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Dec 11, 2018

Today I visit with Jeff and Alec Boechardt from Steven Point, WI. This father-son team traveled to Trempealeau, WI to compete in the 2018 Catfish Days Fishing Tournament; which was held in Pools 6, 7 and 8 on the Mississippi River. Alec shares with us his various experiences from participating in his High Schools Bass fishing team. Jeff tells us that fishing for him is all about spending quality time with his family and experiencing what nature has to offer them. It’s the unexpected that creates memories that last a lifetime. Jeff also will tell us why he thinks artificial baits are the game changer when it comes to catching more fish. Grab a pole, cast with confidence and turn your pole into a question mark.

Jan 13, 2017

This is part 2 of my interview with Dustin Drews. Today we discuss calling in coyotes at night. You can listen to all the great tips that Dustin shared with us on calling in coyotes during the daytime in story #17001. 

Dustin Drews is from Lodgepole, South Dakota. Dustin shares his thoughts on many different options when it comes to calling in coyotes at night. Dustin has had great success with calling in coyotes at night and he shares with us what makes a great setup for at night. Do you know what the best type of rifle is for night hunting coyotes? How about night vision options? Dustin shares with us his thoughts.

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Jan 6, 2017

Dustin Drews from Lodgepole, South Dakota shares some great tips on calling in coyote during the daytime. Dustin shares 3 important keys to keep in mind when setting up to call in coyotes. Dustin talks about how early fall is the best time of year to be successful at calling in a coyote. Do coyotes have personalities?

Dustin and I had so much to talk about during this interview that I had to split this interview into two parts.

This is part one of two. Join me us next week for part two.

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Dec 22, 2016

Tom Pehler from Fountain City, Wisconsin tells us about hunting waterfowl on the waterways of the Mississippi River. Tom also shares what it has been like to hunt waterfowl in the large grain fields of North Dakota for the last 25 years.

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Dec 15, 2016

Tony Szak from Holmen Wisconsin tells us all about his bowhunting trip for elk near Gunnison, CO.


Go to to find the links to the videos Tony was able to capture while on this trip.

Dec 9, 2016

Adam provides some history behind Pickwick Fire and Rescue

Discover the challenges the bluff region dishes out to the department

Find out what HOOKER boots are?

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Dec 2, 2016

What is it like to be in the outdoors everyday? Hunting with traditional archery everyday of the season. Building habitat for wildlife, bees and rattlesnakes.


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Nov 24, 2016

Catching coyotes for the live market with Derek Search from Brookfield, Missouri. How Derek got started in trapping. We talk about the system he used to catch 178 coyotes in 2015.

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Nov 17, 2016

What is it like to be a taxidermist? How trapping as a kid helped Roger discover his true passion? What did grandma have to do with helping Roger become an artist?Roger can work on just about anything. A weasel to a moose. If Roger had to pick a favorite it would be working on waterfowl. Roger enjoys seeing the looks on customers faces when the first see their project. has a great field guide. Roger enjoys working with - an organization that helps disabled youth and veterans enjoy the outdoors by organizing hunts for them. Roger is a member of WTA Wisconsin Taxidermist Association.



Nov 13, 2016

Elk hunt to Carson National Forest near Taos, New Mexico

Preparing and planning for a trip out west

Base camp in a horse trailer

Strategies and game plan for the hunt

Lanes favorite part to heading west to hunt.

Lanes future plans for hunting out west




Nov 10, 2016

AJ Kressin fills in as host and ask some questions...

Who is Darren J Grefe?

What is the podcast American Outdoor Stories about?

Where do you grow up?

Where do you live now?

What is the vision of American Outdoor Stories?

What does capturing the outdoors mean?

How do people use mother nature?

Why do people enjoy the outdoors?



Sep 28, 2016

A passion for the outdoors.