Outdoor News Radio

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…

Outdoor News Radio – December 25, 2021

It’s a big holiday weekend, and we’ve got some fun Rapala chatter this week. First, longtime Rapala President Tom Mackin kicks off the show with host Rob Drieslein to share his thoughts from 30 years of working for and leading one of the world’s most important fishing brands. Rapala pro staffer Tony Roach joins Rob at the end of the…

Outdoor News Radio – December 18, 2021

Top topics on this week’s Outdoor News Radio broadcast include ice conditions and the decision by the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance not to hold its legislative banquet in early 2022. Host Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman discuss some listener feedback courtesy of Kevin from Marshall, Minn. Tony Peterson drops in for some chatter on late-season deer hunting tactics, then…

Outdoor News Radio – December 11, 2021

The ongoing saga with the Lac qui Parle County land purchase that eventually went to court found resolution with the state Land Exchange Board last week. Tim Spielman offers his insight on the case with host Rob Drieslein. Then Josh Beckel from Border View Lodge offers an update on ice conditions and an outlook for Lake of the Woods this…

Outdoor News Radio – December 4, 2021

Big talk on this week’s Outdoor News Radio is the new Minnesota state-record muskie (it’s official now), and host Rob Drieslein and Tim Lesmeister talk about the big fish along with the status of moose across the northern United States. Drieslein kicks off the broadcast with Tim Spielman and discussion on the 2021 deer kill, plus the latest on ice…

Outdoor News Radio – November 20, 2021: A big walleye bust off Lake of the Woods

This week’s Outdoor News Radio recaps a big walleye bust off Lake of the Woods, then considers changes to deer management in southeast Minnesota when John Zanmiller from Bluffland Whitetails Association joins host Rob Drieslein. Casey Weismantel from the Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau shares his thoughts about the 2021 South Dakota Pheasant Opener and the fine outlook for…

Outdoor News Radio – November 13, 2021: Reviewing the firearms deer opener

  Lots of deer hunting talk on this week’s broadcast. Host Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Outdoor News Editor Tim Spielman review last weekend’s Minnesota firearms deer hunting opener, then Eric Michel from the DNR discusses how whitetail hunters can continue to help with a study scrutinizing neonictinoids in the state’s deer herd. Craig Engwall, executive director of the Minnesota Deer…

Outdoor News Radio – October 30, 2021

This week’s Outdoor News Radio recaps the recent pheasant openers in Minnesota and South Dakota, updates listeners on the status of migratory ducks across the region, plus touches on the DNR’s recent small game report from the 2020 hunting seasons with Tim Spielman. “Tackle” Terry Tuma drops in to give host Rob Drieslein some late-fall fishing tips, and Tim Lesmeister…

Outdoor News Radio – October 23, 2021: pheasant opener recap

Topics on this week’s installment include a recap of the 2021 Minnesota pheasant hunting opener, plus Assistant Editor Javier Serna joins host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein to discuss his interview with new DNR Wildlife Chief Kelly Straka and an ongoing DNR study (that hunters can assist with) on neonicotinoids in white-tailed deer. Tony Peterson drops in to offer some…

Outdoor News Radio – October 16, 2021: Pheasant-hunting forecast, bowhunting tactics

It’s pheasant opener weekend in Minnesota and South Dakota, so expect some solid forecasting from this week’s edition of Outdoor News Radio. In addition, Tony Peterson drops in to talk late-October bowhunting tactics. Tim Spielman shares insight into a minor Minnesota walk-in areas kerfuffle as well as chatter about CWD and EHD in white-tailed deer. There’s lots of GOAT talk…

Outdoor News Radio – Oct. 9, 2021: Pheasant hunting forecast, Wis. wolf season quota …

Topics on this week’s Outdoor News Radio broadcast include a quick forecast for the Oct. 16 Minnesota pheasant hunting opener, plus a discussion about deer being transported from a Wisconsin game farm to Minnesota facilities. Wisconsin announced its wolf season quota, which generates discussion for host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein, Editor Tim Spielman and regular co-host Tim Lesmeister. In…

Outdoor News Radio – October 2, 2021

Full show this week highlights another federal duck stamp win for Minnesota wildlife artist James Hautman. With his sixth victory in the stamp, Hautman becomes the winningest artist in the competition’s history. Host Rob Drieslein and Outdoor News Editor Tim Spielman recap the contest as well as the Sept. 25 Minnesota duck hunting opener. Other guests include Aberdeen, S.D., Convention…

Outdoor News Radio – September 25, 2021

This week’s Outdoor News Radio is dedicated to the great Loral I Delaney, who died on Sunday, Sept. 19. Host Rob Drieslein as well as guests Tim Spielman and Tim Lesmeister spend time remembering this incredible dog trainer, professional shooter, and businesswoman who co-launched Game Fair with her husband, Chuck. In between the Tims, Scott Arvig from Del Tone Shooting…

Outdoor News Radio – September 18, 2021

How is continued low water treating accesses and anglers across the region? Professional angler “Tackle” Terry Tuma (or “T3” as he’s affectionately known) shares his insight on fall fishing conditions and tactics in this week’s Outdoor News Radio. Stan Tekiela also drops in to talk about fall mushroom hunting, and old buddy Tim Lesmeister offers his thoughts on the CWD…

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…