The tradition of deer hunting in Michigan is the opening topic this week as I share some thoughts on what it means to me, and to Michigan hunters as a whole.

Then, one of the most interesting hunters I know, Nick Ostroski joins me to talk about his recent elk hunt in Colorado.  Nick is a Michigan farmer who decided at the last minute to jump in his truck and head west for the adventure of a lifetime.  He talks about that hunt, and why he did it.

Allan Goetz from the  Michigan Buckpole wraps up the hour.  Allan talks about the large number of big bucks they’re seeing this year, and also the increase in female and young hunters.

We head to Michigan’s UP in the second hour as I talk with Dan Donarski.   Dan is an outdoor writer from the Soo with a unique insight into hunting and fishing in the Upper Peninsula.  We talk about deer and upland bird hunting….as well as the discovery of CWD in their deer herd.

Scott Buttrick of the Forward Corporation is my next guest.  Scott talks about our upcoming “Wednesday Night Live” at their LumberJack Restaurant and also the big Outdoor Expo in February (

Jef Poet of Jays Sporting Goods kicks off the final hour this week.  Jeff talks about the importance of deer hunting to Michiganders.  He also describes the purpose of the Michigan Wildlife Council ( and their “Here. For Generations” campaign.

We wrap it all up once again with Wild Game Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time he has a very nice venison recipe.

I hope you like the show.