow.

Ted Harpham of Darton Archery wraps up the hour.  He talks about the popularity of their new Maverick compound and Toxin 100 crossbow.

Hour two kicks off with biologist Jennifer Kleitch.  She talks about the early Michigan elk hunt and the status of our state’s elk herd.

Nick Green from mucc  is up next with details of their OTG program plus the latest edition of their magazine.

Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa of MLive wraps up the hour.  He says it’s going to be an early fall and winter.

Biologist and avid upland bird hunter Al Stewart kicks off hour number three this week.  Al says Michigan is one of the top states in the country for grouse and woodcock hunting.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time dave has a very nice fish recipe.

I hope you like the show.

 

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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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