America Outdoors Radio Podcast

America Outdoors Radio Podcast

Host John Kruse covers fishing, hunting, conservation and destinations every week on his award-winning radio show heard on 125+ stations across America.


February 20, 2024 45 mins

Host John Kruse talks to 

1.  Mark Holyoak with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, an organization celebrating it's 40th anniversary

2.  Randy Newberg about his seminar, "Marriage 101 for elk hunters"

3.  Colin Kearns who announces the return of Field and Stream as a print publication again 

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Host John Kruse had a rough week and he'll tell you about it during the opening segment of the show!  After that John chats with:

1.  Eric Magnuson, a pro-staffer with Mack's Lure has an Inland Northwest ice fishing report

2.  Brad Hole with Kayak Fishing Washington talks about catching nice cutthroat trout out of Lake Sammamish in Western Washington

2.  Tom Burlingame with Excel Fishing Charters talks about saltwater fishing oppor...

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February 14, 2024 45 mins

Host John Kruse shares audio from the Washington Sportsmen's Show in Puyallup featureing

1.  Nick Kuehlkin with Misty River Outfitters and Gypsy Lake Lodge about big game hunting in Alberta as well as some great summer pike fishing.

2.  Barclay Fisher with Quickload Watefowl about lights out goose and duck hunts this September in Saskatchewan

3.  Trey Carskadon who previews the big Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show in Portland, Or...

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February 14, 2024 44 mins

Host John Kruse shares audio from the Washington Tri-Cities Show featuring

1.  John Ellwanger with JCM Custom Tackle about his impressive bass and walleye painted lures

2.  Aaron Haaheim with Chasin the Bite Guide Service about salmon fishing on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers

3.  Captain Mark Hall with Afloat n' Afield Guide Servie about fishing and hunting trips in SE Washington

4.  We've also got your regular features from Ma...

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January 28, 2024 45 mins

This week John Kruse interviews:

1.  Rachel Voss with the First Hunt Foundation about mentored hunts for women

2.  Dr. Joey Hinton about black coyotes and how they got the dark colored fur they have

3.  Dean Knuth with Grand Canyon Whitewater about fishing and rafting Grand Canyon

4.  Joe Mazon with Ducks Unlimited about the upcoming Ducks in the Desert Continental Shoot taking place in Nevada 

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This week John Kruse chats with

1.  Joe Pate with Exposure Shows about the Sportsmen's Shows he putting on this winter in Oregon and Northern California

2.  Tony Steiner and Paul Bean with the Washington State Bass Federation about their revitalized organization

3.  Rachel Voss with the First Hunt Foundation about a mentored pheasant hunt south of Spokane 

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January 21, 2024 45 mins

John Kruse takes you fishing to four different destinations to include:

1.  Idaho this winter with Kyle Jones of JonesSportFishing

2. Devils Lake, North Dakota for a current ice fishing report

3.  To Ross Robertson who explains why Ohio's Lake Erie's/ West Basin is the best place to fish for walleys

4.  To Joab Rolfe about going fishing this summer at Sportsman's Cove Lodge in SE Alaska!


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This week John Kruse chats with:

1.  Merle Shuyler about the Tri-Cities Sportsmen's Show in Washington happening January 26th thru the 28th.

2.  Trey Carskadon about the Washington Sportsmen's Show going off in Puyallup January 31st to the 4th.

     a.  BTW, please visit my booth and seminar at this show!

3.  Bob Loomis with tips about catching trout this time of year west of the Cacades

4.   Roger Phillips with Idaho Fish and Game...

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Host John Kruse chats with 

1.  Travis Bullock with Mile High Outfitters out of Idaho about winter and spring opportunities for cougar, wolf and bear

2.  Troy Rodakowski about late season duck hunting tactics

3.  Eric Cruz, the owner of Bonaparte Lake Resort, about the Bonaparte Lake Ice Fishing Derby coming up January 27th. 

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January 18, 2024 45 mins

In addition to covering a bunch of outdoors news, host John Kruse talks to Gerry Audet about his Surfcast Seminar Series for east coast stripers, to Tai Au, a professional bass tournament angler and to Eric Maynar with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission about their annual Big Squirrel Challenge. 


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It's a new year with new content!  This week John Kruse shares audio from a recent Eastern Washington duck hunt with Shelby Ross, the owner of Ross Outdoor Adventures and with Duane Inglin, the host and founder of the television show, Fish Hunt Northwest.  Bob Loomis with Mack's Lure talks ice fishing and Trey Carskadon with O'Laughlin Trade Shows previews the Portland Boat Show (Jan 10th - 14th) and the Tacoma RV Show (Jan 18th - ...

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Happy New Year!  This week on the show host John Kruse talks to:

1. Hayden Sammak, writing for Outdoor Life about the twisting and turning tale of an Ohio state record white-tailed buck taken this past season in Ohio.

2. Sarah Bowmar with Bowmar Archery who shares how African safaris economically help local populations and help protect wildlife from poachers.

3.  Captain Chip Michalove with Outcast Fishing and the huge 14-foot grea...

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Host John Kruse has got some great guests to include:

1.  David Sparks with his weekly segment from Sportsman's Spotlight

2.  Fishing guide John Kaiser with Tenacity Outdoors

3.  Bob Loomis with Mack's Lure about winter lake trout fishing

4.  Dan Haag who about an Oregon court ruling forcing hiking trails to shut down and what you can do about it

5.  Tim McNulty, the author of a great new book about the Olympic Peninsula


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December 25, 2023 45 mins

This week host John Kruse talks to 

1.  Trey Carskadon about the upcoming Portland Boat Show in Oregon 

2.  Michelle Peters about fishing, wildlife watching and more outdoor activities in and around Hells Canyon

3.  Scott Croft with the BOAT US Foundation about winterizing your boat

4.  Mark Holyoak with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation about mapping wildlife migration corridors 

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It's our popular Christmas Gift Giveaway Show!  We'll be doing interviews and giving out gifts from Sena Sea Seafood, Work Sharp, Outdoor Life, Falcon Guides, Buck Knives, Mack's Lure, Teal Crab, Leupold & Stevens and more.  We are accepting gift requestions until Monday, December 10th with a cutoff time of 3 PM EST/ Noon PST.  Simply listen to the show and email me through my website or directly at

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December 10, 2023 45 mins

Host John Kruse talks to Maria Davidson with the Safari Club International Foundation about why hunting is such an important tool in bear population management and in reducing human/bear conflicts.  Award-winning author and photographer Tim Christie shares a book full of great wildlife photography and the tales behind those photos in his new book, "Stories Painted with Light".  Josh Warren with Work Sharp shares details about their...

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December 3, 2023 45 mins

It's our annual Christmas Gift Giveaway Show and we've got guests giving away all sorts of prizes to include:

* Swag from Henry Repeating Arms - 

* Pocketknife sharpeners from WorkSharp - 

* Archery accessories from Bowmar Archery - 

* A lure package from Al's Goldfish Lures - 

* A great modular stove system from Camp Chef - 

* W...

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This week on the show John Kruse chats with:

* Jim Davis, who put together a winter walleye social on the Columbia River in mid-November where some 55 kayak anglers targeted walleye.

* Daniel St. Laurent with Laurent's Guide Service about guided Tillamook Bay crabbing trips this month and about steelhead fishing on area rivers in the new year!

* Bob Loomis with Mack's Lure who also weighs in on how to catch fall walleye

* Breanna B...

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For Thanksgiving weekend we've got a "Best of" episode for you featuring a summer trip to Wallowa County in Northeast Oregon for all sorts of outdoors fun!


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John Kruse chats with - 

* Roger Phillips with Idaho Fish and Game about the latest outdoors news from the Gem State

* Doug Saint Denis with 365 Charters LLC about late fall bass fishing

* Randy King, the Chef in the Wild, about his latest hunting adventures and how to cook up duck the right way!

*  We've also got our regular segments - Sportsman's Spotlight and our Extended Mack's Minute 

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