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Thursday - August 27
Show 1035: Proper steps to introducing girls to guns and shooting. Still time to register for the Mercer Canoe-Kayak fishing tournament Labor Day Weekend. Lake Michigan trout and salmon action going strong off Sheboygan. Choosing between fixed-blade and expandable broadheads. Meet Dan and Jeff at the Can-Yak tournament in Mercer and hear Joe Bucher and the Top Raiders blues band.
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Thursday - August 27
Show 1035: Proper steps to introducing girls to guns and shooting. Still time to register for the Mercer Canoe-Kayak fishing tournament Labor Day Weekend. Lake Michigan trout and salmon action going strong off Sheboygan. Choosing between fixed-blade and expandable broadheads. Meet Dan and Jeff at the Can-Yak tournament in Mercer and hear Joe Bucher and the Top Raiders blues band.
Randi Rogers, a competitive shooter for Team Smith & Wesson and Team Comp-Tac, talks about her recent US Production Shooting Association National Chamnpionship and offers tips for introducing kids safely to the shooting sports. (www.smith-wesson.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Vic Ouimette, president of the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce, reports on fishing action in the Mercer area and invites listeners to the Can-Yak canoe/kayak fishing tournament on Labor Day Weekend. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Shegoygan, reports consistent action for Lake Michigan trout and salmon off Sheboygan. (www.dumpoerdan.com, www.pier17sheboygan.com) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mission and Mathews archery retailer, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for selecting broadheads for deer hunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Buy a Truck Bed Stacker online and get a 5% discount by entering promo code dansmall at checkout. Truckbedstacker.com. Join Dan at Wern Valley Sportsmen's Club Oct. 16 for a Takedown Eventure, sponsored by Dan Small Outdoors. Enjoy a morning of sporting clays and "Deadeye" turkey shoot, followed by a gourmet wild game lunch, and an afternoon of shooting primitive weapons, including aerial archery target and spear throwing competitions. All guns, bows and spears provided. No prior experience required for any event. Drawings for great prizes including two EZ-Kut Sling Paks, complete with an EZ-Kut G2 Lopper and Pruner, a James Valley Scent package and Dan Small Outdoors coffee and sausage products. Individuals and groups welcome. Limited to 30 participants. Pre-registration required. For information or to register, call Jason Amato at 630-776-6799 or email: Jason@takedowneoutdoors.com. More event details at www.takedowneventures.com.
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Tuesday - August 18
Show 1034: Did the death of Cecil kill trophy hunting? Wilderness explorers launch a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota. Save 5 percent on new truck bed organizer that makes good use of available space. Wisconsin River smallmouth and walleye action is hot right now.
Dr. Randall Eaton, world-renowned expert on big cats, talks about the impact of the recent death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe on trophy hunting. (www.randalleaton.com) Entrepreneur Terry Manlick describes his unique truck organizer, the Truck Bed Stacker, and offers listeners a discount for online purchase. (www.truckbedstacker.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, wilderness explorers and guides Dave and Amy Freeman tell why they plan to spend a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness beginning Sept. 23. (www.savetheboundarywaters.org) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mission and Mathews archery retailer, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good bass, walleye and northern action on the Wisconsin River. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Buy a Truck Bed Stacker online and get a 5% discount by entering promo code dansmall at checkout. Truckbedstacker.com.
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Wednesday - August 12
Show 1033: Bonus antlerless deer permits go on sale Aug. 17. New interactive book introduces kids to bowhunting for deer. Enjoy great fishing action now on Lake Michigan and the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. Jeff takes a third place in his age class in another 5K run. Dan fishes muskies on the Wisconsin River.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Tina Brunell, executive director of the Mercer, Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, reports good muskie action in the Mercer area and invites listeners to attend the Can-Yak Canoe-Kayak Fishing Tournament on Labor Day weekend. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com, www.hupy.com) Author Keith Beam announces the latest book in his Drake's Adventures series of interactive children's books, a deer-hunting adventure called Trick or Treat. (www.drakesadventures.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports great Lake Michigan trout and salmon action in 50-180 feet of water. (www.dumperdan.com) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mission and Mathews archery retailer, JC Chamberlin talks about tree stand options and announces a special sale on hang-on stands. (www.pappastradingpost.com)
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Thursday - August 6
Show 1032: Now is the time to plant fall food plots. Takedown Outdoors offers outdoor eventures as alternatives to traditional corporate team-building and entertainment events. Advice for empowering girls and introducing them to outdoor activities. Jeff runs a 5K in Minocqua. Dan reviews new products exhibited at Deer Fest.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Mia Anstine shares some advice for empowering girls and introducing them to outdoor activities. (http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2015/06/empower-your-daughter/, www.hupy.com) Jason Amato, president and CEO of Takedown Outdoors, invites listeners to attend an outing called an "eventure" at Coon Creek Hunt Club near Rockford, IL. (http://takedowneventures.com/, www.ezkutproducts.com) Doug Kostreva, owner of Horny Buck Seed Company, shares advice for planting fall food plots. (www.hornybuckseed.com) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mission and Mathews archery retailer. Pure Fishing and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action on the Madison chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com)
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Wednesday - July 29
Show 1031: Mercer vacation winner announced. Driftless Area trout fishing is second to none. Lake Michigan summer fishing rocks. Jeff reports on his Mercer fishing trip and 5K run in Minocqua. Dan reports on the Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association conference at Trees for Tomorrow and fishes the Prairie River for trout. Meet Dan and TV hunting celebs at Deer Fest at Washington County Fair Park this weekend.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Tina Brunell, executive director of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, announces the winner of the Mercer Vacation Getaway Package and Can-Yak Tournament registration. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com, www.hupy.com) Michael Williamson, member of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin Board of Directors, shares his passion for trout fishing in Wisconsin's Driftless Area and invites listeners to contribute to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund when they purchase a hunting or fishing license. (www.cherishwisconsin.org) Capt. Dan Welsch reports great Lake Michigan salmon action just offshore and good lake trout and steelhead fishing in deeper water off Sheboygan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.pier17sheboygan.com) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mission and Mathews archery retailer. JC Chamberlin offers advice for bow and crossbow tune-ups and pre-season scouting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) This week's giveaway: Guys, tell us why the woman in your life deserves a Grateful Scarf, commemorating the Grateful Dead. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Two best reasons will each win a scarf.
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Friday - July 24
Show 1030: Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund offers an easy way to support natural resources conservation in Wisconsin. New app and camera produce thermal images on your smartphone. Fishing report for Wisconsin River and Madison chain. Jeff blows up stuff with Tannerite. Dan hunts English sparrows with .22 birdshot.
Diane Lueck, chair of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin Board of Directors, talks about the habitat work supported by the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund and invites listeners to contribute to this fund when they purchase a hunting or fishing license. (www.cherishwisconsin.org) Tim LeBeau, vice president of Seek Thermal, explains the uses and technology behind the Seek Thermal camera and smartphone app. (www.thermal.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, and Jesse Quale of Green Water Walleyes Guide Service, report on fishing action on Petenwell and Castle Rock flowages and the clean-up of recent storm damage at Petenwell County Park. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com, www.hupy.com) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post, Southern Wisconsin's largest Mission and Mathews archery retailer. McFarland fishing guide Ron Barefield reports good smallmouth action on the Wisconsin River and improving conditions on the Madison chain. (www.pappastp.com) Last week to enter our Summer Giveaway: Mercer Fishing Adventure. Full day of guided fishing for two with Mike "Doc" Sabec, two nights' lodging at the Great Northern Motel, free registration for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, $40 in Loon Dollars, plus Mercer Memorabilia (T-shirt, loon doll and more) and a Shimano rod & reel. Total package value more than $600. To enter, visit mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact information. One entry per person. You have until July 25 to enter. We'll announce the winner with Tina Brunell on Aug. 1st.
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Monday - July 13
Show 1029: Matt Drury dishes on TV hunting shows and Deer Fest, July 31-Aug. 2 at Washington County Fair Park. Fishing action is picking up on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund offers an easy way to support natural resources conservation in Wisconsin. Jeff reports on the B.A.S.S. College Championship on Lake DuBay. Dan fishes for trout in the Driftless Area.
Matt Drury, of Drury Outdoors and Thirteen on the Outdoor Channel, talks about growing up in a famous hunting family and looks forward to appearing at Deer Fest, July 31 and Aug. 1. (www.deerfest.com, www.druryoutdoors.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Scott Lundquist talks about the great fishing and summer fun in Mercer, Wisconsin and invites listeners to attend the first annual Can-Yak canoe/kayak fishing tournament Labor Day Weekend. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) Diane Lueck, chair of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin Board of Directors, talks about the habitat work supported by the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund and invites listeners to contribute to this fund when they purchase a hunting or fishing license. (www.cherishwisconsin.org) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Mercer, Wisconsin's favorite outdoor playground. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait in Madison, reports on fishing action on the Madison chain. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) Last week to enter our Summer Giveaway: Mercer Fishing Adventure. Full day of guided fishing for two with Mike "Doc" Sabec, two nights' lodging at the Great Northern Motel, free registration for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, $40 in Loon Dollars, plus Mercer Memorabilia (T-shirt, loon doll and more) and a Shimano rod & reel. Total package value more than $600. To enter, visit mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact information. One entry per person. You have until July 25 to enter. We'll announce the winner with Tina Brunell on Aug. 1st.
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Tuesday - July 7
Show 1028: Summer fishing reports for Hayward and Madison, Wisconsin and Lower Niagara River in New York. Deer Fest comes to Washington County Fair Park July 31-Aug. 2. An overseas adventure nets birding expert more than 1,000 new sightings. Come shoot with Dan at the second Annual Outdoor Wisconsin Sporting Clays Classic August 20 at Milford Hills Hunt Club in Johnson Creek. Jeff gears up for his first marathon.
Hugh McAloon, director of Deer Fest, coming to Washington County Fair Park July 31-Aug. 2, announces the all-star lineup of TV hunting celebs and exhibitors at this all-deer expo. (www.deerfest.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jim Findlay, winner of our Niagara-USA spring giveaway, reports on his fishing on the Niagara River and sightseeing vacation in Niagara Falls. (www.niagara-usa.com) Retired DNR naturalist Bill Volkert reports on his seven-month around-the-world birding adventure and invites listeners to join him for a birding trip to Nicaragua in February. (www.cherishwisconsin.org, http://www.billvolkert.com/) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Mercer, Wisconsin's favorite outdoor playground. Pro-angler Duffy Kopf reports on his recent muskie trip to Sawyer County and says fishing action is starting to pick up on the Madison chain. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) Enter our Summer Giveaway: Mercer Fishing Adventure. Full day of guided fishing for two with Mike "Doc" Sabec, two nights' lodging at the Great Northern Motel, free registration for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, $40 in Loon Dollars, plus Mercer Memorabilia (T-shirt, loon doll and more) and a Shimano rod & reel. Total package value more than $600. To enter, visit mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact information. One entry per person. You have until July 25 to enter. We'll announce the winner with Tina Brunell on Aug. 1st.
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Wednesday - July 1
Show 1027: Sign up for July shooting competition at The Range of Richfield. Mercer July 4th celebration features fireworks, live music and street dancing. Trout and salmon are hitting now off Sheboygan. Madison fishing action includes bluegills and catfish on Mendota, and white bass on Kegonsa. Learn how you can sponsor Outdoors Radio. Our sponsor Hupy & Abraham named one of the Top Milwaukee Workplaces. Come shoot with Dan at the second Annual Outdoor Wisconsin Sporting Clays Classic August 20 at Milford Hills Hunt Club in Johnson Creek.
Jim Babiasz, owner of The Range of Richfield, announces a special July 4th week gun sale and previews upcoming competitions, meetings and classes at The Range. (www.therangewi.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Eric Behnke, owner of the Great Northern Motel in Mercer, reports on fishing action on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage and previews the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament coming to Mercer Labor Day Weekend. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Mercer, Wisconsin's favorite outdoor playground. McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good panfish and catfish action on the Madison chain. Walleyes are hitting, too, but most are small. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) Charter Captain Dan Welsch reports good catches of rainbows and lake trout in 200 feet of water on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan and announces the opening of Pier 17, a new restaurant on the Sheboygan Riverfront. (www.dumperdan.com, http://www.pier17sheboygan.com/) Enter our Summer Giveaway: Mercer Fishing Adventure. Full day of guided fishing for two with Mike "Doc" Sabec, two nights' lodging at the Great Northern Motel, free registration for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, $40 in Loon Dollars, plus Mercer Memorabilia (T-shirt, loon doll and more) and a Shimano rod & reel. Total package value more than $600. To enter, visit mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact information. One entry per person. You have until July 25 to enter. We'll announce the winner with Tina Brunell on Aug. 1st.
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Wednesday - June 24
Show 1026: Ozaukee Scholastic Pistol Team hopes to repeat as national champs. New Green Adaptive Transporter is a versatile tool for all outdoor work. Mercer July 4th celebration will be spectacular. Fishing action is hot now in Iron and Sawyer counties and on the Wisconsin River.
Rick Leach, state advisor for the Scholastic Pistol Program and coach of the two-time state and national champion Ozaukee Scholastic Pistol Team, talks about the SPP and the upcoming National Championship in July in Sparta, IL July 13-18. (http://sssfonline.org/) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Tim Willett details the many uses of his award-winning invention, the Green Adaptive Transporter (GATR). (www.hupy.com, www.gatrproducts.com) Lisa Heberling, of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, invites listeners to take in the July 4th celebration in Mercer and says plans for the first annual Canoe-Kayak Fishing Tournament are taking shape. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Mercer, Wisconsin's favorite outdoor playground. Pro angler Duffy Kopf reports bass are hitting on Lake Wisconsin and muskies are active in Sawyer County. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) Enter our Summer Giveaway: Mercer Fishing Adventure. Full day of guided fishing for two with Mike "Doc" Sabec, two nights' lodging at the Great Northern Motel, free registration for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, $40 in Loon Dollars, plus Mercer Memorabilia (T-shirt, loon doll and more) and a Shimano rod & reel. Total package value more than $600. To enter, visit mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact information. One entry per person. You have until July 25 to enter. We'll announce the winner with Tina Brunell on Aug. 1st.
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Friday - June 19
Show 1025: Plastic frogs are deadly on summer bass. New ATV campground under way at Petenwell County Park. NWTF program aims at recruiting new hunters. Lake Michigan salmon and Madison bass action going strong. Jeff has a new pup. Dan reports on the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor & Sportsman Festival in Oshkosh.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Mercer, Wisconsin's favorite outdoor playground. McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good bass and panfish action on the Madison chain. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, pro angler Glenn Walker shares tips on fishing for bass with artificial frog baits. (www.hupy.com, www.fishglenn.com, http://www.snagproof.com) Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, reports great fishing action on Petenwell Flowage, announces the development of a new ATV campsite at Petenwell County Park and invites listeners to watch the upcoming triathlon and July 4th fireworks at Castle Rock County Park. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) Charley Burke, regional director of the National Wild Turkey Federation, announces the NWTF's new "Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt" initiative aimed at protecting turkey habitat and recruiting new hunters. (www.nwtf.org) Charter Captain Dan Welsch reports good catches of rainbows and Chinooks in 100-180 feet of water on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan and announces weekly car shows at Ranieri's Four of a Kind. (www.dumperdan.com, https://www.facebook.com/RanierisFourOfAKind) Enter our Summer Giveaway: Mercer Fishing Adventure. Full day of guided fishing for two with Mike "Doc" Sabec, two nights' lodging at the Great Northern Motel, free registration for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, $40 in Loon Dollars, plus Mercer Memorabilia (T-shirt, loon doll and more) and a Shimano rod & reel. Total package value more than $600. To enter, visit mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact information. One entry per person. You have until July 25 to enter. We'll announce the winner with Tina Brunell on Aug. 1st.
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Wednesday - June 10
Show 1024: Fishing action is hot right now on the Madison Chain, Lake Owen, Chequamegon Bay, Turtle-Flambeau Flowage and Mississippi River Pool 9. Private conservation fund helps restore eroded campsites. Jeff visits Marinette County waterfalls, catches bass on the Menominee River and goes night fishing for channel cats on the Wisconsin River. Dan competes in the Wisconsin Crossbow Federation 3-D shoot and attends The Range of Richfield Grand Opening Party.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor & Sportsman Festival, June 12-14 at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh. Pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good bass and panfish action on Lakes Mendota and Monona, but high water on the Wolf River at Winneconne is hampering fishing there. (www.wioutdoorfest.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Capt. Ted Peck reports smallmouth action is hot on Bayfield County's Lake Owen and walleyes are hitting in Mississippi River Pool 9 backwaters. (www.hupy.com, http://lake-link.com/fishing/guide.cfm/128/Pecks-Pool-9-Guide-Service/) Randy Reading, the lucky winner of last fall's Mercer Vacation Getaway, reports on the fun he and his brother had in Mercer. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) Lindsay Renick Mayer, director of communications for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, tells how a private conservation fund is helping to restore two former Chippewa Flowage campsites to their natural state. (www.wisconservation.org) Enter our Summer Giveaway: Mercer Fishing Adventure. Half day of guided fishing for two with Mike "Doc" Sabec, two nights' lodging at the Great Northern Motel, free registration for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, $40 in Loon Dollars, plus Mercer Memorabilia (T-shirt, loon doll and more) and a Shimano rod & reel. Total package value more than $600. To enter, visit mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact information. One entry per person. You have until July 25 to enter. We'll announce the winner with Tina Brunell on Aug. 1st.
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Wednesday - June 3
Show 1023: Range of Richfield Grand Opening and Wisconsin Crossbow Federation 3-D Shoot at West Bend Union Sportsmen's Club June 6. Meet Dan and former Packers Chris Jacke, Jerry Kramer and others June 11 at Blue Harbor Resort. Greater Wisconsin Outdoor & Sportsman Festival coming to Oshkosh June 12-14. Fishing is hot now on Lake Michigan, the Madison Chain and the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. Thumbs down on hot pink for gun deer season.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Fishing guide Ron Barefield says high water is hampering fishing on the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers, but bass and panfish action is good on the Madison Chain. (www.wildlands.net) Vickie Frank, director of the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor & Sportsman Festival, previews highlights of this expo coming to Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh June 12-14. (www.wioutdoorfest.com) Christa Reinart, co-owner of Flambeau Flowage Sports, reports good walleye action now on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage and invites listeners to attend the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament Labor Day Weekend. (www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Mark LaBarbera reports more than 2,300 students, teachers and chaperons attended the Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo recently at the McKenzie Center in Poynette and invites schools to save the date of next year's Expo, May 18-19, 2016. (www.hupy.com, http://www.outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com/) Capt. Dan Welsch reports good Lake Michigan action for rainbow trout off Sheboygan and invites listeners to meet Chris Jacke, Jerry Kramer, Chester Marcol, Ron Dayne, Craig Newsome, George Koonce and other Packers alumni June 11 at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.playeralumniresources.com) Enter our Summer Giveaway: Mercer Fishing Adventure. Half day of guided fishing for two with Mike "Doc" Sabec, two nights' lodging at the Great Northern Motel, free registration for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, $40 in Loon Dollars, plus Mercer Memorabilia (T-shirt, loon doll and more) and a Shimano rod & reel. Total package value more than $600. To enter, visit mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact information. One entry per person. You have until July 25 to enter. We'll announce the winner with Tina Brunell on Aug. 1st.
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Thursday - May 28
Show 1022: Catch The Range of Richfield Grand Opening June 6. Stop the spread of invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle. Largest 3-D crossbow shoot in Wisconsin June 6. Jeff trains for the 2016 Ice Fishing World Championship. Dan shoots at The Range of Richfield.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Pro angler Duffy Kopf reports fishing action is still slow on the Madison Chain, thanks to recent cool weather and rain. (www.wildlands.net) Jim Babiasz, owner of The Range of Richfield, invites listeners to attend their grand opening June 6 for the ultimate shooting experience. www.therangewi.com Eric Schlender, CEO of Wildland Management and EC3 Group, talks about options for controlling invasive vegetation and establishing food plots and CRP plantings. (www.wildlands.net) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Chris Dymale, president of the Wisconsin Crossbow Federation, invites listeners to attend the federation's first annual 3-D Crossbow Fun Shoot. (www.hupy.com, www.wisconsincrossbowfederation.com) Enter our Summer Giveaway: Mercer Fishing Adventure. Half day of guided fishing for two with Mike "Doc" Sabec, two nights' lodging at the Great Northern Motel, free registration for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, $40 in Loon Dollars, plus Mercer Memorabilia (T-shirt, loon doll and more) and a Shimano rod & reel. Total package value more than $600. To enter, visit mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact information. One entry per person. You have until July 25 to enter. We'll announce the winner with Tina Brunell on Aug. 1st.
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Wednesday - May 20
Show 1021: Spring fishing action is good from Lake Michigan to Mercer. Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure winner announced. Come to Burlington Chocolate Fest Memorial Day Weekend. Jeff starts training for the 2016 Ice Fishing World Championship in Europe. Dan shoots at The Range of Richfield.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Fishing guide Ron Barefield reports good panfish action and decent bass action on the Madison chain. Muskies are still in spawn or post-spawn mode and not hitting lures. (www.wildlands.net) Bill Hilts, Jr., outdoor promotions director for the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation, announces the winner of the Niagara Spring Fishing Adventure and reports fantastic action for trout, salmon and smallmouths on the Niagara River and Lakes Erie and Ontario. (http://niagara-usa.com/) Linda Fellenz, marketing director for Burlington Chocolate Fest, talks about chocolate chef demos, carnival rides, live music and the Chocolate Experience Tent at this great family festival running through Memorial Day Weekend. (http://chocolatefest.com/) In the Hupy and Abraham Fishing Report, Tina Brunell, administrator of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, says walleye action is hot on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage and invites listeners to register for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament on Labor Day Weekend and enter the drawing for a Mercer getaway. (www.hupy.com, www.mercercc.com, www.can-yak.com) Capt. Dan Welsch reports fast inshore action off Sheboygan for Lake Michigan browns, lakers and Chinooks. (www.dumperdan.com, www.anglersavenueproshop.com) Enter our new Summer Giveaway: Mercer Fishing Adventure. Half day of guided fishing for two with Mike "Doc" Sabec, two nights' lodging at the Great Northern Motel, free registration for the Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, $40 in Loon Dollars, plus Mercer Memorabilia (T-shirt, loon doll and more) and a Shimano rod & reel. Total package value more than $600. To enter, visit mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact information. One entry per person. You have until July 25 to enter. We'll announce the winner with Tina Brunell on Aug. 1st.
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Wednesday - May 13
Show 1020: Ruffed Grouse Society petitions U.S. Forest Service to follow the law. All-star teams face off in Great Wisconsin Birdathon. Adams County ATV trails open May 16. Crappie action is hot on Petenwell Flowage. Jeff explores new fishing spots in central Wisconsin. Dan scores a limbhanger on a Chautauqua County, New York turkey hunt.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Fishing pro Duffy Kopf reports good bass action on the Madison chain, but panfish and muskies are slow due to cooler weather. (www.wildlands.net) John Eichinger, president and CEO of the Ruffed Grouse Society, explains why RGS has filed a legal challenge to compel the USDA Forest Service to sustain young forest habitat. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Lindsay Renick Mayer, communications director for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, and Tom Prestby, team leader of Cleopatra & the Stilts, talk about the Big Day challenge during the Great Wisconsin Birdathon. (http://www.wibirdathon.org/,  http://www.wisconservation.org/) In the Hupy and Abraham Fishing Report, Adams County Parks, Recreation & Trails director Fred Nickel and Monroe Prairie ATV Club president Bruce "Bubba" Bain invite listeners to ride the trails of Adams County and camp and fish at Petenwell or Castle Rock county parks. (www.hupy.com, www.adamscountyparkswi.com) Last week to enter our Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin' Jake's Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That's all there is to it!
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Thursday - May 7
Show 1019: Solar-powered radio transmitters aid in woodcock research. Craig Robbins talks about the great turkey hunting in Chautauqua County, New York. Pro-angler Max Wilson talks the ups and downs of fishing walleye tournaments. Jeff plants cover crops on several food plots. Dan reports on the first part of his turkey and steelhead trip to western New York.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Fishing guide Ron Barefield reports good bass and panfish action on the Madison chain. (www.wildlands.net) Craig Robbins, host of Oakridge Outdoors on the Hunt Channel, talks about his plans to guide Dan on a spring turkey hunt in Chautauqua County, New York. (www.smith-wesson.com, www.oakridgeoutdoorstv.com) Gary Zimmer, regional biologist with the Ruffed Grouse Society, reports on grouse numbers and new research on migrating woodcock. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) On the Hupy & Abraham Fishing Report, Walleye pro Max Wilson tells how he and Zak Jobes won the AIM Starcraft Marine Open Walleye Tournament on the Detroit River. (www.hupy.com, http://aimfishing.com/articles/jobes-wilson-win-aim-weekend-walleye-series-first-great-lakes-division-starcraft-marine) Last week to enter our Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin' Jake's Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That's all there is to it!
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Wednesday - April 29
Show 1018: Opening weekend fishing advice for Wisconsin and Niagara Fall, NY. Lake Michigan charter season is under way. Mentor a young hunter for success. Jeff competes in a carp tournament in Two Rivers. Dan gets a sneak preview of the new Cabelas store in Sun Prairie, where the Grand Opening runs through May 3.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Pure Fishing, HT, Jiffy and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf offers advice for opening weekend catfish, bass, walleye and muskie action on the Madison chain and encourages anglers to be considerate of others at boat landings this weekend. (www.wildlands.net) Bill Hilts, Jr., outdoor promotions director with Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, reports great mixed-bag action on the Lower Niagara River and lakes Erie and Ontario, and says inland waters should offer good fishing on opening weekend of the New York fishing season, which starts May 2. (www.niagara-usa.com) Glen Polich, gun library manager at the new Cabela's store in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, invites listeners to check out the many specials during this Grand Opening Week and tells the story of a special youth turkey hunt. (http://www.cabelas.com/stores/store_info.jsp?pageName=065) Capt. Dan Welsch reports Lake Michigan trout and salmon action is off to a fast start off Sheboygan. Welsch offers fishing/lodging packages and other services and supplies through his Dumper Dan's Fishing Condos Riverfront Store. (www.dumperdan.com) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin' Jake's Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That's all there is to it!
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Tuesday - April 21
Show 1017: Register now for the Lake Winnebago youth fishing tournament, June 13, during the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor and Sportsman Festival. Mid-season turkey hunting advice. Time to change an obsolete night-hunting rule. Madison chain poised for opening weekend. Jeff scores a tom and a surprise. Dan visits a Well-Armed Woman meeting at the Range of Richfield.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports good panfish action on Lakes Monona and Waubesa and good catfish action on Mendota. Opening weekend bass and walleye prospects look good. (www.dsbait.com, www.wildlands.net) Turkey-call maker Kevin Croteau demonstrates his award-winning calling technique and offers advice for calling henned-up gobblers. (https://www.facebook.com/kevin.croteau?fref=ts) Capt. Mark Kuzniewski invites kids 8-15 to participate in the inaugural youth fishing tournament, June 13 at the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor & Sportsman Festival, at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh. (www.wioutdoorfest.com) Dean Hansen encourages listeners to contact their state representative to urge support for changing an outdated night-hunting rule that no longer makes sense. Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin' Jake's Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That's all there is to it!
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Tuesday - April 14
Show 1016: Federal efforts to hamper gun shops exposed. Nutritional supplements improve food plots for deer. New book series gets kids excited about hunting and fishing. Madison lakes panfish action is improving. Jeff scores walleyes on the Wisconsin and Fox rivers. Dan reports on the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports pan fish action is picking up on the Madison chain and the walleye run is tapering off on the Wisconsin River. (dsbait.com, wildlands.net) Mike Schuetz, proprietor of Hawkins Guns, warns of a little-known federal program aimed at making life difficult for certain businesses, including gun shops. (hawkinsguns.com/, smith-wesson.com) Keith Beam, designer of the Double Bull blind, talks about his new children's interactive book series called Drake's Adventures. (drakesadventures.com) John O'Brion, proprietor of Grandpa Ray Outdoors, offers advice for planting food plots that provide year-round nutrition for deer. (grandparayoutdoors.com) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin' Jake's Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That's all there is to it!
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Wednesday - April 8
Show 1015: New Well-Armed Woman chapter to meet at The Range of Richfield. Learn to fly-fish free this spring. Walleye spawning run in full swing on the Wisconsin River. New campground and ATV trails in Adams County. Jeff transplants oak and pine for wildlife habitat. Dan scores another big steelhead on Lake Michigan tributary.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Jiffy, HT, Pure Fishing and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports the Madison lakes are murky but walleye action is good on the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. (www.wildlands.net) Stephanie Esquell, leader of the Milwaukee Well-Armed Woman chapter, invites women to attend The Well-Armed Woman's initial fun shoot April 22 at The Range of Richfield. (www.smith-wesson.com, www.therangewi.com) Erik Helm, fishing department manager of the Orvis Milwaukee Store, invites anglers to register for a free Fly-Fishing 101 class, offered at the Orvis Store on weekends in April, May and June. (www.orvis.com/milwaukee) Fred Nickel, director of Parks, Recreation and Trails for Adams County, announces new ATV trails to open soon on thousands of acres of Meteor Timber Company land; and Jesse Quale, of Green Water Walleyes Guide Service, says the walleye run is under way in the Wisconsin River below the Petenwell and Castle Rock dams. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com, http://greenwaterwalleyes.com) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin' Jake's Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That's all there is to it!
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Tuesday - March 31
Show 1014: Asian carp pose a serious threat to the Great Lakes. Plan now for food plots that will attract and hold deer. Stalking the wild morel. Ice-out means panfish time on Madison lakes. Jeff slams walleyes on the Wisconsin River. Dan Small Outdoor organic coffees now served and sold at The Range of Richfield.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports fair panfish and catfish action as ice goes out on Madison-area lakes. (www.wildlands.net) Marc Gaden, communications director and legislative liaison for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, urges continued efforts be made to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. (http://glfc.org/) John O'Brion, founder of Grandpa Ray Outdoors, offers advice for preparing for and planting food plots that will attract and provide good nutrition for deer. (http://grandparayoutdoors.com/) Mushroom expert Tom Nauman tells how, when and where to find morel mushrooms and offers tips for storing and cooking them, topics he will discuss in his seminar at the Field & Stream Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 10-12 in Madison. (http://morelmania.com/, http://deerinfo.com/) This week's giveaway: Four tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey Expo giveaway. (www.deerinfo.com) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin' Jake's Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod & reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That's all there is to it!
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Wednesday - March 25
Show 1013: Outdoor Troubadours comes to Sportsman Channel April 1. Niagara River trout action is hot now. Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund vendor contest winner announced. Jeff shoots sporting clays at Little Creek Lodge in Little Suamico. Dan scores browns and steelhead on the Root River.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Brian Moe reports ice conditions have deteriorated on the Madison lakes and it&apos;s time to put away the ice-fishing gear and start thinking about open-water fishing. (<a href=http://www.wildlands.net target=_blank>www.wildlands.net</a>) Barb Terry, customer-relations specialist with Ten Point Crossbows, addresses the myths and realities of crossbow hunting and offers advice for hunters looking to buy a crossbow. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>, <a href=http://www.tenpointcrossbows.com target=_blank>www.tenpointcrossbows.com</a>) Eric Schlender, CEO of EC3 Group and Wildland Management, talks about his company&apos;s services that enhance wildlife habitat through CRP and food plot installation, forestry mowing, prescribed burning, wetlands restoration and more. (www.wildlands.net) Scott McConnell, vice president of SCI Badgerland Chapter, preview&apos;s next weekend&apos;s Big Game Hunter Expo at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (<a href=http://www.scibadgerland.com target=_blank>www.scibadgerland.com</a>) This week&apos;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer &amp; Turkey Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin&apos; Jake&apos;s Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel &amp; Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod &amp; reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That&apos;s all there is to it!
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Wednesday - March 18
Show 1012: How to choose a crossbow to fit your needs and budget. Expert advice for managing wildlife habitat and removing invasive species. Big Game Hunter Expo coming to Kalahari Resort March 27-28. Ice fishing season winds down on the Madison Chain. Jeff heads north to Rhinelander for one last ice-fishing outing. Dan reports on Canoecopia and announces the Mercer Can-Yak Fishing Tournament, Sept. 4-6.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Brian Moe reports ice conditions have deteriorated on the Madison lakes and it&apos;s time to put away the ice-fishing gear and start thinking about open-water fishing. (<a href=http://www.wildlands.net target=_blank>www.wildlands.net</a>) Barb Terry, customer-relations specialist with Ten Point Crossbows, addresses the myths and realities of crossbow hunting and offers advice for hunters looking to buy a crossbow. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>, <a href=http://www.tenpointcrossbows.com target=_blank>www.tenpointcrossbows.com</a>) Eric Schlender, CEO of EC3 Group and Wildland Management, talks about his company&apos;s services that enhance wildlife habitat through CRP and food plot installation, forestry mowing, prescribed burning, wetlands restoration and more. (www.wildlands.net) Scott McConnell, vice president of SCI Badgerland Chapter, preview&apos;s next weekend&apos;s Big Game Hunter Expo at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (<a href=http://www.scibadgerland.com target=_blank>www.scibadgerland.com</a>) This week&apos;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer &amp; Turkey Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin&apos; Jake&apos;s Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel &amp; Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod &amp; reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That&apos;s all there is to it!
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Wednesday - March 11
Show 1011: Advice from a champion for women who want to learn to shoot. Expert tips for taking tough toms. Impact of winter on Wisconsin grouse. Madison ice fishing is good now, but it will not last long, thanks to warm weather. Jeff and partner Wayne Gstohl win NAIFC tournament on Lake Menomin. Dan reports on a great week at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&amp;S Bait, Tackle &amp; Archery in Madison, reports panfish and catfish action is good on Madison area lakes, but it won&amp;apos;t last long as the ice deteriorates. (<a href=http://www.dsbait.com target=_blank>www.dsbait.com</a>, <a href=http://www.wildlands.net target=_blank>www.wildlands.net</a>) Smith &amp; Wesson pro-staffer Randi Rogers tells how she won the Production Lady title at the Florida Open and High Lady title at the Smith &amp; Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals in Springfield, MA and offers advice for women who want to get into recreational and competitive shooting. (<a href=http://www.smith-wesson.com target=_blank>www.smith-wesson.com</a>, <a href=http://randirogersshooting.com target=_blank>http://randirogersshooting.com</a>) Ray Eye, host of &amp;quot;Eye on the Outdoors&amp;quot; TV and radio shows, offers advice for taking spring gobblers when they do not respond to hen calls, the subject of his seminar at the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 in Madison. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>, <a href=http://www.rayeye.com target=_blank>www.rayeye.com</a>) Gary Zimmer, coordinating biologist with the Ruffed Grouse Society, reports on winter&amp;apos;s impact on grouse and says spring drumming should start within a month. (<a href=http://www.ruffedgrousesociety.org target=_blank>www.ruffedgrousesociety.org</a>) This week&amp;apos;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email <a href=mailto:dsoradio@gmail.com>dsoradio@gmail.com</a>). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer &amp; Turkey Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>) Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin&amp;apos; Jake&amp;apos;s Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel &amp; Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod &amp; reel package. To enter the drawing, visit Niagara-usa.com or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That&amp;apos;s all there is to it!
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Wednesday - March 4
Show 1010: Archery opportunities abound at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, March 4-8 at State Fair Park. Help protect the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. Preview of new features at the Wisconsin Deer and Turkey Expo, April 10-12 in Madison. Late-ice panfish tips for the Madison chain. Jeff scores high at the USA Ice Team tryouts in Rhinelander. Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Sports Show.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Wildland Management, providing forestry mowing, food plot and CRP installation, wetlands creation and other environmental services. Nebulus and Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice-fishing action on the Madison chain and offers tips for late-ice panfish. (<a href=http://www.wildlands.net target=_blank>www.wildlands.net</a>) Scott Hed, director of the Sportsman&apos;s Alliance for Alaska, reports on efforts to stop the proposed Pebble Mine and protect water quality and the world&apos;s greatest wild salmon fishery in Bristol Bay. (<a href=http://www.sportsmansalliance4ak.org target=_blank>www.sportsmansalliance4ak.org</a>) Rob Schaffhauser, co-owner of West Town Archery in Brookfield, talks about the three archery ranges at this week&apos;s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show at State Fair Park. (<a href=http://www.jssportsshow.com target=_blank>www.jssportsshow.com</a>, <a href=http://westtownarchery.com/ target=_blank>http://westtownarchery.com/</a>) Glenn Helgeland, founder and content director of the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Deer &amp; Turkey Expos, previews highlights of the Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 in Madison. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>) This week&apos;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer &amp; Turkey Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>) New Spring Giveaway: Niagara Falls Fishing Adventure. Guided fishing for two on the famed Lower Niagara River with Jiggin&apos; Jake&apos;s Charters of Youngstown, NY; Two-nights stay at Barton Hill Hotel &amp; Spa in Lewiston; passes to see all the Niagara Falls attractions; Shimano rod &amp; reel package. To enter the drawing, visit <a href=http://Niagara-usa.com target=_self>Niagara-usa.com</a> or call 877-FALLS-US and ask for a free fish map. That&apos;s all there is to it!
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Wednesday - February 25
Show 1009: Do not miss Lake-Link Day, Thursday, March 5th at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show. Countdown to the Iditarod with four-time champion Jeff King. Natural Resources Foundation summer field trips announced. Madison ice fishing action continues strong. Jeff competes in the USA Ice Team tryouts in Rhinelander. Meet Dan at the Madison Fishing Expo Feb. 27-March 1.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at the Alliant Energy Center. Ice Team pro Jim Kusuda reports on ice fishing action on the Madison chain. (<a href=http://www.madfishexpo.com target=_blank>www.madfishexpo.com</a>) Four-time Iditarod winner Jeff King talks about the history of this legendary dogsled race and tells how he is preparing for this year&apos;s race. (<a href=http://redpawdogfood.com/node/366 target=_blank>http://redpawdogfood.com/node/366</a>, <a href=http://iditarod.com/race/2015/mushers/59-Jeff-King/ target=_blank>http://iditarod.com/race/2015/mushers/59-Jeff-King/</a>) Lindsay Rennick Mayer, communications director for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, and Christine Tanzer, NRF&apos;s field trip coordinator, preview this summer&apos;s field trip opportunities. (<a href=http://www.wisconservation.org target=_blank>www.wisconservation.org</a>) Lake-Link sales coordinator Don Waier announces hourly product giveaways on Lake-Link Day, Thursday, March 5th, at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show at State Fair Park. (<a href=http://jssportsshow.com/ target=_blank>http://jssportsshow.com/</a>, <a href=http://www.lake-link.com/day target=_blank>www.lake-link.com/day</a>) This week&apos;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Field &amp; Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer &amp; Turkey Expo, April 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email <a href=mailto:dsoradio@gmail.com>dsoradio@gmail.com</a>). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer &amp; Turkey Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.deerinfo.com target=_blank>www.deerinfo.com</a>)
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Wednesday - February 18
Show 1008: Madison Fishing Expo seminars offer expert advice on many species and techniques. Wisconsin should get 28 elk from Kentucky in March. 75th Milwaukee Sports Show keeps the tradition alive. Jeff trains for USA Ice Team tryouts next weekend in Rhinelander.
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Wednesday - February 11
Show 1007: Get kids into the outdoors and keep the tradition alive. Preview of the Madison Fishing Expo. One week to go before the Bassmaster Classic. Jeff reports on the Ice Duels tournament Feb. 7 on Monona Bay. Watch Dan on I Remember at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 on MPTV Channel 10.1.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at the Alliant Energy Center. Jiffy, Nebulus and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on last weekend&quot;s UW-Whitewater Fishing Team ice fishing tournament on Lake Beulah and says walleye and catfish action is hot on the Madison chain. (<a href=http://www.madfishexpo.com target=_blank>www.madfishexpo.com</a>, <a href=http://www.nebulusflotation.com target=_blank>www.nebulusflotation.com</a>) John Annoni, founder of Camp Compass Academy, talks about his new book Beyond One Day and his efforts to introduce kids to hunting and fishing. (<a href=http://www.campcompass.org target=_blank>www.campcompass.org</a>, <a href=http://www.johnannoni.com target=_blank>www.johnannoni.com</a>, <a href=http://www.2millionbullets.org target=_blank>www.2millionbullets.org</a>) Charlie Grimm, secretary of the Madison Fishing Expo, previews the expo coming to the Alliant Energy Center Feb. 27-Mar. 1. (<a href=http://www.madfishexpo.com target=_blank>www.madfishexpo.com</a>) Bass pros Brent Chapman and Paul Elias forecast the bite at the Bassmaster Classic, coming to Lake Hartwell in Greenville, South Carolina Feb. 20-22. (<a href=http://www.bassmaster.com/classic target=_blank>http://www.bassmaster.com/classic</a>) This week&quot;s giveaway: Four tickets to the Madison Fishing Expo. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Madison Fishing Expo giveaway. (<a href=http://www.madfishexpo.com target=_blank>www.madfishexpo.com</a>)
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Wednesday - February 4
Show 1006: Second Amendment news: 2AO becomes a federal lobbying organization. How the pros prepare for the Bassmaster Classic. Book a Sheboygan summer charter now. Dan has a near encounter with wolves. Jeff gears up for the Ice Duels tournament Feb. 7 on Monona Bay.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at the Alliant Energy Center. Jiffy, Nebulus and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on last weekend&apos;s ice fishing derby on Crystal Lake and panfish action on the Madison chain. (<a href=http://www.madfishexpo.com target=_blank>www.madfishexpo.com</a>) Charter captain Dan Welsch, of Dumper Dan&apos;s Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, says now&apos;s the time to book a summer charter for your pick of the best dates. (<a href=http://www.dumperdan.com target=_blank>www.dumperdan.com</a>) Ace Luciano, vice president of the strategic partnership for 2AO, the Second Amendment Organization. (<a href=http://www.smith-wesson.com target=_blank>www.smith-wesson.com</a>, <a href=http://www.2amendment.org target=_blank>www.2amendment.org</a>) Bass pros Brent Chapman and Alton Jones count down the days the Bassmaster Classic, coming to Lake Hartwell in Greenville, South Carolina Feb. 20-22. (<a href=http://www.bassmaster.com/classic target=_blank>http://www.bassmaster.com/classic</a>) This week&apos;s final Jiffy giveaway: This is it - one week left to enter the drawing for the Jiffy Pro4 Lite propane-powered ice auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email <a href=mailto:dsoradio@gmail.com>dsoradio@gmail.com</a>). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (<a href=http://www.jiffyonice.com target=_blank>www.jiffyonice.com</a>)
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Wednesday - January 28
Show 1005: Fire on ice: Ice Duels tournaments coming to Wisconsin in February. Sturgeon Bay whitefish bite is hot. Countdown to the Bassmaster Classic - just three weeks to go. Dan launches specialty food products line at Milwaukee Boat Show and Lake Home &amp; Cabin Show. Jeff and Wayne Gstohl take fifth at the NAIFC qualifier at Lake Mitchell in South Dakota.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 27-Mar. 1 at the Alliant Energy Center. Jim Kusuda reveals how he won last weekend&apos;s Yahara Fishing Club Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Waubesa and reports on ice-fishing activity on the Madison chain. (www.madfishexpo.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Pat Kalmerton reports on the whitefish bite on Sturgeon Bay. (<a href=http://www.jiffyonice.com target=_blank>www.jiffyonice.com</a>, <a href=http://www.wolfpackadventures.com target=_blank>www.wolfpackadventures.com</a>) Mike Howe, founder and director of the Ice Duels Tournament Series, announces Wisconsin tournaments on Lake Monona Feb. 7 and Lake Onalaska Feb. 14. (<a href=http://www.iceduels.com target=_blank>www.iceduels.com</a>) Bass pros Brent Chapman and Ott DeFoe discuss the Bassmaster Classic, coming to Lake Hartwell in Greenville, South Carolina Feb. 20-22. (<a href=http://www.bassmaster.com/classic target=_blank>http://www.bassmaster.com/classic</a>) This week&apos;s giveaway: Jiffy full auger case that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email <a href=mailto:dsoradio@gmail.com>dsoradio@gmail.com</a>). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (<a href=http://www.jiffyonice.com target=_blank>www.jiffyonice.com</a>)
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Wednesday - January 21
Show 1004: Wisconsin Deer Management Assistance Program application deadline coming March 1. Ice fishing action is still strong around the state. Two bass pros weigh in on the Bassmaster Classic coming to Lake Hartwell in South Carolina Feb. 20-22. Meet Dan at the Lake Home & Cabin Show Jan. 24. Jeff heads to Lake Mitchell in South Dakota for an NAIFC tournament.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Lake Home & Cabin Show, Jan. 23-25 at the Alliant Energy Center. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports on ice fishing action in the Madison area. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com, www.dsbait.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice fishing conditions around the state. (www.jiffyonice.com) DNR biologist Melinda Nelson reports on the first year of the Deer Management Assistance Program and announces the March 1 deadline for new landowner applications. (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/DMAP.html) Bass pros Brent Chapman and Clifford Pirch discuss the Bassmaster Classic, coming to Lake Hartwell in Greenville, South Carolina Feb. 20-22. (http://www.bassmaster.com/classic) This week's giveaway: Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (www.jiffyonice.com)
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Tuesday - January 13
Show 1003: New app puts whitetail info at your fingertips. Tips for lakefront property owners at the Lake Home & Cabin Show. Ice fishing is improving around the state. Dan launches his line of organic coffees and sausage snacks at the Milwaukee Boat Show this weekend. Jeff mourns the loss of his beloved beagle, Kate.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Lake Home & Cabin Show, Jan. 23-25 at the Alliant Energy Center. Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on improved ice fishing action in the Madison area. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com, www.jiffyonice.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien reports on ice fishing conditions around the state. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) Eric Olson, director of the UW Extension Lakes Program, previews his seminar on lake management and working with Wisconsin Lakes Partnership, to be presented at the Lake Home & Cabin Show at the Alliant Energy Center Jan. 23-25. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com, http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/)Ron Spomer, host of Winchester World of Whitetail on the Outdoor Channel, announces his new smartphone app, Everything Whitetail. (www.smith-wesson.com, www.ronspomeroutdoors.com, http://everythingwhitetail.com/) This week's giveaway: Jiffy full auger case that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com). Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (www.jiffyonice.com)
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Thursday - January 8
Show 1002: Thanks to the cold snap, the ice is nice across Wisconsin - time for some hardwater fishing. Lake Home and Cabin Show preview. Time for winter fun in Adams County. Dan gets ready for the Milwaukee Boat Show. Dan and Jeff promote Wisconsin Free Ice Fishing Weekend Jan. 17-18.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Lake Home & Cabin Show, Jan. 23-25 at the Alliant Energy Center. Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports on ice fishing action in the Madison area. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com, www.dsbait.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Captain Pat Kalmerton, of Wolfpack Adventures, reports good ice fishing action on Blackhawk Lake and other southwest Wisconsin waters. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.wolfpackadventures.com) Dave Greer, director of the Lake Home & Cabin Show, gives a preview of show features coming to the Alliant Energy Center Jan. 23-25. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com) Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, and fishing guide Jesse Quale talk about winter camping, snowmobiling and ice fishing opportunities at Petenwell and Castle Rock flowages. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com, www.greenwaterwalleyes.com) This week's giveaway: Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (www.jiffyonice.com)
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Friday - January 2
Show 1001:Outdoor skills programs for kids and women. Another look at the Bassmaster Classic. Dan reports on his Holiday Deer Hunt. Jeff talks about his new house in the woods in the Wisconsin Rapids area.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Lake Home & Cabin Show, Jan. 23-25 at the Alliant Energy Center. Jiffy and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf offers advice for early-season ice fishing. Mark LaBarbera, founder and organizer of the Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo, invites teachers and parents to bring 4th-6th-graders to the second annual expo, May 14-15 at the MacKenzie Center near Poynette. (http://www.outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com) Peggy Farrell, international and Wisconsin director of the Becoming an Outdoorswoman program, announces some great winter programs for women. (http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/bow/Pages/default.aspx) Pro anglers Brent Chapman and Aaron Martens talk about the upcoming Bassmasters Classic and suggest what it takes to compete at the elite pro angler. (http://www.nasportshow.com/, http://www.bassmaster.com/) This week's giveaway: Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (www.jiffyonice.com)
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Tuesday - December 23
Show 952: Enter the Little League of Ice Fishing. Two pro anglers look at the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. Western Great Lakes gray wolves are back on the Endangered Species List. Jeff reports good ice fishing in central Wisconsin. Dan reports more bucks wounded and lost by hunters.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by the Lake Home & Cabin Show, Jan. 23-25 at the Alliant Energy Center. McFarland guide and Jiffy pro-staffer Ron Barefield offers tips for ice safety and reports on fishing conditions in the Madison area. (www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf offers advice for early-season ice fishing. (www.jiffyonice.com) Kolt Ringer, founder of the American Angler Leagues, announces the Little League of Ice Fishing and invites listeners to take their kids fishing this winter. (http://littleleaguefishing.com/) Pro anglers Brent Chapman and Chris Lane talk about the upcoming Bassmasters Classic and suggest what the average angler can learn from tournament pros. (http://www.nasportshow.com/) Congratulations to Steve Burns, who won the Nebulus Flotation Device, a $400 value. Thanks to all who entered the drawing. (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/) This weeks giveaway: Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power auger. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway. (www.jiffyonice.com)
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Tuesday - December 9
Show 951: Holiday gifts for the outdoors lover. Early-season ice fishing advice from experts. Jeff and Dan report on muzzleloader season and the inaugural Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show at State Fair Park.
Holiday gifts for the outdoors lover. Early-season ice fishing advice from experts. Jeff and Dan report on muzzleloader season and the inaugural Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show at State Fair Park.
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Monday - December 8
Show 950: Survival advice from an outdoor expert. An ice-fishing shelter that doubles as an RV for summer camping. Mercer vacation package winner announced. Meet Jeff and Dan at the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show this weekend at State Fair Park.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Mercer, Wisconsin's favorite outdoor playground: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on ice conditions and ice-fishing action on the Madison chain and Lake Wisconsin. (www.mercercc.com) Jeff Drexler, owner of Ice Castle Fish Houses, talks about ice fishing in total comfort. (www.icecastlefh.com) Tina Brunelle, director of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, reports good snow and ice, talks about upcoming events in the Mercer area and announces the winner of the Mercer vacation package giveaway. (www.mercercc.com) Eddie Nickens, editor-at-large for Field ' Stream magazine, offers survival advice from his new book, The Total Outdoorsman: Skills ' Tools. (http://www.fieldandstream.com/) December Giveaway: Nebulus Flotation Device. $400 value. To enter, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and phone number and mention the Nebulus giveaway. (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/)
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Monday - December 1
Show 949: Deer season wrap-up from around the state. Preview of the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show coming to State Fair Park Dec. 12-14. Tips for safe ice fishing and ice travel. Winter bow leagues help keep archers tuned up. Jeff scores a doe on the second weekend of gun season. Dan strikes out this year.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin offers advice for late-season bowhunting and talks about winter archery leagues. (pappastradingpost.com) Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf talks about ice safety with the Nebulus. (nebulusflotation.com/) Nick Chiodo, marketing director for Clam Outdoors, previews the Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show. (clamoutdoors.com/, milwaukeeicefishingshow.com/) John Nelson, manager of Thorne Brothers Custom Rod and Tackle in Blaine, MN, talks about trends in the ice fishing industry and what attendees can expect to find at the St. Paul and Milwaukee Ice Fishing shows. (thornebros.com/shop/pc/home.asp, milwaukeeicefishingshow.com/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas. December Giveaway: Nebulus Flotation Device. $400 value. To enter, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and phone number and mention the Nebulus giveaway. (nebulusflotation.com) This week only giveaway: Packages of four tickets to the Milwaukee Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show, Dec. 12-14 at State Fair Park. To enter, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and phone number and mention the Ice Fishing Show giveaway. Deadline to enter: Monday, Dec. 8.
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Monday - November 24
Show 948: Opening weekend deer season report from around the state. Thoughts on firearm and scope selection for coyote hunting. Jeff reports his camp killed four deer. Dan reports he listened to the Packers game while waiting for deer that never showed.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, HT and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports some ice fishing action in area marshes, but the Madison lakes are still open. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, tells the sad tale of his opening-weekend deer hunt and announces Adams County snowmobile trails will open Dec. 15. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) Jeff Schinkten, president of Whitetails Unlimited, reports on his opening-weekend hunt and talks about the work of Whitetails Unlimited, the largest nation-wide deer conservation organization. (www.whitetailsunlimited.com) Trent Marsh, brand development and communications manager for Hawke Sport Optics, talks about predator hunting and scope selection for low-light conditions. (www.hawkeoptics.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - November 20
Show 947: Wisconsin gun deer season opens this weekend. Lost in the hills of South Dakota. Early freeze-up ends muskie fishing on the Wisconsin River. Fond du Lac teen promotes Women on Target. Expert tips for post-rut bucks. Jeff sights in his Smith and Wesson .460 revolver for deer. Dan loses a doe on a crossbow hunt. EC3 of Madison cleans up buckthorn and honeysuckle on a hillside farm.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the post-rut and post-gun season periods. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Sarah Nieheuser, Miss Fond du Lac Outstanding Teen 2014 and a competitive centerfire shooter, encourages girls and women to get into the shooting sports. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Fond-du-Lacs-Outstanding-Teen/476584612396591, http://www.newhighpower.com) Blogger and outdoor writer Carrie Zylka talks about her harrowing adventure on a recent mule deer hunt in South Dakota. (http://wwocz.net/ep83/) Phil Schweik of Hooksetters Guide Service reports on late-fall muskie fishing action, deer hunting and ice fishing prospects for central Wisconsin. (www.hooksetters.biz) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights ' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - November 12
Show 946: Gun Deer Hunting special: Henry Repeating Arms now made in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club will measure your trophy buck. Hunting big game in Wisconsin and Alaska. This gun deer season, Jeff will shoot a Smith & Wesson .460 revolver and Dan will shoot a Smith & Wesson M&P 10 AR-platform rifle in .308. Dan fishes muskies one last time before freeze-up.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: McFarland area guide Ron Barefield reports on fishing action on the Madison chain and Lake Wisconsin and says the whitetail rut is in full swing in southern Wisconsin. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Tom Fisher, president of SCI Badgerland Chapter, compares big game hunting in Alaska and Wisconsin. (www.scibadgerland.com) Anthony Imperato, president of Henry Repeating Arms, talks about the company's decision to build rifles in Wisconsin. (www.henryrifles.com) Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club board member Marlin Laidlaw talks about the club's efforts to record trophy animals and encourages hunters to have their big game measured and scored. (www.wi-buck-bear.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - November 4
Show 945: Deer hunters can learn to respond to cardiac arrest and heart attacks. Two special knives make field dressing easy. A champion tells how she prepares for international pistol competition. Expert tips for bowhunting the rut and a spectacular Nebraska antelope bowhunt. Jeff gets in another bowhunt before gun deer season. Dan hunts geese with Wisconsin Waterfowl Association founder Jerry Solsrud.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Randy Smith reports on his successful Nebraska antelope bowhunt and says the Wisconsin whitetail rut is in full swing right now. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Drew Biernesser, director of marketing for Real Avid, describes the features of the Real Avid Revelation and Viscera field-dressing knives. (www.realavid.com) Dave Rusch, founder of Cardio Start, explains how to respond to a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest while deer hunting or any time. (http://cardio-start.com/) Randi Rogers, marketing manager for Comp-Tac Victory Gear and member of Team Smith & Wesson, reports on her recent successes at International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and International Defense Pistol Association (IDPA) competitions and reveals how she prepares for international pistol matches. (http://randirogersshooting.com, http://www.gungirlradio.com/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - October 30
Show 944: RGS National Hunt gathers long-term data on grouse and woodcock. Give now, enjoy forever with Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund. Scent control helps you get closer to trophy bucks. Jeff logs a successful deer hunt for Outdoor Wisconsin TV. Dan records a successful youth deer hunt with 10-year-old Bailey Williams.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Duffy Kopf reports on fall fishing action on the Madison Chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Paul Marion, director of marketing for Wildlife Research Center, offers advice for scent control and hunting the whitetail rut. (www.wildlife.com) Dan Dessecker, director of conservation policy for the Ruffed Grouse Society, recaps the RGS National Hunt in Grand Rapids, MN and offers tips for late-fall grouse hunting in Wisconsin. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.com) Mark LaBarbera, board member for the Natural Resources Foundation, invites hunters to donate to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund when they buy their deer license. (http://cherishwisconsin.org/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - October 21
Show 943: Buck activity picks up as the rut is about to start. Wisconsin River fall muskie, walleye and panfish action is hot right now. SCI supports hunting and shooting in Wisconsin. Jeff prepares for a TV bowhunt. Dan reports on topics covered in Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014, to air on MPTV and WPT Wisconsin Digital Channel Nov. 6 at 9 p.m.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the whitetail rut. (www.pappastradingpost.com) SCI Badgerland Chapter board member Steve Cripps talks about SCI's efforts to promote hunting and the shooting sports. (www.scibadgerland.com) Jeremy Moore, proprietor of Dog Bone Hunter, shares tips for training a dog to find shed antlers and recover wounded deer. (www.dogbonehunter.com) Phil Schweik, proprietor of Hooksetters Guide Service, reports fantastic action for panfish, walleyes and muskies on the Wisconsin River. (www.hooksetters.biz) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - October 14
Show 942: Ruffed grouse numbers not as bad as some feared. Bad Boy Buggies make hunting a silent sport. Lack of interest stops a kids fishing contest dead in its tracks. Jeff reports on his squirrel bowhunt. Dan announces sponsors of Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014, to air on MPTV and WPT Wisconsin Digital Channel Nov. 6 at 9 p.m.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good fall walleye and pike action on the Madison chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Ruffed Grouse Society coordinating biologist Gary Zimmer reports on early-season grouse hunting in Wisconsin and discusses grouse food and cover needs. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Lon Tesch, proprietor of Valley Snowmobile and Powersports in Hortonville, Wisconsin, describes the features of the 2015 Bad Boy Buggy Recoil iS model, which will be featured in Dan's TV special, Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014. (www.valleysnowmobile.com, www.badboybuggies.com) Outdoor writer and blogger Len Harris says adults need to get involved if kids are to develop an interest in fishing and the outdoors. (http://lenharris.blogspot.com/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - October 7
Show 941: How to get your gal into hunting. Confessions of a river rat. Come to Mercer for Musky Madness and Pumpkin Run ATV Rally. Jeff and Dan discuss Wisconsin's youth deer hunt, Oct. 11-12.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin offers tips for bowhunting during the "October lull." (www.pappastradingpost.com) Blogger and hunt coordinator Becky Lou Lacock shares advice for getting women into hunting. (www.beckylououtdoors.com) Russell Pedersen, songwriter, banjo player and vocalist with the bluegrass band Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, talks about the St. Croix River and other natural inspirations for his music. (www.hhgmusic.com) Tina Brunelle, executive director of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, invites listeners to this weekend's Pumpkin Run ATV Rally and next weekend's Mercer Musky Madness events in Mercer, Wisconsin's favorite outdoor playground. (www.mercercc.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - October 1
Show 940: Ballistic reticles help you shoot any rifle more accurately. Women are flocking to the hunting and shooting sports. Go green for nighttime bowfishing. Jeff gears up for a squirrel bowhunt. Dan announces air times and dates for Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014 TV special.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Pure Fishing, HT and Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf offers tips for early-fall muskies, pike and bass action on the Madison Chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Trent Marsh, brand development and communications manager for Hawke Sport Optics, discusses the advantages of ballistic reticles and describes several new scopes in the Hawke lineup. (www.hawkeoptics.com) Stephanie Mallory, public relations coordinator and blogger for Realtree Outdoors, talks about the recent growth in the number of women participating in hunting and the shooting sports. (www.realtree.com/the-realblog-with-stephanie-mallory, www.womensoutdoornews.com) Greg Pyle, of Pokaho Bowfishing, talks about bowfishing for silver carp below Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River. (http://pokahobowfishing.com/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - September 25
Show 939: Avoiding electric shock around boats and docks. Mistakes men make when taking women hunting. Season wrap-up report for Sheboygan waters of Lake Michigan. Jeff and Dan win several awards awards at Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers conference in Kentucky. Dan scores silver carp on the Cumberland River.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Randy Smith, proprietor of Pappas Trading Post, shares tips for pre-rut bowhunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Beth Leonard, editor of Seaworthy magazine, offers advice for making sure electrical service to boats and docks is safe. (www.boatus.com/esdexplained) Barbara Baird, editor of The Women's Outdoor News, describes common mistakes men make when hunting with women, and reports on the World Championship Squirrel Cook-Off. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org. www.womensoutdoornews.com, www.squirrelcookoff.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports on fall fishing action on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.anglersavenue.net, www.visitsheboygan.com, www.fourofakind-sheboygan.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - September 18
Show 938: Fall fishing action is starting to pick up on the Mississippi River, Madison Chain and Castle Rock Lake. Jeff and his grandfather, Robert Kelm, both score bucks on opening day of archery season. Dan reports in from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers annual conference at Kentucky Dam Resort State Park on Kentucky Lake.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, HT Enterprises and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports good pike, bass, walleye and channel catfish action on Lake Mendota, and good muskie action on Lake Monona. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Fishing pro Glenn Walker offers advice for fall bass action on the Upper Mississippi River. Dave Genz tells us how he turned a new G-3 johnboat into a two-holer for "softwater ice fishing." Adams County Parks director Fred Nickel reports on fall camping opportunities with 700 campsites at Petenwell and Castle Rock county parks; and Joe Stuchlak of Castle Rock Dam Bait Shop reports excellent action for panfish, walleyes, bass and muskies above and below the dam on the Wisconsin River and Castle Rock Lake. (www.adamscountyparkwi.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - September 10
Show 937: Ruffed grouse season outlook: encouraging, but not outstanding. Fall fun in Mercer, Wisconsin. Chinook spawning run is under way in Lake Michigan harbors. Jeff attends the Badger State BMX Nationals in Wisconsin Rapids. Dan parties with trout anglers at TrapFest 2.0 in Westby.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for early-season bowhunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Ruffed Grouse Society director of conservation policy Dan Dessecker talks about his recent appointment to a US Forest Service advisory committee and gives us a forecast for grouse season, which opens this weekend. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters, reports hot action for mature Chinook salmon in Sheboygan Harbor and Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.fourofakind-sheboygan.com) Patrick Horvei, manager of Cranberry Inn in Mercer, talks about fall outdoor activities in Iron County and on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. (www.cranberryinnofmercer.com, www.mercercc.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - September 4
Show 936: Enjoy a Wisconsin Natural Resources Foundation field trip this fall. Help support conservation efforts through the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund. Special report from Outdoor Skills Camp: kids learn muskie and bass fishing, trap shooting, mushroom picking and more. EZ Kut products make building blinds and cutting shooting lanes EZ. Jeff and Dan fish Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. Dan visits the new Range of Richfield.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, Pure Fishing and HT pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on his recent Canadian muskie-fishing adventure and current fishing action in the Madison area. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Retired Wisconsin DNR deputy secretary Bill Smith talks about upcoming fall field trips with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and tells why listeners should consider supporting the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund. (www.wisconservation.org, www.cherishwisconsin.org) Scott Bast, president of the EZ Kut company, offers advice for brushing out shooting lanes using EZ Kut pruners and loppers. (www.ezkutproducts.com) Logan Rabe, winner of our spring giveaway, shares highlights from his week at Outdoor Skills Camp near Cable, Wisconsin. (http://outdoorskillscamp.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas. Special giveaway this week only: One EZ Kut Ratchet Pruner and Ballistic Nylon Sheath, a $50 value, from www.ezkutproducts.com. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the EZ Kut giveaway.

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