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Wednesday - April 18, 2018
Show 1316: Turkey hunters must adapt to kill a tom under tough conditions. Real feathers make a turkey decoy come to life. Rough water on Lake Michigan is making fishing difficult. Wisconsin River walleye run in full swing. Jeff reports on the MWC walleye tournament in Detroit and Dan reports on dealing with livestock in spring snowstorms.
Wednesday - April 18, 2018
Show 1316: Turkey hunters must adapt to kill a tom under tough conditions. Real feathers make a turkey decoy come to life. Rough water on Lake Michigan is making fishing difficult. Wisconsin River walleye run in full swing. Jeff reports on the MWC walleye tournament in Detroit and Dan reports on dealing with livestock in spring snowstorms.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, 12-time Wisconsin state turkey-calling champion Jeff Fredrick offers advice for early-season hunting. (fredrickchampionschoice.com, hupy.com) Botch Leonhardt, proprietor of River's Edge Resort in Wisconsin Dells, reports on the Wisconsin River spring walleye run and invites listeners to register for next weekend's walleye contest at River's Edge. (riversedgeresort.com) Captain 'quot;Dumper'quot; Dan Welsch reports on fishing action on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/pages/Rupps-Downtown/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D'amp;S Bait, Tackle 'amp; Archery on Northport Drive in Madison, reports that panfish action is starting to pick up on the Madison chain. (fisherkingwinery.com, dsbait.com)
Thursday - April 12, 2018
Show 1315: Join Dan to fish Lake of the Woods September 16-22. Take the challenge to get out of your rut. DNR official provides Lake Michigan fisheries update. Walleye action continues on Wisconsin River.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, adventure racer and motivational speaker Michael Schnitzka shares some stories from his new book, Escaping the Velvet Rut. (www.thevelvetrut.com, www.hupy.com) Todd Kalish, deputy director of fisheries for the Wisconsin DNR, talks about Lake Michigan issues facing anglers this year. (www.dnr.wi.gov, www.wlba-wi.com) Gary Moeller, managing partner of Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, invites listeners to join Dan for some fantastic fishing on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 16-22. (www.blackisland.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports some panfish action on the Madison chain and says the Wisconsin River walleye run is under way. (www.fisherkingwinery.com)
Tuesday - April 3, 2018
Show 1314: DNR Spring Hearings in every county Monday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. Browns are hitting on Lake Michigan. Canoe adventure for women on the Namekagon River, Aug. 12-15. Artist Bob White offers special sale for Outdoors Radio listeners. Meet Dan at the Wisconsin Deer and Turkey Expo, April 6-8 in Madison.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, sporting artist and outdoor writer Bob White shares some thoughts on his recent blog post, "Reflections on a Year Not Hunted." Bob also announces his new ETSY store, with a special sale for Outdoors Radio listeners, at etsy.com/shop/bobwhitestudio. (bobwhitestudio.com, hupy.com) Chris Heeter, founder of The Wild Institute, invites listeners to join her for a "Wild Women on the Water" adventure on the Namekagon River, Aug. 12-15. (thewildinstitute.com) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters, reports early-season brown trout action is hot now on Lake Michigan. (www.dumpercan.com, anglersavenue.net) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports walleye action has been slow, but is picking up on the Wisconsin River. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Tuesday - March 27, 2018
Show 1313: Wisconsin Deer and Turkey Expo comes to the Alliant Energy Center next weekend. Ozone can help you kill big bucks. New northwoods grouse hunting book is due out in mid-April. Wisconsin River walleyes are hitting below dams. Jeff reports on the Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit tournament in Spring Valley, IL. Dan urges listeners to attend the DNR Spring Hearings, April 9 in every county.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces the Tax Time Savings Sale April 1-15 and new classes, including a House of Worship Security Workshop on April 24. (therangewi.com, hupy.com) Cole Tanner, director of customer relations for Ozonics, shares tips from his seminars at the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 6-8 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (deerinfo.com, ozonicshunting.com) Author Mark Parman shares stories from his new book, Among the Aspen: Northwoods Grouse & Woodcock Hunting, due out April 17. (ruffedgrousesociety.org, uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5718.htm) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports walleyes are hitting on the Wisconsin River below the Sauk City dam and offers tips for catching spring panfish on the Madison Chain. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - March 21, 2018
Show 1312: Estabrook Dam removal is under way on the Milwaukee River. Lake Michigan stocking levels announced. Madison guide and author Israel Dunn talks about his new book, Keep Casting. Jeff reports good ice fishing action in central Wisconsin. Dan prepares for spring turkey season.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Milwaukee Riverkeeper Cheryl Nenn, reports the Estabrook Dam removal on the Milwaukee River is under way and invites listeners to participate in the 23rd annual Milwaukee River Cleanup April 21. (milwaukeeriverkeeper.org, hupy.com) Charter captain "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports on 2018 stocking levels for trout and salmon in Lake Michigan and summarizes efforts by the Wisconsin Lakeshore Business Association in opposition to proposed commercial gill netting of whitefish. (dumperdan.com, wlba-wi.org) Blogger, podcaster, outdoor writer and fishing guide Israel Dunn talks about his new book, Keep Casting: An Angler's Tales, a collection of stories about his fishing adventures in Wisconsin and Florida. (shoreboundhero.blogspot.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports catching big bluegills on a recent trip to South Dakota and says walleyes are hitting now on the Wisconsin River. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - March 15, 2018
Show 1311: Ruffed Grouse Society looks at grouse decline. Celebrate St. Patricks Day at Fisher King Winery. Attract more big bucks to your land. Jeff says ice fishing will last a couple more weeks in northern and central Wisconsin. Dan will present a seminar on fly fishing for muskies at the Capital City Chapter of Muskies Inc. annual Muskie School.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, John Eichinger, CEO and president of the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock Societies, talks about new forest management work in Wisconsin. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org, www.hupy.com) Alwyn Fitzgerald, owner and winemaker of Fisher King Winery in Verona, Wisconsin, talks about St. Patrick's Day events at the winery. (www.fisherkingwinery.com) Deer habitat expert Tony LaPratt offers advice for attracting and holding big bucks on private land, the topic of his seminar at the Field & Stream Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 6-8 in Madison. (www.deerinfo.com, www.tonylapratt.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports walleyes are hitting on the Wisconsin River and invites listeners to attend the Capital City chapter of Muskies Inc. 17th annual Muskie School, March 17 at Waunakee High School. (www.fisherkingwinery.com)
WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: This week we're giving away four DVDs of Cheeseheads, the Documentary, by John Mitchell. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Cheeseheads giveaway.
Wednesday - March 7, 2018
Show 1310: Attend the North American Sport Show free online. Radical advice for how to stop school shootings. Expert tips for preparing upland bird and small game for the table. Wisconsin River walleye action is heating up. Wolf experts discuss the status of gray wolves in Wisconsin at Milwaukee Sports Show, Saturday March 10.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, David Gray, founder of the North American Sport Show, invites listeners to attend this free virtual-reality online show. (nasportshow.com, hupy.com) Outdoor writer, blogger and TV host Ron Spomer offers a radical solution for halting school mass shootings. (ronspomeroutdoors.com/blog/how-to-stop-school-killings/) Award-winning chef and cookbook author Hank Shaw offers advice for preparing delicious meals from small game and upland birds and shares recipes from his new book, Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail. (honest-food.net) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports walleyes are hitting on the Wisconsin River and ice fishing is winding down on Madison-area lakes. (fisherkingwinery.com)

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: This week we're giving away four DVDs of Cheeseheads, the Documentary, by John Mitchell. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Cheeseheads giveaway.
Wednesday - February 28, 2018
Show 1309: We welcome new Fox Valley listeners on 1490 WOSH in Oshkosh. Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show at State Fair Park Mar. 7-11. Sign up for March courses at The Range of Richfield. Journalist Chelsey Lewis shares advice for great Wisconsin backpacking adventures. Exhibition archer Byron Ferguson tells how he makes those spectacular shots. Madison lakes are still producing walleye, pike and panfish action, but be careful on the ice. Jeff reports on his 6th-place finish at the NAIFC tournament on Lake Menomin.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel multimedia journalist Chelsey Lewis shares some of her favorite hikes in Wisconsin and previews her backpacking seminar at the Milwaukee Sports Show, Saturday, Mar. 10. (hupy.com, jssportsshow.com) Byron Ferguson offers advice for getting kids started in archery and talks about his daily archery exhibition at the Field & Stream Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 6-8 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (deerinfo.com, byronferguson.com/) Jim Babiasz announces March classes and events at The Range of Richfield, including an M-1 Garand training course March 4, a St. Patrick's discount on 9mm ammo with an hour of range time March 13-17, and free hot dogs and $10 gun rentals on "Lunch with Jim Day," March 24. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports anglers are catching walleyes, pike and perch on Lake Mendota, and Monona Bay is still producing bluegills, with the bigger ones coming on plastics. Walleyes are biting below the Sauk City Dam on the Wisconsin River. There's still time to sign up for the annual Capital City Muskies Inc. annual Muskie School, March 17 at Waunakee High School. (fisherkingwinery.com, capitalcitymuskiesinc.org) WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: This week we're giving away four pairs of tickets to the Milwaukee Sports Show, March 7-11. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Sports Show giveaway.
Wednesday - February 21, 2018
Show 1308: Meet Dan at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo, Feb. 23-25 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Dumper Dan provides a Lake Michigan lake trout update. Come out to the RV and Boat Show Main Event this weekend at EAA in Oshkosh. Madison lakes still offer good panfish action through the ice. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show comes to State Fair Park Mar. 7-11.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Outdoors Editor Paul Smith previews highlights of the Milwaukee Sports Show, coming to State Fair Park Mar. 7-11. (hupy.com, jssportsshow.com) Vickie Frank, show manager for the RV & Boat Show Main Event, invites listeners to attend this unique event at EAA Grounds in Oshkosh, Feb. 23-25. (rvboatmainevent.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, provides an update on lake trout stocking and bag limits and other regulations on Lake Michigan. (dumperdan.com, hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on fishing action on the Madison Chain and Lake Wisconsin. Meet Ron at this weekend's Wisconsin Fishing Expo, Feb. 23-25 in Madison. (www.fisherkingwinery.com, www.wifishingexpo.com)

JIFFY GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY: This week we're announcing the winner of our Grand Prize - a Jiffy 44 Pro propane-powered auger. Thanks to everyone who entered our weekly drawings for great Jiffy products.
Thursday - February 15, 2018
Show 1307: Pro angler Tommy Kemos shares some walleye secrets from his Wisconsin Fishing Expo seminar. Wisconsin Deer and Turkey Expo comes to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison April 6-8. 100,000-gallon "Lake Milwaukee" highlights the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show. Meet Dan at the Southeast Wisconsin FNRA banquet Feb. 15 at Davians on West Silver Spring Drive in Menomonee Falls, at the SCI Badgerland Hunters Expo, Feb. 16-17 at the Madison Marriott West, and at the Dodge County FNRA banquet Feb. 17 at Old Hickory Golf Club in Beaver Dam. Jeff prepares his new hives for honeybees.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, National Walleye Trail 2014 Angler of the Year Tommy Kemos shares some tips from his upcoming seminar at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo. (wifishingexpo.com) Dave Jones, consumer brand manager for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, previews highlights of this year's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, March 7-11 at the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park. (jssportsshow.com) Brandon Censky, spokesperson for the Deer & Turkey Expos, talks about this year's Wisconsin event, set for April 6-8 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (deerinfo.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports sporadic bluegill and perch action on the Madison chain, and another ice rescue in Minnesota thanks to the Nebulus Flotation Device. Meet Duffy at this weekend's Wisconsin Fishing Expo, Feb. 23-25 in Madison. (fisherkingwinery.com, wifishingexpo.com)

JIFFY GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY: This week we're giving away our Grand Prize - a Jiffy 44 Pro propane-powered auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.

WISCONSIN FISHING EXPO GIVEAWAY: To enter the drawing for four pairs of tickets to the Wisconsin Fishing Expo, Feb. 23-25 in Madison, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Wisconsin Fishing Expo giveaway.
Wednesday - February 7, 2018
Show 1306: Fish-X, the free fishing expo, comes to Washington County Fair Park Feb. 9-11. James Lindner headlines Central Wisconsin Sports Show in Wausau, Feb. 16-18. Wisconsin Fishing Expo features great seminars, kids corner, kayak corridor and wildlife art display. Dan heads to West Bend for Fish-X. Jeff reports on the NAIFC ice fishing tournament in Antioch, IL.
James Lindner, co-host of Lindner's Angling Edge TV, previews his seminars at the Central Wisconsin Sports Show, Feb. 16-18 at the Central Wisconsin Convention Center in Wausau. (fishingboatingoutdoor.com, anglingedge.com) Dan Durbin, promoter of the Wisconsin Fishing Expo, shares highlights of this year's expo, coming to Madison February 23-25. (www.wifishingexpo.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, guide Jim O'Brien reports great crappie action on southeast Wisconsin lakes and invites listeners to his seminar at MW Marine, Feb. 10 at 11:00 a.m. (jiffyonice.com, dancingwithwalleyes.com, mwmarine.com/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good bluegill and perch action on the Madison chain, and says crappies and bluegills are hitting on Lake Wisconsin. Meet Ron at this weekend's Milwaukee Muskie Expo and the Wisconsin Fishing Expo, Feb. 23-25 in Madison. (fisherkingwinery.com, muskieexpo.com/milwaukee/, wifishingexpo.com)

WEEKLY JIFFY GIVEAWAY: This week we're giving away a Jiffy auger case. Next week, we'll give away our Grand Prize - a Jiffy 44 Pro propane-powered auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
Wednesday - January 31, 2018
Show 1305: Meet Dan and get great deals on tackle at Fish-X, the free fishing expo at Washington County Fair Park, Feb. 9-11. That same weekend, archer Frank Addington, Jr. shoots aspirin in midair at the Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo. Late-season ice fishing action is good across the state. Jeff heads to Antioch, IL for an ice fishing tournament.
Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz reports on new shooting gear at the SHOT Show and invites listeners to check out February classes and specials at the Range. (therangewi.com)
Archery exhibition shooter Frank "Aspirin Buster" Addington, Jr. talks about his shooting demonstration at the Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo, Feb. 9-11 in Wausau and encourages parents to get kids outdoors. (fishingboatingoutdoor.com, frankaddingtonjr.com)
Justin Blanchard, co-owner of Vibrations Tackle, invites listeners to see some exciting new fishing products and catch great seminars at Fish-X, Feb. 9-11 at Washington county Fair Park in West Bend. (vibrationstackle.com, fishexpos.com)
In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, guide Patrick Kalmerton reports great panfish action on Blackhawk Lake and a hot whitefish bite on the Bay of Green Bay. (jiffyonice.com, wolfpackadventures.com)
In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, owner of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery in Madison, reports good panfish action on the Madison chain and offers some tips for catching them. (fisherkingwinery.com, dsbait.com)

WEEKLY JIFFY GIVEAWAY: This week we we're giving away a Jiffy powerhead cover. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
Wednesday - January 24, 2018
Show 1304: Ice Fishing Bonanza: Late-season tips, Madison lakes report, choosing the best line for jig rods and tip-ups, panfish on Waukesha County lakes. Jeff reports on his four-generation family ice outing. Dan gets ready for Fish X, Feb. 9-11 in West Bend.
In the Hupy and Abraham outdoor report, Kurt Walbeck, host of Outdoor Bound TV, offers advice for selecting lines for different ice-fishing applications (outdoorbound.tv, hupy.com) Craig Storm, director of promotions for Dakota Lithium Ion Batteries, explains the advantages of these lightweight, long-life batteries for portable electronic gear. (dakotalithiumbattery.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, guide Jim O'Brien reports hot panfish action on Waukesha County lakes. (jiffyonice.com, dancingwithwalleyes.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good perch action on Lake Mendota and invites listeners to come to the Capital City Muskies Inc. Muskie School, March 17 at Waunakee High School. (fisherkingwinery.com) WEEKLY JIFFY GIVEAWAY: This week we we're giving away a Jiffy full auger case. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
Friday - January 19, 2018
Show 1303: New book details 25 years of Siberian brown bear adventures. Fish-X free fishing expo comes to West Bend Feb. 9-11. Panfish are biting across the state, whitefish on Green Bay. Jeff reports on his week at Federation Angler HQ in Oklahoma. Dan hunts rabbits in Fond du Lac County.
In the Hupy and Abraham outdoor report, outdoor writer and outfitter Denny Geurink talks about his adventures guiding big-game hunters in Siberia and tells a few stories from his new book, In the Land of the Bear. (www.dgoa.com, www.hupy.com) Mike Veserat, director of Fish X, invites listeners to attend Fish X, Wisconsin's free fishing expo, at Washington County Fair Park, Feb. 9-11. (www.fishexpos.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, guide Patrick Kalmerton says panfish are biting on Blackhawk Lake and whitefish provide good action on the bay of Green Bay. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.wolfpackadventures.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good panfish action on the Madison Chain and Lake Wisconsin. (www.fisherkingwinery.com)

WEEKLY JIFFY GIVEAWAY: This week we we're giving away a Jiffy powerhead cover. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
Wednesday - January 10, 2018
Show 1302: Try hammock camping this weekend with Nick of the Woods. California fire damage report from taxidermist Chuck Testa. Jiffy 46X-treme propane auger starts immediately at twenty-two below. Madison ice fishing season is under way with the return of cold weather. Dan picks up three roadkill deer over the holidays.
In the Hupy and Abraham outdoor report, wilderness skills instructor Nick Gordon talks about the joys of winter hammock camping. (www.nickofthewoods.com, www.hupy.com) Celebrity Taxidermist Chuck Testa reports on damage caused by the Thomas Fire that devastated Southern California. (www.ojaitaxidermy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, guide Jim O'Brien reports walleye action in the Hayward area was hampered by cold weather and snow on the ice, but panfish action is picking up on Waukesha County lakes. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on ice fishing action on the Madison Chain and invites listeners to register for the 17th annual Capital City Muskie School at Waunakee High School, March 17. (www.capitalcitymuskiesinc.org, www.fisherkingwinery.com) WEEKLY JIFFY GIVEAWAY: This week we we're giving away a Jiffy full auger case. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
Thursday - January 4, 2018
Show 1301: Outdoors Radio looks back at 2017 with four segments that won awards last year. Enjoy the best of Outdoors Radio. Hunt Wisconsin app helps you plan a successful hunt. Treadwright offers premium truck tires at bargain prices. Monarch butterflies need your help. Laugh and cry over these true fishing tales. Jeff reports on his ice-fishing success.
In the Hupy and Abraham outdoor report, David Manske, creator of the Hunt Wisconsin app, explains the many ways this user-friendly app can help hunters. (huntwisconsinapp.com, hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, CEO Anthony Showen explains the green manufacturing process used in making Treadwright Tires. (treadwright.com, fisherkingwinery.com) Cait Williamson, director of conservation programs for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, details the decline of monarch butterflies and efforts to help restore their numbers. (wisconservation.org, cherishwisconsin.org, xerces.org) In another Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, author and former New York Times columnist Stephen Sautner talks about his collection of humorous essays, Fish On, Fish Off. (stephensautner.com, hupy.com) WEEKLY JIFFY GIVEAWAY: This week we we're giving away a Jiffy powerhead cover. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
Wednesday - December 27, 2017
Show 1252: Happy New Year from Dan and Jeff at Outdoors Radio. Tips for finding shed moose antlers in northern Minnesota. Mention Outdoors Radio and shoot free for a half hour at The Range of Richfield. Walleye ice action is good in northern Wisconsin. Ice is firming up on Madison lakes. Jeff readies new beehives for next spring. Dan reports on a late-season bowhunt in Lafayette County.
In the Hupy and Abraham outdoor report, outdoor writer and guide Joe Shead tells how he finds shed moose antlers in northern Minnesota. (www.goshedhunting.com, www.hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Drills Ice Fishing report, fishing guide and Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien offers advice for using tip-ups and reports walleyes are biting in northern Wisconsin. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces January events at the range, including new classes, as well as Date Night and Speed Dating with a Gun specials. Mention Outdoors Radio and shoot for free for a half hour. (www.therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and Big 1070 and FM 100.9 broadcasts, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, Jiffy pro-staffer Ron Barefield reports ice-fishing action is picking up now that cold weather has arrived. (www.fisherkingwinery.com, www.jiffyonice.com) WEEKLY JIFFY GIVEAWAY: This week we we're giving away a Jiffy full auger case. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
Wednesday - December 20, 2017
Show 1251: Merry Christmas for Dan and Jeff at Outdoors Radio. Try spearing a pike this winter. Walleyes are biting around the state. Sportsman Sled makes toting gear on the ice easy. Madison chain ice fishing season is under way. Jeff scores some panfish through the ice. Dan reports on a pheasant hunt at Blonhaven Hunt Club.
In the Hupy and Abraham outdoor report, outdoor writer and guide Joe Shead tells how to spear northern pike through the ice in Minnesota and Wisconsin. (www.mnpikespearing.com, www.hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Drills Ice Fishing report, fishing guide and Jiffy pro-staffer Patrick Kalmerton, of Wolfpack Adventures, says walleye and panfish action have been good around the state. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.wolfpackadventures.com) Nick Triscari, inventor of the Ruslyn Sportsman Sled, describes the features of this versatile item that has multiple uses for anglers and hunters. (www.ruslyn.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and Big 1070 and FM 100.9 broadcasts, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, Jiffy and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports ice-fishing action is starting to improve in the Madison area. (www.fisherkingwinery.com, www.nebulusflotation.com, www.jiffyonice.com)

WEEKLY JIFFY GIVEAWAY: This week we we're giving away a Jiffy powerhead cover. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
Thursday - December 14, 2017
Show 1250: Dan and Jeff report on new ice-fishing gear on display last weekend at the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show at State Fair Park. Mudd-Ox amphibious vehicle takes on any terrain. Add these places to your Wisconsin bucket list. Southern Wisconsin is still waiting for good ice.
In the Hupy and Abraham outdoor report, Pat Purtell, Wisconsin dealer for Mudd-Ox amphibious vehicles, invites listeners to test-drive one at his Oshkosh test track. (www.muddox.com, www.hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Drills Ice Fishing report, fishing guide and Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien says ice is not yet safe on southern Wisconsin lakes. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) Kelly Jo Stull, author of the Wisconsin Bucket List Book, shares some of the 100 unique places and activities that will make you a genuine cheesehead. (www.bookthewisconsinbucketlist.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and Big 1070 and FM 100.9 broadcasts, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D>S Bait, Tackle > Archery on Northport Drive in Madison, reports on open-water and ice-fishing action on the Madison chain. (www.fisherkingwinery.com, www.dsbait.com) WEEKLY JIFFY GIVEAWAY: This week we we're giving away a Jiffy full auger case. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
Thursday - December 7, 2017
Show 1249: Meet Dan and Jeff this weekend at the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show at State Fair Park. See the SnoBear, the ultimate ice-fishing dream machine, at the Ice Fishing Show. Early-season ice fishing tips. Preview of the 2018 Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo, May 16-17 at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette.
In the Hupy and Abraham outdoor report, Mark LaBarbera, founder and president of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, invites listeners to attend the Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo, May 16-17 at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette. (outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com/, hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Drills Ice Fishing report, fishing guide and Jiffy pro-staffer Pat Kalmerton offers advice for early-ice fishing and warns anglers to make safety their first consideration on new ice. (jiffyonice.com, wolfpackadventures.com) Mario Nozzarella, marketing director for SnoBear USA, invites listeners to check out the SnoBear ice-fishing dream machine at the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show. (snobearusa.com, milwaukeeicefishingshow.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and Big 1070 and FM 100.9 broadcasts, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on last weekend's St. Paul Ice Fishing Show and invites listeners to check out the Nebulus Flotation Device at this weekend's Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show. (nebulusflotation.com, fisherkingwinery.com) WEEKLY JIFFY GIVEAWAY: This week we we're giving away a Jiffy auger powerhead cover. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
Saturday - December 2, 2017
Show 1248: Outdoors Radio welcomes two new Madison stations, WTSO the Big 1070 AM and 100.9 FM. December fun at The Range of Richfield. Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show comes to State Fair Park Dec. 8-10. Expert advice for early-ice walleyes and bluegills. Jeff reports on the second weekend of gun deer season. Dan and his son Jon score on deer in Vernon County.
In the Hupy and Abraham outdoor report, Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces December activities and classes at the range. (www.therangewi.com, www.hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Drills Ice Fishing report, fishing guide and Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien offers advice for early-ice bluegills and walleyes and warns anglers to make safety their first consideration on new ice. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) Graham Ruppel, marketing director for Eskimo Ice Drills, previews new Eskimo products he will feature this weekend at the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show and next weekend at the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show. (www.geteskimo.com, www.milwaukeeicefishingshow.com)In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and Big 1070 and FM 100.9 broadcasts, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, McFarland guide Ron Barefield recaps his deer season, talks about open-water fishing still available and previews Madison area ice fishing opportunities. (www.fisherkingwinery.com)

FALL GIVEAWAY ENDS NEXT WEEK: If you pledge to mentor a new hunter this year, we'll put your name in the drawing for one of two $100 gift certificates from Legendary Whitetails. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and pledge to mentor a new hunter and we'll put you in the drawing.

NEW ICE FISHING SHOW GIVEAWAY: We're giving away four pairs of tickets to the Milwaukee Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show, coming to State Fair Park Dec. 8-10. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Ice Fishing Show giveaway.

NEW WEEKLY JIFFY GIVEAWAY: This week we start our weekly Jiffy giveaways with a full auger case. To enter that drawing, call that same number, 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
Wednesday - November 22, 2017
Show 1247: Wisconsin gun deer season first weekend report. Get kids into ice fishing with Ice Team Kids and get kids into nature with a new book from Keffer and Tornio. See new Clam products at the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show Dec. 8-10. Muskies and walleyes still hitting on the Madison chain. Dan is deer hunting with his son. Jeff reports on the first weekend of deer season at the Kelm farm.
In the Hupy and Abraham outdoor report, Naturalist and author Ken Keffer talks about the new book he co-authored with Stacy Tornio, The Kids' Ultimate Animal Adventure Book, which offers young readers some basic information about North America's coolest critters, from insects to large carnivores and dispels myths about many of these animals. (destinationnature.com, kenkeffer.net) Matt Johnson, founder of Ice Team Kids, invites kids to stop at his booth for some free gifts at the Milwaukee Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show at State Fair Park Dec. 8-10. (milwaukeeicefishingshow.com, iceteamkids.com) Dan Stefanich, director of marketing for Clam Outdoors, previews new Clam products attendees can see and buy at the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show, including their Ascent Float Parka, the Stealth Spearfisher Thermal ice shelter and new tackle and lines. (clamoutdoors.com, ) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts andiceteamkids.com FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on muskie and walleye action on the Madison chain and the walleye/sauger bite on Lake Wisconsin. (fisherkingwinery.com, nebulusflotation.com/)

FALL GIVEAWAY ENDS IN DECEMBER: If you pledge to mentor a new hunter this year, we'll put your name in the drawing for one of two $100 gift certificates from Legendary Whitetails. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and pledge to mentor a new hunter and we'll put you in the drawing.

NEW ICE FISHING SHOW GIVEAWAY: We're giving away four pairs of tickets to the Milwaukee Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show, coming to State Fair Park Dec. 8-10. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Ice Fishing Show giveaway.
Wednesday - November 15, 2017
Show 1246: Wisconsin gun deer season opens this weekend. Advice for hunters from the DNR deer biologist. Preview of the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show. Madison chain still producing muskies, walleyes and panfish. Product feature: Floe CargoMax trailers. Dan and Jeff head out for gun deer season.
Ryan Reinke, manager of the Milwaukee Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show, previews features of the show, coming to State Fair Park Dec. 8-10. (milwaukeeicefishingshow.com) Don VanderMey, chief sales officer for Floe International, talks about the features of Floe CargoMax trailers. (floeintl.com) DNR big-game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang offers advice for hunters heading out for this weekend's gun deer season. (dnr.wi.gov, youtube.com/deerhuntwisconsin) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, D&S Bait proprietor Gene Dellinger reports anglers are still catching muskies, and walleyes are hitting at night on the Madison chain. (fisherkingwinery.com, dsbait.com)

FALL GIVEAWAY ENDS IN DECEMBER: If you pledge to mentor a new hunter this year, we'll put your name in the drawing for one of two $100 gift certificates from Legendary Whitetails. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and pledge to mentor a new hunter and we'll put you in the drawing.

NEW ICE FISHING SHOW GIVEAWAY: We're giving away four pairs of tickets to the Milwaukee Ice Fishing & Winter Sports Show, coming to State Fair Park Dec. 8-10. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Ice Fishing Show giveaway.
Friday - November 10, 2017
Show 1245: Shooting airguns for target and small game. Grouse numbers are down this fall. Wine pairings for wild turkey and venison. Jeff bags a nice buck with his Mission crossbow. Lend the hungry and homeless a hand during the Holidays. Salute to our veterans--thanks for your service.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, air gunner Ted Bier talks about target shooting and hunting with air rifles. (youtube.com/tedsholdover, hupy.com) Dr. Scott Walter, director of conservation programs for the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society, reports that grouse numbers are down this fall, but there are still enough for hunters to try for them. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Alwyn "Fitz" Fitzgerald, proprietor and winemaker of Fisher King Winery in Verona, offers advice for pairing wines with wild turkey and venison for delicious holiday meals. (fisherkingwinery.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports muskie action is slow, but walleyes are hitting at night on the Madison chain and Lake Wisconsin. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Friday - November 3, 2017
Show 1244: Watch Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2017 on Fox Sports Wisconsin and Fox Sports North Wednesday, Nov. 8. Recruit three new hunters and save money on your license. Captive deer farms pose threat of spreading CWD to wild deer northern Wisconsin. Veterans shoot free Nov. 14-17 at The Range of Richfield. Jeff gets a new pup.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Bryan Richards, emerging disease coordinator with the USGS National Health Center in Madison, talks about the possibility that captive deer farms might introduce chronic wasting disease to wild deer in northern Wisconsin. (youtube.com, hupy.com) Keith Warnke, DNR hunting & shooting sports coordinator, talks about the $5 license cost for new and returning hunters and encourages listeners to invite new hunters to join them in the field this season. Mentors who recruit three new hunters or anglers can buy their next license at a deep discount. (dnr.wi.gov) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces November classes and events at the range. Veterans shoot free Nov. 14-17. Sight in your deer rifle Nov. 7-17. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the rut. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) ENTER OUR NEW FALL GIVEAWAY: If you pledge to mentor a new hunter this year, we'll put your name in the drawing for one of two $100 gift certificates from Legendary Whitetails. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and pledge to mentor a new hunter and we'll put you in the drawing.
Wednesday - October 25, 2017
Show 1243: Get ready for gun deer season. Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2017 TV special coming soon to Fox Sports and PBS stations. Advice for proper field dressing and handling of deer. How a rangefinder can improve your shooting accuracy. Why hunters should be concerned about CWD. Madison lakes fishing report.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Bryan Richards, emerging disease coordinator with the USGS National Health Center in Madison, shares sobering facts about the threat of chronic wasting disease and what hunters can do to help its spread. (youtube.com, hupy.com) Brad Bonar, regional sales manager for Hawke Sport Optics, explains why most deer hunters can improve their success by using laser rangefinders. (hawkeoptics.com) Chris Johnson, proprietor of Johnson's Sausage Shoppe and Catering in Rio, Wisconsin, offers advice for handling deer in the field to ensure the best-tasting venison. (johnsonssausage.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, fishing pro Duffy Kopf says action is improving on the Madison chain as the water cools. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) ENTER OUR NEW FALL GIVEAWAY: If you pledge to mentor a new hunter this year, we'll put your name in the drawing for one of two $100 gift certificates from Legendary Whitetails. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and pledge to mentor a new hunter and we'll put you in the drawing.
Thursday - October 19, 2017
Show 1242: Wish Jeff a Happy Birthday. Loyall dog food provides good nutrition for hard-working dogs. DNR will stock Skamania rainbows again. Expert offers scent-control tips for bowhunters. Jeff shoots two deer with his new Mission crossbow. Dan celebrates his birthday with a grouse and woodcock hunt at Clam Lake Lodge with Classic Bird Hunts.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Bill Zimmerman, owner of Lake and Country Bird Dogs, talks about dog nutrition and training dogs to recover wounded deer. (www.lakeandcountrybirddogs.com, www.unitedbloodtrackers.org, nutrenaworld.com, hupy.com) Paul, Marion, director of marketing forth Wildlife Research Center, offers bowhunters advice for scent control and using attractor scents for deer. (wildlife.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, invites listeners to join the Wisconsin Lakeshore Business Association and says the Wisconsin DNR will stock Skamania rainbows, along with more Chinook and coho salmon, in 2018. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/Wisconsin-Lakeshore-Business-Association-1008047639308659/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, JC Chamberlin offers advice for mid-season bowhunting. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) ENTER OUR NEW FALL GIVEAWAY: If you pledge to mentor a new hunter this year, we'll put your name in the drawing for one of two $100 gift certificates from Legendary Whitetails. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and pledge to mentor a new hunter and we'll put you in the drawing.
Tuesday - October 10, 2017
Show 1241: Wish Dan a Happy Birthday. Expert tips for buying recreational land. Pheasant hunt for first-timers in Lafayette County. Honda Pioneer 1000 LTD review. Jeff shoots his new crossbow. Dan heads to Clam Lake to hunt grouse with Classic Bird Hunts.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Bryan Richards describes a pheasant hunt outing for first-time hunters sponsored by Fayette Sportsmen�s Club in Lafayette County. (outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com/, hupy.com) Susie Han, ATV/SxS media coordinator for American Honda Motorsports, describes the features of the 2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 LTD SxS. (powersports.honda.com) Travis Hamele, of UC Hunting Properties, offers advice for buying hunting and recreational land. (uchuntingproperties.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, pro angler Duffy Kopf says fishing is improving on the Madison Chain and announces a Waunakee High School Fishing Club outing on Lake Mendota. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) ENTER OUR NEW FALL GIVEAWAY: If you pledge to mentor a new hunter this year, we�ll put your name in the drawing for one of two $100 gift certificates from Legendary Whitetails. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and pledge to mentor a new hunter and we�ll put you in the drawing.
Thursday - October 5, 2017
Show 1240: Treeland Musky Fly Fishing Championship report. 2017 was a good year for Lake Michigan trout and salmon fishing. Donate to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund when you buy a hunting or fishing license. Outdoors Radio wins multiple awards at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers annual conference at Lake of the Woods.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Tatum Treland Schlapper reports on results of last weekend's Treeland's Musky Fly Fishing Championship and invites listeners to register for the Treeland Fall Musky Bash, Nov. 3-5 on the Chippewa Flowage. (treelandresorts.com, hupy.com) Capt. Dan Welsch reports Lake Michigan fall trout and salmon action is still hot off Sheboygan and in Sheboygan Harbor, and says the season was a good one overall. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/RanierisFourOfAKind/) Mark LaBarbera, treasurer of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, encourages listeners to donate $3 or more when they purchase a hunting or fishing license. (cherishwisconsin.org, wisconservation.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, JC Chamberlin offers advice for October bowhunting. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) ENTER OUR NEW FALL GIVEAWAY: If you pledge to mentor a new hunter this year, we'll put your name in the drawing for one of two $100 gift certificates from Legendary Whitetails. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and pledge to mentor a new hunter and we'll put you in the drawing.
Wednesday - September 27, 2017
Show 1239: Opening weekend grouse hunting report. Dan reports on his weeklong fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods. October activities at the Range of Richfield. Hurricane Irma cleanup efforts.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Dave "Buggman" Bayer reports on cleanup efforts in the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma. (hupy.com) Scott Walter, director of conservation programs for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock Societies, reports on early-season hunting opportunities for grouse and woodcock. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces October fun at the Range, including another Halloween Zombie Night. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on fishing action on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) ENTER OUR NEW FALL GIVEAWAY: If you pledge to mentor a new hunter this year, we'll put your name in the drawing for one of two $100 gift certificates from Legendary Whitetails. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and pledge to mentor a new hunter and we'll put you in the drawing.
Thursday - September 21, 2017
Show 1238: National Hunting & Fishing Day is Sept. 23. Jeff gets a crossbow at Pappas Trading Post. Wisconsin Waterfowl Association decoy carving competition. Chinooks head into Lake Michigan tribs. Lahr, Skarlis win Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit 2017 World Walleye Championship at Cass Lake.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Wisconsin DNR hunting and shooting sports coordinator Keith Warnke talks about featured activities for National Hunting & Fishing Day September 23. (dnr.wi.gov/calendar/, hupy.com) Don Kirby, executive director of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, reports on the first annual WWA decoy carving competition, held in conjunction with the Federal Duck Stamp Competition at UW-Stevens Point and talks about the value of wetlands to many wildlife species and to people as well. (wisducks.org) Charter Captain Dan Welsch reports mature Chinook salmon have moved into Lake Michigan tributary streams and anglers are catching them in Sheboygan Harbor. (www.dumperdan.com, facebook.com/pages/Rupps-Downtown/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, JC Chamberlin talks about the increased interest in hunting with crossbows. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) ENTER OUR NEW FALL GIVEAWAY: If you pledge to mentor a new hunter this year, we'll put your name in the drawing for one of two $100 gift certificates from Legendary Whitetails. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and pledge to mentor a new hunter and we'll put you in the drawing.
Friday - September 15, 2017
Show 1237: Wisconsin fall hunting seasons get under way this weekend. Help recruit a new hunter and you might win a great prize from Legendary Whitetails. Impact of Hurricane Irma felt in Wisconsin. Niagara Falls vacation report from our latest winner. Jeff reports on The Walleye Federation Open Tournament on Leech Lake. Dan heads to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods.
Wisconsin DNR hunting and shooting sports coordinator Keith Warnke encourages listeners to take a friend hunting this season and explains the incentive program for mentors who participate. (dnr.wi.gov) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Dave Bayer reports on the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Florida Keys, where he has a boat moored and which he evacuated before the storm hit. (gofundme.com, hupy.com) Mike Dulmes reports on his Niagara Falls fishing adventure, which he won during our spring giveaway. (niagarafallsusa.com, fish.shimano.com/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action on the Madison chain and Lake Wisconsin, and announces the upcoming Capital City Muskies Inc PIT Tag Challenge, Sept. 23. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org, pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) ENTER OUR NEW FALL GIVEAWAY: If you pledge to mentor a new hunter this year, we'll put your name in the drawing for one of two $100 gift certificates from Legendary Whitetails. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name, phone number and pledge to mentor a new hunter and we'll put you in the drawing.
Thursday - September 7, 2017
Show 1236: Tips for the Wisconsin archery deer opener next weekend. The International Ginseng Festival and North American Powerboat Championship come to Wausau next week. Practical advice from a young world-champion archer. Lake Michigan kings are moving into harbors. Dan recites an original poem: If I Were a Beaver.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Lisa Berry, director of sales for the Wausau/Central Wisconsin CVB, invites listeners to two great events in Wausau next weekend: the International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival and the North American Powerboat Championship, Sept. 16-17. (visitwausau.com, hupy.com) Fifteen-year-old archer Blaze Ruffing shares the secret of his success as a world champion and offers advice for beginning archers. (wickedarcherywi.com) Charter captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports mature kings are hitting close to shore. (dumperdan.com, sprecherspub.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers last-minute tips for bowhunters getting ready for next weekend's Wisconsin bow deer opener. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - August 30, 2017
Show 1235: Dove, early Canada goose and teal seasons open this weekend. Help support veterans at Daniel Boone Conservation League Vet Classic, Sept. 30. Check out September discounts on concealed-carry classes at The Range of Richfield. Enjoy fine Wisconsin wine, great music and more at Fisher King Winery in Verona. Jeff reports on the MWC tournament at Sault Saint Marie. Dan reports on the World Musky Hunt in Lake Tomahawk.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jill Marton invites listeners to attend the second annual Vet Classic, a fundraiser to support Fisher House Wisconsin and Camp Hometown Heroes, Sept. 30, at Daniel Boone Conservation League in Hubertus. (dbcl.org, hupy.com) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces September classes and events at the range, including Thureon Defense Demo Day Sept. 30. (therangewi.com) Alwyn "Fitz" Fitzgerald, president and winemaker of Fisher King Winery in Verona, announces Fisher King's sixth anniversary celebration, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. (fisherkingwinery.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good multi-species fishing action on the Madison Chain and Wisconsin River. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - August 24, 2017
Show 1234: Eva Shockey tells how she deals with anti-hunters. Wisconsin grouse and woodcock hunting prospects look good. Big kings are starting to stage near shore on Lake Michigan. Three weeks left before bow season, but still time left to get ready. Dan heads to Lake Tomahawk for the World Musky Hunt. Jeff heads to Sault Ste. Marie for the final Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit qualifier.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Eva Shockey tells how she got started on a hunting career and encourages women to try hunting. (evashockey.com, hupy.com) Scott Walter, director of conservation programs for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock Societies, provides a forecast for the upcoming hunting season. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters, reports on Lake Michigan trout and salmon action off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, slysmidtown.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, archery expert JC Chamberlin says now's the time to get ready for bow deer season. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - August 16, 2017
Show 1233: Muskie reports from the Chippewa Flowage and Eagle River. Backcountry Hunters and Anglers works to protect access to public lands. Dan and Jeff debate the value of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine and the move to eliminate deer and turkey carcass tags.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Tatum Treland-Schlapper reports musky action is hot now on the Chippewa Flowage and invites listeners to register for the Second Annual Treelands Premier Musky Fly Fishing Championship, Sept. 28-30. (treelandresorts.com, hupy.com) TJ Hauge, public policy chair for the Wisconsin Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, talks about the BHA Learn to Bowhunters program and encourages listeners to contribute to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund when they purchase hunting or fishing licenses and permits. (backcountryhunters.org, cherishwisconsin.org) George Langley, proprietor of Eagle Sports Center in Eagle River, reports Vilas County muskie action has varied with the weather this summer. (eaglesportscenter.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - August 10, 2017
Show 1232: 3-D shoot helps Hunt of a Lifetime take kids with life-threatening illnesses on a hunting or fishing trip. Writing outdoor humor is not as easy as you might think. Big kings are still hitting off Sheboygan on Lake Michigan. Prepare now for the upcoming bow deer season. Dan reports on Deer Fest. Jeff blows up his bow and injures his shoulder, ending his archery season before it starts.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Hunt of a Lifetime Wisconsin Ambassador Tim Jahn invites listeners to a fundraiser 3-D archery/crossbow shoot Aug. 19 at Union Rod > Gun Club near West Bend. (huntofalifetimewi.com, hupy.com) Outdoor writer and humorist John Meacham talks about writing humor and invites listeners to read and listen to his stories online. (laughwithjohn.wordpress.com) Charter captain "Dumper Dan" Dan Welsch reports big Chinooks, along with cohos, rainbows and lakers, are still hitting off Sheboygan on Lake Michigan. (dumperdan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, archery expert JC Chamberlin says tune your bow now for archery season. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Wednesday - August 2, 2017
Show 1231: Deer Fest runs August 4-6 at Washington County Fair Park. Crappies are hitting on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. Introduce newbies to eating venison and other wild foods. Tips for preventing tick-borne diseases. Whittling advice and a new book on wood carving. Jeff reports on bass and walleye tournaments on Bay de Noc. Dan attends Ojibwa Bowhunters Youth Day and fishes Lake Winnebago for perch and walleyes.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Mark Norquist, founder of Modern Carnivore, talks about his efforts to introduce people to eating wild fish and game. (modcarn.com, hupy.com) Dan Wolfe, inventor of the Tick Ease tick-removal system, talks about the diseases carried by several species of ticks and how to prevent them. (tickease.com) Chris Luebkemann, author of the Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book, tells why the Swiss Army Knife is a good choice for carving and whittling projects. (whittlingwithchris.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action on the Madison Chain and muskie and crappie action on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage in Iron County. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Thursday - July 27, 2017
Show 1230: Meet Dan and Ted Nugent at Deer Fest, Aug. 4-6 in West Bend. Wicked Archery, Range of Richfield and Beef Jerky Outlet Sidewalk Sale Sat., July 29. Lakeshore Weekend in Sheboygan July 28-30. World Champion Squirrel Cookoff coming to Bentonville, AR Sept. 16. Jeff reports on the Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit tournament on Devils Lake, ND last weekend. Dan surveys flood damage in southwest Wisconsin.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Squirrels Unlimited founder Joe Wilson invites listeners to the 6th annual World Champion Squirrel Cookoff, Sept. 16 in Bentonville, AR. (squirrelsunlimited.com, squirrelcookoff.com, hupy.com) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces August events at the Range and invites listeners to the big sidewalk sale Sat. July 29 in Richfield. (therangewi.com) Charter captain Dan Welsch reports on Lake Michigan trout and salmon action off Sheboygan and Lakeshore Festival July 28-30 on South Pier Drive in Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, anglersavenue.net, lakeshoreweekendsheboygan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, JC Chamberlin offers advice for pre-season preparation for bow hunting. (pappastradingpost.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Wednesday - July 19, 2017
Show 1229: Ojibwa Bowhunters Youth Day introduces kids to outdoor activities July 29 in New Berlin. Ted Nugent headlines Deer Fest, Aug. 4-6 in West Bend. Time to start preparing fall food plots. Madison Chain fishing action is hot right now. Jeff and Dan team up on some fresh roadkill venison. Jeff heads to Devils Lake, ND for the final Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit event of the season. Dan roasts a young woodchuck and finds it delicious.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Dennis Drewicz previews activities and clinics at the fourth annual Ojibwa Bowhunters Youth Day, Saturday, July 29th, at the club grounds in New Berlin. (ojibwabowhunters.clubexpress.com, hupy.com) Agronomist John O'Brion, founder and proprietor of Grandpa Ray Outdoors, offers advice for planting fall food plots and the use of minerals as a supplement for deer. (grandparayoutdoors.com) Deer Fest promoter Hugh McAloon previews America's largest all-deer expo, coming to Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, Aug. 4-6. (deerfest.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery in Madison, reports good panfish, bass and muskie action on the Madison Chain. (pappastradingpost.com, dsbait.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Sunday - July 9, 2017
Show 1228: Lake Michigan salmon action continues strong in July. Celebrate the life and work of Gordon MacQuarrie July 22 at the Barnes Area Historical Museum. Three-store summer sidewalk sale in Richfield features shooting gear, archery gear and jerky. Get ready for bow season. Jeff reports on his fishing vacation in Mercer.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Gordon MacQuarrie biographer Keith Crowley invites listeners to Gordon MacQuarrie Day, July 22 at the Barnes Area Historical Museum. (bahamuseum.org, hupy.com) Michelle Brooks, sales associate and social media director for Wicked Archery, announces a summer sidewalk sale at their Richfield location on Helsan Drive on Saturday, July 29, featuring Wicked Archery, The Range of Richfield and Beef Jerky Outlet. (wickedarchery.com, therangewi.com, wi.beefjerkyoutlet.com) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports on Lake Michigan trout and salmon fishing action and evening specials at Pier 17 Restaurant. (dumperdan.com, pier17sheboygan.com/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, JC Chamberlin offers advice for pre-season scouting and other preparations for the upcoming archery deer season. (pappastradingpost.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Wednesday - July 5, 2017
Show 1227: This week, enjoy the best of Outdoors Radio, as we play award-winning segments recognized by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Jeff and Dan discuss their early bow season hunts. Two great dog stories: training a deaf English setter to hunt and using a trained dog to locate wounded deer.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Michelle Milford, outreach coordinator for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, tells how she and her husband trained Clyde, a deaf English setter, to hunt, following hand signals. (wisconservation.org, cherishwisconsin.org, hupy.com) Jeremy Moore, founder of Dog Bone Hunter, shares advice on using a trained dog for recovering wounded deer. (dogbonehunter.com) Jeff shares details of an exciting hunt in the early days of the 2016 bow season. In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, pro angler Duffy Kopf offers advice for summer action on the Madison Chain. (fisherkingwinery.com, pappastradingpost.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Thursday - June 29, 2017
Show 1226: Catch Lake Michigan trout and salmon and enjoy July Fourth fun in Sheboygan. Reserve your campsites for summer camping in state parks. Sizzling Summer on July 22 caps off a busy month at the Range of Richfield. Jeff fishes with disabled vets off Port Washington. Dan reports that Outdoors Radio wins nine awards at the Outdoor Writers Association of America conference in Duluth.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces July events at the range, including the Sizzling Summer Event on July 22, with discounts on range rentals, sale prices on many items, food and more. (therangewi.com, hupy.com) Ruth Oppedahl, executive director of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, talks about camping opportunities in Wisconsin State Parks. (www.wisconservation.org, cherishwisconsin.org, dnr.wi.gov) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports on Lake Michigan trout and salmon action and July 4th activities in Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, visitsheboygan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, JC Chamberlin offers advice for getting ready for bow season. (fisherkingwinery.com, pappastradingpost.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Wednesday - June 21, 2017
Show 1225: Visit the Flyways Waterfowl Experience near Baraboo. Take the Southwest Wisconsin Cheesy Wine Trail June 24-25. Deadline extended to join Dan for a week of fishing on Lake of the Woods in September. Madison chain producing good bass and panfish now. Jeff reports on the North American Bass Circuit tournament on Lake Vermilion. Dan visits the Flyways Waterfowl Museum and wins a shotgun at the SCI Badgerland sporting clays shoot and picnic at Waunakee Gun Club.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Craig and Nichol Swenson invite listeners to learn all about North American waterfowl at the Flyways Waterfowl Experience Museum, located across from the north entrance of Devil's Lake State Park near Baraboo. (duckmuseum.com, hupy.com) Alwyn Fitzgerald, proprietor of Fisher King Winery in Verona, reports on muskie action on Lake Wingra and invites listeners to stop in for wine and cheese during the Southwest Wisconsin Cheesy Wine Trail tour, June 24-25. (fisherkingwinery.com) Danielle Rudd, manager of Ballard's Resort, reports good walleye action on Lake of the Woods and invites listeners to join Dan for a week of fishing at Black Island Resort in September. (blackisland.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good bass and panfish action on the Madison Chain, but high water on the Wisconsin River makes fishing difficult. (fisherkingwinery.com, pappastradingpost.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Wednesday - June 14, 2017
Show 1224: Take Dad fishing on Fathers Day. You can help bring back monarch butterflies. Lake Michigan salmon action is still going strong. Time to get ready for archery deer season. Hunting and fishing trips for special-needs kids. Jeff reports on the Cabelas National Team Walleye Championship in Loraine, Ohio. Dan fishes the USSA salmon outing at Port Washington.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Brigid O'Donoghue, under and CEO of United Special Sportsmen's Alliance, talks about this charity's work providing fishing and hunting outings for veterans and children who are disabled or who suffer from a life-threatening illness. (childswish.org, hupy.com) Caitlin Williamson, director of conservation programs for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, details the decline of monarch butterflies and efforts to help restore their numbers. (wisconservation.org, xerces.org) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports Lake Michigan coho action is still hot and anglers are catching a few kings and rainbows, as well. (dumperdan.com, sprechersscheboygan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, and Pappas Trading Post in Arena, JC Chamberlin says now's the time to start preparing for the upcoming archery deer season. (fisherkingwinery.com, pappastradingpost.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Wednesday - June 7, 2017
Show: 1223: June is Invasive Plants Awareness Month--tips on controlling garlic mustard, parsnip, buckthorn and more. Spring drumming counts show promise for fall hunting up north. Weather has hampered Wolf River bass action this spring. Dan and Jeff talk about fishing with their dads and offer some gift ideas for Fathers Day.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, DNR invasive plants coordinator Kelly Kearns offers advice for controlling invasive plant species, since June is Invasive Plants Awareness Month. (dnr.wi.gov/topic/invasives/, hupy.com) Scott Walter, director of conservation programs for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, reports on Wisconsin spring drumming survey results and says grouse hunting should be good this fall. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action on the Wolf River. (fisherkingwinery.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Monday - June 5, 2017
Show 1222: New organization of science professionals aims to restore science-based natural resource management in Wisconsin. Act now to help protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Lake Michigan coho action is fast and consistent now. Mendota bass are turning on. Jeff encourages listeners to participate in Free Fishing Weekend and Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin state parks, forests and natural areas, June 3-4. Dan wishes Waunakee High School fishing club members Nate Lorenz and Colin Steck good luck in the National High School Fishing Championship at Lake Wheeler, Alabama.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Lukas Leaf, sporting outreach coordinator for Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters, reports on fishing action in the BWCAW and explains the potential environmental threat of a copper mine in the area. (www.sportsmenfortheboundarywaters.org, hupy.com) Terry Daulton, coordinator of Wisconsin's Green Fire: Voices for Conservation, reports on this new group of scientists dedicated to restoring science-based management and decision-making to Wisconsin. (wigreenfire.org) Charter captain "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports phenomenal coho action on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan and daily specials at Sly's Midtown Saloon in Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, slysmidtown.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery in Verona, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports great bass and walleye action on Lake Mendota and decent panfish action on the rest of the Madison chain. (fisherkingwinery.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Friday - May 26, 2017
Show 1221: Free Fishing and Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin June 3-4. U.S. military personnel shoot for free this weekend at The Range of Richfield. Niagara Falls vacation giveaway winner announced. Dan encourages listeners to urge lawmakers to support AB 328, which would set closing dates for fisher, gray partridge, pheasant and wild turkey to coincide with the January archery deer season closure. Jeff reports on last the Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit tournament in Green Bay last weekend.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jim Babiasz invites all active and retired U.S. military personnel to enjoy an hour of free range time this weekend at The Range of Richfield. June events will include free range time for dads on Fathers Day. (therangewi.com, hupy.com) DNR fisheries biologist Karl Scheidegger talks about Wisconsin's Free Fishing Weekend and Free Fun Weekend in state parks, forests and trails June 3-4. (dnr.wi.gov, cherishwisconsin.org) Bill Hilts, Jr., director of outdoor promotions for Niagara Falls USA, invites listeners to fish and explore the wonders of Niagara Falls and announces the winner of our spring Niagara Falls vacation giveaway. (niagarafallsusa.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good panfish, bass and walleye action on the Madison Chain and good walleye, sauger and white bass fishing on Lake Wisconsin. (fisherkingwinery.com) Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Thursday - May 18, 2017
Show 1220: Meet Dan at Burlington Chocolate Fest Saturday, May 27. Prizes, live music and wine specials at Fisher King Winery grand opening May 26-27 in Verona. Lake Michigan salmon are hitting off Sheboygan. Jeff dives into beekeeping. Anglers hammer big smallies at last weekend's North American Bass Circuit tournament in Sturgeon Bay. Dan reports on last weekend's grand opening of Wicked Archery in Oshkosh.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Linda Fellenz, marketing director for Burlington Chocolate Fest, invites listeners to catch chef demos, live music, chocolate tasting, parade, carnival rides and more at this great festival on Memorial Day Weekend. (www.chocolatefest.com, www.hupy.com) Charter Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters, Condos and riverfront store in Sheboygan, reports good catches of cohos and trout and abundant alewives on Lake Michigan, and daily specials at Rainieri's Four of a Kind. (www.dumperdan.com, www.fourofakind-sheboygan.com) Alwyn Fitzgerald, owner and winemaker at Fisher King Winery in Verona, discusses the importance of clean water to trout and high-quality wines and invites listeners to his grand opening May 26-27. (www.fisherkingwinery.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Fisher King Winery, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good bass action on the Madison chain and a continuing walleye bite on the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. (www.fisherkingwinery.com) Last week to enter the drawing for a Niagara Falls Adventure fishing vacation package, compliments of Niagara Falls USA, which includes a half day of fishing with Jiggin' Jake's Guide Service on the Lower Niagara River, two nights lodging at Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa in Lewiston, free passes to all the great tourist attractions in the Falls, and a Shimano Compre rod and Sahara reel package. To enter, visit Niagarafallsusa.com, search "fishing" and request a free Niagara Falls Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map, or call 877-FALLS-US. Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Thursday - May 11, 2017
Show 1219: Intimate look at Dan's coulee country farm on Milwaukee PBS May 19. Teen podcast host challenges kids to get off the couch and into the outdoors. Fishing action rocks on Lake of the Woods. Madison chain opening weekend report. Jeff and Dan continue their turkey hunting bad luck streak.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Maryann Lazarski, former producer of Outdoor Wisconsin, talks about her new TV show, 10thirtysix, which goes behind the scenes at Dan's coulee country farm. (milwaukeepbs.org, hupy.com) Blake Alma, host of The Outdoorsman's Art podcast and author of six outdoor books, tells how he got started in outdoor communications as a teenager and encourages kids to get outdoors. (blakealma.com, .wrvoradio.com) Shaun Ridder, radio host on Star Country 96.3 in Madison, talks about the great fishing at Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods. (963starcountry.iheart.com/onair/ridder-57029/, blackisland.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on opening weekend action on the Madison chain. Last week to enter the drawing for a Niagara Falls Adventure fishing vacation package, compliments of Niagara Falls USA, which includes a half day of fishing with Jiggin' Jake's Guide Service on the Lower Niagara River, two nights lodging at Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa in Lewiston, free passes to all the great tourist attractions in the Falls, and a Shimano Compre rod and Sahara reel package. To enter, visit Niagarafallsusa.com, search "fishing" and request a free Niagara Falls Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map, or call 877-FALLS-US. Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Wednesday - May 3, 2017
Show 1218: Opening weekend of fishing season in Wisconsin. Dan talks with new country singer and deer hunter Chloe Channell. Lake Michigan browns are hitting close to shore north of Sheboygan. Meet Dan next Saturday, May 13, at the Wicked Archery Grand Opening. Dan strikes out on turkeys. Jeff hunts this week.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, 15-year-old country singer Chloe Channell shares her love for country music and hunting and tells how she got started in both. (chloechannell.com, hupy.com) Don Borchardt, president and CEO of Wicked Archery, invites listeners to meet Dan and compete in a two-man 3-D scramble at the Grand Opening of his new store in Oshkosh May 13. (wickedarcherywi.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports good near-shore action for browns on Lake Michigan and invites listeners to dine at Rupp's Downtown Supper Club in Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, McFarland guide Ron Barefield offers advice for opening-weekend bass and walleyes on the Madison Chain and says walleyes are still biting on Lake Wisconsin. To book a trip, call Ron at 608-235-7685. Enter the drawing for a Niagara Falls Adventure fishing vacation package, compliments of Niagara Falls USA, which includes a half day of fishing with Jiggin' Jake's Guide Service on the Lower Niagara River, two nights lodging at Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa in Lewiston, free passes to all the great tourist attractions in the Falls, and a Shimano Compre rod and Sahara reel package. To enter, visit Niagarafallsusa.com, search "fishing" and request a free Niagara Falls Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map, or call 877-FALLS-US. Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com. Registration closes April 30.
Wednesday - April 26, 2017
Show 1217: Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods will open for the season soon. Jeff offers some tips for opening-weekend game fish action and reports on his success with crappies on new Zoneloc hooks. Spring grouse drumming counts are winding down, and Ruffed Grouse Society habitat work will begin soon. A marriage proposal succeeds at The Range of Richfield. Dan reports on a successful youth turkey hunt.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces May events and classes at the range. (www.therangewi.com, www.hupy.com) Gary Moeller, managing partner of Ballard's Resort on Lake of the Woods, says spring fishing is under way and the outpost resort on Black Island will open for the season soon. There are still a few spots left to join Dan for his September fishing outing. (www.blackisland.com) Ruffed Grouse Society regional biologist Scott Walter reports grouse drumming is going strong and talks about the society's habitat work for grouse and woodcock. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports slow fishing on lakes Mendota and Monona and high water on the Wisconsin River. Enter the drawing for a Niagara Falls Adventure fishing vacation package, compliments of Niagara Falls USA, which includes a half day of fishing with Jiggin' Jake's Guide Service on the Lower Niagara River, two nights lodging at Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa in Lewiston, free passes to all the great tourist attractions in the Falls, and a Shimano Compre rod and Sahara reel package. To enter, visit Niagarafallsusa.com, search "fishing" and request a free Niagara Falls Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map, or call 877-FALLS-US. Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com. Registration closes April 30.