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Radio Show for the First Weekend of Summer

We kickoff the show talking about a couple of great fishing outings I had this past week.  One, with the “Church Ladies” of Trinity Monitor….

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And the other, three great guys in the Walleye for Warriors event….


Then, Ron St. Louis of Northern Wilderness Bear Outfitters joins me to talk about bear hunting in White River Ontario.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews  and a big award he received from the Michigan Outdoor Writer’s Association.

Hour two starts out with Gary Morgan of East Lake Outfitters (WildGameDynasty.com).  Gary describes his Michigan outfitting business for turkeys, bear and deer.  He also talks about his first upcoming season in Missouri for whitetails.

Next, Jim Hammill of the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereforMiOutdoors.com) talks about the progress of the “Here, for Generations” campaign.

Jared Groth of Vanguard Outdoors is up next with details of their new RaiseYourGlassPodcast, including a video version of that program.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”,  Mark Martin is featured in hour three.  Mark talks about the finer points of trolling for walleye, including the use of a stern planer to catch bonus fish.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time he has another great fish 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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This Week on Outdoor Magazine Radio

Retired DNR biologist and Michigan Wildlife Council member Jim Hammill is my first guest.  Jim talks about the “Here for Generations” campaign (hereformioutdoors.org) and the status of wolves in the UP today.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews takes a look ahead to their April edition.

Hour two kicks off with outdoor writer Brian Miller.  Brian has great advice on bowhunting for turkeys and walleye fishing on the Maumee River.

Holly Vaughn of the Michigan dnr is up next with details on Michigan’s Wetland Wonders and why those areas are a great place to watch migrating birds in the springtime.

Michigan based Off Shore Tackle is featured in the final hour of this week’s Outdoor Magazine show as I talk with “Chairman of the Boards”, Bruce DeShano.  Bruce describes how the company got started and the evolution of their products over the years.

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

Great guests and information this week.  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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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for January 14/15

Jeff Poet of Jays Sporting Goods and the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereForMiOutdoors.org) is my first guest.  Jeff talks about the “Here, for Generations” campaign to educated Michigan’s non hunters and anglers about the benefits of hunting and fishing.

Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews is up next.  Tom talks about the upcoming sport show season and their appearance at the Ultimate Fishing show in Novi this weekend.

Hour two features Drew YoungeDyke of mucc.  Drew describes the recent plan approved by the Michigan dnr to sterilize deer in Ann Arbor as a means of controlling the population.

Ed Shaw from the DNR is my next guest.  Ed talks about their outdoor skills academy.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”, Mark Martin (MarkMartins.net) kicks off the final hour of this week’s show.  Mark talks to us from the frozen water of Houghton Lake during one of his “Fishing Vacation Schools”.  Mark says bite there is pretty good.  In fact, you can hear one of his clients catch this nice walleye during our conversation.


We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has an unusual recipe….coyote.

Interesting guests with lots of good information on this week’s show.  I hope you like it.


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Show Rundown for Last Weekend in “Rocktober”

We wrap up the month with more great guests and information on this week’s show.

First, Drew YoungeDyke of mucc joins me to talk about the truth behind Proposals 1 and 2 on the Michigan ballot.  Both proposals are legally moot, but the anti hunters are using them as propaganda tools.

Then Mick Dingman, father of 11 year old Gavin Dingman, talks about the threats his family has received after Gavin legally shot an albino buck in Michigan.

Mitch Mountney of mibuckpole wraps up the hour.  Mitch says the number of pictures submitted to their website continues to grow.

Hour number two features master gunsmith and shooting expert Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor  Shop in Bay City.  Glenn says don’t wait till the last minute to sight in your deer rifle and he has some great tips to get make your gun as accurate as possible.

Then Carol Rose of the newly formed Michigan Wildlife Council joins me.  Carol has information on a new project designed to educate the non hunting and fishing public about how valuable our lifestyle is.

Whitetails during the rut is the subject of conversation during hour three as I talk with Michigan icon Fred Abbas of A-Way Outdoors (awayhunting.com).  Fred talks about “hunting the does” during this key time of year and the use of “cluster scrapes” to confuse big bucks.


We wrap it up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has a very nice pheasant recipe.

I had a great time talking with this week’s guest.  I hope you enjoy listening to them.

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