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Radio Rundown for New Year’s Weekend

First  Bob Abbot of Dog Tired TV describes his role in the fight to allow centerfire rifles after dark for predator hunting.  He also talks about why hunting coyotes at night can be so productive.

Then Tom Campbell of  Woods-n-Waternews comments on some big outdoor related issues in 2017 and what we an look forward to next year.

We head to the Yoop in hour two as I talk with Tony Demboski, President of the  Upper Peninsula Sportsmens Alliance.  Tony talks about the long term project to save, and enhance, wintertime deer yards.

Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Katie has details on the new Michigan elk license plate and the Pure Michigan Hunt.

The final hour of this week’s show features Fishing Hall of Fame member Mark Martin.  Mark talks about his early days in the fishing industry and his upcoming ice fishing vacation schools.

We wrap it all up once again with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice venison recipe using a crock pot.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for Christmas Weekend

It’s a busy pre-holiday show this weekend on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, River Guide Paul Schlafley of Riverside Charrter in Manistee talks about wintertime steelheading on the Manistee River.

Then Scott Sczafranski from the Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay has a look ahead to the ice fishing season.

Hour two features Paul Phillips from the US Rifle Team.  Paul is one of the best long range shooters in the country.  He talks about what it takes to shoot accurately at distances of a mile or more.   Paul also explains his testing of the 450 Bushmaster and that he’s been able to reach out to six hundred yards with that cartridge.

Next, Nick Green from mucc discusses the late season deer hunts in the TB and CWD zones.

He’s followed by Glen Venner of Lure Lipstick.  Glen talks about that fish attractant, the growth of the company….and their new podcast that will kick off in January.

The “Deer Whisperer” John Eberhart (Deer-John.net) is featured in the final hour this week.  John has many bucks in the trophy books, but an experience this season has him re-evaluating his quest for trophy racks.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time Dave has a coyote recipe.  Yep, I said coyote.

I hope you like the show.


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Radio Rundown for the End of February

We wrap up the month with a wide range of topics this week on the Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First, Steve Sharp of the National Wild Turkey Federation (nwtf.org) talks about the R3 Program.  That’s an initiative to get more hunters through a project to recruit, retain and reactivate.

Hour two kicks off with Eric Lafollette of Jays Sporting Goods.  Eric talks about training his dogs to look for shed whitetail antlers and how he uses wireless trail cameras to scout remote hunting areas.

Brian Mastenbrook of the Michigan dnr is up next with details on a new research project involving Michigan elk.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye” Mark Martin kicks off the final hour of this week’s show.  Mark reminisces about the early days of fishing on Muskegon Lake and has great advice for anglers heading out this weekend.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week the Chef has a walleye recipe to remind us of warm weather.

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 1/24

We kick off this week’s show talking with Dale Hendershot of the Michigan Trappers and Predator Caller’s Association (mtpca.com).  I think trappers are the most knowledgeable group of outdoorsmen today, but their way of life has been under some criticism from the antis.  Dale talks about the logistics of trapping, preparation of hides and the price of fur this winter.

Hour number two kicks off with Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge on Saginaw Bay.  Doug talks about ice fishing for walleye on the east side of the Bay.

Then Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience  charters has advice on fishing the west side of the Bay.  Jeff is based out of the Linwood Beach Marina.

Mike Horswill of Jays  Sporting Goods wraps up the hour talking about the hottest ice fishing gear this season.

The ice fishing theme continues into hour number three as I talk with veteran outdoor writer and avid ice angler Steve Griffin.  Steve has great advice for targeting crappies and bluegills on inland lakes.

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

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


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Radio Rundown for 8/23

It’s a little slower paced show this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

In hour number one I talk with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor Shop in Bay City.  Glenn discusses what’s hot for this fall, the status of ammo supplies and how to maintain you gun.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”, Mark Martin  joins me in the second hour.  Mark and I talk about his early days of walleye fishing on Muskegon Lake and how that started his professional angling career.  As always, Mark has great advice on how to catch more fish.

Archery season prep is the topic for hour number three as I talk with Eric LaFollette of Jays Sporting Goods.  Eric is the archery department manager of their Clare store and an avid bowhunter.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week the Chef has an interesting smoked carp recipe.

Great guests with lots of outdoor information this week on Outdoor Magazine.  Thanks for listening.


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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for 4/26

We wrap up the month of April talking turkeys and fishing.

First, I tell the story of my successful Michigan turkey hunt.

Avery Turkey


Then former fishing guide Tim Roller talks about springtime trout fishing in northern Michigan.  We also discuss his University of Whitetail project designed to educate Michigan deer hunters.

Tom Campbell of  Woods-n-Waternews  joins me next.  Tom has an update on his turkey season and talks about their push to expand their Facebook page (facebook.com/WoodsnWaternews).

Hour number two features flyfishing guide Mike Schultz of Schultz Outfitters.  While  many flyfishermen will be chasing trout this opening weekend, Mike and his crew plan to target smallmouth on southeast Michigan streams.

Paul Kollmeyer of the Michigan dnr is up next to talk about the springtime wildfire season and how they can be prevented.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”, Mark Martin is the focus of hour number three.  Mark talks to us from the Detroit River where he’s pre fishing for a tournament.  During the conversation the veteran angler catches a couple of nice fish and has some great advice on how to catch more walleye.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has our traditional springtime recipe of Turkey with morel mushrooms and fiddlehead ferns.

A busy show for a busy weekend.  I hope you like it.



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Radio Rundown for 12/21

We celebrate this last weekend before Christmas with a fast paced, informative show.

First, Travis Ockerman of Michigan Predator Quest joins me.  Travis is spearheading a statewide predator hunting contest in January.  For details go to their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/events/671614549536601/.

Then, I talk Tim Humes of the Carhartt company.  I had no idea Carhartt is a Michigan based company….and has been for 124 years.

Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Katie reminds us the deadline to get involved in  this year’s Pure Michigan Hunt is December 31st.

The second hour kicks off with spear fisherman Mike Holmes.  Mike is the president of the Michigan Darkhouse Association (http://www.mi-darkhouse.org).  Mike says the spearing season got an early start this year with good ice across the U.P.

MUCC‘s Erin McDonough wraps up the hour.  Erin talks about the important petition drive spearheaded my Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management (CitizensWildlife.com) to fight the anti hunting movement in Michigan.

We turn our attention to the frozen water of Saginaw Bay in hour number three as I talk with Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge.  Doug talks about perch and walleye fishing on the bay…and his recent recovery of a snowmobile that went through the ice.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice recipe for venison in grape leaves.

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

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Rundown for Memorial Weekend

A little slower paced show this week as we celebrate Memorial Day.

The show kicks off with my heartfelt thanks to all those who have served, and to their families.

Then the attention turns to fishing with my first guest Joe Marion. Joe is a retired Coastguardsman and Sheriff Department marine officer, who now spends much of his time fishing salmon off Ludington.

Joe has great advice to stay safe on the big water of the Great Lakes. He also had a couple of weblinks to check out. First, the Ludington Charter Boat Association, and the second for Rodmaster Charter, the fishing boat Joe works on.

In the second hour “Michigan’s Mr. Walleye” joins me. Pro walleye angler Mark Martin has a lifetime of fishing experience, and he loves to share that information. In a rare, hour long conversation, Mark and I shoot the breeze about all things fishing in Michigan. He also previews the big Can/Am tournament coming up in Brimley, MI next week. Mark says you can watch that weigh in live on the AIM Fishing website.

The fishing theme continues in the third hour as I talk with Lake St. Clair musky guide Don Miller. Lake St. Clair is a world class musky fishery, but the techniques used their are different than many other musky waters. Don talks about the finer points of trolling and also where to find the giant fish.

We wrap it up as always with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.

Fewer guests and longer conversations on this week’s show, but plenty of great information. I hope you like it.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio (12/26)

A wide range of topics this weekend on the Outdoor Magazine radio show, including a conversation with Kirk Herman of the OJ Herman Company. Kirk owns the Mid Michigan Argo franchise. Argos are the ultimate ice fishing vehicle and Kirk tells us why.

Then, an extended conversation with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews. Tom and I talk about the top outdoor stories of 2009 and look forward to next year.

The second hour kicks off with Mike Murphy of the Tahquamenon County Sled Dog Race. That race is coming up in a few weeks and Mike gives me the details on that event….as well as the sport of sled dog racing in general.

Then, Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 and Precision Angling joins me. Mark has been absent for a few weeks and he brings me up to speed on winter fishing opportunities and the new season of Fishing 411 on Sportsman Channel.

The third hour kicks off with Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge. Doug has been on Saginaw Bay enjoying some early season ice fishing action on Saginaw Bay and he has some great tips.

We wrap up the show with Dixie Dave Minar . Dave has another great venison recipe for us.

Another busy show, and I hope you enjoy it.

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