Minnesota Outdoor News Radio

Minnesota Outdoor News Radio

Every week, Outdoor News Radio explores timely outdoors topics emerging from Minnesota, the Upper Midwest, and around the country. For one hour, host Rob Drieslein, managing editor and president of Outdoor News, Inc., interviews a slate of natural resource experts, conservation advocates, and top outdoors writers. Along with regular co-host Tim Lesmeister, expect raucous and sometimes irreverent banter about hunting and fishing, shooting sports, wild game cooking, and nature. Among the program’s many guests, get news updates from editors Tim Spielman, Dean Bortz, and Brian Peterson. Hear fishing tips from Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame legendary angler Terry Tuma, hunting tactics from Tony Peterson, and nongame notes and stories from “Birdchick” Sharon Stiteler and Backyard and Beyond columnist Stan Tekiela.


June 15, 2024 54 mins

Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and contributor Tim Lesmeister kick off this week’s program with chatter on new possible pintail regulations as well as a deer research project and Pheasants Forever’s decision to restart a Minnesota chapter. Then Jon Mobeck from the National Loon Center drops in to promote forthcoming Loon Center and the June 20-22 […]

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The Minnesota DNR announced this past week that longtime Fish and Wildlife Division Director Dave Olfelt will be retiring from the position. Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman discuss. Then the president of Twin Cities Muskies Inc., Jim Doyle, joins the program to talk about the pressures and concerns about modern Minnesota muskie […]

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Host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman begin the show recapping Memorial Day Weekend, then break down new food-hanging rules (and penalties) in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Then MaryBeth Beseke joins the program to talk about how she makes soap from bear fat and how she and her local legislator worked to […]

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Host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman kick off the show recapping the 2024 legislative session, which wrapped up on Monday. Highlights include NO CHANGE to the shotgun zone for deer hunting in Minnesota. Then DNR Fisheries manager Scott Mackenthun talks about open fishing opportunities on Sibley County’s Clear Lake where a drawdown is […]

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Host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman kick off the show recapping the 2024 inland waters fishing opener, which was pretty good. Also, Minnesota officially has eclipsed the previous spring turkey kill record. Then Nick Schlesser from the DNR jumps into the show to talk about the jumbo perch that anglers have been […]

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Host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman kick off the fishing opener weekend show with a preview of the Gov’s Opener on Lake Pepin. Then Joe Henry from Lake of the Woods tourism jumps into the program to talk about the walleye forecast on the border water, plus the fabulous spring sturgeon […]

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Minnesota’s Season A harvest during the 2024 spring wild turkey hunt rocketed past the previous record, so host and Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman break down what’s behind the great hunting so far this year. Other topics include the recent recent hubbub about chronic wasting disease in a medical journal, and Wisconsin […]

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision on a petition to list lake sturgeon under the Endangered Species Act broke on Monday, and Outdoor News Managing Editor Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman kick off this week’s broadcast by breaking down this refreshing outcome. Then Lindsay Thomas from the National Deer Association joins the show […]

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This week’s show kicks off with a Minnesota legislative roundup with Outdoor News Managing Editor and host Rob Drieslein and Editor Tim Spielman. Then Sara Berhow, from Minnesota DNR parks and trails, joins the program to discuss camping options on state parks and other Minnesota lands this summer. Scott Thorpe, the man who possesses the […]

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