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DISCOVERING | Camp Josh Bear Hunter | Great Blue Heron Release

Episode 52 - Bears and birds! First I visit Camp Josh in Ontonagon County to talk to a successful bear hunter about her hunt and experience at Camp...

September 25, 2023


DISCOVERING | Bear Camp 2023

Episode 51 - I'm back at John Rahn's Yooper Outdoors #906 Bear Camp for a 4th year. This is something I look forward to all year long. There's alwa...

September 18, 2023


Isle Royale Wilderness Stewardship Plan

Isle Royale National Park has drafted their Wilderness Stewardship Plan, with three plan alternatives they want the public to comment on. Comments ...

September 17, 2023


DISCOVERING | Mushroom Food Plots for Whitetail Deer | Atlantic Salmon Fishing

Episode 50 - Learn all about whitetail deer and mushrooms and step by step how to create a mushroom food plot with Matt Williams of Shiitake Creek ...

September 11, 2023


DISCOVERING | Tournament Fishing on Lake Superior with Finn Spoons | Field Judging Black Bears

Episode 49 - Tonight we fish the annual South Shore Women's & Kids Tournament with the Finn Tackle Company team, three generations of anglers who c...

September 4, 2023


DISCOVERING | Jimmy Houston in the U.P. & Richard P. Smith's New Book & Deer Eating Mushrooms

Episode 48 - Tonight we have a couple outdoor legends on the show! Outdoor writer Richard P. Smith talks about walking with whitetails and the mush...

August 28, 2023


DISCOVERING | Lake Trout Fishing on Lake Superior with Rainbow Charters

We're on two lake trout charter fishing trips. One from last year with Rainbow Charters out of Grand Marais, and another one from over 10 years ago...

August 21, 2023


DISCOVERING | Lake Superior's Research Vessel Kiyi

Episode 47 - On this episode we board the research vessel Kiyi, the U.S. Geological Survey ship that conducts fisheries research on Lake Superior. ...

August 14, 2023


DISCOVERING | Trout Unlimited Stream Restoration & ATV Camping to Michigan State Parks & More

Episode 46 - First up we take an ATV camping trip to Twin Lakes and Baraga State Parks in the Western Upper Peninsula. This is one of the MI-TRALE ...

August 7, 2023


DISCOVERING | Huron Island Lighthouse & 2023 National Trappers Convention

Episode 45 - A visit to the Huron Island Lighthouse, located in the Huron National Wildlife Refuge, 3 miles off shore in Marquette County. A visit ...

July 31, 2023


DISCOVERING | Trolling a Backwoods Brook Trout Lake by Kayak | Copper Country Strawberries

Episode 44 - A successful catch & cook brook trout fishing mission with Steve Hooper. Steve catches the biggest brooke trout I've ever seen in real...

July 24, 2023


DISCOVERING | The Center for Freshwater Research & Education at LSSU

Episode 43 - We tour the Center for Freshwater Research & Education and Discovery Center at Lake Superior State University to learn a little more a...

July 17, 2023


DISCOVERING | Atlantic Salmon Fishing in DeTour & Atlantic Salmon Stocking at LSSU

Episode 42 - The U.P. has world-class sport fishing for Atlantic salmon thanks to the Center for Freshwater Research and Education at Lake Superior...

July 10, 2023


DISCOVERING | King Salmon Fishing x 2 | 2023 Black Bear Hunting Regulation Changes

Episode 41 - King salmon fishing on Lake Michigan with Yooper Outdoors #906 plus a few behind the scenes clips of my own king salmon fishing trip t...

July 3, 2023


DISCOVERING | Fin Fatale @ the Keweenaw Bay Classic Fishing Tournament | Keweenaw Boat Tours

Episode 40 - I join the Fin Fatale team for the Keweenaw Bay Classic, the only all-female boat out of 141 boats entered in the tournament. See how ...

June 26, 2023


DISCOVERING | 2023 Moose Survey | Youth Trap Shoot Competition

Episode 39 - I talk to the Michigan DNR about the results of the 2023 Upper Peninsula moose survey and the area they survey. Plus I went up in the ...

June 19, 2023


DISCOVERING | Preserving the Alberta Sawmill | Copper Country Boat Tours of the Portage Canal

Episode 38 - "Henry Ford built a town"....The Alberta Village Sawmill is a historical gem to the lumbering history of the western U.P. A year ago i...

June 12, 2023


DISCOVERING | Overnight on the North Country Trail & ATV Trail Repair & Turkey Season Recap

Episode 37 - A few different stories for tonight! A main snowmobile & ATV trail in the Keweenaw Peninsula is finally getting repaired after being c...

June 5, 2023


DISCOVERING | Spring Prespawn Smallmouth Bass Fishing in the Keweenaw

Episode 36 - An awesome day of spring prespawn smallmouth bass fishing in the Keweenaw Peninsula with guide Connor Baccus. We caught a ton of fish!...

May 29, 2023


DISCOVERING | Camp Nesbit & Brown Trout Stocking

Episode 35 - We visit Camp Nesbit in the Ottawa National Forest during camp week for 6th grade students in the Western Upper Peninsula. Kids learn ...

May 22, 2023


PFOS in Smelt & Smelt Consumption Advisory Interviews

For tonight's "Discovering" episode on the rainbow smelt decline and consumption advisory I interviewed an expert on the chemical contaminants PFAS...

May 16, 2023


DISCOVERING | Lake Superior Smelt Decline & 1800's Log Dam Trout Habitat

Episode 34 - Tonight we talk to experts about the decline of the rainbow smelt population in Lake Superior, the consumption advisory on them and wh...

May 16, 2023



A quick update to let you know what I'm working on and the stories you can expect to see on "Discovering" in the next couple months! If all goes we...

May 8, 2023


DISCOVERING | Abandoned Radar Base in the Keweenaw | Walleye Fishing the Bay of Green Bay

Episode 33 - We tour the abandoned Calumet Air Force Station, a Cold War era radar base tucked away on top of a mountain in the Keweenaw Peninsula....

May 1, 2023


DISCOVERING | Copper Country

Episode 32 - We explore what makes the copper country, the copper country. The copper mining boom might be a thing of the past in Michigan's Upper ...

April 24, 2023


DISCOVERING | Early Spring Walleyes on the Menominee River

Episode 31 - It's great to be back on a boat! We hit the Menominee River on the border of the U.P. and Wisconsin as soon as the ice was off, for so...

April 17, 2023


DISCOVERING | Making Upper Peninsula Maple Syrup

Episode 30 - Kass Sugarbush Part 2 - We're back at the Kass Family Sugarbush to see how they process sap into syrup. Many hands make light work as ...

April 10, 2023


DISCOVERING | Stocking Splake in the Porcupine Mountains | Ice Fishing for Splake and Musky

Episode 29 - We follow the Michigan DNR as they stock one of the most remote lakes in Michigan; Mirror Lake in the heart of the Porcupine Mountains...

April 3, 2023


DISCOVERING | Winter Camping in the Keweenaw

Episode 28 - Dad and I camp overnight at a unique AirBnB in the Keweenaw Peninsula in a canvas bell tent. The snow was deep, the temps below zero b...

March 27, 2023


DISCOVERING | Fish Habitat & Salamanders & Snow

Episode 27 - A variety of stories from across the U.P. for you today! First we talk about the upcoming blue-spotted salamander migration in Marquet...

March 20, 2023


North Country Trail Snowshoe

Snowshoeing along the Sturgeon River in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with a group from the Peter Wolfe Chapter of the North Country Trail. This...

March 16, 2023


DISCOVERING | Tapping Maple Trees

Episode 26 - Kass Sugarbush Part 1 This syrup season we visit the Kass Sugarbush to talk about proper maple tree tapping techniques, learn about s...

March 13, 2023


DISCOVER THE U.P. | Fly Tying - Part 1

Part 1 of Fly Tying with Tod Poirier.

March 8, 2023


DISCOVERING | Winter BOW & Cardboard Racing

Episode 25 - Michigan DNR Becoming and Outdoors Woman Winter Weekend & The Annual Belgiumtown Cardboard Classic. A couple different winter events ...

March 6, 2023


DISCOVERING | Lake Gogebic Perch Fishing with The Fallen Outdoors

Episode 24 - On a mission to catch jumbo perch with The Fallen Outdoors, an all-veteran, nationwide, volunteer organization that connects veterans ...

February 27, 2023


Traditional Finnish Log Sauna | National Sauna Week

The last week of February has been declared “National Sauna Week". Because of the Finnish heritage here in the Upper Peninsula, sauna culture is st...

February 23, 2023


DISCOVERING | 2022 DNR Wolf Survey | Teal Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Episode 23 - Interview with Michigan DNR Wildlife Biologist Brian Roell about the results of the 2022 Wolf Survey. We talk numbers, carrying capaci...

February 20, 2023


Copper Dog 150 Sled Dog Races (2020)

With the 2023 Copper Dog just around the corner, here's a look at the 2020 race! The Copper Dog 150 is a 3 day sled dog race held in the Keweenaw P...

February 14, 2023


DISCOVERING | Snowmobiling the Gogebic Area

Episode 22 - The U.P. is a top destination for snowmobiling. I head to Bergland to rent a snowmobile for the day to learn how to drive one (my firs...

February 13, 2023


DISCOVERING | WI Women Fish on Little Bay De Noc | Ice Climbing at Pictured Rocks

Episode 21 - Climb on! Since it's right here in the U.P., I wanted to try ice climbing so I roped in the TV6 morning news crew, and the Michigan Ic...

February 6, 2023


DISCOVERING | Skull Taxidermy with Dermestid Beetles

Episode 20 - I brought my bear skull to El Cheapo Skull Taxidermy in Marquette to get cleaned and whitened. Dan @ El Cheapo uses Dermestid Beetles ...

January 30, 2023


DISCOVERING | Navy Veterans in the U.P. Tip-up Fishing for Walleye & Pike

Episode 19 - On the ice with a group of Navy veterans and friends for a successful weekend of walleye and pike fishing.

January 23, 2023


Copper Country Curling | Curling in a Historic Calumet Mine Building

A historic drill house from the Upper Peninsula copper mining days turned into a curling rink. Calumet, Michigan is the center of the copper boom a...

January 19, 2023


DISCOVERING | DNR Fish Shop & 2022 U.P. Deer Harvest Reporting Results

Episode 18 - A visit to the DNR Fish Shop in Crystal Falls to see what the fishery techs are up to in the winter and how they determine the age and...

January 16, 2023


Michigan DNR 2022 Deer Harvest Report | Interview with the DNR

I talked to Chad Stewart of the Michigan DNR Wildlife Division about the preliminary results of the 2022 deer harvest in the U.P. and the new manda...

January 16, 2023


Mackinac Island in the Winter

What is it like living on Mackinac Island in the winter? How do you get around? By snowmobile! What is open and what is there to see and do? I get ...

January 10, 2023


DISCOVERING | Ice Fishing for Trout | Maple Bourbon Lake Trout Recipe

Episode 17 - I met up with Steve from the Saturday Sauna Night podcast for a couple days of ice fishing for trout on a couple stocked ponds & lakes...

January 9, 2023


DISCOVERING | 2022 Year in Review

Episode 16 - A look back at my favorite stories from 2022! Hunting, fishing, outdoor adventures and more!

January 2, 2023


DISCOVERING | Building a Traditional Longbow Part 2

Episode 15 - Part 2 of building a traditional longbow at Copper Country Bow Works in Ontonagon, MI. Plus we learn the basics of shooting a longbow....

December 26, 2022


Dog Sledding in the Upper Peninsula

I head to the eastern end of the U.P. to Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Adventures where you can learn to drive a dog team or take a ride with the sled d...

December 21, 2022


DISCOVERING | Building a Traditional Longbow | 7 Point Doe

Episode 14 - Part 1 of building a traditional longbow at Copper Country Bow Works in Ontonagon, MI. And during the recent firearm deer season, a U....

December 19, 2022


Walleyes for Breakfast

Back on the ice in Curtis, Michigan for an early morning of walleye fishing with Yooper Outdoors #906

December 15, 2022


DISCOVERING | Manoomin - Wild Rice | The Manoominator

Episode 13 - Manoomin, also known as Wild Rice, is an ancient species of grain-producing grass native to the Great Lakes area. Once plentiful in pl...

December 12, 2022


DISCOVERING | Squirrel Hunting | U.P. Winter Adventure List

Episode 012 - Cody Cass takes us squirrel hunting earlier this fall and whips up an easy and delicious squirrel recipe. I have my list of favorite ...

December 5, 2022


DISCOVERING | The Popple Shack | Deer Season 2022

Deer hunting stories from The Popple Shack in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. What it's like to go to deer camp and a successful father/daughter duo du...

November 28, 2022


DISCOVERING - Big Buck Night 2022

Episode 010 - It's the weekend after the firearm deer season opener and there are Big Buck contests all over the U.P. We hit up Belgiumtown, Rapid ...

November 21, 2022


Discovering - Backcountry Camping in the Porcupine Mountains

Back country camping adventure in the Porcupine Mountains in October brings everything you'd expect on a U.P. fall weekend. Rain storms, starry nig...

November 19, 2022


DISCOVERING - Deer Camp Stories

Episode 009 - It's almost firearm deer season in the U.P. and that means it's time for a camp visit. Sit back and listen to stories from 93-year-ol...

November 14, 2022


Agate Hilton - Visiting a U.P. Deer Camp

A new camp with an old name. After losing their old deer camp that was built in 1987, the guys of the Agate Hilton rebuilt a beautiful new camp in ...

November 11, 2022


White Sky Woods

Homesteading in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Lisa & Tim and their kids share their little corner of winter paradise, the unique yurt style home they bui...

November 10, 2022


DISCOVERING | Duck Hunting & Grouse Hunting

Episode 8 is all about the birds. Hunting them that is. First up, a couple trips and many miles down a two-track hunting ruffed grouse. Then a coup...

November 8, 2022


DISCOVERING | Sighting in a Rifle & DNR Mandatory Harvest Reporting

Episode 7 - Cody Cass learns how to zero in your rifle for the upcoming Michigan Firearm Deer Season at the Negaunee Rod & Gun Club. And speaking o...

October 31, 2022


Discovering Yooperlites

What is a Yooperlite? I chat with Erik Rintamaki, the guy who discovered Yooperlites, about what they are, how he found them, and how you can find ...

October 27, 2022


Sunnyside Camp - A U.P. Deer Camp Story

I visited the Sunnyside Camp during deer season a couple years ago, a brand new hunting camp located in the western Upper Peninsula. The owners of ...

October 26, 2022


DISCOVERING - River Camping, Trout Fishing & Michigan DNR Updates

Episode 006 - Dad and I do an overnight trip along a river for some camping and fishing. A great backdrop to cook up some bear burger from my bear ...

October 24, 2022


DISCOVERING - Fly Fishing for Trout

Episode 005 - Brian is back with a great show. Join Chris and Jason from Caddis Shack Guide Service for a day of river fly fishing for trout.

October 17, 2022


8 Days on Isle Royale

In the spring of 2021 I spent 8 amazing days on Isle Royale - the least visited, but the most revisited National Park in the country. Isle Royale i...

October 12, 2022


DISCOVERING | My Michigan Black Bear Hunt

Episode 4 of "Discovering" features my own bear hunt in fall 2022 and I take my bear harvest to Northwoods Meat Processing in Greenland to be skinn...

October 10, 2022


DISCOVERING | Fall Lake Trout on Lake Superior & Fall Color ATV Ride

Episode 3 - A successful evening of fall lake trout fishing off the coast of the Porcupine Mountains and the 2022 MI-TRALE Fall Color Senior Ride, ...

October 3, 2022


Wildcat Falls Community Forest

A hike with Northwoods Alliance to look at a lesser known waterfall in the U.P. called Wildcat Falls, tucked away in an old growth forest - the Wil...

September 29, 2022


Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse

On the shores of Lake Michigan is the Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse, a lighthouse as haunting as its name.

September 28, 2022


DISCOVERING | Michigan Black Bear Season with Yooper Outdoors

Episode 2 - We're at the Yooper Outdoors #906 Bear Camp on the eastern end of the U.P. for an exciting first couple days of Michigan's black bear s...

September 26, 2022


Muskrat trapping with 6-year-old Emmet

A crisp fall morning checking muskrat traps with 6-year-old trapper Emmet.

September 22, 2022


Discovering - Building Golden Winged Warbler Habitat

How landowners are creating habitat for Golden Winged Warblers in the Western Upper Peninsula. Discovering episode from 2021.

September 21, 2022


DISCOVERING | 2022 Youth Deer Hunt at The Shack & 100 Marathons

Episode 1 - A deer camp for kids during Michigan's Liberty Hunt weekend and Dean Juntunen completes his goal of racing 100 hand-cycle marathons.

September 19, 2022


King Salmon Fishing with Yooper Outdoors #906

King Salmon fishing in Lake Michigan with fishing guide and captain John Rahn from Yooper Outdoors #906

September 15, 2022


Spring Trout Fishing with Keweenaw Charters

Fishing with Travis and Jane White of Keweenaw Charters for early spring trout along the Lake Superior shoreline.

September 15, 2022


Keweenaw Mountain Lodge - Copper Harbor

A look at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in the winter of 2021, under new ownership, some of the history and what they offer. And I try Altai Hok skis...

September 15, 2022


Wildlife Babies in the U.P.

A look at some spring wildlife babies in the U.P.

September 15, 2022


Lake Gogebic Jumbo Perch - Ice Fishing

Ice fishing for jumbo perch on Lake Gogebic with Justin Soffa of Just Fish Guide Services.

September 15, 2022


Curtis Elementary Ice Fishing Day

John Rahn of Yooper Outdoors takes 100 elementary kids ice fishing for a day and shows them how to clean a northern pike.

September 14, 2022


Brookies at Bond Falls

Brooke Trout fishing at Bond Falls in the fall with Marty Kiepke.

September 14, 2022


Michigan DNR Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Fall 2021

I spent a weekend at the Michigan DNR's Becoming an Outdoors Woman event as an embedded journalist - filming and participating in various programs ...

September 13, 2022


ATV State Park Camping in the U.P.

We pack up the ATV's and hit the trails from Bruce Crossing to Twin Lakes State Park for one night and ride to Baraga State Park for a night. One o...

September 13, 2022


Lake Gogebic DNR Walleye Survey Results 2022

In the spring of 2022 I followed the DNR out to do their spring walleye survey and followed up later in the summer with the DNR to learn the result...

September 12, 2022