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May 14, 2019

This month, a very special edition of the Jay's Sporting Goods Podcast, as we talk with Arlene Yost.

Arlene was married to Jay's founder, Jay Poet.  

She tells the story of how the business started in the family garage, and became the biggest, family owned outdoor retailer in Michigan.

Arlene talks about the vision Jay...


Apr 12, 2019

We're getting ready for camping season this time on the Jay's Sporting Goods Podcast.

Jimmy Jenks from Jay's camping department in the Clare store joins host Mike Avery to talk about the latest gear and equipment.

The conversation includes tents, sleeping bags, cook stoves, grill kayaks and more.

Jimmy says one key to...


Mar 15, 2019

Chad Stearns joins us this month on the Jay's Sporting Goods Podcast. 

Chad is an avid outdoorsman who has is also Jay's Vice President of Operations.

He talks about his passion for adventure and how working at Jay's helps him prepare for those trips, including an upcoming Alaskan brown bear hunt.

The conversation then...


Feb 15, 2019

We're talking wintertime fishing on this edition of the Jay's Podcast.

Travis Bohy, manger of the Fishing Department in the Clare Store and avid angler, joins host Mike Avery to talk about ice fishing, the latest gear and some open water action as well.

Travis says ice fishermen are doing well on panfish in some inland...


Jan 10, 2019

We're talking predator hunting this month on the Jay's Sporting Goods podcast with Matt Todd of Red Line Pursuit TV.

Matt is a veteran predator hunter and has lots of great advice on where to find coyotes and how to hunt them.

He talks about set up, calling, firearm choices....and hunting after dark.

Beginning coyote...