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Rundown for Father’s Day Weekend.

First, Michigan dnr biologist Chad Stewart talks about the Michigan moose herd.  Moose were re-introduced to the state more than thirty years ago, but the population hasn’t grown as originally expected.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about their July edition and the upcoming Outdoor Weekend in September.

Hour two kicks off with Darton Archery  staff shooter Al Burk.  Al describes how target shooter can make you a better bowhunter…especially 3D shoots.

Kevin Frawley of the DNR is up next.   He has details on the recent survey of Michigan deer hunters.  Highlights of that report include the number of hunters continues to decline, but their success rate is up slightly.  Kevin also says support for baiting and antler point restrictions is on the rise.

Hour three features Eric Lafollette of Jays Sporting Goods.  Eric has great advice on the new wireless trail cam systems and how to use them.

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

I hope you like the show.

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June Kickoff Rundown

We start the new month talking with Ted Harpham of Darton Archery.  Ted talks about their new Toxin 100 crossbow and Darton’s new bow fishing rig.

Hour two kicks off with Don Miller of Millers-Sportfishing Charters on Lake St. Clair.  Don is a veteran musky fisherman on that lake and his clients have boated many trophy fish over the years.

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Then Elyse Walter of the Michigan dnr reminds us about the Free Fishing Weekend next week and has details of their Master Angler program.

Veteran outdoor writer Steve Griffin is featured in hour three.  Steve talks about  bluegill fishing and chasing Lake Michigan salmon from a kayak.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time Dave has a very nice grilled salmon recipe.

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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Radio Rundown for Easter Weekend

Ted Harpham of Michigan based Darton Archery is my first guest this week.  Ted talks about bowhunting for turkeys, the growth of bow fishing and Darton’s compounds and crossbows.

Then Tim Dusterwinkle, President of the Michigan Bear Hunters Association (mibearhunters.org), joins me to talk about a video they helped produce to promote bear hunting with dogs.

Hour two kicks off with “Michigan’s Morel Master”, Clayton Edney.  Clayton runs the Michigan Morels Facebook page and has great advice on how to find the tasty springtime treats.

Drew YoungeDyke of mucc wraps up the hour.  Drew announces his plans to leave the Michigan United Conservation Clubs and go to work for the National Wildlife Federation.  He says he’ll be working on many of the same issues….inluding asian carp.

Fishing Hall of Fame Member Mark Martin is featured in hour three.  He talks about a recent fishing trip on the Detroit River and his plans to fish the Keweenaw area for avariety of fish including walleye and trout.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar is up next.  This time Dave has a very nice turkey recipe.

I hope you like the show.



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Radio Rundown for the First Show in April

We kick off the new month with a fast paced show covering many topics this week.

First, Tod Williams of the Bay Port Fish Company joins me to talk about the proposed changes to Michigan’s commercial fishing laws.  Those changes would allow commercial fishermen to keep an incidental catch of walleye and lake trout.

Then, charter captain Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience announces  a Saginaw Bay walleye fishing trip he’s giving away this summer.

Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation wraps up the hour and explains how to win that fishing trip by stopping by your local Forward convenience store.

Hour two kicks off with Kevin Charron of Jays Sporting Goods.  Kevin talks about the importance of patterning your shotgun for turkey season and has some great advice on choosing the right loads and choke tubes.

Drew YoungeDyke from mucc is up next.  This week Drew explains the importance of continued funding for CWD research.

Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr is my last guest of the hour.  Katie reminds us it’s time  for new hunting and fishing licenses.

Fishing is the topic in hour three of this week’s Outdoor Magazine show as I talk with Brad Smyth of Detroit Outdoor Adventures (iFishDetroit.com).  Brad says the springtime fishing opportunities in SE Michigan are world class.

As always, we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  There’s no recipe this week.  Instead, Dave and I talk about the upcoming Facebook live event at his restaurant on Wednesday, April 5th.  There’s still time to get reservations.  Call 989 624-9349 to reserve a table.

A fast paced show this week filled with great guests and information.  I hope you like it.





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Rundown for March 11/12

Chris Hamm of Wisconsin based HHA Sports is my first guest this week.  HHA is the leader in adjustable, single pin archery sight technology.  Chris talks about the history of their family owned company, the products they make and our new HHA Sports Podcast.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins me with details of their upcoming April edition.

Hour two starts out with Tom Goniea of the Michigan dnr.   Tom is the senior fisheries biologist for the department and the guy who overseas commercial fishing operations in the state.  He has some interesting comments about proposed changes in the commercial fishing regulations that could allow them to keep walleye and lake trout.

Then, Dupuie of Angler Qwest boats joins me.  Brad says demand for the big water trolling tritoon is strong and promotes their appearance at the big Ultimate Sport Show (showspan.com/USG/) coming up in Grand Rapids in a couple weeks.

Hannah Schauer of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Hannah talks about the growing number of coyote complaints from southern Michigan residents.

Fishing is the topic of discussion in hour number three of this week’s Outdoor Magazine show as I talk with Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 TV.  Mark is an expert angler, fishing educator and TV show host with lots of great information.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has an interesting muskrat recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for March 4/5

We kick off the new months with some great guests and interesting topics.

First, Eric Sherwood of Whitetail Select food plot seed joins me.  Eric is an agronomist and hunter who brings an interesting perspective to the food plot business.  He has great advice on starting a plot, where to put it, how big to make it and what seed to use.

Hour two kicks off with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose of  Wildfishing.com. Dave talks about late winter and early spring fishing opportunities in Northern Michigan.

Then, Drew YoungeDyke of mucc talks about their concern over possible changes in the Michigan commercial fishing laws that would allow those fishermen to keep walleye, salmon and trout.  CWD and asian carp are also topics of discussion.

We wrap up the hour with Kurt Ieuter of the Ieuter Insurance Group.  Kurt says it’s important to work with the right insurance company to protect our outdoor gear and equipment.

Guns and shooting are the topic in hour three of this week’s show as I talk with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor Shop in Bay City.  Glenn talks about the demand for guns today, how to maintain them and what to look for when buying a new gun.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave and I talk about the recent wild game dinner and auction by my church, Trinity Monitor, and what it takes to cook for hundreds of people at an event like that.

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 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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Show Rundown for the end of January

We wrap up the month talking about a wide variety of topics this week.

First, Michigan dnr fisheries biologist Jim Baker talks about the Saginaw Bay walleye fishery and the role ciscos/herring could play in the future.

Then “Sturgeon General” Brenda Archambo of Sturgeon for Tomorrow joins me with details on the upcoming Sturgeon Shivaree on Black Lake.

Hour two kicks off with outdoor writer Richard P Smith.  Richard says bear predation on UP whitetails is a bigger problem than most people realize.  He also talks about the effective of mandatory antler point restrictions.

Adam Bump from the DNR  is up next.  Adam reminds us that squirrel and rabbit seasons are still open.  He says with poor ice conditions across the southern part of the state, small game hunting is a good option.

Professional angler and fishing educator Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 is featured in hour three.  Lance talks about chasing trophy wintertime walleye on Lake Erie and looks ahead to the springtime fishery on the Detroit River.

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

I hope you enjoy the show.

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