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Radio Rundown for 10/14

First, Gary Morgan of East Lake Outfitters (WildGameDynasty.com) joins me to talk about  his bear season in the eastern UP.  We also talks about deer hunting in the Yoop and look ahead to next spring’s turkey season.

Then Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews  joins me to talk about their November edition.

In hour two, audiologist and avid hunter Mike Stewart is my first guest.  Mike describes the damage gunshots can do to our hearing and has some great advice on how to prevent it.

Then, Captain Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience talks about waterfowl hunting on Saginaw Bay and how the high water could affect hunters this season.

Outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith is featured in the final hour of this week’s show.  Richard tells the story of his successful Michigan bear hunt and talks about bear and deer hunting in Michigan.

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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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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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Radio Rundown to Kick Off October

Allan Goetz from the Michigan Buck Pole is my first guest this week.  Allan describes how their “online buck pole” started and talks about their impressive growth.

Then Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation  joins me to talk about another giveaway.  This time it’s a hunting blind from Slayer Blinds.

Speaking of Slayer Outdoor Products, Rob Trowbridge from that Michigan based company  wraps up the hour with details on their products.

Hour two kicks off with Mike Horswill of Jays Sporting Goods.  Mike is an expert meat processor and has great advice on field dressing, butchering and processing your deer.

Amy Trotter from mucc is up next.  Amy talks about their recent Great Lakes Day at the state capitol.  She also has updates on the Lake Erie algae bloom, aquaculture and asian carp.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”,  Mark Martin is featured in hour three this week.  Mark has great advice  about fishing the fall and has a preview of his upcoming Fishing Vacation Schools.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time he has a very nice venison recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for the Weekend of 9/23

First, wildlife biologist Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr joins me with a preview of what to expect from the upcoming deer season.  He also talks about the biological and social impact of the youth hunt and has an update on CWD and TB in the Michigan deer herd.

Hour two kicks off with Conservation Officer Lt. Jeremy Payne.  Jeremy says they’re looking for more officers and describes what it takes to be a modern day Game Warden.  He also has some advice on staying legal in the field this fall.

Paul Yauk is up next.  Paul has details on the Michigan trail system and the upcoming national trails week program.  You can learn more about the trail system at Michigan.gov/trailsweek.

We wrap up the hour talking about pheasant hunting in Michigan.  Ken Dalton is on a crusade to get the DNR to release pheasants on state land and the movement is getting some support.  You can follow the project at mphi.info.

Matt Pedigo is the featured guest in hour number three this week.  First, Matt talks about the Michigan Wildlife Council and their “Here for Generations” campaign (HereforMiOutdoors.org).  Then, Matt puts on his Michigan bear hunters hat to discuss the state’s bear population and the number of tags issued by the DNR.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time Dave has a very nice squirrel recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for this Weekend

I start out by telling my story of a close encounter with a brown colored black bear while hunting in Ontario with Ron St. Louis of Northern Wilderness Bear Outfitters.

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Then Paul Phillips of the US Rifle Team joins me to talk about extreme long range shooting at distances of more than a mile.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews talking about their upcoming Outdoor Weekend.

Jeff Poet of Jays Sporting Goods kicks off the second hour of this week’s show.  Jeff describes  the world of outdoor retailing today.  He then switches hats to talk about the Michigan Wildlife Council and their “Here for Generations” campaign (HereforMiOutdoors.org).

Professor Patty Janes from Grand Valley State University is up next.  She describes their “Michigan Cares for Tourism” program and how folks can get involved.

Hunting dogs are the topic of hour three this week.  Mike Thorman of the Michigan Hunting Dog Federation (facebook.com/theMHDF).  He talks about the negative attitudes toward hunters who run coyotes and bears with dogs

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week, the chef 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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Radio Rundown for This Weekend (7/8)

First, Michigan dnr biologist Kevin Swanson joins me to talk about the cougar near Lansing.  Kevin says the DNR is hoping to hear from more Clinton County residents who have seen the animal.  You can report those sightings here mi.gov/eyesinthefield.

Screen Shot 2017-07-06 at 8.17.37 AMThen Scott Szfranski of Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay checks in with a walleye fishing report.

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Hour two kicks off with Shawn Nowicki from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (fws.gov).  She talks about the continuing program to battle lampreys in the Great Lakes.  Here’s the schedule for treating Michigan Rivers 

mucc Executive Director Dan Eichinger wraps up the hour.  Dan has details of their recent convention, including talk of Michigan dove and sandhill crane hunts.  He also expresses concern over the recent discovery of asian carp very near Lake Michigan.

In the final hour of this week’s show, I talk with retired Coast Guardsman Joe Marion.  Joe spent his entire lifetime on the water and now works as a charter captain out of Lundington on Rod Master Fishing charters.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This week Dave has another nice fish 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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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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