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Welcome to the Jay’s Sporting Goods Podcast page. Jay’s is Michigan’s original Outdoor Superstore… serving hunters and anglers since 1971.

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 the latest hunting and fishing news. Avery also has tips and suggestions on where to go and how to get the most from your next outdoor experience.

  • October 17-Hour 1
    by Mike Avery on October 18, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    We kick off the show talking about a close encounter with a pack of wolves in the Upper Peninsula. George Widmaier of Savage Dog Outdoors tells the story of a couple of hunters who thought they were calling in coyotes, but actually brought in their much bigger cousins. We also discuss the relationship between coyotes and wolves. Then Ed Bowlanowski of Speedy Blaze talks about keeping a supply of their Speedy Sparks in your hunting and fishing gear for an emergency fire.

  • October 17-Hour 2
    by Mike Avery on October 18, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Hour 2 kicks off with audiologist and avid hunter Mike Stewart. Mike has made a career of studying shooting and hearing loss. He says many shooters have hearing loss but much of that damage could have been prevented. Jason Garvon of the Michigan Wildlife Council is up next. Jason is one of the newest members of that group. He tells us why their efforts are important for protecting hunting and fishing in Michigan. We wrap up the hour with this week’s “Ask Avery” segment. This time, Lt. Jason Wicklund of the DNR answered questions about tracking deer after dark.

  • October 17-Hour 3
    by Mike Avery on October 18, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    We’re talking fall musky fishing in Hour 3 with Don Barnard. Don is a retired DNR fisheries technician and avid musky angler. He says fall is one of the best times to catch a trophy fish. We also discuss the loss of the Sanford and Wixom Lakes musky fisheries. We wrap it all up with Chef Dave Minar and another great wild game recipe.  

  • October 10-Hour 1
    by Mike Avery on October 11, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    First, Johnny Bowler, Upper Peninsula bear guide, joins me to talk about my hunt and also deer hunting in the Yoop. Then, Matt Poet of Jay’s Sporting Goods puts on his Michigan Buckpole hat to talk about that online trophy page and their social media outlets. Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with a look at their November edition.

  • October 10-Hour 2
    by Mike Avery on October 11, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Hour two kicks off with Captain Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience. Jeff talks about open water waterfowl hunting on the Great Lakes. Shaun McKeon from MUCC is up next. Shaun says their “On the Ground” program is back up and running. This week’s “Ask Avery” segment wraps up the hour with a question about the cost of doe tags in Michigan’s CWD zone.