Outdoor News Radio

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…

Outdoor News Radio – August 15, 2020

Lots of chatter this week starting with Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman discussing South Dakota pheasants and the recent ruffed grouse counts. “Tackle” Terry Tuma drops in for a discussion about regional fishing conditions plus how he goes about selecting the right fishing line. Tim Lesmeister joins Rob to talk about the recent National Rifle Association lawsuit in New York…

Outdoor News Radio – August 8, 2020

Host and Outdoor News Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman chat about the recently signed Great American Outdoors Act, plus the status of Minnesota’s goose hunting zones and goose blind reservation process. Former DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr then drops in to chat about one of his favorite hobbies during late summer: harvesting Minnesota’s manoomin – or wild rice….

Outdoor News Radio – Aug. 1, 2020

Lots of chatter between host Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman about upcoming pheasant counts in Minnesota and Iowa, plus a recap on House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. Then Eran Sandquist from Pheasants Forever joins the conversation to talk with Rob about the upcoming August 19 dedication of the Gary Clancy Wildlife Management Area near Mankato. Tim Lesmeister…

Outdoor News Radio – July 25, 2020

Changes to the 2020 Minnesota white-tailed deer hunting season plus chatter on how Ontario outfitters are faring with the closed border situation dominate the start of this week’s Outdoor News Radio. Then Stan Tekiela joins host Rob Drieslein to talk about nongame topics like California condor recovery, and Goldie Gopher – who’s actually a 13-lined ground squirrel. Tim Lesmeister and…

Outdoor News Radio – July 18, 2020

Get some mid-summer fishing tips from “Tackle” Terry Tuma on this week’s edition of Outdoor News Radio. Plus, John Mazurkiewicz from Shimano joins host Rob Drieslein with some insight into the virtual ICAST fishing industry trade show this week, as well as the latest products from Shimano. On either side are Tim Spielman and Tim Lesmeister, who chat about the…

Outdoor News Radio – July 11, 2020

Chatter on this week’s Outdoor News Radio focusing on high water temperatures and what they might mean for catch-and-release of big fish like muskies. Tim Spielman joins host Rob Drieslein to talk about some poisoning of Canada geese in St. Cloud, plus the unexpected rainbow trout in Lake Carlos near Alexandria. The Lake Detective Steve McComas drops in for a…

Outdoor News Radio – July 4, 2020

Lots of dog and deer talk on this week’s Outdoor News Radio. Outdoor News Editor Tim Spielman and host Rob Drieslein chat about the final tallies from last year’s deer hunting in Minnesota, then offer some early forecast insights into 2020. Bowhunting expert and dog training writer Tony Peterson stops by to discuss summer deer scouting and why folks might…

Outdoor News Radio – June 27, 2020

Lots to discuss on this week’s Outdoor News Radio, starting with a new survey on citizen attitudes toward gray wolves in Minnesota. Host Rob Drieslein and Outdoor News Editor Tim Spielman kick that topic around as well as the recent passage of the Great American Outdoors Act in the U.S. Senate. Dr. Michael Joyce from the University of Minnesota-Duluth Natural…

Outdoor News Radio – June 20, 2020

  Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman open the show with a discussion about the great bite on Lake Mille Lacs this month, then Stan Tekiela visits to talk about fishers (a large member of the weasel family) recolonizing southeastern Minnesota. A video version of the segment with Stan is available to view via the Outdoor News Youtube.com channel or on Facebook. Tim…

Outdoor News Radio – June 13, 2020

Kicking off this week’s Outdoor News Radio, Outdoor News Managing Editor and President Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman pitch an outlook for the 2020 special legislative session and discuss the ongoing 2020 DNR Conservation Officer academy at Camp Ripley. Twin Cities area fishing guide and Clam Outdoors pro staff manager Matt Johnson then checks in to preview the Blackfish…

Outdoor News Radio – June 6, 2020

Host and Outdoor News Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman discuss the presence of state conservation officers during the protests and rioting last weekend in Minneapolis. Then Tony Peterson drops in to recap 2020 spring turkey hunting results and share stories of his success, as well as chat about spring dog training. Bemidji-area fishing guide Dick Beardsley visits…

Outdoor News Radio – May 30, 2020

Host and Outdoor News Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman discuss Game Fair’s decision to cancel its 2020 event, then Backyard and Beyond columnist Stan Tekiela drops in to chat about eagles and ospreys. Columnist and blogger Tim Lesmeister then joins Rob to talk about Isle Royale National Park. Categories: From The Pages Of ODN Tags: Outdoor News Radio…

Outdoor News Radio – May 23, 2020

Kicking off this week’s show, host Rob Drieslein and Outdoor News Editor Tim Spielman discuss Minnesota DNR Enforcement’s announcement that it has cited two men in the ruffed grouse poaching case caught on trail camera last month. Longtime contributor Ron Hustvedt visits to chat about the upcoming 12th annual Fleet Farm Minnesota Fishing Challenge on May 30 to benefit Minnesota…

Outdoor News Radio – May 16, 2020

Lots of topics in this week’s installment of Outdoor News Radio. “Tackle” Terry Tuma recaps fishing opener 2020, then Backyard and Beyond columnist Stan Tekiela drops in to chat about fishers in southern Minnesota as well as spring drumming of ruffed grouse. Tim Lesmeister helps host Rob Drieslein wrap up the discussion with topics like yellow perch management and the…

Outdoor News Radio – May 9, 2020

The kickoff of the inland waters walleye and northern pike seasons in Minnesota dominates a solid chunk of this week’s show, including a discussion with Tim Spielman, then Lake of the Woods tourism’s Joe Henry about the border water fishing forecast. Kathy Yerich, author of the popular field guide Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest and an officer with the Minnesota Mycological Society,…

Outdoor News Radio – May 2, 2020

Outdoor News Radio this week highlights the gangbusters wild turkey season unfolding across Minnesota this spring. Stan Tekiela drops in to chat about chorus frogs and spring peepers, not to mention the dancing of woodcock in open woodlots near you. Mark Norquist of Modern Carnivore also joins host Rob Drieslein to talk about the new state Outdoor Recreation Task Force,…

Outdoor News Radio – April 25, 2020

Lots of headlines and topics in this week’s Outdoor News Radio, starting with host Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman breaking down the impressive increase in wild turkey hunter numbers during the first season in Minnesota. Then the topic switches to how nonprofit conservation groups are coping with COVID-19 restrictions and the effect it’s had on banquet season for Pheasants Forever…

Outdoor News Radio – April 18, 2020

Big announcement from the Minnesota DNR that the agency has canceled its walleye egg-take operation this spring dominates the first segment of Outdoor News Radio. Host Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Outdoor News Editor Spielman also kick around the wild turkey hunting opener, which began Wednesday, April 15, and this weekend’s trout opener. Then Blake Henning from the Rocky Mountain Elk…

Outdoor News Radio – April 11, 2020

Special guest Land Tawney, the president and CEO of Missoula, Mont.-based Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, joins host Rob Drieslein for half of this week’s installment of Outdoor News Radio. Topics include the status of BHA’s rendezvous, birdwatching under “stay-at-home” orders, and Tawney’s spring recreational reading list. Laos popping into this week’s broadcast are Tim Spielman with a Minnesota ice-out update…

Outdoor News Radio – April 4, 2020

  Big show greets listeners this week starting with host Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman announcing the 2020 Outdoor News Man of the Year. Tune in to find out who won the award! Then Cory Goldsworthy, Minnesota DNR Fisheries supervisor from Knife River, spends a segment talking about the trout and salmon, including steelhead, opportunities in Lake Superior and in…

Outdoor News Radio – March 28, 2020

Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman start this week’s installment of Outdoor News Radio with a chat about ice conditions, maple syrup season, and the decision by Koochiching County to close several Rainy River boat accesses this past week. Then Andrew Tri from the Minnesota DNR calls in to talk about black bears emerging from their dens and how some farmers…

Outdoor News Radio – March 21, 2020

Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman talk about the latest headlines in Outdoor News, including a new CWD-positive wild deer in Dakota County and a whole mess of Asian carp caught on the Mississippi River near La Crosse and Trempealeau. Then Minnesota DNR Fisheries Section Chief Brad Parsons joins Rob to discuss the new C&R regulation for walleyes on Lake Mille…