The Outdoor Guys

     Each week, Outdoor Guys Radio hosts the best of local, regional and national experts in hunting, fishing, shooting, and the Great Outdoors.

     The following is a list of a few of "The Guys" who regularly contribute to the show.

Jim Zaleski

Brian Wright

​Bob St. Pierre, VP of Marketing for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever:  Bob represents the Habitat Organization with a wealth of knowledge on birds and birddogs.  Bob is also host of Northland Outdoors. 

     Jared Wiklund, Public Relations Specialist for  Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever: Jared provides listeners great insight into habitat and upland birds 

     An original Outdoor Guy, Brian Wright co-hosted the show for five years.  Wright is now an Executive Producer for Outdoor Guys Radio and regularly contributes news and insights from the fishing world.  Brian is an expert in all things “Bass,” a guide at Table Rock Lake, and an outstanding writer and communicator. Contact Brian via email at 

​     Tony Vandemore, Habitat Flats: Tony is an owner and guide of Habitat Flats, a renowned expert in waterfowling, and an avid outdoor photographer.  

     Big Ed Franko, owner of Big Ed's Guide Service on Lake of the Ozarks. Big Ed is our go-to Lake of the Ozarks expert and a great guy to spend a day on the water with.       

"The Guys" 

     Jim Zaleski, ​Outdoors Writer:  "Jimmy Z" is an accomplished outdoors writer, fisherman, and radio host. He brings a wealth of fishing and hunting knowledge to the show. In addition, Zaleski is the Director of Tourism for Labette County, KS. 

​     Scott Leysath, The Sporting Chef:  Scott is the host of The Sporting Chef on Sportsman Channel, author of Better Venison Cookbook, and the guest who makes us want seconds at dinner.

     Captain Mike Illig, owner of Avid Angling in Charleston, South Carolina: Mike is a favorite saltwater guide of Outdoor Guys Radio.

     Brandon Butler, Executive Director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri: Brandon is an avid outdoorsman, prolific writer, and a great defender of the rights of sportsmen.

     Nick Neff, Kansas Outdoorsman: Nick is an outdoor writer, an avid waterfowler and crappie fisherman, and very active in Ducks Unlimited. Few are fortunate to spend as many days in the outdoors each year as Nick.

       Dr. Grant Woods, GrowingDeer.TV: Dr. Woods is a renowned biologist, game management expert, and the host of Growing Deer TV.

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