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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.
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Monday - November 24
Show 948: Opening weekend deer season report from around the state. Thoughts on firearm and scope selection for coyote hunting. Jeff reports his camp killed four deer. Dan reports he listened to the Packers game while waiting for deer that never showed.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, HT and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports some ice fishing action in area marshes, but the Madison lakes are still open. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, tells the sad tale of his opening-weekend deer hunt and announces Adams County snowmobile trails will open Dec. 15. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) Jeff Schinkten, president of Whitetails Unlimited, reports on his opening-weekend hunt and talks about the work of Whitetails Unlimited, the largest nation-wide deer conservation organization. (www.whitetailsunlimited.com) Trent Marsh, brand development and communications manager for Hawke Sport Optics, talks about predator hunting and scope selection for low-light conditions. (www.hawkeoptics.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - November 20
Show 947: Wisconsin gun deer season opens this weekend. Lost in the hills of South Dakota. Early freeze-up ends muskie fishing on the Wisconsin River. Fond du Lac teen promotes Women on Target. Expert tips for post-rut bucks. Jeff sights in his Smith and Wesson .460 revolver for deer. Dan loses a doe on a crossbow hunt. EC3 of Madison cleans up buckthorn and honeysuckle on a hillside farm.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the post-rut and post-gun season periods. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Sarah Nieheuser, Miss Fond du Lac Outstanding Teen 2014 and a competitive centerfire shooter, encourages girls and women to get into the shooting sports. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Fond-du-Lacs-Outstanding-Teen/476584612396591, http://www.newhighpower.com) Blogger and outdoor writer Carrie Zylka talks about her harrowing adventure on a recent mule deer hunt in South Dakota. (http://wwocz.net/ep83/) Phil Schweik of Hooksetters Guide Service reports on late-fall muskie fishing action, deer hunting and ice fishing prospects for central Wisconsin. (www.hooksetters.biz) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights ' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - November 12
Show 946: Gun Deer Hunting special: Henry Repeating Arms now made in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club will measure your trophy buck. Hunting big game in Wisconsin and Alaska. This gun deer season, Jeff will shoot a Smith & Wesson .460 revolver and Dan will shoot a Smith & Wesson M&P 10 AR-platform rifle in .308. Dan fishes muskies one last time before freeze-up.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: McFarland area guide Ron Barefield reports on fishing action on the Madison chain and Lake Wisconsin and says the whitetail rut is in full swing in southern Wisconsin. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Tom Fisher, president of SCI Badgerland Chapter, compares big game hunting in Alaska and Wisconsin. (www.scibadgerland.com) Anthony Imperato, president of Henry Repeating Arms, talks about the company's decision to build rifles in Wisconsin. (www.henryrifles.com) Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club board member Marlin Laidlaw talks about the club's efforts to record trophy animals and encourages hunters to have their big game measured and scored. (www.wi-buck-bear.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - November 4
Show 945: Deer hunters can learn to respond to cardiac arrest and heart attacks. Two special knives make field dressing easy. A champion tells how she prepares for international pistol competition. Expert tips for bowhunting the rut and a spectacular Nebraska antelope bowhunt. Jeff gets in another bowhunt before gun deer season. Dan hunts geese with Wisconsin Waterfowl Association founder Jerry Solsrud.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Randy Smith reports on his successful Nebraska antelope bowhunt and says the Wisconsin whitetail rut is in full swing right now. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Drew Biernesser, director of marketing for Real Avid, describes the features of the Real Avid Revelation and Viscera field-dressing knives. (www.realavid.com) Dave Rusch, founder of Cardio Start, explains how to respond to a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest while deer hunting or any time. (http://cardio-start.com/) Randi Rogers, marketing manager for Comp-Tac Victory Gear and member of Team Smith & Wesson, reports on her recent successes at International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and International Defense Pistol Association (IDPA) competitions and reveals how she prepares for international pistol matches. (http://randirogersshooting.com, http://www.gungirlradio.com/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - October 30
Show 944: RGS National Hunt gathers long-term data on grouse and woodcock. Give now, enjoy forever with Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund. Scent control helps you get closer to trophy bucks. Jeff logs a successful deer hunt for Outdoor Wisconsin TV. Dan records a successful youth deer hunt with 10-year-old Bailey Williams.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Duffy Kopf reports on fall fishing action on the Madison Chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Paul Marion, director of marketing for Wildlife Research Center, offers advice for scent control and hunting the whitetail rut. (www.wildlife.com) Dan Dessecker, director of conservation policy for the Ruffed Grouse Society, recaps the RGS National Hunt in Grand Rapids, MN and offers tips for late-fall grouse hunting in Wisconsin. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.com) Mark LaBarbera, board member for the Natural Resources Foundation, invites hunters to donate to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund when they buy their deer license. (http://cherishwisconsin.org/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - October 21
Show 943: Buck activity picks up as the rut is about to start. Wisconsin River fall muskie, walleye and panfish action is hot right now. SCI supports hunting and shooting in Wisconsin. Jeff prepares for a TV bowhunt. Dan reports on topics covered in Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014, to air on MPTV and WPT Wisconsin Digital Channel Nov. 6 at 9 p.m.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the whitetail rut. (www.pappastradingpost.com) SCI Badgerland Chapter board member Steve Cripps talks about SCI's efforts to promote hunting and the shooting sports. (www.scibadgerland.com) Jeremy Moore, proprietor of Dog Bone Hunter, shares tips for training a dog to find shed antlers and recover wounded deer. (www.dogbonehunter.com) Phil Schweik, proprietor of Hooksetters Guide Service, reports fantastic action for panfish, walleyes and muskies on the Wisconsin River. (www.hooksetters.biz) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - October 14
Show 942: Ruffed grouse numbers not as bad as some feared. Bad Boy Buggies make hunting a silent sport. Lack of interest stops a kids fishing contest dead in its tracks. Jeff reports on his squirrel bowhunt. Dan announces sponsors of Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014, to air on MPTV and WPT Wisconsin Digital Channel Nov. 6 at 9 p.m.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good fall walleye and pike action on the Madison chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Ruffed Grouse Society coordinating biologist Gary Zimmer reports on early-season grouse hunting in Wisconsin and discusses grouse food and cover needs. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Lon Tesch, proprietor of Valley Snowmobile and Powersports in Hortonville, Wisconsin, describes the features of the 2015 Bad Boy Buggy Recoil iS model, which will be featured in Dan's TV special, Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014. (www.valleysnowmobile.com, www.badboybuggies.com) Outdoor writer and blogger Len Harris says adults need to get involved if kids are to develop an interest in fishing and the outdoors. (http://lenharris.blogspot.com/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Tuesday - October 7
Show 941: How to get your gal into hunting. Confessions of a river rat. Come to Mercer for Musky Madness and Pumpkin Run ATV Rally. Jeff and Dan discuss Wisconsin's youth deer hunt, Oct. 11-12.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin offers tips for bowhunting during the "October lull." (www.pappastradingpost.com) Blogger and hunt coordinator Becky Lou Lacock shares advice for getting women into hunting. (www.beckylououtdoors.com) Russell Pedersen, songwriter, banjo player and vocalist with the bluegrass band Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, talks about the St. Croix River and other natural inspirations for his music. (www.hhgmusic.com) Tina Brunelle, executive director of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce, invites listeners to this weekend's Pumpkin Run ATV Rally and next weekend's Mercer Musky Madness events in Mercer, Wisconsin's favorite outdoor playground. (www.mercercc.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - October 1
Show 940: Ballistic reticles help you shoot any rifle more accurately. Women are flocking to the hunting and shooting sports. Go green for nighttime bowfishing. Jeff gears up for a squirrel bowhunt. Dan announces air times and dates for Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014 TV special.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Pure Fishing, HT and Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf offers tips for early-fall muskies, pike and bass action on the Madison Chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Trent Marsh, brand development and communications manager for Hawke Sport Optics, discusses the advantages of ballistic reticles and describes several new scopes in the Hawke lineup. (www.hawkeoptics.com) Stephanie Mallory, public relations coordinator and blogger for Realtree Outdoors, talks about the recent growth in the number of women participating in hunting and the shooting sports. (www.realtree.com/the-realblog-with-stephanie-mallory, www.womensoutdoornews.com) Greg Pyle, of Pokaho Bowfishing, talks about bowfishing for silver carp below Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River. (http://pokahobowfishing.com/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - September 25
Show 939: Avoiding electric shock around boats and docks. Mistakes men make when taking women hunting. Season wrap-up report for Sheboygan waters of Lake Michigan. Jeff and Dan win several awards awards at Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers conference in Kentucky. Dan scores silver carp on the Cumberland River.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Randy Smith, proprietor of Pappas Trading Post, shares tips for pre-rut bowhunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Beth Leonard, editor of Seaworthy magazine, offers advice for making sure electrical service to boats and docks is safe. (www.boatus.com/esdexplained) Barbara Baird, editor of The Women's Outdoor News, describes common mistakes men make when hunting with women, and reports on the World Championship Squirrel Cook-Off. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org. www.womensoutdoornews.com, www.squirrelcookoff.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports on fall fishing action on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.anglersavenue.net, www.visitsheboygan.com, www.fourofakind-sheboygan.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - September 18
Show 938: Fall fishing action is starting to pick up on the Mississippi River, Madison Chain and Castle Rock Lake. Jeff and his grandfather, Robert Kelm, both score bucks on opening day of archery season. Dan reports in from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers annual conference at Kentucky Dam Resort State Park on Kentucky Lake.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, HT Enterprises and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports good pike, bass, walleye and channel catfish action on Lake Mendota, and good muskie action on Lake Monona. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Fishing pro Glenn Walker offers advice for fall bass action on the Upper Mississippi River. Dave Genz tells us how he turned a new G-3 johnboat into a two-holer for "softwater ice fishing." Adams County Parks director Fred Nickel reports on fall camping opportunities with 700 campsites at Petenwell and Castle Rock county parks; and Joe Stuchlak of Castle Rock Dam Bait Shop reports excellent action for panfish, walleyes, bass and muskies above and below the dam on the Wisconsin River and Castle Rock Lake. (www.adamscountyparkwi.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - September 10
Show 937: Ruffed grouse season outlook: encouraging, but not outstanding. Fall fun in Mercer, Wisconsin. Chinook spawning run is under way in Lake Michigan harbors. Jeff attends the Badger State BMX Nationals in Wisconsin Rapids. Dan parties with trout anglers at TrapFest 2.0 in Westby.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for early-season bowhunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Ruffed Grouse Society director of conservation policy Dan Dessecker talks about his recent appointment to a US Forest Service advisory committee and gives us a forecast for grouse season, which opens this weekend. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters, reports hot action for mature Chinook salmon in Sheboygan Harbor and Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.fourofakind-sheboygan.com) Patrick Horvei, manager of Cranberry Inn in Mercer, talks about fall outdoor activities in Iron County and on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. (www.cranberryinnofmercer.com, www.mercercc.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - September 4
Show 936: Enjoy a Wisconsin Natural Resources Foundation field trip this fall. Help support conservation efforts through the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund. Special report from Outdoor Skills Camp: kids learn muskie and bass fishing, trap shooting, mushroom picking and more. EZ Kut products make building blinds and cutting shooting lanes EZ. Jeff and Dan fish Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. Dan visits the new Range of Richfield.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, Pure Fishing and HT pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on his recent Canadian muskie-fishing adventure and current fishing action in the Madison area. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Retired Wisconsin DNR deputy secretary Bill Smith talks about upcoming fall field trips with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and tells why listeners should consider supporting the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund. (www.wisconservation.org, www.cherishwisconsin.org) Scott Bast, president of the EZ Kut company, offers advice for brushing out shooting lanes using EZ Kut pruners and loppers. (www.ezkutproducts.com) Logan Rabe, winner of our spring giveaway, shares highlights from his week at Outdoor Skills Camp near Cable, Wisconsin. (http://outdoorskillscamp.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas. Special giveaway this week only: One EZ Kut Ratchet Pruner and Ballistic Nylon Sheath, a $50 value, from www.ezkutproducts.com. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the EZ Kut giveaway.
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Thursday - August 28
Show 935: Wisconsin duck hunters welcome the new early teal season. Big chinook salmon are moving closer to shore on Lake Michigan. New book extolls the joys of trout fishing in The Driftless Region of Wisconsin. Jeff shares his strategy for opening weekend of archery season. Dan visits permaculture expert Mark Shepard and turkey calling champ/wildlife artist Jeff Fredrick.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin shares some advice for early-season bowhunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Wisconsin DNR migratory bird ecologist Kent Van Horn talks about Wisconsin's dove, early Canada goose and teal seasons, which open Sept. 1. (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/waterfowl.html) Author and blogger Len Harris, of Richland Center, Wisconsin, talks about his new book, Brigadoon Creek, a philosophical look at trout fishing and life. (http://lenharris.blogspot.com/) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports Lake Michigan action is picking up for big kings close to shore off Sheboygan and good mixed-bag catches in 300 feet of water. (www.dumperdan.com, www.anglersavenue.net) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - August 20
Show 934: Labor Day is a great time to camp and fish at Castle Rock and Petenwell county parks. Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund helps support conservation and habitat management on public lands. Scope options for better hunting. Jeff rides in the Badger Heritage Chapter Antique Motorcycle Club of America ride from Milwaukee to Waupaca. Dan reviews the Black Fire Clamplight and Bunkerhead Facemask System.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait on Northport Drive in Madison, reports on fishing action on the Madison Chain. (www.pappastradingpost.com, www.dsbait.com) Trent Marsh, brand development and communications manager for Hawke Sport Optics, offers advice on choosing riflescope reticles and magnification. (www.hawkeoptics.com) Mark LaBarbera, board member of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, tells listeners how easy it is to contribute to the NRF&s Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund to help preserve and manage wildlife habitat on public lands. (www.wisconservation.org, www.cherishwisconsin.org) Mark Miller, manager of Castle Rock County Park in Adams County, talks about campground expansions in Castle Rock and Petenwell county parks. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights& stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6& 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we&ll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - August 13
Show 933; Summer is the best time to catch big trout. Forest habitat work improves outlook for grouse and woodcock hunting this fall. Lake Michigan salmon action is still hot off Sheboygan. Dan reports on DeerFest and shoots sporting clays at Mayville Gun Club.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Archery expert JC Chamberlin shares tips on scent control for bowhunters. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Gary Zimmer, coordinating biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, gives a hunting forecast for grouse and woodcock and talks about the Society's ongoing habitat work. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Jay Thurston, author of Spring Creek Reward, talks about his new book and shares some tips for summer trout fishing. (http://trouttip.com/) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports good salmon and rainbow trout action on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Thursday - August 7
Show 932: Stand up and paddle across America with John Goodman. Sit down and paddle the Kickapoo River with the Kickapoo Yacht Club. Walleye bite is hot on the Turtle Flambeau and Lake Wisconsin. Dan begins production of Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014. Jeff plants his fall food plots with Horny Buck seed and fertilizer.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports walleye action is picking up on the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. (www.pappastradingpost.com) John Goodman, brand ambassador for SIC Maui Paddleboards, talks about his cross-country trip via motorbike and paddleboard. (http://goodmangraphic.com/) Mike Donovan, commodore of the Kickapoo Yacht Club, relates the joys of canoeing Wisconsin's crookedest river. (http://kickapooyachtclub.com/) Mike "Doc" Sabec reports great walleye fishing on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage near Mercer in Iron County. (www.docsguideservice.com, www.mercercc.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights' stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6' 6" medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto www.mercercc.com, click on "Enter to Win" and "Dan Small Outdoors Radio" and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - we'll announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - July 30
Show 931: To catch an alligator, hang a rotting chicken over the bayou, says Jacob Landry of Swamp People. Young Yoopers run rampant on Isle Royale. Hot trout and salmon action continues on Lake Michigan. Jeff tapes Marinette Moose Lodge kids fun day for Outdoor Wisconsin. Dan strikes out on Menominee River smallmouths, also for Outdoor Wisconsin.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for pre-season scouting, safe treestand selection and bow tuning. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Jacob Landry, of the History Channels Swamp People, reveals behind-the-scenes secrets of taping this popular program and shares FAQs he gets at appearances, like next weekends DeerFest. (www.deerfest.com, http://www.history.com/shows/swamp-people) Dan Kemp, author of A Yoopers Summer on Isle Royale, discusses his popular new book and tells what its like growing up Yooper. (www.ayooperssummeronisleroyale.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dans Sportfishing Charters, reports good Lake Michigan trout and salmon action off Sheboygan. (www.dumperdan.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6ft 6in medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto mercuric.com, click on Enter to Win and Dan Small Outdoors Radio and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - well announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Wednesday - July 23
Show 930; Deer Fest is bigger and better with its new location and date: Washington County Fair Park, Aug. 8-10. Adams County fishing and ATV trails attract visitors this summer. Mississippi River and Chequamegon Bay fishing action is on fire!
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 FM ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, HT and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports good mixed-bag fishing action on the Madison chain and Lake Wisconsin. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Hugh McAloon, director of Deer Fest, previews this expo coming up Aug. 8-10 at Washington County Fair Park, with a huge line-up of super-star guests, including Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, Pat & Nicole Reeve, Swamp Peoples Landry Brothers, Melissa Bachmann and more. (www.deerfest.com) Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, reports on good fishing for walleyes, white bass and catfish on Castle Rock and Petenwell flowages, and talks about the new ATV trails in Adams County. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) Capt. Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait in Ashland, reports great fishing action for walleyes, smallmouths, perch, trout and salmon on Lake Superiors Chequamegon Bay. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Capt. Ted Peck, outdoor writer and Mississippi River guide, reports the river level has finally dropped and theres fantastic fishing in running sloughs for bass, northerns, walleyes and perch. (http://lake-link.com/fishing/guide.cfm/128/Pecks-Pool-9-Guide-Service/) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package includes a full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6 6 medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto mercuric.com, click on Enter to Win and Dan Small Outdoors Radio and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - well announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Monday - July 14
Show 929: Fishing action is hot right now on Lake Superior off Ashland and Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. Choosing the right scope for your new crossbow. Join SCI Badgerland to support hunting and shooting in Wisconsin. Jeff fishes for perch on Lake Michigan.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin shares advice for electing and tuning a bow prior to bow season. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Steve Cripps, board member of SCI Badgerland Chapter, tells how the chapter funds shooting and hunting activities in Wisconsin and announces a fundraiser for August 9 in Waunakee. (www.scibadgerland.com) Capt. Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn in Ashland, Wisconsin, reports fantastic mixed-bag fishing action on Lake Superiors Chequamegon Bay. (www.riverrockinn.net, www.visitashland.com) Trent Marsh, brand development and communications manager for Hawke Sport Optics, offers advice for selecting a crossbow scope. (www.hawkeoptics.com) Summer/Fall Giveaway: Mercer vacation package: A full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6 6 medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win and Dan Small Outdoors Radio and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - well announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Monday - July 7
Show 928: Join Hunting Works for Wisconsin to help promote hunting. Multi-species fishing is going strong now on Lake Superior, the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, Wisconsin River and Lake DuBay. Jeff scores walleyes, crappies and channel cats on Lake DuBay. Dan canoes the Kickapoo and fishes trout in Vernon County.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Ron Barefield reports on fishing action on the Madison Chain and Wisconsin River. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Mark LaBarbera, co-chairman of Hunting Works for Wisconsin, invites listeners to join this new pro-hunting organization. (www.huntingworksforwi.com) Capt. Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All in Ashland, Wisconsin, says smallmouth fishing is on fire on Lake Superiors Chequamegon Bay. (www.anglersallwisconsin.com, www.visitashland.com) Fishing guide Erv Keller reports the water is finally warming up and fishing is picking up for walleye, crappie and muskie on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. (www.mercercc.com) Phil Schweik, of Hooksetters Guide Service, reports good mixed-bag action on the Wisconsin River and its flowages in Portage and Marathon counties. (www.hooksetters.biz) Giveaway: Were launching our huge summer/fall Mercer vacation package giveaway this week: A full day of guided fishing with Doc Sabec; two nights stay at Cranberry Inn; dinner for two at The Whistle Stop; $25 in Mercer Loon Dollars to be spent anywhere in Mercer; and a Shimano Clarus 6-foot 6-inch medium-action spinning rod and Sahara 2500F spinning reel. The total package value is over $1,000. To enter the drawing, log onto mercercc.com, click on Enter to Win and Dan Small Outdoors Radio and enter your contact info. You have until December to enter. One entry per person - well announce the winner just before Christmas.
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Monday - July 7
Show 917: Stalking the wily jackalope. Wisconsin Great Lakes fishing action rocks this summer. Tune your bow now for fall hunting. Dan fishes Lake Michigan off Sheboygan with Dumper Dan and Maxd Out. Jeff takes second in Kewaunee Carp Derby.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for getting bows tuned up prior to archery season. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Lisa Jane Barron, The Writing Huntress, offers advice for hunting the mythical jackalope. (www.writinghuntress.com, http://www.womensoutdoornews.com) Capt. Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait in Ashland, reports great fishing action on Lake Superior. (www.riverrockinn.net, www.visitashland.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, owner of Dumper Dans Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, says salmon and trout action is up and down this summer on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.visitsheboygan.com) Giveaway: RoboHandle, an ergonomic attachment for landing nets, fishing rods and any tools with round handles, lets you land fish safely with one hand and perform many tasks with less energy and muscle strain. (http://robohandle.com) To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the RoboHandle giveaway.
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Friday - June 27
Show 926: Off-season advice for hunters. Operation Dry Water aims to keep boaters safe and alcohol-free. River Warrior Mud Run and Water Race set for July 27 on the Pecatonica in Illinois. Dan reports on the Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Association conference and a Project Loon Watch tour of Lake Namekagon.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: Jiffy, HT and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports in from Haywards Mud and Callahan lakes, where muskie action is picking up. (www.pappastradingpost.com) DNR conservation warden Roy Zellmer reports on a boating safety promotion called Operation Dry Water, June 26-28. (http://www.operationdrywater.org/) Lisa Jane Barron The Writing Huntress tells women how to keep tuned up for hunting during the off season. (www.writinghuntress.com, http://www.womensoutdoornews.com) Jerry Ace Luciano reports on a new pro-Second Amendment organization and a river clean-up event and race series on the Pecatonica River set for July 25-27. (www.2amendment.org, www.riverwarriorrace.com) Giveaway: RoboHandle, an ergonomic attachment for landing nets, fishing rods and any tools with round handles, lets you land fish safely with one hand and perform many tasks with less energy and muscle strain. (http://robohandle.com) To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the RoboHandle giveaway.
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Wednesday - June 18
Show 925: Crossbow tips for beginners. Fluctuating water levels on the Mississippi River make fishing challenging, but action is good in the sloughs. Wisconsin Carp Fishing Championship and Carp Fest rock Two Rivers. Sheboygans Lake Michigan salmon bite is hot right now. Dan heads to Bayfield County for the Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Association conference and a Project Loon Watch tour of Lake Namekagon.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: JC Chamberlin discusses the pros and cons of crossbows for deer hunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Capt. Ted Peck reports high water on the Mississippi River has driven most fish species up into running sloughs and backwaters. (http://lake-link.com/fishing/guide.cfm/128/Pecks-Pool-9-Guide-Service/) Lee Young reports on carp fishing activity on Lake Michigan tributaries and last weekends Carp Fest and Wisconsin Carp Fishing Championship in Two Rivers. (http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/forum/84-wi-carp-championship/) Capt. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dans Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports trout and salmon and rainbow trout action is improving on Lake Michigan, as the lake warms up. (http://dumperdan.com/) Giveaway: RoboHandle, an ergonomic attachment for landing nets, fishing rods and any tools with round handles, lets you land fish safely with one hand and perform many tasks with less energy and muscle strain. (http://robohandle.com) To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the RoboHandle giveaway.
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Wednesday - June 11
Show 924: Fish Gate 100 weighs fish accurately and records data on each fish caught. Lake Michigan fishing derby set for July 4th weekend. Ruffed Grouse Society work helps all wildlife that needs young forest habitat. Dan reports on last weekends grand opening of the new International Bunker Trap field at the Wisconsin Trapshooting Associations shooting complex in the Town of Rome. Jeff takes soil samples in preparation for planting his food plots later this summer.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Pappas Trading Post: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good panfish and bass action on the Madison chain, and a fantastic walleye bite on Lake Wisconsin. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Steve Mortenson, of Anglin Adventures TV and guide service, reports bad weather made fishing tough for the pros at the Mercury National Walleye Tournament June 7-8 on Lake Winnebago, but bass, walleye and white bass action have been hot. (http://stevemortenson.wix.com/anglinadventures, http://www.fdlfest.com/walleye-weekend-family-festival-fond-du-lac-wi) Jim Brooks, board member of the Ozaukee Chapter of Great Lakes Sportfishermen, reports on great fishing action on Lake Michigan off Port Washington and announces the chapters public fishing derby July 4-6. (www.glsf-oz.org) Ruffed Grouse Society coordinating biologist Gary Zimmer reports Wisconsins spring drumming counts show the grouse population came through the winter in great shape and talks about the value of managing young forest habitat for a variety of species. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Giveaway: RoboHandle, an ergonomic attachment for landing nets, fishing rods and any tools with round handles, lets you land fish safely with one hand and perform many tasks with less energy and muscle strain. (http://robohandle.com) To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the RoboHandle giveaway.
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Wednesday - June 4
Show 923: New RoboHandle makes landing nets and many outdoor tools easier to use. Outdoor Skills Camp tuition winner announced. Expert advice for selecting a crossbow for deer hunting. Expansions at Adams County parks will boost campsites to 800. Salmon are starting to bite off Sheboygan on Lake Michigan. Dan reports on dealing with a flash flood. Jeff goes carp fishing and gets his bow ready for deer season. Outdoor Skills Camp winner announced.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pappas Trading Post archery expert JC Chamberlin offers tips for selecting a crossbow for deer hunting. (www.pappastradingpost.com) Mechanical engineer and inventor Kevin Lee explains how he developed the RoboHandle, a revolutionary ergonomic attachment to make any long-handled tool easier and more comfortable to use. (http://robohandle.com/, http://ergonomictoolsinc.com/) Fred Nickel, director of parks, recreation and trails for Adams County, Wisconsin, announces changes in county ATV trails, facilities expansions at both Castle Rock and Petenwell county parks and plans for a new ATV campground at Petenwell Park. (http://adamscountyparkswi.com/) Giveaway: We announce the winner of free tuition for one week at Outdoor Skills Camp Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. (www.outdoorskillscamp.com) New Giveaway: To win a pair of RoboHandles, compliments of http://robohandle.com, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the RoboHandle giveaway.
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Tuesday - June 3
Show 922: Duffy Kopf reports good bass action on the Madison Chain. Doc Sabec says the walleyes are biting on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage near Mercer. Brad Karstaedt tells the history of his amazing hydrojet-powered canoe, the canoe that makes paddling optional for more outdoor fun. Two turkey hunt stories: one successful and one close encounter.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Pure Fishing, Jiffy and HT pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports fishing action is picking up on Lake Mendota for bass, crappies and catfish and on Lake Waubesa for bass, crappies, pike and muskies. Walleyes and sauger are hitting jigs and crankbaits on Lake Wisconsin. Canoe designer Brad Karstaedt talks about the history of the Wilderness Scout Hydrojet Canoe and reports on his successful turkey hunt. Fishing guide Mike Doc Sabec reports good walleye action on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. (www.mercercc.com, www.docsguideservice.com) Giveaway: On next weeks show, well announce the winner of free tuition for one week at Outdoor Skills Camp Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. (www.outdoorskillscamp.com)
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Friday - May 23
Show 921: Chocolate Fest comes to Burlington Memorial Weekend. Off-road fun at Dyracuse Recreational Area in Adams County. Lake Michigan action is picking up. Dan reports on his successful turkey hunt.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland area guide Ron Barefield reports bass and panfish action is picking up on the Madison Chain, but fishing is still slow on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River. Jon Sonnenberg, director of public works for the Town of Rome in Adams County, Wisconsin, reports on summer activities at Dyracuse Recreational Area. www.townofrome.com/recreation Linda Fellenz, marketing director for Burlington Chocolate Fest, previews this weekends activities at this family-friendly event. http://www.chocolatefest.com/site/ Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters, looks at trout and salmon action on Lake Michigan and http://dumperdan.com/ Giveaway: Last week for our spring giveaway - compliments of Outdoor Skills Camp - free tuition for one youngster for the Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Open to children 10 and up (younger if parent or guardian attends at full tuition rate). Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. To enter, in 100 words or less, tell us why you should be selected to attend the Outdoor Skills Camp - email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Outdoor Skills Camp giveaway. Winner announced at the end of May.
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Wednesday - May 14
Show 920: Cool weather, rain slow fishing action on the Madison Chain. Expert tips for taking tough turkeys. Jeff scores a nice gobbler. Dan reports on last weeks Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Spring Cast & Blast in Chautauqua County, NY.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy, HT and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports that cool weather and high water has slowed fishing action on the Madison chain. Barbara Baird, editor of the Womens Outdoor News, reports on shooting opportunities for women and the recent NRA convention in Indianapolis. (http://www.womensoutdoornews.com/2014/05/14-shots-nraam/) Twelve-time Wisconsin state turkey calling champion Jeff Fredrick offers advice for late-season turkey hunting. (http://fredrickchampionschoice.com/) Giveaway: Our spring giveaway - compliments of Outdoor Skills Camp - free tuition for one youngster for the Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Open to children 10 and up (younger if parent or guardian attends at full tuition rate). Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. To enter, in 100 words or less, tell us why you should be selected to attend the Outdoor Skills Camp - email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Outdoor Skills Camp giveaway. Winner announced at the end of May.
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Friday - May 9
Show 919: Early-season fishing reports for the Madison Chain, Lake Michigan, the Mississippi River and the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Dan reports in from Chautauqua County, NY, where he is attending the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Spring Cast & Blast.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on early-season fishing on the Madison Chain. Bass pro Glenn Walker reports on last weekends St. Jude Bass Classic on the Mississippi. (www.glennwalkerfishing.com) Scott and Kathy Reinhard, proprietors of Flambeau Vista Retreat in Mercer, Wisconsin, report on early-season fishing opportunities on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. (www.mercercc.com, http://www.flambeauvista.com/) Capt. Dan Welch, of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, forecasts a great trout and salmon season on Lake Michigan. (www.dumperdan.com, www.anglersavenue.net) Giveaway: Our spring giveaway - compliments of Outdoor Skills Camp - free tuition for one youngster for the Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Open to children 10 and up (younger if parent or guardian attends at full tuition rate). Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. To enter, in 100 words or less, tell us why you should be selected to attend the Outdoor Skills Camp - email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Outdoor Skills Camp giveaway. Winner announced at the end of May.
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Thursday - May 1
Show 918: New book sets the record straight on Western wolves. USA Carp Team tryouts set for May 10. New fishing tackle kits make gear selection easy for beginners. Madison Lakes opening weekend advice. Dan heads to Chautauqua County, NY for Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Cast & Blast.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy, HT and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf offers advice for opening-weekend fishing on the Madison Chain. Ted Lyon, author of The Real Wolf: The Science, Politics and Economics of Co-Existing with Wolves in Modern Times, tells how wolves are destroying game herds in the Rocky Mountain West and warns the same thing could happen in the Upper Great Lakes States. (http://www.therealwolf.com/) Lee Young, captain of USA Carp Fishing Team, announces the final tryouts for the team to represent the U.S. in Romania at the World Carp Fishing Championship. (https://www.facebook.com/events/606495602777635/, http://www.fishingmagic.com/news_events/news/17455-usa-enters-world-carp-championships.html) Mayville High School Sophomore Nathan Fink talks about his Castaway Fishing Kits, which take the guesswork out of tackle selection for beginners and experienced anglers alike. (http://castawayfishingkits.com/) Giveaway: Our spring giveaway - compliments of Outdoor Skills Camp - free tuition for one youngster for the Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Open to children 10 and up (younger if parent or guardian attends at full tuition rate). Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. To enter, in 100 words or less, tell us why you should be selected to attend the Outdoor Skills Camp - email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Outdoor Skills Camp giveaway. Winner announced at the end of May.
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Wednesday - April 23
Show 917: Driven TV co-host dishes on trophy whitetails. Winter impact on grouse and woodcock. Win free tuition to CBH Outdoor Skills Camp for kids. Dan reports on his first-period turkey hunt.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy, HT and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports slow panfish action on the Madison chain, but good walleye and sauger action on Lake Wisconsin. Sponsored by Bennetts Meadowood Country Club. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Gary Zimmer, coordinating biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, reports grouse came through the winter in good shape, thanks to deep roosting snow. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) Pat Reeve, co-host of Driven TV, talks about his new book, Trophy Whitetails with Pat & Nicole Reeve and provides a behind-the-scenes peek at his TV show. (http://www.drivenhunter.com/) Mark Nissen, director of the CBH Outdoor Skills Camp in Cable, Wisconsin, announces the camp schedule and activities for summer 2014. (http://outdoorskillscamp.com/) Giveaway: Our spring giveaway - compliments of Outdoor Skills Camp - free tuition for one youngster for the Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Open to children 10 and up (younger if parent or guardian attends at full tuition rate). Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. To enter, in 100 words or less, tell us why you should be selected to attend the Outdoor Skills Camp - email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Outdoor Skills Camp giveaway. Winner announced at the end of May.
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Thursday - April 17
Show 916: Spring walleye action on the Wisconsin River and flowages is heating up. Free Orvis classes take the mystery out of fly-fishing. The legacy of sailboat designer Hobie Alter. Dan reports on the Youth Turkey Hunt. Jeff gears up for open-water fishing.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Rivers Edge Resort proprietor Botch Leonhardt reports high water on the Wisconsin River is making boating difficult, but anglers are still getting some big walleyes from shore. Segment sponsor: Bennetts Meadowood Country Club. (http://www.riversedgeresort.com/, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Eric Helm, fishing manager at the Orvis Milwaukee Store, announces free fly-fishing 101 classes on weekends through June. (http://www.orvis.com/milwaukee) Paul Holmes discusses his new book, Hobie: Master of Water, Wind and Waves, and the legacy of master surfboard and sailboat designer Hobie Alter. (http://croulpublications.com/, http://hobie.com/) Fred Nickel, director of Parks, Recreation and Trails for Adams County, reports on early-season walleye action on Petenwell and Castle Rock flowages and the Wisconsin River. Segment sponsor: Ruffed Grouse Society. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com, http://ruffedgrousesociety.org/) Mark LaBarbera, founder of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, reports plans for the first annual Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo, May 15-16 at the MacKenzie Environmental Center in Poynette. (http://www.outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com/Expo---Other-Events.html) Giveaway: Our spring giveaway - compliments of Outdoor Skills Camp Dot Com - free tuition for one youngster for the Aug. 16-22 camp, held near Cable, WI. Open to children 10 and up (younger if parent or guardian attends at full tuition rate). Tuition is worth $1,200. Campers are paired two-to-one with mentors for instruction in shooting, fishing, GPS/map & compass reading, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, archery, outdoor survival and more skills. To enter, in 100 words or less, tell us why you should be selected to attend the Outdoor Skills Camp - email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Outdoor Skills Camp giveaway. Check it out at http://outdoorskillscamp.com/. Winner announced at the end of May.
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Thursday - April 10
Show 915: Attend the Spring Fish & Wildlife Hearing in your county and let your voice be heard. Tips for spring turkey hunting from a state champion caller. High School trap league gets under way. Dan reviews new gear displayed at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good walleye action on the Wisconsin River and fair trout action in Southwest Wisconsin. Segment sponsor: Bennetts Meadowood Country Club. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Larry Bonde, vice chairman of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, previews the statewide April 14 Spring Fish & Wildlife Hearings and Conservation Congress meetings. Segment sponsor: Ruffed Grouse Society. (http://dnr.wi.gov/about/wcc/, http://ruffedgrousesociety.org/) Twelve-time Wisconsin turkey calling champion Jeff Fredrick shares some tips for spring turkey hunting. (http://fredrickchampionschoice.com/) Cory Brathol, director of the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League, invites new shooters, coaches and schools to join the league. (http://www.wiclaytarget.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - A deer hunting video from Blood Brothers Outdoors (http://nextbukoutdoors.com/). To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Blood Brothers giveaway.
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Friday - April 4
Show 914: Why Wisconsinites should visit Michigan. Gapen Spin-Bee - a hot new bait for all game fish. Expert advice for bigger racks and healthier deer. Jeff gets a sunburn while ice fishing. Meet Dan at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo in Madison April 4-6.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Botch Leonhardt, proprietor of Rivers Edge Resort in Wisconsin Dells, reports anglers are catching big walleyes on the Wisconsin River below the Dells dam. (http://www.riversedgeresort.com/, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) George Zimmermann, vice president of Travel Michigan for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, explains why the Pure Michigan campaign has been so successful, making Michigans tourism website the most popular of any states for seven years in a row. (http://www.michigan.org/, http://ruffedgrousesociety.org/) Legendary angler Dan Gapen, Sr., shares his views on how to get more kids into fishing and tells some stories from his new book, Adventure Fishing the Americas. (www.gapen.com) Doug Kostreva, owner of the Horny Buck Seed Company, offers advice for planting food plots and using mineral supplements to improve deer health and antler growth. (http://www.hornybuckseed.com/, http://deerinfo.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - A 10-lb. jug of Booner Max Mineral Mixture from Horny Buck Seed Co. and a Horny Buck Seed Co. T-shirt in your size. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Horny Buck giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - March 26
Show 913: Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo comes to the MacKenzie Center May 15-16. Make sausage from your leftover venison. Fish the shallow backwaters now for walleyes on the Wisconsin and Lower Fox rivers. Dan talks turkey at the Sport & Home Extravaganza in Fond du Lac March 28-30.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy, HT and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on panfish action on the Madison chain and walleye action on the Wisconsin River. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Mark LaBarbera, founder of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, announces plans for the 2014 Midwest Outdoor Heritage Edication Expo, May 15-16, at MacKenzie Center in Poynette, Wisconsin. (http://www.outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com/Events.html) Meat processor Kurt Heid shares tips for smoking and making sausage from venison, the topic of his seminar at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (www.deerinfo.com, www.heidwildgame.com) Captain Zach Burgess, of Why Knot Guide Service, shares advice for catching big walleyes now on the Lower Fox River at DePere. (http://whyknotguideservice.com/) Giveaway: This week's giveaway - Last chance to enter the drawing for two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - March 19
Show 912: Red Green invades Wisconsin next month. Walleyes are biting at the Dells. New conservation organization will help protect woodcock habitat. Meet Dan at the Sport & Home Extravaganza, March 28-30 in Fond du Lac.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Botch Leonhardt, proprietor of Rivers Edge Resort in Wisconsin Dells, reports the Wisconsin River is now open below the Dells dam and walleyes are biting. (http://www.riversedgeresort.com/, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Steve Smith, AKA Red Green, shares some highlights from his How to Do Everything Tour, coming to theatres across the U.S. this spring, and offers some advice from his newest book, Beginners Guide to Women. (http://www.redgreen.com/) John Eichinger, president and CEO of the Ruffed Grouse Society, announces the formation of the American Woodcock Society, a division of RGS. (http://ruffedgrousesociety.org/) Paul Muche, of Stewarts Landscaping, previews next weekends Sport and Home Extravaganza, March 28th-30th at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. (http://www.sporthomefdl.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - March 12
Show 911: Mascot Madness comes to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. New program takes veterans afield. Expert tips will help make you a successful spring turkey hunter. Dan and Jeff report on last weekends Milwaukee Sports Show.
Special guests: Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports ice fishing action is slow, but anglers are starting to catch walleyes on the Wisconsin River. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Hunting guide Art Helin offers tips for taking tough gobblers, the topic of one of his seminars at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (www.deerinfo.com, http://arthelinoutdoors.com/) Pat Horvath, founder of Veterans Afield, talks about his new program that takes veterans with spinal-cord injuries hunting. (http://www.wisconsinpva.org/) Frank Szollosi, Midwest Manager for the National Wildlife Federation, announces the launch of NWFs Mascot Madness program to increase awareness of animal species in peril. (http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/Reports/Archive/2014/03-11-14-Mascot-Madness.aspx) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - March 5
Show 910: The Milwaukee Sports Show runs Mar. 5-9 at State Fair Park. Great Lakes shipwreck survivor tells his story. Meet Last River Rat Kenny Salwey at Canoecopia and share some dog stories. Advice for would-be outdoorswomen.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy, HT and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice-fishing action on the Madison chain and previews the Capital City Chapter of Muskies Inc. Muskie School, Mar. 15 at Waunakee High School. (http://www.capitalcitymuskiesinc.org/calendar/, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) River Rat Kenny Salwey tells some stories from his new book, The Dogs and I: True Tails from the Mississippi, and previews his appearance at Canoecopia in Madison this weekend. (https://www.facebook.com/KennySalwey, http://www.canoecopia.com/canoecopia/page.asp?pgid=1001) Dennis Hale, the sole survivor of the wreck of the freighter Daniel J. Morrell on Lake Huron, tells how he survived that disaster and talks about his book, Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole Survivor. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2akQp9qdugI) Krissie Mason, public relations coordinator for Zippo Outdoor, previews the Zippo products on display at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show and offers advice for women who want to get into outdoor activities. (http://www.jsonline.com/sportsshow/, http://zippooutdoor.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - February 26
Show 909: Deer are suffering this winter. High School ice fishing is hot this year. Ladies will rock at the Milwaukee Sports Show March 5-9. Meet Dan and Jeff in the Outdoor Wisconsin booth at the Sports Show at State Fair Park.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: McFarland fishing guide Ron Barefield reports on ice fishing action on the Madison chain. (www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Wisconsin DNR big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang reports on the impact of this harsh winter on the Wisconsin deer herd. (www.deerinfo.com, http://dnr.wi.gov) Blogger Carrie Zylka talks about the expanded Ladies Lodge at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, March 5-9 at State Fair Park. (http://www.jsonline.com/sportsshow/, http://wwocz.net/) Ted Bonde, coach of the New Holstein High School ice fishing team, reports the results of last weekends Wisconsin High School Ice Fishing Championship on Lake Winnebago. (http://studentfishing.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Thursday - February 20
Show 908: First-aid advice for hunters: do not die in the woods! Milwaukee Sports Show March 5-9 at State Fair Park. The Glacier Stops Here in Rochester, Minn. March 21-22. Meet Dan this weekend at the Madison Fishing Expo at the Alliant Energy Center.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Jiffy and HT pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice-fishing action on the Madison chain and announces the Madison Chapter of Muskies Inc. Advanced Muskie School, March 15th at Waunakee High School. (http://www.capitalcitymuskiesinc.org/calendar/, www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Charlie Potter, director of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, gives us a preview of the Sports Show coming to State Fair Park March 5th-9th. (http://www.jsonline.com/sportsshow/) Bill Plantan, of River Ridge Custom Canoes in Rochester, Minn., announces a new expo - The Glacier Stops Here - coming to the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, March 21st & 22nd. (http://www.rochestercvb.org/glacier/) Michelle Helin, of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, tells hunters what they need to know to save their own life in the event of an injury or sudden illness while in the field, the topic of her seminar at the Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 in Madison. (www.deerinfo.com) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Two tickets to the Field & Stream/Outdoor Life Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo, April 4-6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. And this month were giving away a Nebulus Flotation Device (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/). To enter the drawing for either or both, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name and phone number and mention the Deer & Turkey ticket and Nebulus giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Friday - February 14
Show 907: The USA Ice Team heads for the Ice Fishing World Championship Feb. 18-24 in Belarus. The Madison Fishing Expo comes to the Alliant Energy Center Feb. 21-23. Take your fishing to the next level with a custom rod. Jeff heads to Mercer to ice fish for walleyes. Meet Dan this weekend at the Southeast Wisconsin Fishing & Hunting Expo at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Fishing guide Ron Barefield reports on the good ice-fishing action on the Madison chain. (www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Brian Gaber, coach of the USA Ice Team, talks about his teams preparation for his months Ice Fishing World Championship in Belarus. (www.usaiceteam.com) Randy Buzz Butters, of B&B Custom Rods in Ripon, Wisconsin, tells how he designs rods to fit individual anglers needs. (www.facebook.com/BbCustomsRods) Charlie Grimm, board member of the Madison Fishing Expo, previews the Expo seminar speakers at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 21-23. (http://madfishexpo.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Four tickets to the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 21-23 at the Alliant Energy Center Center in Madison. And this month were giving away a Nebulus Flotation Device (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/). To enter the drawing for either or both, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Madison Fishing Expo and/or Nebulus giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Monday - February 3
Show 906: Pheasant Fest and SEWI Fishing & Hunting Expo coming up Feb. 14-16. Think spring with the Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 21-23. Jeff heads to the NAIFC tournament at Croton Dam Pond in Michigan. Dan reports on last weekends SCI Badgerland Chapter Hunter Expo at Kalahari Resort n Wisconsin Dells.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Bait and tackle retailer Jim Joyce says panfish are still biting on Lake Mason and announces a benefit ice fishing tournament for Mike Kane on the lake Feb. 8. (www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.masonstation.com) Hank Shaw, chef, hunter and wild game cookbook author, talks about his new book, Duck, Duck, Goose and his upcoming seminars at Pheasant Fest, Feb. 14-16 in Milwaukee. (http://honest-food.net/, http://pheasantfest.org/) Chuck Smalley, director of the Southeastern Wisconsin Fishing & Hunting Expo, previews the expo coming Feb. 14-16 to its new and bigger location, the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend. (http://sewifishandhunt.com/) Charlie Grimm, board member of the Madison Fishing Expo, talks about the features of this expo coming to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 21-23. (http://madfishexpo.com/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Four tickets to Pheasant Fest (http://pheasantfest.org/), Feb. 14-16 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. And this month were giving away a Nebulus Flotation Device (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/). To enter the drawing for either or both, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Pheasant Fest and/or Nebulus giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - January 29
Show 905: Save $10 on 90-day pass to worlds first virtual sports show. Ice Duels tournaments coming to South Dakota and Minnesota. Camp Compass Academy takes city kids hunting and fishing. Jeff gears up for the NAIFC tournament in Newago, Michigan. Dan reports on last weekends successful Milwaukee Boat Show.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Bait and tackle retailer Jim Joyce reports good panfish action on Lake Mason and announces a benefit ice fishing tournament on the lake Feb. 8. (www.scibadgerland.com, www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.masonstation.com) Mike Howe, director of the Ice Duels tournament series, tells how this new competition got started and announces events for the next two weekends. (www.iceduels.com, www.icefish.com) David Gray, director of the North American Sport Show, describes the worlds first virtual sports show and announces a $10 discount for Outdoors Radio listeners who use promo code dsoutdoors. (www.nasportshow.com) John Annoni, founder of Camp Compass Academy in Allentown, PA, talks about the success of his program that rewards the good schoolwork of inner-city students with hunting and fishing trips. (www.campcompass.org/, www.twomillionbullets.org) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - Four tickets to Pheasant Fest (www.pheasantfest.org), Feb. 14-16 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. And this month were giving away a Nebulus Flotation Device (http://www.nebulusflotation.com/). To enter the drawing for either or both, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Pheasant Fest and/or Nebulus giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - January 22
Show 904: Pheasant Fest is coming to Milwaukee Feb. 14-16. Ice action is good across Wisconsin. Visit www.nasportshow.com online now through April 7th and save with promo coupon dsoutdoors. Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Boat Show this weekend at State Fair Park.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Conservationist Mark LaBarbera talks about the SCI Badgerland Chapters Hunter Expo, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Kalahari Resort in the Dells. (www.scibadgerland.com, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Rehan Nana, public relations specialist for Pheasants Forever, previews Pheasant Fest, coming to the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, Feb. 14-16. (http://pheasantfest.org) Roger LaPenter, of Anglers All in Ashland, Wisconsin, reports Chequamegon Bay has the best ice conditions in 30 years and ice fishing action is fantastic. (www.visitashland.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com) Mary McPhetridge, executive director of the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, talks about the Bike Across the Bay fat-tire bike race on Chequamegon Bay, Feb. 14. (www.visitashland.com, http://www.batb.org, http://www.bikeacrossthebay.org) Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports anglers in the Madison area can find decent ice-fishing action by staying mobile, drilling lots of holes and looking active fish. (www.jiffyonice.com) Giveaway: Well announce the winner of last weeks giveaway - a Jiffy Pro4 Lite power auger from Feldmann Engineering. This weeks giveaway is four tickets to Pheasant Fest (http://pheasantfest.org)To enter, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Pheasant Fest giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Tuesday - January 14
Show 903: Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Boat Show, Jan. 17-26 at State Fair Park. Skiing, biking and ice fishing on Chequamegon Bay. See new fishing boats and kayaks at the Central Wisconsin Boat Show, Jan. 24-26 at the Wisconsin Dells Center. Visit www.nasportshow.com online now through April 7th and save with promo coupon dsoutdoors.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Conservationist Mark LaBarbera talks about projects funded by SCI Badgerland Chapter. (www.scibadgerland.com, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub) Carrie Butt, of Divepoint SCUBA Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, talks about kayaks for paddling and fishing and previews the Central Wisconsin Boat Show, Jan. 24-26 at the Wisconsin Dells Center. (www.divepointscuba.com, www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com) Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn in Ashland, Wisconsin, reports ice fishing action is picking up on Chequamegon Bay. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Mary McPhetridge, executive director of the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, talks about the Book Across the Bay cross-country ski race on Chequamegon Bay, Feb. 15. (www.visitashland.com, http://www.batb.org, http://www.bikeacrossthebay.org) HT Pro Zach Burgess, of Why Knot Charters & Guide Service, reports good ice-fishing action for whitefish on the Bay of Green Bay. (www.icefish.com, www.whyknotcharters.com) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy Pro4 Lite power auger from Feldmann Engineering. The worlds first propane-powered ice auger, a $500 value. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Tuesday - January 7
Show 902: Central Wisconsin Boat Show, Jan. 24-26 at the Wisconsin Dells Center is a sure cure for cabin fever. Lake Superior ice fishing and drag-racing action is hot. Jeff places second in the Ice Duels event on Lake Monona. Meet Dan at Bennetts Meadowood Country Club in Madison, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 10.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Bait and tackle dealer Jim Joyce, proprietor of Joyces Mason Station in Briggsville, Wisconsin, reports good ice fishing on Lake Mason. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.scibadgerland.com, www.masonstation.com) John Quam, of Quams Motorsports on Lake Kegonsa, previews new boats for 2014 and the Central Wisconsin Boat Show, Jan. 24-26 at the Wisconsin Dells Center. (http://www.quamsmotorsports.com/, www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com) Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All in Ashland, reports good ice fishing action on Lake Superiors Chequamegon Bay. Marybeth Monroe talks about the King of the Bay Snowmobile Drags, Feb. 8 on Chequamegon Bay. (www.visitashland.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com) Jiffy Pro Pat Kalmerton, of Wolf Pack Adventures in Sheboygan, shares some mid-season ice-fishing tips. (www.wolfpackadventures.com, www.jiffyonice.com) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy powerhead cover from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Friday - January 3
Show 901: Good ice-fishing action throughout the state. Operation Tip-Up salutes Americas war heroes. Jeff competes in the Ice Duels event on Lake Monona Jan. 4. Meet Dan at Bennetts Meadowood Country Club in Madison, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 10.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Conservationist Mark LaBarbera talks about the Archery in the Schools program in Wisconsin and the upcoming SCI Badgerland Hunter Expo Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.scibadgerland.com) TV host and HT Enterprises pro-staffer Tom Gruenwald offers advice for mid-season ice fishing and previews new ice-fishing gear for 2014. (www.icefish.com) Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait Shop in Ashland, reports good ice-fishing action for browns and walleyes on Lake Superiors Chequamegon Bay. Marybeth Monroe talks about the Northwoods Sleigha and Cutter Rally Jan. 11 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Lance Hoefs, founder of Veterans Outdoor World, talks about Operation Tip-Up, a free ice fishing outing for veterans and their families, Jan. 11 on Lake Menomin. (http://vowusa.org/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy full auger case from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Thursday - December 26
Show 852: Seasons Greetings from Outdoors Radio. Ice fishing action is picking up on the Madison chain. Special Holiday Show features some favorite guests from the past: Okie Catfish Noodling Champ Lucy Millsap, game calling expert Wayne Carlton and a tribute to the late Jay Leggett, creator of the deer camp documentary To the Hunt.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Fishing guide Ron Barefield reports ice fishing action is picking up on the Madison chain. (https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.scibadgerland.com) Wayne Carlton, of Vanish Camo in Montrose, CO, shares some advice for calling big game animals from his entertaining seminar at the SCIWI Big Game Hunters Expo. (www.camowest.com) This segment won Best of Radio from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Catfish wrangler Lucy Millsap tells how she won the 2013 Okie Noodling Championship with a 72-lb. Lake Texoma catfish. (https://www.facebook.com/BareKnuckleBabes, http://bareknucklebabes.com/) We salute the late Jay Leggett, Hollywood producer, comic and avid deer hunter, who died at deer camp on opening day of the 2013 Wisconsin gun deer season. (www.deerdoc.com, http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/11/26/in-living-color-actor-jay-leggett-dies-at-50/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy powerhead cover from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - December 18
Show 851: Federal funding for conservation programs is on the bubble. New grouse book makes a great Christmas gift for sportsmen. Early-ice action for walleyes and panfish is hot in Waukesha County. Dan test-drives the 2014 Chevy Silverado Club Cab pickup and reports on a deer hunt with Kids and Mentors Outdoors. Jeff reports on the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show in Wausau.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Mark LaBarbera, founder of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, reports on last weekends Learn to Pheasant Hunt program sponsored by the Friends of Poynette Game Farm and held at Wern Valley Sportsmans Club. (http://www.friendsofwihunting.org/, http://wernvalley.com/, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.scibadgerland.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Jim OBrien shares some tips for early-ice panfish and walleyes and gives us a field report on the Jiffy Pro-4 Lite propane-powered auger. (www.dancingwithwalleyes.com, www.jiffyonice.com) Wisconsin author Mark Parman talks about his book, A Grouse Hunters Almanac, and his contribution to the magnificent new book, A Passion for Grouse. (http://www.wildriverpress.com/A-Passion-for-Grouse.html) Brandon Helm, of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, reports on the status of funding for conservation programs in the Federal budget and their potential impact on public hunting opportunities in Wisconsin. (http://www.trcp.org/) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy full auger case from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Sunday - December 15
Show 850: Meet Jeff Kelm all weekend at the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show Dec. 13-15 at the Patriot Center in Rothschild. Arctic blast freezes lakes across Wisconsin - let the ice brigade begin. Winter camping is fun in Adams County.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, says ice fishing is under way on Cherokee Marsh and shallow bays on the Madison chain, with good action for panfish. (www.dsbait.com, https://www.facebook.com/BennettsMeadowoodCountryClub, www.scibadgerland.com) Roger LaPenter, proprietor of Anglers All in Ashland, says the ice-fishing season is under way on Lake Superior. (www.visitashland.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com) Fred Nickel, executive director of the Adams County Parks, Recreation and Trails, talks about winter camping, fishing and snowmobiling opportunities in Petenwell and Castle Rock county parks. (www.adamscountyparkswi.com) HT pro-staffer Aaron Berg talks about new ice-fishing tackle from HT Enterprises on display at the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show. (www.icefishingshow.com, www.icefish.com) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy powerhead cover from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.
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Wednesday - December 4
Show 849: Dont miss the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show Dec. 13-15 at the Patriot Center in Rothschild. Ice fishing season is under way in Ashland and Bayfield counties and Minnesotas Lake of the Woods. Jeff and Dan report on their gun deer hunts.
Exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast: Mark LaBarbera, founder of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, offers a preview of SCI Badgerlands Hunter Expo Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (www.scibadgerland.com) Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait Shop in Ashland, reports on his successful deer season and says ice fishing has begun on inland lakes. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Joe Henry, executive director of Lake of the Woods Tourism, invites listeners to the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Show next weekend in Rothschild where they can check out the 12-passenger Bombardier used to transport anglers on the ice at Lake of the Woods. (www.icefishingshow.com, www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com) Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf talks about the new Jiffy Pro4 Lite ice auger and offers safety tips for early ice. (www.jiffyonice.com) Adventure traveler Dave Bayer reports in from the Tombigbee River in Alabama on his way to the Gulf of Mexico. (https://www.facebook.com/BuggMansJourney) Giveaway: This weeks giveaway - a Jiffy full auger case from Feldmann Engineering, makers of Jiffy Ice Augers. It will fit any auger - Jiffy or other brand. Call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, phone number and mention the Jiffy giveaway, or email us at outdoorsradio@gmx.com.

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