We’re kicking off Michigan’s firearm deer season this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, Scot Kietzman of Linwood Taxidermy joins me with advice on how to preserve your whitetail trophy.

Then Dean Hall from Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger tells us how we can donate venison to feed the hungry this season.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews takes a look at their December edition.

We’re talking whitefish at the top of the second hour this week with Ed Beckley of the M65 Bait Shop. Ed says the firearm season is a great time to target the tasty fish off Great Lakes pierheads, and he has great advice on how to catch them.

Emily Sewell from the Michigan DNR is up next. The Wildlife Specialist talk about TB in our deer herd and how hunters can get their whitetail tested for the disease.

This week’s “Ask Avery” segment deals with a couple of questions, including the use of “Drop Shotting” on the Detroit River and also whether you can tag deer found dead from injury or accident.

Richard P. Smith headlines the final hour this week. Richard talks about his bear and deer hunting seasons so far this fall.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dave Minar and another very ice venison recipe.

I hope you like the show.