Dan Small Outdoors Radio

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Dan and his on-air sidekick "Hardwater" Jeff Kelm bring you timely and informative hunting, fishing and conservation topics covering Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. The show features interviews with professionals from fishing, hunting to conservation and more. Dan Small is the face and voice of MPTV's Outdoor Wisconsin and the weekly voice of Dan Small Outdoors Radio: Wisconsin's #1 Outdoor Radio Show.
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Thursday - June 14
Show 1324: Purple Martin Festival comes to Marsh Haven Nature Center June 30th. Fourth annual Can-Yak tournament in Mercer, June 30th and July 1st. Lake Michigan is hot for trout and salmon off Sheboygan. Madison chain is producing lots of bass and panfish. Jeff reports results of the Mercury National Walleye Tournament, last weekend in Fond du Lac. Dan fishes Lakes Winnebago and Mendota.

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Thursday - June 14
Show 1324: Purple Martin Festival comes to Marsh Haven Nature Center June 30th. Fourth annual Can-Yak tournament in Mercer, June 30th and July 1st. Lake Michigan is hot for trout and salmon off Sheboygan. Madison chain is producing lots of bass and panfish. Jeff reports results of the Mercury National Walleye Tournament, last weekend in Fond du Lac. Dan fishes Lakes Winnebago and Mendota.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, retired Wisconsin DNR wildlife biologist Dick Nikolai invites listeners to the 9th annual Wisconsin MartinFest, a celebration of purple martins, June 30th at Marsh Haven Nature Center, located at W10145 Highway 49, east of Waupun. (wisconsinpurplemartins.com, marshhaven.org, hupy.com) Beth Wetzler, executive director of the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce, announces the 4th annual Can-Yak canoe & kayak fishing contest, June 30th and July 1st. The event is headquartered at Great Northern Hotel in Mercer. (can-yak.com, mercercc.com, greatnorthernmercer.com) Capt. Dan Welsch reports on great action for big king salmon and lake trout on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, slysmidtown.com) In the Fisher King Winery Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports phenomenal bass and walleye action on Lake Mendota and good panfish action throughout the Madison chain. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - June 7
Show 1323: New study will monitor West Nile virus in ruffed grouse in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Recreational opportunities abound in Juneau County. We learn about the TV show Growin Up Wild on the Hunt Channel. Jeff reports on the Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit tournament in Ogallala, Nebraska. Dan reports that Outdoors Radio wins multiple awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Scott Stankowski talks about the TV show he produces with his sons Austin and Cade, called "Growin' Up Wild. This segment won a third-place award in the Outdoor Writers Association of America 2018 Excellence in Craft competition. (huntchannel.tv/growin-up-wild/, hupy.com) Fred Nickel, director and recreational consultant for the Castle Rock-Petenwell Lakes Association, describes the many recreational opportunities available in Juneau County and invites Jeff and Dan to go for a horseback ride at Woodside Ranch, the area's first dude ranch. (castlerock-petenwell.com, woodsideranch.com). Mark Witecha, upland wildlife ecologist for the Wisconsin DNR, talks about a new collaborative effort by the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan to monitor the impact of West Nile virus on ruffed grouse populations in these three states. (ruffedgrousesociety.org, dnr.wi.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/rgrousemanagement.html) In the Fisher King Winery Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good fishing action on the Madison Chain. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - May 30
Show 1322: British author John Burns compares mountaineering adventures in the Rocky Mountains and the United Kingdom. Dads shoot for free on Fathers Day at The Range of Richfield. Lake trout action is hot off Sheboygan. Madison panfish bite has started. Jeff reports on his beekeeping adventures. Dan and Jeff wonder what Penn State officials were thinking when they canceled student-run outdoor activities.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces June classes and events at the range. (therangewi.com, hupy.com) UK mountaineer John Burns compares hiking opportunities in Europe and North America and talks about his two books, The Last Hillwalker and Bothy Tales. (johndburns.com) Capt. "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports fantastic lake trout action off Sheboygan on Lake Michigan and mentions great meal options and live music at Pier 17 on the Sheboygan riverfront. (dumperdan.com, pier17sheb.com) In the Fisher King Winery Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield says the bass and panfish bite has started on the Madison chain. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - May 24
Show 1321: A kayak is a practical, affordable fishing craft that gets you into places big boats cannot reach. An expert shares advice for planning an African hunting or photo safari. The new Quarrow Fish Jaw Spreader makes unhooking pike and muskies easy and safe. Jeff reports on the Cabelas National Team Championship held last weekend in La Crosse. Dan recounts his latest turkey hunt and a kayak trip on the Pine River.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, outfitter Ross Lange explains what it takes to hunt plains and dangerous game in South Africa. (rosslangesafaris.com, hupy.com) Outfitter and guide Tyler Thiede describes the joys and advantages of kayak fishing. (smallcraftoutfitters.com) Keith Lawrence tells listeners how his new invention, the Quarrow Fish Jaw Spreader, helps remove hooks from toothy fish without injuring the fish or angler. (basspro.com) In the Fisher King Winery Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports smallmouth action is on fire on the Madison chain. The muskie bite is slow but should pick up soon. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - May 16
Show 1320: Wisconsin attempts to slow spread of chronic wasting disease. Brown trout action is hot on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. Madison lakes are producing good bass and walleye action. Dan reads a bear-hunting story by Bill Wiesner and reports on his turkey hunting. Jeff recaps the North American Bass Circuit tournament in Door County.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Dan reads an excerpt from The Bear Hunting Obsession of a Driven Man, by Bill Wiesner, (targetcommbooks.com, hupy.com) Bryan Richards, CWD project leader for the USGS National Wildlife Health Center, reports on the spread of chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin. (cwd-info.org) Charter captain Dan Welsch reports on Lake Michigan fishing action off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, parkerjohns.com/parker-johns-sheboygan/) In the Fisher King Winery Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports walleyes and bass are biting on Lake Wisconsin and bass are moving into spawning areas on the Madison chain. Morel hunting has started in earnest. (fisherkingwinery.com)

Dan Small Outdoors Radio Air Times

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  • WVRQ 1360 AM - Viroqua, WI - 9AM Saturdays
  • WMEQ 880 AM - Menomonie, WI - 8AM Saturdays & Live Stream
  • WLKG 96.1 FM - Lake Geneva, WI - 6AM Saturdays
  • WLIP 1050 AM - Kenosha, WI - 7AM Saturdays
  • WKTY 580 AM - La Crosse, WI - 7AM Saturdays
  • WJRC 92.9 FM & 1270 AM - Mauston, WI - 7AM Saturdays & Live Stream
  • WISN 1130 AM - Milwaukee, WI - 6AM Saturdays
  • WHBL 1330 AM - Sheboygan, WI - 12PM Saturdays
  • WFDL 1170 AM - Waupun/Fond du Lac, WI - 12PM Saturdays
  • WERL 950 AM - Eagle River, WI - 9AM Saturdays
  • WDTX 100.5 FM - Wausau, WI - 6AM Sundays
  • WBIZ 1400 AM - Eau Claire, WI - 7AM Saturdays & Live Stream
  • ESPN/WTLX 100.5 FM - Madison, WI - 7AM Saturdays

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