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The Mike Gallagher Show

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America Outdoors Radio

This week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio Greg Lemon with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks shares why we are seeing closures and “Hoot Owl” fishing restrictions on western rivers this summer.  Bob Loomis with Mack’s Lure explains why you need to change tactics to catch summer kokanee salmon and Nan Devlin, the Executive Director of the Tillamook Coast Visitors Association, rolls out a new GIS Map you can use that’s full of information you can use to plan a visit to the Tillamook region of the Oregon Coast.  Finally, Chase Gunnell with Conservation Northwest joins us to talk about the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act and also about dams, rivers and salmon.    

This weekend on America Outdoors Radio we talk to Curt Arakawa with Daiwa USA about their innovative products that won the best new freshwater and saltwater reel awards at ICAST last week.  Cody Roberson joins us to tell you about Army Bass Anglers, Sara Dirienzo with Wyoming Game and Fish will break down the various tag options to hunt big game in the Cowboy State and Jennifer Doherty with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation shares news about 12,000 acres of prime elk habitat that’s been purchased and which is also open to public access in Northern California. 

This week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio Scott Jackson with the U.S. Forest Service has some important bear safety tips for campers and hikers this summer.  Dan Kloer, owner of Deep Timber Sounds, is offering two incredibly affordable elk calling camps in Oregon this summer and Bob Tracy, the Northwest Regional Coordinator for Team River Runner, will tell you how this non-profit organization is helping disabled veterans by taking them out onto rivers across the northwest and nation to go kayaking.    

This week on America Outdoors Radio you’ll hear from Dwayne Walley with Tourney X about something very special that occurred at the Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series Championship last month at Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas, something special that is continuing today.  It’s all about the efforts to help a two-year old child fighting a rare medical condition, J.T. and you’ll hear how you can help too.

In addition to this we’ll talk to Scott Estes, the man behind the Denali Rod Company in Arkansas and to Pat Schlapper, a Wisconsin angler who made a bold move from working at a Scheel’s Sporting Goods Store to becoming a full time bass pro.  It worked, because a year later Schlapper found himself competing in the Bassmaster Classic.

Finally, Day Clayton Luce with Henry Repeating Arms joins us to tell you about the Frontier model .22 caliber lever action rifle.  With a threaded barrel capable of accepting a suppressor, time on the range or hunting in the woods will be quieter than ever! 

This week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio we talk to Caylun Peterson, the Spokane angler who caught a certified Washington State Record and unofficial world record tiger trout out of Loon Lake in NE Washington this summer.  Mary Duncan previews the upcoming Rogue River Salmon Derby taking place along the Southern Oregon Coast near Gold Beach, Bob Loomis with Mack’s Lure talks about how to have success catching coho and Chinook salmon off the coast and Amy Patrick with the Oregon Hunters Association lets you know about Initiative Petition 13, a petition that hopes to make it on the ballot that would ban fishing, hunting, trapping and even livestock production in Oregon if passed by voters into law. 

This week the America Outdoors Radio crew heads to Sportsman’s Cove Lodge in Southeast Alaska!  Owner Captain Mac (McQuarrie) will give you an overview of the lodge experience and the customer service aspect that really sets their lodge experience apart from the others.   Captain Hunt Edwards talks to John Kruse about the great halibut and salmon fishing they are enjoying on the trip and the unique method they use to catch salmon here called mooching.   One great thing here is the food and Tina Page, the chef in charge of dining here, talks about some of the great Alaskan seafood she serves up for guests.  Finally, Mike Kirchner, his son Pearce, and my daughter Faith and I all discuss why this is such a great adventure for parents (or grandparents) to enjoy with teens. 


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Host John Kruse talks to Bob Tracy, the Northwest Regional Coordinator for Team River Runner, about the therapeutic work they do getting wounded and disabled veterans out on the water kayaking both whitewater streams and quieter rivers.   This interview will be part of the July 24th weekend edition of Northwestern Outdoors Radio and you are hearing it hear first!


A “best of” edition featuring outdoor recreation in Northeast Oregon’s Wallowa County to include wilderness horseback adventures, trout and kokanee fishing and a historic barn tour you can enjoy on the backroads of this rural area. 

A “best of” show featuring interviews that earned Excellence in Craft awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America.  This includes conversations about a very memorable elk hunt, a company making very innovative wool clothing here in the USA, a quest to restore salmon runs in a major Oregon river and the ambitious plan to create a transcontinental rail-trail for outdoors enthusiasts called the Great American Rail Trail. 

This week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio  John Kruse and Northwestern Outdoors Pro-Staffer Russell Johnston head to the Columbia River Gorge to fish for shad, smallmouth bass and northern pikeminnow.  While we are there we check in with Wendy Boyer at Gorge Outfitters Supply in Rufus who has the latest reports and tips about salmon, walleye, catfish and bass in the area.  Bob Loomis with Mack’s Lure previews the Wenatchee Salmon Derby coming up July 16th and 17th on the Upper Columbia River and we’ve got news about a record trout and a moose attack in Northern Idaho.  Finally, we get to enjoy some great Cajun food at the Columbia Portage Grill in The Dalles and talk to the owner and kitchen manager about this newly remodeled restaurant with great views and fantastic food!