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Tuesday - April 21
Show 1017: Register now for the Lake Winnebago youth fishing tournament, June 13, during the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor and Sportsman Festival. Mid-season turkey hunting advice. Time to change an obsolete night-hunting rule. Madison chain poised for opening weekend. Jeff scores a tom and a surprise. Dan visits a Well-Armed Woman meeting at the Range of Richfield.
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Tuesday - April 21
Show 1017: Register now for the Lake Winnebago youth fishing tournament, June 13, during the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor and Sportsman Festival. Mid-season turkey hunting advice. Time to change an obsolete night-hunting rule. Madison chain poised for opening weekend. Jeff scores a tom and a surprise. Dan visits a Well-Armed Woman meeting at the Range of Richfield.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports good panfish action on Lakes Monona and Waubesa and good catfish action on Mendota. Opening weekend bass and walleye prospects look good. (www.dsbait.com, www.wildlands.net) Turkey-call maker Kevin Croteau demonstrates his award-winning calling technique and offers advice for calling henned-up gobblers. (https://www.facebook.com/kevin.croteau?fref=ts) Capt. Mark Kuzniewski invites kids 8-15 to participate in the inaugural youth fishing tournament, June 13 at the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor & Sportsman Festival, at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh. (www.wioutdoorfest.com) Dean Hansen encourages listeners to contact their state representative to urge support for changing an outdated night-hunting rule that no longer makes sense. Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin' Jake's Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That's all there is to it!
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Tuesday - April 14
Show 1016: Federal efforts to hamper gun shops exposed. Nutritional supplements improve food plots for deer. New book series gets kids excited about hunting and fishing. Madison lakes panfish action is improving. Jeff scores walleyes on the Wisconsin and Fox rivers. Dan reports on the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports pan fish action is picking up on the Madison chain and the walleye run is tapering off on the Wisconsin River. (dsbait.com, wildlands.net) Mike Schuetz, proprietor of Hawkins Guns, warns of a little-known federal program aimed at making life difficult for certain businesses, including gun shops. (hawkinsguns.com/, smith-wesson.com) Keith Beam, designer of the Double Bull blind, talks about his new children's interactive book series called Drake's Adventures. (drakesadventures.com) John O'Brion, proprietor of Grandpa Ray Outdoors, offers advice for planting food plots that provide year-round nutrition for deer. (grandparayoutdoors.com) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin' Jake's Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That's all there is to it!
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Wednesday - April 8
Show 1015: New Well-Armed Woman chapter to meet at The Range of Richfield. Learn to fly-fish free this spring. Walleye spawning run in full swing on the Wisconsin River. New campground and ATV trails in Adams County. Jeff transplants oak and pine for wildlife habitat. Dan scores another big steelhead on Lake Michigan tributary.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Jiffy, HT, Pure Fishing and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports the Madison lakes are murky but walleye action is good on the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. (www.wildlands.net) Stephanie Esquell, leader of the Milwaukee Well-Armed Woman chapter, invites women to attend The Well-Armed Woman's initial fun shoot April 22 at The Range of Richfield. (www.smith-wesson.com, www.therangewi.com) Erik Helm, fishing department manager of the Orvis Milwaukee Store, invites anglers to register for a free Fly-Fishing 101 class, offered at the Orvis Store on weekends in April, May and June. (www.orvis.com/milwaukee) Fred Nickel, director of Parks, Recreation and Trails for Adams County, announces new ATV trails to open soon on thousands of acres of Meteor Timber Company land; and Jesse Quale, of Green Water Walleyes Guide Service, says the walleye run is under way in the Wisconsin River below the Petenwell and Castle Rock dams. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com, http://greenwaterwalleyes.com) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin' Jake's Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That's all there is to it!
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Tuesday - March 31
Show 1014: Asian carp pose a serious threat to the Great Lakes. Plan now for food plots that will attract and hold deer. Stalking the wild morel. Ice-out means panfish time on Madison lakes. Jeff slams walleyes on the Wisconsin River. Dan Small Outdoor organic coffees now served and sold at The Range of Richfield.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports fair panfish and catfish action as ice goes out on Madison-area lakes. (www.wildlands.net) Marc Gaden, communications director and legislative liaison for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, urges continued efforts be made to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. (http://glfc.org/) John O'Brion, founder of Grandpa Ray Outdoors, offers advice for preparing for and planting food plots that will attract and provide good nutrition for deer. (http://grandparayoutdoors.com/) Mushroom expert Tom Nauman tells how, when and where to find morel mushrooms and offers tips for storing and cooking them, topics he will discuss in his seminar at the Field & Stream Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 10-12 in Madison. (http://morelmania.com/, http://deerinfo.com/) This week's giveaway: Four tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey Expo giveaway. (www.deerinfo.com) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin' Jake's Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That's all there is to it!
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Wednesday - March 25
Show 1013: Outdoor Troubadours comes to Sportsman Channel April 1. Niagara River trout action is hot now. Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund vendor contest winner announced. Jeff shoots sporting clays at Little Creek Lodge in Little Suamico. Dan scores browns and steelhead on the Root River.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Brian Moe reports ice conditions have deteriorated on the Madison lakes and it&apos;s time to put away the ice-fishing gear and start thinking about open-water fishing. (<a href=http://www.wildlands.net target=_blank>www.wildlands.net</a>) Barb Terry, customer-relations specialist with Ten Point Crossbows, addresses the myths and realities of crossbow hunting and offers advice for hunters looking to buy a crossbow. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>, <a href=http://www.tenpointcrossbows.com target=_blank>www.tenpointcrossbows.com</a>) Eric Schlender, CEO of EC3 Group and Wildland Management, talks about his company&apos;s services that enhance wildlife habitat through CRP and food plot installation, forestry mowing, prescribed burning, wetlands restoration and more. (www.wildlands.net) Scott McConnell, vice president of SCI Badgerland Chapter, preview&apos;s next weekend&apos;s Big Game Hunter Expo at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (<a href=http://www.scibadgerland.com target=_blank>www.scibadgerland.com</a>) This week&apos;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer &amp; Turkey Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin&apos; Jake&apos;s Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel &amp; Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod &amp; reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That&apos;s all there is to it!
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Wednesday - March 18
Show 1012: How to choose a crossbow to fit your needs and budget. Expert advice for managing wildlife habitat and removing invasive species. Big Game Hunter Expo coming to Kalahari Resort March 27-28. Ice fishing season winds down on the Madison Chain. Jeff heads north to Rhinelander for one last ice-fishing outing. Dan reports on Canoecopia and announces the Mercer Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, Sept. 4-6.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Brian Moe reports ice conditions have deteriorated on the Madison lakes and it&apos;s time to put away the ice-fishing gear and start thinking about open-water fishing. (<a href=http://www.wildlands.net target=_blank>www.wildlands.net</a>) Barb Terry, customer-relations specialist with Ten Point Crossbows, addresses the myths and realities of crossbow hunting and offers advice for hunters looking to buy a crossbow. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>, <a href=http://www.tenpointcrossbows.com target=_blank>www.tenpointcrossbows.com</a>) Eric Schlender, CEO of EC3 Group and Wildland Management, talks about his company&apos;s services that enhance wildlife habitat through CRP and food plot installation, forestry mowing, prescribed burning, wetlands restoration and more. (www.wildlands.net) Scott McConnell, vice president of SCI Badgerland Chapter, preview&apos;s next weekend&apos;s Big Game Hunter Expo at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (<a href=http://www.scibadgerland.com target=_blank>www.scibadgerland.com</a>) This week&apos;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer &amp; Turkey Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin&apos; Jake&apos;s Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel &amp; Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod &amp; reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That&apos;s all there is to it!
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Wednesday - March 11
Show 1011: Advice from a champion for women who want to learn to shoot. Expert tips for taking tough toms. Impact of winter on Wisconsin grouse. Madison ice fishing is good now, but it will not last long, thanks to warm weather. Jeff and partner Wayne Gstohl win NAIFC tournament on Lake Menomin. Dan reports on a great week at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&amp;S Bait, Tackle &amp; Archery in Madison, reports panfish and catfish action is good on Madison area lakes, but it won&amp;apos;t last long as the ice deteriorates. (<a href=http://www.dsbait.com target=_blank>www.dsbait.com</a>, <a href=http://www.wildlands.net target=_blank>www.wildlands.net</a>) Smith &amp; Wesson pro-staffer Randi Rogers tells how she won the Production Lady title at the Florida Open and High Lady title at the Smith &amp; Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals in Springfield, MA and offers advice for women who want to get into recreational and competitive shooting. (<a href=http://www.smith-wesson.com target=_blank>www.smith-wesson.com</a>, <a href=http://randirogersshooting.com target=_blank>http://randirogersshooting.com</a>) Ray Eye, host of &amp;quot;Eye on the Outdoors&amp;quot; TV and radio shows, offers advice for taking spring gobblers when they do not respond to hen calls, the subject of his seminar at the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 in Madison. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>, <a href=http://www.rayeye.com target=_blank>www.rayeye.com</a>) Gary Zimmer, coordinating biologist with the Ruffed Grouse Society, reports on winter&amp;apos;s impact on grouse and says spring drumming should start within a month. (<a href=http://www.ruffedgrousesociety.org target=_blank>www.ruffedgrousesociety.org</a>) This week&amp;apos;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email <a href=mailto:dsoradio@gmail.com>dsoradio@gmail.com</a>). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer &amp; Turkey Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin&amp;apos; Jake&amp;apos;s Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel &amp; Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod &amp; reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That&amp;apos;s all there is to it!
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Wednesday - March 4
Show 1010: Archery opportunities abound at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, March 4-8 at State Fair Park. Help protect the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. Preview of new features at the Wisconsin Deer and Turkey Expo, April 10-12 in Madison. Late-ice panfish tips for the Madison chain. Jeff scores high at the USA Ice Team tryouts in Rhinelander. Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Sports Show.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Nebulus and Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice-fishing action on the Madison chain and offers tips for late-ice panfish. (<a href=http://www.wildlands.net target=_blank>www.wildlands.net</a>) Scott Hed, director of the Sportsman&apos;s Alliance for Alaska, reports on efforts to stop the proposed Pebble Mine and protect water quality and the world&apos;s greatest wild salmon fishery in Bristol Bay. (<a href=http://www.sportsmansalliance4ak.org target=_blank>www.sportsmansalliance4ak.org</a>) Rob Schaffhauser, co-owner of West Town Archery in Brookfield, talks about the three archery ranges at this week&apos;s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show at State Fair Park. (<a href=http://www.jssportsshow.com target=_blank>www.jssportsshow.com</a>, <a href=http://westtownarchery.com/ target=_blank>http://westtownarchery.com/</a>) Glenn Helgeland, founder and content director of the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Deer &amp; Turkey Expos, previews highlights of the Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 in Madison. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>) This week&apos;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer &amp; Turkey Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>) New Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin&apos; Jake&apos;s Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel &amp; Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod &amp; reel package. To enter the drawing, visit <a href=http://Niagara-usa.com target=_self>Niagara-usa.com</a> or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That&apos;s all there is to it!
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Wednesday - February 25
Show 1009: Do not miss Lake-Link Day, Thursday, March 5th at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show. Countdown to the Iditarod with four-time champion Jeff King. Natural Resources Foundation summer field trips announced. Madison ice fishing action continues strong. Jeff competes in the USA Ice Team tryouts in Rhinelander. Meet Dan at the Madison Fishing Expo Feb. 27-March 1.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at the Alliant Energy Center. Ice Team pro Jim Kusuda reports on ice fishing action on the Madison chain. (<a href=http://www.madfishexpo.com target=_blank>www.madfishexpo.com</a>) Four-time Iditarod winner Jeff King talks about the history of this legendary dogsled race and tells how he is preparing for this year&apos;s race. (<a href=http://redpawdogfood.com/node/366 target=_blank>http://redpawdogfood.com/node/366</a>, <a href=http://iditarod.com/race/2015/mushers/59-Jeff-King/ target=_blank>http://iditarod.com/race/2015/mushers/59-Jeff-King/</a>) Lindsay Rennick Mayer, communications director for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, and Christine Tanzer, NRF&apos;s field trip coordinator, preview this summer&apos;s field trip opportunities. (<a href=http://www.wisconservation.org target=_blank>www.wisconservation.org</a>) Lake-Link sales coordinator Don Waier announces hourly product giveaways on Lake-Link Day, Thursday, March 5th, at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show at State Fair Park. (<a href=http://jssportsshow.com/ target=_blank>http://jssportsshow.com/</a>, <a href=http://www.lake-link.com/day target=_blank>www.lake-link.com/day</a>) This week&apos;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email <a href=mailto:dsoradio@gmail.com>dsoradio@gmail.com</a>). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer &amp; Turkey Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>)
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Wednesday - February 18
Show 1008: Madison Fishing Expo seminars offer expert advice on many species and techniques. Wisconsin should get 28 elk from Kentucky in March. 75th Milwaukee Sports Show keeps the tradition alive. Jeff trains for USA Ice Team tryouts next weekend in Rhinelander.
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Wednesday - February 11
Show 1007: Get kids into the outdoors and keep the tradition alive. Preview of the Madison Fishing Expo. One week to go before the Bassmaster Classic. Jeff reports on the Ice Duels tournament Feb. 7 on Monona Bay. Watch Dan on I Remember at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 on MPTV Channel 10.1.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at the Alliant Energy Center. Jiffy, Nebulus and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on last weekend&quot;s UW-Whitewater Fishing Team ice fishing tournament on Lake Beulah and says walleye and catfish action is hot on the Madison chain. (<a href=http://www.madfishexpo.com target=_blank>www.madfishexpo.com</a>, <a href=http://www.nebulusflotation.com target=_blank>www.nebulusflotation.com</a>) John Annoni, founder of Camp Compass Academy, talks about his new book Beyond One Day and his efforts to introduce kids to hunting and fishing. (<a href=http://www.campcompass.org target=_blank>www.campcompass.org</a>, <a href=http://www.johnannoni.com target=_blank>www.johnannoni.com</a>, <a href=http://www.2millionbullets.org target=_blank>www.2millionbullets.org</a>) Charlie Grimm, secretary of the Madison Fishing Expo, previews the expo coming to the Alliant Energy Center Feb. 27-Mar. 1. (<a href=http://www.madfishexpo.com target=_blank>www.madfishexpo.com</a>) Bass pros Brent Chapman and Paul Elias forecast the bite at the Bassmaster Classic, coming to Lake Hartwell in Greenville, South Carolina Feb. 20-22. (<a href=http://www.bassmaster.com/classic target=_blank>http://www.bassmaster.com/classic</a>) This week&quot;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Madison Fishing Expo. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Madison Fishing Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.madfishexpo.com target=_blank>www.madfishexpo.com</a>)
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Wednesday - February 4
Show 1006: Second Amendment news: 2AO becomes a federal lobbying organization. How the pros prepare for the Bassmaster Classic. Book a Sheboygan summer charter now. Dan has a near encounter with wolves. Jeff gears up for the Ice Duels tournament Feb. 7 on Monona Bay.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at the Alliant Energy Center. Jiffy, Nebulus and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on last weekend&apos;s ice fishing derby on Crystal Lake and panfish action on the Madison chain. (<a href=http://www.madfishexpo.com target=_blank>www.madfishexpo.com</a>) Charter captain Dan Welsch, of Dumper Dan&apos;s Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, says now&apos;s the time to book a summer charter for your pick of the best dates. (<a href=http://www.dumperdan.com target=_blank>www.dumperdan.com</a>) Ace Luciano, vice president of the strategic partnership for 2AO, the Second Amendment Organization. (<a href=http://www.smith-wesson.com target=_blank>www.smith-wesson.com</a>, <a href=http://www.2amendment.org target=_blank>www.2amendment.org</a>) Bass pros Brent Chapman and Alton Jones count down the days the Bassmaster Classic, coming to Lake Hartwell in Greenville, South Carolina Feb. 20-22. (<a href=http://www.bassmaster.com/classic target=_blank>http://www.bassmaster.com/classic</a>) This week&apos;s final Jiffy giveaway: This is it - one week left to enter the drawing for the Jiffy Pro4 Lite propane-powered ice auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email <a href=mailto:dsoradio@gmail.com>dsoradio@gmail.com</a>). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (<a href=http://www.jiffyonice.com target=_blank>www.jiffyonice.com</a>)
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Wednesday - January 28
Show 1005: Fire on ice: Ice Duels tournaments coming to Wisconsin in February. Sturgeon Bay whitefish bite is hot. Countdown to the Bassmaster Classic - just three weeks to go. Dan launches specialty food products line at Milwaukee Boat Show and Lake Home &amp; Cabin Show. Jeff and Wayne Gstohl take fifth at the NAIFC qualifier at Lake Mitchell in South Dakota.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at the Alliant Energy Center. Jim Kusuda reveals how he won last weekend&apos;s Yahara Fishing Club Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Waubesa and reports on ice-fishing activity on the Madison chain. (www.madfishexpo.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Pat Kalmerton reports on the whitefish bite on Sturgeon Bay. (<a href=http://www.jiffyonice.com target=_blank>www.jiffyonice.com</a>, <a href=http://www.wolfpackadventures.com target=_blank>www.wolfpackadventures.com</a>) Mike Howe, founder and director of the Ice Duels Tournament Series, announces Wisconsin tournaments on Lake Monona Feb. 7 and Lake Onalaska Feb. 14. (<a href=http://www.iceduels.com target=_blank>www.iceduels.com</a>) Bass pros Brent Chapman and Ott DeFoe discuss the Bassmaster Classic, coming to Lake Hartwell in Greenville, South Carolina Feb. 20-22. (<a href=http://www.bassmaster.com/classic target=_blank>http://www.bassmaster.com/classic</a>) This week&apos;s giveaway: Jiffy full auger case that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email <a href=mailto:dsoradio@gmail.com>dsoradio@gmail.com</a>). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (<a href=http://www.jiffyonice.com target=_blank>www.jiffyonice.com</a>)
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Wednesday - January 21
Show 1004: Wisconsin Deer Management Assistance Program application deadline coming March 1. Ice fishing action is still strong around the state. Two bass pros weigh in on the Bassmaster Classic coming to Lake Hartwell in South Carolina Feb. 20-22. Meet Dan at the Lake Home & Cabin Show Jan. 24. Jeff heads to Lake Mitchell in South Dakota for an NAIFC tournament.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Lake Home & Cabin Show, Jan. 23-25 at the Alliant Energy Center. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports on ice fishing action in the Madison area. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com, www.dsbait.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice fishing conditions around the state. (www.jiffyonice.com) DNR biologist Melinda Nelson reports on the first year of the Deer Management Assistance Program and announces the March 1 deadline for new landowner applications. (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/DMAP.html) Bass pros Brent Chapman and Clifford Pirch discuss the Bassmaster Classic, coming to Lake Hartwell in Greenville, South Carolina Feb. 20-22. (http://www.bassmaster.com/classic) This week's giveaway: Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (www.jiffyonice.com)
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Tuesday - January 13
Show 1003: New app puts whitetail info at your fingertips. Tips for lakefront property owners at the Lake Home & Cabin Show. Ice fishing is improving around the state. Dan launches his line of organic coffees and sausage snacks at the Milwaukee Boat Show this weekend. Jeff mourns the loss of his beloved beagle, Kate.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Lake Home & Cabin Show, Jan. 23-25 at the Alliant Energy Center. Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on improved ice fishing action in the Madison area. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com, www.jiffyonice.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien reports on ice fishing conditions around the state. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) Eric Olson, director of the UW Extension Lakes Program, previews his seminar on lake management and working with Wisconsin Lakes Partnership, to be presented at the Lake Home & Cabin Show at the Alliant Energy Center Jan. 23-25. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com, http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/)Ron Spomer, host of Winchester World of Whitetail on the Outdoor Channel, announces his new smartphone app, Everything Whitetail. (www.smith-wesson.com, www.ronspomeroutdoors.com, http://everythingwhitetail.com/) This week's giveaway: Jiffy full auger case that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (www.jiffyonice.com)
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Thursday - January 8
Show 1002: Thanks to the cold snap, the ice is nice across Wisconsin - time for some hardwater fishing. Lake Home and Cabin Show preview. Time for winter fun in Adams County. Dan gets ready for the Milwaukee Boat Show. Dan and Jeff promote Wisconsin Free Ice Fishing Weekend Jan. 17-18.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Lake Home & Cabin Show, Jan. 23-25 at the Alliant Energy Center. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports on ice fishing action in the Madison area. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com, www.dsbait.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Captain Pat Kalmerton, of Wolfpack Adventures, reports good ice fishing action on Blackhawk Lake and other southwest Wisconsin waters. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.wolfpackadventures.com) Dave Greer, director of the Lake Home & Cabin Show, gives a preview of show features coming to the Alliant Energy Center Jan. 23-25. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com) Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, and fishing guide Jesse Quale talk about winter camping, snowmobiling and ice fishing opportunities at Petenwell and Castle Rock flowages. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com, www.greenwaterwalleyes.com) This week's giveaway: Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (www.jiffyonice.com)
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Friday - January 2
Show 1001:Outdoor skills programs for kids and women. Another look at the Bassmaster Classic. Dan reports on his Holiday Deer Hunt. Jeff talks about his new house in the woods in the Wisconsin Rapids area.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Lake Home & Cabin Show, Jan. 23-25 at the Alliant Energy Center. Jiffy and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf offers advice for early-season ice fishing. Mark LaBarbera, founder and organizer of the Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo, invites teachers and parents to bring 4th-6th-graders to the second annual expo, May 14-15 at the MacKenzie Center near Poynette. (http://www.outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com) Peggy Farrell, international and Wisconsin director of the Becoming an Outdoorswoman program, announces some great winter programs for women. (http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/bow/Pages/default.aspx) Pro anglers Brent Chapman and Aaron Martens talk about the upcoming Bassmasters Classic and suggest what it takes to compete at the elite pro angler. (http://www.nasportshow.com/, http://www.bassmaster.com/) This week's giveaway: Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (www.jiffyonice.com)
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Tuesday - December 23
Show 952: Enter the Little League of Ice Fishing. Two pro anglers look at the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. Western Great Lakes gray wolves are back on the Endangered Species List. Jeff reports good ice fishing in central Wisconsin. Dan reports more bucks wounded and lost by hunters.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Lake Home & Cabin Show, Jan. 23-25 at the Alliant Energy Center. McFarland guide and Jiffy pro-staffer Ron Barefield offers tips for ice safety and reports on fishing conditions in the Madison area. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf offers advice for early-season ice fishing. (www.jiffyonice.com) Kolt Ringer, founder of the American Angler Leagues, announces the Little League of Ice Fishing and invites listeners to take their kids fishing this winter. (http://littleleaguefishing.com/) Pro anglers Brent Chapman and Chris Lane talk about the upcoming Bassmasters Classic and suggest what the average angler can learn from tournament pros. (http://www.nasportshow.com/) Congratulations to Steve Burns, who won the Nebulus Flotation Device, a $400 value. Thanks to all who entered the drawing. (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/) This weeks giveaway: Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (www.jiffyonice.com)
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Tuesday - December 9
Show 951: Holiday gifts for the outdoors lover. Early-season ice fishing advice from experts. Jeff and Dan report on muzzleloader season and the inaugural Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show at State Fair Park.
Holiday gifts for the outdoors lover. Early-season ice fishing advice from experts. Jeff and Dan report on muzzleloader season and the inaugural Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show at State Fair Park.
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Monday - December 8
Show 950: Survival advice from an outdoor expert. An ice-fishing shelter that doubles as an RV for summer camping. Mercer vacation package winner announced. Meet Jeff and Dan at the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show this weekend at State Fair Park.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Mercer, Wisconsin's favorite outdoor playground: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on ice conditions and ice-fishing action on the Madison chain and Lake Wisconsin. (www.mercercc.com) Jeff Drexler, owner of Ice Castle Fish Houses, talks about ice fishing in total comfort. (www.icecastlefh.com) Tina Brunelle, director of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, reports good snow and ice, talks about upcoming events in the Mercer area and announces the winner of the Mercer vacation package giveaway. (www.mercercc.com) Eddie Nickens, editor-at-large for Field ' Stream magazine, offers survival advice from his new book, The Total Outdoorsman: Skills ' Tools. (http://www.fieldandstream.com/) December Giveaway: Nebulus Flotation Device. $400 value. To enter, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and phone number and mention the Nebulus giveaway. (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/)
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Monday - December 1
Show 949: Deer season wrap-up from around the state. Preview of the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show coming to State Fair Park Dec. 12-14. Tips for safe ice fishing and ice travel. Winter bow leagues help keep archers tuned up. Jeff scores a doe on the second weekend of gun season. Dan strikes out this year.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin offers advice for late-season bowhunting and talks about winter archery leagues. (pappastradingpost.com) Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf talks about ice safety with the Nebulus. (nebulusflotation.com/) Nick Chiodo, marketing director for Clam Outdoors, previews the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show. (clamoutdoors.com/, milwaukeeicefishingshow.com/) John Nelson, manager of Thorne Brothers Custom Rod and Tackle in Blaine, MN, talks about trends in the ice fishing industry and what attendees can expect to find at the St. Paul and Milwaukee Ice Fishing shows. (thornebros.com/shop/pc/home.asp, milwaukeeicefishingshow.com/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas. December Giveaway: Nebulus Flotation Device. $400 value. To enter, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and phone number and mention the Nebulus giveaway. (nebulusflotation.com) This week only giveaway: Packages of four tickets to the Milwaukee Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show, Dec. 12-14 at State Fair Park. To enter, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and phone number and mention the Ice Fishing Show giveaway. Deadline to enter: Monday, Dec. 8.
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Monday - November 24
Show 948: Opening weekend deer season report from around the state. Thoughts on firearm and scope selection for coyote hunting. Jeff reports his camp killed four deer. Dan reports he listened to the Packers game while waiting for deer that never showed.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, HT and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports some ice fishing action in area marshes, but the Madison lakes are still open. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, tells the sad tale of his opening-weekend deer hunt and announces Adams County snowmobile trails will open Dec. 15. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) Jeff Schinkten, president of Whitetails Unlimited, reports on his opening-weekend hunt and talks about the work of Whitetails Unlimited, the largest nation-wide deer conservation organization. (www.whitetailsunlimited.com) Trent Marsh, brand development and communications manager for Hawke Sport Optics, talks about predator hunting and scope selection for low-light conditions. (www.hawkeoptics.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - November 20
Show 947: Wisconsin gun deer season opens this weekend. Lost in the hills of South Dakota. Early freeze-up ends muskie fishing on the Wisconsin River. Fond du Lac teen promotes Women on Target. Expert tips for post-rut bucks. Jeff sights in his Smith and Wesson .460 revolver for deer. Dan loses a doe on a crossbow hunt. EC3 of Madison cleans up buckthorn and honeysuckle on a hillside farm.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the post-rut and post-gun season periods. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Sarah Nieheuser, Miss Fond du Lac Outstanding Teen 2014 and a competitive centerfire shooter, encourages girls and women to get into the shooting sports. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Fond-du-Lacs-Outstanding-Teen/476584612396591, http://www.newhighpower.com) Blogger and outdoor writer Carrie Zylka talks about her harrowing adventure on a recent mule deer hunt in South Dakota. (http://wwocz.net/ep83/) Phil Schweik of Hooksetters Guide Service reports on late-fall muskie fishing action, deer hunting and ice fishing prospects for central Wisconsin. (www.hooksetters.biz) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights ' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - November 12
Show 946: Gun Deer Hunting special: Henry Repeating Arms now made in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club will measure your trophy buck. Hunting big game in Wisconsin and Alaska. This gun deer season, Jeff will shoot a Smith & Wesson .460 revolver and Dan will shoot a Smith & Wesson M&P 10 AR-platform rifle in .308. Dan fishes muskies one last time before freeze-up.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: McFarland area guide Ron Barefield reports on fishing action on the Madison chain and Lake Wisconsin and says the whitetail rut is in full swing in southern Wisconsin. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Tom Fisher, president of SCI Badgerland Chapter, compares big game hunting in Alaska and Wisconsin. (www.scibadgerland.com) Anthony Imperato, president of Henry Repeating Arms, talks about the company's decision to build rifles in Wisconsin. (www.henryrifles.com) Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club board member Marlin Laidlaw talks about the club's efforts to record trophy animals and encourages hunters to have their big game measured and scored. (www.wi-buck-bear.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - November 4
Show 945: Deer hunters can learn to respond to cardiac arrest and heart attacks. Two special knives make field dressing easy. A champion tells how she prepares for international pistol competition. Expert tips for bowhunting the rut and a spectacular Nebraska antelope bowhunt. Jeff gets in another bowhunt before gun deer season. Dan hunts geese with Wisconsin Waterfowl Association founder Jerry Solsrud.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Randy Smith reports on his successful Nebraska antelope bowhunt and says the Wisconsin whitetail rut is in full swing right now. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Drew Biernesser, director of marketing for Real Avid, describes the features of the Real Avid Revelation and Viscera field-dressing knives. (www.realavid.com) Dave Rusch, founder of Cardio Start, explains how to respond to a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest while deer hunting or any time. (http://cardio-start.com/) Randi Rogers, marketing manager for Comp-Tac Victory Gear and member of Team Smith & Wesson, reports on her recent successes at International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and International Defense Pistol Association (IDPA) competitions and reveals how she prepares for international pistol matches. (http://randirogersshooting.com, http://www.gungirlradio.com/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - October 30
Show 944: RGS National Hunt gathers long-term data on grouse and woodcock. Give now, enjoy forever with Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund. Scent control helps you get closer to trophy bucks. Jeff logs a successful deer hunt for Outdoor Wisconsin TV. Dan records a successful youth deer hunt with 10-year-old Bailey Williams.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Duffy Kopf reports on fall fishing action on the Madison Chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Paul Marion, director of marketing for Wildlife Research Center, offers advice for scent control and hunting the whitetail rut. (www.wildlife.com) Dan Dessecker, director of conservation policy for the Ruffed Grouse Society, recaps the RGS National Hunt in Grand Rapids, MN and offers tips for late-fall grouse hunting in Wisconsin. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.com) Mark LaBarbera, board member for the Natural Resources Foundation, invites hunters to donate to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund when they buy their deer license. (http://cherishwisconsin.org/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - October 21
Show 943: Buck activity picks up as the rut is about to start. Wisconsin River fall muskie, walleye and panfish action is hot right now. SCI supports hunting and shooting in Wisconsin. Jeff prepares for a TV bowhunt. Dan reports on topics covered in Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014, to air on MPTV and WPT Wisconsin Digital Channel Nov. 6 at 9 p.m.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the whitetail rut. (www.pappastradingpost.com) SCI Badgerland Chapter board member Steve Cripps talks about SCI's efforts to promote hunting and the shooting sports. (www.scibadgerland.com) Jeremy Moore, proprietor of Dog Bone Hunter, shares tips for training a dog to find shed antlers and recover wounded deer. (www.dogbonehunter.com) Phil Schweik, proprietor of Hooksetters Guide Service, reports fantastic action for panfish, walleyes and muskies on the Wisconsin River. (www.hooksetters.biz) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - October 14
Show 942: Ruffed grouse numbers not as bad as some feared. Bad Boy Buggies make hunting a silent sport. Lack of interest stops a kids fishing contest dead in its tracks. Jeff reports on his squirrel bowhunt. Dan announces sponsors of Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014, to air on MPTV and WPT Wisconsin Digital Channel Nov. 6 at 9 p.m.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good fall walleye and pike action on the Madison chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Ruffed Grouse Society coordinating biologist Gary Zimmer reports on early-season grouse hunting in Wisconsin and discusses grouse food and cover needs. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Lon Tesch, proprietor of Valley Snowmobile and Powersports in Hortonville, Wisconsin, describes the features of the 2015 Bad Boy Buggy Recoil iS model, which will be featured in Dan's TV special, Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014. (www.valleysnowmobile.com, www.badboybuggies.com) Outdoor writer and blogger Len Harris says adults need to get involved if kids are to develop an interest in fishing and the outdoors. (http://lenharris.blogspot.com/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - October 7
Show 941: How to get your gal into hunting. Confessions of a river rat. Come to Mercer for Musky Madness and Pumpkin Run ATV Rally. Jeff and Dan discuss Wisconsin's youth deer hunt, Oct. 11-12.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin offers tips for bowhunting during the "October lull." (www.pappastradingpost.com) Blogger and hunt coordinator Becky Lou Lacock shares advice for getting women into hunting. (www.beckylououtdoors.com) Russell Pedersen, songwriter, banjo player and vocalist with the bluegrass band Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, talks about the St. Croix River and other natural inspirations for his music. (www.hhgmusic.com) Tina Brunelle, executive director of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, invites listeners to this weekend's Pumpkin Run ATV Rally and next weekend's Mercer Musky Madness events in Mercer, Wisconsin's favorite outdoor playground. (www.mercercc.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - October 1
Show 940: Ballistic reticles help you shoot any rifle more accurately. Women are flocking to the hunting and shooting sports. Go green for nighttime bowfishing. Jeff gears up for a squirrel bowhunt. Dan announces air times and dates for Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014 TV special.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Pure Fishing, HT and Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf offers tips for early-fall muskies, pike and bass action on the Madison Chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Trent Marsh, brand development and communications manager for Hawke Sport Optics, discusses the advantages of ballistic reticles and describes several new scopes in the Hawke lineup. (www.hawkeoptics.com) Stephanie Mallory, public relations coordinator and blogger for Realtree Outdoors, talks about the recent growth in the number of women participating in hunting and the shooting sports. (www.realtree.com/the-realblog-with-stephanie-mallory, www.womensoutdoornews.com) Greg Pyle, of Pokaho Bowfishing, talks about bowfishing for silver carp below Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River. (http://pokahobowfishing.com/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - September 25
Show 939: Avoiding electric shock around boats and docks. Mistakes men make when taking women hunting. Season wrap-up report for Sheboygan waters of Lake Michigan. Jeff and Dan win several awards awards at Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers conference in Kentucky. Dan scores silver carp on the Cumberland River.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Randy Smith, proprietor of Pappas Trading Post, shares tips for pre-rut bowhunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Beth Leonard, editor of Seaworthy magazine, offers advice for making sure electrical service to boats and docks is safe. (www.boatus.com/esdexplained) Barbara Baird, editor of The Women's Outdoor News, describes common mistakes men make when hunting with women, and reports on the World Championship Squirrel Cook-Off. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org. www.womensoutdoornews.com, www.squirrelcookoff.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports on fall fishing action on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.anglersavenue.net, www.visitsheboygan.com, www.fourofakind-sheboygan.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - September 18
Show 938: Fall fishing action is starting to pick up on the Mississippi River, Madison Chain and Castle Rock Lake. Jeff and his grandfather, Robert Kelm, both score bucks on opening day of archery season. Dan reports in from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers annual conference at Kentucky Dam Resort State Park on Kentucky Lake.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, HT Enterprises and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports good pike, bass, walleye and channel catfish action on Lake Mendota, and good muskie action on Lake Monona. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Fishing pro Glenn Walker offers advice for fall bass action on the Upper Mississippi River. Dave Genz tells us how he turned a new G-3 johnboat into a two-holer for "softwater ice fishing." Adams County Parks director Fred Nickel reports on fall camping opportunities with 700 campsites at Petenwell and Castle Rock county parks; and Joe Stuchlak of Castle Rock Dam Bait Shop reports excellent action for panfish, walleyes, bass and muskies above and below the dam on the Wisconsin River and Castle Rock Lake. (www.adamscountyparkwi.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - September 10
Show 937: Ruffed grouse season outlook: encouraging, but not outstanding. Fall fun in Mercer, Wisconsin. Chinook spawning run is under way in Lake Michigan harbors. Jeff attends the Badger State BMX Nationals in Wisconsin Rapids. Dan parties with trout anglers at TrapFest 2.0 in Westby.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for early-season bowhunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Ruffed Grouse Society director of conservation policy Dan Dessecker talks about his recent appointment to a US Forest Service advisory committee and gives us a forecast for grouse season, which opens this weekend. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters, reports hot action for mature Chinook salmon in Sheboygan Harbor and Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.fourofakind-sheboygan.com) Patrick Horvei, manager of Cranberry Inn in Mercer, talks about fall outdoor activities in Iron County and on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. (www.cranberryinnofmercer.com, www.mercercc.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - September 4
Show 936: Enjoy a Wisconsin Natural Resources Foundation field trip this fall. Help support conservation efforts through the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund. Special report from Outdoor Skills Camp: kids learn muskie and bass fishing, trap shooting, mushroom picking and more. EZ Kut products make building blinds and cutting shooting lanes EZ. Jeff and Dan fish Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. Dan visits the new Range of Richfield.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, Pure Fishing and HT pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on his recent Canadian muskie-fishing adventure and current fishing action in the Madison area. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Retired Wisconsin DNR deputy secretary Bill Smith talks about upcoming fall field trips with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and tells why listeners should consider supporting the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund. (www.wisconservation.org, www.cherishwisconsin.org) Scott Bast, president of the EZ Kut company, offers advice for brushing out shooting lanes using EZ Kut pruners and loppers. (www.ezkutproducts.com) Logan Rabe, winner of our spring giveaway, shares highlights from his week at Outdoor Skills Camp near Cable, Wisconsin. (http://outdoorskillscamp.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas. Special giveaway this week only: One EZ Kut Ratchet Pruner and Ballistic Nylon Sheath, a $50 value, from www.ezkutproducts.com. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the EZ Kut giveaway.
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Thursday - August 28
Show 935: Wisconsin duck hunters welcome the new early teal season. Big chinook salmon are moving closer to shore on Lake Michigan. New book extolls the joys of trout fishing in The Driftless Region of Wisconsin. Jeff shares his strategy for opening weekend of archery season. Dan visits permaculture expert Mark Shepard and turkey calling champ/wildlife artist Jeff Fredrick.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin shares some advice for early-season bowhunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Wisconsin DNR migratory bird ecologist Kent Van Horn talks about Wisconsin's dove, early Canada goose and teal seasons, which open Sept. 1. (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/waterfowl.html) Author and blogger Len Harris, of Richland Center, Wisconsin, talks about his new book, Brigadoon Creek, a philosophical look at trout fishing and life. (http://lenharris.blogspot.com/) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports Lake Michigan action is picking up for big kings close to shore off Sheboygan and good mixed-bag catches in 300 feet of water. (www.dumperdan.com, www.anglersavenue.net) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - August 20
Show 934: Labor Day is a great time to camp and fish at Castle Rock and Petenwell county parks. Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund helps support conservation and habitat management on public lands. Scope options for better hunting. Jeff rides in the Badger Heritage Chapter Antique Motorcycle Club of America ride from Milwaukee to Waupaca. Dan reviews the Black Fire Clamplight and Bunkerhead Facemask System.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait on Northport Drive in Madison, reports on fishing action on the Madison Chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com, www.dsbait.com) Trent Marsh, brand development and communications manager for Hawke Sport Optics, offers advice on choosing riflescope reticles and magnification. (www.hawkeoptics.com) Mark LaBarbera, board member of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, tells listeners how easy it is to contribute to the NRF&s Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund to help preserve and manage wildlife habitat on public lands. (www.wisconservation.org, www.cherishwisconsin.org) Mark Miller, manager of Castle Rock County Park in Adams County, talks about campground expansions in Castle Rock and Petenwell county parks. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights& stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6& 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we&ll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - August 13
Show 933; Summer is the best time to catch big trout. Forest habitat work improves outlook for grouse and woodcock hunting this fall. Lake Michigan salmon action is still hot off Sheboygan. Dan reports on DeerFest and shoots sporting clays at Mayville Gun Club.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Archery expert JC Chamberlin shares tips on scent control for bowhunters. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Gary Zimmer, coordinating biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, gives a hunting forecast for grouse and woodcock and talks about the Society's ongoing habitat work. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Jay Thurston, author of Spring Creek Reward, talks about his new book and shares some tips for summer trout fishing. (http://trouttip.com/) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports good salmon and rainbow trout action on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - August 7
Show 932: Stand up and paddle across America with John Goodman. Sit down and paddle the Kickapoo River with the Kickapoo Yacht Club. Walleye bite is hot on the Turtle Flambeau and Lake Wisconsin. Dan begins production of Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014. Jeff plants his fall food plots with Horny Buck seed and fertilizer.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports walleye action is picking up on the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. (www.pappastradingpost.com) John Goodman, brand ambassador for SIC Maui Paddleboards, talks about his cross-country trip via motorbike and paddleboard. (http://goodmangraphic.com/) Mike Donovan, commodore of the Kickapoo Yacht Club, relates the joys of canoeing Wisconsin's crookedest river. (http://kickapooyachtclub.com/) Mike "Doc" Sabec reports great walleye fishing on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage near Mercer in Iron County. (www.docsguideservice.com, www.mercercc.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - July 30
Show 931: To catch an alligator, hang a rotting chicken over the bayou, says Jacob Landry of Swamp People. Young Yoopers run rampant on Isle Royale. Hot trout and salmon action continues on Lake Michigan. Jeff tapes Marinette Moose Lodge kids fun day for Outdoor Wisconsin. Dan strikes out on Menominee River smallmouths, also for Outdoor Wisconsin.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for pre-season scouting, safe treestand selection and bow tuning. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Jacob Landry, of the History Channels Swamp People, reveals behind-the-scenes secrets of taping this popular program and shares FAQs he gets at appearances, like next weekends DeerFest. (www.deerfest.com, http://www.history.com/shows/swamp-people) Dan Kemp, author of A Yoopers Summer on Isle Royale, discusses his popular new book and tells what its like growing up Yooper. (www.ayooperssummeronisleroyale.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dans Sportfishing Charters, reports good Lake Michigan trout and salmon action off Sheboygan. (www.dumperdan.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6ft 6in medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto mercuric.com, click on Enter to Win and Dan Small Outdoors Radio and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - well announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - July 23
Show 930; Deer Fest is bigger and better with its new location and date: Washington County Fair Park, Aug. 8-10. Adams County fishing and ATV trails attract visitors this summer. Mississippi River and Chequamegon Bay fishing action is on fire!
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, HT and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports good mixed-bag fishing action on the Madison chain and Lake Wisconsin. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Hugh McAloon, director of Deer Fest, previews this expo coming up Aug. 8-10 at Washington County Fair Park, with a huge line-up of super-star guests, including Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, Pat & Nicole Reeve, Swamp Peoples Landry Brothers, Melissa Bachmann and more. (www.deerfest.com) Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, reports on good fishing for walleyes, white bass and catfish on Castle Rock and Petenwell flowages, and talks about the new ATV trails in Adams County. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) Capt. Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait in Ashland, reports great fishing action for walleyes, smallmouths, perch, trout and salmon on Lake Superiors Chequamegon Bay. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Capt. Ted Peck, outdoor writer and Mississippi River guide, reports the river level has finally dropped and theres fantastic fishing in running sloughs for bass, northerns, walleyes and perch. (http://lake-link.com/fishing/guide.cfm/128/Pecks-Pool-9-Guide-Service/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6 6 medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto mercuric.com, click on Enter to Win and Dan Small Outdoors Radio and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - well announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Monday - July 14
Show 929: Fishing action is hot right now on Lake Superior off Ashland and Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. Choosing the right scope for your new crossbow. Join SCI Badgerland to support hunting and shooting in Wisconsin. Jeff fishes for perch on Lake Michigan.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin shares advice for electing and tuning a bow prior to bow season. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Steve Cripps, board member of SCI Badgerland Chapter, tells how the chapter funds shooting and hunting activities in Wisconsin and announces a fundraiser for August 9 in Waunakee. (www.scibadgerland.com) Capt. Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn in Ashland, Wisconsin, reports fantastic mixed-bag fishing action on Lake Superiors Chequamegon Bay. (www.riverrockinn.net, www.visitashland.com) Trent Marsh, brand development and communications manager for Hawke Sport Optics, offers advice for selecting a crossbow scope. (www.hawkeoptics.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package: A full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6 6 medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win and Dan Small Outdoors Radio and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - well announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Monday - July 7
Show 928: Join Hunting Works for Wisconsin to help promote hunting. Multi-species fishing is going strong now on Lake Superior, the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, Wisconsin River and Lake DuBay. Jeff scores walleyes, crappies and channel cats on Lake DuBay. Dan canoes the Kickapoo and fishes trout in Vernon County.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Ron Barefield reports on fishing action on the Madison Chain and Wisconsin River. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Mark LaBarbera, co-chairman of Hunting Works for Wisconsin, invites listeners to join this new pro-hunting organization. (www.huntingworksforwi.com) Capt. Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All in Ashland, Wisconsin, says smallmouth fishing is on fire on Lake Superiors Chequamegon Bay. (www.anglersallwisconsin.com, www.visitashland.com) Fishing guide Erv Keller reports the water is finally warming up and fishing is picking up for walleye, crappie and muskie on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. (www.mercercc.com) Phil Schweik, of Hooksetters Guide Service, reports good mixed-bag action on the Wisconsin River and its flowages in Portage and Marathon counties. (www.hooksetters.biz) Giveaway: Were launching our huge summer/fall Mercer vacation package giveaway this week: A full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6-foot 6-inch medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win and Dan Small Outdoors Radio and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - well announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Monday - July 7
Show 917: Stalking the wily jackalope. Wisconsin Great Lakes fishing action rocks this summer. Tune your bow now for fall hunting. Dan fishes Lake Michigan off Sheboygan with Dumper Dan and Maxd Out. Jeff takes second in Kewaunee Carp Derby.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for getting bows tuned up prior to archery season. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Lisa Jane Barron, The Writing Huntress, offers advice for hunting the mythical jackalope. (www.writinghuntress.com, http://www.womensoutdoornews.com) Capt. Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait in Ashland, reports great fishing action on Lake Superior. (www.riverrockinn.net, www.visitashland.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, owner of Dumper Dans Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, says salmon and trout action is up and down this summer on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.visitsheboygan.com) Giveaway: RoboHandle, an ergonomic attachment for landing nets, fishing rods and any tools with round handles, lets you land fish safely with one hand and perform many tasks with less energy and muscle strain. (http://robohandle.com) To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the RoboHandle giveaway.
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Friday - June 27
Show 926: Off-season advice for hunters. Operation Dry Water aims to keep boaters safe and alcohol-free. River Warrior Mud Run and Water Race set for July 27 on the Pecatonica in Illinois. Dan reports on the Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Association conference and a Project Loon Watch tour of Lake Namekagon.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, HT and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports in from Haywards Mud and Callahan lakes, where muskie action is picking up. (www.pappastradingpost.com) DNR conservation warden Roy Zellmer reports on a boating safety promotion called Operation Dry Water, June 26-28. (http://www.operationdrywater.org/) Lisa Jane Barron The Writing Huntress tells women how to keep tuned up for hunting during the off season. (www.writinghuntress.com, http://www.womensoutdoornews.com) Jerry Ace Luciano reports on a new pro-Second Amendment organization and a river clean-up event and race series on the Pecatonica River set for July 25-27. (www.2amendment.org, www.riverwarriorrace.com) Giveaway: RoboHandle, an ergonomic attachment for landing nets, fishing rods and any tools with round handles, lets you land fish safely with one hand and perform many tasks with less energy and muscle strain. (http://robohandle.com) To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the RoboHandle giveaway.
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Wednesday - June 18
Show 925: Crossbow tips for beginners. Fluctuating water levels on the Mississippi River make fishing challenging, but action is good in the sloughs. Wisconsin Carp Fishing Championship and Carp Fest rock Two Rivers. Sheboygans Lake Michigan salmon bite is hot right now. Dan heads to Bayfield County for the Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Association conference and a Project Loon Watch tour of Lake Namekagon.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin discusses the pros and cons of crossbows for deer hunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Capt. Ted Peck reports high water on the Mississippi River has driven most fish species up into running sloughs and backwaters. (http://lake-link.com/fishing/guide.cfm/128/Pecks-Pool-9-Guide-Service/) Lee Young reports on carp fishing activity on Lake Michigan tributaries and last weekends Carp Fest and Wisconsin Carp Fishing Championship in Two Rivers. (http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/forum/84-wi-carp-championship/) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dans Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports trout and salmon and rainbow trout action is improving on Lake Michigan, as the lake warms up. (http://dumperdan.com/) Giveaway: RoboHandle, an ergonomic attachment for landing nets, fishing rods and any tools with round handles, lets you land fish safely with one hand and perform many tasks with less energy and muscle strain. (http://robohandle.com) To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the RoboHandle giveaway.
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Wednesday - June 11
Show 924: Fish Gate 100 weighs fish accurately and records data on each fish caught. Lake Michigan fishing derby set for July 4th weekend. Ruffed Grouse Society work helps all wildlife that needs young forest habitat. Dan reports on last weekends grand opening of the new International Bunker Trap field at the Wisconsin Trapshooting Associations shooting complex in the Town of Rome. Jeff takes soil samples in preparation for planting his food plots later this summer.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good panfish and bass action on the Madison chain, and a fantastic walleye bite on Lake Wisconsin. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Steve Mortenson, of Anglin Adventures TV and guide service, reports bad weather made fishing tough for the pros at the Mercury National Walleye Tournament June 7-8 on Lake Winnebago, but bass, walleye and white bass action have been hot. (http://stevemortenson.wix.com/anglinadventures, http://www.fdlfest.com/walleye-weekend-family-festival-fond-du-lac-wi) Jim Brooks, board member of the Ozaukee Chapter of Great Lakes Sportfishermen, reports on great fishing action on Lake Michigan off Port Washington and announces the chapters public fishing derby July 4-6. (www.glsf-oz.org) Ruffed Grouse Society coordinating biologist Gary Zimmer reports Wisconsins spring drumming counts show the grouse population came through the winter in great shape and talks about the value of managing young forest habitat for a variety of species. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Giveaway: RoboHandle, an ergonomic attachment for landing nets, fishing rods and any tools with round handles, lets you land fish safely with one hand and perform many tasks with less energy and muscle strain. (http://robohandle.com) To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the RoboHandle giveaway.
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Wednesday - June 4
Show 923: New RoboHandle makes landing nets and many outdoor tools easier to use. Outdoor Skills Camp tuition winner announced. Expert advice for selecting a crossbow for deer hunting. Expansions at Adams County parks will boost campsites to 800. Salmon are starting to bite off Sheboygan on Lake Michigan. Dan reports on dealing with a flash flood. Jeff goes carp fishing and gets his bow ready for deer season. Outdoor Skills Camp winner announced.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pappas Trading Post archery expert JC Chamberlin offers tips for selecting a crossbow for deer hunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Mechanical engineer and inventor Kevin Lee explains how he developed the RoboHandle, a revolutionary ergonomic attachment to make any long-handled tool easier and more comfortable to use. (http://robohandle.com/, http://ergonomictoolsinc.com/) Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, Wisconsin, announces changes in county ATV trails, facilities expansions at both Castle Rock and Petenwell county parks and plans for a new ATV campground at Petenwell Park. (http://adamscountyparkswi.com/) Giveaway: We announce the winner of free tuition for one week at Outdoor Skills Camp Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. (www.outdoorskillscamp.com) New Giveaway: To win a pair of RoboHandles, compliments of http://robohandle.com, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the RoboHandle giveaway.
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Tuesday - June 3
Show 922: Duffy Kopf reports good bass action on the Madison Chain. Doc Sabec says the walleyes are biting on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage near Mercer. Brad Karstaedt tells the history of his amazing hydrojet-powered canoe, the canoe that makes paddling optional for more outdoor fun. Two turkey hunt stories: one successful and one close encounter.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pure Fishing, Jiffy and HT pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports fishing action is picking up on Lake Mendota for bass, crappies and catfish and on Lake Waubesa for bass, crappies, pike and muskies. Walleyes and sauger are hitting jigs and crankbaits on Lake Wisconsin. Canoe designer Brad Karstaedt talks about the history of the Wilderness Scout Hydrojet Canoe and reports on his successful turkey hunt. Fishing guide Mike Doc Sabec reports good walleye action on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. (www.mercercc.com, www.docsguideservice.com) Giveaway: On next weeks show, well announce the winner of free tuition for one week at Outdoor Skills Camp Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. (www.outdoorskillscamp.com)
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Friday - May 23
Show 921: Chocolate Fest comes to Burlington Memorial Weekend. Off-road fun at Dyracuse Recreational Area in Adams County. Lake Michigan action is picking up. Dan reports on his successful turkey hunt.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland area guide Ron Barefield reports bass and panfish action is picking up on the Madison Chain, but fishing is still slow on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River. Jon Sonnenberg, director of public works for the Town of Rome in Adams County, Wisconsin, reports on summer activities at Dyracuse Recreational Area. www.townofrome.com/recreation Linda Fellenz, marketing director for Burlington Chocolate Fest, previews this weekends activities at this family-friendly event. http://www.chocolatefest.com/site/ Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters, looks at trout and salmon action on Lake Michigan and http://dumperdan.com/ Giveaway: Last week for our spring giveaway - compliments of Outdoor Skills Camp - free tuition for one youngster for the Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Open to children 10 and up (younger if parent or guardian attends at full tuition rate). Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. To enter, in 100 words or less, tell us why you should be selected to attend the Outdoor Skills Camp - email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Outdoor Skills Camp giveaway. Winner announced at the end of May.
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Wednesday - May 14
Show 920: Cool weather, rain slow fishing action on the Madison Chain. Expert tips for taking tough turkeys. Jeff scores a nice gobbler. Dan reports on last weeks Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Spring Cast & Blast in Chautauqua County, NY.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy, HT and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports that cool weather and high water has slowed fishing action on the Madison chain. Barbara Baird, editor of the Womens Outdoor News, reports on shooting opportunities for women and the recent NRA convention in Indianapolis. (http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2014/05/14-shots-nraam/) Twelve-time Wisconsin state turkey calling champion Jeff Fredrick offers advice for late-season turkey hunting. (http://fredrickchampionschoice.com/) Giveaway: Our spring giveaway - compliments of Outdoor Skills Camp - free tuition for one youngster for the Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Open to children 10 and up (younger if parent or guardian attends at full tuition rate). Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. To enter, in 100 words or less, tell us why you should be selected to attend the Outdoor Skills Camp - email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Outdoor Skills Camp giveaway. Winner announced at the end of May.
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Friday - May 9
Show 919: Early-season fishing reports for the Madison Chain, Lake Michigan, the Mississippi River and the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Dan reports in from Chautauqua County, NY, where he is attending the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Spring Cast & Blast.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on early-season fishing on the Madison Chain. Bass pro Glenn Walker reports on last weekends St. Jude Bass Classic on the Mississippi. (www.glennwalkerfishing.com) Scott and Kathy Reinhard, proprietors of Flambeau Vista Retreat in Mercer, Wisconsin, report on early-season fishing opportunities on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. (www.mercercc.com, http://www.flambeauvista.com/) Capt. Dan Welch, of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, forecasts a great trout and salmon season on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.anglersavenue.net) Giveaway: Our spring giveaway - compliments of Outdoor Skills Camp - free tuition for one youngster for the Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Open to children 10 and up (younger if parent or guardian attends at full tuition rate). Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. To enter, in 100 words or less, tell us why you should be selected to attend the Outdoor Skills Camp - email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Outdoor Skills Camp giveaway. Winner announced at the end of May.
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Thursday - May 1
Show 918: New book sets the record straight on Western wolves. USA Carp Team tryouts set for May 10. New fishing tackle kits make gear selection easy for beginners. Madison Lakes opening weekend advice. Dan heads to Chautauqua County, NY for Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Cast & Blast.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy, HT and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf offers advice for opening-weekend fishing on the Madison Chain. Ted Lyon, author of The Real Wolf: The Science, Politics and Economics of Co-Existing with Wolves in Modern Times, tells how wolves are destroying game herds in the Rocky Mountain West and warns the same thing could happen in the Upper Great Lakes States. (http://www.therealwolf.com/) Lee Young, captain of USA Carp Fishing Team, announces the final tryouts for the team to represent the U.S. in Romania at the World Carp Fishing Championship. (https://www.facebook.com/events/606495602777635/, http://www.fishingmagic.com/news_events/news/17455-usa-enters-world-carp-championships.html) Mayville High School Sophomore Nathan Fink talks about his Castaway Fishing Kits, which take the guesswork out of tackle selection for beginners and experienced anglers alike. (http://castawayfishingkits.com/) Giveaway: Our spring giveaway - compliments of Outdoor Skills Camp - free tuition for one youngster for the Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Open to children 10 and up (younger if parent or guardian attends at full tuition rate). Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. To enter, in 100 words or less, tell us why you should be selected to attend the Outdoor Skills Camp - email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Outdoor Skills Camp giveaway. Winner announced at the end of May.

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