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Tag Archives: outdoor podcast
Now that ice fishing season is here, we kick off this week’s show with advice on staying safe from retired Coast Guardsman Joe Marion. Joe is also an avid ice angler and has some great suggestions for preventing an accident on the ice.
Then Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter Insurance Group dispels the rumor that your vehicle isn’t covered while on the ice.
We continue the ice fishing theme in hour two as I talk with Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 TV. Mark has some great advice for targeting panfish and other species on first ice.
Next, Brian Mastenbrook of the Michigan dnr has an update on the December elk hunt. He says the department uses the hunt as a management tool to control the elk population, but for a lucky group of hunters, it can be the hunt of a lifetime.
The hour wraps up with Ed Roy of the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereForMiOutdoors.org). Ed has an update on the “Here for Generations” campaign to promote hunting and fishing in Michigan.
Coyote hunting is the topic in the final hour of this weeks show as I talk with Blaine Bailer of Jays Sporting Goods. Blaine is a veteran predator hunter and has great advice on getting started.
We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week the chef has a very nice rabbit recipe.
I hope you like the show.
We start out this week’s Outdoor Magazine show with a conversation about the latest on CWD with Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr. More cases are being found and Chad says its important hunters continue to submit their deer for sampling through the rest of the season.
Then Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews talks about that publication and how they got started more than thirty years ago.
Hour two features veteran beagle man Corky Leque. Corky talks about the appeal of running bunnies with beagles and describes the differences in hunting beagles.
Next, Amy Trotter from mucc has an update on her organization and what they’re doing to protect our natural resources and promote the outdoor lifestyle.
In hour number three I talk with veteran outdoor writer and hunting expert Richard P Smith. Richard talks about his deer season so far, and deer hunting across the UP this year.
Remember, if you can’t hear the show on your local radio station, you can listen to the podcast. The show is available on iTunes, the Mike Avery Outdoors website and the facebook page (facebook.com/outdoormagazine) as well.
First, Michigan deer hunter John Wardynski tells the amazing story of how a black bear stole John’s buck…and he has the video to prove it.
Then Brad Smyth of Detroit Outdoor Adventures (iFishDetroit.com) talks about the late fall fishing opportunities in Southern Michigan.
Hour two kicks off with Jason Blitchok of the Michigan Darkhouse Angling Association. Jason describes the time honored tradition of pike spearing and how to get started.
Bryan Darland from Jays Sporting Goods is up next. Bryan is the manager of Jay’s Clare store and he has some great suggestions for the outdoor enthusiast on your Christmas list.
Fishing is the opening topic of discussion on hour three this week as I talk with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose (WildFishing.com). Dave talks about the great fall fishing to be had across the state right now, and looks forward to ice fishing season.
Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps the show up, this time with another great venison recipe.
I hope you like the show.
I start out this week’s show talking about the Michigan firearm deer season and why it’s such a big part of our outdoor heritage.
Then, Ted Harpham of Darton Archery has details on their deal to make bows for Martin Archery and he talks about their revolutionary new cam system and bow designs.
Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews discusses their upcoming December edition.
Hour two kicks off with Tim Roller of Whitetail Journey. Tim has advice on hunting Michigan’s highly pressured deer during the gun season.
Nick Green from mucc is up next with details of their latest magazine and some of the issues that group is working on.
Glen Venner of the Lure Lipstick Company leads off the final hour of this week’s show. Glenn has enjoyed some excellent walleye fishing on the Saginaw River lately. He has great advice on how to catch fall river walleye.
Chef Dixie Dave Minar is up next. Dave discuss field prep of your deer and also has a nice venison recipe.
This week’s show wraps up with Michigan dnr Wildlife Chief Russ Mason. Russ talks about the need for hunters in the CWD zones to shoot more deer and for all Michigan hunters to be on the lookout for the disease.
It’s a busy show this week. I hope you like it.
First, Allan Goetz of the Michigan Buck Pole joins me to talk about their daily hunting and fishing report. He also has a checklist for opening day.
Then Carol Rose from the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereforMiOutdoors) has an update on their campaign to protect hunting, fishing and trapping.
Hour two kicks off with Trevor Daley from the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association (mtpca.com). Trevor describes the trapping lifestyle and talks about the traps used today.
Drew YoungeDyke from the National Wildlife Federation (nwf.org) wraps up the hour talking about the issues his group is working on, including the latest on asian carp.
Rob Miller, the guy largely responsible for the popularity of deer tracking dogs in Michigan today, is featured in hour three. Rob describes the increase in the use of tracking dogs and has advice to help hunters recover more deer. You can learn more on his facebook page (facebook.com/SyprisandSargentdeertracking).
Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up. This time he has a very nice venison recipe.
A good show this week. I hope you can join me.
We kick off the new month with a wide range of topics this week.
First. Tom Beecher of Vanguard Outdoors (VanguardWorld.us) has details of a big discount program with Jays Sporting Goods. You can get twenty percent off all Vanguard products at either Jay’s store if you use my name. “Avery”, at checkout.
Then Suzanne Miller-Allen from Blue Cross Blue Shield (bcbsm.com) talks about their “Novembeard” program. Hunters can get a free health screening at Jay’s stores on November 8th from 9-2. DNR personnel will also be there to answer questions.
Trophy musky fishing is the topic in the second hour as I talk with retired DNR fisheries tech and avid angler Don Barnard. Don says this is the best time of year to target big muskies and he has great advice on finding those fish.
Michigan dnr veterinarian Dr. Kelly Straka is up next. Kelly has the latest on CWD in Michigan.
In hour three we talk about preserving your outdoor memories with master taxidermist RJ Meyer of The Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio in Allendale. RJ says a deer doesn’t have to be a record book animal to be worthy of putting on the wall.
Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up. First, he has advice on proper field preparation, then Dave has a very nice barbecue venison rib recipe.
I hope you like the show.
This week’s show kicks off with a discussion about guns with Jeania Canel of Jays Sporting Goods. Jeania is the manager of the gun department in their Clare store and she says hunters have a great deal of choices these days.
Then Allan Goetz from the Michigan Buck Pole (MiBuckPole.com) joins me to talk about some of the animals submitted to their online buck pole.
Hour two features a conversation with Michigan outdoor writer turned big game hunting guide, Denny Geurink (dgoa.com). Denny started hunting in Russia almost thirty years ago. These days his hunters take more trophy brown bears than any other outfitter in the world.
Nick Green from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) wraps up the hour. Nick describes the role of MUCC and talks about some of the projects their working on.
Charter Captain and fishing guide Lance Keene of Trout Scout charters joins me in the final hour of this week’s show. We talk to Lance while he’s on the Big Manistee River fishing for steelhead. In fact, one of his customers caught a nice fish during the conversation.
We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave has a very nice pheasant recipe. I hope you like the show.
First, Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr has an update on CWD in Michigan, including the latest case in Montcalm County.
Then Jim Hammill from the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereforMiOutdoors.org) joins me to talk about that group and their “Here For Generations” campaign.
Hour two features professional angler Lance Valentine of Walleye 101. Lance is getting ready to head down to Lake Erie to chase big walleye. He has advice on trolling big water in the late season.
DNR biologist and avid upland bird hunter Al Stewart is up next. Al has details of an upcoming woodcock symposium.
Pheasant hunting is the topic in the final hour of this week’s show as I talk with Tom Lounsbury. Tom hasn’t missed an opening day of the Michigan pheasant season in six decades. He says the birds have changed over the years and has advice on how to hunt them today.
We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. As always, Dave has a recipe that sounds great.
I hope you like the show.
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.
We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar and another great wild game recipe.
I hope you like the show.
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.