Outdoor News Radio

Outdoor News Radio – June 25, 2022: Pondering the updated wolf plan

The Minnesota DNR’s updated wolf plan dominates chatter during this week’s Outdoor News Radio. Host Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman discuss a potential state wolf plan that, once federal delisting occurs, likely would allow some sport hunting and trapping. Tim Lesmeister also has some views on the topic as well as Federal Cartridge’s recent 100th birthday party celebration in…

Outdoor News Radio – June 18, 2022:

A recap of the 2022 DNR Roundtable from June 9 kicks off chatter this week with Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman. Other topics include better water conditions and more ducks in North Dakota this spring and thoughts on DNR Fisheries chief Brad Parsons’ roundtable presentation. “T3” or “Tackle” Terry Tuma then jumps into the show with some observations on…

Outdoor News Radio – June 11, 2022: Incredible fishing? It’s happening right now

Some pre-DNR Roundtable chatter kicks off this week’s broadcast with Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman, who also shares insight into his walleye stocking story this week titled “The Life of Fry.” Listen for a complete report on the event in next week’s show. Then Chris Granrud from RainyDaze Guide Service joins host Rob Drieslein to describe the record-breaking flooding on…

Outdoor News Radio – May 28, 2022: Legislative action – but mostly lack thereof

News dominates the first segment of this week’s Outdoor News Radio as Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Editor Tim Spielman break down what happened (and mostly what didn’t happen) during the 2022 state legislative session. Top topics include potential implementation of allowing rifles for deer hunting statewide and the potential end (by legislation) of antler-point restrictions. Then fishing guide…

Outdoor News Radio – May 21, 2022: Walleyes and bass … and a wild game cook-off

This week’s edition of Outdoor News Radio begins with a post-Minnesota walleye fishing opener weekend report, plus an update on the spring turkey hunting season. Then Tom Peterson from Al’s Goldfish Lure Company joins the broadcast to talk about spring fishing for multiple species with his favorite lures. Greg and Pete Kvale call into the show to recount with host…

Outdoor News Radio – May 14, 2022: Tips for finding success on the opener

It’s fishing opener weekend in Minnesota, and there are lots of early walleye fishing tips on this week’s Outdoor News Radio from “Tackle” Terry Tuma and Tim Lesmeister. News topics include the status of the re-dedicating state lottery dollars to the Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund and the passing of legendary bass fishing promoter Ray Scott. Stan Tekiela also…

Outdoor News Radio – April 30, 2022: Birds, birds and … American eel in Minnesota waters?

Top talkers on this week’s Outdoor News Radio with Rob Drieslein include a preview of the MN-Fish Summit on Tuesday, May 3 at Clam headquarters in Rogers. Also, Tim Spielman updates listeners on new puppies his hunting dog delivered last week, and the progress of ice-out receives some attention. Then, Backyard and Beyond columnist Stan Tekiela joins the show to…

Outdoor News Radio – April 23, 2022: An Upper Red walleye boost and ice-crappie fishing

Top topics in this week’s Outdoor News Radio include a recap of the A-turkey season as well as early season trout. Tim Spielman breaks down his story involving DNR Enforcement’s search for those responsible for the wanton waste of some snow geese. There’s also a great new open-water walleye regulation for Upper Red Lake this year, a new huge state-record…

Outdoor News Radio – April 9, 2022: Feathers and fins

Top topics in this week’s Outdoor News Radio include an upbeat population survey for moose in Minnesota, plus chatter about the retirement announcement from Howard Vincent at Pheasants Forever. “Birdchick” Sharon Stiteler joins host Rob Drieslein on this week’s broadcast to discuss signs of migration, cleaning out nesting boxes, and news about avian flu sweeping North America bird populations. Tim…

Outdoor News Radio – April 2, 2022: Fishing, fishing, fishing – and Pheasants Forever newsflash

Top topics on this week’s Outdoor News Radio include the Minnesota DNR’s announcement of the 2022 open-water walleye fishing regulation on Lake Mille Lacs, plus host Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman discuss the resumption of the state waterfowl survey this spring and a big carp kill on Big Sauk Lake. Tim Lesmeister then joins Rob to cover a host…

Outdoor News Radio – March 26, 2022: From ice to open water to … rock & roll?

Captain Jeff Johanson, DNR Enforcement training and recruitment manager, kicks off this week’s show with host Rob Drieslein with details about the agency’s 2022 Enforcement Training Academy plus the CO Prep program, which is hosting an open house in early April. Then Rapala pro Tony Roach jumps in to wrap up chatter on the ice-fishing season, look ahead to open-water…

Outdoor News Radio – March 19, 2022: A whole lot of fishing

Top topics for this week’s Outdoor News Radio include a fish poaching in northern Minnesota, plus reconciling public access for anglers during a big event on the North Shore this summer. Pat Durkin from Wisconsin Outdoor News joins host Rob Drieslein for the middle portion of this week’s broadcast to talk about big topics in the Badger State from its…

Outdoor News Radio – March 12, 2022: Turkey talk … and an angry moose

Top topics on this week’s Outdoor News Radio include increasing winter severity index readings across the northern portion of Minnesota and its ramifications for the state deer herd. Host Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman also talk about an angry moose that attacked some vehicles in northeastern Minnesota. Tony Peterson drops in to talk pre-season turkey hunting season preparation, then…

Outdoor News Radio – February 19, 2022: Wolf talk

Thanks to a court order last week, wolf is the word on this week’s Outdoor News Radio. Host and Outdoor News Publisher Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman break down the ruling and what it means for state management of wolves across the region. Then “Tackle” Terry Tuma, or “T3” as he’s affectionately known by his band of angling followers,…

Outdoor News Radio – February 12, 2022: Bird I.D. and the experimental early teal season

How did Minnesota hunters do during last fall’s experimental early teal season in terms of identifying their birds? We’ve got that story in this week’s Outdoor News Radio. This week’s guests include Joe Albert, Stan Tekiela to talk about the great horned owl nesting season, and Tim Lesmeister, who joins host Rob Drieslein to talk about the 2022 inductees into…

Outdoor News Radio – February 5, 2022: From DNR budget to trash on frozen lakes

It’s a newsie week at Outdoor News Radio, and with the kickoff of the 2022 Minnesota legislative session, host Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman analyze the Walz-Flanagan Budget for the DNR. Other topics with guest Tim Lesmeister include wolf hunting near Yellowstone National Park, fishing tournaments, rimfires versus shotguns (is there any question?) for squirrels, the Backcountry Hunters and…

Outdoor News Radio – January 29, 2022: SHOT revisited

Kicking off the show this week, Outdoor News Publisher Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman discuss some personnel changes at the state Legislature, specifically the forthcoming retirement of Bill Ingebrigtsen, and Jamie Becker Finn’s decision to leave the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. Outdoor News Director of Sales and Marketing Phil Frebault spends a segment with Rob recapping last week’s Shooting Hunting Outdoor…

Outdoor News Radio – January 8, 2022: Chasing roosters, among other things

As January 2022 begins to unfold, Outdoor News Publisher Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman recap the late ring-necked pheasant hunting season as the latest ice conditions in Minnesota. They also ponder whether Gov. Tim Walz has time to unveil a “signature outdoor initiative” the way some of his predecessors have. Tori McCormick then joins Rob to discuss ice fishing…