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Wednesday - November 30, 2016
Show 1149: Time to get ready for ice fishing season. Check out Ice Castle fish houses at the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show this weekend and the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show next weekend at State Fair Park. December deals and fun at The Range of Richfield. Jeff and Dan report on the Wisconsin gun season.
Wednesday - November 30, 2016
Show 1149: Time to get ready for ice fishing season. Check out Ice Castle fish houses at the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show this weekend and the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show next weekend at State Fair Park. December deals and fun at The Range of Richfield. Jeff and Dan report on the Wisconsin gun season.
In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien talks about the new Jiffy 44 Pro propane auger and offers advice for early-season ice fishing for walleyes. Jim also tells about the buck he hit with his truck driving north for deer season. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) Jeff Drexler describes features of Ice Castle Fish Houses and invites listeners to this weekend's St. Paul Ice Fishing Show and the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show, Dec. 9-11 at State Fair Park. (www.icecastlefh.com, www.milwaukeeicefishingshow.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces holiday specials and December events at the range. (www.therangewi.com, www.hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy & Abraham, Wisconsin's largest personal injury law firm, McFarland guide Ron Barefield talks about the big buck he shot on opening day of the Wisconsin gun deer season and says walleye and muskie action is good on the Madison chain. (www.hupy.com)
Wednesday - November 23, 2016
Show 1148: Second week of deer camp - advice for handling deer for the best venison meals, and tips for tenderizing tough cuts. Dan Stefanich previews the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show, Dec. 9-11 at State Fair Park. Lake Wisconsin and the Madison Chain still offer good open-water action. Jeff and Dan discuss hunting without backtags.
Dan Stefanich, marketing director for Clam Outdoors, invites listeners to the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show, Dec. 9-11 at State Fair Park. (clamoutdoors.com, milwaukeeicefishingshow.com) Chris Johnson, president of Johnson's Sausage and Catering, shares some tips on handling deer in the field to ensure quality table fare. (johnsonssausage.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, cookbook author Eileen Clarke offers advice on marinades, rubs and other ways to tenderize tough meat. (riflesandrecipes.com, hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy & Abraham, Wisconsin's largest personal injury law firm, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports walleye action is still good on Lake Wisconsin. (hupy.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: Win a $50 gift pack of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway.
Wednesday - November 16, 2016
Show 1147: Gun deer season is here! Thanksgiving special-turkey facts and a great recipe for wild turkey breast stuffed with ham and herbs. Plus a preview of the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show and a report on walleye and muskie action on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River. Jeff scores a nice 8-pointer with his Forge bow. Dan passes up a spike buck.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Michelle Milford, outreach coordinator for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, shares some fascinating facts about the wild turkey and tells a hilarious turkey field-dressing story. (www.cherishwisconsin.org, www.wisconservation.org, www.hupy.com) John Nelson, store manager of Thorne Brothers in Blaine, MN, invites listeners to attend the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show, Dec. 2-4, and the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show, Dec. 9-11. (www.stpaulicefishingshow.com, www.milwaukeeicefishingshow.com) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork breakfast sausage and cherrywood-smoked dry-aged bacon, chef Shaun Edwards offers a recipe for Wild Turkey Breast Stuffed with Ham and Herbs. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy & Abraham, Wisconsin's largest personal injury law firm, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports decent walleye and muskie action continues on the Wisconsin River. (www.hupy.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: Win a $50 gift pack of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway.
Thursday - November 10, 2016
Show 1146: Deer hunters-have a safe hunt next weekend. Take your venison trim to Miesfelds in Sheboygan for great sausage, or make your own sausage with venison and Jones Dairy Farm cherrywood-smoked bacon. Walleye action is hot on Lake Mendota and the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Jeff takes his son Robert deer hunting. Dan hunts turkeys in Manitowoc County with Jon Freis.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Mike "Doc" Sabec says fall walleye action continues strong on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage, thanks to mild weather. (mercercc.com, docsguideservice.com, hupy.com) DNR hunter safety administrator Jon King offers tips for safe hunting during the upcoming nine-day gun deer season. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorSkills/safetyEducation.html) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork breakfast sausage and cherrywood-smoked dry-aged bacon, chef Shaun Edwards offers a recipe for Homemade Bacon & Venison Sausage. (jonesdairyfarm.com) Chuck Miesfeld, president of Miesfeld's Market in Sheboygan, invites hunters to bring in their venison trim to be made into sausage and says he's hosting a tailgate party for 300 Sheboygan Packers fans at the Packers-Titans game on Nov. 13 in Nashville. (miesfelds.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy & Abraham, Wisconsin's largest personal injury law firm, pro angler Duffy Kopf says walleyes are biting on Lake Mendota and Lake Wisconsin, but fall turnover has slowed muskie action on the Madison chain. (hupy.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: Win a $50 gift pack of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway.
Friday - November 4, 2016
Show 1145: Focus on whitetails: the rut is on. New smartphone app offers unique features for hunters. Take care to hunt safely from a treestand. Two tasty venison recipes from author Hank Shaw. Jeff reports on a phenomenal afternoon of bowhunting. Dan scores two roadkill deer.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, David Manske explains the features of his smartphone app "Hunt Wisconsin." (huntwisconsinapp.com, hupy.com) DNR hunter safety administrator Jon King offers advice for hunting safely from a tree stand. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorSkills/safetyEducation.html) Cookbook author and chef Hank Shaw talks about his whirlwind book tour and offers advice for better meals from venison and two recipes from his new book, Buck, Buck Moose. (honest-food.net) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the whitetail rut. (pappastradingpost.com)
Wednesday - October 26, 2016
Show 1144: Zany California taxidermist Chuck Testa launches his new show, Mounted, on Carbon TV. Ladies Day specials and Sig Sauer Demo Day at The Range of Richfield. RGS National Hunt keeps tabs on grouse population trends. Wisconsin River walleye action is hot now. Dan shoots sporting clays at the Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmens Caucus Cast & Blast at Milford Hills Hunt Club.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, celebrity taxidermist Chuck Testa dishes on his new show on Carbon TV, Mounted Chuck Testa & Friends. (chucktesta.com, carbontv.com, hupy.com) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces Halloween fun and November activities at the Range, including free drawings in partnership with the Beef Jerky Outlet and Wicked Archery, Nov. 16 Ladies Day sale specials, free range time for veterans on Veterans Day and more. (www.therangewi.com, wi.beefjerkyoutlet.com, wickedarcherywi.com) Dan Dessecker, conservation policy director for the Ruffed Grouse Society, reports on grouse hunting opportunities in the Great Lakes states and the society's National Hunt, held recently in Grand Rapids, Minn. (ruffedgrousesociety.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports walleye and smallmouth action are going strong on the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. (pappastradingpost.com)
Saturday - October 22, 2016
Show 1143: Donate a few bucks to state natural areas management when you buy your deer license. New website extolls the virtues of hunting for food. Enjoy Teriyaki Dove Skewers in the Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner. Training and hand signals help deaf English setter score on pheasants. Dan and Jeff fish for muskies and urge hunters to donate deer hides to support Wisconsin Lions Club Camp.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Michelle Milford, outreach coordinator for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, reports on her opening-weekend pheasant hunt and encourages hunters to contribute to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund to help manage state natural areas. (cherishwisconsin.org, hupy.com) Wisconsin DNR Hunting & Shooting Sports coordinator Keith Warnke talks about food as a primary motivation for hunting among new hunters, and announces a new website dedicated to recruiting new hunters. (http://locavore.guide/, dnr.wi.gov) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork breakfast sausage and hickory-smoked dry-aged bacon, chef Big Al, proprietor of The Exclusive Hunting Club, offers a delicious recipe for Teriyaki Dove Skewers with Ham & Bacon Fried Rice. (jonesdairyfarm.com, exclusivehuntingclub.net) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, JC Chamberlin offers advice for using scents and calls for pre-rut bowhunting. (pappastradingpost.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: Win a $50 gift pack of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway.
Tuesday - October 11, 2016
Show 1142: Recruit new hunters and save money on your next license purchase. Use a trained dog to recover wounded deer. Wireless device can save your life if you fall overboard. Madison fishing action is slow going. Jeff puts some venison in the freezer. Dan reports on the first annual Treelands Musky Fly Fishing Championship. Wish Dan a Happy Birthday!
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Christian Frost Roine, co-founder and CEO of Fell Marine, describes his wireless engine kill switch for outboard motors, the MOB+. (fellmarine.com, hupy.com) Wisconsin DNR Hunting & Shooting Sports coordinator Keith Warnke encourages experienced hunters and anglers to invite newcomers to try these sports, and describes financial incentives for recruits and recruiters. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorSkills/lth.html) Jeremy Moore, founder of Dog Bone Hunter, explains how trained dogs can be used to track wounded deer. (dogbonehunter.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports muskie action is slow on the Madison chain, but panfishermen are having some success. (pappastradingpost.com)
Thursday - October 6, 2016
Show 1141:Time to sight in your deer rifle at shooting ranges around the state. Kayakers enjoy a midnight paddle around Manhattan Island. Wrap those goose breasts in Jones cherrywood-smoked bacon. Warm weather slows the start of Wisconsin bow season. Dan sights in a deer rifle at North Bristol Sportsmen's Club.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jon Small reports on the North Brooklyn Boat Club's Fourth Annual Midnight Manhattan Circumnavigation. (northbrooklynboatclub.org/events-public/, hupy.com) Wisconsin DNR Hunting & Shooting Sports coordinator Keith Warnke invites hunters to sight in their rifles at ranges around the state and tells how you can get a free hunting license by recruiting new hunters. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorSkills/shootingRanges/) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, chef Shaun Edwards shares a recipe for Wild Goose Breast Wrapped in Jones Cherrywood-Smoked Dry-Aged Bacon. (jonesdairyfarm.com/recipes/by-meal/dinner/bacon-wrapped-wild-goose-breasts) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, JC Chamberlin reports bow season is off to a slow start in southern Wisconsin and reminds hunters to wear blaze orange on Oct. 8 & 9, Youth Deer Hunt Weekend. (pappastradingpost.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: Win a $50 gift pack of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway.
Monday - October 3, 2016
Show 1140: Meet Deadly Force author Massad Ayoob at The Range of Richfield Oct. 4-8. Safety tips for an accident-free hunting season. Dumper Dan wraps up the Lake Michigan trolling season. Dan reports on flooding in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, invites listeners to visit the Range to meet Massad Ayoob on Oct. 4 and enjoy the Halloween Fun Shoot Oct. 28. (therangewi.com, hupy.com) Charter captain Dan Welsch wraps up the 2016 trolling season in the Sheboygan waters of Lake Michigan. (dumperdan.com) Jon King, DNR conservation warden and hunter education administrator, offers advice for safe hunting. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorSkills/safetyEducation.html) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on his Canadian fishing trip and fishing action on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com)
Wednesday - September 21, 2016
Show: 1139: Cabela's and the Ruffed Grouse Society team up for conservation and hunter recruitment. Enjoy a delicious Fisherman's Pie in the Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner. Expert tips for avoiding tick-borne diseases. Dan reports on the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Conference at Peek 'N Peak Resort. Jeff is the father of a beautiful baby girl: Josephine Renda Kelm.
Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society president and CEO John Eichinger announces a $46,000 grant from the Cabela's Outdoor Fund for habitat work and hunter recruitment projects. (ruffedgrousesociety.com, cabelas.com/outdoorfund). In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Dan Wolfe, founder of Tickease and inventor of the Tickease Tick Remover, offers advice on preventing tick bites and removing ticks once they have become embedded in people or dogs. (tickease.com, hupy.com) Charter captain Dan Welsch reports on great rainbow trout fishing in deep water and salmon action close to shore in Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, anglersavenue.net) In the Cooking Corner, sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork breakfast sausage since 1889, chef Big Al of The Exclusive Hunting Club, shares a delicious recipe for Fisherman's Pie with Bacon Saffron Sauce. (exclusivehuntingclub.net, jonesdairyfarm.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, archery expert JC Chamberlin reports on bowhunting opening weekend results. (pappastradingpost.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: Win a $50 gift pack of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway.
Friday - September 16, 2016
Show 1138: Scholastic shooting sports are growing in popularity. Fall is bird migration time. TreadWright Tires use green technology to conserve resources. Jeff prepares to hunt the Wisconsin deer archery opener. Dan reports on the Gordon MacQuarrie pilgrimage and tour and heads to Chautauqua County, NY for the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Conference at Peek 'N Peak Resort.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Wayne Dehn, coach of the Kettle Moraine High School Shooting Team, talks about the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation and his team's two state sporting clays championships. (sssfonline.com, kmlasers.com, hupy.com) Migratory bird biologist Diane Packett, Great Wisconsin Birdathon coordinator for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, talks about the annual fall bird migration and how listeners can help migrating birds. (wisconservation.org, cherishwisconsin.org) Anthony Showen, CEO of TreadWright Tires, announces TreadWright's new Claw IIMT series of mud terrain tires and explains the company's green manufacturing process that uses 70% recycled content. (treadwright.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports this weekend's Professional Musky Tournament Trail event and the Capital City Muskies Inc. PIT Tag Challenge, Sept. 24. (pappastradingpost.com, promusky.com, capitalcitymuskiesinc.org)
Wednesday - September 7, 2016
Show 1137: Enjoy your early-season Canada goose harvest in goose & sausage tacos made with Jones all-natural pork sausage. New group lobbies on behalf of Wisconsin sportsmen. Lake Michigan fall fishing action heats up with a strong offshore bite for steelhead. One week to go before the 2016 archery deer season. Dan heads to Bayfield County for the Gordon MacQuarrie pilgrimage and tour.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jeff Guerard, chairman of the newly formed Wisconsin Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, talks about the organization's goals and some threats to public access for hunting and fishing. (backcountryhunters.org, hupy.com) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and other fine breakfast meats, chef Shaun Edwards offers an easy and delicious recipe for pork sausage and goose tacos. (jonesdairyfarm.com) Charter Capt. "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports good action for rainbows and lake trout in deep water off Sheboygan and invites listeners to enjoy a post-fishing-trip meal or beverage at Pier 17 on Sheboygan's waterfront. (dumperdan.com, pier17sheboygan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers last-minute advice for bowhunters who have put off their pre-season hunting preparation. (pappastradingpost.com)
Thursday - September 1, 2016
Show 1136: Meet Dan and Jeff this weekend at the Can-Yak fishing tournament and festival in Mercer. Know how big that bear is before you pull the trigger. Don't fall from your tree stand - here are some safety tips. Grandparents Day, Date Night and more fall fun at The Range of Richfield.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, outdoor writer and big-game expert Richard P. Smith shares advice on how to judge the size and sex of bears in the field. (richardpsmith.com, hupy.com) DNR law enforcement program specialist Brenda Von Rueden offers tips for the safe use of tree stands. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorSkills/safetyEducation.html) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces September events and activities at the range. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, Pure Fishing pro staffer Duffy Kopf reports good action for bass, panfish and walleyes on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com)
Wednesday - August 24, 2016
Show 1135: Ruffed grouse and deer archery seasons open Sept. 17. Try this delicious salmon recipe with sweet corn. Lake Michigan kings have moved into the harbors. New finesse lure takes bass tournaments by Storm. Join Dan and Jeff at Can-Yak on Labor Day weekend.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, bass pro Brandon Palaniuk tells us how to use the new Storm Arashi Spinbait and looks forward to the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on the Mississippi River at La Crosse, Sept. 9-11. (bmpfishing.com, hupy.com) Ruffed Grouse Society regional biologist Scott Walter reports on the Driftless Young Forest Symposium held recently in La Crosse and provides a forecast for this year's grouse and woodcock seasons. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and other fine breakfast meats, chef Big Al, proprietor of The Exclusive Hunting Club, offers a delicious recipe for Grilled Wild Salmon with Bacon and Bleu Cheese Wedge Salad. (jonesdairyfarm.com, theexclusivehuntingclub.net) Charter Capt. "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports big king salmon are moving into the harbors on Lake Michigan. Sheboygan County Fair is Labor Day weekend in Plymouth. Sample food from Sheboygan's great restaurants at Taste Sheboygan, Sept. 8 in Fountain Park. (dumperdan.com, visitsheboygan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice to help hunters get ready for archery season. (pappastradingpost.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: Win a $50 gift pack of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway.
Wednesday - August 17, 2016
Show 1134: Get your guns sighted in now at shooting ranges throughout Wisconsin. Join Dan and Jeff at the second annual Can-Yak fishing tournament and fair Labor Day weekend. Join Dan a week later for the Gordon MacQuarrie pilgrimage tour in northwest Wisconsin.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Dave Thorson, owner of Down to Earth Tours, invites listeners to join him for a special Gordon MacQuarrie pilgrimage in northwest Wisconsin Sept. 9-11. (downtoearthtours.com, hupy.com) Keith Warnke, hunting and shooting sports coordinator for Wisconsin DNR, announces DNR's partnership with private shooting ranges in southern Wisconsin to provide public access for the shooting sports. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorSkills/shootingRanges/) Tina Brunell, executive director of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, invites listeners to the second annual Can-Yak canoe/kayak fishing contest on Labor Day weekend and announces the winner of the summer Mercer vacation giveaway. (mercercc.com, can-yak.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on his recent salmon trip in Alaska and says fishing action is good on the Wisconsin River and Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com)
Thursday - August 4, 2016
Show 1133: Meet Dan, Travis T-Bone Turner, Jeff Engel and other celebs this weekend at the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor Festival in Oshkosh. Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin celebrates 30-year anniversary. Lake Michigan salmon action continues strong. Try this tasty recipe for dove breasts. Archery deer season preparation tips.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Ruth Oppedahl, executive director of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, announces plans to celebrate the foundation's 30th anniversary. (wisconservation.org, cherishwisconsin.org, hupy.com) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and other fine breakfast meats, Chef Shaun Edwards offers a delicious recipe for dove breasts, enhanced by Jones bacon. (jonesdairyfarm.com) Charter Capt. "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports good Lake Michigan salmon action continues off Sheboygan, with plenty of big kings in the bag, plus daily specials and America's Pub Quiz Wednesday nights at Ranieri's Four of a Kind. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/RanierisFourOfAKind/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunters as they count down to archery deer season Sept. 17. (pappastradingpost.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: Win a $50 gift pack of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. Two weeks left to enter the drawing for the Mercer vacation getaway, which includes two nights at the Great Northern Hotel, dinner for two at Heart of the North, a half-day guided fishing trip with Dale Anderson of Mercer Muskies and More, a St. Croix rod and reel, registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing tournament, and a Mercer sweatshirt and other swag. Visit mercercc.com, and click on "Dan Small Contest" to enter your contact info.
Thursday - August 4, 2016
Show 1132: Meet Dan this weekend at Deer Fest, Aug. 5-7 at Washington County Fair Park. Learn turkey-hunting tips from Jeff Engel at the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor and Sportsman Festival, Aug. 12-14 in Oshkosh. Sign up now for the Treeland Premier Musky Fly Fishing Championships Oct. 6-8 in Hayward. Two weeks left to enter the Mercer vacation giveaway. Jeff explores new bike trails in Mercer and fishes for bass in Minocqua.
Turkey-hunting expert and wildlife photographer Jeff Engel shares some hunting and photo tips and previews his appearance at the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor & Sportsman Festival, coming to Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh, August 12-14. (wioutdoorfest.com, jeffengeloutdoors.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Tatum Treland reports good muskie and panfish action on the Chippewa Flowage and announces the 1st Annual Treeland Premier Musky Fly Fishing Championships, Oct. 6-8 in Hayward. (treelandresorts.com, hupy.com) Dale Anderson, of Triple M Guide Service, reports great crappie action now on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage and invites listeners to register for the 2nd Annual Can-Yak canoe/kayak fishing tournament, Labor Day Weekend in Mercer. (mercercc.com, can-yak.com, mercermuskiesandmore.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good bass action on the Madison Chain, but pike and muskies have slowed due to hot weather. (pappastradingpost.com) To enter the drawing for the Mercer vacation getaway, which includes two nights at the Great Northern Hotel, dinner for two at Heart of the North, a half-day guided fishing trip with Dale Anderson of Mercer Muskies and More, a St. Croix rod and reel, registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing tournament, and a Mercer sweatshirt and other swag, visit mercercc.com, and click on "Dan Small Contest" to enter your contact info.
Friday - July 29, 2016
Show 1131: Meet Travis T-Bone Turner at the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor and Sportsman Festival, Aug. 12-14 at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh. Get a $10 savings coupon for The Range of Richfield at Deer Fest, Aug. 5-7 at Washington County Fair Park in West Bend. Try a new breakfast recipe for steak, eggs and sausage in the Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner. Big kings are hitting close to shore on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. Get ready now for archery season at Pappas Trading Post. Dan plays archery golf in Mt. Morris, tours the Wisconsin Bowhunting Heritage Foundation Museum in Clintonville and meets country music singer Rachael Turner.
TV celebrity and archery expert Travis "T-Bone" Turner tells how he got his nickname and talks about his appearance at the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor & Sportsman Festival, coming to Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh, August 12-14. (wioutdoorfest.com, tboneoutdoors.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz previews new classes, shooting leagues and other events at the range, including Date Night and Concealed Carry classes. (therangewi.com, hupy.com) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and other fine breakfast meats, chef Big Al, owner of The Exclusive Hunting Club, offers a delicious breakfast recipe for Steak & Eggs with Sausage and Hollandaise, featuring Jones Golden Brown Mild Links. (jonesdairyfarm.com, exclusivehuntingclub.net) Charter captain Dan Welsch reports great fishing action for big Chinooks off Sheboygan in Lake Michigan and invites listeners to fish on one of his six charter boats. (dumperdan.com, pier17sheboygan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, archery expert JC Chamberlin says archers are scouting and seeing some nice bucks now that summer is winding down. (pappastradingpost.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: Win a $50 gift pack of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. To enter the drawing for the Mercer vacation getaway, which includes two nights' stay at the Great Northern Hotel, dinner for two at Heart of the North, a half-day guided fishing trip with Dale Anderson of Mercer Muskies and More, a St. Croix rod & reel, registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing tournament, and a Mercer sweatshirt and other swag, visit mercercc.com, and click on "Dan Small Contest" to enter your contact info.
Thursday - July 21, 2016
Show 1130: Browning celebs to appear at Deer Fest, Aug. 5-7 in West Bend. Will Pokemon Go help get kids into meaningful outdoor activities. Enjoy Miesfeld Lakeshore Festival July 29-31 in Sheboygan. Mercer tourist attractions are open despite recent flood damage. Madison summer fishing action still going strong. Jeff reports the Suicide Duck muskie lure named Best New Hard Bait at ICAST. Dan heads to Eagle River to fish for muskies.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Deer Fest promoter Hugh McAloon reports Browning TV celebrities will appear at Deer Fest 2016, Aug. 5-7 in West Bend. (deerfestwi.com, hupy.com) Eric Behnke, manager of the Great Northern Hotel in Mercer, Wisconsin, reports most Iron County tourist attractions are open for business despite recent storm and flood damage in the area and invites listeners to attend Loon Day, Aug. 3, and the Can-Yak fishing tournament, Labor Day Weekend. (mercercc.com, can-yak.com) Chuck Miesfeld, president of Miesfeld's Meats, the Great Taste of Sheboygan, shares details of Miesfeld's Lakeshore Festival in Sheboygan, July 29-31. (www.miesfelds.com, lakeshoreweekendsheboygan.com) Michelle Milford, Outreach Coordinator for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, talks about a fourth-grade class that uses the NRF Birdathon to introduce kids to the outdoors. (wisconservation.com, cherishwisconsin.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, pro-angler Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com) To enter the drawing for the Mercer vacation getaway, which includes two nights' stay at the Great Northern Hotel, dinner for two at Heart of the North, a half-day guided fishing trip with Dale Anderson of Mercer Muskies and More, a St. Croix rod & reel, registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing contest, and a Mercer sweatshirt and other swag, visit mercercc.com, and click on "Dan Small Contest" to enter your contact info.
Monday - July 11, 2016
Show 1129: Deer Fest comes to West Bend August 5-7. Help send US veterans on a snow goose hunt. Try a new recipe for salmon and sausage. Lake Michigan salmon action is going strong this month. Prepare now for archery deer season.
Deer Fest promoter Hugh McAloon previews highlights of Deer Fest 2016, Aug. 5-7 in West Bend. (www.deerfestwi.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, taxidermist Randy Mayes announces SCI Badgerland's fundraiser to send six veterans on an Arkansas snow goose hunt. (www.scibadgerland.com, www.hupy.com) In the Cooking Corner, sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage since 1889, chef Shaun Edwards offers a recipe for Salmon and Sausage One-Pot. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) Charter captain Dan Welsch reports great action for Chinook salmon off Sheboygan on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, JC Chamberlin offers advice for pre-season tune-ups and the countdown to bow season. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. Second prize is a copy of the book this week's recipe came from, Hunting for Food, by Rick Wheatley and Jen Nguyen. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. To enter the drawing for the Mercer vacation getaway, which includes two nights' stay at the Great Northern Hotel, dinner for two at Heart of the North, a half-day guided fishing trip with Dale Anderson of Mercer Muskies and More, a St. Croix rod & reel, registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing contest, and a Mercer sweatshirt and other swag, visit www.mercercc.com, and click on "Dan Small Contest" to enter your contact info.
Thursday - July 7, 2016
Show 1128: Countdown to Training Camp July 20-24 in Green Bay with Chester Marcol and John Mitchell, producer of Cheeseheads, the Documentary. Pine Forest Resort in Mercer offers handicapped-accessible cabins, trails and kayaks. Win a Cooler Web this week only. Madison area summer fishing is hot.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Capt. Mike Ortego introduces Tackle Webs and Cooler Webs, new products for organizing and storing gear in boats. (tacklewebs.com/, hupy.com) John and Cheri Stratte, owners of Pine Forest Lodge in Mercer, Wisconsin, talk about summer fun in Mercer, including the second annual Can-Yak, canoe/kayak fishing tournament on Labor Day weekend. (pineforestlodge.com/, mercercc.com, can-yak.com) John Mitchell, producer of "Cheeseheads, the Documentary," talks about his summer tour of Wisconsin and invites listeners to Countdown to Training Camp Tailgate Party, with Packers greats Chester Marcol and Dave Robinson, July 20-24 in Green Bay. (iamacheesehead.com/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports good fishing on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com, dsbait.com) To enter the drawing for the fantastic Mercer vacation getaway, which includes two nights' stay at the Great Northern Hotel, dinner for two at Heart of the North, a half-day guided fishing trip with Dale Anderson of Mercer Muskies and More, a St. Croix rod & reel, registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing contest, and a Mercer sweatshirt and other swag, visit mercercc.com, and click on "Dan Small Contest" to enter your contact info. This week's giveaway: a Cooler Web and a Tackle Web cupholder from tacklewebs.com. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com and mention the Tackle Webs giveaway.
Wednesday - June 29, 2016
Show 1127: New self-defense classes offered at The Range of Richfield. Enjoy a parade, fireworks, carnival and more in Sheboygan this weekend. Grill up some venison bacon burgers for your July 4th cookout. Big kings are now hitting on Lake Michigan. Jeff reports on his fishing/vacation trip to Mercer.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces new self-defense classes taught by Massad Ayoob Group senior staff instructor David Maglio. (therangewi.com, hupy.com) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage since 1889, chef Big Al of The Exclusive Hunting Club offers a great grilling recipe for Venison Bacon Burgers. (jonesdairyfarm.com, exclusivehuntingclub.net/) Capt. Dan Welsch, owner of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports king salmon are now hitting on Lake Michigan, with fish running up to 30 pounds, and invites listeners to celebrate the entire weekend with a parade, carnival, cardboard boat race, hot-air balloon rides, live music, volleyball tournament, Venetian Night lighted boat parade and fireworks on July 4th. (dumperdan.com, visitsheboygan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for pre-season practice. (pappastradingpost.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. Second prize is a copy of the book this week's recipe came from, Hunting for Food, by Rick Wheatley and Jen Nguyen. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. To enter the drawing for the fantastic Mercer vacation getaway, which includes two nights' stay at the Great Northern Hotel, dinner for two at Heart of the North, a half-day guided fishing trip with Dale Anderson of Mercer Muskies and More, a St. Croix rod & reel, registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing contest, and a Mercer sweatshirt and other swag, visit mercercc.com, and click on "Dan Small Contest" to enter your contact info.
Thursday - June 16, 2016
Show 1126: Act now to protect the Boundary Waters forever. Run for a Vet, July 4 in Mercer. Compete in the Dragon Boat Races at Lakeshore Weekend, July 29-31 in Sheboygan. Madison fishing action is hot for bass, muskies and panfish. Dan reports on the SCI Badgerland Sporting Clays Shoot. Jeff reports on Fathers Day activities.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Scott Hed, outreach director for Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters, urges listeners to ask the USDA Forest Service not to renew two mineral leases for copper mining in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. (sportsmenfortheboundarywaters.org, hupy.com) Chuck Miesfeld, president of Miesfeld's Meats invites listeners to Lakeshore Weekend and Dragon Boat Races in Sheboygan, July 29-31 benefitting Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. (lakeshoreweekendsheboygan.com, miesfelds.com) Sarah Palermo, owner of The Wampum Shop in Mercer, invites listeners to come to Mercer for the Run for a Vet Race July 4, Loon Day Aug. 3, and Can-Yak Labor Day Weekend. (mercercc.com, can-yak.com, facebook.com/WampumShop) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mathews and Mission archery retailer, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on fishing action on the Madison chain, and previews his upcoming Alaska fly-fishing adventure. (pappastradingpost.com) To enter the drawing for the fantastic Mercer vacation getaway, which includes two nights' stay at the Great Northern Hotel, dinner for two at Heart of the North, a half-day guided fishing trip with Dale Anderson of Mercer Muskies and More, a St. Croix rod & reel, registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing contest, and a Mercer sweatshirt and other swag, visit mercercc.com, and click on "Dan Small Contest" to enter your contact info.
Wednesday - June 15, 2016
Show 1125: Take Dad fishing on Fathers Day. Help veterans and their families at the Stars & Stripes Shoot July 9 in Valders. Jones Diary Farm recipe: Fish & Bacon Skewers with Bacon Braised Kale. Lake Michigan coho bite is on fire this week. Dan test drives a 2016 Nissan Murano. Enter two great summer giveaways - tune in to find out how.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, David Potter invites listeners to the second annual Stars & Stripes Shoot at Viking Bow & Gun Club in Valders, July 9. The shoot benefits two charities that assist veterans and their families: Camp American Legion and Camp Hometown Heroes. (wilegion.org, facebook.com/Stars-Stripes-Shoot-483831081771067/, hometownheroes.org, hupy.com) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage since 1889, chef Shaun Edwards offers an easy recipe for Fish & Bacon Skewers with Bacon-Braised Kale. (jonesdairyfarm.com) Capt. Dan Welsch reports fantastic action for Lake Michigan cohos off Sheboygan, plus daily specials and a free car show Wednesday nights at Ranieri's Four of a Kind. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/RanierisFourOfAKind/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Mercer, Wisconsin's Favorite Outdoor Playground, archery expert JC Chamberlin says now's the time to tune up your hunting bow and start practicing for fall hunting. (pappastradingpost.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. To enter the drawing for the fantastic Mercer vacation getaway, which includes two nights' stay at the Great Northern Hotel, dinner for two at Heart of the North, a half-day guided fishing trip with Dale Anderson of Mercer Muskies and More, a St. Croix rod & reel, registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing contest, and a Mercer sweatshirt and other swag, visit mercercc.com, and click on "Dan Small Contest" to enter your contact info.
Thursday - June 9, 2016
Show 1124: Lupine Junefest is this weekend in Mercer. Take a kid squirrel hunting this fall and sign up now for the World Championship Squirrel Cookoff, Sept. 10 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Good fishing now on Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. Madison pike bite is heating up. Dan scores a New York gobbler and some Lake Ontario salmon. Jeff upgrades his fishing boat.
Special guests: Vic Ouimette, president of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, invites listeners to this weekend's Lupine Junefest and other summer events in Mercer, including the second annual Can-Yak canoe/kayak fishing tournament, Labor Day weekend. (mercercc.com, lupinejunefest.org, can-yak.com) In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Joe Wilson, president of Squirrels Unlimited talks about the World Championship Squirrel Cookoff, Sept. 10th in Bentonville, Arkansas. (squirrelsunlimited.com, squirrelcookoff.com, hupy.com) Capt. Jake Joseph, of Jiggin' Jake's Charters, reports good mixed-bag fishing on Lake Ontario and the Lower Niagara River. (niagara-usa.com, facebook.com/jigginjakescharters/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Mercer, Wisconsin's Favorite Outdoor Playground, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good pike and panfish action on the Madison chain. (mercercc.com, can-yak.com) To enter the drawing for the fantastic Mercer vacation getaway, which includes two nights' stay at the Great Northern Hotel, dinner for two at Heart of the North, a half-day guided fishing trip with Dale Anderson of Mercer Muskies and More, a St. Croix rod & reel, registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing contest, and a Mercer sweatshirt and other swag, visit mercercc.com, and click on "Dan Small Contest" to enter your contact info.
Wednesday - June 1, 2016
Show 1123: Learn how the Best Rods on Earth are made on a St. Croix factory tour. Spring cohos are biting off Sheboygan. Try a delicious recipe for Baked Rigatoni with Wild Turkey & Bacon. Grouse and woodcock are nesting now. Madison fishing action is heating up. Free fishing weekend is June 3-5 in Wisconsin.
In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural breakfast meats since 1889, chef Big Al, owner of The Exclusive Hunting Club near Fort Atkinson, WI, offers a delicious recipe for Baked Rigatoni with Wild Turkey & Bacon. (jonesdairyfarm.com, exclusivehuntingclub.net) Rich Belanger, promotions manager for St. Croix Rods in Park Falls, WI, invites listeners to make reservations to tour the St. Croix Rods factory any weekday or enjoy the festivities at St. Croix Customer Appreciation Day, June 18. (stcroixrods.com) In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Ruffed Grouse Society regional biologist Scott Walter reports spring nesting and brood-rearing conditions for grouse and woodcock have been very good so far. (ruffedgrousesociety.org, hupy.com) Capt. Dan Welsch reports Lake Michigan trout and salmon action off Sheboygan is off to a great start this year, with cohos arriving earlier than usual. (dumperdan.com, pier17sheboygan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Wisconsin's largest personal injury law firm, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good walleye action on the Wisconsin River and decent spring bass and panfish action on the Madison Chain. (hupy.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. To enter the drawing for the Mercer Labor Day Weekend getaway, which includes two nights' lodging, meals and registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing contest, visit mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win," and select "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" to enter your contact info.
Wednesday - May 25, 2016
Show 1122: Try out the new handguns from Sig Sauer at The Range of Richfield Sig Sauer Demo Day June 4. Register early for Can-Yak 2016, Labor Day Weekend in Mercer. Fun for the entire family at Burlington Chocolate Fest, Memorial Day Weekend Friday-Monday. Dan tours the St. Croix Rods factory in Park Falls at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers annual Cast N Blast and test-drives a loaded 2016 Chevy Suburban.
Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces Sig Sauer Demo Day at The Range, June 4, and invites listeners to The Range's first anniversary party, June 11. (therangewi.com) Tina Brunell, executive director of the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce, invites listeners to fish, camp and enjoy the north woods in Mercer, Wisconsin's favorite outdoor playground, and announces plans for the second annual Can-Yak canoe/kayak fishing tournament on Labor Day Weekend. (mercercc.com, can-yak.com/) In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Linda Fellenz invites listeners to the 30th Annual Burlington Chocolate Fest, going on this weekend. (chocolatefest.com, hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Wisconsin's largest personal injury law firm, pro angler Duffy Kopf tells how he won the Madison Muskies, Inc. tournament and offers tips for early-season bass, panfish, pike and muskies. (hupy.com) To enter the drawing for the Mercer Labor Day Weekend giveaway, which includes two nights' lodging, meals and registration for the Second Annual Can-Yak fishing contest, visitmercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win," and select "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" to enter your contact info.
Friday - May 20, 2016
Show 1121: Pan fry trout, morels, sausage and asparagus for a delicious meal. Cold weather hampers fishing on the Madison Chain, but trout and salmon action is good on Lake Michigan. Can you train a deaf dog to hunt? Dan reports on the Indiana Muskie Classic and test drives a 2016 Chevy Suburban.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Michelle Milford, outreach coordinator for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, tells how she and her husband, Jackson, trained their deaf English setter Clyde to hunt upland birds. (cherishwisconsin.org, wisconservation.org, hupy.com) Capt. Dan Welsch reports good trout and salmon action on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage since 1889, chef Shaun Edwards offers a delicious recipe for Pan-Fried Trout with Sausage & Morel Cream Sauce and Asparagus. (jonesdairyfarm.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Wisconsin's largest personal injury law firm, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports temperature fluctuations are making fishing difficult on the Madison Chain, but walleye action is good on Lake Wisconsin. (hupy.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway.
Wednesday - May 11, 2016
Show 1120: Opening weekend fishing action is slow, but should pick up in the weeks ahead. Come to Sheboygan for Miesfelds Lakeshore Weekend, July 29-31. Will double fencing of deer farms help stop the spread of CWD? Niagara USA spring giveaway winner announced. Jeff skips opening day to work on the family farm. Dan breaks in the new Outdoor Wisconsin camera boat from Crestliner and Cedar Lake Sales and heads to the Indiana Muskie Classic in a 2016 Suburban on loan from Chevrolet.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Charly Seale, chairman of the Media Review Committee for the American Cervid Alliance, argues that double fencing of deer farms proposed by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and 14 Wisconsin Conservation Congress delegations is not an effective way to control chronic wasting disease. (americancervidallience.com, hupy.com) Bill Hilts, Jr., outdoor promotions director for the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation reports good mixed-bag fishing action in Lake Ontario and the Lower Niagara River and announces the winner in the spring Niagara USA vacation giveaway. (niagara-usa.com) Chuck Miesfeld, proprietor of Miesfeld's Meats in Sheboygan, invites listeners to Miesfeld's 75th anniversary celebration June 10-11 and Miesfeld's Lakeshore Weekend, July 29-31. (miesfelds.com, lakeshoreweekendsheboygan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Wisconsin's largest personal injury law firm, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports bass are starting to hit on the Madison Chain and urges boaters to be courteous at boat landings. (hupy.com)
Thursday - May 5, 2016
Show 1119: Lake Michigan trout are hitting well off Sheboygan. Walleyes are biting on Lake Wisconsin. Take Mom to The Range of Richfield on Mothers Day. Serve your guests a delicious appetizer of smoked trout and Jones bacon spread. Jeff reports on his business trip to St. Petersburg, Russia.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces May classes and events, including a Mother's Day special where moms shoot for free and Glock Demo Day open house on May 14. (therange.wi.com, hupy.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters, reports good action for Lake Michigan browns and lakers off Sheboygan and great meal specials at Pier 17 on the Sheboygan Riverfront. (dumperdan.com, pier17restaurant.com) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural breakfast sausage and bacon since 1889, chef Big Al, owner of The Exclusive Hunting Club, offers a recipe for Smoked Trout and Bacon Spread, featuring Jones Hickory-Smoked Dry-Aged Bacon. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com, exclusivehuntingclub.net) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Wisconsin's largest personal injury law firm, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good panfish and walleye action on Lake Wisconsin. (hupy.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. Spring Niagara USA Getaway Giveaway: Fishing/lodging package in Niagara Falls, New York, plus a Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit www.niagara-usa.com and order a free Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map. You will automatically be entered in the drawing.
Tuesday - April 26, 2016
Show 1118: Adventure travel show: mountain bike in Patagonia, Namibia or New Zealand; Coulee Region adventures for autistic kids. Prairie chickens come to the rescue of Wisconsin birds. Madison area fishing is picking up. Dan anchors the show alone. Jeff travels to Russia for business meetings with Akara Tackle.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, mountain bike adventure guide Euan Wilson invites listeners to enjoy a guided mountain bike trip to one of a dozen exciting worldwide venues. (mountainbikeworldwide.com/, hupy.com) Outfitter Anthony Larson, of Coulee Region Adventures, offers advice for introducing autistic kids to outdoor activities. (couleeregionadventures.net/) Peter Ziegler, former president of the Society Typanuchus Cupido Pinnatus, talks about the Society's $170,000 donation to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin to establish the Wisconsin Bird Fund. (wisconservation.org, cherishwisconsin.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Wisconsin's largest personal injury law firm, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good panfish and catfish action on the Madison Chain. (hupy.com) Spring Niagara USA Getaway Giveaway: Fishing/lodging package in Niagara Falls, New York, plus a Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit niagara-usa.com and order a free Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map. You will automatically be entered in the drawing.
Wednesday - April 20, 2016
Show 1117: Wrap your wild turkey breast with Jones Dairy Farm cherrywood-smoked bacon for a delicious roast. Lake Michigan action off Sheboygan is starting strong. Help save habitat for ruffed grouse and woodcock. Walleyes are biting on Lake Wisconsin. Jeff bags a turkey, but Dan strikes out.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Ruffed Grouse Society regional biologist Scott Walter encourages listeners to support young forest management initiatives at the federal, state and local levels. (ruffedgrousesociety.org, hupy.com) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork breakfast sausage and cherrywood-smoked bacon since 1889, chef Shaun Edwards shares a recipe for Bacon-Wrapped Roast Wild Turkey Breast. (jonesdairyfarm.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, owner of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports good early-season action for browns and rainbows on Lake Michigan and its tributaries. (dumperdan.com, anglersavenue.net) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Wisconsins's largest personal injury law firm, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good walleye and sauger action on Lake Wisconsin and decent panfish action on Lakes Mendota and Monona. (hupy.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of delicious Jones breakfast meats, delivered to your home. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. Spring Niagara USA Getaway Giveaway: Fishing/lodging package in Niagara Falls, New York, plus a Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit niagara-usa.com and order a free Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map. You will automatically be entered in the drawing.
Saturday - April 16, 2016
Show 1116: Great Wisconsin Birdathon runs April 15-June 15. Mixed-bag action is picking up on the Lower Niagara River in New York. Walleyes and saugers are hitting on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River, and panfish and catfish are biting on the Madison Chain. Thirty-second annual Treeland Challenge fishing contest set for May 12-15.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Tatum and Cheryl Treland report panfish activity is slow now on the Chippewa Flowage and announce the 32nd Annual Treeland Challenge Fishing Contest, May 12-15. (treelandresorts.com, hupy.com) Dianne Packett, coordinator of the Great Wisconsin Birdathon, invites listeners to take a birding walk and help raise funds to support bird conservation. (wibirdathon.org) Bill Hilts, Jr., director of outdoor promotions for the Niagara Falls Convention & Visitor Bureau, reports on fishing action on the Lower Niagara River and lakes Erie and Ontario and invites listeners to enter the spring giveaway - details below. (niagara-usa.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Wisconsins's largest personal injury law firm, Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports panfish and catfish action is starting to pick up on the Madison chain, and anglers are taking walleyes and saugers on the rivers. (hupy.com) Spring Niagara USA Getaway Giveaway: Fishing/lodging package in Niagara Falls, New York, plus a Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit niagara-usa.com and order a free Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map. You will automatically be entered in the drawing.
Thursday - April 7, 2016
Show 1115: Walleye action is picking up on the Wisconsin River. Expert tips for early spring turkey hunting from a Wisconsin calling champion. Enjoy a delicious recipe for Wild Turkey and Sausage Meatballs. Jeff completes his chicken coop preparations. Dan reports on the Wisconsin Deer and Turkey Expo.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, 12-time Wisconsin state turkey-calling champion Jeff Fredrick, of Mindoro, shares advice for early-season turkey hunting. (fredrickschampionschoice.com, hupy.com) Botch Leonhardt, of River's Edge Resort in Wisconsin Dells, reports anglers are catching some walleyes on the Wisconsin River and announces the River's Edge tournament April 22-24. (riversedgeresort.com) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork breakfast sausage and cherrywood-smoked bacon since 1889, chef Shaun Edwards shares a recipe for Wild Turkey and Sausage Meatballs and Pasta. (jonesdairyfarm.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Wisconsins's largest personal injury law firm, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports cold water is hampering fishing action on the Madison chain, but anglers are taking a few walleyes on the rivers. (hupy.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of Jones products, delivered to you in a reusable cooler. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email. Spring Niagara USA Getaway Giveaway: Fishing/lodging package in Niagara Falls, New York, plus a Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit niagara-usa.com and order a free Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map. You will automatically be entered in the drawing.
Wednesday - March 30, 2016
Show 1114: April shooting events at The Range of Richfield. Hunting tips from Pat Reeve, of Driven TV. Why you should attend the Spring Conservation Meeting in your county April 11. Fishing action slowly improving on the Madison chain. Jeff counts his chickens. Meet Dan this weekend at the Deer & Turkey Expo in Madison.
Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces April events and classes at the range, including the Casino Night Shoot-Off for couples on Date Night, April 22. (therangewi.com) Pat Reeve, of Driven TV, encourages listeners to introduce their kids to hunting and fishing and shares some tips for attracting and holding big bucks on your hunting land, the topic of his seminars at the Field & Stream Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 1-3 in Madison. (deerinfo.com, drivenhunter.com/) In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, Larry Bonde, vice chairman of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, encourages listeners to attend to annual Spring Conservation Congress Meetings and Wildlife and Fisheries Proposed Rules Hearings, held in every Wisconsin county, Monday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. (dnr.wi.gov, hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Wisconsins's largest personalinjury law firm, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery on Northport Drive in Madison, reports panfish action is picking up on the Madison lakes , and some walleyes are biting on the Wisconsin River. (dsbait.com, hupy.com) Spring Niagara USA Getaway Giveaway: Fishing/lodging package in Niagara Falls, New York, plus a Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit niagara-usa.com and order a free Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map. You will automatically be entered in the drawing.
Thursday - March 24, 2016
Show 1113: Serve your guests Pheasant Fried Rice and they will beg for more. Change your tactics to hunt turkeys throughout the season. Guided fishing outings to highlight Natural Resources Foundation spring/summer field trips. Learn to navigate the DNR Go Wild system to purchase leftover turkey tags. Jeff becomes a chicken farmer. Meet Dan next weekend at the Deer & Turkey Expo.
In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and other fine breakfast meats since 1889, chef Shaun Edwards shares a delicious recipe for Pheasant Fried Rice. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) Habitat consultant and hunting expert Art Helin offers hunting tactics for different times of the spring turkey season, the topic of his seminar at the Field & Stream Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 1-3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (www.deerinfo.com, www.arthelinoutdoors.com) In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, Ruth Oppedahl, executive director of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, announces the NRF's 188 spring and summer field trips to wild places in Wisconsin and encourages listeners to donate to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund when they renew their hunting and fishing licenses or other recreation permissions. (www.wisconservation.org, www.cherishwisconsin.org, www.hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Wisconsins's largest personalinjury law firm, pro-angler Duffy Kopf reports high water on area rivers hampers fishing, but panfish are starting to bite on the Madison Chain. (www.hupy.com) Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of Jones products, delivered to you in a reusable cooler. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email. Spring Niagara USA Getaway Giveaway: Fishing/lodging package in Niagara Falls, New York, plus a Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit www.niagara-usa.com and order a free Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map. You will automatically be entered in the drawing.
Saturday - March 19, 2016
Show 1112: Walleye run is under way on the Wisconsin River. Solar-powered radio backpack transmitters shed light on woodcock migration patterns. Primitive weapons a big hit at the Field & Stream Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 1-3 in Madison. Dan is a Stormy Kromer brand ambassador for 2016. Jeff hunts shed antlers and announces a new baby is on the way!
Andy Welk, regional biologist with the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society, talks about the woodcock spring migration and mating behavior and research involving woodcock wearing solar-powered radios. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.com) Flint knapper Art Boehm displays primitive weapons and presents arrowhead-making demos at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 1-3, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (www.deerinfo.com) In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, Botch Leonhardt, of River's Edge Resort in Wisconsin Dells, says the spring walleye run has begun on the Wisconsin River and River's Edge offers anglers a special weekday lodging & meals package through April: two night's lodging, plus two 16-oz. ribeye dinners each night for two guests for $80. (www.riversedgeresort.com, www.hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and bacon since 1889, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports some catfish and crappie action off the Causeway on the Madison Chain, and trout are biting in the Driftless Area streams. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) Spring Niagara USA Getaway Giveaway: Fishing/lodging package in Niagara Falls, New York, plus a Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit www.niagara-usa.com and order a free Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map. You will automatically be entered in the drawing.
Thursday - March 10, 2016
Show 1111: Join Dan at the Capital City Muskies, Inc. Muskie School, March 12 at Waunakee High School. March shooting fun at The Range of Richfield. New recipe from Big Al and Jones Dairy Farm breakfast meats. Spring fishing is under way on the Wisconsin and Niagara rivers. Jeff talks about everyday life in Ukraine.
Bill Hilts, Jr., outdoor promotions director for Niagara-USA, says mixed-bag fishing action is going strong on the Lower Niagara River and announces the spring Niagara-USA getaway package. (niagara-usa.com) In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and other fine breakfast meats since 1889, chef Big Al, owner of The Exclusive Hunting Club, offers a delicious recipe for Pheasant & Sausage Quiche. (jonesdairyfarm.com, exclusivehuntingclub.net) In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, details March activities and classes and invites listeners to enjoy the ultimate shooting experience. (therangewi.com, hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and bacon since 1889, pro angler Duffy Kopf says river walleye action is starting to pick up and invites listeners to attend the Capital City Chapter of Muskies, Inc. annual Muskie School at Waunakee High School, March 12. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org/calendar/, jonesdairyfarm.com) Spring Niagara USA Getaway Giveaway: Fishing/lodging package in Niagara Falls, New York, plus a Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit www.niagara-usa.com and order a free Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map. You will automatically be entered in the drawing.
Thursday - March 3, 2016
Show 1110: Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show through March 6th at State Fair Park. Jeff reports on the World Ice Fishing Championship in Ukraine. Insiders preview the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo in Madison and SCI Badgerland Hunters Expo in the Dells.
Flintknapper Art Boehm talks about his live primitive-weapon demos at the Field & Stream Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 1st-3rd at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (www.deerinfo.com)Doug Nelson, proprietor of Wolf River Resorts in Winneconne, previews highlights of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show this week at State Fair Park. (www.jssportsshow.com, www.wolfriverresorts.com)Dennis Smithback, board member of SCI Badgerland Chapter, invites listeners to attend the chapter's Hunters Expo, March 25-26 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (www.scibadgerland.com)Tom Dott, board member of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, offers an easy way for hunters and anglers to support conservation with a donation to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund when they purchase their new license for 2016. (www.wisconservation.org, www.cherishwisconsin.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and bacon since 1889, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports ice conditions are deteriorating on the Madison Chain, but river fishing is picking up. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: Five DVDs of Cheeseheads, the Documentary. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Cheeseheads giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email. Spring Niagara USA Getaway Giveaway: Fishing/lodging package in Niagara Falls, New York, plus a Shimano rod& reel package. To enter the drawing, visit www.niagara-usa.com and order a free Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map. You will automatically be entered in the drawing.
Monday - February 22, 2016
Show 1109: Meet Dan at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo, a new show that carries on the Madison Fishing Expo tradition, Feb. 26th-28Th at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Another great venison recipe in the Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner. Expert tips for collecting and evaluating antique fishing lures.
In the Cooking Corner, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and other fine breakfast meats since 1889, Chef Shaun Edwards presents an easy recipe for Stuffed Venison. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) Jake Steingraber, executive director of the Field & Stream Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, describes highlights of this year's expo, which features live animals, trophy whitetails, trick shooter Byron Ferguson, hunting seminars and much more, coming to the Alliant Energy Center April 1-3. (www.deerinfo.com) Antique lure collector Dan Basore offers advice for collecting and selling old fishing lures. Check out his Historical Lure Display at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, Mar. 2nd-6th at State Fair Park. (www.jssportsshow.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and bacon since 1889, Jiffy, Nebulus and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports ice conditions may still be shaky on some Madison waters, but anglers are catching panfish on the Madison Chain. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Pro-IV Lite ice auger, a $450 value. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jiffy giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email. Special this week: Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of Jones products, delivered to you in a reusable cooler. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
Monday - February 15, 2016
Show 1108: Ice fishing action slow but steady from north to south in Wisconsin. Sports show season: Central Wisconsin Sports Show this weekend in Rothschild; Wisconsin Fishing Expo next weekend in Madison; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show Mar. 2-6 at State Fair Park. Jeff and Ice Team USA compete in the World Ice Fishing Championship this weekend in Ternobil, Ukraine. Meet Dan at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo next weekend.
Charlie Potter, director of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, previews highlights of the 76th annual Sports Show, coming up Mar. 2nd-6th to State Fair Park. (milwaukeesportsshow.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Pat Kalmerton reports good white bass action on Lake Winnebago and a great whitefish bite on the Bay of Green Bay. (jiffyonice.com, wolfpackadventures.com) Fishing legend and TV host Joe Bucher previews his two seminars and blues concert at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo, Feb. 26th-28th at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (wifishingexpo.com, fishingwithjoebucher.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and bacon since 1889, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports ice action is slowing down in the Madison area, but trout are still biting on Devil's Lake. (jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Powerhead Cover that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jiffy giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
Wednesday - February 10, 2016
Show 1107: Ice fishing action heating up around the state. Two great expos this weekend--the Milwaukee Muskie Expo at the Washington County Fair Park and the Central Wisconsin Deer and Hunting Expo at the Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center in Rothschild. Great giveaways this week from Jiffy and Jones Dairy Farm. Wish Jeff luck at the World Ice Fishing Championship. Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo in West Bend.
Muskie guide Jeff Van Remortel previews his seminar on catching big muskies in northern Wisconsin, which he will present at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo, Feb. 12-14 at the Washington County Fair Park near West Bend. (wisconsinmuskyfishingguide.com/, www.muskieexpo.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien reports good panfish and walleye action on southeast Wisconsin lakes. (jiffyonice.com, dancingwithwalleyes.com) Dan Durbin previews highlights of the Wisconsin Fishing Expo, which has replaced the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 26th-28th at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (wifishingexpo.com) In the Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner, Chef Big Al, of the Exclusive Hunting Club, shares a delicious recipe for Venison Meatloaf. (yelp.com/biz/exclusive-hunting-club-edgerton-2, jonesdairyfarm.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and bacon since 1889, Jiffy, Nebulus and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports good panfish action on the Madison Chain. (jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Full Auger Case that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jiffy giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email. Special Giveaway this week: Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of Jones products, delivered to you in a reusable cooler. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
Wednesday - February 3, 2016
Show 1106: Take your sweetie to The Range of Richfield for Valentine specials. Fly-fishing expert Larry Dahlberg helps anglers master the basics of catching muskies on a fly rod. Steve Porter deciphers the mysteries of trophy whitetails. Jiffy pros Jim OBrien and Pat Kalmerton offer mid-winter ice-fishing strategies for panfish, walleyes and whitefish. Jeff heads to the World Ice Fishing Championship in Ukraine with the USA Ice Team.
Larry Dahlberg, host of The Hunt for Big Fish on the Outdoor Channel, says anglers must master the mechanics, tactics and strategies of fly-fishing to catch muskies on a fly, the topic of his seminar at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo Feb. 12-14 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend. (larrydahlberg.com, muskieexpo.com) Steve Porter, owner of Porter's Trophy Whitetails, brings his live whitetail exhibit and seminars on "Understanding a Trophy Buck" and "All About Antlers" to the Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo in Wausau, Feb. 12-14. (fishingboatingoutdoor.com, porterwhitetail.com/) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Pat Kalmerton, of Wolfpack Adventures, reports good white bass action on Lake Winnebago and whitefish action on the Bay of Green Bay. (jiffyonice.com, wolfpackadventures.com) Jim Babiasz, proprietor of The Range of Richfield, announces February classes and "Date Night Devils vs. Angels" competition 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 12. On Valentine's Day, sweethearts shoot free. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and bacon since 1889, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good panfish action on Madison area lakes, and trout action on Devil's Lake. (jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Full Auger Case that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jiffy giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
Thursday - January 28, 2016
Show 1105: Fishing legend Joe Bucher tells how to seal the deal on muskie follows. Try a delicious venison recipe and win a $50 gift package from Jones Dairy Farm. Ice fishing tips for southern Wisconsin panfish. Chequamegon Bay ice action is hot right now. Stormy Kromer sponsors USA Ice Team in the World Ice Fishing Championship. Cold weather slows Driftless Area trout action.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait in Ashland, reports good ice and great fishing for browns, perch and northerns almost everywhere on Chequamegon Bay. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net, www.hupy.com) Joe Bucher, host of Fishing with Joe Bucher on Fox Sports North and the World Fishing Network, talks about his seminar on muskie fishing at the Central Wisconsin Sports Show, Feb, 19-21 at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Wausau. (www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com, www.fishingwithjoebucher.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien, of Dancing with Walleyes Guide Service, reports good panfish action on Waukesha County lakes. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) In the Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner, chef Shaun Edwards talks about his successful deer season and offers a delicious recipe for Braised Venison. Find the recipe and a photo online. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com/recipes/by-meal/dinner/braised-venison) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait & Tackle on Northport Drive in Madison, reports decent bluegill action on Lake Monona, and modest perch action on lakes Mendota and Kegonsa. Crappies are biting on mid-lake structure on Lake Wisconsin. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com, www.dsbait.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Powerhead Cover that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jiffy giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email. Special Giveaway this week: Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of Jones products, delivered to you in a reusable cooler. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
Tuesday - January 19, 2016
Show 1104: Learn why an African safari is the best bargain in big-game hunting at the Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo, Feb. 12-14 in Wausau. Brown trout ice-fishing action is good for trout on Chequamegon Bay and Milwaukee Harbor. Jeff is in training for the World Ice Fishing Championship, February 20-22 in Ukraine. Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo at the Washington County Fairgrounds, Feb. 12-14.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, presented by Hupy and Abraham, John Radloff, of Anglers All in Ashland, says anglers are catching perch and pike off Second Landing east of Ashland, and trout and walleyes are biting off Ashland. Snowmobile trails are open and groomed. (www.visitashland.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com, www.hupy.com) Joe Schlueter, proprietor of TSG Outdoors, LLC, explains why an African safari is the best bargain in big-game hunting, and previews his seminar at the Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo, Feb. 12-14 at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Wausau. (www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Capt. Tyler Chisholm, of Wolfpack Adventures, says action for browns has been good in Milwaukee Harbor, and panfish are biting on green weed edges in Sheboygan County lakes. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.wolfpackadventures.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf says the recent cold snap slowed fishing action last weekend, but kids had fun anyway at the Yahara Fishing Club outing on Saturday. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Auger Case that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jiffy giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
Thursday - January 14, 2016
Show 1103: Lakes are ice covered throughout Wisconsin, but be careful as it may be unsafe in places. Mixed-bag action going well on Chequamegon Bay. Panfish and walleyes are biting on Waukesha and Dane county lakes. Limited opportunities for winter grouse hunters. Jones Dairy Farm president Philip Jones talks breakfast meats.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, River Rock Inn and Bait proprietor Capt. Scott Bretting reports ice has covered most of Chequamegon Bay and anglers are catching walleyes, trout, perch and salmon. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Dan Dessecker, director of conservation policy for the Ruffed Grouse Society, says grouse numbers are down across northern Wisconsin and offers advice for winter hunting. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jim O'Brien, of Dancing with Walleyes Guide Service, reports ice has formed on most lakes in Waukesha County ang anglers are walking on to fish for walleyes and panfish. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) In the Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner, Jones Dairy Farm president Philip Jones talks about his company's all-natural pork sausage and bacon, produced in Fort Atkinson since 1889. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, Jiffy pro-staffer Ron Barefield reports ice should be firm on most area lakes by this weekend and panfish are biting on Squaw Bay. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Powerhead Cover that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jiffy giveaway.You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email. Special Giveaway this week: Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of Jones products, delivered to you in a reusable cooler. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
Thursday - January 7, 2016
Show 1102: Advice for catching tiger trout in the Driftless Area. Ice conditions around the state are improving, but still dangerous in most places. Dan and Jeff discuss early ice safety precautions and Wisconsin's early catch-and-release trout season, which opened Jan. 2.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, Anglers All proprietor Capt. Roger LaPenter reports ice is forming on Chequamegon Bay and anglers are starting to catch walleyes, trout and salmon. He advises caution, however, both on the Bay and inland lakes, as ice conditions can vary greatly early in the season. (www.visitashland.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com) Fly-fishing specialist Ryan Frick offers advice for catching big trout in the Driftless Area during Wisconsin's early catch-and-release season, which opened on Jan. 2. (onafly.blogspot.com/) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Capt. Roy Kalmerton, of Wolfpack Adventures Guide Service, reports ice conditions across northern Wisconsin are sketchy at best. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.wolfpackadventures.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, Nebulus and Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice conditions around the Madison area. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Full Auger Case that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, number and a brief message. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
Tuesday - December 29, 2015
Show 1101: We are proud to welcome Jones Dairy Farm as our newest sponsor. Statewide heavy snow did not help fishermen. Ice fishing conditions are still unsafe throughout most of the state. Snowmobile trails are open in the Ashland area. Check out the January classes and special activities at The Range of Richfield. Jeff and Dan wrap up the archery deer season and look forward to winter activities.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, Ashland Smelt Hotline Queen Candace Ferguson reports area snowmobile trails are open, but Chequamegon Bay and most inland lakes are not yet safe for ice fishing. (www.visitashland.com) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces January events and classes at the Range. (www.therangewi.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jim O'Brien, of Dancing with Walleyes Guide Service, reports ice has finally arrived in the Hayward area, although it is still not safe on most larger lakes. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy & Abraham. Jiffy pro-staffer Ron Barefield reports nighttime open-water walleye action is beginning to slow down, and ice is still not safe in the Madison area. (www.hupy.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Powerhead Cover that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, number and a brief message. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
Saturday - December 26, 2015
Show 1052: Last chance to enter the drawing for a Nebulus Flotation Device. Listen to the show for details. Electric Bad Boy Buggies help you get closer to the game. Open-water action is still going strong on Chequamegon Bay and the Madison Chain. No safe ice yet - be careful if you plan to go. Jeff and Dan celebrate their 10th year on the air and wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, Capt. Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn in Ashland, says open-water fishing is still productive in Chequamegon Bay, but no area lakes are yet safe for ice fishing. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Lon Tesch, proprietor of Valley Snowmobile & Powersports in Hortonville, discusses the advantages of all-electric UTVs, like the Bad Boy Buggy Recoil series. (www.badboybuggies.com, www.valleysnowmobile.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Pat Kalmerton, of Wolfpack Adventures, says it's still too early to consider ice fishing, but when you go, take safety precautions. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.wolfpackadventures.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy & Abraham. Jiffy, Nebulus and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf says open-water action on the Madison chain is still going strong. (www.hupy.com) Last chance to enter this month's giveaway: A Nebulus Flotation Device, a $450 value. It can keep an ATV or snowmobile and two occupants afloat. To get in on the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, number and a brief message. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
Thursday - December 17, 2015
Show 1051: Smelt hotline queen invites listeners to enjoy winter fun in Ashland, Wisconsin. Visit some great state natural areas this winter. Tips from a Jiffy pro to help you get ready for ice fishing. Dan and Jeff report on last weekend's Milwaukee Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, presented by Hupy & Abraham, Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce public relations coordinator and smelt hotline queen Candace Ferguson says open-water fishing is still great in Chequamegon Bay and invites listeners to enjoy winter outdoor activities in the Ashland area. (www.visitashland.com, www.hupy.com) Josh Mayer talks about his quest to photograph of more than 500 Wisconsin State Natural Areas and suggests some great spots to visit in winter. (www.cherishwisconsin.org, www.wisconservation.org) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jim O'Brien, of Dancing with Walleyes Guide Service, offers advice to help anglers get ready for ice fishing. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy & Abraham. McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good mixed-bag action for walleyes, pike, catfish and bass on Lake Wisconsin and offers advice for early-ice action on Mississippi River backwaters and the Madison Chain. (www.hupy.com) This month's giveaway: A Nebulus Flotation Device, which can keep an ATV or snowmobile and two occupants afloat. We'll give it away right after Christmas. To get in on the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, number and a brief message. You can also email your entry to: dansmalloutdoorsradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
Saturday - December 12, 2015
Show 1050: Will El Nino kill ice fishing season this winter? Fall fishing is fantastic on Lake Superior. Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show runs Dec. 11-13 at State Fair Park. Winter fun on Lake Mille Lacs. Ice Castle Fish Houses let you ice fish in comfort. Jeff reports on the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show. Dan goes muzzleloader hunting.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, presented by Hupy & Abraham, Capt. Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All, reports great late-fall fishing action on Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay. (www.visitashland.com, www.hupy.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com) Jeff Drexler, owner of Ice Castle Fish Houses, says there will be some great deals on fish houses and winter gear at the second annual Milwaukee Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show, Dec. 11-13 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. (www.milwaukeeicefishingshow.com, www.icecastlefh.com) Paul Waldowski, of Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort invites listeners to sample the fantastic ice fishing and winter recreation on Lake Mille Lacs. (www.sunsetbayml.com) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Hupy & Abraham. Jiffy and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf stresses the importance of using a flotation device any time you are ice fishing. (www.hupy.com, nebulusflotation.com) This month's giveaway: A Nebulus Flotation Device, which can keep an ATV or snowmobile and two occupants afloat. We'll give it away right after Christmas. To get in on the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, number and a brief message. You can also email your entry to: dansmalloutdoorsradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.