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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Wednesday - April 26
Show 1217: Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods will open for the season soon. Jeff offers some tips for opening-weekend game fish action and reports on his success with crappies on new Zoneloc hooks. Spring grouse drumming counts are winding down, and Ruffed Grouse Society habitat work will begin soon. A marriage proposal succeeds at The Range of Richfield. Dan reports on a successful youth turkey hunt.

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Wednesday - April 26
Show 1217: Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods will open for the season soon. Jeff offers some tips for opening-weekend game fish action and reports on his success with crappies on new Zoneloc hooks. Spring grouse drumming counts are winding down, and Ruffed Grouse Society habitat work will begin soon. A marriage proposal succeeds at The Range of Richfield. Dan reports on a successful youth turkey hunt.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces May events and classes at the range. (www.therangewi.com, www.hupy.com) Gary Moeller, managing partner of Ballard's Resort on Lake of the Woods, says spring fishing is under way and the outpost resort on Black Island will open for the season soon. There are still a few spots left to join Dan for his September fishing outing. (www.blackisland.com) Ruffed Grouse Society regional biologist Scott Walter reports grouse drumming is going strong and talks about the society's habitat work for grouse and woodcock. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports slow fishing on lakes Mendota and Monona and high water on the Wisconsin River. Enter the drawing for a Niagara Falls Adventure fishing vacation package, compliments of Niagara Falls USA, which includes a half day of fishing with Jiggin' Jake's Guide Service on the Lower Niagara River, two nights lodging at Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa in Lewiston, free passes to all the great tourist attractions in the Falls, and a Shimano Compre rod and Sahara reel package. To enter, visit Niagarafallsusa.com, search "fishing" and request a free Niagara Falls Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map, or call 877-FALLS-US. Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com. Registration closes April 30.
Wednesday - April 19
Show 1216: Post-spawn walleyes are biting now on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River at the Dells. Lake Michigan trolling season kicks off with a good brown and lake trout bite off Sheboygan. Join the Great Wisconsin Birdathon and help raise funds to support bird conservation. Jeff scores some nice crappies. Dan reports on his youth turkey hunt.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Botch Leonhardt, co-owner of River's Edge Resort in Wisconsin Dells, reports the walleye bite is going strong and white bass are starting to show up on the Wisconsin River. He invites listeners to compete in the annual River's Edge Spring Walleye Contest, April 28-30. (riversedgeresort.com, hupy.com) Cat. Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters, Condo and Riverfront Store, reports good early-season brown and lake trout action on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan and says his charter boats will start running this weekend. (dumperdan.com, pier17sheboygan.com) Migratory bird biologist Diane Packett invites listeners to enter the Great Wisconsin Birdathon to help raise funds for Wisconsin Bird Conservation projects and encourages them to donate to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund when they renew sporting licenses. (wisconservation.org, cherishwisconsin.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good walleye and sauger action on Lake Wisconsin and says bluegills and crappies are biting on Lake Wisconsin and lakes Mendota and Montana. Enter the drawing for a Niagara Falls Adventure fishing vacation package, compliments of Niagara Falls USA, which includes a half day of fishing with Jiggin' Jake's Guide Service on the Lower Niagara River, two nights lodging at Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa in Lewiston, free passes to all the great tourist attractions in the Falls, and a Shimano Compre rod and Sahara reel package. To enter, visit Niagarafallsusa.com, search fishing and request a free Niagara Falls Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map, or call 877-FALLS-US. Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-23. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com. Registration closes April 30.
Thursday - April 13
Show 1215: Trout anglers contribute $1.6 billion to Driftless Area economy. Niagara River trout action is very good now. You can weigh in on recreation needs in the north April 25-27. Panfish action is picking up on the Madison chain. Jeff reports on the MWC tournament on the Detroit River. Dan prepares for a youth turkey hunt this weekend.
Bill Hilts, Jr., director of outdoor promotions for Niagara Falls USA, reports on hot trout action on the Lower Niagara River and invites listeners to enter the drawing for a Niagara Falls vacation getaway. (www.niagarafallsusa.com) John "Duke" Welter, outreach coordinator for the Trout Unlimited Driftless Area Restoration Effort, announces the release of a report on the economic impact of trout fishing on the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. (tu.org/driftless, darestoration.com) Wisconsin DNR recreation specialist Cameron Bump announces three open-house meetings in northeast Wisconsin to gather public input on outdoor recreation needs. (dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/RecAnalysis/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery, reports good panfish action on lakes Mendota, Monona and Kegonsa and decent walleye action on the Wisconsin River. (dsbait.com) Enter the drawing for a Niagara Falls Adventure fishing vacation package, compliments of Niagara Falls USA, which includes a half day of fishing with Jiggin' Jake's Guide Service on the Lower Niagara River, two nights lodging at Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa in Lewiston, free passes to all the great tourist attractions in the Falls, and a Shimano Compre rod and Sahara reel package. To enter, visit Niagarafallsusa.com, search "fishing" and request a free Niagara Falls Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map, or call 877-FALLS-US. Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-24. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com. Registration closes April 30.
Wednesday - April 5
Show 1214: Attend DNR spring hearings and Conservation Congress meetings in every county April 10 at 7:00 p.m. to vote on proposed hunting and fishing rules changes, including a resolution to open the trout harvest season in February. Shoot where you look to improve your shotgun skills. Lake Michigan brown trout action is hot close to shore, and charter boat season will begin soon. Dan reports on the Deer and Turkey Expo. Jeff joins Federation Angler as field event manager for the MWC and NABC tournament series.
Capt. Dan Welsch, owner of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports good early-season on browns close to shore on Lake Michigan. (dumperdan.com, anglersavenueproshop.com) Shooting instructor Leon Measures explains the "Shoot Where You Look" system for teaching first-time shotgun shooters. (shootwhereyoulook.com) Retired DNR fisheries biologist Roger Kerr encourages sportsmen to attend the DNR spring fish and wildlife rules hearings and Conservation Congress meetings Monday evening, April 10, and vote in favor of a resolution to open the trout harvest season on February 1 in eight southwest Wisconsin counties. (dnr.wi.gov/About/WCC/springhearing.html) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports decent walleye action on the Wisconsin River and some panfish action on the Madison chain. Enter the drawing for a Niagara Falls Adventure fishing vacation package, compliments of Niagara Falls USA, which includes a half day of fishing with Jiggin' Jake's Guide Service on the Lower Niagara River, two nights lodging at Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa in Lewiston, free passes to all the great tourist attractions in the Falls, and a Shimano Compre rod and Sahara reel package. Visit Niagarafallsusa.com, and search "fishing" to request a free Niagara Falls Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map, or call 877-FALLS-US. Join Dan for a fall fishing trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods, Sept. 17-24th. Trip includes six nights in private cabins on Black Island, five days of guided fishing, all meals, boats, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. Limited to 18 people. For details, call 218-634-1996 or visit blackisland.com.
Wednesday - March 29
Show 1213: Join Dan for a weeklong fishing adventure on Lake of the Woods in September. Honda unveils new features on the 2017 Pioneer Ltd side-by-side. April fun at The Range of Richfield includes two date nights, Girl with a Gun classes. Waunakee High School Fishing Club offers Fishing Skills Day April 9. Meet Dan at the Wisconsin Deer and Turkey Expo next weekend in Madison. Jeff fishes for walleyes on the Wisconsin River.
Gary Moeller, managing partner of Ballard's Resort on Lake of the Woods, invites listeners to join Dan for a weeklong fishing adventure to Ballard's Black Island Resort. (blackisland.com) Susie Han, ATV/SxS marketing coordinator for American Honda Company, describes the new features of the 2017 Honda Pioneer 1000LE. (powersports.honda.com, hupy.com) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces classes and events for April. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcasts and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, Jiffy, Nebulus and Pure Fishing pro staffer Duffy Kopf reports decent bluegill action on the Madison chain and announces plans for the Waunakee High School Fishing Club's Fishing Skills Day, April 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Waunakee Middle School. (ljkopf@tds.net) To enter the drawing for a Niagara Falls Adventure fishing vacation package, compliments of Niagara Falls USA. , which includes a half day of fishing with Jiggin' Jake's Guide Service on the Lower Niagara River, two nights lodging at Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa in Lewiston, free passes to all the great tourist attractions in Falls, and a Shimano rod/reel package, visit Niagarafallsusa.com, and search "fishing" to request a free Niagara Falls Fishing and Outdoor Activities Map.

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