God's Great Outdoors

Dean Hulce

Dan Ryks

February 25, 2013
This week’s interview is with Dan Ryks, a charter boat captain on the Mississippi River, in Minnesota. Dan tells the story of how he came to Christ in prison. He went in an angry man who was always fighting and came out totally opposite of how he went in. Gerry and Dan talk about how Dan, born in 1965, used to, along with about 12 other boys, carry their shotguns to school to shoot ducks on the way. These young men all left their guns in the principal’s office, took them out at lunch to hunt ducks, then again as they traveled home. The point they reflect on is how they were allowed guns in school, had The Ten Commandments, and there were no school shootings. Today – no Ten Commandments or guns in schools and there are school shootings. Why?

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This program is a visit with Phil Driver, who is one of the people from the Northwest Iowa Special Youth Challenge Turkey and Deer Hunts. These annual events are to help severely physically and mentally challenged, plus terminally ill youth experience a hunting adventure of a lifetime. This group has all the equipment and does all the legwork to make an adventure for a youngster to enjoy the creation, and they are sure to share about the Creator God as well.
February 18, 2013
Andrew Chilkiewicz is the Marketing Manager for Trijicon, Inc. This business makes night sights for pistols, hunting scopes, bow sights, and supplies the military with the scopes they use on a day-to-day basis. All of these products use tritium, which is a radioactive isotope, and allows pinpoint accuracy in low-light to no-light conditions. Andrew shares how he got involved in the outdoors, tells the story of coming to know Jesus Christ as savior, and reflects on that changed life. The interview was done at Trijicon in the Wixom, Michigan factory.
February 11, 2013
Gerry visits with Tammy Koenig, who hosts the television show Leading Ladies Outdoors!. The two of them visit together at the Mathews Dealership Show in the Wisconsin Dells of Wisconsin. This annual event is a trade show for outdoor dealers and archery shops that handle Mathews bows, Mission bows and crossbows, and products that license the Lost Camo pattern that is owned by Mathews, Inc. This licensing allows Mathews to support ministries and missionaries all over the world as 100% of the profits go to changing lives for eternity. Gerry and Tammy talk about her time as an animal rights person, and how she has now become a hunter who has harvested many animals, many with a camera over her shoulder. Her TV program is letting people know about Jesus Christ, and how others are living out their Trail to Adventure!
February 4, 2013
This week’s program was done at the Trophies of Grace Whitetail Deer Hunt in Southeast Ohio. This Christian Bowhunters of America annual event is put on by one of their chapters, The Lord of the Harvest Archery Club. Gerry is joined by Merle Fredericks, the president of CBA, on the 20th anniversary of this evangelistic outreach event. Merle shares about getting started in the outdoors with his dad who became his best hunting partner, until the day he passed away. The two talk about the annual deer hunt, CBA, its founding by David Roose, and how this ministry is changing lives across North America.
January 28, 2013
Gerry discovered Pro King Spoons on a trip through Minnesota up to Rushing Wind Retreat Center for the annual June men’s and couple’s retreats. To his surprise, he found on the back of the packaging the fish logo and a scripture reference that caused him to contact the business owner on his return trip. Tom Doss and Gerry rendezvoused on another trip through Michigan, and the two discussed this lure business, plus, how some difficulties in Tom’s life allowed him to see the hand of God and be drawn into a closer walk with the Creator God.
January 21, 2013
This week’s interview has Gerry back in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Brainerd, Minnesota, and a visit to Lindner Media Studios. Gerry visits with Al Lindner, and the two talk about the evolution, if you will, of he and his brother Ron’s business activities through the years and how they got to where they are today. They produce The Angling Edge television show and most of the commercials that you see for a variety of fishing/boating products that are for sale today. They also talk about the transition through the years after Al and Ron came to Christ, to become more and more active in sharing the Gospel.
January 14, 2013
Arnie & Dee Wolf join Gerry to share about the fly-in fishing adventures that men and couples can take part in, in Ontario, Canada. These remote adventures, an hour above International Falls, Minnesota, allow those who attend to be removed from the hustle and bustle of life, cell phones, Internet, television, etc. They are able to hear the message from the speakers and the Creator God as they are alone on the waters of this beautiful area of creation. For information on Rushing Wind, listeners can contact The Wolfs by calling (715) 683-2530.
January 7, 2013
Gerry visits Bambi Lake Campground in Roscommon, MI to interview Mike Ritchie about the state’s annual Centershot Tournament. Mike shares about this archery-in-the-churches program that is not only seeing the young people who attend come to Christ, but also the parents who are encouraged to join them every week. The two also talk about "Hooked For Life", that has a similar format as "Centershot", but uses fishing as the “hook” to bring the families in, not only to learn about fishing, but to learn scriptures that many have never heard before.
December 31, 2012
Gerry’s guest this week is Keith Hamer. The two discuss using outdoor activities and events to reach people in our circles of influence. Keith reflects on the things he has seen done in and around his home in Ohio, and how it has built relationships in the lives of family and friends. He also discusses several missions trips he has taken up to Nenana, Alaska to assist with the missionary work from the radio station in This Great Land.
December 24, 2012
A very special commercial aired last Christmas in the upper half of Michigan, as Jay’s Sporting Goods did not try to get people to come in and buy products; but to just remember that this time of the year is about the birth of the baby Jesus. One of the owners, Jeff Poet, and the manager of both stores, Mark Copeland, talk about the company policy of "Jesus First", and how many phone calls they received from this commercial that aired in December of 2011. Listeners will be brought to tears when they hear this radio spot which is part of the broadcast this week.
December 17, 2012
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About God's Great Outdoors

Join us on The Trail to Adventure a weekly 25-minute radio program that takes you on the journey to meet with well-known Christians who enjoy the outdoors.

About Dean Hulce

Dean Hulce was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he spent every weekend in the woods or on the water with family and friends.  After graduation he married his highschool sweetheart Linda.  They have two boys and 5 grandchildren. 

Dean has written for several hunting and fishing magazines over the last 25 years. He has guided  hunters and fisherman as well as run hunting fishing camps from South Texas to Alaska and many states and provinces in between.  In the last 10 years Dean has written a daily devotional that goes out to thousands each day. He had published 5 devotional books, using hunting stories to bring a message to people.  He has traveled across the USA speaking to groups, spreading the gospel through outdoor experiences.

Dean has no doubt that God has prepared him his entire life for his position with God's Great Outdoors Ministry 

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