God's Great Outdoors

Dean Hulce

Tracy Breen

April 1, 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.

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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
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
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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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