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Radio Rundown for the First Weekend in November

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.

 

 

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Rundown for the Last Weekend in July

We wrap up the month with some great guests and information this week on Outdoor Magazine.

First, master taxidermist RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy studio in Allendale joins me.  RJ has great advice on preserving the memories of your Great Lakes fishing trips.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews says they’re rapidly filling up on vendor space for the upcoming Outdoor Weekend in September.

Hour two kicks off with Eric Lafollette of Jays Sporting Goods.  Eric is the manager of the archery department in Jay’s Clare store and he says it’s time to start getting ready for the season.

Next, Lt. Steve Burton from the Michigan dnr talks about the current class of recruits training to be conservation officers.

Carol Rose of the Michigan Wildlife Council wraps up the hour.  She has an update on the “Here For Generations” campaign (hereformioutdoors.org).

Veteran Great Lakes charter captain Ed Rutherford of Trout Scout Charters in Alpena is featured in the final hour of this week’s show.  Ed has been a fishing guide and charter captain for almost fifty years and has plenty of stories to tell about his time on the water.

We wrap it up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time it’s an interesting catfish recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for Mother’s Day Weekend

First RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio in Allendale joins me to talk about preserving your hunting and fishing memories.

Then, Tom Campbell from the Woods-n-Waternews magazine has a look at their latest edition.

Hour two kicks off with Michigan dnr wildlife biologist Chad Stewart.  Chad talks about whitetail fawns and why people should never pick them up.  He also describes the latest on CWD in Michigan and proposed changes to the state’s deer hunting regulations.

Then, Shaun McKeon of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) describes their new “On the Ground Jr.” program.

Bass fishing is the topic in hour 3 as I talk with fishing guide Gerry Gostenik of Great Lakes Bass Fishing.  Gerry says Michigan is one of the top states in the country for trophy smallmouth with Lake St. Clair leading the way.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps this week’s show up.  This time he has a very interesting woodchuck recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Rundown for the Last Weekend in July

We wrap up the month with with a wide range of guests and topics.

First, Tim Squires of Michigan based Hurricane Safety Systems joins me to talk about their products designed to keep tree stand hunters safe.

Then, Valerie Blaschka of the Michigan dnr has a preview of the big Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival coming up next weekend at the Bay City State Recreation Area.

In hour two, Master taxidermist RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio has advice on how to take care of trophy fish and also looks ahead to our Ontario bear hunt.

Dennis Fox wraps up the hour talking about DNR shooting ranges in southern Michigan.

Sturgeon fishing is the topic of discussion in hour three of this week’s show.  Jim Felgenauer has great advice on finding, and catching giant sturgeon in the St. Clair River.  You can learn more about that at their website….StClairSturgeon.org.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has an unusual, but tasty recipe….it’s broiled crayfish.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Show Rundown for September 19/20

There’s lots of fall hunting action on this edition of Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First master taxidermist RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room talks about field prep of your trophy during the youth hunt and Michigan bear season.

Then Bryan Lowe of  the Michigan Buck Pole (MiBuckPole.com) kicks off their whitetail season.

Next, Tom Campbell has a wrap up of the big Outdoor Weekend and a preview of the October edition of their Woods-n-Waternews  publication.

Hour two starts out with Rob Miller of the Michigan Deer Trackn Hounds.  Rob talks about the growing use of tracking dogs to recover deer.

Drew YoungeDyke from mucc is up next with another update about their “On The Ground” program and a wrap up of the “Camo at the Capitol” event.

Hunter and outdoor inventor Greg Abbas of A-Way Outdoors (AWayHunting.com) is the featured guest in hour number three.  Greg talks about the process of bringing a product to the outdoor marketplace.  He also has great advice on the use of calls and scent to attract a buck.

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

Lots of great guests and information this week.  I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for 9/28

We get ready for the Michigan archery season on this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show and podcast.

First, author Jerry Lambert joins me to talk about his new book The Hunting Spirit.  I enjoyed this book’s combination of practical advice, entertaining stories and inspirational tone.  You can learn more about the Michigan author on his website JerryLambertOutdoors.com.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins me to talk about their first annual Outdoor Weekend West in Kalamazoo.  Tom says the crowds were a little light but he has high hopes for next year’s event.  We also discuss the latest edition of their magazine.

Hour number two features musky angler Don Barnard.  Don says fall is the best time of year to catch a trophy fish and he has some great advice.

Tony Hansen of MUCC is up next.  Rather than talk about an outdoor related topic this week, Tony announced his departure from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs to pursue other outdoor related ventures.  I think Tony has done a great job in that position and his efforts have benefited the hunters and anglers of Michigan.

In the final hour I talk with Craig Owczarak of Meats and Mooore. in Bay City.  Craig is a veteran butcher who processes my wild game. He has some tips to get the most from your deer this season.

Next, RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio joins me to talk about preserving your whitetail trophy.  RJ says an animal doesn’t have to a big buck to be worthy of mounting.  He says all deer can be special and have a great story worthy of preserving.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave and I talk about his Michigan bear hunting adventures.  We’ll save the recipe for next week.

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

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Show Rundown for August 24th.

RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio joins me this week to talk about preserving your hunting and fishing memories.  RJ has some great advice on field prep for the taxidermist and what you can expect from those mounts.  For a look at some of RJ’s work, check out his website….TrophyRoomMichigan.com.

Then Fred Post of the Sanford American Legion Post talks about a fundraising event we’re having in a couple of weeks to raise money for veterans.  It’s Saturday, September 14th.  This poster has details.

Vets Salute

 

Hour two kicks off with old friend Jim Barta of the Hunter Safety System.  Hunter Safety System revolutionized the concept of treestand safety and Jim has good advice on staying safe in a treestand.

MUCC‘s Tony Hansen is up next.  This week Tony and I talk about screw ups in the outdoors and how they make for some great stories.

Another old friend joins me in the third hour as I talk with expert outdoorsman and veteran writer Tom Lounsbury.  Tom and I discuss a wide range of topics from pheasant hunting to handguns.

The show wraps up once again with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave doesn’t have a recipe, instead we talk about bear hunting and fundraising dinners.

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

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