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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 First Weekend in February

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

First, MUCC President Tom Heritier talks about the idea of a sandhill crane season in Michigan.  He says there’s growing momentum for such a hunt and thinks it could be a great opportunity for Michigan hunters.

Then Chris Charlton of Auto Interior Decorators talks about the process of installing camouflage Katzkin leather seats in a vehicle.  I put them in my Burt Watson Silverado and love the way they look.


Hour two kicks off with Michigan dnr biologist Brian Mastenbrook.    Brian has details on the latest winter survey of the Michigan elk herd.

Next, Drew YoungeDyke from mucc talks about a plan to sell off federal land.  That proposed legislation has since been withdrawn, but similar bills are still out there.

Tom Beecher from Vanguard wraps up the hour.   Tom describes their new line of hunting scopes and some promotional programs at upcoming outdoor shows in Michigan.

Eric Lafollette from Jays Sporting Goods is featured in the final hour of this week’s show.   Eric  describes how to train your dog to find shed whitetail antlers.  He also talks about the   newest wireless trail cameras and how to use them.

Then we had a nice surprise this week as Wild Game Chef Extraordinaire Dixie Dave Minar stopped by the studio to visit in person and give us an interesting recipe.


I hope you like the show.


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Labor Day Rundown

We celebrate Labor Day and kick off the unofficial fall season this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, Jon Ross of Wolf Creek Productions joins me to talk about a new TV series they’re shooting in Michigan.  The crew is following conservation officers on patrol for a show called the “Wardens” that will air early next year.

Then Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation kicks off a new promotion to give away a Darton Archery crossbow package.

Lance Senske of Michigan made Fortress Blinds wraps up the hour talking about his blinds and where you can buy them.

Hour two features Tim Roller of the Whitetail Journey TV show.  Tim talks about getting ready for the fall bow season.  He also refers back to his days as a fishing guide and explains  why water temperature is important in fall river fishing for kings and steelhead.

Drew YoungeDyke from mucc is up next.  He describes their new quarterly magazine format and talks about the role the Michigan United Conservation Clubs play in regard to hunters and anglers.

The Michigan Elk herd is the topic of discussion in hour number three as Michigan dnr Regional Wildlife Biologist Brian Mastenbrook joins me.  Brian talks about the elk range, their behavior and how hunting is used to keep the herd under control.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps up this week’s show with a very nice goose recipe in honor of Michigan’s early goose season.

Thanks for listening to the Outdoor Magazine radio show and podcast.

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Radio Rundown for the End of February

We wrap up the month with a wide range of topics this week on the Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First, Steve Sharp of the National Wild Turkey Federation (nwtf.org) talks about the R3 Program.  That’s an initiative to get more hunters through a project to recruit, retain and reactivate.

Hour two kicks off with Eric Lafollette of Jays Sporting Goods.  Eric talks about training his dogs to look for shed whitetail antlers and how he uses wireless trail cameras to scout remote hunting areas.

Brian Mastenbrook of the Michigan dnr is up next with details on a new research project involving Michigan elk.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye” Mark Martin kicks off the final hour of this week’s show.  Mark reminisces about the early days of fishing on Muskegon Lake and has great advice for anglers heading out this weekend.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week the Chef has a walleye recipe to remind us of warm weather.

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

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Radio Rundown for New Years Weekend

We kick off the new year with some great guests and information this week on the Outdoor Magazine Radio Show.

First, Ben Nielsen of Showspan joins me to talk about the big Ultimate Fishing Show coming up next weekend in Novi.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about the Michigan deer season and the big buck photos submitted to their magazine this year.

Hour two features Al Herman of the Michigan Friends of NRA (friendsofnra.org).  Al says the recent political pressure against guns makes it more important than ever to get new people involved in shooting.  His group has a series of fundraising dinners across the state with that goal in mind.

The topic of Michigan’s elk herd wraps up the hour as I talk with Michigan dnr Biologist Brian Mastenbrook.  Brian talks about the upcoming aerial survey of the herd and plans for a new research study of the animals.

Fishing is the topic in the final hour of this week’s show as I talk with Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”,Mark Martin .  Mark has some great fishing tips, but he also talks about the  business of fishing and what it takes to be successful.

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

I hope you enjoy the show.

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Labor Day Weekend Rundown

It’s a busy show this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, Scott Szfranski of the Linwood Beach Marina joins Mike to talk about the great early season perch fishing on Saginaw Bay.  That’s my grandson Trent below with a beautiful Saginaw Bay jumbo caught off Linwood.

Then, Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation unveils a contest to win a Darton Archery crossbow package.

Tom Campbell of  Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with details of their big Outdoor Weekend coming up next week in Imlay City.

Hour number two kicks off with Michigan dnr wildlife biologist Brian Mastenbrook.   Brian talks about the Michigan elk herd and why this is the best time of year to see those magnificent animals.

Drew Youngedyke from mucc is up next with details on their latest On The Ground program to battle an invasive plant.

Then Darton Archery‘s Ted Harpham has details of that Scorpion Crossbow package and hints at some new bows coming out soon.

The final hour features Michigan Squirrel Dog Association President Ryan Hobbs.  Ryan describes why hunting squirrels with dogs is such a fast growing sport.  He also has details on how to get started.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave discusses the upcoming “Salute to Veterans” wild game dinner and sneaks in a very nice bear recipe.

I told you it was a busy show.  I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for Labor Day Weekend

We wrap up the summer season with a wide range of guests and topics this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, I tell the story of my Ontario bear hunting trip.  I didn’t take an animal but had a great time at Northern Wilderness Bear Outfitters in White River.

Then, Ted Harpham of Darton Archery joins me to announce the winner of our latest contest.  Congrats to Nate Dishong of Alma Michigan for winning a DS 700 compound bow.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with a preview of their big Outdoor Weekend.

Veteran Great Lakes Angler and fishing industry insider Dave Mull is up next with a look at the status of our Great Lakes Fishery.   He also talks about the growth of kayak fishing in Michigan.

Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Katie talks about a new program to promote several key grouse hunting areas in the state.

The Michigan Friends of NRA is the final topic of the hour as I talk with Al Herman.  Al says September is a busy month for his fundraising banquets and he encourages shooters to get involved in the program.

Biologist Brian Mastenbrook of the Michigan dnr kicks off the final hour of this week’s show.  Brian has worked with the Michigan elk herd for more than twenty years and has some interesting observations about those beautiful animals and how hunting is the best method of keep their numbers under control.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave discusses a very unusual wild game dinner he catered for a select group in Lansing.

It’s a good show to wrap up the summer season and get us heading into fall.  I hope you like it.

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