We’re talking about winter weather, firearm deer season and more this week on Outdoor Magazine radio.

First, Eric Peterson of West Michigan Whitetail Tracking joins me to talk about how the use of tracking dogs has evolved in the past few years.

Then Dean Hall of Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger joins me to talk about their venison donation process to help needy families.

The wintertime tradition of spearing kicks off the second hour as I talk with Mike Holmes of the Michigan Darkhouse Angling Association. Mike says folks will get an early start on the season this year with the unseasonably cold weather.

Nick Green of MUCC is up next. Nick talks about the ongoing fight to overturn the bait ban in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Steve Thomas of Overdrive Outdoors joins me in the final hour of this week’s show. Steve is an expert predator hunter and has great advice on nighttime coyote hunting.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dave Minar and another great wild game recipe. This time, its a venison soup.

Thanks for listening to this week’s show.