First, Bob Ransom of Primal Treestands joins me to talk about the growth of that company and also their new “Breeze” blind designed for warm weather hunting.

Then Ken Dalton, the “Pheasident”, reminds us to buy the new Michigan Pheasant license. That money will be used to buy birds for stocking this fall.

Hour two kicks off with turkey hunting guide Chet Loar. Chet shares some of his tips and tricks learned over two decades of chasing longbeards.

Nick Green from MUCC is up next. Nick has details of a lawsuit against the Michigan DNR Director Dan Eichinger filed by an anti hunting group over the wolf advisory committee formed to investigate a possible wolf hunt.

The “Ask Avery” segment wraps up the hour. This time the question deals with the use of drones for hunting in Michigan. I was told by a DNR representative there are currently no laws on the books to restrict such activity, but I later found out that’s not the case. I’m still investigating and will have an update on next week’s show.

Avid outdoorsman and outdoor writer Mike Gnatkowski is my guest in hour three this week. We talk about Mike’s career choices that took him out west for a while, but now he’s happy to be back home in Michigan. We also discuss springtime fishing opportunities and the upcoming turkey season.

The show wraps up with chef Dave Minar and a very nice steelhead recipe.