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Radio Rundown for Weekend of January 2oth

Ice fishing is the opening topic of discussion this week as I talk with Captain Jeff Godi The Michigan Experience.  Jeff is a Saginaw Bay charter captain who runs ice fishing trips in the winter and he has some great advice on targeting big walleye.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about the recent Ultimate Fishing Show in Novi and takes a look at the February edition of their popular magazine.

Hour two features six time Michigan turkey calling champ and former turkey guide Greg Abbas (AWayHunting.com).  Greg looks forward to the springtime turkey season and also talks about his outdoor invention consulting business.

Ed Roy of the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereForMiOutdoors.org) discusses their “Here for Generations” campaign and the impact it’s having in southern Michigan.

Fishing is the opening topic in the final hour of this week’s show as Dave Rose joins me.  Dave has great advice on hot bites in northern Michigan.  You can learn more at his website WildFishing.com.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for 10/14

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.

Richard P. Smith with bear he shot on the evening of Oct 7 with


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

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown to Kick Off October

Allan Goetz from the Michigan Buck Pole is my first guest this week.  Allan describes how their “online buck pole” started and talks about their impressive growth.

Then Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation  joins me to talk about another giveaway.  This time it’s a hunting blind from Slayer Blinds.

Speaking of Slayer Outdoor Products, Rob Trowbridge from that Michigan based company  wraps up the hour with details on their products.

Hour two kicks off with Mike Horswill of Jays Sporting Goods.  Mike is an expert meat processor and has great advice on field dressing, butchering and processing your deer.

Amy Trotter from mucc is up next.  Amy talks about their recent Great Lakes Day at the state capitol.  She also has updates on the Lake Erie algae bloom, aquaculture and asian carp.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”,  Mark Martin is featured in hour three this week.  Mark has great advice  about fishing the fall and has a preview of his upcoming Fishing Vacation Schools.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time he has a very nice venison recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for August 12-13

First, Brad Dupuie of Michigan made Angler Qwest boats joins me to talk about their lineup for 2018.  They made some big improvements in existing models and added a couple of new versions for southern anglers.

Then, whitetail expert John Eberhart (deer-john.net) talks about scouting hunting properties and his new consulting business to help Michigan hunters.

Next, Katie Keen from the Michigan dnr reminds us small game season opens September 15th and has details of their GEMS program for grouse hunters.

Hour three features outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith.  Richard talks about bear and deer hunting, as well as his new book on tracking wounded whitetails.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar and another great wild game 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 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 March 12/13

We kick off this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show talking about the crazy weather with meteorologist Mark Torregrossa (FarmerWeather.com).  Way back in September,  Mark accurately predicted what this winter would be like.  Now he gives us his thoughts on the spring and summer weather patterns.  Here’s a hint…be sure to get your air conditioner tuned up early this year.

Then Conservation Officer Tony Soave (Michigan.gov/dnr) joins me to talk about the upcoming walleye season closure on Michigan rivers and what that means for anglers.

Turkey hunting is the opening topic in hour number two as I talk with Brandon Ziegler from Jays Sporting Goods.  Brandon has great advice on choosing the right turkey gun, choke tube and ammo for longbeards.  We also discuss the importance of patterning your gun before the season.

Next, Lee Osterland of the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about prescription burns and how the department uses fire to improve habitat.

Veteran outdoor writer Tom Lounsbury is featured in our final hour.  Tom is a lifelong outdoorsman from Michigan’s Thumb and he always has a very interesting perspective on hunting and fishing related issues.

We wrap up this week’s show with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  As always, Dave has a very nice wild game recipe.

Interesting guests with great information this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.  I hope you like the show.


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Show Rundown for March 21/22

Turkey, fish and archery are the main topics of discussion this week on the Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First, Tim Checkeroski of G5 Outdoors joins me to talk about bowhunting for gobblers.  He also has some thoughts on using fixed blade broadheads vs expandables.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews previews the April edition of that magazine.

Hour two kicks off with Michigan dnr fisheries biologist Scott Heintzelman.  Scott talks about stripping steelhead eggs on the Little Manistee River weir and gathering walleye eggs from the Muskegon River.

Next, Ted Harpham of  Darton Archery has an update on that Michigan company and describes some of their new bows and crossbows.

I talk with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose of Wild Fishing in hour number three.  Dave has great advice on springtime fishing in Michigan.

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

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

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Show Rundown for December 13/14

I’m recovering very well from knee replacement surgery, but still not quite up to sitting in the studio for three hours, so this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show is a compilation of programs that aired last year about this time.

First, I talk with retired DNR Fisheries Biologist Steve Sendek.  Steve says he was surrounded and stalked by wolves in Michigan’s U.P.

Hour number two features Mike Holmes of the Michigan Darkhouse Association (mi-darkhouse.org).  Pike spearing is a wintertime tradition in the north country and Mike has some interesting thoughts on the sport.

Then, Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about the Pure Michigan hunt and remind us of the upcoming deadline to apply.

In hour three I talk with Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge on Saginaw Bay.  Doug talks about an early season recovery of a snowmobile that went through the ice and has great tips for catching perch and walleye.

As always we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time though Dave has two recipes for us.

A little different format this week, and I appreciate your indulgence.  Next time I’ll be back in the studio and ready to get back to work.


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Radio Rundown for This Week’s Show (7/21)

I kick off the show talking once again about Asian carp. I’m in the minority, but I’m not convinced the sky is falling and I ask the question why this issue has dragged out so long with no action.

Then Eric Sherwood of Whitetail Select joins me to talk about food plots and how the hot, dry summer has affected them.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour. Tom has a preview of their next edition, including the first hand story of a family stranded on Saginaw Bay during a recent fishing trip.

Hour two features veteran angler Jim Felgenauer of the St. Clair Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow. Jim is an avid sturgeon angler and he has great advice on fishing for the prehistoric creatures.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs is up next. This week Tony has some early information on an issue regarding shooting ranges that could prove to be a big threat to shooting in Michigan.

The final hour kicks off with fishing guide Mike Schultz of Schultz Outfitters. Mike is a flyfisherman who concentrates on southeast Michigan rivers. Mike says it’s been a tough summer because many streams and rivers are very low from the lack of rain.

Next I talk about a picture released by the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy of a cougar they say is from the Upper Peninsula.


It’s interesting to note, that picture attracted more attention on the Outdoor Magazine Facebook page than any other previous post.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time the chef has a very nice lake trout recipe.

This is a very busy, and interesting show…I hope you like it.

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