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Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors
36 minutes | Jan 26, 2023
DICK & BRADY: Beardsley and Laudon on Ice Adventures...& Misadventures
Dick Beardsley with a harrowing tale of the dicey ice of 2023, plus updates on how it's looking now. There are fish to be caught, Brady and Dick discuss. Plus an update on cool outdoor happenings with Visit Bemidji and much more!
27 minutes | Jan 23, 2023
FRESH FRISCH! Mike Frisch Checks In To Talk Ice, TV & The School Of Fish
Mike Frisch is a busy dude! So busy, he hasn't even had a ton of ice fishing opportunities. Nonetheless, he's a veteran and has some great hard water wisdom. We get caught up on what we'll see on "Fishing The Midwest", talk about the School Of Fish, and even throw in a Fast Five.
23 minutes | Jan 19, 2023
ICE OASIS: Carl Adams Details A Couple Of Places With Great Ice In A Spotty Winter
It's been a very spotty winter for ice. And even where there's good ice, there's often slush and snow piled on top of it. But there are a couple places that have great ice and fairly good access...Red and Lake of the Woods. And who knows more about Red and Lake of the Woods than Carl Adams? Well, probably somebody...but I don't who they are.
26 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
GARETT SVIR: Seeking Slabs On The Hard Waters Of Otter Tail County
Garett Svir's business name says it all: Slab Seekers Guide Service. With ice finally firming up on Otter Tail Country lakes, Garett is finding fish and action while dealing with the slush that s prevalent throughout Minnesota this year. Plus, the new panfish regs effects on slab sizes and much more.
20 minutes | Jan 14, 2023
BRAINERD BASH! And We Go East For The Lake of the Week
The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is on the way and we get the details from Tournament Chair Tad Johnson. Plus, we head over Grand Rapids way and check in with Dave Weitzel to find out about another Grand Rapids area gem for our latest Lake of the Week. Click HERE For the Extravaganza: https://icefishing.org/ Click HERE For Lake of the Week Details: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefind/lake.html?id=31077500
30 minutes | Jan 13, 2023
HOYER HEROICS: A National Title, Team USA and A Deer the Robin Hood Way
John Hoyer has had another amazing year. He captured his second Cabela's National Walleye Tour National Championship, he was part of Team USA at the World Predator Classic in Czechia. On top of all that...he got his deer, Robin Hood style. Great stuff from John Hoyer on the latest podcast.
18 minutes | Jan 7, 2023
LAKE OF THE WEEK DOUBLEHEADER: Of Lobsters & Pines...We Head to Alex & Walker
We have a Lake of the Week Doubleheader today, learning about Lobster Lake in the Alexandria area (no, we don't know why a lake in Minnesota's Paul Bunyan Country is called "Lobster") and Pine Lake in Walker. If you want to learn a little more here are some links from the MN DNR LakeFinder: Lobster: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefind/lake.html?id=21014400 Pine: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefind/lake.html?id=11029200
22 minutes | Jan 3, 2023
THE BIRDMAN OF BECIDA: Blane Klemek is For The Birds...Literally.
Blane Klemek is not only the Northwest Regional Wildlife Manager, he's a columnist for the Bemidji Pioneer and one of his most common topics is birds. He has a passion for all the birds in the north country and today he shares his top tips for bird feeding and luring the birds to your backyard and feeders.
38 minutes | Dec 30, 2022
MANDY MANIA: Mandy Uhrich Is Trying To Find Time To Do It All!
If Mandy Uhrich had her way, she'd fish for everything and hunt for everything...but there's only so many hours in the day...and pesky jobs too. Nonetheless, we'll find out about her hunting adventures as well as her thoughts on this snow dump we got before the ice was ideal. Plus a Holiday Fast Five and a Fishing/Hunting New Year's Resolution.
32 minutes | Dec 28, 2022
BRO WEATHER: Bro Brosdahl Is Ready For Hardwater
Bro Brosdahl loves this time of year. It's finally cool enough for him! Now if we can just get that ice thick enough. Bro tells us what he's seeing on the ice, where to find them, what to spend your Christmas money on AND even a Holiday Fast Five.
27 minutes | Dec 26, 2022
ICE SEASON? Nate Blasing Says Not Quite
The ice was shaping up nicely...and then all that wet snow. That has set everything back and we check in with Nate Blasing to find out how things are (or are not) shaping up in the Brainerd Lakes area. The cold has helped the ice continue to thicken even under all that snow. He's got it all...plus a Holiday Fast Five.
23 minutes | Dec 23, 2022
FINDING HENRY: We Chase Down Retired NW Regional Fisheries Chief Henry Drewes
Henry Drewes spent many years as the Northwest Regional Fisheries Manager and now he's spending many days on the water, in the woods and in the fields. We get his thoughts on the past year's fishing, the upcoming ice fishing and some hunting too.
28 minutes | Dec 12, 2022
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS: Bonus Deer Hunting in Bemidji...Because of CWD
Blane Klemek has been on Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors almost as much as Kev Jackson lately. But there's been a lot to cover. We had hunting seasons to preview, hunting seasons to recap, and there was the CWD positive deer and a possible special hunt. Well, Blane is back because it's now TWO CWD positives and the hunt is happening...very soon. Plus, Blane can take "Interim" off that title. We have all the details.
35 minutes | Dec 7, 2022
ice Ice Baby: Dick Beardsley Previews Hard Water Season
Lots of reports of good ice bites and of course, many places are not quite there yet. Dick Beardsley checked in a couple weeks ago to preview the season and give early ice advice. It's always fun to talk with Dick Beardsley, who has never found a reason to NOT be enthusiastic.
40 minutes | Dec 2, 2022
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS: Northwest Regional Wildlife Manager Blane Klemek Recaps Deer & Other Hunting Seasons
There were certainly some good stories in the various hunting seasons this fall, but there was a bad one too...a CWD positive deer found in the wild south of Bemidji. Blane Klemek covers that and everything else deer and otherwise in this season wrap up...well, except for muzzle loader and a few hardcore archers.
42 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
THE BUCK STOPPED HERE: Scott Mackenthun Finally Got His Buck aka "Patience Is A Virtue"
Scott Mackenthun wrote about it last year, and this year he tells us the tale. As deer season wanes (just muzzle loader left...and a few hard core archers). We had it on the radio prior to the opener, but if you missed it then, listen now...plus a little fishing talk too (and his first Fast Five).
28 minutes | Nov 19, 2022
MANDY UHRICH: Decisions, Decisions...Lots of Bites & Lots of Game
Mandy Uhrich is always in a quandary. She loves fishing and she loves hunting. When we talked to her prior to the deer opener, she was torn by the great bites every species were providing in the Brainerd Lakes area. But the call of the woods was hard to resist. Certainly since then, she's probably given up on fishing, but a great conversation as always!
31 minutes | Nov 17, 2022
BRUCE JEAN, HUNTING MACHINE: A Man For All Seasons
We talk alot of fishing with Bruce Jean of Rainy Lakes Guiding, but he also loves deer hunting, and we had a chance to talk prior to the opener. Great tales, plus some (now close to outdated) fall fishing talk and much more.
46 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
TALES OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS: Blane Klemek Tells Of Alaska & Rocky Mountain Elk
Assistant Northwest Regional Wildlife Manager Blane Klemek visits often to update the status of wildlife in Paul Bunyan Country, but this time he's telling (true) stories. He had his annual Rocky Mountain elk hunt, but also had a bucket list trip to Alaska. Take a listen and you'll probably be googling to prep for your own trip!
39 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
NOT Friday the 13th: Jason Is ON The Lake...Not IN It
Lakes and Jasons around Halloween time might seem scary. But not this time. Jason Durham is the guest and while most are in the woods and fields, he's still plowing the Paul Bunyan Country waters catching fish. We talk about the bite, staying warm, ice fishing shows (already!) and much more. Always a blast when Jason stops by!
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