Archives: October 2008

10-31-08: Pigskin Picks, Jeff Murray Interview

BIG BOY PIGSKIN PICKS WITH ADAM AND STEVE

Week Nine

DATE GAME SCORE ADAM’S PICK STEVE’S PICK
11/02 TEXANS @ VIKINGS VIKINGS VIKINGS
11/02 JAGUARS @ BENGALS JAGUARS JAGUARS
11/02 BUCCANEERS @ CHIEFS BUCCANEERS BUCCANEERS
11/02 RAVENS @ BROWNS BROWNS BROWNS
11/02 JETS @ BILLS BILLS BILLS
11/02 CARDINALS @ RAMS CARDINALS RAMS
11/02 DOLPHINS @ BRONCOS BRONCOS BRONCOS
11/02 FALCONS @ RAIDERS FALCONS RAIDERS
11/02 COWBOYS @ GIANTS GIANTS GIANTS
11/02 EAGLES @ SEAHAWKS EAGLES EAGLES
11/02 PATRIOTS @ COLTS COLTS COLTS
11/03 STEELERS @ REDSKINS REDSKINS STEELERS
11/02 PACKERS @ TITANS TITANS PACKERS
11/02 LIONS @ BEARS BEARS BEARS
Totals:

Currently Adam’s totals stand at 61-41 while Steve is 62-40. The Lions are 0-6 and the Packers are 3-3.

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Adam’s interview with author Jeff Murray (check out his website here) about using the moon to aid in your hunting. Part 1: Right Click Here to Download the MP3.

Part 2:

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Part 3:

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day:J.D. Crowe, Audie Blaylock, Paul Williams, Kenny Ingram, Mike Cleveland, Harry Stinson – My Walkin’ Shoes

10-30-08: News From the DNR, Coho, Steelhead and Trapping Reports, Jeff Murray Interview

Iron County Resident Named Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

Iron County resident Dean Dallavalle recently was named the 2008 Hunter
Education Instructor of the Year by the Department of Natural Resources.
Dallavalle, an Iron River resident, was honored by DNR Director Rebecca
Humphries and the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at a recent
meeting in Lansing.

“Dean Dallavalle has been a volunteer hunter education instructor in
Iron County for more than two decades, and has recently mentored his son
Anthony to be a second-generation hunter education instructor,”
Humphries said. “It is people like Mr. Dallavalle who help us pass on
Michigan’s proud hunting heritage to future generations, so that
management and conservation of our state’s natural resources is
ensured for years to come.”

Dallavalle is the lead instructor Western Iron County hunter education
classes held at Iron County Schools and at the Camp Gibbs Recreational
Area. Through donations, he has been able to collect nearly every
possible teaching tool for a successful hunter education class,
Humphries said. Dallavalle and his volunteers provide students with
experience in muzzleloading, rifle, archery, shotgun safety, clay pigeon
shooting, orienteering, hunting ethics, animal identification and
survival classes.

Dallavalle enjoys predator hunting and trapping, as well as fishing. He
is known for bringing in furs for the students to view and touch. He is
planning to assist in teaching the DNR’s new Trapper Education
Program.

The Hunter Education Instructor of the Year Award is an employee- or
volunteer instructor-nominated award presented to the volunteer hunter
education instructor for his or her outstanding volunteer service.
Recipients of the award are recognized for their commitment to continue
the heritage of hunting by developing safe, responsible and
knowledgeable hunters and assisting the DNR in carrying out its mission.

For more information on education opportunities in the outdoors,
including hunter education, visit the DNR’s web site’s Education and Outreach section here.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use
and enjoyment of the state’s natural resources for current and future
generations.

Listen to Adam’s report:

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Congratulations to Dean from Adam and the Outdoor Show.


Natural Resources Commission to Meet Nov. 6 in Lansing

The Natural Resources Commission will begin holding discussions on
potential expansion of crossbow hunting opportunities at its Nov. 6
meeting in Lansing.

The NRC meeting will be held at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan
Ave., in Lansing. All meetings are open to the public.

The NRC recently revamped its policy on issuing crossbow permits to
hunters with permanent disabilities by streamlining the application
process and making it more inclusive. However, Commissioner John
Madigan, who chairs the NRC Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries,
said he wants to explore other possibilities for crossbow hunting.

Options identified for discussion are allowing the use of crossbows
during any season that allows the use of firearms, establishing a
minimum age for crossbow use without a permit, and possibly establishing
a crossbow deer season. A survey of hunter attitudes about crossbow issues is being conducted on the Department of Natural Resources Web site here.

The crossbow discussion will begin at noon in Room 203 of the Lansing
Center, located at 333 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing.

The NRC meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. with a meeting of the NRC Policy
Committee on Technology, Information, Marketing and Education that will
focus on hunter recruitment and retention. The NRC Policy Committee on
Wildlife and Fisheries, which will discuss proposed changes to wildlife
rehabilitation and taxidermy rules in response to Chronic Wasting
Disease (CWD), meets at 1:30 p.m. The committee will also hear an update
on CWD activities and discuss proposed fisheries orders.

The Committee of the Whole meets at 3 p.m. to discuss the Director’s
action items and to receive an update on the Island Lake Shooting Range,
inland fisheries grants and an upcoming oil and gas auction.

Public appearances begin at 4:30 p.m. Persons wishing to provide public
comment on any DNR issue to the NRC should contact Teresa Gloden at
517-373-2352 or glodent@michigan.gov either prior to the meeting or at
the meeting site. At 5 p.m., there will be a special presentation of a
DNR Partner in Conservation Award.

Among the action items for the NRC includes consideration of spring
turkey hunting units. DNR Director Rebecca Humphries will consider a
number of fisheries regulation changes, changes to the user charges for
the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center and authorization for several
land transactions.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, use and enjoyment
of the state’s natural resources for current and future generations.

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Coho and fall steelhead fishing reports from Lake Michigan stream and Lake Superior stream:

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A quick trapping report:

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Part one of Adam’s three-part interview with author Jeff Murray (check out his website here) about using the moon to aid in your hunting.

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Bill Monroe – Molly and Tenbrooks
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Randy Brown – All Liquored Up
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Mel McDaniel – Stand Up

Hans’ Pick of the Day

“Whip It” is the title of a 1980 single by the Synthpop band Devo. It appears on the album Freedom of Choice. There were two 7″ single releases of “Whip It”, one backed with a remix of the track “Snowball” (which appears on “Freedom of Choice”) and one backed with “Turn Around” (a song later covered by Nirvana). “Whip It” was Devo’s biggest hit, and peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and at #3 in Canada in 1980.

The song

On an episode of the VH1 show TrueSpin, Gerald V. Casale revealed that the lead guitar riff from “Whip It” is based on the riff from “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison with the beat moved to the back.

“Whip It” debuted at a live concert on December 29th, 1979 in Santa Cruz, California. The first performance included a synthesizer solo taken from the early Devo song “Chango.” This performance was recorded and is available as a bootleg. A demo version was recorded in 1980 and later released in 2000 on the compilation Recombo DNA released by Rhino Handmade.

Devo – Whip It (Dir. Gerald V. Casale)

10-29-08: Waterfowl Report, Hunter's Rifle Sight-In Days, Grouse and Field Dressing Tips

Adam shares an in-depth waterfowl report:

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Hunter’s Rifle Sight-In Days

The West Branch Sportsmen’s Club, Inc. of Skandia will once again hold an open range for those wishing to fine-tune their rifles for the upcoming deer season. They are located at 1888 Engman Lake Road, one mile south of M-94 West.

They will be open on:

Saturday, November 1 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, November 2 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, November 8 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, November 9 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

They have a covered shooting area so weather should not be a factor.

For information contact:

Jerry 249-1913

Bob 249-1593


Adam’s tips for sighting in rifle:

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Bow hunting success stories and tips for field dressing safely:

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Grouse hunting report and tips for shot size:

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Adam explains buck sparring:

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Bluegrass Country Cut of the Day: Steve Earle – Carrie Brown
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Chad Reilly – I Got the Time
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: The Allman Brothers Band – Midnight Ride

10-28-08: Scouting With the Snow, Waterfowl Report, Tree Stand Positioning Tip

Listen to Adam and Steve’s Big Boy NFL recap:

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Adam’s report on deer scouting with the snow:

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Adam’s up-to-date waterfowl report:

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Adam passes on a deer stand positioning tip:

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Bluegrass Country Cut of the Day: Third Time Out featuring Wayne Benson – East Tennessee Blues
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: The Springs – Are You an Angel
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Merle Haggard – Rainbow Stew (live)

Hans’ Pick of the Day

Fly” is a song by rock band Sugar Ray. It appears on their 1997 album Floored twice: one version with reggae artist Super Cat (Track 4) and the other without (Track 13). The former was more prominent on the radio, but the more soft-rock format stations chose to play the latter.

The song became the band’s first hit, holding the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for six consecutive weeks and also reaching the top of the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. (It was kept from the Billboard Hot 100 because guidelines at the time prevented non-singles to chart.) “Fly” was notable for not sounding anything at all like the rest of the tracks on the album. As a result of the success of “Fly”, Floored sold extremely well and was certified double platinum. However, by the end of 1997, critics skeptical that Sugar Ray could put out another successful song labeled them a one-hit wonder. This assumption was noted and accepted by the band, who in a playful retaliation, named their next album 14:59 in an obvious reference to Andy Warhol’s15 minutes of fame“; that album became certified triple-platinum and outsold its predecessor.


Sugar Ray – Fly

10-27-08: NFL Recap, 10-Year-Old Deer Hunter

BIG BOY PIGSKIN PICKS WITH ADAM AND STEVE

Week Eight

DATE GAME SCORE ADAM’S PICK STEVE’S PICK
10/26 RAIDERS @ RAVENS 10-29 RAVENS RAVENS
10/26 CHARGERS @ SAINTS 32-37 CHARGERS CHARGERS
10/26 CHEIFS @ JETS 24-28 JETS JETS
10/26 BILLS @ DOLPHINS 16-25 DOLPHINS BILLS
10/26 BUCCANEERS @ COWBOYS 9-13 BUCCANEERS COWBOYS
10/26 FALCONS @ EAGLES 14-27 EAGLES EAGLES
10/26 RAMS @ PATRIOTS 16-23 PATRIOTS PARTIOTS
10/26 CARDINALS @ PANTHERS 23-27 PANTHERS PANTHERS
10/26 BROWNS @ JAGUARS 23-17 JAGUARS JAGUARS
10/26 GIANTS @ STEELERS 21-14 GIANTS STEELERS
10/26 SEAHAWKS @ 49ERS 34-13 49ERS 49ERS
10/26 BENGALS @ TEXANS 6-35 TEXANS TEXANS
10/27 COLTS @ TITANS 21-31 TITANS COLTS
10/26 REDSKINS @ LIONS 25-17 REDSKINS REDSKINS
Totals: 10-4 8-6

Currently Adam’s totals stand at 61-41 while Steve is 62-40. Adam gains two from last week. The Lions are 0-6 and the Packers are 3-3 with a bye this week.

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Adam talks to ten-year-old Trevor Smith about shooting a four-point buck.

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Adam’s grouse hunting reports:

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Hunter Sight-In Days at West Branch Sportsmen’s Club:

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Adam’s waterfowl hunting reports:

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Blue Highway – Born With a Hammer in My Hand (by request for listener Jeremy)
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Adam Gregory- What it Takes
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Alabama – Mountain Music

Hi There, Winter! 10/27/2008

Yuck! Go away! You are not welcome here! White trash! Get outta here! Maybe yelling at it will make it go away?

Today’s Deep Thoughts:

* JP is a Lions fan now! One more led down the dark path!

* Join Doc for “Monday Night Live” at Tommy’s!

* Hmmm… Can’t think of any other deep thoughts.