This week we have 2 stories out of the port of Frankfort! Lots of good friends and lots of good fish! We also have a very unique story on how to troll for panfish!
This week we start by showing you some of the features of the new trail cameras on the market. We also have some work that sportsmen are doing in the UP to improve their fishing, plus we visit with a lure collector as well on this week's show.
This week we start above the bridge chasing Musky in a canoe, we also stop in with the DNR to learn about a new teal season and we have a bragging board segment as well.
We start this week with our annual bow review, after that we head north for the national Trappers convention in Escanaba. We also will be hitting the woods in search of mushrooms and we have a new Bragging Board segment.
This week we kick off the show with a great day of fishing with some Ladies at the Ludington Offshore Classic. We also get to learn a little bit about the world of youth bass fishing, and do a little goose banding on this week's show as well.
This week we start in the middle of Lake Superior at Stannard Rock - after that we hit St. Clair for some Musky and end up with some new gun regulations for southern MI.
This week we hit St.Clair for some bass - get a shooting tip - and take a look at some sturgeon underwater!
This week we cover 3 great events - Musky fishing for Special Olympics - Walleye fishing for veterans - kids youth day on Lake Michigan with the Holland Steelheaders!
This week we start on Lake Erie chasing walleye, we then hit a dog trial and stop in with the DNR to get some info for anglers.
This week we start on Grand Traverse Bay chasing smallmouth! From there we hit Houghton Lake for walleye and end by learning about a Michigan mineral company.
This we start the show on Fletchers pond - from there we hit the last week or so of the turkey season and end with salmon in the classroom... lots of variety on this week's program!
This week we start with a very cool event - Tight Lines for Troops - which is all about giving back to our veterans! We also hit lake St. Clair on this week's show and see what you have been up to on a Bragging Board segment.
This week Jenny takes us to the east side for some great walleye fishing with Lance Valentine. We also take a look at some viewer videos from the turkey season.
This week we hit the big water out of South Haven with some good friends of the show for some fun competition! We also do a little mushroom hunting in N.E. Mi and end the show with you the viewer on a Bragging Board segment!
This week we start with some walleye fishing from the Detroit River, after that we go bow fishing after dark and end with some mushroom hunting!
This week we start on Beaver Island chasing turkeys in the rain! We also hit a youth day event while in northern MI. We end this week's show with a turkey hunt from the thumb that will make you smile.
Tonight we start in the dark chasing the big hounds on a coon hunt! We also have a father son turkey hunt, a kids archery event, and a bragging board segment with you the viewer!
This week we start with Jimmy and his 10 year old Charlie as he gets his first turkey with our friends from Bully's Game Calls. We also check in on Jordan's opening day and see what you the viewer have been up to on our Bragging Board segment.
This week we start with a very cool turkey hunt with our own Gabe VanWormer and his son. We also take a look at last years turkey success to get you pumped for the season no matter what tag you have. We end this week's show with a great hands on event to get kids into the outdoors.
This week we start above the bridge and check in on our deer herd during this tough winter. We also do some steelhead fishing in the PM river and follow 3 generations of family out for our last ice fishing trip of the winter.
This week we start by chasing coyotes with the big hounds and then go above the bridge to see some amazing ice caves! We end the show with you the viewer with one of our bragging board segments.
This week we have some great ice fishing action! We will take you to both Lake Erie and East Bay in Traverse City to see some really good walleye and perch action!
This week we have a shortened show due to PBS pledge drives but its still jam packed! We start on the hard water of Lake St. Clair, then hit Houghton Lake with some students and end with some late season goose action.
This week we hit two different ice fishing tournaments from two different corners of the state!
This week we sit down with the Wildlife Chief of the DNR - Russ Mason - to talk about license increases and new deer antler point restrictions. We also have some ice fishing from Saginaw Bay and some cooking with good friend Kelly Gotch.
This week we start with the Sturgeon spearing season, then head to a coyote calling competition. We also have a story with a new call maker here in the state, and we have a recipe with good friend of the show Kelly Gotch with a very unique way to cook.
This week we have some classic Michigan winter time action - we start with a squirrel tournament and then chase some bunnies in the deep snow! We also have a Bragging Board segment with you the viewer.
This week we have an awesome pike spearing segment to kick off the show! After that we drop in on two different groups on the opener of the late goose season.
This week we start with a story about one of our viewers and his dream hunt. After that we get to see some great videos sent to us by you the viewer! We have Bragging Board segment with you the viewers - and get a little more in-depth on one of the pics from the wolf hunt in the UP.
This week we have the perfect wintertime show. We start with some great ice fishing, then we stomp some brush piles for rabbits and end with a squirrel hunt! Enjoy!
This week we have the last couple weeks of the deer season as the year ended... 3 good handgun hunts and a muzzleloader hunt as well. Great way to end the deer season!
This week we take a look back at some of the stories that stood out to us this year!
On this week's show we take a look back at 2013 month by month to see just a few of the many stories we brought you this year in the great state of Michigan!!!
This week we start with a fun muzzleloader hunt with the whole crew! We also do some trapping on this week's show and show you something really different, speargun hunting. We end the show with you the viewer in a Bragging Board segment.
This week we start with a great layout duck hunt! From there we stop into a company who has been making blinds here in the state for quite some time, the folks at Lucky Blinds. We also show you a couple great pan fishing stories we taped just before the gun opener, St. Clair panfish and Glen Lake perch!
This week we have the opening day of the firearm season from state land in the TB zone - and you don't want to miss it! We also have an interview with a hunter who shot a MONSTER BUCK. We end with a new product for you crossbow hunters.
This week we start in the thumb of Michigan for the start of the firearm season! We get to see some nice bucks, and lots of deer! We also stop in at a buck pole, and see what the opener looked like in the U.P. and the southern lower.
This week we start with one of Michigan's best known hunters - Ted Nugent. After some time with uncle Ted we hit the duck marsh and end up with a story about what you can do to improve your habitat for wildlife.
This week we start with some great bowhunting action with Gabe VanWormer and his son Drake! We also tag along on a little friendly grouse hunting tournament and see some of your pictures on our Bragging Board segment.
On this week's show we start with a story to get you excited about opening day! We also take a look at the opener of the pheasant season. After that we visit a virtual buck pole and one that we will be at this year - and our annual deer season opening poem, the Palace in the Popple.
We start this week by chasing bird dogs in the UP and end with a very heart warming story about a very special deer hunt.
This week we start with some bow hunting, then hit the water at night for some sturgeon fishing. We also have some news for hunters on this week's show and a good recipe as well.
This week we hit the river on a beautiful fall day to chase big king salmon with one of our state congressman who loves the outdoors. We also get some tips from the DNR on how to identify asian carp minnows. We also hit the pheasant fields with some kids and take a look at a new product made by Michigan sportsmen.
This week we start with a very exciting bear hunt, we also stop in and see what the "Well Armed Women" are all about, plus we join some kids in the UP learning about the outdoors. We end the show with a new product on the market for firearm owners.
This week we start on the Manistee river chasing some big kings - from there we hit Saginaw Bay for some hot perch action, and end the show with our opening days of the archery season - Lots going on this time of the year!!!
This week on the show we start with the youth deer season and tag along with my daughter on her first successful hunt! We also go along with Jenny on a very exciting bear hunt as well!
This week we start by taking a look at the Woods and Water show in Imlay City - as always its a great way to kick off the fall seasons! We also have a story on jigging for salmon with our good friend Kelly Gotch. We will round out our 3 part series on calling deer, and have a bragging board segment from you the viewer.
This week we go fishing with Mark Zona (ESPN & Outdoor Channel TV Host) and get some info about a big bass tourney coming to the Muskegon area. We also see what the opening day of the goose season looked like and get some tips on calling deer.
We start above the bridge on this week's show and follow a walleye tournament in Sault St. Marie. We also get some tips on calling whitetails and visit with a lure manufacturer from Marquette. Lots to see on this week's program!
This week we start above the bridge with some really good lake trout action! We will also stop in at a gun club and learn all about MYHEC. We end this week's show with some new goodies for you gear and gadget type folks of some of the latest products out on the market.
This week we start with some of the best river fishing your going to see on the Betsie river for big fresh salmon. We also get the latest on some crossbow accessories and then tag along on some trips that didn't quite go as planned - Beaver Island and Frankfort.
This week we start by taking a look at a few of the new crossbows on the market with our friends from BowhunterPlanet.com. We will also head to the woods and tag along with the folks from the Michigan Hunting Dog Federation to see what goes into training bear dogs. We end the show by stopping into one high school that is making taxidermy accessible to its students.
This week we have some fishing on Lake Michigan out of the port of Saugatuck, some pan fishing, information on the wetland reserve program and you the viewer on our Bragging Board segment!
A little trip on the big water when the weather was bad but the fishing was great! A special story for a PBS fundraiser.
This week we start by doing a bow review on some of the newest bows on the market. We also go on a trip down the PM river and get an update from the DNR on the dreaded EHD disease.
We start this week's show with a look at another famous "Vandam" fisherman - Jonathon Vandam on Lake St. Clair. We will also have a tip on how to take better photos - learn more about the new deer regulations in the state and end the show by looking at some cool stuff to put in your deer camp.
This week we hit the Grand River with walleye pro Mark Martin - we also visit with our friends at G5 Outdoors and get a new rib recipe for you!
This week we start by fishing Lake Huron out of Oscoda, from there we visit with the Michigan Gun Owners. To round things out we visit with a church that is all about promoting the outdoors and end the show with our Bragging Board segment.
This week we start on the Bay with our good friends from Franks Great Outdoors doing some walleye fishing in a one day tournament. After that we visit with a father son photo team that really captures our state like no other. We end the show by taking a look at what its like to band eagles... lots of great stuff this week!
This week we take a special look back at the man who started Michigan Outdoors - Mr. Mort Neff.
This week we kick off the show with some trout fishing on the AuSable river with a couple guys who literally wrote the book on fly fishing. We also get to hit the big water with some veterans and end the show with a UP sportsmen's triathlon - great show this week!
We start this week's show with a pan fish tournament, after that we stop in with our friends at Lucky Buck to learn about deer minerals. We also have a kids fishing event from the Flint area and learn about Backwoods Mustard Co.
This week we take a look at some of the work being done around the state by our fish hatcheries. We start with the work being done on the Sturgeon population and then stop in at the Wolf lake hatchery as well. We will also have a great viewer video on this week's show and have one of our Bragging Board segments highlighting you the viewer.
This week we do a little fly fishing, then head to the bay for some walleye and end the show with some great shooting tips.This week we do a little fly fishing, then head to the bay for some walleye and end the show with some great shooting tips.
This week we tag along with one of Michigan finest trout anglers Mr. Jim Bedford. We will also hit the woods with an up and coming teenage turkey hunter, and end our show by taking a look at what some sportsmen are doing to keep our outdoor heritage alive and well.
This week we start with a couple really good turkey hunts! After that we hit the water for some early season brown trout action, and we end with a look at what you the viewer have been up to on a brand new "Bragging Board" segment.
Leelanau turkey hunting starts off this week's show with some great action. We also have some Detroit River walleye, the trout opener and we stop in at a youth camp geared at the next generations - lots to see on this week's program.
This week we start on the east side with some big lake fishing with both Jimmy and Jenny. After that we hit the turkey woods and then end the show with a great program for kids - lot of variety on this week's program.
We have the opening days of the turkey season from the thumb with a last minute bird to start off this week's show. We also stop in at a walleye egg take from the Muskegon river and look into the world of precision air guns.
This week we go with the youth - we start with Brandon Nutt and do some coyote calling and some steelhead fishing, we then hit the water with Kyle McClelland who fishes more than just about anybody we know. To end this week's show we stop in at a Boy Scout event to see what they are doing to get kids into the outdoors. To see Brandon's new newsletter go to www.brandonnutt.com
We start this week's show with some steelhead action from a recent west side tournament. We also stop in at on pheasant hunt aimed at getting our wounded veterans in the field. We end the show getting to see just what goes into making maple syrup.
This week we start with the world ice fishing championship and tag along with some of the Michigan anglers. We also do some perch fishing on PM lake in Ludington, then end the show by learning about the youth Natural Resources Commission.
This week we start with some great crappie fishing, we then do a little turkey relocation with our DNR. We end this week's show with a sit down with our DNR director as he talks about the new proposed license packeages for next year.
This week we start with a little steelhead action on the Grand River. Jenny takes us to one of her favorite wintertime activities - perch spearing on Lake St. Clair. We also have a good walleye recipe and some tips for the upcoming shed hunting season.
This week we start by doing a little pike spearing with good friend of the show Keith Stanton. We also have a couple cool archery related stories as well - we get to see some new products from the folks at G5 and see what one club is doing to get kids interested in archery.
We have a great show this week! We start with a really good rabbit hunt and follow that up with some bear den research done in northern MI. We end the show by showing you what you can do to upgrade the look of your gun with the guys from Altimate Automotive when we dip a gun.
This week we start with some ice fishing, then we head to a cool rabbit tournament. We also have a Critter Corner for you kids out there, and we end with a pretty cool new gadget for us outdoors folks - called the T-Pod.
This week we start with a great predator hunt from northern MI. After that we are getting a season wrap up on the EHD disease that hit our deer herd this season. We end this week's show by chasing some beagles after rabbits!
On this week's show we start with a rabbit hunt with traditional gear, and we also get stop in at a coyote hunting competition. We will also have an update on the N.W. lower deer hunting proposal for next years season. The end of the show features you the viewer on our Bragging Board segment.
This week we start at the Ultimate Fishing Show and then head to the hard water with some of the best ice anglers we know. We also stop in at the annual squirrel hunting tournament in Clio! Lots of good stuff on this week's show!!!
We spend some good time above the bridge on this week's show. We start in the west end for an ice fishing school on lake Gogebic. After that we head east to learn a little bit about Lake Superior State and its president, Tony McLain. We also get some good information on upcoming potential deer regulation changes for next year.
This week we start by chasing steelhead in the river! We also do a little rabbit hunting and tag along with Jenny on a late season doe hunt.
This week we start with the late season Elk hunt - always a good time! After that we take a look at a late season doe hunt, and see some of you the viewer on this week's Bragging Board.
This week we take a look at our staff favorites! Jenny, Jordan and Jimmy all chime in with what their favorite story of the year was. Lots to choose from this year!
This week we take a look at the entire year of 2012 and go month by month to show you just what this great state has to offer us as sportsmen and women!
This week's show we take a look at our Viewer Video Challenge. We start with some semi-pro guys and then take a look at amateur videos as well. We also have a quick look at a mobile buck pole and see some successful photos you have been posting on our Facebook page.
This week we start by running a trap line with a guy who has been at it quite some time. We also get to see Jenny's opening day of the firearm season, we see a new product for us firearm owners and we get to check out some of your pics you have been posting on Facebook! Lots to see
This week we start with Jordan's opening day story and a great buck pole. We also see Jenny's buck pole from the east side of the state - lots of good stories on this week's show!
This week we get to stop in at a tent camp in the Clare area - some great guys, their kids, plus a few bucks hanging on the pole, it was a great couple of days!
This week we take a look at a great opening day story - we also stop in with our friends at Franks Great Outdoors to take a look at some of the new ice fishing equipment out for this upcoming season.
Three great bow hunts start off this week's show! We also have some waterfowl news and a great recipe for you! Special thanks to both Simply Outdoors TV and Pass Through Productions for helping with this week's episode!
This week I take my 2 kids out hunting with Grandpa - 3 generations, lots of fun! We also look at some pheasant hunting and the new regs for physically challenged hunters on this week's show. We will take a look at some crazy guys we ran across in the UP doing some extreme kayaking. We also have a new kids segment we are calling Critter Corner and have our annual tribute to deer camp.
Jenny kicks off this week's show with an opening day of pheasant season report from the thumb area. After that Jordan shows us the opening day of the duck season on some state land, and I hit the PM river with my father for some salmon fishing with a good friend of the show. We end the show with a new product that is pretty handy if you hunt with a crossbow!
This week we start with some grouse hunting with some folks from the DNR. We also do a little trout fishing above the bridge and see what we have been up to on the bowhunting front. We end this week's show with you the viewer - we see some of your pics you have been posting on our Facebook page.
This week we are going to the bears! We start with Jenny and some great northern Mi bear action. We tag along with Jordan on his own bear hunt north of the border for just a few minutes as well. We then head to the eastern UP where Jimmy got to follow along with some folks fishing off of Sugar Island, and in Detour. We end the show with a salmon recipe that is really something easy to do and good to eat!
We start this week with good friend of the show Gabe VanWormer as he takes both his boys out during the youth season. After that we see the effects of EHD and look at the difference from last year to this year on a farm in the EHD zone. We also see the Woods n Waters show in Imlay City which is the kick off of the fall season.
A couple of youth hunts kick off this week's show. Since my hunt with my sone doesn't quite go as planned friend of the show Mike Avery shares a hunt with his grandson. We also have some news on the wolf population here in Michigan. We round out the show with a goose hunt, some successful photos from the youth season, and a new segment called Critter Corner which is aimed at the kids!
The youth waterfowl season kicks off this week's show with some great guys down near Monroe Mi. After we hit the water we are going to get a deer forecast from the DNR. We will also stop in with a Michigan manufacturer that is using the outdoors to help their business, and have a great walleye recipe for you as well.
The early elk season kicks off this week's show, and its a great story with a northern MI monster bull!!! We also have some info on the youth season, a great muskie fishing story and a Michigan manufacturer using the outdoors to expand their business.... hope you enjoy!
Goose hunting starts out this week's show - 3 different opening weekend hunts, some actually had birds in them :) After that we hit the big water with some kids for one of the last big lake trips of the year and we also get some good info on a new website for pier fisherman.
This week we lead off with a great father and son bear hunt to get you excited for the upcoming season. We also do a little top water bass fishing and stop in with a local stock maker to see some works of art. Lots to see on the program this week!!!
This week we have Muskie at night, SCI shows us what we they are doing to get kids into the outdoors and we also get you excited for the upcoming goose season. To end the show we check in with you the viewer to see what you have been up to by showing some of your photos from Facebook.
We start this week's show with one of our last salmon trips of the summer. Jenny and I were able to get on the water at the same time and we brought some friends along - including my wife!!! We also stop in with DNR Vet to get the scoop on EHD, a disease effecting our deer herd. We wrap up the show taking a look at the state of Michigan's ORV trail system and getting some info on all things ORV.
This week we head above the bridge to get a first hand look at the effect of the Luce Co. Fire. From there our friends at MUCC give us some good info about some gun laws that may affect you, and gun ranges here in Michigan. We also stop in at a new sporting goods shop with an interesting twist - plus we take a look at a few viewer pics from our Facebook page.
We start this week's show by getting some more info on the new QDM proposals that would impact deer hunting in our state. No matter what side of the issue your on, this is some good information. We also stop in the small town of Pentwater and do some fishing as the sun sets. After that we head to Gun Lake and tag along with Kevin Matteson for some late season bluegill.
On this week's show we start in the port of Manistee and tag along on a very nice evening trip on Lake Michigan that includes one really good fish story! After that we head to Saginaw Bay to learn a fairly new tactic for walleye, we also stop in at a youth trap shoot and see some of your pics from Facebook.
We start this week with legendary bass angler Kevin VanDam and the Detroit Lions! We tag along on a charity fishing tournament that was a lot of fun. After that we really go in a different direction - frog catching! We end the show with a look at our Final Viewer Video entires. Hope you enjoy!
This week we start with Jenny taking us on a sight seeing cruise for sturgeon, then we get to see a wide variety of viewer video entries from you the viewers! Hope you enjoy
This week we start with trout fishing on the AuSable from the famed Gates Lodge. After that we stop in with a new website hoping to be the spot for folks to book their outdoor adventures. We also see some folks getting kids into the outdoors and a family fishing fair... lots to see on this week's show.
This week we are coming to you from the port of Manistee where a few hundred military vets were treated to a great day on the water! After that we hit saginaw bay for some walleye, and end our show with some shooting tips that will make all of us better shooters! Hope you enjoy the show!
This week we start by introducing you to the world of precision air guns - one of the best shops in the country happens to be right here in our great state. After that we take a look at a couple stories that originally aired a few weeks ago, but very few folks saw them due to PBS pledge breaks, so we thought we would bring them back - Salmon out of Whitehall and Sharptail grouse in the UP.
This week we start on Silver Lake and tag along on a father and son walleye trip as the sun sets. After that we head east to Hubbard lake and see what a husband and wife team are up to as they try to get into the tackle business. We end the show with a story about reworking some old guns with our friends from Williams Gun Sight.
This week we start by highlighting a new Catch and Cook program here in the state partnering area charter boats and local restaurants! After that we head north to check in on the Sharptail grouse population. We end the show with Jordan's turkey hunt, and my wife's hunt as well.
This week we start with some great perch action on Lake Michigan! After that we take a look at some viewer video from a good friend of the show hunting turkeys with a longbow. Speaking of longbows, we stop in with Jerry Brumm to see just how he makes his longbows that are really a piece of artwork. We end the show by taking a look at a new trolling motor out on the market.
We start this week with one of my favorite turkey hunts of all time - great folks and a great hunt - you don't want to miss this one. We also have some great bass action on St. Clair and a tip on some of the new electronics out there for your boat. We also have you the viewer on this week! Several Facebook photos end this week's show.
This week we hit the river for some steelhead, and the trout opener. We also stop in at a great kids event and get some tips on how to train antler dogs. We will also stop in at a Michigan company using the outdoors to expand there business and keep jobs here in our state!
This week we have some great turkey action! We start with my run and gun opener from northern MI and then see one of the most unique birds your ever going to see from southern MI - hope you enjoy!!!
This week we take a break from all the springtime action to take a look back at the man who started Michigan Outdoors - Mr. Mort Neff. We hope you enjoy looking back on the beginnings of outdoor TV in our great state!!!
Turkey season is here!!! While we chase birds lets look at a great hunt that Jenny Olsen brought us. After that we do something rather unusual - we do some crow hunting with some guys who know their stuff. We also have some news from our friends at MUCC. They were able get some info about the new youth mentor licenses and a pretty big anniversary for our Conservation Officers.
This week we hit the water with an old co-host Claudia Hitchcock! Claudia was a host here for about 5 years and left the show in 1999 to head to Hollywood. We also head to the Detroit River to do some Walleye fishing and end the show with a Pheasant Hunt/Fundraiser for a very good cause.
This week we start with one of the last rabbit hunts of the year - a good day afield with father and sons! After that we stop in with a man who has been doing outdoor TV for over 25 years Mr. Mike Avery. We stop in with Mike to find out why he is ending his popular TV show and focusing on radio. We also have a couple news items from the Lansing area on this week's show as well.
This week we take a look at Big Buck Night East!!! All the bucks from Novi make the show this week.
This week we start on the East Side with some really hot walleye fishing on the river, and in the bay! We also stop in on our last couple ice fishing journeys of this weird winter. We also visit with tackle manufacture K&E Tackle.
With most of our PBS stations in pledge this week we have a good selection of things to do around the state this time of the year. We start with some perch spearing on Lake St. Clair, we also hit southern MI for some good bunny hunting and take a look at how to carve some duck decoys! Lots to see this week!
We have a full show this week - we start with a behind the scenes look at Michigan Whitetail Pursuit. We also stop at a winter festival in the northern lower, and tag long with some hunters trying to get an elusive bobcat. We end the show with some of your pictures from our Facebook page as well.
We start this week's show with our best coyote hunt we have ever got on camera! We also head above the bridge to do a little snowmobiling with some great folks. We end the show with our top viewer video entries for you to vote on.
This week we start with an Ice Fishing School that our good friend Mark Martin was doing in the Cadillac area. After that, we stop in at a coyote calling seminar to learn a few things and we stop at a gun safe distributor in the Grand Rapids area to get some tips on buying a gun safe.
This week we start on Saginaw Bay for some perch through the ice, then stay in the area to do a little backyard fishing as well. After that we get to see a pretty unique group of guys shooting some unique old guns. We also have a coyote calling tip and some of the last viewer videos for our fall challenge.
We finally have a good ice fishing show for you! We start with a group of guys that are some of the best ice fisherman in the state! We also see a small ice fishing tournament that happened unlike many that have been cancelled this year. We also see some viewer videos with at least one thing I know you have never seen before.
We start this week with the best stick and string bunny hunt I think we have ever had on the show! Some great footage of a fun day in the field. Jenny visits with a couple who are underwater divers and have some great footage from below the surface. We also get a quick update from a good friend of the show who was recently at the ATA show (Archery Trade Association). We end the show with a few more viewer videos.
We have a great show this week starting with the big squirrel tournament in Clio just a week or so back. After that we visit with a trapper who shows us the ins and outs of coon trapping with dog proof traps. After that we get to see a couple of our viewer video entries.
This week we show the final deer hunts of the year. We start above the bridge with Jordan and then head south from there. We also see Jenny do a little late season hunt in the thumb while I chase some pheasants in the middle of the day. We also take a look at some of the deer taken by our viewers this week from our friends on Facebook. We end the show with a pretty cool seminar aimed at our hardwater enthusiasts around the state.
This week we start by walleye fishing the bay on New Years Eve, in a boat!!! Crazy - We then hit the AuSable for some good steelhead action and round out the show with a good "how to" when it comes to pike spearing. Thanks for watching.
On this week's show we have all new footage with a tip of the hat to the "old" days! We have 2 stories this week from past co-hosts here at Michigan Out of Doors T.V. We start with James Ford, and his opening day of the firearm season and his thoughts on the season overall. We also get to see what Kelly Gotch was up to during the firearm season as well. We end the show with some really cool shots of a great late december fishery - the Muskegon Pier.
On this week's show we look back month by month to see the travels and stories of 2011. What a great state and so many good stories are still yet to be told. Thanks for watching this year, and we look forward to what the new year will bring!
Back in action this week with 2 different elk hunts from northern MI. Both show you a little different take on how to chase these awesome critters! After that Jenny takes us to the steelhead river for some of the best fishing in the last several years. Lots of all brand new action this week - Merry Christmas everybody!!!!
We start this week with something to get you excited for the upcoming ice fishing season - UP whitefish through the ice with some good old boys... the way its supposed to be! We also stop in on a poached deer near Jenny's place to see how the CO's go about tracking down the guilty party. We round out the show with a coon hunt with some young guys who really know their stuff.
This week's show we get to see how Jenny did over in the thumb for the opener of the gun season. Its a great story with a memorable shot!!! We also get some info on catching pre-ice bluegills and take a look at a niceThanksgiving day buck that our own Jordan Browne was able to take.
This week we start with Jordan's opening day story from the southern lower. A slow opener but some success for a few lucky hunters. After that we head north for my opening day report from the northern lower. Join me as I hunt some state land and do a float hunt. To close the show we have one of the best buck poles in the state - Pat and Gary's Sporting Goods in Indian River!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Since we had to have this show to PBS before the gun opener we decided to show you a few things we have been really thankful to be a part of lately. We start with a really special Elk hunt that Jenny will bring us. We also show you some stuff that happened on Veterans day a week or so back, plus we round out some of our bowhunts from the end of the year. Lots to be thankful for these days!!!!
Since we are in the woods we start this week's show with last years opener! Lots of good deer footage and a few on the ground! We also have some awesome duck hunting from Saginaw bay from a few weeks back as well as some brand new walleye fishing from the St. Clair river.
Here we are right before the firearm deer season! But before we all head to deer camp we want to show you some really good fall walleye fishing form the Detroit River. We also have some deer camp recipes that you can try over the fire next week. We have a very cool goose story for you along with some buck pole stories from last year and my personal favorite, the poem Palace in the Popples to get us ready for opening day!
Bird hunting the UP is one of my favorite things to do and that is what kicks off this week's show! From there we stay in the UP for some small stream trout fishing and round out the show with some bowhunting from the mid michigan area - enjoy!!! we did
Bowhunting kicks off this week's show. Our friends from Pass Through Productions share an opening weekend of bowhunting that is really stacked with good deer footage! From there we hit the duck opener in southern Mi and then round out the show with a father daughter trout fishing segment that has the elusive Tiger Trout making an appearance. Lots going on this time of the year!
We take a break from the bowhunts this week and head out for some night time sturgeon fishing with hook and line! We also visit the pheasant fields and learn a little more about a group using the outdoors to reach out to others. We also visit with Chuck Jordan from Ten Point crossbows to learn more about what they can and cannot do.
Bowhunting kicks off this week's show. We start with showing you what our opening days looked like for the team. We also hit the big water for the last salmon story of the year with our friends from Franks Great Outdoors. We visit with an outdoor writer Jerry Lambert and have a good dog training tip for you as well.
We start this week with the youth deer seasons. I had a great time taking my 10 year old to the woods, and Jordan was able to get a good story with a little more success! Speaking of youth, we stop in at 2 different events all aimed at getting kids into the outdoors. Richard P. Smith stops in to talk about his latest book and we take a look at last years bow opener. Lots going on this time of the year.
We start with a great bear hunt with a father son team from the Alpena area! This is a great hunt you really should see... From there we head to saginaw bay for the youth waterfowl season where there was some fast action. We also take a look at a first time bow hunter as she takes her first buck!!!
This week we start on Lake Erie with a good perch bite on some rough water! After that we check out a few new crossbows on the market as well as a few new broadheads with our friends at bowhunterplanet.com. After that we check out the Woods and Water show in Imlay City and get a good dog training tip from Tim Fox at Shooting the Breeze Hunt Club.
We start this week's show with our first couple days of the goose opener - one bad day, one decent day! We stop in at a cool event aimed at helping kids, the benefit for kids fishing tournament. We get to see what the Grand Haven schools outdoor education program is all about plus we take a little late summer trip down the P.M river with some friends.
We start this week with some of the best river fishing footage your going to see!!! Join us on the Betsie river for some great action. We then head to some inland lakes for of all things turtle trapping! We round out the show with our good friend Keith Charters getting quite the honor in Traverse City, plus a dog training tip to help get you ready for the upcoming season...
Check out this fun canoe trip we did with our good friends at the Country Smoke House!!! If you can, stop by and see them this weekend at the Woods and Water show in Imlay City... if you do talk with either Steve or Sue and tell them you saw the episode online we will send you a free T-shirt for doing so!!! We will do that for the first 20 folks that can email me and tell me they went to the Smoke House booth!!!
We start this week with a look at a few minutes of last years goose opener to get you excited for the opener on Sept. 1st. We also have some kids fishing out of Manistee, part 2 of the bow review and some info on street legal golf cars.... lots of variety on this week's show!
Kicking off this week's show is a Michigan knife manufacturer. Michael Morris knives in Yale, MI is where we get to see how these great knives start as a file, and end up a work of art. We also have part 1 of a 2 part bow review from our friends at MUCC. Jordan has a story for us this week on setting up a trial camera, this is from the box, to the tree with some new Stealth Cams.
This week Jenny takes us to the east side for some fun walleye fishing on the St. Clair river! After that we head northwest to the port of Frankfort where we head out in search of some big king salmon. We also stop in at a 3-D archery event in K-Zoo.
This week we take our hats off to our troops... We start with a great event in Manistee where about 50 boats took out some vets from all over the state, it was a great day. We then stop in at an event in Grand Rapids where sportsmen are giving back to a group of wounded vets. We will also have some news on the new pheasant initiative, plus we take a look at some sturgeon research going on as well.
We start on Lake Erie this week catching some nice walleye, from there we head west to catch some catfish on the Grand River. We also tag along with my 7 year old Charlie as we take his entire class fishing just before the summer break. We also have one more food plot tip for you as well. Lots of variety on this week's show.
This week we look at our Spring Viewer Video Challenge. Please go to our Facebook page and vote for the one you like the most! We also look at a story from our good friend Gabe VanWormer all about planting a food plot with an ATV. We even have a good tip from our friend Dr. Dirt - AKA Paul Morrow.
Two different big lake tournaments on this week's show! One from the east side out of Port Huron and one from out of Holland over the the west side. For those of you that aren't big into tournaments, we have just the thing for you - a father and his 2 sons out for a day of bluegill fishing. This week's show is just another example of all this great lake state has to offer!
This week we kick the show off with a dog trial showcasing some very good retrievers. We also stop in and see what the Salmon in the Classroom program is all about, plus show you some new products on the market from Michigan companies. We end the show with a very unique story, spearing suckers in the UP - lots of variety on this week's program.
This week we start in South Haven with 2 boats, 2 camera's and a lot of fun!!! Two brothers who are also charter captains take out our winning golf teams from last years tourney and we have a great day. We also see the largest Carp shoot in our state, plus I weigh in on the baiting issue... enjoy!!!
With PBS in pledge we didn't want to burn much new footage so take a look at a couple dandy stories from last year!!! We start above the bridge on Lake of the Clouds, then head south to Burt Lake and take in some awesome bass fishing. We also see a new shooting range that MSU put in a year or so back. Lots to see and lots to do this time of the year!
Top water bass leads off this week's show - its a great time, a small boat, and lots of fish!!! We also see what west side walleye is all about on two different west side lakes.
Kicking off this week's show we stop in with good friend and former co-host Kelly Gotch!!! We hit the turkey woods with her and get caught up on what she is doing now. We also do a little Morel hunting with a family and see a first time turkey hunter bag her first bird. We round out the show with a wildgame dinner at a Lansing area church.
The Trout opener takes center stage this week, with 2 different styles of fishing - flies and spinners. We also take a look at a custom stock maker in the Mt. Pleasant area as well as Michigan Hall of Fame archer Bob Eastman.
Bowhunting for turkeys kicks off this week's show! We join a couple guys in northwest MI for a very fun morning in the turkey woods. We also stop in at a Beagle trial in the Muskegon area and see what the Scouts are up to in a local school. We round out the show with a shed antler hunt using a dog. Lots of variety on this week's show!
This week we take a look at my first 2 weeks of the turkey season - a close call and some great footage!! After we span the mitten for birds we stop in at a taxidermy competition in Grand Rapids. Thanks for watching!!!
Our first story this week is Jenny's couple of opening days where she tags along with a couple of brothers who drop the hammer on some nice birds!!! After that we hit 3 different steelhead rivers across the state in search of some hard fighting fish. Enjoy this spring extravaganza!!!
This week we start on the big water and tag along with the Rapala team as they check out their new lures on Lake Michigan. From there we hit the turkey woods with a friend of the show who is helping out a fellow hunter. We wrap the show with a rabbit hunt from the last few days of the season in southern MI.
Since we missed a Thursday night a few weeks ago with MUCC's Big Buck Night we thought we would bring it back so everybody gets a chance to see it!!! We only air the top 8-10 interviews so if you would like to see all the interviews they are available on DVD.
We start on the steelhead rivers this week with good friend Dan Lipski chasing some early fish on the Muskegon river. We also see some ins and outs of carving a duck decoy, as well as a good habitat tip. To end the show we see a new product coming from Parker crossbows you have to see to believe!
This week MUCC's Big Buck Night takes the stage - we shortened it to one show this year! Lots of big deer and lots of good stories, thanks to all who made this happen.
This week has our last ice fishing trip of the year, Jenny takes some family out on the ice for a fun day of pan fishing! After that Gabe brings us a good tip on sighting in your turkey gun. We end the show with a story about the issue of baiting. Listen in as we hear the public comments at the last NRC meeting.
With one of our last ice fishing shows of the year we have a good one. Jenny takes us to Lake Superior for some great whitefish fishing, and our friend James Ford finds some great hook and line fishing for smelt on Higgins. We round out the show with some good tips on Coyote calling - lots of good brand new action on this week's show.
This week we are in the northern lower to do a little sturgeon spearing and some squirrel hunting. Both stories this week are classic northern MI folks doing what they love to do! We also have a viewer video to bring you as well. Enjoy the last few weeks of winter....
With PBS heading into pledge we take a look back at a couple segments from last year. We start with some Steelhead on the Muskegon river, and then head to the rabbit woods with some young hunters. We end this week's show with a feature on a real "Women in the Wild"... Thanks for watching.
This week we start above the bridge with some east side Perch. We also stop in at a very unique event at the Soaring Eagle Casino, the Q1Buck Pole. We also have some of our last viewer video entries.
This show starts with a very in-depth segment on getting started in Pike spearing. We stop in with our good friend Keith Stanton to who shows us the ins and outs of just how to do this. After that we head to the Saginaw River where James Ford shows us a guy who knows how to fish for Perch on that river.
This week's show starts on Lake St. Clair with some perch spearing! From there we have some news from MUCC, a good dog training tip, some rabbit hunting, and we still have time for a father son viewer video entry!!! Lots of variety on this week's show.
A good bunny hunt leads off this week's show! Deep snow made for some tough conditions but we had a great time. From there MUCC gives us some good info about some potential closures to public hunting lands. We also get a dog tip this week from Tim Fox and we get a great look at "Ice Fishing 101". If you have never hit the ice this is a good how to get started story from our good friend James Ford.
Saginaw Bay is where we start this week's show. Last week we highlighted Frank's Great Outdoors and how to get started fishing the bay, well this week we show you what it looks like. After that we have our first ever squirrel tournament... thats right a squirrel hunting tournament. We also take a look at a viewer video as well.
This week finds us in Elk country trying to fill a rather special bull tag - you can't miss this story! After that we head to Linwood on Saginaw Bay and stop in to get the history of one of the best sporting goods shops in the state - Frank's Great Outdoors. After that we see a few more viewer vide entries for our video challenge we have going on. Lots to see on this week's show.
We start with a Tribute to Larry Kelly on this week's show. Larry was a legend in hand gun hunting. We also stop in at an event where hunters and the DNR are working together. Lastly, we see a few of our viewer video entries for this past fall.
We start above the bridge today in Grand Marais where we do a little surf fishing and learn about the area. From there we stop in with a new team member here at Michigan Out of Doors to witness the last few days of the deer season - some success and a giant that gets away!
Since we needed some time off at the holidays as well we get to look at some of our favorite stories of the past year! These hunts were pretty memorable for our crew this year. We start with a firearm opener from the west side of the state and get to see a first time hunter take his first doe and his first buck. We tag along with a female archery hunter as she shoots her first buck and we get to see some pheasant hunting with traditional gear! Lots of great things happened this past year - can't wait to see what the new year brings...
This week's show is a look back at a couple of Jenny and my favorite stories over the year. They may not be the ones you expect but these stood out for us, mostly because of who we were with. Have a safe new year!!!!
Merry Christmas!!! Here we are just a few days before the big day - our show this week finds us in Jackson County chasing whitetails. We are joined by our Meijer sweepstakes winner who got to tailor make a show for us here at Michigan Out of Doors. We also stop in at a unique event in Fowler and round out the show by taking a look back at this year month by month. What a great year it has been. Hope you find the real reason for the season this time of the year.
This week we start in South Haven for a full day of outdoor action. Our morning starts with some duck and goose hunting and later in the day we hit the woods for some coons. We also head above the bridge for a great trapping story. Our friends from WCMU sent us a story about hearing protection when it comes to the shooting sports. Lots to see on this week's show!!!
This week we get to stop in with our good friend James Ford as he brings us a great opener from Clinton Co. and a buck pole from Corunna!!! Enjoy a very unique opening day with some great footage.
On this week's show we get to see what the opener looked like in Ionia Co. Jenny takes us on an opener that was special for many reasons. From there we head south to look at the Mill Creek Buck Pole and take a look at some southern MI deer! Thanks for watching -
Happy Thanksgiving!!! This week we get to tag along with a father and son team as they try their luck on opening day. We will revisit an opener from a few years ago as well. The guys from the Q1 buck pole will also have some new deer for us to take a look at as well...
Well, opening day has come and gone, but since we give PBS the show a week before the show airs our deer camp story for this week is from last year. We also jump in and answer some emails from you the viewers. From there we stop in and join in as a conservation officer investigates an illegally shot deer. There is also some new news on the minimum hunting age from our friends at MUCC. Lots to see on this week's show.
This week has one of my favorite stories, bird hunting with a true Michigan sportsmen who just happens to be hunting on his 80th birthday. We also stop in and get some info on a new Michigan based outdoor show the Q1 buck pole. From there we head to southern Mi to check in on a new little fishing tournament that had its first year event. We also have some info on aging a downed buck. Thanks for watching!!!
This show was a long time coming - our first show in "mostly" HD!!! Some of you will not notice any difference but if you have an HD TV and can get PBS in HD it looks pretty good. We are still working out the bugs and don't have our ducks in a row but we are getting there. On this show we have a fun ladies duck hunt, a pheasant hunt with good friend Bob Garner and we do a little river fishing as well. Hope you enjoy.
This time of the year everything is popping in our great state! Something you may not have tried before is coon hunting with hounds - that leads off this week's show. After that we get a great bow hunt from a young lady who bags her first buck with a bow. We also get some good tips on shotgun accuracy and take a look at a new product from a michigan company to help us be more comfortable in the deer stand. Thanks for watching!!!
This week we start with a special hunt, a great day afield with some wounded Veterans chasing ringneck pheasants. We also stop in again on our opening day of the goose season. PBS was in pledge the first time we aired this story so not everyone got to see it - its worth watching again!!! Then we head to the woodcock woods to chase timberdoodles. What a great time of the year to live in Michigan.
This week we start with our updates from the first few days of the bow season. Jenny and I, along with a new member of the team, hit the woods the opening weekend to see what we can get. We also get to tag along on a father son hunt from the youth weekend. After that - you get to see a young lady who shot one heck of a deer that same weekend. We end the show with a youth waterfowl hunt and a new gadget as well. Lots to see on this week's show.
It's all about fall hunting this week! We start in the Upper Peninsula on a father-daughter bear hunt that's chock-full of excitement! Next we'll hit the goose fields for the last day of the early season, hunting from pit blinds with a group of sportsmen who usually get together in an online forum for waterfowlers called duckhunter.net We wrap up this week's show with a Michigan crossbow hunt from Jackson County with Uncle Ted Nugent.
This week we start with a couple great early doe hunts. From there we stay in the deer world and stop in at a QDMA event in mid-Michigan. We then go even deeper into deer management as we sit down with noted Whitetail guru Tony Lapratt.
We start in the southeast this week on the St. Clair river. Jenny is out chasing sturgeon on this segment and do they ever do well! We then head west to follow our spring viewer video challenge winners out on Lake Michigan. After that we have a pheasant recipe for you and a quick hunt as well.
We start with some great waterfowl footage this week - you don't want to miss it!!! I joined good friend Keith Stanton and some of his buddies on the opener. We also have a Women in the Wild segment that highlights Michele Eichler the CEO of Muzzy broadheads. We end the show with a segment all about fish taxidermy - lots to see on this week's show!
We start on the west side this week with some of our good friends of the show. Steve and Sue Francis from the Country Smokehouse and Kevin Johnson and his daughter Jada from the Big Boys Adventure series DVD are on the boat with us today. Matt Shanahan (firstname.lastname@example.org) is our captain and he can find the fish at the port of Saugatuck if your looking for a great trip yet this year. We also stop in at one of the most unique deer blinds ever created. We also have a little more info on the pig issue from the folks at MUCC.
This week we start on a small mid Michigan trout stream that has had some great work done on it. We don't set the world on fire, but this is a great story of sportsmen giving back. We also dive back into the pig issue and hear from you the viewer on this hot topic. We end with a story about shooting ranges, what they can do to be more environmentally minded, and make a little money in the process.
This week Jenny starts us off with a bass fishing trip very close to home for her, Lake Shinanguag. From there we stop in with one of our states premiere traditional bow makers, Jim Blecher. We also have time to head to the campus of MSU to see just what the new shooting range there has to offer. To check out the fishing tournament on Big Portage lake on the 18th of September click here for more info.
On this week's show we start with a very interesting look into the life of a commercial whitefish operation in the UP. We also take a look at both sides of the hotly debated pig issue here in Michigan. We stay above the bridge in our last story this week which is some walleye fishing in the Keweenaw peninsula.
This week we start from my home town the city of Ludington! A few weeks back I covered their kids and ladies day tournament leading up the big weekend tournament. I also took some contest winners out for a day of big lake fishing as well. We also go above the bridge to stop in at a pretty unique place. Jenny takes us to the mouth of the Two Hearted River and the Rainbow lodge. You wont' want to miss it.
This week we highlight just how unique our state really is. We start with some fly fishing for carp on the Huron river with Mike Schultz. If you like fighting big fish on a fly rod, this is something you need to try. We then head north the cover the resent AuSable river canoe marathon. This is like a Nascar event on a northern MI river, you don't want to miss this story. We also get some good tips on some food plot ideas. We mentioned the upcoming SCI event for kids as well. Click here to get more SCI info. If you would like the information on the other event we highlighted on the show click here for the Outdoor Sportsmen's Expo.
This week we start with some west side walleye! We hit two western lakes in the same day to try our hand at finding walleye. We also tag along with a ladies team that are trying to beat the men in a recent Muskie tournament. After that we stop in with a good friend who is doing all he can to get physically challenged hunters back in the woods.
There is a lot of fishing to be done this time of year but don't forget about the hunting that is also right around the corner, if not already here!!! We start this week's show with last years early Elk hunt. We tag the second largest non-typical bull ever taken in the state with our friend Kevin Johnson from Big Boys Adventure series. We also stop in with the folks from NAVHDA - a group dedicated to the bird dogs of our great state. We also have a summer deer hunt for you as well as a southern Mi deer hunter tries to help out a local farmer.
This week we are in the UP!!! The far west end is a magical place and this week we get to see some fishing on one of our most beautiful lakes in the state - Lake of the Clouds. After that we spend a little more time looking at the State park and its hunting opportunities. If you have never been to this part of the state, your missing out.
This week we focus in on the northern part of the lower peninsula - Burt lake and the inland waterway. Our first story is some of the best smallmouth fishing your going to see with our friend Gerry Gostenik. We then travel from Cheboygan to Crooked lake along the inland waterway. We get to see lots along the way and end up in one of my favorite northern Michigan pubs. Enjoy!
This week we start with fly fishing the famed rivers of Michigan! We start with the hex hatch and move to mid day action after that. We then head south to the Detroit River with Brian Meszaros to try our hand at some silver bass. We also check in with a club (Two trackers 4WD club) of four wheel drive enthusiasts that are really making a difference by cleaning up the woods.
The Detroit River is where we start this week - some jiggin for walleye gets us started. This story was a little unique because we were fishing from a Tri-toon boat, with Captain Joe Raymer. From there Jenny takes us to Lake St.Clair for some smallmouth action with Doug Samsal where we show you how you can do it with a small boat. We also get an update from our friends at MUCC about their 30/30 event that just took place.
Viewer video takes center stage this week!!! We show you some of the best spring footage sent to us this year. Most all our video this week is turkey hunting, and we have some nice birds hitting the ground! We also have a hunt sent to us from a former winner of our video challenge at the end of the show that you won't believe... stay tuned for our spring viewer video challenge brought to us in part by our good friends at the Ingham chapter of Pheasants Forever.
This week we revisit kayak fishing on the Huron river. If you have never done any kayak fishing you need to give it a try, it is simply an awesome way to fish! We have some bow tips for the beginning bow hunters out there and we also have a new gadget to show you this week the "Text Pac". We round out the show with some cooking tips with the Nugents.
We start this week on the west side. Saugatuck had an event a few weeks back that was pretty special. Local charter boat association, local schools, the state and a group of outdoor writers all converge to help tell a good story. We then head east to Saginaw Bay to fish with Walleye pro Mark Martin. Mark was pre-fishing a tournament and had to work pretty hard to find the fish. We cover both sides of the state this week, hope you enjoy!
This week we take a break from turkey hunting and all the good fishing - to hunt for something a little different. The elusive and tasty Morel Mushroom takes center stage on this week's show. We start in northern Michigan, then mid Michigan, and then southern Michigan to see what its like to find these all across the state. We also have some info on a cool event that MUCC is going to be doing soon, as well as stop in with a custom stock maker. Hope you enjoy!
This week we head south to the Detroit River for a really fun walleye tournament at Sinbad's - right on the river!!! We also learn a little more about a new website Bowhunter Planet. We then head north to take a look at a great way to spend a summer day in Michigan, and that is canoeing or kayaking one of our many great rivers. We end with a couple dandy ways to prepare some spring walleye with our friends at the Villagers restaurant in Holly, Mi.
This week we start with one of the best youth events our state has ever seen. NWTF takes close to 40 youth out into the woods in hopes of turning them into lifelong turkey hunters. We then stop in with a tribute to the father of outdoor TV Mort Neff - you don't want to miss this feature. We also get some tips on buying a piece of property and some big buck stories to round out the show.... lots to see this week!!!
We hit the mighty Muskegon this week for some great late season steelhead all with flies. We also tag along with a michigan sportsperson who was heading to Washington D.C. to speak up for all us Michiganders. From there we hit the shallow water of Lake Michigan for some Brown Trout. As always, lots to see on this week's show.
It is Turkey time!!! We start this show with Jenny's opening day story from southern MI where the turkeys were everywhere. After that we head to mid michigan where Gabe VanWormer shows us a great bow hunt for a very nice bird with no blind needed. After that we head north, all the way to Cheboygan county where I taped and old family friend find a dandy bird on state land!!! Its the opening week of the spring turkey season - got to love this time of year...
This week we start the deer stories from the Ultimate Sport show in Grand Rapids MUCC's and The Country Smokehouse's BIG BUCK WEST!!! Lots of nice deer and some pretty tall tales as well. We actually start this week's show with the biggest of the bucks from Outdoorama.
This week we get to the really big bucks of our Outdoorama show in Novi!!! We hear some great stories and see some monster bucks on this weeks show. The MUCC and Country Smokehouse BIG BUCK NIGHT part 2 is on this week's show!!!
This week we start the Big Buck stories!!!! We start off with the deer from Outdoorama in Novi. MUCC and the Country Smokehouse helped make this event happen and it was a lot of fun. We have about 3 weeks of great deer and great stories - hope you enjoy!!!
This week we visit with one of Michigan's best trappers George Cullers. We tag along on a trap line in southern MI to see what late season trapping is all about. We also hit the hard water with some fish biologists on Lake Missaukee. We are at the tail end of winter on this week's show.
We start this week by chasing Michigan Chrome!!! That is a steelhead if you were wondering. We hit the Muskegon River with Tony Gates (a renowned Grand Rapids radio personality) and Matt Supinski the man who has written the book on steelhead fishing with a fly rod. We also stop in with Bully's Turkey Calls at Outdoorama and talk about this weekends upcoming turkey calling competition at Jay's Sporting Goods. We end the show with a little crow hunting - lots to see on this week's show.
We start this week on Saginaw Bay. Our friends at MUCC were a part of the Mark Martin ice fishing school again this year and have some very cool footage to show us this year! We are also checking in with a young lady who is a world renowned archery shooter in our Women in the Wild segment. We round out the show with something we all hope we need - a good Taxidermist. Enjoy the show!
Pike fishing is the focus this week!!! We stop in again with Keith Stanton the man from pikespearing.com to see what new footage he has taken over the past year or so. We have done a show with Keith before and got some great response. We also stop in at a local Grayling business to see a very special Fred Bear collection.
Sturgeon season takes center stage on this week's show!! With some new regulations this year the ice was full of eager sturgeon spearers on Black Lake. Sturgeon for Tomorrow does a lot every year to make this a memorable season, and this year was no exception. We also stop in at the Traditional bowhunters expo in Kalmazoo on this week's show. If that wasn't enough we even have some steelhead tips for you as well. Enjoy!!!
This week we start above the bridge! Sugar Island is a special part of our state, and if you have never been there you need to check it out. Jenny heads to that part of the state this week to ice fish for monster Perch on Lake George with Blue Heron Fishing Charters. After that we have a little Natural Resources News, and then we head to Nettie Bay Lodge for their annual Predator Calling Competition. This 2 day hunt is worth seeing, and the pole at the end of the hunt is something you don't see everyday!
Rabbit hunting takes center state this week!!! A group of fathers take their kids out for what turned out to be one heck of a day of rabbit hunting. Lots of bunnies and lots of shooting. As far as bunny hunts, this is as good as it gets. We will also take a look at our top 6 viewer video's that were sent into us this year. Lots to see on this week's show!
This week we hit the north woods in search of squirrels!!! We are using squirrel dogs this week with Terri and Dale Haken. If you have never seen a dog hunt squirrels - this is your chance. We will also have all our deer entries for our Viewer Video Challenge. Lots of cool stuff on this week's show.
Here is a great event coming to the Grand Haven area if your interested, all the proceeds to go local non-profits as well. Check it out if your in the area.
Viewer Video takes center stage on this week's show. We have this week and next week to take a look at most all the video's that were sent to us. This week we take a look at all the non-deer video. We also get a review of some of the new 2 man ice shanty's that are on the market. You will want to see this show!!!
This week we head to Michigan's elk country and tag along as combat-wounded Army veteran Jeremiah Jones battles the extreme elements and tries to drop a cow elk. It's a once-in-a-lifetime tag that was donated through SCI's SE Michigan Bowhunters Chapter. Next, we head to Jackson County and join good friend Craig Gerard and a couple of his uncles on a deer hunt during muzzleloader season. And ice anglers, we'll show you how to transport propane safely and give you some ice safety tips.
We start this week's show by heading to Dexter to see some nice Michigan bucks from the first weekend of the firearm season. We then hit a small lake in southern MI to tag along with a pike fishing fanatic. If your into pike you need to check out Keith Stanton and all he has to offer the pike spearing public!!!
Our last show of 09 highlights some of Jenny's favorite stories of this past year. We start above the bridge and tag along with some NRC commissioners who really love to fish. After we get to know them we are headed south to Jenny's first story back with us here at Michigan Out of Doors. Jenny tells a kids ice fishing story better than anyone - and it shows!!! We also have our favorite recipe of the year Elk meatloaf - you can't believe how many people have asked for this recipe. Enjoy, and thanks for a great year!!!
For Christmas Eve this year we showed you 2 of my favorite segments from this year. We start with an Elk hunt from northern MI where we take the 2nd biggest non-typical bull ever shot in our great state, and we have it on tape!!! We also have a kayak fishing segment that had to be my favorite fishing show of the year. I learned that fishing in that way is just way to much fun! Hope you enjoy our first of 2 weeks of "best of" shows. Merry Christmas -
We are bringing you our second opening day story this week! Jenny spent the opener in souther Mi with a hunter who has been hunting the opener for over 70 years. The hunting was a little slow, but we introduce you to a very special hunter and his family. From there we travel to the town of Mason for the buck pole that took place the first weekend of the season. We also show you a group that is doing all they can to say thank you to our veterans by getting them back out hunting. Hope you enjoy!!!
Finally after a few weeks of waiting we are bringing you our first opening day story. I was on state land this year and had a great time with 16 hunters in camp. You would think that with that many guys someone would have a buck on the ground, well, you would be wrong!!! It is a really cool story, so check out this rather unique deer camp. After that you do get to see me fill my small buck tag off the ground with a few days left in the firearm season. From there we take you south to Houghton Lake to try our hand at some layout hunting. From bucks to ducks we got you covered...
Most of our PBS stations are in pledge right now asking for support. So, we didn't want to show our opening day stories just yet. We do have a great story from the Manistee river where you will learn just how to fish this time of the year. We also stop in with a man who has been running a trap line longer than he may want to admit. The trappers of our state are some of our most dedicated and skilled woodsmen. You will meet a man on this show that is a great example of just that.
Because we are still trying to get our firearm deer stories and because this show will air on Thanksgiving we are showing you a story from a few years ago. This opening day story is a good one from northern Michigan. We join a big group of hunters at Nettie Bay Lodge for a great couple of days. We will also take a look at another very popular activity this time of year, coon hunting. We will tag along with a father and daughter team that really know how to run their dogs. This week is just another reminder of all that Michigan has to offer this time of year.
Opening day of the firearm season has come and gone and we are still in the woods!!! So starting off this week's show is some top notch late October salmon fishing from the PM. Join us as we tag along with some good friends from Hank's Fly Shop. These guys know how to fish in style!!! We also take a look at the new features in the Bad Boy Buggie with John Riggs from Ochard Buggies and he explains some tax incentives if your looking at getting one yet this year. We will tease you with just a few of our viewer video entries as well. Finally we will show you some really good fall walleye fishing from the Detroit River.
Deadly Tedly starts off this week's show - that is correct the Motor City Madman Ted Nugent gets us started this week with his very first Michigan crossbow kill. After we hit the woods with Ted we head to the goose fields with Michigan's champion goose caller Hunter Engel. Hunter and his dad Dave show us what a morning of goose hunting is supposed to look like. We also have an opening day story from a few years back to get folks excited for the opener this weekend. We rap the show with our own Jenny Olsen's monster buck she shot in Ohio. Enjoy the show -
We start on the Manistee river on this week's show. Terry Weiler is our host for the day with a couple of his buddies, back bouncing spawn on a perfect fall day. We also show you how to sight in your gun with only 2 shots on this week's show. For you outdoor chefs we have a great pheasant recipe from the Villager's Restaurant in Holly. Speaking of pheasants we have a hunt that a PBS viewer was able tag along on with Bob Garner and some of his buddies. Lots of stuff on this week's show - enjoy!!!
We start this week's show on St. Clair chasing monster Muskie!!! We don't find to many monsters but we do have a great time and have two boats out on the water. Our friendly competition between boats made the day a lot of fun for a couple of first time Muskie anglers. We also stop in with our new friends at Outcast Traditions. These guys make traditional bows and are really starting to make quite a name for themselves. I will be hunting with a longbow this year and I can't tell you how much fun it has been hitting the woods with just a stick and a string. We also highlight a new product for you landowners out there looking for a way to clear problem areas on your property. The guys from Foxworthy Outdoors may have the "Jawz" your looking for....
This week's show has some great deer hunting footage! We start in Livingston Co. where we have a first time hunter taking a nice young buck on camera. After that we hit the woods with Gabe VanWormer a contributing producer on our show. Gabe is an avid bow hunter and he is able to capture some very up close footage on a very nice Michigan buck. Using his Roscoby Riser Cam Gabe was able to get all of it on tape. We round out the show with the good folks from the Ruffed Grouse Society. We tag along on their gun dog of the year trail and get to see some good dog work.
Youth take the stage on this week's program! We start with two different youth waterfowl hunts. One is from a state run facility and the other is on a private pond in southern Mi. Both hunts are filled with some really excited kids and the dads that are with them have a smile ear to ear - including me and my 6 year old who tagged along for the hunt. After we hit the water we join Gabe Vanwormer from MUCC and his youth deer season that has one father daughter team tagging a first buck. Lots to see on this week's show.
The show this week has the number 2 non-typical bull ever taken in the state!!! We tag along with the lucky hunter and his guide Kevin Johnson from the Big Boys Adventure series as we take on the woods of northern Michigan. We also get to take in a little bass fishing in the down time on this hunt with Kevin's family. Speaking of bass fishing we head south to the mouth of the Detroit River to find some smallmouth with a father-son team as well as good friend Gerry Gostenik. Lots to see on this week's show - enjoy!!!
This week on Thursday night PBS is running a Ken Burns special on the National Parks. So, since we won't air on Thursday anywhere but we do air on Saturday we wanted to bring you a few stories you may have seen before. Either way the first story this week is a grouse and woodcock hunt from last year in northern Mi where we really get into the birds and have some great dog work. We then show you a bow camp from yesteryear. This story jumped out to me because one of the guys hunting is using a long bow and that is what I am hunting with this year. We also have a recipe that is perfect for deer camp. So sit back and enjoy this first show of October... hope you get to spend some time in the bow stand!!!
This week takes us above the bridge. We start with some lake trout fishing from Lake Superior on the big reef with some NRC commissioners. Taking us out were the good folks from Shelter Bay Charters. Good old Bob Garner was along on this trip and that always makes for a fun trip. We also stop in with NAVHDA or the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Assoc. We show what they have been working on all summer to get their dogs ready for the season. We end the show with a early doe hunt from southern Mi with a first time hunter. Thanks for watching...
We start this week's show from my hometown of Ludington! We hit the big water with the boys from Blue Fairways. On the boat today we had some PBS viewers that joined us from WGVU in Grand Rapids. After that we head to the deer woods where our friends from MUCC give us some good pointers on food plots and scouting cameras. The last story in our show is from Saginaw Bay. We join good friend Steve Vandemark and some young ladies who don't have a chance to fish very often. Also don't forget our Meijer contest is drawing to a close!!!! If you would like to enter for a chance to win a dream hunting or fishing trip with the show and have your adventure on TV you can enter at any Meijer store until the 23rd of this month - or you can do it online at Meijer.com - Good luck!!!!
We start this show with a kids fishing trip on Lake St. Clair with the folks from Benefit for Kids. This is a great organization and do a lot of good work with kids in very tough situations. We also check in on the opening day of Goose season and show you what that day is supposed to look like!!! We round out the show with a stop at Cabela's and show you a weekend event they had for ladies. The big news on this weeks show is the upcoming dream hunting/fishing trip we are giving away through Meijer. Starting the 13th of this month at any Meijer location you can put your name in the hat for an early October drawing. The winner gets to tailor make a trip anywhere in the state and we will make it happen and tape if for the show! You can apply online or by postcard. All the details can be found at the Meijer website starting on September the 13th by clicking on Meijer - good luck to all!!!!
The paddle sports take over this week!!! We start with a story on how to outfit and fish out of a kayak. We are joined by Craig Kivi from Golden Drake Outdoors. After we show you how to fish from a kayak we take some canoes and kayaks and head north. We hit the Sturgeon river with Doc Fletcher who has written a few books on canoeing Michigan rivers. If you want to try a trip like this contact the folks at the Silent Sport Lodge - they can hook you up! Paddle on....
This show is all about big lake fishing!!! We are out of the port of Saugatuck with 2 of the best captains in the state, the boys from Best Chance Too. We have 2 full boats of sponsors and some folks who won the trip through a PBS auction. We have a great time and catch some nice fish. If your looking for a great place to stay while in Saugatuck check out the Bayside Inn. After we hit the water we will also stop in with our buddies from Pheasants Forever and talk habitat and what you can be expecting this time of year.
This week we start with one of the most coveted hunts we have here in our great state, the northern Michigan elk hunt. We are only a week or so away from that hunt and this should get those lucky hunters excited for what is to come. We also stop in with good friend Pete Odland to take a look at a new product for physically challenged hunters, the Liberator. Plus, we take a look at a new archery target the Arrowmat. We round out the show by promoting a kids event happening at an MUCC club.
This week's show takes us to the Au Sable River. We start by trying to fish the hex hatch with some guys from the Old Au Sable Fly shop. The guys we were fishing with were part of the group Chasin Steel, some bluegrass boys from the U.P. We then head to the Mio area for an afternoon float trip. After that we head south to get some gun tips from the guys at Williams Gun Sight. We round out the show with a summer time deer hunt where the mosquitoes made it almost unbearable to be in the woods. A lot of variety on this week's show.
This week we start on the St. Clair River chasing monster sturgeon after dark. We also have this year's bow review that MUCC produced for us. We also highlight a fishing camp in the Onaway area geared at kids.
On this week's show we are fishing the Manitou Islands a couple different times. We start with some legislators from around the state and end up with some good old boys tent camping in the same area. This part of the state is very special and worth seeing in person!!! We also have a few Muzzleloader tips for you smokepole folks.
We start on Mona Lake just outside of Muskegon on this week's show. We are targeting walleye and catching catfish with a great guy named Ernie Miller. Ernie guides in this part of the state. You can check him out at Michiganfishguide.com. We then travel a little east on the Grand River to actually go after some monster catfish with Dan Lipski. We have been out with Dan before. He is at riverkatfishing.com. We also have some sturgeon news for you on this week's show as well as a great kids' bass tournament. Check it out.....
This week we start north of the bridge fishing herring near Drummond Island. Then we head to the Sleeping Bear Dunes to take a cruise around that part of our state. From there we visit with a new Michigan fly rod manufacturer, the guys at Mystic Fly Rods. We also have a viewer video to show you this week. Lots to see on this week's show.
On this week's show we get to see the top 3 entries in our Viewer Video Challenge. These are the best of the best from around the state. Also on this week's show we take a look at the PIctured Rocks boat cruise that people can take out of Munising. If you would like to learn more about these trips click on Pictured Rocks. Also on this week's show we learn how to fish a spinner bait more effectively. Hope you enjoy!!
This show is the first part of our Viewer Video Challenge. You get to see turkey hunting videos from viewers all around the state. Also on this week's show is the nation's largest carp tournament in Caseville, MI. Thanks for watching...
This show is a pretty special one for me. On this show I was able to take both my wife Dana and by mom Brenda out on a turkey hunt. We had a great time in my hometown of Ludington. We also stop in with our friends from Pheasants Forever. We get some good food plot tips from the state's habitat chair. We also stop in with Ted and Shemane Nugent to get a very good recipe from the whack master himself.