God's Great Outdoors

Dean Hulce

David Hale and Harold Knight

April 29, 2013
Knight & Hale Game Calls founders David Hale and Harold Knight are the guests for this week's interview. They share how the business got started because of one article written about the tube turkey call the two of them built in the back of Harold’s barber shop. These guys reflect on the journey they have had as a game call manufacturing company, and how incredibly blessed they are because of their Creator God. You will hear stories of how lives are being changed through outdoor ministry, and of people who have never been into church before, but are there because of some kind of outdoor outreach event.

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This interview takes place at the Mathews Dealership Show in Wisconsin, and Gerry visits with a couple from California who own an archery shop near San Francisco. Joe and Beth Snell share how they started their business with very little capital, trusting that God would provide. Of course, God was faithful and they continue to grow their business called Pacifica Archery in Daly City, California. Beth, who comes from a third world country and knew nothing about archery, picked up the bow and became incredibly proficient as she shares how competitive she is. You’ll also hear her story of an encounter while in her treestand with a bobcat that turned into a tasty meal. Here is a couple who are using their business to see people come to Christ.
April 22, 2013
This interview with Kyle Ferguson, who is a police officer in Sitka, Alaska, aired several years ago. However, the listeners are going to hear a very interesting update on this family and their journey through life with the children that God has given to them. This is a very interesting program--one that will not only touch the heart, but also show God’s faithfulness in answering prayer.
April 15, 2013
The story of how Dave Kendall’s father was killed when he was just a little boy during WWII, at the Battle of the Bulge, will clearly touch the listeners' hearts. But, God is the father to the fatherless, and Dave’s grandfather filled in to take his dad’s place many times as he was growing up. Dave shares about his outdoor adventures as a young man on the farm, through college, and even in recent years as the interview is conducted at Rushing Wind Retreat Center in Ontario, Canada. Dave also talks about the ministry of Sports World, and how they are putting athletes in the schools to talk to young people about their need for Jesus.
April 8, 2013
Tracy Breen, a freelance outdoor writer, shares with Gerry and the listeners how he got started writing outdoor articles. Tracy also talks about the outdoor writing career, how little you are actually in the field or on the stream, and how much time you have to give to family, as over 80% of outdoor writer/celebrities become divorced. He also tells about his turkey hunting accident when he shot himself in the knee, and of his turkey dogs and how they work in the field to help you harvest a gobbler. Clearly, he gives all the credit to and is blessed by the Creator God, who allows him to do what he does.
April 1, 2013
This week’s program was recorded at the Prayz Network in Sparta, Wisconsin, as Gerry hooked up with Matt McPherson, located in the same city as the station. Sparta is where a number of Mathews products are produced, and Matt shares how portions of the money that come in for the archery equipment and the Lost Camo go to support ministries and mission fields around the world. Matt shares how he got involved in archery and started the business of Mathews, Inc.
March 25, 2013
Ron Lindner shares with Gerry about the history of he and his brother Al’s years in the fishing industry, and television production of their outdoor shows. Ron tells of a number of experiences that have happened through the years and how in looking back, the Lindner family can see God’s hand and direction in all of these endeavors. This interview includes an event that occurred recently that could have affected their business, but God is faithful.
March 18, 2013
Birds of prey is the topic of this week’s program as Gerry interviews perhaps the most noted authority on raptors and hunting with these animals, Floyd Presley. Floyd shares how he went from being his dad’s retriever as a young man following his father afield to hunt squirrels and rabbits, and how eventually he became so good at hunting these animals that he decided he needed a challenge. So, he moved into capturing and training hawks and hunting with them. After coming to Christ, he started to use these birds at summer camps and other locations to share about the Creator God and how these animals are designed.
March 11, 2013
Fathers in the Field is a ministry where adult male mentors reach out to young men who don’t have a father in the home, doing adventures in God’s creation. The founder, John Smithbaker from Riverton, Wyoming, shares with Gerry about how a friend’s dad pulled him along in their family outdoor adventures, which kindled a desire for time in the out-of-doors, and it eventually was where his career path led. This CEO of Brunton directs the business in producing compasses, GPS’s, remote solar power stations for charging batteries of a variety of electronic equipment in the field, and optics. John shares how the ministry is having an impact in the lives of young men across the country.
March 4, 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?
February 25, 2013
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
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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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