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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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Rundown for April 8/9

We kick off this weekend’s Outdoor Magazine Radio show talking turkey with Greg Abbas of A-way Outdoors.  Greg is a veteran turkey guide and turkey calling champion…and a wealth of knowledge and information.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews is up next.  We talk about the history of their magazine and look forward to turkey season.

Hour two features Dan Jordan of Team Anglerfish.  We talk about early season fishing for coho in southern Lake Michigan and trolling shallow water for springtime browns.  Dan also describes his experience running an Angler Qwest on Lake Michigan.

Lt. Jennifer Wolf of the Michigan dnr wraps up the hour.  She says the state’s RAP (Report All Poaching) line can now accept text messages.  That number is 800 292-7800.

Veteran outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith is my guest in hour three.  We talk about Michigan bear and moose numbers…and mandatory antler point restrictions.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up once again.  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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Radio Rundown for Last Weekend in February

A slower paced show this week, but still filled with lots of news and information.

First, Michigan dnr biologist Chad Stewart joins me to talk about the CWD situation in Mecosta County.  Chad says there are still lots of questions to be answered regarding that incident.  We also talk about the Ann Arbor deer situation and look ahead to the future of deer hunting in Michigan.

Hour two kicks off with veteran turkey hunter Greg Abbas of A-Way Outdoors.   Greg says it’s a little too early to start patterning the birds, but the perfect time to start getting ready for the season.  Greg demonstrates some calls and talks about this strategy for targeting public land gobblers.

Caleb Putman of the DNR is up next.  Caleb describes a new partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Audubon Society.

We’re talking fishing in hour three of this week’s show as Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 joins me.  Lance explains how to jig for walleye in the Saginaw and Detroit Rivers.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has an interesting woodchuck recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Rundown for Weekend of April 23rd

We kick off this week’s show talking about the extended coyote hunting season in Michigan.   Michigan dnr biologist Adam Bump has the details.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins the show to talk about the Michigan turkey season so far.

Hour two kicks off with outdoor writer and veteran angler Dave Mull of Great Lakes Angler Magazine (GLAngler.com).  Dave talks about the evolution of the big water fishery and also the appeal of fishing from a kayak.

Katie Keen of the DNR wraps up the hour talking about turkey hunting opportunities in Michigan.  More details at (Michigan.gov/turkey).

Outdoor writer and veteran outdoorsman Richard P. Smith (RichardPSmith.com)  is featured in the final hour of the show.  Richard talks about deer hunting in the UP and regulations surrounding that hunt.

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

Great guests and information this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.  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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Rundown for First Weekend in April

We kick off the new month with some interesting guests this week on the Outdoor Magazine Radio Show.

First, Josh Pawlak of Vanguard Outdoors joins me to talk about that Michigan based company.  I’m happy to welcome Vanguard to the Outdoor Magazine family.

Then, Captain Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience  fishing charters joins me to talk about a fishing trip giveaway coming up on Saginaw Bay.

The hour wraps up with Emily Mallory from the Forward Corporation.  Emily has details on how you can win that fishing trip with Captain Godi.

Hour two kicks off with veteran turkey hunter Greg Abbas of Away Outdoors (AwayHunting.com).  Greg talks about targeting early season birds and demonstrates some calls to help you bag a gobbler.

Drew YoungDyke of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) is up next.  Drew talks about potential policy resolutions at their upcoming convention and his thoughts on the movement to make “blaze pink” legal for Michigan hunters.

Gary Morgan of East Lake Outfitters wraps up the hour.  Gary warns hunters about a website that appears to be a booking agent for East Lake Outfitters, but Gary says he’s not associated with the company behind that site.

Metro Deroit fishing is the topic of discussion in hour number three as I talk with guide Brad Smith of Detroit Outdoor Adventures (iFishDetroit.com).  Brad has great advice on jigging for Detroit River walleye.  He also talks about fishing for other species, including this nice musky caught on a recent trip.

Smyth Musky

 

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has a walleye in phyllo dough recipe.

Great guests and outdoor information this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.  I hope you like the show.

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Show Rundown for April 11/12

It’s a busy show this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, Eric Sherwood of Whitetail Select Seed joins me to talk about planting springtime food plots.

Then, Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation has details of a Saginaw Bay fishing charter giveaway with Captain Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience.

Hour two starts out with Blaine Bailer of Jays Sporting Goods talking about turkey hunting and some new gear for hunters this spring.

Plus Maia Turek of the Michigan dnr has some suggestions for using Michigan State Parks during the “off season”.

Walleye fishing is the topic in our final hour with Lance Valentine of Walleye 101.  Lance has great advice for catching Detroit River and Lake Erie fish.  He also shares his thoughts on harvesting those big, spawn filled females.

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

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

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Outdoor Magazine Rundown for Easter Weekend

It’s a little slower paced show this week but there’s  still lots of great outdoor news and information.

Hour number one features Derrick Poet.  Derrick talks about the importance of patterning your shotgun for turkey season and he has some great tips on how to do it.

We also discuss the importance of your bowstring for greater accuracy and longevity.  Derrick makes custom string for traditional archers, compound shooters and even crossbows.  Here’s the Facebook page for his company. https://www.facebook.com/six11archery.

Walleye fishing is the topic of the second hour this week as Capt. Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience is my guest.  Jeff has tips on trolling for early season walleye.  We also talk about when to make the transition to trolling spoons and discuss the finer points of that presentation.

We switch gears for hour number three and talk turkeys with hunting guide Chet Loar.  Chet is one of the best turkey hunters I know and he has great advice on pre season scouting and what to do once you find the birds.

This week’s show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice whitefish recipe.

Fewer guests this week, but that means more in depth conversations.  I hope you like it.

 

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Radio Rundown for March 14/15

We kick off this weekends Outdoor Magazine radio show talking with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor Shop in Bay City.  Glenn tells of the recent attempt to ban the popular green tip .556 bullets and discusses turkey guns for the upcoming season.

Then Mike Orr of Five Orrs Charters joins me to talk about early season trolling on southern Lake Michigan.  Mike says anglers there are already on open water and getting limit catches of coho.

Next, Michigan dnr biologist Kevin Swanson has an update on the Michigan black bear population.  He says the bears here are doing well but the number of bear tags will still be down for this season.

We’re talking turkey in hour three with Greg Abbas of A-Way Outdoors (AWayHunting.com).  Greg has advice on pre season scouting for gobblers and demonstrates some of his favorite calls.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  As always, Dave has another great recipe.

Lots of outdoor news and information in this week’s show.  I hope you like it.

 

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