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Mike Avery's Outdoor Magazine

Outdoor Magazine is Michigan's premier outdoor radio show. The three hour program is hosted by veteran outdoor broadcaster Mike Avery. Each week Mike talks with outdoor experts and industry leaders about the latest techniques, strategies and equipment, as well as hunting and fishing news. Avery also has tips and suggestions on where to go and how to get the most from your next outdoor adventure.


Outdoor Magazine Radio (5/25/24)
  John Cleveland is my first guest this week. John talks about the family owned, Michigan based Eppinger Company. They’ve been making the Dardevle spoon for more than a century. Then, some thoughts on the Michigan Wildlife Council and their “Here for Generations” campaign to promote hunting and fishing. Hour two kicks off with Michigan Spearfisherman John Durtka. John describes his sport and why it can be tough to shoot fish. Northern Ontario bear guide Ron St.Louis is up next. Ron owns Northern Wilderness Bear Outfitters. He describes his bear hunting operation in White River. Boating safety is the topic in Hour 3 this week as I talk with retired Coastguardsman and current Charter Captain Joe Marion. The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar and another great recipe.
103:33 5/26/24
Outdoor Magazine (5/18/24)
Jason Horton is my first guest this week. Jason is with the Michigan Bowfishing Association. He talks about the appeal of that sport and how to get started. “Mr. Angler Quest“, Brad Dupuie is up next. He has an update on the progress toward coming out with his own line of fishing pontoons. Hour two features “Uncle Ted”, the “Whackmaster” Ted Nugent. Ted talks about the role of hunting today and how the Fred Bear song came to be. Chad Fedewa from the Michigan DNR is up next. He talks about the springtime whitetail fawning season. The hour wraps up with this week’s “Ask Avery” segment. The question is answer by Sgt. Mark Papineau of the DNR. We’re talking fishing in Hour 3 with Lance Valentine of Teachin Fishin. Lance is wrapping up his season on the Detroit River and heading north to Saginaw Bay for the summer trolling season. Next, Justin Tomei from MUCC joins me with an update out of Lansing. We also talk about the charity golf outing in July to benefit their Youth Camp. You can sign up to play and/or sponsor at The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar and another great wild game recipe.
116:34 5/19/24
Outdoor Magazine Radio (5/11/24)
This week on Outdoor Magazine radio… First, Rich Chrzan from Killer Food Plots has great advice on taking advantage of the nice weather to get those seeds in the ground. Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about their latest issue, including a very interesting story of a young lady who got TB from a whitetail. Hour two kicks off with Primal Outdoor pro staffer Charlie Wiltse. Charlie is an expert turkey hunter and has great advice on huntint the late season. Lisa Jackson from the Michigan DNR is up next with details of the elk and bear tag application process. The hour wraps up with this week’s “Ask Avery” segment. This time, the question is answered by Will Fitzgerald of Michigan Moon. We’re talking fishing in Hour 3 this week with Nick DeShano of Off Shore Tackle. We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar and another great wild game recipe.
116:28 5/12/24
May 4-Hour 1
First, John Nelson talks about high school trap shooting teams.  Then, Paul Phillips has details on an upcoming clinic to make you more accurate with your rifle.
46:50 5/5/24
May 4-Hour 2
Hour two kicks off with Jim Chamberlain. Jim talks about northern Michigan fishing opportunities. Amy Trotter from MUCC wraps up the hour. Amy talks about their Youth Camp and also challenges facing hunters and anglers today.
46:51 5/5/24
May 4-Hour 3
We’re talking big water, early season trolling with Captain Dave Engel in hour three. We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time its another turkey recipe.
46:50 5/5/24
April 27-Hour 1
We’re wrapping up a busy month on this week’s radio show. First, “Bear Whisperer”, Johnny Bowler talks about brook trout fishing on the Fox River. Then, Jay Woiderski of Sturgeon For Tomorrow has details on their sturgeon guarding program to protect those giant fish.
46:50 4/28/24
April 27-Hour 2
Hour two features Mark Romanack of Fishing 411. Mark has great advice on trolling for river walleye in the springtime. Plus, this week’s “Ask Avery” segment talks about bowhunting for turkeys.
46:50 4/28/24
April 27-Hour 3
We’re talking bears, deer and more in hour three with outdoor writer and hunting expert Richard P. Smith. Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with a very nice turkey recipe.
46:50 4/28/24
April 20-Hour 1
This week on Outdoor Magazine radio…. Al Herman of the Michigan Friends of NRA talks about the need for funding to support trap shooting programs for Michigan high schools. Then Captain Jason Graham of the Linwood Beach Marina and Send It Charters has advice for early season Saginaw Bay walleye fishing, and also getting the boat ready for the season.
46:52 4/21/24
April 20-Hour 2
Hour two kicks off with Rob Miller. Rob is an expert morel mushroom hunter and says this is the time to get out there. Steve Windom from MUCC is up next with details on the Mike Avery Outdoors golf fundraiser this summer. Bill Hahn of Jay’s Sporting Goods wraps up the hour and says they still have a few of those Primal Outdoors Wraith blinds available. Use the promo code “Avery424”.
46:52 4/21/24
April 20-Hour 3
It’s springtime fishing in hour 3 with Bryan Darland. Bryan talks panfish, trout season, fishing electronics….and more. We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave MInar. This time Dave has a wild turkey recipe in honor of Michigan’s turkey season opener.
46:50 4/21/24
April 13-Hour 1
This week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show kicks off with Rich Chrzan of Killer Food Plots. Rich says planting season is just around the corner. Then Will Fitzpatrick from Michigan Moon talks about his all natural lineup of bug repellents. Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with a look at their latest issue.
46:51 4/14/24
April 13-Hour 2
Hour two features the “YakMaster”, Dave Mull. Dave has great advice on fishing from a kayak. Next, Katie Grzesiak from the Michigan DNR talks about invasive plant species and how to fight them. The hour wraps up with Glen Duncan from Duncan’s Outdoor Shop. Glen says it’s not safe to use steel shot in extra full turkey chokes.
46:51 4/14/24
April 13-Hour 3
We’re talking turkey in the final hour this week with Outdoor writer and expert hunter Tom Lounsbury. Tom hunted Michigan’s first turkey season back in 1968. Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with a very nice walleye recipe.
46:50 4/14/24
April 6 Hour 1
Outdoor writer Adam Lewis is my first guest this week. Adam talks about the state of deer hunting today in Michigan. Outdoor realtor Matt Smith wraps up the hour with advice on buying hunting land or a cottage up north.
46:51 4/7/24
April 6-Hour 2
Hour two kicks off with Kris Duerson of Rapid River Knives. Mucc‘s Amy Trotter is up next with details on their lawsuit agains the NRC.
46:51 4/7/24
April 6-Hour 3
We’re talking fishing in Hour 3 with Mark Martin. Brian Roell of the DNR is up next with details on that southern Michigan wolf. Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with a very nice fish recipe.
46:51 4/7/24
March 30-Hour 1
This week’s show kicks off with Mark Pieniozek of Reel Fishn Charters. Mark talks about fishing for walleye on Lake Erie and the Detroit River in the springtime. Then Bill Hahn from Jay’s Sporting Goods unveils a new promo to get a Primal Outdoors Wraith blind at a great price.
46:52 3/31/24
March 30-Hour 2
Hour two features long range shooting expert Paul Phillips of Global Precision Group. Paul talks about a new program designed to make hunters more confident and accurate with their rifle. Jeanie Canel of Jay’s is up next with great advice on patterning your shotgun.
46:52 3/31/24
March 30-Hour 3
Hour three kicks off with Al Stewart of the Nimrod Education Center at Hillsdale College. Al talks about the role of that group. He also has great turkey hunting advice. The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar and another tasty fish recipe.
46:50 3/31/24
March 23-Hour 1
Captain Bobby Sullivan of Ice Breaker Charters is my first guest this week. Bobby talks about springtime steelhead fishing. Bill Winowicki from the Michigan Chart Boat Association wraps up the hour with some thoughts on what Great Lakes anglers could be dealing with this summer with the Consent Decree decision
46:51 3/24/24
March 23-Hour 2
We’re talking turkey in Hour 2 with Greg Abbas. Great has great advice on bagging a gobbler this season. Nick Green from MUCC is up next. He has a follow up on the Michigan NRC decision to close coyote hunting in the springtime.
46:50 3/24/24
March 23-Hour 3
Food plots are the topic in Hour 3 with Rich Chrzan of Killer Food Plots. Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with another great fish recipe.
46:51 3/24/24
March 16-Hour 1
Tom Andris from the Great Lakes Salmon Initiative is my first guest this week. Tom talks about recent progress in their efforts to establish a new Great Lakes fishing license that would allow trolling anglers to run addition rods. Then Bob Miller of Rolling Bones Outdoors has advice for hunters looking for out of state hunts.
46:51 3/17/24
March 16-Hour 2
Hour two features Jeff Poet of Jay’s Sporting Goods. Jeff talks about a new Wildlife Education Center scheduled to open soon at their Clare store. Paul Rogers from the Michigan DNR is up next. He says the wildfire season is off to an early start.
46:59 3/17/24
March 16-Hour 3
We’re talking turkey in Hour 3 this week with Primal Outdoors pro staffer Charlie Wiltse. Charlie says he plans to take a Michigan longbeard with his bow from a treestand this season. The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week its a walleye recipe.
46:50 3/17/24
March 9-Hour 1
We kick off this week’s show talking turkey with Stacy Skaggs of Linwood Taxidermy. Then Seth Herbst from the Michigan DNR has details on the new commercial guiding license.
46:50 3/10/24
March 9-Hour 2
Hour two features Lance Valentine from Teachin Fishin. This time the conversation centers on the technique for jigging river walleye. Justin Tomei of MUCC is up next. Justin has more info on that commercial guiding license. He also talks about their annual convention.
46:50 3/10/24
March 9-Hour 3
Deer management is the topic in Hour 3 this week as I talk with retired Michigan DNR wildlife biologist John Ozoga. John says the UP deer herd is in trouble and there’s no short term solution to the problem. The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. There’s no recipe this week because we talks about the upcoming Wednesday Night Live at the LumberJack Restaurant where Dave will be our guest chef.
46:50 3/10/24