Outdoor News Radio

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…

Outdoor News Radio – March 14, 2020

  A full show greets listeners of Outdoor News Radio this week starting with Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman discussing ice conditions and a rescue situation on Lake Zumbro near Oronoco, Minn. Chuck Becker from Safewakes.org checks into talk about legislation at the State Capitol that could potentially regulate wake boats in the state. The latest moose survey becomes the show…

Outdoor News Radio – March 7, 2020

Outdoor News Radio host Rob Drieslein talks about legislation that would eliminate the shotgun zone for deer hunting in Minnesota with Tim Spielman, and – later in the show – with Tim Lesmeister. In between, John Gale from Backcountry Hunters and Anglers checks in with Rob to chat about President Trump’s newfound support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund….

Outdoor News Radio – Feb. 29, 2020

Lots of news in this week’s edition of Outdoor News Radio, including a rundown from Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman of the new members of the DNR wolf management plan committee, an update on a the Lac qui Parle landowner lawsuit, and a regulation forecast for the 2020 Mille Lacs open-water season. Then guest Karla Bloem from the Houston, Minn.-based…

Outdoor News Radio – Feb. 22, 2020

This week’s Outdoor News Radio kicks off with a recap of Pheasant Fest 2020 and a look at ice conditions, the end of the winter gamefish season, and Pheasants Forever’s request that U.S. Department of Agriculture extend the conservation Reserve Program deadline. Stan Tekiela then joins host Rob Drieslein to talk about early bird nesters like eagles and owls, then…

Outdoor News Radio – Feb. 15, 2020

There’s lots to talk about this Pheasant Fest Weekend on Outdoor News Radio, starting with wolf management and Winter Severity Index readings across the northland. Aaron Warbritton from The Hunting Public then joins host Rob Drieslein to chat about the Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic coming up next month at Canterbury Park. Get an update on Lake Mille Lacs…

Outdoor News Radio – Feb. 8, 2020

Minnesota DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen joins Rob Drieslein on Outdoor News Radio for the first time ever with a lengthy segment covering a multitude of issues from the Lac qui Parle land sale controversy to the recent hiring of a tribal liaison within the agency. In addition, “Tackle” Terry Tuma stops by to discuss ice conditions around the state, and…

Outdoor News Radio – Feb. 1, 2020

Listeners will hear lots of fascinating topics on this week’s installment of Outdoor News Radio, starting with host Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman discussing news from the 2020 Minnesota DNR Roundtable in Bloomington. Then Rob and Phil Frebault recap the massive 2020 Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show, which was held last week in Las Vegas. Pat Conzemius from Wildlife Forever…

Outdoor News Radio – Jan. 25, 2020

Tune in with host Rob Drieslein this week as he and in-the-know guests and Outdoor News staffers tackle the latest issues from fishing to hunting to conservation and beyond. Categories: From The Pages Of ODN Tags: Outdoor News Radio https://www.outdoornews.com/content/uploads/2020/01/Jan-25-long-show-new-version-coming.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Outdoor News Radio – Jan. 18, 2020

This week’s show kicks off with a discussion of the latest on chronic wasting disease in Pine County plus an update from Tim Spielman on the Minnesota DNR’s emergency deer movement ban. Then Dan Durbin from Wisconsin-based Bast-Durbin Associates joins host Rob Drieslein to share the highlights of the Archery Trade Association trade show in Indianapolis last week. Outdoor News…

Outdoor News Radio – Jan. 11, 2020

Topics in this week’s installment of Outdoor News Radio begin with a lengthy discussion of the Minnesota DNR’s decision to liberalize the spring wild turkey hunting season. Then Marshall Johnson, regional director for the Mule Deer Foundation, joins host Rob Drieslein to chat about that organization’s efforts to launch new chapters in Minnesota. The second half of this week’s show…

Outdoor News Radio – Jan. 4, 2020

Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman kick off this week’s show with a discussion of variable ice conditions across North Country, then they chat about the Minnesota DNR’s recent decision to ban the transport of farmed white-tailed deer in the state. Lake Detective Steve McComas joins Rob for the fourth week in a row, this time to discuss winter lake research….

Outdoor News Radio – Dec. 28, 2019

This week’s show begins with a couple of “who’s busted?” stories that Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman kick around, including the gill net case from last summer on Boulder Lake near Park Rapids. They also chat about the arrival of new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Aurelia Skipwith. Lake Detective Steve McComas then joins the show to talk about…

Outdoor News Radio – Dec. 21, 2019

Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman kick off this week’s Outdoor News Radio with an ice report, then they delve into the DNR’s effort to revamp Minnesota duck and ring-necked pheasant management plans. Then Lake Detective Steve McComas of Bluewater Science from St. Paul joins Rob to chat about the expansion of zebra mussels across the region, including the latest reports…

Outdoor News Radio – Dec. 14, 2019

  This week’s Outdoor News Radio begins with an upbeat report from Tim Spielman, who tells host Rob Drieslein how his dog, Liza, performed on her inaugural late-season pheasant hunt (hint, she kicked butt). Then, Backyard and Beyond columnist Stan Tekiela stops by to share an entire segment’s worth of winter bird-feeding tips. The Lake Detective Steve McComas makes his…

Outdoor News Radio – Dec. 7, 2019

Dean Bortz, editor of Wisconsin Outdoor News, joins host Rob Drieslein for the first 30 minutes of this week’s show to chat about the firearms 2019 white-tailed deer hunting kill in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Backyard and Beyond columnist Stan Tekiela stops in for the second-straight week to chat about nature topics, including the wily black squirrel. Finally, Ross Evan from Shimano joins…

Outdoor News Radio – Nov. 30, 2019

What’s up with lower firearms deer harvests in both Minnesota and Wisconsin this fall? Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman break down the latest harvest and license sales trends in this week’s opening segments. Then the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’s Large Carnivore Specialist Dan Stark joins Rob to discuss the DNR’s intentions to review and update the state wolf management…

Outdoor News Radio – Nov. 23, 2019

Lots to discuss on this week’s installment of Outdoor News Radio, starting with a chat between Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman about the status of the 2019 deer harvest plus recent data that shows no additional youth deer hunters in 2019 despite the new statewide season. They also share the latest information about Eastern equine encephalitis being discovered in three…

Outdoor News Radio – Nov. 16, 2019

Get the lowdown on how the 2019 Minnesota firearms deer hunting season kicked off last week, then catch a fascinating interview with host Rob Drieslein and Minnesota DNR aquatic invertebrate biologist Gary Montz, who discusses the recent discovery of zebra mussels on Red Lake and Lake of the Woods. “Tackle” Terry Tuma joins Rob to celebrate the early kickoff to…

Outdoor News Radio – Nov. 9, 2019

Deer opener weekend provides great talk fodder for Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman as they kick off this week’s edition of Outdoor News Radio with special emphasis on chronic wasting disease management protocol across Minnesota. Bret “T-Bone” Amundson from Prairie Sportsman drops in to talk about pheasant and waterfowl hunting trends in southwestern Minnesota this fall, then Rob profiles the…

Outdoor News Radio – Nov. 2, 2019

This week, Rob Drieslein and Tim Spielman launch the discussion by breaking down the DNR’s plan for a new whitetail study on neonicotinoids. The agency is asking hunters to donate spleens from their deer to see if the pesticides are affecting the health of the big mammals. Joe Duggan joins Rob to chat about his namesake Wildlife Management Area that…

Outdoor News Radio – Oct. 26, 2019

Lots of topics for listeners of this week’s Outdoor News Radio, starting with a recap and debate over the new statewide youth deer hunt that occurred in Minnesota last weekend. Ellen Candler checks in with an update on her University of Minnesota deer gutpile research and information on how deer hunters can help her study in autumn 2019. “Tackle” Terry…

Outdoor News Radio – Oct. 19, 2019

A full show greets Outdoor News Radio listeners again this week with a preview of what to expect on Lake Mille Lacs for a winter walleye regulation. Stan Tekiela joins Rob Drieslein to talk monarch butterfly migration, then Jon Hansen from the Minnesota DNR chimes in about the public comment period that wraps up in a few weeks on more…

Outdoor News Radio – Oct. 12, 2019

  This week’s Outdoor News Radio includes a forecast for the Minnesota Pheasant Opener on Oct. 12. Will snow and standing crops hinder the hunt this weekend? Host Rob Drieslein then talks nongame with Backyard and Beyond columnist Stan Tekiela. Later, Tony Peterson joins Rob to chat about the heart of whitetail archery hunting season. Finally, a new employee, Brainerd…

Outdoor News Radio – Oct. 5, 2019

A full show greets listeners this week as Tim Spielman joins Rob Drieslein for a discussion about the ongoing small game hunting season in Minnesota plus new members on the state Forest Resources Council and a report on new wolf legislation. Bob Welsh from the Department of Natural Resources stops by to chat about the agency’s call for new budget…