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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 - February 3
Show 1106: Take your sweetie to The Range of Richfield for Valentine specials. Fly-fishing expert Larry Dahlberg helps anglers master the basics of catching muskies on a fly rod. Steve Porter deciphers the mysteries of trophy whitetails. Jiffy pros Jim OBrien and Pat Kalmerton offer mid-winter ice-fishing strategies for panfish, walleyes and whitefish. Jeff heads to the World Ice Fishing Championship in Ukraine with the USA Ice Team.

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Wednesday - February 3
Show 1106: Take your sweetie to The Range of Richfield for Valentine specials. Fly-fishing expert Larry Dahlberg helps anglers master the basics of catching muskies on a fly rod. Steve Porter deciphers the mysteries of trophy whitetails. Jiffy pros Jim OBrien and Pat Kalmerton offer mid-winter ice-fishing strategies for panfish, walleyes and whitefish. Jeff heads to the World Ice Fishing Championship in Ukraine with the USA Ice Team.
Larry Dahlberg, host of The Hunt for Big Fish on the Outdoor Channel, says anglers must master the mechanics, tactics and strategies of fly-fishing to catch muskies on a fly, the topic of his seminar at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo Feb. 12-14 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in West Bend. (larrydahlberg.com, muskieexpo.com) Steve Porter, owner of Porter's Trophy Whitetails, brings his live whitetail exhibit and seminars on "Understanding a Trophy Buck" and "All About Antlers" to the Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo in Wausau, Feb. 12-14. (fishingboatingoutdoor.com, porterwhitetail.com/) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Pat Kalmerton, of Wolfpack Adventures, reports good white bass action on Lake Winnebago and whitefish action on the Bay of Green Bay. (jiffyonice.com, wolfpackadventures.com) Jim Babiasz, proprietor of The Range of Richfield, announces February classes and "Date Night Devils vs. Angels" competition 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 12. On Valentine's Day, sweethearts shoot free. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, makers of all-natural pork sausage and bacon since 1889, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good panfish action on Madison area lakes, and trout action on Devil's Lake. (jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Full Auger Case that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jiffy giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
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Thursday - January 28
Show 1105: Fishing legend Joe Bucher tells how to seal the deal on muskie follows. Try a delicious venison recipe and win a $50 gift package from Jones Dairy Farm. Ice fishing tips for southern Wisconsin panfish. Chequamegon Bay ice action is hot right now. Stormy Kromer sponsors USA Ice Team in the World Ice Fishing Championship. Cold weather slows Driftless Area trout action.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, presented by Hupy and Abraham, Scott Bretting, proprietor of River Rock Inn and Bait in Ashland, reports good ice and great fishing for browns, perch and northerns almost everywhere on Chequamegon Bay. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net, www.hupy.com) Joe Bucher, host of Fishing with Joe Bucher on Fox Sports North and the World Fishing Network, talks about his seminar on muskie fishing at the Central Wisconsin Sports Show, Feb, 19-21 at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Wausau. (www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com, www.fishingwithjoebucher.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien, of Dancing with Walleyes Guide Service, reports good panfish action on Waukesha County lakes. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) In the Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner, chef Shaun Edwards talks about his successful deer season and offers a delicious recipe for Braised Venison. Find the recipe and a photo online. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com/recipes/by-meal/dinner/braised-venison) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait & Tackle on Northport Drive in Madison, reports decent bluegill action on Lake Monona, and modest perch action on lakes Mendota and Kegonsa. Crappies are biting on mid-lake structure on Lake Wisconsin. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com, www.dsbait.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Powerhead Cover that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jiffy giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email. Special Giveaway this week: Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of Jones products, delivered to you in a reusable cooler. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
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Tuesday - January 19
Show 1104: Learn why an African safari is the best bargain in big-game hunting at the Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo, Feb. 12-14 in Wausau. Brown trout ice-fishing action is good for trout on Chequamegon Bay and Milwaukee Harbor. Jeff is in training for the World Ice Fishing Championship, February 20-22 in Ukraine. Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo at the Washington County Fairgrounds, Feb. 12-14.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, presented by Hupy and Abraham, John Radloff, of Anglers All in Ashland, says anglers are catching perch and pike off Second Landing east of Ashland, and trout and walleyes are biting off Ashland. Snowmobile trails are open and groomed. (www.visitashland.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com, www.hupy.com) Joe Schlueter, proprietor of TSG Outdoors, LLC, explains why an African safari is the best bargain in big-game hunting, and previews his seminar at the Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo, Feb. 12-14 at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Wausau. (www.fishingboatingoutdoor.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Capt. Tyler Chisholm, of Wolfpack Adventures, says action for browns has been good in Milwaukee Harbor, and panfish are biting on green weed edges in Sheboygan County lakes. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.wolfpackadventures.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf says the recent cold snap slowed fishing action last weekend, but kids had fun anyway at the Yahara Fishing Club outing on Saturday. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Auger Case that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jiffy giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
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Thursday - January 14
Show 1103: Lakes are ice covered throughout Wisconsin, but be careful as it may be unsafe in places. Mixed-bag action going well on Chequamegon Bay. Panfish and walleyes are biting on Waukesha and Dane county lakes. Limited opportunities for winter grouse hunters. Jones Dairy Farm president Philip Jones talks breakfast meats.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, River Rock Inn and Bait proprietor Capt. Scott Bretting reports ice has covered most of Chequamegon Bay and anglers are catching walleyes, trout, perch and salmon. (www.visitashland.com, www.riverrockinn.net) Dan Dessecker, director of conservation policy for the Ruffed Grouse Society, says grouse numbers are down across northern Wisconsin and offers advice for winter hunting. (www.ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jim O'Brien, of Dancing with Walleyes Guide Service, reports ice has formed on most lakes in Waukesha County ang anglers are walking on to fish for walleyes and panfish. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) In the Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner, Jones Dairy Farm president Philip Jones talks about his company's all-natural pork sausage and bacon, produced in Fort Atkinson since 1889. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, Jiffy pro-staffer Ron Barefield reports ice should be firm on most area lakes by this weekend and panfish are biting on Squaw Bay. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Powerhead Cover that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jiffy giveaway.You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email. Special Giveaway this week: Jones Dairy Farm Cooking Corner Giveaway: $50 worth of Jones products, delivered to you in a reusable cooler. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554, leave your name and number, and mention the Jones Dairy Farm giveaway. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.
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Thursday - January 7
Show 1102: Advice for catching tiger trout in the Driftless Area. Ice conditions around the state are improving, but still dangerous in most places. Dan and Jeff discuss early ice safety precautions and Wisconsin's early catch-and-release trout season, which opened Jan. 2.
In the Ashland Area Lake Superior Report, Anglers All proprietor Capt. Roger LaPenter reports ice is forming on Chequamegon Bay and anglers are starting to catch walleyes, trout and salmon. He advises caution, however, both on the Bay and inland lakes, as ice conditions can vary greatly early in the season. (www.visitashland.com, www.anglersallwisconsin.com) Fly-fishing specialist Ryan Frick offers advice for catching big trout in the Driftless Area during Wisconsin's early catch-and-release season, which opened on Jan. 2. (onafly.blogspot.com/) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Capt. Roy Kalmerton, of Wolfpack Adventures Guide Service, reports ice conditions across northern Wisconsin are sketchy at best. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.wolfpackadventures.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, exclusive to podcast and FM 100.5 ESPN broadcast, presented by Jones Dairy Farm, Nebulus and Jiffy pro-staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice conditions around the Madison area. (www.jonesdairyfarm.com) This week's giveaway: A Jiffy Full Auger Case that will fit most ice augers. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 and leave your name, number and a brief message. You can also email your entry to: dsoradio@gmail.com. Include the same info in your email.

Dan Small Outdoors Radio Air Times

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  • WVRQ 1360 AM - Viroqua, WI - 9AM Saturdays
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  • 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
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  • WDTX 100.5 FM - Wausau, WI - 6AM Sundays
  • WBIZ 1400 AM - Eau Claire, WI - 7AM Saturdays & Live Stream
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