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WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 1
Show 1649: Winter hammock camping in style. New book and documentary chronicle the Chinook salmon spawning odyssey from the Pacific to Yankee Fork, Idaho. Explore the Amazon rainforest with the Matis tribe and Now Outdoors. Help Muskies, Inc. support Madison area fisheries. Jeff and Dan wrap up the 2021 gun deer season with more deer harvested.

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WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 1, 2021
Show 1649: Winter hammock camping in style. New book and documentary chronicle the Chinook salmon spawning odyssey from the Pacific to Yankee Fork, Idaho. Explore the Amazon rainforest with the Matis tribe and Now Outdoors. Help Muskies, Inc. support Madison area fisheries. Jeff and Dan wrap up the 2021 gun deer season with more deer harvested.
Outdoor writer and videographer Kris Millgate talks about her new book, My Place Among Fish, and her documentary, Ocean to Idaho. (tightlinemedia.com) Nick Gordon, founder and CEO of Now Outdoors Expeditions, shares stories from his recent Amazon adventure and invites listeners to join him for the annual Frozen Butt Hang winter camping outing on January 7. (nowoutdoors.org/expeditions/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports fishing action is slow on the Madison chain and invites listeners to attend the Capital City Chapter of Muskies, Inc. seminar and fundraiser with Pete Maina, December 13 at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes in Madison. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org)

TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 23, 2021
Show 1648: Second week of Deer Camp report. December events at the Range of Richfield. Winter fun at Wild Eagle Lodge. Great hunting and fishing books for kids. Ron Barefield reports on opening weekend of deer hunting and says fall fishing is still going strong. Jeff and Dan report on their opening weekend of deer hunting.
Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces Black Friday sales and December events at the Range. (therangewi.com) Justin Behling, general manager of Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River, Wisconsin, invites listeners to stay at Wild Eagle Lodge and attend the World Championship Snowmobile Derby and Pond Hockey National Championships this winter. (wildeaglelodge.com, derbycomplex.com, usahockey.com/pondhockey) Childrens book author Kevin Lovegreen talks about his award winning series of hunting and fishing books for young readers. (kevinlovegreen.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on fall fishing action and his opening weekend deer hunt.

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 17, 2021
Show 1647: Scent control can improve your deer hunting success. Pattern bucks on public land before you hunt them. Charity pheasant hunt raises funds to take veterans, children and others outdoors. Jeff heads to deer camp in Marquette County. Dan hunts Bayfield County.
Paul Marion, director of marketing for the Wildlife Research Center, offers advice for scent management for gun and bow hunting. (wildlife.com) Huntworth Gear pro-staffer Bernie Barringer shares tips for successful DIY deer hunts on public land. (https://huntworthgear.com/, bucksbullsbears.com, youtube.com) Rick Rollo talks about the 24th Big Al Charity Pheasant Hunt and the programs that event has sponsored over the years. (bigalcharityhunt.com, wernvalley.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports muskie action is slow on the Madison chain, but good in northern Wisconsin.

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 10, 2021
Show 1646: Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2021 TV Special will air starting Thursday, November 11. Tips for a safe and successful deer hunt. New book focuses on fragile shoreline habitats in Door County. November kayak camping in the Apostle Islands. Advice for bowhunting the rut. Jeff heads to the family farm for a few days of bowhunting. Dan reports a wolf sighting.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation warden and hunter education administrator Jon King offers tips for making your deer hunt the safest ever. (dnr.wisconsin.gov) Cinnamon Rossman, director of charity giving for the Door County Land Trust, talks about the new book she co-authored, Shoreline at the Edge: Door County's Lakeside Forests and Wetlands and urges listeners to support conservation efforts in the county with the longest shoreline of any county in the U.S. (doorcountylandtrust.org) Kayak instructor Jon Small reports on his latest kayak camping trip in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. (bayfield.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Pappas Trading Post archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the rut. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 3, 2021
Show 1645: This week we are all about deer hunting. Larry Polenske shares stories from his new book. Chris Parish offers good reasons to switch to copper ammo this deer season. Sight in your rifle at Vortex headquarters in Barneveld, Wisconsin. Jeff bags a buck with his truck. Dan wraps up the Deer Hunt Wisconsin TV Special, which will air starting Nov. 11.
Outdoor writer Larry Polenske talks about the inspiration for his new book, God of the Hunt: It's Good to Be Blessed. (amazon.com/God-Hunt-Its-Good-Blessed/) Chris Paris, CEO of The Peregrine Fund and co-founder of the North American Non-Lead Partnership, urges hunters to consider switching to non-toxic ammo for deer hunting this year. (nonleadpartnership.org, nwf.org/Outdoors/Our-Work/Lead-Free-Landscapes/, nwf.org) Mark Boardman, marketing team member for Vortex Optics, invites listeners to come to free sight-in clinics at Vortex headquarters in Barneveld, Wisc. Nov. 8-12. (vortexoptics.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good fishing action on the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers and says action on the Madison chain is picking up now that the water is cooling down. (pappastradingpost.com/)

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 27, 2021
Show 1644: Dane County judge Jacob Frost halts wolf hunt for now. RGS National Hunt in Grand Rapids, Minn. nets more young birds this year, indicating good recruitment. Veterans and active military personnel shoot free at The Range of Richfield Nov. 11-13. Habitat work and Cuddeback trail cameras help improve Northwoods opportunities for whitetails. Jeff bowhunts on his birthday. Dan attends a nonlead ammo workshop at North Bristol Sportsmens Club.
Jon Steigerwaldt, Great Lakes and Upper Midwest forest conservation director for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, talks about grouse hunting opportunities in Wisconsin and Minnesota and reports on the recent RGS National Hunt, held in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces November classes and events, including free range time for U.S. military personnel and veterans November 11-13. (therangewi.com) Our Northwoods correspondent Jonathan Small reports on his whitetail habitat work and the installation of his new Cuddeback cellular trail cam system in Bayfield County. (whitetailsanctuarysolutions.com, cuddeback.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Pappas Trading Post archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the rut. (pappastradingpost.com)

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 21, 2021
Show 1643: Ruffed grouse hunting and habitat in northern Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. Expert trailer maintenance tips for fall and winter. Habitat work for white-tailed deer to create a sanctuary for mature bucks. Madison muskie tournament nets some big fish. Jeff scores some nice saugers on the Mississippi River at Lake City, Minn. Dan reports on his recent grouse hunt in Florence County, Wisconsin.
Ashley Peters, director of communications and marketing for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, compares grouse habitat and hunting opportunities across the Upper Midwest. (ruffedgrousesociety.or/) Floe International factory rep Chad Baker talks about the versatility of Floe's CargoMax and VersMax trailers and offers fall and winter maintenance advice for all cargo trailers. (floeintl.com) Our Northwoods correspondent Jonathan Small reports on his whitetail habitat work and the installation of his new Cuddeback cellular trail cam system in Bayfield County. (whitetailsanctuarysolutions.com, cuddeback.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on the Capital City Chapter of Muskies Inc Fall Muskie Tournament, held October 16 on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com, capitalcitymuskiesinc.org/fmt/)

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 13, 2021
Show 1642: Check batteries in all your fall and winter equipment now before cold weather hits. Fall muskie action in Northern Wisconsin will only get better as the water cools. Modern Huck Finn wraps up the report on his Mississippi River adventure. Whitetail bucks will start moving as the weather cools. Jeff and his son Robert go squirrel hunting. Dan and his son compete in the Treelands Premier Musky Fly Fishing Championships.
Mike Moeller, president of Remy Battery Company, warns listeners to act soon if they need new batteries for ATVs, snowmobiles, and specialty items, like spinning wing duck decoys, as supplies may be limited as the weather gets colder. (remybattery.com) Fishing guide Brad Bohen recaps the Sixth Annual Treelands Premier Musky Fly Fishing Championships held last weekend in Hayward. (treelandresorts.com) Retired Wisconsin DNR fisheries biologist Kurt Welke returns to finish the report on his recent 180-mile float trip down the Mississippi River aboard a pontoon boat he modified for this Huck Finn style adventure. (https://www.facebook.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin, of Pappas Trading Post, says now is the time to be in the woods because pre-rut buck activity should start soon. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 6, 2021
Show 1641: A modern Huck Finn adventure on the Mississippi River. Florence County, Wisconsin fall colors, grouse hunting and muskie fishing action are all peaking now. MOJO Decoys can improve your duck hunting success. Panfish action remains good on the Madison lakes. Jeff reports on the MWC Walleye World Championship held last weekend at Lake City, Minn. Dan shoots scenes for his Deer Hunt Wisconsin TV Special in Bayfield County and joins his son to fish in the Treelands Premier Muskie Fly Fishing Championship in Hayward, Wisc.
Wendy Gehlhoff, director of Florence County Economic Development, invites listeners to explore Florence County, Wisconsin this month for grouse hunting, muskie fishing, scenic waterfalls, hiking and ATV/UTV trails and spectacular fall colors. (exploreflorencecounty.com) Terry Denmon, creator of MOJO Decoys, offers tips for using spinning-wing and other motion decoys for successful waterfowl hunting. (mojooutdoors.com) Retired Wisconsin DNR fisheries biologist Kurt Welke reports on his recent 180-mile float trip down the Mississippi River aboard a pontoon boat he modified for this Huck Finn style adventure. (facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017448214965) In the Madison Outdoors Report, D and S Bait and Tackle proprietor Gene Dellinger reports panfish action remains good on the Madison chain and Lake Koshkonong. He urges ice fisherman who need new augers and other gear to act now while supplies are in stock. (pappastradingpost.com, dsbait.com)

TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 28, 2021
Show 1640: Sign up for October classes at The Range of Richfield. Learn how to capitalize on chance events in the outdoors. Hunt food plots, water holes and oak stands for early-season bowhunting success. Jeff heads to Lake City, Minn. to emcee the Bass Pro Shops/Cabelas MWC World Walleye Championship. Dan competes in the annual Dave Cook Memorial Shooting for Scholarships sporting clays event.
Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces October classes and events at the range, including the popular Zombie Shoot with spooky targets, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (therangewi.com) Dr. Neil Farber, author of Serendipity, utilizing everyday unexpected events to improve your life and career, shares tips for making the most of such events to improve our success in outdoor pursuits. (neiljfarber.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Pappas Trading Post owner Randy Smith says a strong acorn crop means oak woodlots can be a good choice for early-season bowhunting and says it's never too late to establish a water hole if the weather remains warm and dry. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
Show 1639: Spinning-wing decoys can turn your dove and duck hunting success around. Debunking the myth that bears have poor eyesight. Peshtigo commemorates the worst forest fire disaster in American history September 24-26. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament at Cass Lake, Minnesota. Dan picks up his new Floe CargoMax trailer.
Cathi Malke, mayor of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, recounts the story of the Peshtigo Fire and invites listeners to attend the Peshtigo Historical Day events this weekend commemorating the 150th anniversary of the fire and the thousands who died there. (peshtigohistoricalday.com) Terry Denmon, owner of MOJO Outdoors and host of MOJO-TV on the Sportsman Channel and MOJO Migration on the Pursuit Channel, offers tips for hunting doves and pigeons with spinning-wing decoys. (mojooutdoors.com) Huntworth Gear pro-staffer Bernie Barringer debunks several myths about the eyesight of black bears and tells the incredible story of two gigantic world-class whitetail bucks that won't make the record books. (huntworthgear.com, bucksbullsbears.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on another successful muskie outing on Lake X in Sawyer County and says the bite has been slow on the Madison lakes. (pappastradingpost.com)

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
Show 1638: Jeff Kolodzinski breaks his own record for the most fish caught in 24 hours to raise funds for Fishing for Life and local first responders in Spring Valley, Ill. Cackle Creek offers great upland hunting close to Milwaukee and Madison. Dumper Dan wraps up a fantastic charter season on Lake Michigan. Jeff reports on the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. Dan Welcomes new listeners on Your Country 92.1 FM, WYRQ in Little Falls, Minn.
Charter captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters, wraps up his Lake Michigan fishing reports for this season with good news--mature king salmon are starting to move closer to shore and into harbors and rivers. (dumperdan.com) Jody Kehl, owner of Cackle Creek Game Preserve, invites listeners to enjoy a classic hunt for pheasants, bobwhite quail or chukars at Cackle Creek this fall. (cacklecreek.net) Marathon Man Jeff Kolodzinski, fishing products brand manager for Johnson Outdoors, reports on his 24-hour effort to catch one fish to commemorate every life lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and set a new world record. (marathonmanfishing.com, givemn.org/organization/Fishing-For-Life/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for early-season bowhunting and previews his Wyoming elk hunt. (pappastradingpost.com)

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
Show 1637: Ruffed grouse season opens Sept. 18 in Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota, Sept. 15 in Michigan. Woodcock opens Sept. 25 in WI, MN, and MI. RGS staffer offers advice for new grouse hunters. Fall colors and fun welcome visitors in Florence County. Psychologist shares tips for making family camping fun. Wisconsin River bass and walleye action is strong. Jeff heads for the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. Dan reports more deer sightings.
Ruffed Grouse Society director of communications and marketing Ashley Peters encourages women to try hunting grouse, woodcock and other upland game. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Wendy Gehlhoff, director of Florence County Economic Development, invites listeners to explore Florence County this fall for some great grouse hunting, ATV trail riding, fishing and fall color tours. (exploreflorencecounty.com) Vorsheer chief growth officer Mark Mauzy offers advice to help make family camping trips more enjoyable for kids. (vorsheershop.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports fishing action is improving on the Wisconsin River, thanks to cooler weather. (pappastradingpost.com)

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
Show 1636: Experts offer advice for successful family trailer camping. Teenager shares the excitement of her first African big game hunt. Lake Michigan salmon action continues strong off Sheboygan. Jeff reports on his camping trip with his son on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Dan welcomes another new station to the Outdoors Radio network: KCCR in Pierre, SD.
Vorsheer owner Steve McCloud and chief growth officer Mark Mauzy talk about Vorsheer's off-road camping trailers and offer advice to make family camping trips a positive experience for all. (vorsheershop.com) Maddy McHugh and her stepfather Chris Benzing talk about their recent big game hunt in Namibia.( afrihuntsafaris.com) Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports big king salmon are moving closer to shore on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/RanierisFourOfAKind) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin advises hunters to make sure their safety harness and other gear are in top shape for this year. (pappastradingpost.com)

THURSDAY - AUGUST 26, 2021
Show 1635: The impact of predators on ruffed grouse populations. Get your trailer ready for fall and winter. September classes and more in store at the Range of Richfield. Madison lakes still offer good fishing. Jeff is camping with his son this week on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Dan welcomes two new stations to the Outdoors Radio network: WCQM 98Q Country in Park Falls and KAUS 1480 AM, the Voice of Mower County, in Austin, Minn.
Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces September events and classes at the range. (therangewi.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, Upper Midwest and Great Lakes forest conservation director for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, discusses the impact of predators on grouse populations. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Chad Baker, factory representative for Floe International, offers advice for trailer maintenance as the fall and winter towing seasons draw near. (floeintl.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports mixed bag action for muskies, pike, walleyes, bass and panfish on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 18, 2021
Show 1634: First annual Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters Expo Aug. 28 in Oshkosh. Lake Michigan action continues strong off Sheboygan. Time to think about storing recreational vehicle batteries. Countdown to bow season--get your bow or crossbow ready for hunting. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament held at Sault Ste. Marie. Dan cleans up flood damage and reminds listeners of hunting permit deadlines.
Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports fast action for salmon, lake trout and steelhead continues in Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com) Mike Moeller, president of Remy Battery in Milwaukee, offers advice for keeping recreational vehicle batteries charged during the off-season. (remybattery.com) Don Kirby invites listeners to attend the first annual Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters Expo, Aug. 28 at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh. (waterfowlhuntersexpo.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers tips for tuning bows, choosing arrows and shooting before bow season opens. (pappastradingpost.com)

MONDAY - AUGUST 16, 2021
Show 1633: Season six of Nicks Wild Ride debuts Sept. 13. Marine Corps veteran shares tips for improving performance in outdoor activities. Lake Superior challenges swimmers in Point to LaPointe Cliff Swim at Bayfield. Jeff reports on a busy weekend that included a fishing outing and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Milwaukee Brewers baseball games and heads to Sault Saint Marie for a Masters Walleye Circuit tournament. Dan reports on his fishing trip to Chippewa County and on dealing with flooding from last weekend.
Kayaking instructor Jonathan Small reports on the 5K Cliff Swim held on Lake Superior at Bayfield, Wisconsin. (recreationandfitnessresources.org) In Part 2 of a two part series, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Eric Rittmeyer talks about visualization and other mental exercises for improving our performance in a variety of outdoor activities. (mentaltoughnessspeaker.com) In the Huntworth Gear Report, country singer Nick Hoffman shares some highlights from the new season of his TV show Nicks Wild Ride, which debuts Sept. 13 on The Outdoor Channel and Bally Sports. (nickswildride.net) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good bass and pike action on the Madison Chain, but the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers have been running high and muddy due to recent heavy rains. (pappastradingpost.com)

THURSDAY - AUGUST 5, 2021
Show 1632: Lake Michigan fishing action continues strong off Sheboygan for salmon, lake trout and rainbows. Access Ability Wisconsin has the goal of an outdoor wheelchair in every Wisconsin county. Marine veteran shares advice that can help you improve mental toughness and performance in any endeavor. Plant fall food plots now to improve your bowhunting odds. Jeff finishes roofing his garage. Dan reports that New Zealand mudsnails were found in two Dane County watersheds. Deer Fest is this weekend at Washington County Fair Park.
Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports good catches of salmon, rainbows and lakers in Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, parkerjohns.com/sheboygan/) Monica Spaeni, founder and president of Access Ability Wisconsin, invites listeners with mobility challenges to try out the Action Trackchair at the Wisconsin State Fair and encourages clubs and other organizations to host a chair. (accessabilitywi.org) In Part 1 of a two part series, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Eric Rittmeyer encourages listeners to develop mental toughness. (mentaltoughnessspeaker.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin says now is the time to plant fall food plots and practice shooting daily. (pappastradingpost.com)

THURSDAY - JULY 29, 2021
Show 1631: Join U.S. Military veterans as they return to Lake Winnebago for the fourth Warriors on the Water event Aug. 14. Kayakers forced to change plans to complete a three day camping adventure in the Apostle Islands. Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month in August at The Range of Richfield with ten dollar range fees on Wednesdays. Madison Chain fishing action continues strong despite warm weather. Jeff reports on the Bass Pro Cabelas National Walleye Team Championship and the Michigan State High School Fishing Championship. Dan attends Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association conference at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River and fishes a Vilas County lake.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Otto Reetz, president of Wounded Warriors United of Wisconsin, invites listeners to attend Warriors on the Water, Aug. 14 at Skipper Buds in Oshkosh, to meet veterans and guides who will fish Lake Winnebago that morning and also to participate in raffles to support WWU. (woundedwarriorsunitedwi.org) Jon Small wraps up a report on his three day kayak camping trip in the Apostle Islands. (bayfield.org) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces August classes, activities and specials at the Range. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D and S Bait and Tackle, reports good multi species action on the Madison Chain and good lake trout and walleye action on Big Green Lake. (pappastradingpost.com, dsbait.com)

TUESDAY - JULY 20, 2021
Show 1630: Warm water temps along this Wisconsin shoreline of Lake Michigan push salmon and trout to deeper water. What you need to know before you try kayak camping in the Apostle Islands. One angler has a unique way of fishing the Lower Wisconsin River. Jeff butchers 39 meat chickens and heads to Oscoda, Michigan for the Bass Pro Shops Cabelas National Team Championship. Dan weathers a four inch rainstorm and replaces batteries in his home solar system with help from Remy Battery in Milwaukee.
Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports warm water has chased salmon deeper, but catches continue strong, including some big kings. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/bourbonstreetsheboygan/) Jon Small calls in from Stockton Island on Lake Superior with a report on Day 1 of a three day camping trip in the Apostle Islands. (bayfield.org) CW Wachuta reveals his unique technique for fishing the Lower Wisconsin River for bass and walleyes - he swims with the fishes. (dnr.wisconsin.gov) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin says now is the time to practice shooting and make sure your gear is ready for the upcoming archery deer season. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - JULY 14, 2021
Show 1629: Remy Battery three retail outlets offer a wide variety of batteries and accessories. Explore the woods at night for unique adventures. Jeff reports on the Minnesota High School Fishing Championship.
Mike Moeller, president of Remy Battery, invites listeners to visit one of their three retail locations in Milwaukee, WI or Houghton and Escanaba, MI. (remybattery.com) Educator and storyteller Chris Salisbury, founder of Wild Wise and author of Wild Nights Out, offers advice for exploring the outdoors at night. (wildwise.co.uk) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports fantastic muskie action in the Hayward area, but heavy weed growth in the Madison lakes is hampering fishermen. (pappastradingpost.com)

THURSDAY - JULY 8, 2021
Show 1628: Lake Michigan trout and salmon action continues strong off Sheboygan. Five easy things you can do now to up your odds of taking a good buck this fall. Learn about efforts to keep northern lakes healthy at a virtual meeting July 16. Get your bow or crossbow tuned while repair supplies and accessories are available. Jeff heads to Minnesota for the high school state fishing championship on Lake Waconia, July 13. Dan reports on summer farm activity.
Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports good trout and salmon action on Lake Michigan but says high winds have forced him to reschedule some trips. (dumperdan.com) Huntworth pro-staffer Bernie Barringer shares five things bowhunters can so this summer to improve their chances of scoring on a nice buck this fall. (bucksbullsbears.com) Bob Martini, president of the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association, invites lake users to participate in a virtual meeting July 16 to discuss initiatives to encourage lake property owners to keep shorelines natural and help protect water quality and fish and wildlife habitat and sustain healthy lake ecosystems. (oclra.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin reports on his recent Alaska fishing and sightseeing trip and suggests bowhunters check their equipment and take care of needed repairs and upgrades now while supplies and accessories are available. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 30, 2021
Show 1627: Enjoy summer special range rates of $10 per hour every Wednesday at the Range of Richfield. Ruffed grouse numbers are down, but overall the birds are doing well across the North. Join the Hike to Hunt Challenge to get in shape for hunting and support Back County Hunters and Anglers. Muskie action is slow in northern Wisconsin. Jeff reports on the MWC tournament on Lake Oahe. Dan talks to fans at Remy Battery in Milwaukee.
Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces July events and classes at the range and says he has a good supply of guns and safes, but they won't last long. (therangewi.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, Ruffed Grouse Society forest conservation director for the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest, reports on grouse populations across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan and talks about the importance of white pines to grouse. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Ty Stubblefield, chapter coordinator for Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, reports on the recent rendezvous celebrating 10 years of the BCA and invites listeners to participate in the BCA Hike to Hunt Challenge fundraiser. (backcountryhunters.org, hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports muskie action is slow in northern Wisconsin but the panfish and bass bites are picking up on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 23, 2021
Show 1626: Skyroam provides portable wifi connectivity for RV travelers and campers. Wisconsin wild turkey numbers are stable statewide, although 2021 spring harvest was down. Spring ruffed grouse drumming counts were down from the last survey in 2019. Order new bows and accessories now to ensure they arrive before hunting seasons begin. Jeff heads to Mobridge, SD, for an MWC event on Lake Oahe. Dan hunts a vagabond rooster.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoors Report, Stephen Genest, marketing director for Skyroam, look at items from solar ovens to portable laundry kits that can make camping and RV travel more comfortable and explains how a portable wifi hotspot can keep you connected regardless of your location. (https://www.skyroam.com/) Alaina Gerrits, Wisconsin DNR assistant upland wildlife ecologist, discusses this year's spring turkey harvest and ruffed grouse drumming surveys. (dnr.wisconsin.gov, widnr.widen.net) Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports mixed bags coming in regularly on Lake Michigan and says summer dates are filling up but some are still available. Enjoy a live concert with Nitro Five at Slys Midtown Saloon in Sheboygan on Sunday, June 26, starting at 1:00 p.m. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/events/294765988684246/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Randy Smith, proprietor of Pappas Trading Post, says it is not too early to get bows tuned and ready for hunting and encourages bowhunters to order new bows and accessories now because some manufacturers are experiencing long lead times at present. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 16, 2021
Show 1625: Meet Dan at Remy Battery in Milwaukee on Friday, June 25 from noon to 1 p.m. Exploring a possible sandhill crane hunt in Wisconsin. Lobbying Congress to pass the Recovering Americas Wildlife Act. Recycling lead acid batteries. Jeff reports on the Mercury National Walleye Tournament held during Walleye Weekend in Fond du Lac. Dan redoubles his efforts to keep marauding raccoons from attacking his chickens.
Todd Schaller, vice president of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, discusses a possible sandhill crane hunt in Wisconsin. (wisducks.org) George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, urges listeners to ask their U.S. representatives to support the Recovering Americas Wildlife Act. (dnr.wisconsin.gov) Mike Moeller, president of Remy Battery, explains how lead acid batteries are recycled and invites listeners to come to Remy headquarters in Milwaukee at 43rd Street and Lincoln Ave for the Grand Re-Opening and 90th birthday celebration June 21-26. (remybattery.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good bass and northern pike action on the Wisconsin River, despite recent high water temps. Panfish action on the Madison chain.

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 9, 2021
Show 1624: Focus on Lake Michigan this week. DNR fisheries bureau deputy director Todd Kalish reports on the health of the Lake Michigan trout and salmon fishery. Captain Dumper Dan Welsch says fishing remains very good for trout and salmon, with kings to 30 lbs. caught. Bill Schultz shares advice for catching smallmouths on Sturgeon Bay. Jeff reports on the Minnesota Fishing Challenge, held last weekend on Gull Lake. Dan reports on sheep butchering and a new goat kid on the homestead.
Todd Kalish, Wisconsin DNR fisheries bureau deputy director, reports on stocking levels and the overall condition of the trout and salmon fishery on Lake Michigan. (dnr.wisconsin.gov) Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports good fishing action continues for cohos, chinooks, lake trout and rainbows on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/Harbor-Lights-1567186010196655) Smallmouth expert Bill Schultz talks about his quest to catch and release 25,000 smallmouth bass and offers advice on catching smallies on Sturgeon Bay. (facebook.com/SmallieCentral-171459106525174) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports the recent heat wave has pushed water temps to unseasonably high levels on the Madison chain. The Wisconsin Youth Muskie Championship is set for this Saturday, June 12, on lakes Monona and Waubesa. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org)

THURSDAY - JUNE 3, 2021
Show 1623: Memorial Weekend kayak camping trip on Lake Superior. Summer fun at the Range of Richfield. Ruffed grouse drumming counts and West Nile Virus update. Madison fishing action is heating up. Jeff will emcee the Minnesota Fishing Challenge this weekend in Brainerd. (givehope.mntc.org) Dan reports on his uneventful spring turkey season.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoors Report, Jon Small reports on his Memorial Weekend kayak camping adventure on several of Lake Superior's Apostle Islands, en route to setting foot on all 22 islands by 2022. (hupy.com) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces June classes and events at the range, including Father's Day and summer specials. (therangewi.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, Ruffed Grouse Society forest conservation director for the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest, reports on spring grouse drumming surveys and the ongoing West Nile Virus study. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait on Northport Drive in Madison, says action has been good for panfish, bass and walleyes on the Madison chain. (dsbait.com)

THURSDAY - MAY 27, 2021
Show 1622: Enjoy a variety of summer fun at Lake Lawn Resort on Delavan Lake. Madison chain producing good bass, pike and panfish action now. Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area offers good fishing and other summer fun. Jeff reports on last weekend's MWC walleye tournament on the Winnebago chain. Dan picks up his new Crestliner 1750 Fish Hawk.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoors Report, Jon Small reports on his recent turkey hunt at Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area, as part of a media event organized by the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. (aglowinfo.org, blackhawklake.com) Dave Shekeres, general manager of Lake Lawn Resort on Delavan Lake, invites listeners to enjoy a wide variety of activities and events this summer at Lake Lawn. (lakelawnresort.com) Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports great Lake Michigan rainbow and coho action off Sheboygan, plus good food and fun at Dave's Who's Inn. (dumperdan.com, www.facebook.com/DavesWhosInnSheboygan) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good bass, pike and panfish action on the Madison chain. There is still time for young anglers to register for the Youth Muskie Championship. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org)

THURSDAY - MAY 20, 2021
Show 1621: Meet cookbook author Hank Shaw and enjoy a great dinner at Fools Errand in Milwaukee June 10, a fish fry at the Fermentoriam June 11 in Cedarburg and a foraging demo and taste fest July 17 in Menominee. Come to the Florence Mud Runs June 19 at Florence County Fairgrounds. Try kayaking to the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. Jeff reports on the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. Dan goes turkey hunting.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoors Report, Jon Small reports on a kayaking trip to Eagle Island on Lake Superior, island No. 5 in his quest to visit all 22 of the Apostle islands by 2022. (hupy.com/, facebook.com/LostCreekAdventures) Wendy Gehlhoff, executive director of Florence County Economic Development, invites listeners to enjoy all the summer activities in Florence County, including the popular Florence Mud Runs, June 19 at Florence County Fairgrounds. (exploreflorencecounty.com) Award-winning cookbook author Hank Shaw talks about his latest book, Hook, Line and Supper, available now from his website or at personal appearances, including three in Wisconsin June 10, 11 and. Details online at honest-food.net. In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D and S Bait and Tackle on Northport Drive reports anglers are struggling to catch walleyes, bass and panfish on the Madison chain, due to low, clear water, but catfish action is good on Lake Mendota. (dsbait.com)

FRIDAY - MAY 14, 2021
Show 1620: Lake trout and cohos highlight the Lake Michigan action, says Dumper Dan. Meet Marq Fisher and Brave, characters in a new Fur Trade novel by Barry Dalberto. Bass and pike are hitting on Lake Waubesa. Capital City Muskies Inc. tournament is this Saturday. Casting for Kids next weekend on the Madison Chain.
Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports good catches of lake trout, along with steelhead and some salmon, off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/RanierisFourOfAKind0) In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoors Report, author Barry Dalberto discusses his new novel, Brave, set in the Fur Trade era of the early 1800s. (hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro anger Duffy Kopf reports good bass and pike action on Lake Waubesa.

THURSDAY - MAY 6, 2021
Show 1619: Choosing the right paddle for different kayaking applications. Wisconsin River walleyes are hitting from Wausau to Lake Wisconsin. The Hunting Collective connects new hunters and anglers with mentors. Dan and Jeff share turkey stories.
Phil Schweik, of Hooksetters Guide Service, reports good walleye action on the Wisconsin River in the Wausau area. (hooksetters.biz) In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoors Report, John Stellflue, Wisconsin chapter leader of The Hunting Collective, explains how and why this new organization connects novice hunters with mentors. (facebook.com/groups/823863384884381) Jon Small reports on his recent kayak outings on Lake Superior and his goal of paddling to all 22 of the Apostle Islands and offers advice for selecting the right paddle for different kayaks and water conditions. (facebook.com/LostCreekAdventures) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield says there's a good nighttime walleye bite on Lake Mendota and walleyes are hitting on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River.

THURSDAY - APRIL 29, 2021
Show 1618: Madison chain walleyes should provide good action on opening weekend. Moms, military and veterans shoot free on their special days at the Range of Richfield. Browns and salmon are hitting on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. You can help prevent the spread of oak wilt disease. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament on Big Stone Lake in Minnesota.
Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports good inshore action off Sheboygan for browns and some salmon. Anglers Avenue will prepare your catch for a post charter trip meal. (dumperdan.com, anglersavenue.net) Jon Steigerwaldt, Great Lakes and Upper Midwest forest conservation director for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, talks about spring grouse drumming surveys and offers advice for avoiding oak wilt disease. ruffedgrousesociety.org) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces May classes and events at the Range. Mothers shoot free on Mothers Day, May 9. In honor of Armed Forces Day, active military and veterans shoot free on May 14 and 15. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf says opening weekend walleye action should be good on the Madison chain, despite low water levels.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 21, 2021
Show 1617: Wisconsin muskie rivers compared with one in North Carolina. Make sure your trailer is road worthy before you tow this spring. Wisconsin DNR resumes live hunter education classes. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit Tournament held last weekend at Port Clinton, OH.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Mike Small compares several Wisconsin muskie rivers to the French Broad River in North Carolina, which he fished this month. (wiwf.org, hupy.com) Chad Baker, factory representative for Floe International, announces three new models in the Ultra Max UT trailer line and offers some spring maintenance tips for all trailer owners. (floeintl.com) Wisconsin DNR hunter education administrator Jon King talks about the resumption of in person hunter education classes. (dnr.wisconsin.gov) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield says low water on the Madison Chain may hamper anglers when the gamefish season opens on May 1. Walleye and northern action continue strong on the Wisconsin River.

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 14, 2021
Show 1616: Wisconsin Izaak chapter will fund Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Youth Conservation Leadership Council scholarships again this year. Lake Michigan trolling season is off to an early start. Stop ticks from infecting you with Lyme and other diseases.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Mark LaBarbera, incoming executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, reports on new scholarship opportunities for youth interested in conservation. (wiwf.org, hupy.com) Charter captain Dan Welsch reports good early brown trout action near shore off Sheboygan on Lake Michigan and predicts another good season, thanks in part to increased stocking of trout and salmon. (dumperdan.com) Tick Terminator Brian Anderson offers advice for avoiding tick bites and Lyme Disease. (lymetickbughub./) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good early panfish action on backwaters and bays of the Madison Chain. Walleyes continue strong on the Wisconsin River.

THURSDAY - APRIL 8, 2021
Show 1615: Wisconsin River walleye run is under way. Rivers Edge walleye tournament April 23-25. Be careful kayaking big water early in the season. Visit Florence County for outdoor fun this spring. Panfish is improving on the Madison chain.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Botch Leonhardt, proprietor of Rivers Edge Resort in Wisconsin Dells, reports the spring walleye run is in full swing. River's Edge is offering a midweek special through April, and their annual walleye tournament is coming up April 23-25. (riversedgeresort.com, hupy.com) Jon Small reports on his first kayak outing of the year on Lake Superior and shares safety advice for early-season kayaking in cold water. In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on fishing activity on the Madison chain, Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River.

THURSDAY - APRIL 1, 2021
Show 1614: Now is the time to hunt for shed deer antlers. WATVA annual convention set for April 16-18 in Stevens Point. April classes and events at the Range of Richfield. Attend customer appreciation days at D and S Bait in Madison.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Randy Harden, president of the Wisconsin ATV/UTV Association, invites listeners to attend the association's annual convention and workshops April 16-18 in Stevens Point. (watva.org, hupy.com) Joe Shead, author of Shed Hunting, a guide to finding white-tailed deer antlers, offers advice for finding more shed deer antlers. (goshedhunting.com) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces April events and classes at the range. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D and S Bait, reports some catfish and panfish action on the Madison Chain and walleye action is starting to heat up on the Wisconsin River. Gene is celebrating 30 years in business with Customer Appreciation Days, April 9 and 10. (dsbait.com)

THURSDAY - MARCH 25, 2021
Show 1613: Enjoy the Open Season Sportsmans Expo Mar. 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in the Dells. Walleyes are starting to hit on the Wisconsin River. Ruffed grouse drumming has begun. Woodcock are starting to migrate back to Wisconsin. Attend the spring fish and wildlife hearings in April to support in person hunter education classes.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Botch Leonhardt, proprietor of Rivers Edge Resort in Wisconsin Dells, says the spring walleye spawning migration is under way and anglers are catching mostly small males, with a few larger females moving into shallow water. (riversedgeresort.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, Western Great Lakes forest conservation director for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, reports on spring breeding behavior of grouse and woodcock. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Retired DNR conservation warden and long time Wisconsin hunter education instructor John Plenke warns of efforts to eliminate in person hunter education classes and urges listeners to support in person hunter education at the spring conservation congress meetings and fish and wildlife rules hearings coming up in April. (gowild.wi.gov, dnr.wisconsin.gov) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf invites listeners to sign up for the last two weekends of the Capital City Muskies. Inc. virtual muskie school. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org/muskie-school/)

THURSDAY - MARCH 18, 2021
Take your kids to explore Wisconsin birds, animals and fish in two Touch of the Wild trailers at the Open Season Sportsmans Expo Mar. 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in the Dells. Floe International announces a new aluminum utility trailer, the Versa Max UT. Wisconsin in person hunter education classes resume April 1.
Mark LaBarbera invites listeners to bring their families to explore the display of Wisconsin wildlife in the Touch of the Wild trailers at the Open Season Sportsmans Expo, March 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (openseasonsportsmansexpo.com) Chad Baker, factory representative for Floe International, describes the features of the new Versa Max aluminum utility trailer from Floe. (floeintl.com) Jon King, Wisconsin hunter education administrator, tells listeners the DNR will offer in person hunter education classes starting April 1. (gowild.wi.gov, dnr.wisconsin.gov) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D and S Bait in Madison, says ice fishing is over for the season, but boaters are catching walleyes on the Wisconsin River. (dsbait.com) Giveaway this week: Four pairs of tickets to the Open Season Sportsmans Expo, March 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected] Leave your email address. Winners will receive a ticket voucher via email.

THURSDAY - MARCH 11, 2021
Show 1611: Meet Cajun chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois at the Open Season Sportsmans Expo Mar. 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in the Dells. Time to sign up for the virtual Capital City Muskies Inc. muskie school March 20, 27 and April 3. Prepare now for tick season with Permethrin. Lake of the Woods offers great spring fishing for pike, walleyes and sturgeon.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoors Report, Brian Smith, sales and marketing director for River Bend Resorts, invites listeners to come up to Lake of the Woods for some great spring fishing and lodging specials. (riverbendsresorts.com, hupy.com) Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois invites listeners to sample his wild game cooking at the Open Season Sportsmans Expo, March 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (openseasonsportsmansexpo.com/wisconsin/, jeanpaulbourgeois.com) Tick Terminator Brian Anderson offers advice for avoiding tick bites now that spring is here. (lymetickbughub.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports ice fishing season is winding down on the Madison chain as runoff creates access problems in some areas. The Capital City Chapter of Muskies Inc virtual Muskie School runs for three Saturdays, March 20-Apr. 3. Preregistration is required. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.or/) Giveaway this week: Four pairs of tickets to the Open Season Sportsmans Expo, March 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. To enter, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]

THURSDAY - MARCH 4, 2021
Show 1610: Meet Travis Turner at the Open Season Sportsmans Expo Mar. 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in the Dells. Virtual classes will replace in person learn to hunt programs this spring. Ammo and firearms are in short supply due to the increase in new gun owners. Jeff scores some nice panfish on central Wisconsin lakes. Dan invites listeners to attend the second annual Uphill Truck Drags March 13 at Keyes Peak in Florence County.
Travis T-Bone Turner invites listeners to share hunting stories at the Open Season Sportsmans Expo, March 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (openseasonsportsmansexpo.com/wisconsin/, instagram.com/tboneoutdoors/, bonecollector.com) John Motoviloff, Wisconsin R-3 coordinator for the National Wild Turkey Federation, talks about two virtual learn to hunt classes coming up in the next two weeks and offers some safety advice for spring turkey hunting. (https://www.nwtf-wi.com/, dnr.wisconsin.gov) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, offers sobering advice for folks who are in the market for a new gun or ammo. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports panfish action is good on Lake Waubesa and anglers are still catching perch on Lake Mendota. Access has improved with warmer weather.

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