Outdoor News Radio

Outdoor News Radio – September 11, 2021

  The review of the 2021 experimental early teal hunting season dominates discussion of this week’s Outdoor News Radio. Host Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman talk about compliance and the success that hunters encountered. Then Stan Tekiela drops in to discuss a couple of his recent columns on topics like staging purple martins and (un)common terns. Finally, Tim Lesmeister…

Outdoor News Radio – September 4, 2021

It’s early teal season weekend here in Minnesota, and host Rob Drieslein spends time with Outdoor News Editor Tim Spielman on that topic as well as with “Birdchick” Sharon Stiteler, who is back in the Twin Cities after a summer in Alaska. Sharon also shares tales of her encounters with Alaskan big critters and offers her perspective on how drought…

Outdoor News Radio – August 28, 2021

Headlines from this week’s Outdoor News Radio include updates on the BWCA fire closure. Also, notes on the closure of the DNR”s building at the State Fair this year and a reminder to visit the Outdoor News booth at the corner of Judson and Nelson! Aaron Hebeisen from the Minnesota Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers joins the broadcast to…

Outdoor News Radio – August 21, 2021

A special guest on this week’s Outdoor News Radio is artist Kira Fennell, whose recent TikTok post on the federal duck stamp went viral and reached more than 2.5 million people. Also joining host Rob Drieslein this week are Tim Spielman, who discusses the DNR’s recent announcement on the Lac qui Parle County land acquisition dispute, plus they share the recipient…

Outdoor News Radio – August 14, 2021

It’s opening weekend of Game Fair 2021, and seminar speaker and hardcore waterfowler Nick Johnson joins Outdoor News Radio this week to talk about his seminar in Ramsey and efforts to recruit youth into the sport of duck and goose calling and hunting. Host Rob Drieslein launches the show with a discussion about DNR reorganization with Editor Tim Spielman. Other…

Outdoor News Radio – August 7, 2021

Top headlines from this week’s Outdoor News Radio include dire waterfowl reports from North Dakota and chatter about how low water levels are affecting lake and river access around the state. Also, host Rob Drieslein remembers innovative waterfowler Randy Bartz in a discussion with Chuck Delaney from Game Fair and Tim Lesmeister. Rob and Tim also talk Red Lake and…

Outdoor News Radio – July 31, 2021

Topics on this week’s Outdoor News Radio include the Minnesota DNR unveiling new deer regulation changes for 2021, including mandatory CWD testing returns and name changes for management area designations. “Tackle” Terry Tuma – or “T3” as he’s affectionately known to friends and family – then jumps on board to talk about how low water levels and heat (don’t say…

Outdoor News Radio – July 24, 2021

A special interview anchors this week’s installment of Outdoor News Radio as John N. Maclean joins the program to discuss his new book, “Home Waters – A Chronicle of Family and River.” In the spirit of his father Norman’s beloved classic, “A River Runs Through It,” John Maclean shares more details and history about his family and their bond with…

Outdoor News Radio – July 17, 2021

Check out this week’s Outdoor News Radio for discussion on topics such as a new elk herd in northeastern Minnesota, an update on the great Lac qui Parle land swap controversy, big invasive, trashy goldfish in metro lakes, and an armed bear in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Host Rob Drieslein spends time with guests Tim Spielman, Minnesota DNR Invasive…

Outdoor News Radio – July 10, 2021

Spring 2021 wild turkey harvest numbers are in, and Tim Spielman and host Rob Drieslein discuss that tally. They also kick around the final few days of the 2021 legislative session and news that the state Senate forced Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop to resign. Stan Tekiela drops in for the second consecutive week to talk nongame topics,…

Outdoor News Radio – July 3, 2021

We’ve got an environment and natural resources bill that’s become law this week, and Outdoor News Radio with Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman breaks down some of the policy items in the package, including CWD funding and how issues like a lower walleye bag limit and eliminating antler point restrictions (potentially permanently) ended up. Old buddy Stan Tekiela drops in to…

Outdoor News Radio – June 26, 2021

Topics on this week’s Outdoor News Radio with Rob Drieslein include rules regarding fishing near docks in Minnesota, the DNR’s new funding advisor list, walleye and rock bass fishing tactics, and chatter about Hank Cherry’s 2021 Bassmaster Classic victory. Categories: From The Pages Of ODN Tags: Outdoor News Radio https://www.outdoornews.com/content/uploads/2021/06/f/j/June-26-long-show.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Outdoor News Radio – June 19, 2021

We’ve got changes to the 2021 waterfowl hunting season in Minnesota, including an early teal season and five-bird bag for Canada geese. Host and Managing Editor/President Rob Drieslein also discusses with Tim Spielman the new group of “advisors” assisting the DNR with its reinvestment plan. “Tackle” Terry Tuma, or “T3” as he’s affectionately known in fishing circles, then joins the…

Outdoor News Radio – June 12, 2021

Big news this week as Gov. Tim Walz suggested in a letter to legislative leaders that the DNR take on oversight of game farms in Minnesota. Outdoor News Managing Editor and President Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Editor Tim Spielman kick that around as well as the new K9 units at Minnesota DNR this week. Central Minnesota resident Greg Kvale then…

Outdoor News Radio – June 5, 2021

A big announcement from the Minnesota DNR this week prohibiting movement of farmed deer for two months highlights news discussion on this week’s broadcast. Managing Editor and President Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Editor Tim Spielman also talk about state Conservation Officer Sarah Grell, who died while on duty last week, and the funeral on Friday, May 28. Tony Peterson joins…

Outdoor News Radio – May 29, 2021

Big headlines dominate this week’s Outdoor News Radio. Host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Editor Tim Spielman discuss the tragic passing of state Conservation Officer Sarah Grell, who died in an automobile collision on Monday, May 24. Rob and Tim also discuss the chronic wasting disease issue that has expanded into a statewide crisis in just a matter…

Outdoor News Radio – May 22, 2021

Kicking off this week’s Outdoor News Radio, host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman recap the Minnesota fishing opener and discuss the recent report of a deer farmer dumping dead whitetails on public land. St. Croix Rods pro staffer Joel Nelson then joins the conversation to talk about the customer appreciation event coming up with St. Croix at…

Outdoor News Radio – May 15, 2021

It’s Minnesota Fishing Opener Weekend 2021, and Outdoor News Radio host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein brings up lots of topics related to the outlook for angling this weekend. He and Tim Spielman also chat about the annual U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service breeding waterfowl survey of the Duck Factory being canceled for the second year…

Outdoor News Radio – May 8, 2021

Kicking off this week’s Outdoor News Radio, Managing Editor and President Rob Drieslein along with Editor Tim Spielman discuss the recent court ruling affecting the Lac qui Parle land acquisition and whether – the wake of the ruling – the Minnesota DNR will act on the opportunity to expand a state wildlife management area. “Tackle” Terry Tuma (or “T3” as…

Outdoor News Radio – May 1, 2021

Fishing opener 2021 looms as Outdoor News Radio kicks around topics like the bait supply and outlook for the bite given the late, May 15 start to the open-water gamefish season. (Wisconsin’s begins May 1!) Matt Jensen, the director of marketing for Rapala USA, joins the show this week to talk about the 50th anniversary of the Outdoor News-Rapala Weekly Photo…

Outdoor News Radio – April 24, 2021

Lots of fishing opener outlook chatter on this week’s edition of Outdoor News Radio. The middle part of this week’s broadcasts contains interviews with Tom Neustrom from the Grand Rapids area and Fred Parnow from Lake of the Woods, both of whom provide insight into fishing their regions and what they expect from the bite come May 15. On either…

Outdoor News radio – April 17, 2021

Full show this week includes chatter about 31 invasive silver carp being removed from the Mississippi River plus a new state record walleye in North Dakota. Pat Durkin from Wisconsin joins the show to discuss his recent piece about why everyone is so upbeat during turkey hunting season. He and host Rob Drieslein also kick around the recent stories about…

Outdoor News Radio – April 10, 2021

New proposed waterfowl regulations for Minnesota dominate discussion in this week’s Outdoor News Radio. Joining host and Managing Editor/President Rob Drieslein to chat about the new potential rule is Editor Tim Spielman, and the pair offer their perspective on an early teal season, over-water hunting of geese, liberalized motorized decoy rules, and the so-called splash duck concept. “Tackle” Terry Tuma…

Outdoor News Radio – April 3, 2021

Kicking off this week’s Outdoor News Radio, Host and Managing Editor/President Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman discuss (one last time) DNR efforts to redirect the state Critical Habitat match. They also discuss the final funding of the third phase of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Then, Dr. Elizabeth Maloney from the Minnesota Lyme Association joins Rob to discuss an…

Outdoor News Radio – March 27, 2021

The Minnesota DNR announced this week that its annual walleye egg operation is back underway this spring after COVID protocols prevented it from happening in 2020. Outdoor News Radio host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein kicks that topic around this week with Tim Spielman as well as the DNR’s announcement that walleye harvest will indeed occur part of the year…

Outdoor News Radio – March 20, 2021

Top topics from this week’s Outdoor News Radio include dry conditions across the prairie pothole region, plus lots of enthusiasm for walleye and sturgeon on the Rainy River this spring after local officials closed most landings in 2020. Sharon “The Birdchick” Stiteler joins the show to recount her experiences in Texas this winter, then Tim Lesmeister and host Rob Drieslein…