Outdoor News Radio

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…

Outdoor News Radio – March 13, 2021

Outdoor News Radio host and company Managing Editor and President Rob Drieslein starts this week’s show with Minnesota Editor Tim Spielman and a discussion about the so-called “splash duck” waterfowl hunting concept being kicked around by the Minnesota DNR and other states in the region. They also chat about the critical habitat controversy brewing at the DNR and State Legislature….

Outdoor News Radio – March 6, 2021

Topics on this week’s Outdoor News Radio include discussion about the recent Wisconsin wolf hunting season with host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Editor Tim Spielman. The pair also discuss the status of a possible ammunition shortage this spring and summer. “Tackle” Terry Tuma then joins Rob to talk about an innovative new technique he’s labeled “sightlining” for…

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…