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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 - 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.

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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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