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Welcome to the Jay’s Sporting Goods Podcast page. Jay’s is Michigan’s original Outdoor Superstore… serving hunters and anglers since 1971.

Jay's Sporting Goods Podcast The podcast to help you get the most from your next outdoor adventure...brought to you by Jay's Sporting Goods, Michigan's original family owned outdoor superstore.

  • September 2021
    by Mike Avery on September 16, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    It's a special edition of the Jay's Sporting Goods Podcast as we celebrate their 50th anniversary.   This is the story of Jay Poet.  A man who loved the outdoors and turned that passion into a thriving business. Jay's wife Arlene, and sons Jeff and JJ talk about the challenges, and rewards, of their journey.  They describe how Jay started by selling guns and gear from the trunk of his car, the move to their garage, the famous "blue building"...and eventually a new building north of Clare. It's a fascinating look behind the scenes at Michigan's "Original Outdoor Superstore".          

  • August 2021
    by Mike Avery on August 12, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Saddle hunting is one of the hottest topics in the outdoors today...and it's the subject this month on the Jay's Sporting Goods podcast as we talk with Alex Chopp of Latitude Outdoors. Alex explains the basic of saddle hunting and how to get started. He talks about the advantages including mobility, increased visibility and safety. Chopp also describes an event at Jay's designed to give potential saddle hunters the chance to try a system before buying.    

  • July 2021
    by Mike Avery on July 15, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    It's time to get ready for bow season, and that's exactly what we're doing this time on the Jay's Sporting Goods podcast. Sam Austin is an expert bowhunter who works in Jay's archery department in Clare. He has great advice on choosing a new compound or crossbow, setting that bow up and getting dialed in for the season. Sam also has tips for bowhunters looking to save a few dollars, while still getting top quality gear. Finally, Austin stresses the importance of not waiting till the last minute to visit the store.  He says traffic has already picked up and it's going to get even busier as the season gets closer.

  • June 2021
    by Mike Avery on June 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    We're talking with a Michigan whitetail hunting icon this time on the Jay's Sporting Goods Podcast. John Eberhart, the man who pioneered saddle hunting and hunting pressured whitetail tactics, talks about his relationship with Jay's, including a story about being hired by Jay Poet. John describes the evolution of saddle hunting and why he believes many so called "experts" have it wrong. He also talks about post season scouting and the importance of prepping a set up. Eberhart also has details on an upcoming event at Jay's to educate interested hunters about his saddle hunting technique.

  • May 2021
    by Mike Avery on May 12, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Michigan's original family owned outdoor superstore is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year...and that's the topic this time on the Jay's Sporting Goods Podcast. We're talking with Marketing Director Matt Poet about the history of Jay's and what they have planned for the milestone event. Matt also describes how covid has affected the outdoor industry, what sets Jay's apart from the competition and why customer service is always a top priority. Poet also talks about the limited supply of some outdoor gear, but he says their inventory is growing every day. Finally, he looks ahead to the future and the possible addition of more stores in the future.