Outdoor News Radio

Outdoor News Radio – February 27, 2021

The long-anticipated and debated Quality Sunfish Initiative kicks off on 90-plus new lakes in Minnesota on Monday, March 1, so Outdoor News Managing Editor Rob Drieslein devotes a solid chunk of this weeks broadcast to breaking it down. Dave Weitzel, DNR Fisheries Supervisor from Grand Rapids, joins the broadcast for an entire segment to explain the biology and philosophy behind…

Outdoor News Radio – February 20, 2021

Lots of news talk on this week’s edition of Outdoor News Radio, starting with host and Outdoor News Managing Editor and President Rob Drieslein talking about the Nobles County Chapter of Pheasants Forever being recognized for its efforts to create new wildlife areas in southwestern Minnesota. Other topics include ice conditions and the upcoming (March 31) deadline for the annual…

Outdoor News Radio – February 13, 2021

Host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein draws on his recent backpacking trip through the Grand Canyon for this week’s installment of Outdoor News Radio. In addition, Minnesota Editor Tim Spielman drops in to chat about a number of news items, including a coalition of state outdoor groups concerned with the DNR’s new plans to divert dollars from the Critical Habitat…

Outdoor News Radio – February 6, 2021

Lots of news in this week’s broadcast, with discussion between Outdoor News Managing Editor and President Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Editor Tim Spielman on a variety of topics, including the status of the new Outdoor Recreation Task Force, legislation introduced on Lake Mille Lacs, and funding topics at DNR like the status of the Critical Habitat Match. “Tackle” Terry Tuma…

Outdoor News Radio – January 16, 2021

This week’s Outdoor News Radio offers a preview of the 2021 Minnesota DNR Roundtable meetings Jan. 22, which will be virtual this year. Also, there’s discussion about host Rob Drieslein’s recent column about a federal duck stamp controversy. The arrival of chronic wasting disease in the National Elk Refuge herd provides a talking point late in this week’s show, and…

Outdoor News Radio – January 9, 2021

Lots of duck talk on this week’s broadcast, thanks to a slate of proposals from the Minnesota DNR for which the agency has requested public comment. Host and Outdoor News Managing Editor Rob Drieslein kicks those questions around with Editor Tim Spielman this week as well as with guest Tim Lesmeister. Other topics include the health of Minnesota’s perch fisheries,…

Outdoor News Radio – January 2, 2021

As the New Year kicks off, Outdoor News Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Minnesota editor Tim Spielman chat about the year that was 2020 and the annual “year-in-review’ story. Spielman also shares his thoughts on the passing of longtime DNR fisheries manager and quality northern pike advocate Jim Lilienthal. The “Birdchick” Sharon Stiteler then drops in to talk about the…

Outdoor News Radio – December 26, 2020

It’s the last show before the end of the year, and host Rob Drieslein tackles several topics to kick off the broadcast with Editor Tim Spielman, including a lawsuit over Canada lynx management in Minnesota and some late-season pheasant hunting tips. Backyard and Beyond columnist Stan Tekiela then calls in to talk about the Christmas bird count season and another…

Outdoor News Radio – December 19, 2020

Host Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Outdoor News Editor Tim Spielman start the show with a discussion of ice conditions and the recent end to the state’s muzzleloader season. They also break down an effort to potentially revamp the state trespass law. Whitetail hunting guru Tony Peterson then drops by to recount how the fall has treated him, plus he provides…

Outdoor News Radio – December 12, 2020

Top topics in this week’s Outdoor News include discussion of Rep. Collin Peterson’s 50-million-acre Conservation Reserve Program pitch, plus chatter about ice thickness across the region. Coming off two days of pheasant hunting, Tim Spielman shares with host Rob Drieslein his story of getting wet in a birdy-looking slough. Tami Vogel from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota joins Rob…

Outdoor News Radio – December 5, 2020

On this week’s show, host and Outdoor News Managing Editor Rob Drieslein devotes much of the discussion to remembering fishing industry icon Ron Lindner, of In-Fisherman and Lindner’s Angling Edge fame, who passed away on Monday, Nov. 30 at the age of 86. In addition to sharing memories about Lindner, Rob and guests Tim Spielman, Terry Tuma, and Tim Lesmeister…

Outdoor News Radio – November 28, 2020

  Topics on this week’s installment include a deer season recap with Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman. They also discuss the 100th CWD-positive wild whitetail in Minnesota plus two additional positives in southeast Minnesota. Casey Weismantel, executive director of the Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, visits to share insights into the 2020 South Dakota pheasant hunting season. Tim Lesmeister…

Outdoor News Radio – November 21, 2020

Lots of deer hunting talk as Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman kick off this week’s broadcast. Then they chat about the recent elk sightings in southern Minnesota. John Gale, the conservation director for Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, then calls Rob from where he’s hunting in western Kansas to discuss the status of Land and Water Conservation Fund implementation. The show…

Outdoor News Radio – November 14, 2020

A recap of the Minnesota firearms deer hunting opener kicks off this week’s broadcast with Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman. The two also discuss rampant baiting violations and a buck that attacked (but did not seriously injure) a youngster in central Minnesota. Sharon “The Birdchick” Stiteler then drops in for the middle portion of the broadcast to chat about the…

Outdoor News Radio – November 7, 2020

Outdoor News Radio begins with a lengthy discussion of wolf delisting, which formally occurred via a press conference that Managing Editor Rob Drieslein attended last week. Outdoor News Editor Tim Spielman gives his insight on delisting. Next, “Tackle” Terry Tuma, or “T3” as he’s affectionately known, offers anglers some tips during the bizarre, warm first week of November. Tony Peterson…

Outdoor News Radio – October 31, 2020

Kicking off this week’s edition of Outdoor News Radio, host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman discuss the sudden end of the 2020 duck hunting season, thanks to the mid-October snow and ice-up. Then Tony Peterson drops in for a chat about the 2020 firearms deer hunting opener and his thoughts on modern trail cameras. Stan Tekiela…

Outdoor News Radio – October 24, 2020

It’s a full hour of Rob Drieslein and Tim Lesmeister catching up on everything outdoors in Minnesota and across the region in this week’s edition of Outdoor News Radio. Topics include a report on last weekend’s South Dakota pheasant opener, handgun optics, a classic Sid Hartman story involving Outdoor News founder Jim Peterson, some bizarre reports like the record python…

Outdoor News Radio – October 17, 2020

Outdoor News Radio kicks off with a recap of the 2020 Minnesota ring-necked pheasant hunting opener. Host Rob Drieslein shares some anecdotes from the first official opener at the Gary Clancy Wildlife Management Area southwest of Mankato, and Editor Tim Spielmen offers some first-hand insight on why he thinks the opener was mediocre but the rest of the season could…

Outdoor News Radio – October 10, 2020

Host Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman launch the show with a Minnesota pheasant opener outlook as well as lending a critical eye toward Rep. Collin Peterson’s new bill that could threaten wetland easements in the Duck Factory. “Tackle” Terry Tuma then drops in to chat about fall fishing before Rob and Tim Lesmeister wrap up the show with chatter on…

Outdoor News Radio – October 3, 2020

Lots of early season hunting chatter with Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman kicks off this week’s Outdoor News Radio with reports on the archery deer opener, duck season, and early grouse hunt. Spielman also shares an unfortunate story about his pup’s second bad encounter with barbed wire. Eric Michel from the DNR then joins Drieslein to chat about the deer…

Outdoor News Radio – September 26, 2020

It’s Minnesota duck opener weekend so host Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Outdoor News Editor Tim Spielman discuss the forecast for waterfowl this fall as well as the state’s quality bluegill initiative. The DNR’s wolf specialist, Dan Stark, then drops in to preview some virtual public meetings his agency will host in coming weeks to gather feedback on wolf management in…

Outdoor News Radio – September 19, 2020

Host Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman kick off this week’s show with a discussion of the archery deer and small game openers this weekend. Also, there are a couple of moose headlines in the region this week. Sharon Stiteler, the Birdchick, joins Rob to talk hummingbirds and to try and determine what species of rails Rob jumped in the wild…

Outdoor News Radio – September 12, 2020

Full show kicks off with a thorough report on the 2020 ring-necked pheasant hunting outlook for Minnesota. (Hint: It’s good!) “Tackle” Terry Tuma (or “T3” as he’s affectionately know) then joins host Rob Drieslein with some insight into fall walleye fishing and a turnover preview. The “Birdchick” Sharon Stiteler then drops in to talk about Hawk Ridge and the hummingbird…

Outdoor News Radio – September 5, 2020

Lots of wild rice talk on this week’s Outdoor News Radio. Ricky Lien, the Minnesota DNR’s wetland habitat team supervisor, calls into the show to discuss how his agency manages wild rice lakes across the state. Tim Lesmeister and host Rob Drieslein then discuss their personal stories of hand-harvesting wild rice in the region. Tim Spielman helps Rob kick off…

Outdoor News Radio – August 29, 2020

Lots of chatter on this week’s Outdoor News Radio, starting with a discussion about the health of mourning dove hunting with host and Outdoor News Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Outdoor News Editor Tim Spielman. Joe Albert then drops in to talk about the recent Minnesota DNR Enforcement Academy graduation, plus he and Rob discuss a grisly discovery by…

Outdoor News Radio – August 22, 2020

Highlights of this week’s Outdoor News Radio focus on Stan Tekiela, who joins the broadcast to chat about cicadas and the gruesome life cycle of the cicada-killing wasp. Also, Tim Lesmeister and Rob discuss the William Perry Pendley nomination and state of fishing across the region. Categories: From The Pages Of ODN Tags: Outdoor News Radio https://www.outdoornews.com/content/uploads/2020/08/August-22-long-show.mp3Podcast: Play in new…