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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 - 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.

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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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