God's Great Outdoors

Dean Hulce

Dr. Tom Rakow

November 19, 2012
The founder and president of the Christian Deer Hunters Association, Dr. Tom Rakow, shares with Gerry about his testimony as the two visit together in Silver Lake, Minnesota. Tom tells the story of how he became a law breaker as a young boy when he shot his first deer out-of-season. This snowballed as he continued to do not only the poaching, but became what was considered an underage and teenage alcoholic. This story includes the death of several loved ones, and his vow at his older brother’s funeral to never love anyone again. Yet, as his life spiraled out of control, God had a plan and Tom prayed to receive Christ. He ministers full-time today through outdoor ministry, and as a pastor in Minnesota.

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Craig and Louise Johnson share how they came to Christ, and the struggles that their marriage encountered, when Craig first made this decision to receive Jesus. Louise talks about the factors that caused her to seriously look at the transformation in her husband’s life, and some of the steps that brought her to making her own decision for Christ. Today the couple is involved in full-time outdoor ministry, as it was outdoor ministry that brought Craig to Christ first, then Louise, and many others in their life’s journey.
November 12, 2012
The owners of Three Rivers Archery, Dale and Sandi Karch, are the guests on this week’s program. They share how they got started in traditional archery and opened a small shop there in Wisconsin. Dale started to build Tomahawk bows; his recurves are one of the best-selling bows today. When they approached Three Rivers Archery about putting the Tomahawk in the catalogue, they informed them that if they wanted them in, they would have to buy the company because it was for sale. God had been preparing them for this in their archery journey as you will certainly hear with this interview.
November 5, 2012
The musical talent and blessing of the ministry of Steve & Annie Chapman is reflected in this week’s interview, as Gerry visits with Steve. There is sure to be a laugh or two as they get together. Steve discusses how he got involved in the outdoors despite a dad who had no desire, yet one man in the church began to mentor him as a youngster. Steve talks about how that passion has grown, has been passed on to his two children, son-in-law and one day for sure, will be part of the lives of his grandchildren, as soon as, they reach the proper age for outdoor activities. Certainly the discussion of relationships with family and others is one of the topics that is addressed .
October 29, 2012
Discussing his early years in life and growing up in the mountains of North Carolina and  following his dad through the woods is how Dave Battle begins this interview. Remembering the other men who also were instrumental in his life and how one individual on a gravel mountain road impressed him to be more active in his relationship with Jesus Christ, because he had his Bible with him on the seat of his work truck. These days Dave is a wildlife biologist in Alaska and as he shares he is still learning about God’s creation every day.
October 22, 2012
Gerry hooks up with Willie Robertson at the Archery Trade Association Show. Willie’s dad, Phil, is known as the Duck Commander and has become one of the most well-known professionals in the outdoor arena. Willie shares about his dad and the early years of his life, when he was not a Christian, and just how bad he really was! After coming to Christ due, to a pastor visiting him in a bar, Phil began producing his duck call,s which became a family business that has turned into a duck hunting dynasty.
October 15, 2012
Freelance outdoor writer and wildlife/outdoor recreation photographer, Bill Winkie, is this week’s guest. Gerry visits Bill at his home and office in the state of Iowa where Bill does much of his research in relationship to whitetail deer management. Bill shares how he has worked on his property and with surrounding land owners to produce monster bucks. He also shares how he came to Christ because of a college teacher taking the risk of sharing the Lord Jesus Christ with him.
October 8, 2012
Dwight Schuh, retired editor of Bowhunter Magazine, discusses how he maintains his physical abilities in the senior citizen years of his life. Besides proper eating and exercising every day, he challenges himself by continuing to pursue big game with the bow and arrow in difficult terrain across the country. More important, Dwight discusses spiritual discernment and discipline when it comes to God’s word, the Bible. He reflects on both mistakes he has made as a hunter and those made in everyday life, showing that our goal as Christians should be to move past those mistakes and towards the mark set before us by Christ Jesus.
October 1, 2012
Pro fisherman and television host, Jimmy Houston, shares about his old friends from the early days of tournament fishing when the sport was just getting started, and how they have remained close friends. Jimmy also talks about relationships, and the ability for him to be able to share truths from the Bible with people he encounters because of his position in the outdoor industry. He gives away a Bible each year that he has personally used during the twelve months of Bible study and reading entirely through the Bible, which he has done for over 40 years.
September 24, 2012
This week’s program topic is tree stand safety, as 1 out of 3 hunters who hunt on elevated platforms will have some type of an accident in their lifetime. Keith Jones from Summit Tree Stands shares with Gerry about the evolution of the harness systems that keep hunters safe and alive in the midst of their recreation. The topic also reflects on getting in and out of the tree stand, where most accidents happen, and the issue of blood pooling in case one does fall and has to hang from their harness until help arrives.
September 17, 2012
This week’s interview is a visit with Ray Howell. Ray talks about how his dad walked out on his family when he was only 5 years old. He describes the anguish and difficulty of the situation as a small boy, and how it impacted him negatively and he began to get into trouble. Ray shares how his life was turned around because of a relationship with Jesus Christ in later years. Now this extreme archer, record-holding and drug-free weight lifter reaches out to kids who were like him, after selling his multi-million dollar business and starting Kicking Bear.
September 10, 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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