Outdoor News Radio

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…

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…