DISCOVERING | Lake Gogebic Walleyes


Episode 68 - Chasing flags on ice-covered Lake Gogebic for walleyes plus a few bonus jumbo perch. Guide Justin Soffa and crew give us some tips on how to find walleyes on the U.P.'s largest inland lake. We took advantage of the crazy weather season that made for a second early ice bite.

And Michigan now has an official state native grain - Manoomin. I chat with Roger LaBine, Tribal Elder and Water Resources Specialist for the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, who has been advocating for protection of wild rice for the last 20 years.

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DISCOVERING | Rabbit Hunting with Beagles

Episode 71 - It's the dog days of winter and we're on the hunt for rabbits. Meet the beagles of Devils Creek Kennel in the Western U.P., beagler Ja...

February 5, 2024


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DISCOVERING | Anatomy of a Deer Camp

Episode 59 - John Voelker had a deer camp. John Voelker was a Michigan Supreme Court Justice, lawyer, avid fly fisherman, and author of "Anatomy of...

November 13, 2023


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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


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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


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DISCOVERING | Pure Michigan Hunt Winner

Episode 67 - Bob Beaudry was the first Yooper ever drawn for the Pure Michigan Hunt in the 13 years the program has been going. Pure Michigan Hunt ...

January 8, 2024


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DISCOVERING | Great Lakes Fishing Decree & Wolf Trail Cameras

Episode 56 - I talk to Dave Caroffino, MDNR Fisheries Tribal Coordination Unit Manager, about the 2023 Great Lakes Fishing Decree, the newest fishi...

October 23, 2023


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DISCOVERING | Diver Ducks and Buffalo Harvest

Episode 63 - "Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam. Where the deer and the diver ducks play" This week we go November diver duck hunting in pe...

December 11, 2023


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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


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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


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DISCOVERING | Big Bluegills & Historic Snowstorms

Episode 66 - Ice fishing a tiny lake for giant bluegills when we still had decent ice in December. Bass angler and guide Connor Baccus even reeled ...

January 1, 2024


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