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THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 24
Show 1539: Enjoy the Wild West Show and Rendezvous at Frontier Fest this weekend at Woodside Ranch Resort east of Mauston. Big cohos are running in Sheboygan Harbor now. Paddling around Manhattan Island is a great kayaking adventure. Our Madison correspondent reports on muskie action in the Hayward and Madison areas. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament at Cass Lake, Minnesota. Dan builds muscles by loading hay in his barn.

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THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
Show 1539: Enjoy the Wild West Show and Rendezvous at Frontier Fest this weekend at Woodside Ranch Resort east of Mauston. Big cohos are running in Sheboygan Harbor now. Paddling around Manhattan Island is a great kayaking adventure. Our Madison correspondent reports on muskie action in the Hayward and Madison areas. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament at Cass Lake, Minnesota. Dan builds muscles by loading hay in his barn.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jon Small talks about his recent circumnavigation of Manhattan Island by kayak and his impending move home to Wisconsin. (facebook.com/NorthBrooklynBoatClub, hupy.com) Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports the Lake Michigan trout and salmon season was a good one, with lots of big kings and mixed bag catches. (dumperdan.com) Wayne Rettig, AKA Buffalo Bill, invites listeners to a Wild West Show and pre 19840s rendezvous this weekend at Woodside Ranch Resort and Conference Center. (woodsideranch.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf says muskie action is slow in the Winter, Wisconsin, area, but bass, walleye and muskie action should pick up soon on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com) Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.comand get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
Show 1538: Get free shipping and a spare battery when you buy a QuietKat E-bike. Opening weekend bowhunting report. Upland hunting road trip advice. How one hunter plans to tag a gobbler legally in every month of the year. An electric bike can get you into the backcountry quickly and efficiently. Jeff reports on the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. Dan heads to Hayward to gather wild rice.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Brent Pike offers advice for upland bird hunters traveling to the Dakotas and other states. (hupy.com, pykegear.com) Turkey fanatic and Huntworth Gear pro-staffer Jeff Budz returns to tell us how he plans to kill a longbeard in every month for a year (legally, of course). (huntworthgear.com, tagitworldwide.com) QuietKat E-Bikes product manager Ryan Spinks tells how e-bikes can improve your scouting and hunting success. (quietkat.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin reports on opening weekend bowhunting success. (pappastradingpost.com) Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
Show 1537: Chinook spawning run is in full swing on Lake Michigan tributaries. Choosing the right scope for Wisconsin whitetails. Visit Florence County for fall colors and fun. Madison fishing action is great right now. Jeff heads to Sturgeon Bay for the 30th annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. Dan harvests hazelnuts and hunts squirrels.
Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports big kings are still hitting in Sheboygan Harbor and running in tributary rivers. (dumperdan.com) Jeremiah Alexander, product development manager for Riton Optics, offers advice for selecting a scope for deer hunting in Wisconsin. (ritonoptics.com) Wendy Gehlhoff, executive director for Florence County Economic Development, invites listeners to visit Florence County this fall for good fishing, grouse hunting, fabulous fall colors, great ATV/UTV, hiking and biking trails and more. (exploreflorencecounty.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good action for bass, walleyes, pike and muskies on the Madison chain and Wisconsin River. (pappastradingpost.com)

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
Show 1536: The wild rice harvest is in full swing in northern Wisconsin. Bob White reads another story. September happenings at the Range of Richfield. Archery deer season opens September 12. Jeff fishes Lake Michigan. Dan fishes for muskies and goes dove hunting.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoors Report, Sam Thayer, author of several books on foraging for wild edibles, offers advice for harvesting wild rice and other edible fall plants. (hupy.com, foragersharvest.com) Sporting artist and outdoor writer Bob White reads another entertaining story, this one about his first two days guiding fly fisherman for muskies. (bobwhitestudio.com) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces September events and classes at the range. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin offers last-minute advice for bowhunters, with archery season opening Sept.12. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 26, 2020
Show 1535: Deer Fest virtual auction to run Sept. 1-15. Mature kings are moving into Sheboygan Harbor to stage prior to spawning. Walleye and catfish action is hot now on Castle Rock and Petenwell flowages. Jeff reports on a camping trip to the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Dan reminds hunters that sales of fall turkey and bonus antlerless permits are ongoing.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoors Report, Deer Fest promoter Hugh McAloon announces a Deer Fest Online Auction, Sept. 1-15. (hupy.com, deerfest.com, hansenauctiongroup.com) Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports good action for big Chinook salmon in and around Sheboygan Harbor on Lake Michigan. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/ruppsdowntown) Guide Jesse Quale reports great fishing for walleyes, catfish and white bass on Castle Rock and Petenwell flowages and the Wisconsin River. (castlerock-petenwell.com, greenwaterwalleyes.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf says bass, walleyes, and panfish are biting on the Madison Chain. Muskie and pike action is slow. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 19, 2020
Show 1534: West Nile virus update for Wisconsin grouse. Huntworth launches new Tarnen camouflage pattern. Long Island Sound kayak adventure. Prepare now for the upcoming archery deer season. Jeff goes camping at Buckhorn State Park and remembers his grandfather, Robert Kelm.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoors Report, Jon Small reports on an extreme kayaking adventure on Long Island Sound. (hupy.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, forest conservation director for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, reports on the year two results of a three year West Nile virus survey on grouse in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Huntworth pro staffer Tracy Breen reports that interest in hunting in on the rise due in part to the coronavirus pandemic and talks about the new Tarnen camouflage pattern from Huntworth. (huntworthgear.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin offers advice for finding a place to hunt and preparing for the upcoming archery deer season. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 12, 2020
Show 1533: Leftover fall turkey permits on sale Aug. 15. Bonus antlerless deer permits available Aug. 17. Lake Michigan trout and salmon action continues strong. Riton Optics offers a new lineup of riflescopes for hunting, target shooting and tactical applications. Chef Alan Bergo shares tips for cooking small game. Muskie and pike are active on the Wisconsin River. Anglers are taking panfish and bass on the Madison chain.
Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports fishing has improved on Lake Michigan after a week of rain and strong winds that made boating difficult. (dumperdan.com) Riton Optics founder and CEO Brady Speth describes the new line of Riton riflescopes for hunting, target shooting and tactical use. (ritonoptics.com) Forager chef Alan Bergo offers advice for cooking woodchucks, rabbits and other small game. (foragerchef.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good success on bass and walleyes in northeast Wisconsin, decent bass and panfish action on the Madison chain and good muskie and pike action on bucktails on the Wisconsin River. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 5, 2020
Show 1532: Tom Monsoor wins FLW Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Super Tournament at La Crosse. Riton Optics offers a range of scopes for all shooting and hunting applications. Chef Alan Bergo shares foraging advice for wild mushrooms. Archers are seeing deer in bean and alfalfa fields. Jeff heads to Marinette for two tournaments this weekend. Dan puts up eight tons of hay for the winter.
Riton Optics founder and CEO Brady Speth tells how and why he founded the world's only military and law-enforcement veteran owned optics company. (ritonoptics.com) Forager chef Alan Bergo offers advice for gathering and cooking wild mushrooms and other wild plants. (foragerchef.com/) Bass pro Tom Monsoor tells how he won the FLW Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit tournament on the Mississippi River last weekend at La Crosse. (flwfishing.com/results) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin reports archers are gearing up for bow season and seeing good numbers of deer during summer scouting episodes. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - JULY 29, 2020
Show 1531: Great summer salmon and trout action continues on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. The Range of Richfield celebrates National Shooting Sports Month with events and specials. Lead-acid batteries are among the most recycled of all products. Wisconsin River smallmouth action is hot. Jeff reports on his family camping trip to the Black River State Forest and weekend stay at Great Wolf Lodge in the Dells. Dan thins his goat herd with multiple sales.
Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports fast action continues for Chinooks, rainbows and lake trout on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. Parker Johns Barbecue has daily specials. (dumperdan.com, parkerjohns.com/parker-johns-sheboygan) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces National Shooting Sports Month events, classes and specials for August at the Range. (therangewi.com) Mike Moeller, president and CEO of Remy Battery in Milwaukee, Houghton and Escanaba, explains how lead-acid batteries are recycled. (remybattery.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good action for bass and walleyes on the Wisconsin River and says water in the Madison lakes is getting very warm. (pappastradingpost.com)

WEDNESDAY - JULY 22, 2020
Show 1530: U.S. House committee approves funding for Brandon Road Project to stop Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. Florence County offers a chance to combine social distancing and great fishing, hiking, camping and more. Summer heat can cause battery failure in cars, trucks and recreational vehicles. Scout now for fall bowhunting success. Jeff reports on the MWC tournament in Oscoda, MI and Michigan State High School Fishing Championship at Houghton Lake. Dan scores five more raccoons and a roadkill fawn.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoors Report, Drew YoungeDyke, manager of sporting communications for the National Wildlife Federation, talks about a Congressional committee approval of increased funding for an Asian carp barrier to keep these invaders out of the Great Lakes. (greatlakesconservation.com/, hupy.com) Wendy Gehlhoff, director of Florence County Economic Development, gives us a virtual tour of outdoor recreational opportunities in the county, including waterfalls, hiking, biking and ATV trails and more. (exploreflorencecounty.com) Mike Moeller, president and CEO of Remy Battery in Milwaukee, Houghton and Escanaba, offers advice for summer battery care. (remybattery.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin says now is a good time to make sure your archery or crossbow equipment is in working order and start scouting for fall bowhunting. (pappastradingpost.com)

THURSDAY - JULY 16, 2020
Show 1529: Wisconsin Green Fire asks for more specifics on an Enbridge Energy application to relocate an oil pipeline that crosses the Bad River reservation. Lake Michigan trout and salmon action continues strong off Sheboygan. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament on Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. Dan scores more raccoons and says they are very good eating.
Nancy Larson, assistant director of Wisconsin Green Fire, reports on a WGF request for more detail in a Waterway and Wetland Permit application submitted by Enbridge Energy for the relocation of an oil pipeline that crosses the Bad River Indian Reservation. (wigreenfire.org, dnr.wi.gov) Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports great mixed bag action on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan, with catches consisting mainly of Chinooks, cohos, rainbows and lake trout. (dumperdan.com, www.facebook.com/RanierisFourOfAKind/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports thick weed growth, floating debris and high water temps make fishing on Lake Mendota a challenge, but suspended bluegill action is good on Lake Monona. (pappastradingpost.com)

THURSDAY - JULY 9, 2020
Show 1528: Outdoor Life Field and Stream Expo and Deer Fest both canceled for this year. Lost waterfall in Florence County rediscovered and featured in new video. Papermill closures will impact forest products industry and wildlife habitat management. Expert advice for creating new food plots. Jeff reports on the Minnesota State High School Fishing Championship and the upcoming Masters Walleye Circuit event on Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. Dan reports on expo closures and events on the farm.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, wild river paddler John Roberts tells how he rediscovered a waterfall on the Pine River in Florence County that had been lost and forgotten for nearly a century. (hupy.com, exploreflorencecounty.com) Ruffed Grouse Society forest conservation director Jon Steigerwaldt reports on the closure of two papermills that will have a negative impact on wildlife habitat management in the Upper Great Lakes region. (ruffedgrousesociety.org, wisconsinrapidstribune.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for starting a new food plot in the woods and says Pappas Trading Post has a good supply of new bows, crossbows and accessories. (pappastradingpost.com, dsbait.com)

THURSDAY - JULY 2, 2020
Show 1527: Dan Small receives the Jade of Chiefs Award from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Lake Michigan is producing some big kings now off Sheboygan. World turkey hunting champion Jeff Budz reveals his favorite state for turkey hunting. Juneau County offers good river fishing for bass, panfish, pike and walleyes. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit event on Lake Sakakawea in South Dakota. Dan removes two raccoons that threatened his chickens.
Capt. Dumper Dan Welsch reports great mixed-bag action for trout and salmon on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan, including several Chinooks topping 30 lbs. (dumperdan.com, harborlightsbar.com) Huntworth Gear pro-staffer Jeff Budz talks about his 104 wild turkey Grand Slams and offers advice for fall turkey hunting. (huntworthgear.com, tagitworldwide.com) John Vieth talks about the river fishing opportunities in Juneau County in waters other than the Wisconsin River and lakes Petenwell and Castle Rock. (castlerock-petenwell.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, D& S Bait proprietor Gene Dellinger reports good smallmouth bass and perch action on Lake Mendota, good panfish action on lakes Monona and Waubesa, and a few walleyes coming out of Lake Kegonsa. (pappastradingpost.com, dsbait.com) This weeks giveaway is a $100 lifestyle clothing package from Huntworth Gear. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 24, 2020
Show 1526: Fishing Has No Boundaries event set for August 29 on Lake Michigan. Doctor offers advice on a natural cure for COVID-19. Teachers shoot for free at The Range of Richfield in July and August. Now is a good time to purchase a new bow or crossbow and get it dialed in for hunting. Jeff and his family go camping at Hartman Creek State Park. Dan reports on a successful woodchuck hunt.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Bob Kufahl, board member of the Fishing Has No Boundaries Great Lakes Milwaukee chapter, invites anglers with physical disabilities to register for the chapter's Big Fish Event, August 29 on Lake Michigan. (fhnbgreatlakesmke.com, hupy.com) Herbal medicine expert Dr. Cass Ingram returns to talk about his newest book, COVID-19 Remedy. (cassingram.com, northamericanherbandspice./) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces July events and classes at the range. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Randy Smith, proprietor of Pappas Trading Post, offers pre-season advice for bowhunters and says customers who purchase a new bow or crossbow will receive the Trading Post Big Ten Package, which includes free annual service and more. (pappastradingpost.com) Again this week we give away two pro upgrades for the RipALip University smartphone app. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]

THURSDAY - JUNE 18, 2020
Show 1525: Happy Fathers Day from Outdoors Radio. Young outdoors enthusiasts are invited to join the Youth Conservation Congress. Knock out Lyme disease with herbal remedies. Lake Michigan mixed bag action is hot off Sheboygan. Madison chain is yielding good bass, walleyes, panfish. Jeff takes the family camping. Dan reports on unusual tree frog activity.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Wisconsin DNR Youth Conservation Congress coordinator Kyle Zenz, YCC oversight committee chairman Trent Tonn and YCC delegate Samantha Hammiller talk about the goals and benefits of the YCC . (dnr.wi.gov, hupy.com) Herbal medicine expert Dr. Cass Ingram discusses the connection between COVID-19 and chronic Lyme disease and tells how he cured himself of Lyme with herbal treatments. (cassingram.com) Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports great Lake Michigan action off Sheboygan for cohos, kings, lakers and rainbows. Enjoy a meal of your fresh catch at Anglers Avenue Pub and Grill. (dumperdan.com, anglersavenue.net, thereelshot.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action on the Madison Chain, Lake Wisconsin and the Fox River. (pappastradingpost.com) This week we give away two pro upgrades for the RipALip University smartphone app. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

THURSDAY - JUNE 11, 2020
Show 1524: Wisconsin state park campgrounds are now open. Preliminary spring turkey harvest up 17 percent over 2019. RGS expert offers tips for preventing spring wildfires. Catch Pat McCurdy and Charlie Berens at Wild Eagle Lodge this summer. Hume and Karner win Bass Pro Shops Cabelas MWC tourney at Lorain, OH with 83 lbs. 13 oz.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, we congratulate wildlife photographer and author Keith Crowley on winning two gold medals for his book, Pheasant Dogs. (pheasantdogsbook.com, hupy.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, forest conservation director for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, warns that despite the lush green foliage now, there is still danger of wildfires from an unexpected source. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Justin Behling, general manager of Wild Eagle Lodge Condominium Resort in Eagle River, announces upcoming shows by Pat McCurdy, July 3, and Charlie Berens, Sept. 25. (wildeaglelodge.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice to help archers prepare now for bow season and announces that Pappas Trading Post is back to its normal summer hours. (pappastradingpost.com) This weeks giveaway is two pro upgrades for the RipALip University smartphone app. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - JUNE 3, 2020
Show 1523: Win a pro upgrade of the RipALip University smartphone app to help you with your marine electronics. Fishing action is hot on Lake Michigan, Castle Rock and Petenwell flowages, and the Madison chain. Jeff and Dan talk about family camping trips. Jeff heads to Lorain, Ohio for a Masters Walleye Circuit tournament. Dan rescues a big snapping turtle.
Captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports good inshore action for cohos and kings on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, forest conservation director for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, reports on nesting and brood-rearing conditions for grouse and provides an update on habitat work in northern Wisconsin. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Jesse Quale, of Green Water Walleyes Guide Service in Juneau County, reports great mixed bag action, including some nice walleyes, on Petenwell and Castle Rock flowages and the Wisconsin River. (castlerock-petenwell.com, greenwaterwalleyes.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good action for bass and walleyes on the Madison chain and says the Wisconsin River is high, but fishing is good for walleyes, catfish and smallmouths. (pappastradingpost.com) This weeks giveaway is two pro upgrades for the RipALip University smartphone app. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

THURSDAY - MAY 28, 2020
Show 1522: If you fly to Alaska this summer, you will be asked to quarantine for two weeks. Some lodges and outfitters there have cancelled summer trips, but others remain open. Bob White reads another great story. Memorial Day safe sale continues at the Range of Richfield. Now is the time to plant food plots and get your bow tuned up for fall hunting.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, sporting artist and author Bob White talks about the Covid 19 impact on Alaska resorts and outfitters and reads another of his entertaining stories. (bobwhitestudio.com, hupy.com) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces June activities and classes at the Range. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin tells listeners Pappas Trading Post is open for business and says now is a good time to get tuned up for fall hunting. (pappastradingpost.com) This week's giveaway is two RipALip University smartphone app pro upgrades. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]

THURSDAY - MAY 21, 2020
Show 1521: Apply for a Wisconsin elk permit before the May 31 deadline. Save big on Liberty safes this weekend at the Range of Richfield. Book a Lake Michigan charter trip with Dumper Dan of Sheboygan. Madison bass, muskie and walleye action should pick up as the water warms. Jeff plants food plots. Dan fishes for trout and gathers morels and other wild edibles.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, DNR deer and elk ecologist Kevin Wallenfang reports the Wisconsin elk herd is doing well and encourages hunters to apply for a fall elk permit by the May 31 deadline. (dnr.wi.gov, hupy.com) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz invites listeners to shop the Memorial Day Liberty safe sale for some great deals. (therangewi.com) Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports his six boat charter fleet is on the water and ready to take customers out on Lake Michigan from the port of Sheboygan. All boats are sanitized and equipped with masks and other protective gear. (dumperdan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports fishing is slowly improving as the water warms on the Madison chain, and anglers are out in force after bass, walleyes, muskies and northerns. This week's giveaway is two RipALip University smartphone app pro upgrades. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - MAY 13, 2020
Show1520: Book Canadian bear and moose hunts and American whitetail hunts now for fall and next spring. Trout anglers can help prevent the spread of the invasive New Zealand mudsnail. Rent watercraft from kayaks to houseboats online or through Get My Boat. Walleye and bass are biting now on the Madison chain. Jeff reports on his latest turkey hunt. Dan shares an email from a happy listener.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Joe Schlueter, proprietor of TSG Outdoors, LLC, talks about the impact of the coronavirus shutdown on international hunting and fishing travel. (tsgoutdoorsllc.com, hupy.com) Ellen Voss, La Crosse area aquatic invasive species manager for the River Alliance of Wisconsin, urges anglers to clean waders and gear before moving from one trout stream to another to avoid spreading the invasive New Zealand mudsnail. (wisconsinrivers.org) Valerie Schreif, marketing director for Get My Boat, talks about rental options for all types of watercraft, from kayaks to cruisers. (getmyboat.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait & Tackle on Northport Drive in Madison, reports good action for bass and walleyes on Lake Mendota and elsewhere on the Madison chain. Look for updates on boat landing access on the DNR website. (wisconsinrivers.org, dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/) This week's giveaway is two RipALip University smartphone app pro upgrades. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

THURSDAY - MAY 7, 2020
Show 1519: Stormy Kromer offers masks for personal protection. Ruffed Grouse Society announces new habitat work for grouse and woodcock. Larry Bonde discusses. Wisconsin Conservation Congress hearings results. Jeff fishes for white bass on the Wisconsin River. Dan reports on his turkey hunts and spring lambs on his farm.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Stormy Kromer president Gina Jacquart Thorsen talks about her company's transition to making PPE for hospitals and other companies and masks for personal use. (stormykromer.com, hupy.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, forest conservation director for the Western Great Lakes Region of the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, describes current and upcoming habitat work. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Wisconsin Conservation Congress chairman Larry Bonde analyzes the results of the spring fish and game hearing survey conducted online in April. (dnr.wi.gov/about/wcc/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action on the Madison chain and says boat landings were busy on opening weekend. Look for updates on boat landing access on the DNR website. (dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/) This week's giveaway is two RipALip University smartphone app pro upgrades. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

THURSDAY - APRIL 30, 2020
Show 1518: Pick wild greens now for delicious meal options. Smartphone app provides marine electronics education on the water when you need it most. Form a team and join the Great Wisconsin Birdathon this spring. Jeff scores a turkey and fishes for panfish with his son. Dan reports his spring lambs and goat kids are doing well.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, wild foods expert Sam Thayer talks about gathering spring greens for nutritious meals. (foragersharvest.com, hupy.com) Dave Janiszewski, creator of the RipALip University smartphone app, explains how this app can help anglers and boaters fine-tune their marine electronics while on the water. (ripalipuniversity.com) Great Wisconsin Birdathon coordinator Sarah Cameron invites listeners to participate in this fundraising event that supports programs funded by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. (www.wisconservation.org, wibirdathon.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield says walleye action should be good on opening weekend on the Madison chain and says water levels are good on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River. Look for updates on boat landing access on the DNR website. (dnr.wi.gov) This week's giveaway is two RipALip University smartphone app pro upgrades. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

FRIDAY - APRIL 24, 2020
Show 1517: Expert tips for avoiding tick bites this spring. Proposed metal sulfide mine threatens Wolf River watershed. Plan future trips to Lake of the Woods, but please do not travel now. Madison lakes action is slow due to cold weather. Jeff hunts turkeys and fishes for panfish on local cranberry bogs. Dan reports 14 lambs and 4 goat kids born since last week.
Brian Anderson, aka The Tick Terminator, offers advice for preventing bites from disease-bearing ticks. (lymetickbughub.com) Bob Martini, president of the Oneida County Lakes and Rivers Association, announces the association's position statement on metallic sulfide mining in the county and their opposition to a proposed mine on the headwaters of the Wolf River. (www.oclra.org) Joe Henry, executive director of Lake of the Woods Tourism, provides an update on travel and boating restrictions in Minnesota and encourages vacationers to plan their summer and fall trips and avoid traveling now. (lakeofthewoodsmn.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports fishing action is very slow on Dane County lakes and says that new signs posted at area boat ramps warn anglers to maintain social distancing when launching and loading boats. Look for updates on boat landing access on the DNR website. (dnr.wi.gov) Send us your comments and ideas. Call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

THURSDAY - APRIL 16, 2020
Show 1516: Wisconsin turkey season opens this week. If you are stuck at home, our guests this week have some great advice for staying sane, getting exercise and maintaining healthy family relationships. Jeff reports on Walleye Federation tournament rescheduling. Dan reports on the first lambs born this spring.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Middlebury professor of computer science and author Matthew Dickerson offers advice for safe outdoor activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. (matthewdickerson.net, troutdownstream.net, hupy.com) Matt Mariani, marketing director for North Star Games, suggests some games for family entertainment when you can't get outside. (northstargames.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield urges anglers to fish close to home and reports good trout action in Dane County. Look for updates on boat landing access on the DNR website. (dnr.wi.gov) Send us your comments and ideas. Call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 8, 2020
Show 1515: Wisconsin tourism industry is hit hard by Covid 19, but Department of Tourism secretary is optimistic for a recovery once the pandemic ends. Ruffed Grouse Society shifts focus from biology to forest conservation to sustain more habitat. Madison fishery is improving, but access is still difficult. Recording remotely from their homes, Dan and Jeff discuss event cancellations and rescheduling.
Wisconsin Department of Tourism secretary designee Sara Meaney talks about the impact of the Covid-19 virus pandemic on the Wisconsin tourism industry. (travelwisconsin.com) Ben Jones, president and CEO pf the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, explains recent personnel changes and the new direction of RGS and AWS. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports fishing is picking up on the Madison chain, but piers have not yet been installed at most area boat landings, making access difficult. (dnr.wi.gov) Send us your comments and ideas. Call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - APRIL 1, 2020
Show 1514: Bass season is now open all year long. DNR spring hearings will be held online, not in person. Provide your input starting April 6 at 7 p.m. Now is the time to hunt for shed deer antlers. Outdoor books can keep kids from getting too squirrely while staying safe at home. Jeff reports on recent fishing trips on the Wisconsin River. Dan lists outdoor event closings and DNR advice for getting outdoors during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, outdoor writer and guide Joe Shead offers tips for how and where to find shed deer antlers now that spring has arrived. (goshedhunting.com, hupy.com) Wisconsin Conservation Congress chairman Larry Bonde explains how to provide input on the DNR Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings questionnaire online now that public meetings have been cancelled. (dnr.wi.govl) Book author Bob Allen talks about his three books aimed at introducing the outdoors to young children. (boballenauthor.com//a>) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on fishing opportunities in the Madison area and discusses the new year round bass fishing regulations. Send us your comments and ideas. Call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - MARCH 25, 2020
Show 1513: Foraging expert offers advice for gathering healthful wild foods now. Ruffed Grouse Society events are postponed, but conservation efforts go on. Bluebirds are returning to Wisconsin. Wisconsin River walleye action has been good but may change with fluctuating water levels. State Parks and boat ramps remain open. Leftover turkey permits are on sale. May 31 is the deadline to apply for an elk permit.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, wild foods expert Sam Thayer offers advice for gathering wild edibles to supplement your diet during the health emergency. (www.foragersharvest.com, www.hupy.com) Ben Jones, CEO and president of the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, tells listeners how Covid-19 is impacting the work of the societies. (https://ruffedgrousesociety.org/). Pat Ready, president of the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin, talks about the current status of bluebirds in Wisconsin. (http://www.braw.org/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on his recent ice fishing trip to South Dakota and open-water fishing opportunities in the Madison area. Send us your comments and ideas. Call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - MARCH 18, 2020
Show 1512: Outdoor Life Field and Stream Expo postponed. Artist Bob White reads his short story about a memorable Alaska fishing outing. Mike Moeller of Remy Battery reports on the recent arson fire in his business and offers advice for battery maintenance. The Madison fishing scene is quiet as ice fishing winds down. Jeff scores some nice shed antlers on the family farm. Dan reminds listeners to buy leftover turkey permits and apply for an elk tag by May 31.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, sporting artist and author Bob White reads his short story, Rustys Big Pike Adventure, which first appeared in Grays Sporting Journal. (bobwhitestudio.com, hupy.com) Mike Moeller, president and CEO of Remy Battery Company, offers advice to boaters, RVers and ATV/UTV enthusiasts for spring battery maintenance. (remybattery.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good walleye action on the Wisconsin River, but says fishing is in a holding pattern everywhere else in the area.

WEDNESDAY - MARCH 11, 2020
Show 1511: Spring learn to hunt turkey courses coming up this month in Wisconsin. Charlie Berens, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky to headline the Outdoor Life Field and Stream Expo, April 3-5 in Madison. Wisconsin River spring walleye run is under way. Jeff scores some late ice panfish on the Mississippi River. Dan will teach a muskie fly fishing class at the Capital City Chapter of Muskies, Inc. Muskie School in Waunakee.
DNR hunter education assistant Hunter Nikolai offers advice for spring turkey hunting and reminds turkey hunters that leftover spring permits will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 16. (dnr.wi.gov/permits/springturkey.html) Corrine Yohan Bundy, marketing director for Bonnier Corporation events and the Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo, invites listeners to attend the expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, April 3-5. (fieldandstreamexpo.com) Jesse Quale, owner of Green Water Walleyes Guide Service, reports the ice fishing season on Petenwell and Castle Rock flowages has come to an end, but the spring walleye run on the Wisconsin River is under way below the Castle Rock, Petenwell, Wisconsin Dells and Sauk City dams. (castlerock-petenwell.com, greenwaterwalleyes.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on fishing activity in the Madison area. Giveaway: Four pairs of tickets to the Outdoor Life Field and Stream Expo, April 3-5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone number or email address and mention the Expo giveaway.

WEDNESDAY - MARCH 4, 2020
Show 1510: Meet Dan and attend a wolf information program this weekend at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show. New device makes towing a trailer safer and smoother. Outdoor Life Field and Stream Expo comes to Madison April 3-5. Jeff continues to catch good numbers of panfish through the ice. Dan presents the Outdoor Heritage Award at the Wisconsin Taxidermists Association State Championships in Stevens Point.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, Thom Beck, inventor of the Rattle-Free Trailer Hitch Stabilizer, explains how this device eliminates hitch vibration and rattle, reduces trailer sway and improves surge brake and electric brake efficiency and smoothness. (www.rattlefreehitch.com) Gloriann Klein, wolf program coordinator for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, invites listeners to attend the collaborative wolf education program at the show on March 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. At 1:00 p.m., former WI DNR wolf biologist Adrien Wydeven will speak on the history of wolf management in Wisconsin. Then at 2:00 p.m., a panel consisting of Wydeven, UW Madison professor David Drake, Stockbridge-Munsee tribal wildlife biologist Randall Wollenhaup, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission wildlife biologist Peter David, USDA state director of wildlife services Dan Hirchert and WI DNR wildlife damage specialist Brad Koele. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel outdoors editor Paul Smith will moderate. (www.jssportsshow.com) Chris O'Hara, director of the Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo, previews highlights of the expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, April 3-5. (www.fieldandstreamexpo.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on ice conditions and fishing activity in the Madison area. Giveaway: a Rattle-Free Trailer Hitch Stabilizer. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone number or email address and mention the Rattle Free giveaway.

WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 26, 2020
Show 1509: Meet Dan at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo this weekend in Madison. Start planning now for your spring turkey hunt. Check out new Mercury Marine products next week at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show. New safes, classes and shooting clinics coming in March at The Range of Richfield. Dan reports on sturgeon spearing season on the Winnebago system. Careful scouting helps Jeff score a mess of panfish.
Ashley Van Egtern, assistant administrator for the DNR hunter education program, offers advice for a safe spring turkey hunt and invites novice hunters to sign up for Learn to Hunt and Learn to Hunt for Food classes. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorskills/lth.html) Debbie Priepke, business regional manager for Mercury Marine in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, describes new Mercury products on display at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, March 4-8 at State Fair Park. (jssportsshow.com, mercurymarine.com) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces March classes and events at the range, including concealed carry classes, two skill-building clinics and a Liberty Safes open house. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good panfish action on the Madison chain and invites listeners to several events, including the Capital City chapter of Muskies Inc. annual Muskie School, March 14 at Waunakee High School. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org) Giveaway: four pairs of tickets to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, March 4-8. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone number or email address and mention the Sports Show giveaway.

THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 20, 2020
Show 1508: Ice fishing for brown trout has been good this winter in Milwaukee harbor. Meet Dan, Steve Heiting and other experts at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo next weekend at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Shoot in several archery tournaments and explore the Touch of the Wild trailers at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, March 4-8 at State Fair Park. Dan reports on the Milwaukee Muskie Expo, held last weekend in West Bend. Jeff scores some panfish through the ice in central Wisconsin.
Steve Heiting, managing editor of Musky Hunter Magazine, talks about his seminar at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Heiting will speak at 4:30 on Friday, Feb. 28, on identifying muskie feeding windows. He will also serve on a panel on muskie fishing at 6:30 p.m. with Pete Maina, Rob Manthei and John Carlson, moderated by Wisconsin Outdoor News editor Dean Bortz. (wifishingexpo.com) Fred Schaffhauser, of West Town Archery in Milwaukee, talks about several archery tournaments at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, coming to the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park March 4-8. (jssportsshow.com, westtownarchery.com) Mark LaBarbera, founder and CEO of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, describes the many wildlife taxidermy mounts on display in the Touch of the Wild trailers at the Milwaukee Sports Show and invites schools across the state to send students to the Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo, May 20 and 21 at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette. (jssportsshow.com, outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield says ice fishermen are taking perch and walleyes on Lake Mendota, bluegills and crappies on Lake Monona and panfish and northerns on Lake Waubesa. Giveaway: four pairs of tickets to the Wisconsin Fishing Expo. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone number or email address and mention the Wisconsin Fishing Expo giveaway.

THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 13, 2020
Show 1507: Grand prize winner in the Jiffy Ice Auger giveaway announced. Wisconsin Fishing Expo comes to Madison Feb. 28-Mar. 1. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show comes to State Fair Park Mar. 4-8. Sign up for training now and become a volunteer hunter education instructor. Jeff takes his six-year-old son ice fishing. Dan reports on the PBS Wisconsin Garden and Landscape Expo.
Dan Durbin, promoter of the Wisconsin Fishing Expo, announces the features of that expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 28-Mar. 1, including a great seminar line-up, the Kayak Corridor, Art Gallery, Fish Bingo and other fun in the Kids Zone. (wifishingexpo) MicKayla Mages previews highlights of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, coming to the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park March 4-8. (jssportsshow.com) Hunter Nikolai, DNR hunter education and R-3 assistant, invites listeners to become volunteer hunter education instructors. (dnr.wi.gov) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait and Tackle, says anglers are catching panfish, walleyes and pike on Lakes Mendota and Monona and invites listeners to catch his weekly fishing report on Facebook. (dsbait.com) Giveaway: four pairs of tickets to the Wisconsin Fishing Expo. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone number or email address and mention the Wisconsin Fishing Expo giveaway.

FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 7, 2020
Show 1506: Art Helin talks spring turkey tactics, one of his seminar topics at the Central Wisconsin Sports Show next weekend. Doug Wegner offers advice on using electronics to catch more muskies, his seminar topic at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo next weekend. Tyler Chisholm reports ice conditions are improving in eastern Wisconsin. Jeff emcees the Texas State High School Bass Fishing Championship. Dan reports good open-water action for walleyes on the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers.
Art Helin previews his turkey hunting seminar at the Central Wisconsin Sports Show, Feb. 14-16 in Wausau. (fishingboatingoutdoor.com, .arthelinoutdoors.com) In the final Jiffy Ice Fishing Report of the season, Jiffy pro-staffer Tyler Chisholm says steelhead and browns are biting in Lake Michigan harbors and there is some panfish action on smaller lakes in the Sheboygan area. (jiffyonice.com, wolfpackadventures.com) Guide Doug Wegner talks about using side imaging electronics for muskie fishing, the topic of his seminar at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo at the Washingon County Fair Park in West Bend, Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2:00 p.m. (muskieexpo.com/milwaukee/, www.dougwegnerfishing.com/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf talks about his role at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo, the Wisconsin Fishing Expo and the Capital City Chapter of Muskies, Inc. Annual Muskie School in Waunakee. (muskieexpo.com/milwaukee/, wifishexpo.com, www.capitalcitymuskiesinc.org) The Grand Prize in the Jiffy giveaway is a Jiffy E-6 Lightning battery-powered ice auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone or email address and mention the Jiffy giveaway. All weekly giveaway contestants are automatically entered in the grand prize drawing.

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 29, 2020
Show 1505: Winter sports show season has arrived. Meet Dan at the PBS Wisconsin Garden and Landscape Expo Feb. 7-9 in Madison and the Milwaukee Muskie Expo Feb. 14-16 in West Bend. James Lindner talks about his seminars at the Central Wisconsin Sports Show Feb. 14-16 in Wausau. Sign up for concealed carry and defensive shooting classes at the Range of Richfield. Ice conditions vary, so check locally before you go.
James Lindner previews his seminars, including one on getting kids into fishing at the Central Wisconsin Sports Show, Feb. 14-16 in Wausau. (fishingboatingoutdoor.com, lindnermedia.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien reports poor ice conditions in southeast Wisconsin and urges anglers to be cautious when venturing out on a frozen lake. (jiffyonice.com, dancingwithwalleyes.com) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz reports on February events at the range, including new classes and a CZ Demo Day on February 22. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf warns anglers to stay off the ice in the Madison area and encourages anglers to attend the Wisconsin Fishing Expo, Feb. 28-Mar. 1 and the Capital City Muskies Inc. Muskie School at Waunakee High School, Mar. 14. This week's giveaway is a Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power ice auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone or email address and mention the Jiffy giveaway. All contestants are automatically entered in the grand prize drawing for a Jiffy E6 Lightning battery powered ice auger.

THURSDAY - JANUARY 23, 2020
Show 1504: Ice fishermen are enjoying success throughout Wisconsin. Three great events coming up Feb. 14-16: SCI Badgerland Chapter Hunters Expo at Chula Vista Resort, Milwaukee Muskie Expo at Washington County Fair Park, and Central Wisconsin Sports Show in Rothschild. Jeff reviews Lowa boots. There is still time to enter the giveaway for a Jiffy Ice Auger and weekly auger cover giveaways.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, Ice fishermen are enjoying success throughout Wisconsin. Three great events coming up Feb. 14-16: SCI Badgerland Chapter Hunters Expo at Chula Vista Resort, Milwaukee Muskie Expo at Washington County Fair Park, and Central Wisconsin Sports Show in Rothschild. Jeff reviews Lowa boots. There is still time to enter the giveaway for a Jiffy Ice Auger and weekly auger cover giveaways. In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, SCI Badgerland Chapter president Randy Mayes invites listeners to attend the Hunters Expo, Feb. 14-15 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (scibadgerland.com, hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Tyler Chisholm reports good panfish action and fishable ice on small lakes in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties. (hupy.com, wolfpackadventures.com) Milwaukee Muskie Expo director Mike Veserat shares highlights of the expo coming Feb. 14-16 to Washington County Fair Park. Discount coupons available at OReilly Auto Parts. (muskieexpo.com, oreillyauto.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D and S Bait and Tackle on Northport Drive in Madison, reports the Madison lakes are now covered with ice and anglers are having some success with walleyes, pike and panfish. (dsbait.com) This week's giveaway is a Jiffy full auger case that will fit any power ice auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone or email address and mention the Jiffy giveaway. All contestants are automatically entered in the grand prize drawing for a Jiffy E6 Lightning battery powered ice auger.

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 15, 2020
Show 1503: Wisconsin Winter Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 18-19. Sign up now for Capital City Muskies Inc Muskie School March 14 at Waunakee High School. Former Natural Resources Board member critiques DNR CWD plan. Ice in most areas of southern Wisconsin is not safe for fishing. Jeff gives a gear report on Zenbivy sleeping bags.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, former Natural Resources Board member Dave Clausen says Wisconsin is not doing enough to curb the spread of chronic wasting disease. (hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien warns anglers that ice on Waukesha County lakes is sketchy at best. Catch his seminars on river walleye fishing at the Milwaukee Boat Show Jan. 18 and 25. (jiffyonice.com, dancingwithwalleyes.com, milwaukeeboatshow.com) Wisconsin DNR Hunter Education Administrator and conservation warden Jon King talks about upcoming hunter education classes and options for both adults and kids. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorSkills/safetyEducation.html) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf says there is very little fishable ice on the Madison chain and announces his appearances at the Chicago and Milwaukee Muskie Expos, the Wisconsin Fishing Expo and the Capital City Chapter of Muskies Inc. Muskie School. (muskieexpo.com, wifishexpo.com, capitalcitymuskiesinc.org) This week's giveaway-a Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power ice auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone or email address and mention the Jiffy giveaway. All contestants are automatically entered in the grand prize drawing for a Jiffy E6 Lightning battery powered ice auger.

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 8, 2020
Show 1502: Win a fishing and lodging package from Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters. Sign up for new classes, clinics and leagues at the Range of Richfield. Check out open water action for walleyes and saugers on the Wisconsin River. Ice conditions vary around the state so check locally before you venture out. Jeff heads to Ponca City, Oklahoma to help the Federation Walleye team get ready for the 2020 tournament season. Dan hunts turkeys on the last day of the season.
Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces January classes and events at the range. (therangewi.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Tyler Chisholm reports decent ice and good fishing in Vilas and Florence counties but questionable ice on Lake Winnebago and small lakes in east-central Wisconsin. (jiffyonice.com, wolfpackadventures.com) Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch celebrates 35 years in business with a charter package giveaway. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/DumperDanCharters/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports poor ice conditions on Madison area lakes but says boat anglers are catching walleyes and saugers below the Sauk City and Dells dams. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) This weeks giveaway is a Jiffy auger case that will fit any power ice auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone or email address and mention the Jiffy giveaway. All contestants are automatically entered in the grand prize drawing for a Jiffy E6 Lightning battery powered ice auger.

TUESDAY - DECEMBER 31, 2019
Show 1501: Enter the drawing to win a Jiffy ice auger. We celebrate the New Year with ice fishing reports from Hayward, Mosinee, Madison, Waukesha and Mishicot. Jeff scores come nice panfish through the ice. Dan enjoys some quiet down time during the holidays.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, Phil Schweik, proprietor of Hooksetters Guide Service, reports good catches of panfish, catfish and walleyes through the ice on Wisconsin River flowages in central Wisconsin. (hooksetters.biz, hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien reports on ice conditions in Sawyer and Waukesha counties. (jiffyonice.com, dancingwithwalleyes.com) Roger VanderLogt, a director of the Mishicot Sportsmen's Club, invites listeners to participate in the club's annual statewide ice fishing derby, January 25-26. (mishicotsportsmen.org, facebook.com In the Madison Outdoors Report, D&S Bait and Tackle proprietor Gene Dellinger warns anglers to stay off thin ice in the Madison area for now and says some anglers are catching walleyes from boats on the Wisconsin and Rock rivers. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com, dsbait.com) This week's giveaway-a Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power ice auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone or email address and mention the Jiffy giveaway. All contestants are automatically entered in the grand prize drawing for a Jiffy E6 Lightning battery powered ice auger.

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 25, 2019
Show 1452: Happy New Year to all our listeners. Proposed legislation will clarify rules for ATV and UTV riders. Devils Lake ice fishing is in full swing. New Merica bourbon wins silver medal in international competition. Jeff scores some early ice panfish. Dan wraps up shooting Season 36 of Outdoor Wisconsin at Pike Lake and the Milwaukee County Zoo.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, Randy Harden, president of the Wisconsin ATV/UTV Association, explains proposed legislation for changes in ATV and UTV regulations. (watva.org, hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Tyler Chisholm reports on his recent trip to Devils Lake, North Dakota and warns that ice in southern Wisconsin is not safe. (jiffyonice.com, wolfpackadventures.com) Daniel Alarik, CEO of Grunt Style, announces the launch of Merica bourbon, soon available nationwide. (mericabourbon.com, gruntstyle.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Jiffy and Nebulus pro-staffer Duffy Kopf warns anglers that ice is not safe on Madison area lakes. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com, jiffyonice.com, nebulusflotation.com) This week�s giveaway - a Jiffy full auger case that will fit any power ice auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone or email address and mention the Jiffy giveaway. All contestants are automatically entered in the grand prize drawing for a Jiffy E6 Lightning battery powered ice auger.

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 18, 2019
Show 1451: Merry Christmas to all our listeners. New book offers sage advice for women seeking work in an outdoor field. Ice on southern Wisconsin lakes is still risky. American Natural Premium announces a new dog food recipe. Jeff scores four antlerless deer in one night. Dan and his son Jon shoot sporting clays and pheasants at Wild Wings Sportsmans Club and attend the Packers game at Lambeau Field.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, outdoor journalist and author Kris Millgate talks about her new book, My Place Among Men, which recounts her many adventures working in the outdoors. (tightlinemedia.com, hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien warns anglers that ice on southeastern Wisconsin lakes may still not be safe, despite recent cold weather. (jiffyonice.com, dancingwithwalleyes.com) Marc Large, brand manager for American Natural Premium Pet Foods, announces a new dog food flavor due out in February that features five different kinds of fish. (americannaturalpremium.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports limited access to popular early ice fishing spots in the Madison area, including Cherokee Marsh, Monona Bay and Lake Waubesa. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) This week's giveaway-a Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power ice auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone or email address and mention the Jiffy giveaway. All contestants are automatically entered in the grand prize drawing for a Jiffy E6 Lightning battery powered ice auger.

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 11, 2019
Show 1450: Huntworth Gear pro offers advice for spring and fall turkey hunts. Wolf Pack Adventures team heads to Devils Lake for early ice action. Madison Chain ice fishing could start up this weekend. Dan and Jon head to Wild Wings Sportsmens Club in Campbellsport for sporting clays and pheasants, then to Lambeau Field for the Packers game. Jeff picks up a left hand Browning A Bolt rifle at The Range of Richfield.
In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Tyler Chisholm, of Wolfpack Adventures, heads to Devil's Lake in North Dakota for some walk-on pike, walleye and perch action on early ice, and Hannah Stonehouse Hudson talks about her Women on Ice adventures. (jiffyonice.com, wolfpackadventures.com, facebook.com/wolfpackadventures) Huntworth Gear pro-staffer Brett Berry, of Bristolville, Ohio offers strategies for bowhunting deer and fall turkey hunting and tells the exciting story of his quest for a boss gobbler in Ohio last spring. (facebook.com/brett.berry.946) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait & Tackle, says shore anglers are still catching walleyes and panfish on the Madison Chain. Catch free seminars Thursday nights in December. Coming up Dec. 19, Ron Barefield talks chain walleyes. Follow the DS Bait weekly fishing report on Facebook. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com, dsbait.com, facebook.com/dsbaitandtackle/) Two great giveaways this week-a Jiffy full auger case that will fit any power ice auger, and a $100 Huntworth Gear package. To enter either or both drawings, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected]. Leave your name and phone or email address and mention which giveaway you want to enter.

THURSDAY - DECEMBER 5, 2019
Show 1449: Gun deer season wrap up report. Wisconsin DNR will increase Lake Michigan trout and salmon stocking by 1 million per year starting in 2020. Jim O'Brien offers maintenance advice for power ice augers. Come to Sig Sauer Demo Day December 7 at the Range of Richfield. Dan and Jeff compare notes on their successful gun deer season.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor report, Jon Small reports on his successful deer hunt in Bayfield County. (hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien reports fishable ice on the smaller lakes in Sawyer County, but Waukesha County lakes still lack safe ice. Jim also offers maintenance tips to get ice augers ready for the season and advice for first-ice walleyes and bluegills. (jiffyonice.com, dancingwithwalleyes.com) Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports the DNR will increase annual Lake Michigan trout and salmon stocking numbers by 1 million for the next three years, starting in 2020. In addition to Coho and Chinook salmon and lake, brown and two strains of rainbow trout, brook trout will be stocked for the first time in years. The Wisconsin Lakeshore Business Association annual gun raffle will be held Dec. 7 at Classix in Kewaunee. (dumperdan.com, wlba-wi.com, classixllc.com, facebook.com/events/507934503321639/) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, reports on December events at the range, including Sig Sauer Demo Day on Dec. 7. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports anglers are still picking up walleyes on the Wisconsin River below the Sauk Prairie and Wisconsin Dells dams. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) This week's giveaway-a Jiffy powerhead cover that will fit any power ice auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 26, 2019
Show 1448: Second week of deer camp special. Choose the right tools for field-dressing big game. Tips for using urine-based deer scents to improve archery hunting success for deer. Advice for using portable blinds for deer hunting. Jeff and Dan are at deer camp and will have a full report of their season next week.
Colby Smith, of Alps Outdoorz, talks about the advantages of using portable blinds for deer hunting. (www.alpsoutdoorz.com) David Bloch, founder and president of Outdoor Edge, offers tips for choosing the right tools for field-dressing big game. (www.outdooredge.com) Sam Burgeson, president of Wildlife Research Center, explains how the use of urine-based deer scents can help hunters get better shots and avoid concentrating deer over bait, which can help spread disease. (wildlife.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Jeff Kelm offers advice for hunting whitetails. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) This week's giveaway-five copies of Dominance is Everything to a Monster Whitetail Buck, by Bob Mercier, of Deer Behavior Specialists, deerbehavior.com. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 20, 2019
Show 1447: Roast a wild turkey for Thanksgiving. Monster buck hoax revealed. Whitetails Unlimited supports shooting sports, hunter education, habitat restoration and more. Be careful on early ice. Dan and Jeff talk about tree stand safety and wish all deer hunters a safe and successful season. Enter to win a deer hunting strategies book.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Wisconsin R-3 coordinator for the National Wild Turkey Federation offers advice for preparing a delicious wild turkey feast for Thanksgiving. (nwtf.org, hupy.com) Big Guy Hats creator Jeff Kahlow, aka Frozen Tundra Man, reveals the truth behind a monster buck he shot years ago. (bigguyhats.com) Russ Austad, program services director for Whitetails Unlimited, based in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, talks about WTU goals, activities and upcoming events. (whitetailsunlimited.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Nebulus Flotation Device pro staffer Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action on the Madison chain and urges ice anglers to be careful venturing out on early ice. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) This week's giveaway-five copies of Dominance is Everything to a Monster Whitetail Buck, by Bob Mercier, of Deer Behavior Specialists, www.deerbehavior.com. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 13, 2019
Show 1446: DNR warden offers a safety message for all hunters as gun deer season approaches. Deer behavior specialist shares advice for taking dominant bucks during the rut. Wildlife artist reveals the source of her inspiration and offers to give hats to four lucky listeners. Jeff reports on his successful Colorado elk hunt. Dan reminds listeners that Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2019 is available on YouTube. Winner of $100 gift package from Huntworth Gear announced.
Wisconsin DNR recreation safety warden Jon King explains the reasoning behind the new Do Not Shoot at Movement promotion. (dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, deer behavior specialist Bob Mercier offers tips for hunting dominant bucks during the rut. (deerbehavior.com, hupy.com) Jackson Hole, Wyoming artist Abby Paffrath talks about the inspiration for the wildlife and Native American themes in her art. (art4allbyabby.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin offers advice for cold weather bowhunting. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) This week's giveaway--four designer hats by Abby Paffrath. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 5, 2019
Show 1445: Be certain of your target. Do not shoot at movement. West Nile virus detected in Wisconsin grouse, according to year one of study. Advice for hunters heading out West for deer and elk. Madison chain producing pike, bass and walleyes as lakes cool down. Jeff heads to Colorado for an elk hunt. Dan reports on Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators scholarship for students studying natural resources communication.
Wisconsin DNR recreation safety warden Jon King reminds all hunters to be sure of their target. There are other hunters out there, along with hikers, bikers and others. Don't shoot at movement. Safe hunting is no accident. (dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/) Jon Steigerwaldt, regional biologist for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, reports on the first year results of a three-year study on West Nile virus on grouse in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Shane Mowery, host of Bone Maniacs on Carbon TV, offers advice for hunters heading out West this fall for deer and elk. (bonemaniacs.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf says pike, panfish, bass and walleye action has been good on the Madison chain, with walleyes and saugers hitting on Lake Wisconsin. (www.pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) This week's giveaway: Win a $100 gift package from Huntworth Gear. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 30, 2019
Show 1444: Get your game custom-processed at LeRoy Meats of Horicon and Fox Lake. Tips for using urine-based deer scents to improve archery hunting success for deer. Practice the basic rules of firearm safety to avoid shooting accidents. Jeff reports on his recent crossbow hunt with his son. Dan reports new Illinois state record smallmouth, new full-auto BB-guns from Crosman and cougar kill of a whitetail doe in Bayfield County.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Steve Christian, co-owner of LeRoy Meats and Catering of Horicon and Fox Lake, invites hunters to bring their deer to either location for custom processing, including turning trim into sausage using their award-winning recipes. (leroymeats.com, hupy.com) Sam Burgeson, president of Wildlife Research Center, explains how the use of urine-based deer scents can help hunters get better shots and avoid concentrating deer over bait, which can help spread disease. (wildlife.com) Wisconsin DNR recreation safety warden Jon King urges all hunters to practice the basic rules of firearm safety: Treat every gun as if it is loaded, Always point the muzzle in a safe direction, Be certain of your target and what"s beyond it and Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot. (dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin reports deer activity is picking up as the rut approaches and offers advice for mid-season bow and crossbow hunting. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 24, 2019
Show 1443: Keep human odors to a minimum to improve your odds at a trophy buck. An electric bike can be a game changer for deer hunters. Advice for adopting a German shorthaired pointer. Jeff takes his son squirrel hunting. Dan reports on filming of his Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2019 TV special.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Paul Marion, director of marketing for the Wildlife Research Center, offers advice for using scents to improve your deer hunting. (wildlife.com, hupy.com) Justin Roach, president of QuietKat Bikes, explains how e-bikes can help deer hunters scout and get to their stands without leaving a scent trail. (quietkat.com) Wisconsin Conservation Congress executive committee member and vice-chair of the Buffalo County Deer Advisory Council Terri Roehrig talks about the Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue. (wgspr.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good walleye action on Lake Wisconsin and Lake Mendota, despite recent high water. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com, dsbait.com)

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 17, 2019
Show 1442: Expert advice for choosing optics for Midwest deer hunting. Introduce a newcomer to the hunting lifestyle. A new premium dog food option for dogs with food allergies or other needs. Jeff prepares for his Colorado elk hunt. Dan reads a letter from a family that participated in a bear hunt with Hunt of a Lifetime.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Mark Boardman, brand experience manager for Vortex Optics, offers advice for choosing scopes, binoculars and range finders for Midwest deer hunting. (vortexoptics.com, hupy.com) DNR R-3 team leader Keith Warnke encourages hunters to become a mentor and introduce a newcomer to the hunting heritage this season. (dnr.wi.gov) Marc Large, brand manager for American Natural Premium Pet Foods, announces a new dog food formula in the company's legume-free line to meet the needs of dogs with allergies or special dietary needs. (americannaturalpremium.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin offers advice for pre-rut bowhunting. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com, www.dsbait.com) Two winners in the Huntworth camouflage youth hoodie giveaway announced.

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 9, 2019
Show 1441: Help make the first experience for a young hunter a positive one with the proper gear and attitude. West Nile Virus study on ruffed grouse enters second year. This was a great year for Lake Michigan trout and salmon anglers. High water on the Madison chain makes fishing a challenge. Jeff reports on the MWC Walleye World Championship held last weekend on the Winnebago system. Dan talks about his annual Deer Hunt Wisconsin TV special, coming to Fox Sports Wisconsin, Fox Sports North and PBS stations in November.
Charter captain Dumper Dan Welsch reports 2019 was an outstanding trolling season on Lake Michigan. (dumperdan.com) Ruffed Grouse Society regional biologist Jon Steigerwaldt says Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan are in the second year of a three-year study on the impact of West Nile Virus on ruffed grouse. On the hunting front, grouse numbers are improving in northern Wisconsin. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Huntworth Gear pro-staffer Tracy Breen offers good advice for getting kids into hunting. (huntworthgear.com, tracybreen.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports that high water levels and no-wake rules have hampered anglers on the Madison chain. For those who can get out, fishing has been good. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com, dsbait.com) Kids can win two Huntworth camouflage youth hoodies, perfect for young hunters. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 3, 2019
Show 1440: Kayak camping adventure in New York Harbor. Shoot a zombie on Halloween at the Range of Richfield. Choose the right tools for field-dressing big game. Jeff heads to Lake Winnebago for the World Walleye Championship this weekend. Dan reports on the Ruffed Grouse Society Grouse Camp Tour at Eagle River and a potential EHD positive deer in Vernon County.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, our East Coast kayak correspondent Jon Small talks about his latest kayak camping adventure paddling around and camping on Staten Island. (northbrooklynboatclub.org, hupy.com) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces October classes and events at the Range, including an informational meeting of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Oct. 20 and an all-day Zombie Shoot on Oct. 31. (therangewi.com) David Bloch, founder and president of Outdoor Edge, offers tips for choosing the right tools for field-dressing big game. (outdooredge.com) he Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin reports on his successful Wyoming elk bowhunt and offers advice for mid-season bowhunting for Wisconsin whitetails. (http://www.pappastradingpost.com/, fisherkingwinery.com, dsbait.com)

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