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Wednesday - April 23
Show 917: Driven TV co-host dishes on trophy whitetails. Winter impact on grouse and woodcock. Win free tuition to CBH Outdoor Skills Camp for kids. Dan reports on his first-period turkey hunt.
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Wednesday - April 23
Show 917: Driven TV co-host dishes on trophy whitetails. Winter impact on grouse and woodcock. Win free tuition to CBH Outdoor Skills Camp for kids. Dan reports on his first-period turkey hunt.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy, HT and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports slow panfish action on the Madison chain, but good walleye and sauger action on Lake Wisconsin. Sponsored by Bennetts Meadowood Country Club. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Gary Zimmer, coordinating biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, reports grouse came through the winter in good shape, thanks to deep roosting snow. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Pat Reeve, co-host of Driven TV, talks about his new book, Trophy Whitetails with Pat & Nicole Reeve and provides a behind-the-scenes peek at his TV show. (http://www.drivenhunter.com/) Mark Nissen, director of the CBH Outdoor Skills Camp in Cable, Wisconsin, announces the camp schedule and activities for summer 2014. (http://outdoorskillscamp.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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Thursday - April 17
Show 916: Spring walleye action on the Wisconsin River and flowages is heating up. Free Orvis classes take the mystery out of fly-fishing. The legacy of sailboat designer Hobie Alter. Dan reports on the Youth Turkey Hunt. Jeff gears up for open-water fishing.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Rivers Edge Resort proprietor Botch Leonhardt reports high water on the Wisconsin River is making boating difficult, but anglers are still getting some big walleyes from shore. Segment sponsor: Bennetts Meadowood Country Club. (http://www.riversedgeresort.com/, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Eric Helm, fishing manager at the Orvis Milwaukee Store, announces free fly-fishing 101 classes on weekends through June. (http://www.orvis.com/milwaukee) Paul Holmes discusses his new book, Hobie: Master of Water, Wind and Waves, and the legacy of master surfboard and sailboat designer Hobie Alter. (http://croulpublications.com/, http://hobie.com/) Fred Nickel, director of Parks, Recreation and Trails for Adams County, reports on early-season walleye action on Petenwell and Castle Rock flowages and the Wisconsin River. Segment sponsor: Ruffed Grouse Society. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com, http://ruffedgrousesociety.org/) Mark LaBarbera, founder of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, reports plans for the first annual Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo, May 15-16 at the MacKenzie Environmental Center in Poynette. (http://www.outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com/Expo---Other-Events.html) Giveaway: Our spring giveaway - compliments of Outdoor Skills Camp Dot Com - 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. Check it out at http://outdoorskillscamp.com/. Winner announced at the end of May.
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Thursday - April 10
Show 915: Attend the Spring Fish & Wildlife Hearing in your county and let your voice be heard. Tips for spring turkey hunting from a state champion caller. High School trap league gets under way. Dan reviews new gear displayed at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good walleye action on the Wisconsin River and fair trout action in Southwest Wisconsin. Segment sponsor: Bennetts Meadowood Country Club. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Larry Bonde, vice chairman of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, previews the statewide April 14 Spring Fish & Wildlife Hearings and Conservation Congress meetings. Segment sponsor: Ruffed Grouse Society. (http://dnr.wi.gov/about/wcc/, http://ruffedgrousesociety.org/) Twelve-time Wisconsin turkey calling champion Jeff Fredrick shares some tips for spring turkey hunting. (http://fredrickchampionschoice.com/) Cory Brathol, director of the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League, invites new shooters, coaches and schools to join the league. (http://www.wiclaytarget.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - A deer hunting video from Blood Brothers Outdoors (http://nextbukoutdoors.com/). To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Blood Brothers giveaway.
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Friday - April 4
Show 914: Why Wisconsinites should visit Michigan. Gapen Spin-Bee - a hot new bait for all game fish. Expert advice for bigger racks and healthier deer. Jeff gets a sunburn while ice fishing. Meet Dan at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo in Madison April 4-6.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Botch Leonhardt, proprietor of Rivers Edge Resort in Wisconsin Dells, reports anglers are catching big walleyes on the Wisconsin River below the Dells dam. (http://www.riversedgeresort.com/, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) George Zimmermann, vice president of Travel Michigan for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, explains why the Pure Michigan campaign has been so successful, making Michigans tourism website the most popular of any states for seven years in a row. (http://www.michigan.org/, http://ruffedgrousesociety.org/) Legendary angler Dan Gapen, Sr., shares his views on how to get more kids into fishing and tells some stories from his new book, Adventure Fishing the Americas. (www.gapen.com) Doug Kostreva, owner of the Horny Buck Seed Company, offers advice for planting food plots and using mineral supplements to improve deer health and antler growth. (http://www.hornybuckseed.com/, http://deerinfo.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - A 10-lb. jug of Booner Max Mineral Mixture from Horny Buck Seed Co. and a Horny Buck Seed Co. T-shirt in your size. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Horny Buck giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - March 26
Show 913: Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo comes to the MacKenzie Center May 15-16. Make sausage from your leftover venison. Fish the shallow backwaters now for walleyes on the Wisconsin and Lower Fox rivers. Dan talks turkey at the Sport & Home Extravaganza in Fond du Lac March 28-30.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy, HT and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on panfish action on the Madison chain and walleye action on the Wisconsin River. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Mark LaBarbera, founder of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, announces plans for the 2014 Midwest Outdoor Heritage Edication Expo, May 15-16, at MacKenzie Center in Poynette, Wisconsin. (http://www.outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com/Events.html) Meat processor Kurt Heid shares tips for smoking and making sausage from venison, the topic of his seminar at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (www.deerinfo.com, www.heidwildgame.com) Captain Zach Burgess, of Why Knot Guide Service, shares advice for catching big walleyes now on the Lower Fox River at DePere. (http://whyknotguideservice.com/) Giveaway: This week's giveaway - Last chance to enter the drawing for two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - March 19
Show 912: Red Green invades Wisconsin next month. Walleyes are biting at the Dells. New conservation organization will help protect woodcock habitat. Meet Dan at the Sport & Home Extravaganza, March 28-30 in Fond du Lac.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Botch Leonhardt, proprietor of Rivers Edge Resort in Wisconsin Dells, reports the Wisconsin River is now open below the Dells dam and walleyes are biting. (http://www.riversedgeresort.com/, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Steve Smith, AKA Red Green, shares some highlights from his How to Do Everything Tour, coming to theatres across the U.S. this spring, and offers some advice from his newest book, Beginners Guide to Women. (http://www.redgreen.com/) John Eichinger, president and CEO of the Ruffed Grouse Society, announces the formation of the American Woodcock Society, a division of RGS. (http://ruffedgrousesociety.org/) Paul Muche, of Stewarts Landscaping, previews next weekends Sport and Home Extravaganza, March 28th-30th at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. (http://www.sporthomefdl.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - March 12
Show 911: Mascot Madness comes to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. New program takes veterans afield. Expert tips will help make you a successful spring turkey hunter. Dan and Jeff report on last weekends Milwaukee Sports Show.
Special guests: Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports ice fishing action is slow, but anglers are starting to catch walleyes on the Wisconsin River. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Hunting guide Art Helin offers tips for taking tough gobblers, the topic of one of his seminars at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (www.deerinfo.com, http://arthelinoutdoors.com/) Pat Horvath, founder of Veterans Afield, talks about his new program that takes veterans with spinal-cord injuries hunting. (http://www.wisconsinpva.org/) Frank Szollosi, Midwest Manager for the National Wildlife Federation, announces the launch of NWFs Mascot Madness program to increase awareness of animal species in peril. (http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/Reports/Archive/2014/03-11-14-Mascot-Madness.aspx) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - March 5
Show 910: The Milwaukee Sports Show runs Mar. 5-9 at State Fair Park. Great Lakes shipwreck survivor tells his story. Meet Last River Rat Kenny Salwey at Canoecopia and share some dog stories. Advice for would-be outdoorswomen.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy, HT and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice-fishing action on the Madison chain and previews the Capital City Chapter of Muskies Inc. Muskie School, Mar. 15 at Waunakee High School. (http://www.capitalcitymuskiesinc.org/calendar/, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) River Rat Kenny Salwey tells some stories from his new book, The Dogs and I: True Tails from the Mississippi, and previews his appearance at Canoecopia in Madison this weekend. (https://www.facebook.com/KennySalwey, http://www.canoecopia.com/canoecopia/page.asp?pgid=1001) Dennis Hale, the sole survivor of the wreck of the freighter Daniel J. Morrell on Lake Huron, tells how he survived that disaster and talks about his book, Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole Survivor. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2akQp9qdugI) Krissie Mason, public relations coordinator for Zippo Outdoor, previews the Zippo products on display at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show and offers advice for women who want to get into outdoor activities. (http://www.jsonline.com/sportsshow/, http://zippooutdoor.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - February 26
Show 909: Deer are suffering this winter. High School ice fishing is hot this year. Ladies will rock at the Milwaukee Sports Show March 5-9. Meet Dan and Jeff in the Outdoor Wisconsin booth at the Sports Show at State Fair Park.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland fishing guide Ron Barefield reports on ice fishing action on the Madison chain. (www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Wisconsin DNR big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang reports on the impact of this harsh winter on the Wisconsin deer herd. (www.deerinfo.com, http://dnr.wi.gov) Blogger Carrie Zylka talks about the expanded Ladies Lodge at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, March 5-9 at State Fair Park. (http://www.jsonline.com/sportsshow/, http://wwocz.net/) Ted Bonde, coach of the New Holstein High School ice fishing team, reports the results of last weekends Wisconsin High School Ice Fishing Championship on Lake Winnebago. (http://studentfishing.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Thursday - February 20
Show 908: First-aid advice for hunters: do not die in the woods! Milwaukee Sports Show March 5-9 at State Fair Park. The Glacier Stops Here in Rochester, Minn. March 21-22. Meet Dan this weekend at the Madison Fishing Expo at the Alliant Energy Center.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy and HT pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice-fishing action on the Madison chain and announces the Madison Chapter of Muskies Inc. Advanced Muskie School, March 15th at Waunakee High School. (http://www.capitalcitymuskiesinc.org/calendar/, www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Charlie Potter, director of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, gives us a preview of the Sports Show coming to State Fair Park March 5th-9th. (http://www.jsonline.com/sportsshow/) Bill Plantan, of River Ridge Custom Canoes in Rochester, Minn., announces a new expo - The Glacier Stops Here - coming to the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, March 21st & 22nd. (http://www.rochestercvb.org/glacier/) Michelle Helin, of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, tells hunters what they need to know to save their own life in the event of an injury or sudden illness while in the field, the topic of her seminar at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 in Madison. (www.deerinfo.com) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. And this month were giving away a Nebulus Flotation Device (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/). To enter the drawing for either or both, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket and Nebulus giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Friday - February 14
Show 907: The USA Ice Team heads for the Ice Fishing World Championship Feb. 18-24 in Belarus. The Madison Fishing Expo comes to the Alliant Energy Center Feb. 21-23. Take your fishing to the next level with a custom rod. Jeff heads to Mercer to ice fish for walleyes. Meet Dan this weekend at the Southeast Wisconsin Fishing & Hunting Expo at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Fishing guide Ron Barefield reports on the good ice-fishing action on the Madison chain. (www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Brian Gaber, coach of the USA Ice Team, talks about his teams preparation for his months Ice Fishing World Championship in Belarus. (www.usaiceteam.com) Randy Buzz Butters, of B&B Custom Rods in Ripon, Wisconsin, tells how he designs rods to fit individual anglers needs. (www.facebook.com/BbCustomsRods) Charlie Grimm, board member of the Madison Fishing Expo, previews the Expo seminar speakers at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 21-23. (http://madfishexpo.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Four tickets to the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 21-23 at the Alliant Energy Center Center in Madison. And this month were giving away a Nebulus Flotation Device (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/). To enter the drawing for either or both, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Madison Fishing Expo and/or Nebulus giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Monday - February 3
Show 906: Pheasant Fest and SEWI Fishing & Hunting Expo coming up Feb. 14-16. Think spring with the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 21-23. Jeff heads to the NAIFC tournament at Croton Dam Pond in Michigan. Dan reports on last weekends SCI Badgerland Chapter Hunter Expo at Kalahari Resort n Wisconsin Dells.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Bait and tackle retailer Jim Joyce says panfish are still biting on Lake Mason and announces a benefit ice fishing tournament for Mike Kane on the lake Feb. 8. (www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.masonstation.com) Hank Shaw, chef, hunter and wild game cookbook author, talks about his new book, Duck, Duck, Goose and his upcoming seminars at Pheasant Fest, Feb. 14-16 in Milwaukee. (http://honest-food.net/, http://pheasantfest.org/) Chuck Smalley, director of the Southeastern Wisconsin Fishing & Hunting Expo, previews the expo coming Feb. 14-16 to its new and bigger location, the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend. (http://sewifishandhunt.com/) Charlie Grimm, board member of the Madison Fishing Expo, talks about the features of this expo coming to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 21-23. (http://madfishexpo.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Four tickets to Pheasant Fest (http://pheasantfest.org/), Feb. 14-16 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. And this month were giving away a Nebulus Flotation Device (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/). To enter the drawing for either or both, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Pheasant Fest and/or Nebulus giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - January 29
Show 905: Save $10 on 90-day pass to worlds first virtual sports show. Ice Duels tournaments coming to South Dakota and Minnesota. Camp Compass Academy takes city kids hunting and fishing. Jeff gears up for the NAIFC tournament in Newago, Michigan. Dan reports on last weekends successful Milwaukee Boat Show.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Bait and tackle retailer Jim Joyce reports good panfish action on Lake Mason and announces a benefit ice fishing tournament on the lake Feb. 8. (www.scibadgerland.com, www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.masonstation.com) Mike Howe, director of the Ice Duels tournament series, tells how this new competition got started and announces events for the next two weekends. (www.iceduels.com, www.icefish.com) David Gray, director of the North American Sport Show, describes the worlds first virtual sports show and announces a $10 discount for Outdoors Radio listeners who use promo code dsoutdoors. (www.nasportshow.com) John Annoni, founder of Camp Compass Academy in Allentown, PA, talks about the success of his program that rewards the good schoolwork of inner-city students with hunting and fishing trips. (www.campcompass.org/, www.twomillionbullets.org) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Four tickets to Pheasant Fest (www.pheasantfest.org), Feb. 14-16 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. And this month were giving away a Nebulus Flotation Device (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/). To enter the drawing for either or both, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Pheasant Fest and/or Nebulus giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - January 22
Show 904: Pheasant Fest is coming to Milwaukee Feb. 14-16. Ice action is good across Wisconsin. Visit www.nasportshow.com online now through April 7th and save with promo coupon dsoutdoors. Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Boat Show this weekend at State Fair Park.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Conservationist Mark LaBarbera talks about the SCI Badgerland Chapters Hunter Expo, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Kalahari Resort in the Dells. (www.scibadgerland.com, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Rehan Nana, public relations specialist for Pheasants Forever, previews Pheasant Fest, coming to the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, Feb. 14-16. (http://pheasantfest.org) Roger LaPenter, of Anglers All in Ashland, Wisconsin, reports Chequamegon Bay has the best ice conditions in 30 years and ice fishing action is fantastic. (www.visitashland.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com) Mary McPhetridge, executive director of the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, talks about the Bike Across the Bay fat-tire bike race on Chequamegon Bay, Feb. 14. (www.visitashland.com, http://www.batb.org, http://www.bikeacrossthebay.org) Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports anglers in the Madison area can find decent ice-fishing action by staying mobile, drilling lots of holes and looking active fish. (www.jiffyonice.com) Giveaway: Well announce the winner of last weeks giveaway - a Jiffy Pro4 Lite power auger from Feldmann Engineering. This weeks giveaway is four tickets to Pheasant Fest (http://pheasantfest.org)To enter, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Pheasant Fest giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Tuesday - January 14
Show 903: Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Boat Show, Jan. 17-26 at State Fair Park. Skiing, biking and ice fishing on Chequamegon Bay. See new fishing boats and kayaks at the Central Wisconsin Boat Show, Jan. 24-26 at the Wisconsin Dells Center. Visit www.nasportshow.com online now through April 7th and save with promo coupon dsoutdoors.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Conservationist Mark LaBarbera talks about projects funded by SCI Badgerland Chapter. (www.scibadgerland.com, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Carrie Butt, of Divepoint SCUBA Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, talks about kayaks for paddling and fishing and previews the Central Wisconsin Boat Show, Jan. 24-26 at the Wisconsin Dells Center. (www.divepointscuba.com, www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com) Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn in Ashland, Wisconsin, reports ice fishing action is picking up on Chequamegon Bay. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Mary McPhetridge, executive director of the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, talks about the Book Across the Bay cross-country ski race on Chequamegon Bay, Feb. 15. (www.visitashland.com, http://www.batb.org, http://www.bikeacrossthebay.org) HT Pro Zach Burgess, of Why Knot Charters & Guide Service, reports good ice-fishing action for whitefish on the Bay of Green Bay. (www.icefish.com, www.whyknotcharters.com) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy Pro4 Lite power auger from Feldmann Engineering. The worlds first propane-powered ice auger, a $500 value. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Tuesday - January 7
Show 902: Central Wisconsin Boat Show, Jan. 24-26 at the Wisconsin Dells Center is a sure cure for cabin fever. Lake Superior ice fishing and drag-racing action is hot. Jeff places second in the Ice Duels event on Lake Monona. Meet Dan at Bennetts Meadowood Country Club in Madison, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 10.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Bait and tackle dealer Jim Joyce, proprietor of Joyces Mason Station in Briggsville, Wisconsin, reports good ice fishing on Lake Mason. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.scibadgerland.com, www.masonstation.com) John Quam, of Quams Motorsports on Lake Kegonsa, previews new boats for 2014 and the Central Wisconsin Boat Show, Jan. 24-26 at the Wisconsin Dells Center. (http://www.quamsmotorsports.com/, www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com) Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All in Ashland, reports good ice fishing action on Lake Superiors Chequamegon Bay. Marybeth Monroe talks about the King of the Bay Snowmobile Drags, Feb. 8 on Chequamegon Bay. (www.visitashland.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com) Jiffy Pro Pat Kalmerton, of Wolf Pack Adventures in Sheboygan, shares some mid-season ice-fishing tips. (www.wolfpackadventures.com, www.jiffyonice.com) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy powerhead cover from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Friday - January 3
Show 901: Good ice-fishing action throughout the state. Operation Tip-Up salutes Americas war heroes. Jeff competes in the Ice Duels event on Lake Monona Jan. 4. Meet Dan at Bennetts Meadowood Country Club in Madison, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 10.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Conservationist Mark LaBarbera talks about the Archery in the Schools program in Wisconsin and the upcoming SCI Badgerland Hunter Expo Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.scibadgerland.com) TV host and HT Enterprises pro-staffer Tom Gruenwald offers advice for mid-season ice fishing and previews new ice-fishing gear for 2014. (www.icefish.com) Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait Shop in Ashland, reports good ice-fishing action for browns and walleyes on Lake Superiors Chequamegon Bay. Marybeth Monroe talks about the Northwoods Sleigha and Cutter Rally Jan. 11 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Lance Hoefs, founder of Veterans Outdoor World, talks about Operation Tip-Up, a free ice fishing outing for veterans and their families, Jan. 11 on Lake Menomin. (http://vowusa.org/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy full auger case from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Thursday - December 26
Show 852: Seasons Greetings from Outdoors Radio. Ice fishing action is picking up on the Madison chain. Special Holiday Show features some favorite guests from the past: Okie Catfish Noodling Champ Lucy Millsap, game calling expert Wayne Carlton and a tribute to the late Jay Leggett, creator of the deer camp documentary To the Hunt.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Fishing guide Ron Barefield reports ice fishing action is picking up on the Madison chain. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.scibadgerland.com) Wayne Carlton, of Vanish Camo in Montrose, CO, shares some advice for calling big game animals from his entertaining seminar at the SCIWI Big Game Hunters Expo. (www.camowest.com) This segment won Best of Radio from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Catfish wrangler Lucy Millsap tells how she won the 2013 Okie Noodling Championship with a 72-lb. Lake Texoma catfish. (https://www.facebook.com/BareKnuckleBabes, http://bareknucklebabes.com/) We salute the late Jay Leggett, Hollywood producer, comic and avid deer hunter, who died at deer camp on opening day of the 2013 Wisconsin gun deer season. (www.deerdoc.com, http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/11/26/in-living-color-actor-jay-leggett-dies-at-50/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy powerhead cover from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - December 18
Show 851: Federal funding for conservation programs is on the bubble. New grouse book makes a great Christmas gift for sportsmen. Early-ice action for walleyes and panfish is hot in Waukesha County. Dan test-drives the 2014 Chevy Silverado Club Cab pickup and reports on a deer hunt with Kids and Mentors Outdoors. Jeff reports on the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show in Wausau.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Mark LaBarbera, founder of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, reports on last weekends Learn to Pheasant Hunt program sponsored by the Friends of Poynette Game Farm and held at Wern Valley Sportsmans Club. (http://www.friendsofwihunting.org/, http://wernvalley.com/, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.scibadgerland.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Jim OBrien shares some tips for early-ice panfish and walleyes and gives us a field report on the Jiffy Pro-4 Lite propane-powered auger. (www.dancingwithwalleyes.com, www.jiffyonice.com) Wisconsin author Mark Parman talks about his book, A Grouse Hunters Almanac, and his contribution to the magnificent new book, A Passion for Grouse. (http://www.wildriverpress.com/A-Passion-for-Grouse.html) Brandon Helm, of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, reports on the status of funding for conservation programs in the Federal budget and their potential impact on public hunting opportunities in Wisconsin. (http://www.trcp.org/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy full auger case from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Sunday - December 15
Show 850: Meet Jeff Kelm all weekend at the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show Dec. 13-15 at the Patriot Center in Rothschild. Arctic blast freezes lakes across Wisconsin - let the ice brigade begin. Winter camping is fun in Adams County.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, says ice fishing is under way on Cherokee Marsh and shallow bays on the Madison chain, with good action for panfish. (www.dsbait.com, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.scibadgerland.com) Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All in Ashland, says the ice-fishing season is under way on Lake Superior. (www.visitashland.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com) Fred Nickel, executive director of the Adams County Parks, Recreation and Trails, talks about winter camping, fishing and snowmobiling opportunities in Petenwell and Castle Rock county parks. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) HT pro-staffer Aaron Berg talks about new ice-fishing tackle from HT Enterprises on display at the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show. (www.icefishingshow.com, www.icefish.com) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy powerhead cover from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - December 4
Show 849: Dont miss the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show Dec. 13-15 at the Patriot Center in Rothschild. Ice fishing season is under way in Ashland and Bayfield counties and Minnesotas Lake of the Woods. Jeff and Dan report on their gun deer hunts.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Mark LaBarbera, founder of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, offers a preview of SCI Badgerlands Hunter Expo Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (www.scibadgerland.com) Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait Shop in Ashland, reports on his successful deer season and says ice fishing has begun on inland lakes. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Joe Henry, executive director of Lake of the Woods Tourism, invites listeners to the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show next weekend in Rothschild where they can check out the 12-passenger Bombardier used to transport anglers on the ice at Lake of the Woods. (www.icefishingshow.com, www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf talks about the new Jiffy Pro4 Lite ice auger and offers safety tips for early ice. (www.jiffyonice.com) Adventure traveler Dave Bayer reports in from the Tombigbee River in Alabama on his way to the Gulf of Mexico. (https://www.facebook.com/BuggMansJourney) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy full auger case from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Tuesday - November 26
Show 848: Winter grouse hunting is a real challenge. Be careful on first ice. New gadget keeps ice-fishing gear organized. Expert offers advice for winter deer hunting. Jeff prepares for the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show. Jeff and Dan are deer hunting this week - full report on their hunts next week.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Randy Smith, proprietor of Pappas Trading Post, reports in from a mule deer/elk bowhunt in Idaho and offers advice for late-season bow and muzzleloader hunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com, www.scibadgerland.com) Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All in Ashland, says fall fishing was great on Chequamegon Bay for bass, salmon, walleyes, perch and northerns and that ice fishing could start anytime with this cold spell. (www.visitashland.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com) Robin Hancock, inventor of the Tip Up Locker, explains how his new ice-fishing tool saves anglers time and headaches. (www.tipuplocker.com) Gary Zimmer, coordinating biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, says grouse numbers are down, but there are birds out there for hunters willing to work for them. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Tip Up Locker set from Double H Outdoors (www.doublehoutdoors.com). Keep your tip-ups, rods and other ice-fishing gear organized in a 5-gallon bucket with the Tip Up Locker. To enter, the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Tip Up Locker giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Thursday - November 21
Show 847: Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum and Farm. Lake Superior ice fishing preview and tips for safe ice fishing. New Mexico mule deer hunt. Jeff prepares for the St. Paul and Wisconsin Ice Fishing Shows. Dan hunts turkeys with the American Wild Turkey Hunting Dog Association.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Mark LaBarbera reports on his New Mexico mule deer hunt and the upcoming SCI Badgerland Chapter Hunter Expo at Kalahari Resort in the Dells Jan. 31-Feb. 1. (www.scibadgerland.com) Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait, forecasts good ice fishing on Lake Superiors Chequamegon Bay, but says deer are scarce in the far North this year. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Dave Buggman Bayer visits with world-champion archer Joella Bates at Birdsong Marina on Kentucky Lake. (https://www.facebook.com/BuggMansJourney,www.birdsong.com)Jiffy pro-staffer Pat Kalmerton, of Wolfpack Adventures, offers advice on preparing for ice fishing season. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.wolfpackadventures.com) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway is a Jiffy Powerhead Cover from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiff Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand (www.jiffyonice.com). Call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Jiffy giveaway.
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Tuesday - November 12
Show 846: Tune up your firearm for Wisconsin gun deer season. Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2013 TV segments now on DNR website. Tips for taking a bruiser buck: Hunt a mock scrape and put in your time in the stand. Buggman heads downriver to Florida. Jeff bags another bowkill deer. Dan scores a roadkill peacock.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Randy Smith, proprietor of Pappas Trading Post, reports on his dandy bow buck and offers advice for the last week of early bow season. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Gunsmith John Steiner tells deer hunters how to make sure their firearms are ready for next weekends Wisconsin gun deer season. (www.milfordhills.com) Dave Buggman Bayer reports on his epic voyage by boat from Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Florida. This week, Dave heads up the Ohio River to Kentucky Lake. (https://www.facebook.com/BuggMansJourney) Ron Bice, communications director for Wildlife Research Center, tells how to hunt whitetail bucks over a mock scrape. (www.wildlife.com) Giveaway: A Zippo Woodsman 4-in-one tool by Zippo Outdoor. It chops, saws, pounds and pulls stakes and awes everyone in the campground. Check it out at www.zippooutdoor.com. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Zippo Woodsman giveaway.
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Thursday - November 7
Show 845: Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2013 to air on Fox Sports Network Nov. 13, 14 & 17. Americas first tribal national park. Wildlife Research Center offers more advice for fooling rutting whitetail bucks. Jeff is three-for-three guiding hunters to their first deer on his family farm.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Outdoor Heritage Education Center founder Mark LaBarbera reports on SCI Badgerland Chapter support of Archery in the Schools in Wisconsin. (www.scibadgerland.com) Chad Abel, Red Cliff treaty natural resources administrator, talks about Americas first tribal national park, Frog Bay National Park on Lake Superior. (http://www.doa.state.wi.us/section.asp?linkid=65&locid=9) Ron Bice, communications director for Wildlife Research Center, offers advice for using attractor scents to hunt big bucks. (www.wildlife.com) Scott and Austin Stankowski report on Austins bow and youth-hunt bucks. (http://www.centralwisconsinsports.net/outdoors/) This weeks giveaway -Scent Killer Gold Combo Pack from Wildlife Research, includes 32- and 12-oz. bottles of Scent Killer Gold Spray, a copy of the book Scent Free Secrets, a bottle of Special Golden Estrus, a 4-pack of key wicks and a Scent Secrets DVD. Retail value over $50. Give us a call at 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Scent Killer giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Thursday - October 31
Show 844: Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2013 to air on Public TV Nov. 7 and 9. Buggman bugs out out for Marathon Key. Tips for fooling rutting whitetail bucks. Musky Fly Fishing World Championship results.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the rut. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Ron Bice, communications director for Wildlife Research Center, shares some tips for eliminating human scent while deer hunting. (www.wildlife.com) Dave Buggman Bayer reports his progress on a boat trip from Sheboygan to the Florida Keys. (https://www.facebook.com/4Buggman?fref=ts) This weeks giveaway -Scent Killer Gold Combo Pack from Wildlife Research, includes 32- and 12-oz. bottles of Scent Killer Gold Spray, a copy of the book Scent Free Secrets, a bottle of Special Golden Estrus, a 4-pack of key wicks and a Scent Secrets DVD. Retail value over $50. Give us a call at 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Scent Killer giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - October 23
Show 843: Bowhunting for lions and leopards and elephants, oh my! Wisconsin River fall fishing madness in full swing. Dan finishes taping Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2013, to air in November on Public TV and the Fox Sports Network. Dans tiger muskie is recognized as a catch-and-release world record by the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on muskie action in northern Wisconsin and multi-species action on the Madison chain. Five-time world-champion 3-D archer Joella Bates talks about her new book, Closer Than Close, which recounts her successful quest to be the first woman to take the African Big Five with a bow. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGr20iTT7-k) Guide Phil Schweik reports fantastic action for crappies, walleyes and muskies on Lake DuBay and the Wisconsin River. (www.hooksetters.biz) This weeks special is a $20 discount on a Deer Dummy 40-inch x 27-inch roll-up cutting board, with diagrams to help you make the right cuts, and a venison processing video, a $49.98 value. To purchase, visit www.deerdummy.com, click to purchase the State Fair Bundle, and enter promo code deer3 when you check out.
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Wednesday - October 16
Show 842: Bucks starting to move as the rut approaches. Grouse numbers on a par with last season across the North. Let a trained dog find your wounded deer. Butcher venison at home and save big bucks. Dan hunts turkeys with the American Wild Turkey Hunting Dog Association.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pappas Trading Post archery expert JC Chamberlin offers tips for bowhunting the rut. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Dan Dessecker, director of conservation policy for the Ruffed Grouse Society, reports on results of last weeks RGS National Hunt in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Jeremy Moore, creator of Dog Bone Products, tells how and why to train a dog to hunt shed antlers and recover wounded deer. (www.dogbonehunter.com) Kerry Swendson, proprietor of Deer Dummy, shares advice for do-it-yourself venison processing. (www.deerdummy.com) This weeks special is a $20 discount on a Deer Dummy 40-inch x 27-inch roll-up cutting board, with diagrams to help you make the right cuts, and a venison processing video, a $49.98 value. To purchase, visit www.deerdummy.com, click to purchase the State Fair Bundle, and enter promo code deer3 when you check out.
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Wednesday - October 9
Show 841: Lake Winnebago white bass bonanza. Living the hunting and trapping lifestyle. ATV death toll mounting in state. Deer Hunt Wisconsin TV Special coming soon to Fox Sports Network and Public Television.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pure Fishing, HT Enterprises and Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action on the Madison chain and Lake Wisconsin. www.icefish.com, www.jiffyonice.com) Blogger Trisha Bowen shares how she got started hunting and trapping as a youngster and offers advice for introducing kids to the outdoors. (http://hunttoeat-trishabowen.org/) Steve Mortenson, of Anglin' Adventures TV and Guide Service, reports great fall action on Lake Winnebago for bass and white bass. (http://stevemortenson.wix.com/anglinadventures) This week's giveaway is a Zippo Woodsman 4-in-one tool by Zippo Outdoor (www.zippooutdoor.com). It chops, saws, pounds, pulls stakes and awes everyone in the next campsite. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Zippo Woodsman giveaway.
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Wednesday - October 2
Show 840: Heavy acorn crop statewide attracting deer. Passing trapping skills on to the next generation. Amateur anglers go wild in the North Woods. Dan reports on fishing Lake Winnebago and Petenwell Flowage.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the October lull. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Unprofessional Fisherman Chance Orth tells it like it is when he and his buddies camp, fish and canoe northern Wisconsin rivers. (http://unpro.tumblr.com/) Father-daughter team John and Malana Marksman, of Washburn, Wisconsin prepare for trapping season. (https://www.facebook.com/TrippleMTrapping)
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Friday - September 27
Show 839: Grouse numbers are down across the North. Big muskie report from Eagle Lake in Ontario. Lake Michigan salmon action is winding down as spawning begins. Great Lakes water levels at or near record lows.
Special guests: Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield offers tips for fall walleye, muskie, pike and bass patterns on the Madison chain. Gary Zimmer, coordinating biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, reports on grouse numbers and provides an update on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on permits for private forest roads. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Gene Clark, coastal engineering specialist with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute Lake Superior office, reports on the causes of declining Great Lakes water levels. (http://www.doa.state.wi.us/section.asp?linkid=65&locid=9) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters, recaps this seasons great Lake Michigan salmon action off Sheboygan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.visitsheboygan.com)
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Wednesday - September 18
Show 838: Mercer giveaway winner announced. Dan scores a nice tiger muskie on a fly in NY. Jeff reports lots of action on opening day of bow season. Wisconsin Clean Marina program helps the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: JC Chamberlin of Pappas Trading Post offers advice for early-season bow hunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Tina Brunell, executive director of the Mercer, Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, previews two October events and announces the winner of the $1,300 fishing/lodging/meals/tackle giveaway from Mercer and Shimano. (www.mercercc.com, http://fish.shimano.com/) Michele Shrider, general manager of the Washburn Marina on Lake Superior, talks about Wisconsins Clean Marina Program. (www.wisconsinmarinas.org, http://washburnmarina.com/)
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Tuesday - September 10
Show 837: Lake Michigan salmon and Green Bay walleyes are hot right now. Teenage handgun sensation offers advice for new shooters. Jeff scores some salmon off Algoma. Dan travels to New York for some river muskie fly fishing.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pure Fishing, Jiffy and HT Enterprises pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports cooling temperatures will improve fishing action for walleyes, bass and muskies on the Madison chain. Team Smith & Wesson Junior Team Captain Millisecond Molly Smith tells how she became one of the fastest female shooters in international handgun competition. (www.mollyminute.blogspot.com, www.womensoutdoornews.com) Captain Dan Welsch reports mature king salmon have moved into Sheboygan harbor on Lake Michigan and action is picking up. (www.dumperdan.com) Captain Zach Burgess of Why Knot Charters reports good salmon action off Algoma and a great walleye bite on the Bay of Green Bay. (http://www.whyknotcharters.com) Last chance to enter our summer giveaway for a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway. Deadline to enter is September 15.
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Wednesday - September 4
Show 836: September is Coastal Awareness Month in Wisconsin. Wisconsin deer bow and ruffed grouse outlooks good. New group helps promote fishing in Wisconsin. Dan heads to Lake Placid, New York for the Outdoor Writers Association of America conference.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pappas Trading Post archery expert JC Chamberlin offers last-minute advice for bowhunters preparing for next weekends opener. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Mark Nissen, head guide for Classic Bird Hunts, reports seeing good numbers of grouse on public land in northern Wisconsin and forecasts a good season. (www.classicbirdhunts.com) Jim Snitgen, water resources supervisor for the Wisconsin Oneida Tribe, reports on a fish passage project on Duck Creek designed to increase aquatic habitat and prevent the spread of invasive species. (https://oneida-nsn.gov/Templates/OneColumn.aspx?id=3923, Mike Maas, founder of Kids Fishing for Tomorrow, talks about his new groups first year and plans for expanding. (www.kidsfishingfortomorrow.com) Last week to enter our summer giveaway for a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway. Deadline to enter is September 15.
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Wednesday - August 28
Show 835: Dream summer job - African safari intern. Fall colors starting to show in Mercer, Wisconsin. Sheboygan producing big kings and cohos now. Hot weather slows Madison chain action. Dan reports on Tuffys Outpost Grand Opening. Jeff finds a good shed antler on public land.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy and HT Enterprises pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports the recent heat wave is making fishing tough on the Madison chain. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.icefish.com) Fifteen-year-old Colten Bonk talks about his summer internship with a safari outfitter in South Africa. (www.dvisser-safaris.com) Wayne Riebe, proprietor of Gateway Lodge, reports good fishing on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage and talks about an ATV Rally and a muskie tournament coming up in October. (www.thegatewaylodge.com, www.mercercc.com) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dans Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports good catches of big Chinook and coho salmon on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.visitsheboygan.com) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway. Deadline to enter is September 15.
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Saturday - August 24
Show 834: New hunting and fishing star comes to NBC Sports TV. Cold spring puts a damper on grouse and woodcock. Adams County parks offer great camping, fishing and ATV riding. Pick the right broadhead for your hunting style. Jeff has a new vehicle, but keeps his old truck. Dan fishes Lake Michigan with Fishing Bug Charters of Racine.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for selecting and practicing with hunting broadheads. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Larysa Switlyk, star of Larysa Unleashed on NBC Sports, shares her passion for hunting and fishing and offers advice for newcomers to the sports. (www.larysaunleashed.com, http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tv/larysa-unleashed/EP01759687) Dan Dessecker, director of conservation policy for the Ruffed Grouse Society, discusses the impact of the late, cool spring on grouse and woodcock nesting success. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, talks about fishing and camping at Castle Rock and Petenwell county parks and new ATV trails on county land. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Thursday - August 15
Show 833: Tips for noodling and cooking catfish. Mercer, Wisconsin rocks with fishing, kayaking and other outdoor opportunities. New summer fishing patterns on Lake Michigan. Anglers must work harder now to catch fish on the Madison chain and Wisconsin River. Jeff catches carp on the Sheboygan River. Dan competes with Judy Nugent on a Door County charter.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield offers tips for taking bass, walleyes and panfish in cooler water on the Wisconsin River and Madison chain. Blogger Brita Lewis talks about her wild foods blog and her first catfish noodling experience. (www.wildthrive.com, www.womensoutdoornews.com, www.grayloon.com) John Jagodzinski, proprietor of Angers Paradise at Yagos Retreat, reports on summer fun on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin. (www.anglersparadisemercer.com, www.mercercc.com) Charter Captain Dan Welsch reports surprising Lake Michigan coho action in deep water off Sheboygan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.visitsheboygan.com) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Wednesday - August 7
Show 832: Blue walleyes are heading south. Kids + duck calls = lots of fun. The true taste of the perfect Old Fashioned now in a bottle. Arrow choice can make or break your hunt. Jeff eats his way through State Fair. Dan reports on Scholastic Clay Target Program winner Burlington High School.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: JC Chamberlin offers advice on selecting and fletching hunting arrows. (www.pappastradingpost.com) University of Wisconsin-Washington County biology professor Wayne Schaefer talks about the prevalence of blue walleyes in the U.S. and Canada. (www.bluewalleye.com, http://therockyriver.com/wisconsin-angler-catches-rare-blue-walleye/) Brothers Bob and Rick Meyer reveal the origins of their Meyer Brothers Old Fashioned Mix and discuss the link between the Old Fashioned and the outdoor lifestyle. (www.themeyerbrothers.com) Jeff Gorr announces plans for the 35th annual Sheboygan County Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Day, August 27th at Camp Y-Koda in Sheboygan Falls. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheboygan-County-Greenwing-Day, http://sheboygancountyymca.org/camp-y-koda/) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Monday - August 5
Show 831: Lake Michigan kings are running big this summer. Another side to the public access issue at Tiffany Wildlife Area. Wisconsin high school shooters win national championships. Lake Winnebago produces big white bass for Dan and a blue walleye for Jeff.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pure Fishing, Jiffy and HT Enterprises pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports good bass and pike action on the Madison Chain and good walleye action on Lake Wisconsin. DNR wildlife biologist Kris Johansen explains the states position on railcar and walk-in access to the Tiffany Wildlife Area. (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/wildlifeareas/tiffany.html, http://www.chippewavalleymotorcarassociation.ellawisc.com/) Jeremy Krusemark, state director of the Wisconsin Scholastic Pistol Program and coach of the Burlington High School Pistol Team, talks about Wisconsins dominance of the recent national scholastic pistol and shotgun championships, held in Sparta, Illinois. (http://sssfonline.com/, http://www.bhsdemonstrap.com/BHS_Demons_Shooting_Team/Home.html) Captain Dan Welsch, owner of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports good catches of big Chinook salmon this summer on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Wednesday - July 24
Show 830: Time to practice for bow season. New state park in the Menomonee Valley is open for business. Tips for hiking the 4,600-mile North Country Trail. Tiffany Wildlife Area access issues.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: JC Chamberlin offers advice for pre-season archery practice and tree stand selection and placement. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Ron Strickland, author of The North Country Trail, talks about the best hikes on Wisconsin segments of Americas longest National Scenic Trail. (www.ronstrickland.com, http://northcountrytrail.org/) Dan Langlois, assistant director of recreation and sports facilities at UW-Eau Claire, discusses the access granted to a private railcar company to the state-owned Tiffany Wildlife Area, which he says clashes with the propertys management plan calling for no motorized access. (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/wildlifeareas/tiffany.html, http://www.chippewavalleymotorcarassociation.ellawisc.com/) Ken Leinbach, executive director of the Urban Ecology Center, describes Milwaukees newest state park, Three Bridges Park, located on a reclaimed industrial site in the Menomonee Valley. (http://urbanecologycenter.org/our-branches/menomonee-valley-from-the-ground-up.html, http://urbanwilderness-eddee.blogspot.com/2013/07/grand-opening-of-menomonee-valleys-new.html) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Wednesday - July 17
Show 829: Deer Abby dating advice for the lonely huntress: how to date a guy who doesnt hunt. 18th annual Castle Rock Triathlon July 27. New state-record whitefish caught off Sheboygan. Jeff fishes Lake Winnebago for perch. Dan fishes Lake Michigan and rides a horse-drawn carriage to Wade House.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland fishing guide Ron Barefield reports fantastic smallmouth action on the Wisconsin River, with 40-fish days and multiple fish over 18 inches. Castle Rock Park manager Mark Miller and event coordinator Kevin Beaver share details about the Castle Rock Triathlon, July 27 in Adams County. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com, www.visitadamscountywi.com/) Lisa Jane, aka The Writing Huntress, talks about her blog, Hunt Like Youre hungry, and her new advice column for the Womens Outdoor News. (www.huntlikeyourehungry.blogspot.com, www.womensoutdoorwire.com) Captain Dan Welsch reports on Lake Michigan trout and salmon action off Sheboygan and tells about the new state-record whitefish one of his boats caught last week. (www.dumperdan.com) Our weekly giveaway is a bottle of Meyer Brothers Old Fashioned Mix. Log onto www.themeyerbrothers.com and look for the answer to this clue: This Vilas County liquor store is named for a rare variation of our favorite big game animal thats fairly common up in that part of the state. If you think you know the answer, call 414-297-7554 by noon CDT on Monday, July 22 and leave your answer, your name and phone number. Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Monday - July 8
Show 828: Deer are taking over the American landscape and psyche. Mississippi River bass fishing is hot. Time to think about archery deer season. Dan visits historic Wade House Carriage Museum.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pappas Trading Posts JC Chamberlin shares some tips on getting ready for the upcoming bow season. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Author Al Cambronne discusses his new book, Deerland: Americas Hunt for Ecological Balance and the Essence of Wildness. (http://alcambronne.com/) Pro angler Glenn Walker reports on bass fishing action on the Upper Mississippi River. (http://www.glennwalkerfishing.com/) Our weekly giveaway is a bottle of Meyer Brothers Old Fashioned Mix. Log onto www.themeyerbrothers.com and look for the answer to this clue: Youll feel like a knight in shining armor when you order an Old Fashioned made with Meyer Brothers Old Fashioned Mix in this elegant Door County restaurant. If you think you know the answer, call 920-994-4082 by noon CDT on Monday, July 15 and leave your answer, your name and phone number. Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Tuesday - July 2
Show 827: 19-year-old former cheerleader wins 2013 Okie Noodling Championship. Learn taxidermy online for free. Lake Michigan charter captain reports fishing has slowed. High water hampers Madison lakes anglers. Jeff scores Winnebago walleyes.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pure Fishing, Jiffy and HT Enterprises pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports high water on the Madison lakes has slowed fishing, but anglers are taking some nice catfish and bass on Mendota. Three-time International Taxidermy Champion Dan Rinehart reveals what it takes to become a professional taxidermist. (www.freetaxidermyschool.com) Catfish wrangler Lucy Millsap tells how she won the 2013 Okie Noodling Championship with a 72-lb. Lake Texoma catfish. (https://www.facebook.com/BareKnuckleBabes, http://bareknucklebabes.com/) Capt. Dan Welsch reports cool weather has slowed Lake Michigan fishing action off Sheboygan. (www.dumperdan.com) Our new weekly giveaway is a bottle of Meyer Brothers Old Fashioned Mix. Log onto www.themeyerbrothers.com and look for the answer to this clue: You can pick up a bottle of Meyer Brothers Old Fashioned Mix and have a superior time in this Lake Michigan town. If you think you know the answer, call 920-994-4082 by noon CDT on Monday, July 1 and leave your answer, your name and phone number. Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Wednesday - June 26
Show 826: Walleye and smallmouth action is hot now on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage and Madison chain. Making hunting and fishing dreams come true. New software takes the guesswork out of scouting a lake. Dan scores Lake Michigan trout and salmon with Dumper Dan Charters. Jeff hammers walleyes, bass and panfish in Mercer.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Madison tackle dealer Gene Dellinger reports controlled water levels on the Madison chain mean good fishing for bass, walleyes and panfish. (www.dsbait.com) Tim Jahn, Wisconsin Ambassador for Hunt of a Lifetime, tells how his organization takes children with life-threatening illnesses hunting and fishing. (www.huntofalifetime.org) Deadhorse Lodge owner Cathy Weinkauf explains the fascinating history of her resorts name and invites listeners to explore the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. (www.deadhorselodge.com) Brian Haymart, co-founder of Strategic Fishing Systems, explains how his companys Elite Contour software makes pinpointing lake structure much easier. (www.strategicfishingsystems.com) Our new weekly giveaway is a bottle of Meyer Brothers Old Fashioned Mix. Log onto www.themeyerbrothers.com and look for the answer to this clue: You can gas up at this convenience store in the Meyer Brothers hometown and pick up a bottle of Meyer Brothers Old Fashioned Mix. If you think you know the answer, call 920-994-4082 by noon CDT on Monday, July 1 and leave your answer, your name and phone number. Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Tuesday - June 18
Show 825: Find out whats bugging you this summer. New Illinois concealed carry law a joke, but not funny. Sheboygan producing 25-lb. salmon now. Dans house is for sale. Jeff celebrates Fathers Day with Bobber.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good bass and muskie action on the Madison Chain. UW-Extension entomologist Phil Pelletteri offers advice on dealing with this year's bumper crop of mosquitoes, black flies and ticks. (http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/diaglab/entodiag.html) Blogger, police officer and NRA-certified firearms instructor Sara Ahrens dishes on teaching women to shoot handguns and gives a thumbs down to new Illinois concealed carry law. (http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2013/06/sara-ahrens-offbeat-a-weekend-with-women-in-the-outdoors/) Captain Dan Welsch reports good mixed-bag action for Lake Michigan trout and big king salmon off Sheboygan. (www.dumperdan.com) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Angler's Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Saturday - June 15
Show 824: Wisconsin Carp Championship. Saving Wisconsins wild whoopers. The search for Brigadoon Creek. Dan shoots Teddy Roosevelts Gatling gun. Jeff needs a new deep-cycle battery.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports good panfish and bass action on the Madison Chain and talks about the Wisconsin Youth Muskie Championship Sat. June 15 on Lake Waubesa. (http://www.capitalcitymuskiesinc.org/pages/2013-wisc-youth-muskie-championship-22113.php) Joe Duff provides an update on Operation Migrations efforts to restore wild whooping cranes and announces a crowdfunding effort to purchase three new ultralight aircraft. (http://www.operationmigration.org, http://www.operationmigration.org) Blogger and trout nut Len Harris reports on his efforts to find the mythical Brigadoon Creek. (http://lenharris.blogspot.com/) Lee Young reports the results of last weekends Wisconsin Carp Fishing Championship at Two Rivers. (https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinCarpChampionship?fref=ts) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Wednesday - June 5
Show 823: Two Rivers Carp Fest this weekend. Lake Michigan salmon action is off to a great start. Dont be a boating fatality this season. Green Bay walleyes bite all day, all season. Madison panfish bite rocks right now. Dan and Jeff catch big carp in Two Rivers. Dan throws an atlatl on World Atlatl Day.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports good panfish and bass action on the Madison chain. (www.dsbait.com) Wisconsin DNR warden Todd Schaller shares some tips for safe boating and announces plans for Operation Drywater, June 28-30. (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/boat/, http://www.operationdrywater.org/) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dans Sportfishing Charters, reports trout and salmon action is hot now off Sheboygan. (www.dumperdan.com) Captain Zach Burgess, proprietor of Why Knot Charters, talks about walleye fishing on the bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan salmon action off Algoma. (http://www.whyknotcharters.com/) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Thursday - May 30
Show 822: Madison lakes are hot now for bass and walleyes. Muskies are hitting on Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Deer Trustee Report update. SCI Badgerland Chapter lands grant to help NASP. Jeff scores some big walleyes.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports great bass and walleye action on the Madison chain. Wisconsin DNR Deer Trustee Report coordinator Eric Lobner invites listeners to the Deer Trustee Report update meeting June 8 in Stevens Point. (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/trustee.html) Muskie guide Bobby Orr reports good muskie action opening weekend in the Mercer area. (www.mercercc.com, www.orrsoutdoors.weebly.com) Mark LaBarbera, founder of the Outdoor Heritage Education Council and editor of Hunters magazine, announces a $5,000 Safari Club International grant to the Badgerland SCI chapter to support the NASP in Wisconsin schools. (www.scibadgerland.com, www.safariclub.org) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Thursday - May 23
Show 821: Lake Michigan trolling season is off to a slow start. Winter had mixed impact on grouse and woodcock. Walleyes and saugers are hitting on Lake Wisconsin. Dan prepares cocoa-rubbed baby back ribs at Burlington ChocolateFest.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf tells how he won last Saturdays CCMI Madison Lakes Championship and reports good panfish action on the Madison chain and walleye and sauger action on Lake Wisconsin. Ruffed Grouse Society president/CEO John Eichinger announces a new program to train professional foresters to work with private landowners to manage their woodland property. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Burlington ChocolateFest marketing director Linda Fellenz previews events at this weekends festival. (www.chocolatefest.com) Sheboygan charter captain Dan Welsch reports Lake Michigan fishing is just getting started, with some nice browns and lakers taken. (www.dumperdan.com) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Wednesday - May 15
Show 820: Meet Dan at Burlington ChocolateFest Memorial Day Weekend. How you can raise and stock pheasants. Adams County ATV trails now open. Jeff reports continued success with carp fishing. Dan scores two Wisconsin turkeys.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Madison tackle dealer Gene Dellinger reports good walleye and panfish action on the Madison chain. (www.dsbait.com) Wisconsin State Game Farm Supervisor Bob Nack talks about two programs that make pheasant chicks available to hunt clubs and private individuals. (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/gamefarm.html) Darrin Tolley, superintendent of Petenwell County Park, invites listeners to camp and fish on Petenwell Flowage Memorial Day Weekend or anytime this year. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) Outdoor blogger/podcaster Carrie Zylka reports on the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Spring Mega Media Cast & Blast in Deadwood, South Dakota. (www.aglowinfo.net, www.wwocz.net) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Thursday - May 9
Show 819: Safe Boating Week May 18-24. Tips for safe boating and ATV riding. Jeff and Dan report on their recent turkey hunts. Opening weekend fishing report on the Madison lakes.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good fishing on Madison area lakes and the Wisconsin River. Wisconsin DNR conservation warden Todd Schaller offers tips for safe boating and ATV riding. (www.dnr.wi.gov) US Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 43 public affairs officer Joel Berman previews Safe Boating Week events at Milwaukees McKinley Marina on May 18. (http://cgaux43.info/) Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.
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Thursday - May 2
Show 818: Do the Harlem Shake with celebrity taxidermist Chuck Testa. Advice for early-season fishing. Making hunting and fishing dreams come true for the disabled. Jeff goes carp fishing. Dan hunts turkeys in New York State.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy, HT Enterprises and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action in the Madison area and shares some advice for opening weekend. Outdoor Adventure Foundation president Brian Solum talks about his foundations mission to provide hunting and fishing trips for disabled combat veterans and children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses. (www.wioaf.org) Celebrity taxidermist Chuck Testa dishes on his meteoric rise to fame thanks to his YouTube videos and talks about the pilot for a new reality tv show. (www.chucktesta.com) Sheboygan, Wisconsin fishing guide Aaron Berg shares advice for opening weekend and explains his consistent success in fishing tournaments. Our spring/summer giveaway is a fishing, lodging, meals and tackle package on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer, Wisconsin, worth more than $1,300: three nights lodging for two at Anglers Paradise, dinner at Gateway Lodge, lunch at Subway of Mercer, guided fishing for walleyes with Doc Sabec and muskies with Bobby Orr, $30 in Mercer Loon Dollars and a Shimano Convergence walleye rod and Symetre reel. To enter, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win, and look for the Dan Small Outdoors Radio giveaway.

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