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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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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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Radio Rundown for May 14/15

We kick off this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show with charter captain Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience.  Jeff talks about trolling spoons on Saginaw Bay and the challenges of running a new charter boat.

Then Laura Corlew joins the conversation.  Laura won a fishing trip with Captain Godi in a contest through the folks at the Forward Corporation.

Whitetails are the opening topic in hour number two as I talk with biologist Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr.  Chad stresses the importance of leaving fawns alone.  He says there’s never a good reason to pick one up.

Then mucc‘s Drew YoungeDyke checks in with details on proposed legislation that would make it easier for the state to sell public land and limit access for hunting and angling.

Joe Marion kicks off the final hour of this week’s show.  Joe is a charter captain and former coastguardsman who has spent his life on the water.  Joe has great advice to prevent accidents while on the Great Lakes and inland water.

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

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

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Rundown for April 16/17

Great guests and information this week on the Outdoor Magazine Radio Show.

First Matt Pedigo, chairman of the Michigan Wildlife Council joins me.  Matt talks about the new “Here. For Generations” campaign (hereformi.org).  That campaign to educate Michigan’s non hunters and anglers officially kicked off this week.   Matt also puts on his bear hunter hat and we discuss the growth of bear hunting in Michigan.

Hour two kicks off with expert turkey hunter and Michigan dnr biologist Al Stewart.  Al talks about turkey hunting in Michigan and has some great tips to make your hunt more successful.

Drew YoungeDyke of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) is up next.  Drew outlines some of the resolutions proposed by their club members.

Springtime fishing is the topic of hour number three as professional angler and fishing educator Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 joins the show.  Lance has great advice on jigging the Detroit River for walleye and early season trolling on Saginaw Bay.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Show Rundown for July 18/19

I kick off this week’s show talking about the cicadas buzzing and how that relates to the “Old Sayings” I’ve collected over the years.  You can see a blog post about that here….mikeaveryoutdoors.com/blog.

Then, Bill Hahn of Jays Sporting Goods joins me to talk about trail cameras.

Next, Dr. Annie Rummel of the Great Lakes Bay Region (GoGreat.com) joins me to talk about our recent walleye fishing trip on Saginaw Bay and the promotion of that area as an outdoor recreation destination.

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Hour two starts out with Eric Sherwood of the Whitetail Select Seed company.  Eric is an expert on planting food plots and he has some great advice.

Suzanne Stone of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Suzanne has details of their new ‘Trout Trails” website.  You can learn more here…..Michigan.gov/trouttrails.

Professional angler and fishing educator Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 is featured in our final hour.  Lance has great information on using your electronics to chase summertime walleye.

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

Lots of great guests this week….I hope you enjoy the show.

 

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Show Rundown for First Weekend in June

We kick off a new month with more great guests and information on this edition of Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, Captain Jeff Godi of the Michigan Experience Charters (The Michigan Experience) joins me to talk about post season cold front fishing for big water walleye.  Jeff also talks about the finer points of trolling spoons for great lakes marble eyes.

Then, John Gorm of Linwood Beach Marina has details on a new program from Mercury Marine with financial incentives to re-power your boat with a new outboard motor.

Hour two kicks off with RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio.  RJ has some thoughts on preserving your hunting and fishing memories through taxidermy.

Next, Paul Yauk of the Michigan dnr has details of a new statewide trail system for hikers and bicyclists.  It’s called the Iron Belle Trail.  You can get more details at Michigan.gov/dnrtrails.

We head to Lake Superior for the final hour of this week’s show and talk with veteran fishing captain Dave Kimar.  Dave owns Kimars Charters, a company that offers fishing adventures to Standard Rock, fifty miles offshore, in the middle of the giant lake.

Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up once again.  This time Dave has a very interesting sheephead recipe.

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

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Radio Rundown for 2/28-3/1

We kick off this week’s show talking with Michigan dnr fisheries biologist Todd Grischke about changes in the works for the Saginaw Bay walleye fishery.  Those will likely include decreasing the size limit and increasing the daily creel limit for walleye.  Those regulations would go into affect for 2016.

Scott Sczafranski of  the Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay is up next with an ice and fish in report, as well as reaction to those proposed walleye regulations.

Hour two kicks off with angler Dusty C0mpton.  Dusty became well know in Michigan ice fishing circles as pictures of his big pike were seen on several internet sites and Facebook pages.  Dusty has great advice on what it takes to consistently catch big pike through the ice.

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Then Mike Smalligan of the Michigan DNR has info on their Forest Stewardship Program.

Brad Dupuie of Apex Marine wraps up the hour with news of a big award their Angler Qwest boat received at the Miami Boat Show.

Outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith is featured in hour number three.  Richard talks about how the UP whitetails are doing this winter, the habits of denned black bears and deer management in Michigan.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave reaches into the archives for a crow recipe.

It’s a fast paced show this week filled with great guests and information.  I hope you like it.

 

 

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Show Rundown for First Weekend of Summer

We kick off summer with another show filled with great guests and information.

First, Scott Szafranski of Linwood Beach Marina talks about the Saginaw Bay walleye fishery so far this season.

Then Tom  Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews  talks about their latest edition.

Hour two features Captain John King of Halcyon Charters.  John fishing the UP port of Detour and also ventures over to the Straits to fish salmon and trout in the shadow of the Mackinac Bridge.

Lt. Creig Grey of the Michigan dnr wraps up the hour talking about their new class of Conservation Officers.

Veteran outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith joins me in hour three of this week’s show.  Richards talks of his disappointment in the Natural Resource Commission and their failure to change UP deer hunting regulations.

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

Another show filled with good guests and information.  I hope you like it.

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OM Radio Rundown for 5/17

First, I talk with retired Coastguardsman and avid angler Joe Marion.  Joe has a lifetime of experience on big water and shares some great, common sense advice on how to stay safe on the Great Lakes.

Then Roy Dahlgren of the UP Trappers Association  joins me to talk about the national trappers convention coming to the UP this summer.  Roy wants us to know this information now so we can make summertime travel plans.

Hour two features Captain Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience fishing charter.  Jeff has a technique for trolling big water walleye that’s a lot different than the traditional bottom bouncer and spinner presentation.  Jeff runs spoons at high speeds using a variety of presentations.

Next, Drew YoungeDyke of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc) and Citizens for Professional Wildlife (CitizensWildlife.com)  joins me with an update on the  petition drive to fight the anti hunters in Michigan.  Drew is optimistic we’ll reach our goal but he says don’t forget to send your signed petitions in.

Veteran outdoor writer Tom Lounsbury joins me in hour number three.  Tom and I talk about lots of outdoor related topics including turkey hunting, crossbows, bear hunting and more.

As always, we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice grilled fish recipe.

I hope you like this week’s show.  Thanks for listening.

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Show Rundown for 2/8

It’s a fast paced show filled with great guests and information this week on Outdoor Magazine.

First Jason Michalski of Darkhouse Decoys and Spears joins me to talk about the wintertime sport of spearing.  Jason makes custom decoys and spears and has lots of experience on the ice.  He describes spearing as “bowhunting for fish”.

Then T0m Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has advice on how to become an outdoor writer in this age of digital media.

Hour two kicks off with Saginaw Bay charter captain and avid ice fishermen Jeff Godi.  Jeff has great advice on fishing for wintertime walleye.  You can learn more about Jeff’s charter service at The Michigan Experience.

Then Michigan dnr fisheries chief Jim Dexter joins me to talk about a new grant program to improve fisheries habitat.

Ben Nielsen of Showspan is up next.  Ben talks about the big Outdoorama show coming up in Novi.

Predator hunting after dark is the subject of the final hour as I talk with Paul Cianciolo of Predator Hunter Outdoors.  Paul has come up with an innovative new light system that allows hunters to see game up to four hundred yards away.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a hearty rabbit recipe.

Lots of great guests and information this week….I hope you like it.

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