Tom Beecher of Vanguard Outdoors is my first guest this week. Tom talks about that company and their line up of products. He also discusses the great deals offered at outdoors shows across Michigan this winter.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about the challenges of producing a magazine a month in advance because you never now what the weather will be like and what outdoor activities people will be involved in.

We’re talking about trapping in hour two of this week’s show. Dale Hendershot of the Michigan Trappers and Predator Caller’s Association discusses the finer points of trapping and talks about why trappers have to be vigilant on their trap lines.

Katie Keen of the Michigan DNR is up next. Katie has details on the big Backyard Bird Count.

We wrap up the hour with Drew YoungeDyke of the National Wildlife Federation. Drew says it’s time for hunters and anglers to get involved and he has details on how to make an impact in Washington.

Saginaw Bay walleye fishing through the ice is the topic in the final hour this week as Capt. Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience joins me. Jeff talks about how to stay safe on the ice and where to find those big wintertime walleye.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar then wraps it all up with another great goose recipe.

I hope you like the show.