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Dan Small Outdoors Radio

Host: Dan Small email show
Dan and his on-air sidekick "Hardwater" Jeff Kelm bring you timely and informative hunting, fishing and conservation topics covering Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. The show features interviews with professionals from fishing, hunting to conservation and more. Dan Small is the face and voice of MPTV's Outdoor Wisconsin and the weekly voice of Dan Small Outdoors Radio: Wisconsin's #1 Outdoor Radio Show.
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Wednesday - June 19
Show 1425: Pheasants Forever and the Ruffed Grouse Society work to improve habitat for grassland and forest wildlife. ID those fish you catch with illustrated waterproof fishing guides. Fishing action on the Madison chain remains slow. Jeff reports on the North American Bass Circuit tournament held last weekend on Lake Vermillion. Dan looks at native fish species on the Rick River with the Rock River Rescue Foundation.

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Wednesday - June 19
Show 1425: Pheasants Forever and the Ruffed Grouse Society work to improve habitat for grassland and forest wildlife. ID those fish you catch with illustrated waterproof fishing guides. Fishing action on the Madison chain remains slow. Jeff reports on the North American Bass Circuit tournament held last weekend on Lake Vermillion. Dan looks at native fish species on the Rick River with the Rock River Rescue Foundation.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, fish artist Joe Tomelleri talks about his waterproof guides: Fishes of Wisconsin and Fishes of the Great Lakes. (americanfishes.com, hupy.com) Ruffed Grouse Society regional biologist Jon Steigerwaldt discusses the Wisconsin spring drumming surveys and the importance of aspen for grouse. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Drew Larsen, national habitat education programs manager for Pheasants Forever, talks about National Pollinator Week and PF efforts to improve grassland habitat for pheasants and other birds. (pheasantsforever.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports moderate action for bass, walleyes and panfish on the Madison Chain. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Friday - June 14
Show 1424: Happy Fathers Day from Outdoors Radio. Take a hike, get in shape, win prizes and raise funds for public lands conservation and recreation. RGS offers habitat improvement advice for forest landowners. Lake Michigan rainbow trout are hitting off Sheboygan. Time to start preparing for bow season. Jeff reports on the Mercury National Walleye Tournament in Fond du Lac. Dan goes pond fishing for bass and bluegills.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Land Tawney, president and CEO of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, invites listeners to take the "Hike to Hunt Challenge" to get in shape, win prizes and raise money for BHA conservation efforts. (backcountyhunters.org, hupy.com) Jared Elm, forest wildlife specialist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, talks about efforts of RGS and other partners to improve wildlife habitat on private land. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Capt. Dan Welsch, of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports good Lake Michigan action for rainbow trout and invites listeners to enjoy a meal at Rainieri's Four of a Kind in Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/RanierisFourOfAKind/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin says now's the time to get bows and crossbows tuned up for deer hunting. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - June 5
Show 1423: A great Fathers Day gift for Dad - new book: Why Women Hunt. Castle Rock and Petenwell walleye action going strong. Act soon to weigh in on Lake Michigan stocking options. Madison Chain is producing walleyes, bass and panfish. Jeff reports on the MWC championship held last weekend at Sault Ste. Marie. Dan urges drivers to watch out for turtles and other wildlife crossing highways.
In the Hupy and Abraham outdoor report, author KJ Houtman talks about her new book, Why Women Hunt, published by Wild River Press and available June 15. (www.whywomenhunt.com, hupy.com) Jesse Quale, owner of Green Water Walleyes Guide Service, reports good action for walleyes, crappies and white bass on both Castle Rock and Petenwell flowages. (castlerock-petenwell.com, greenwaterwalleyes.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports that baitfish are abundant in Lake Michigan and that the average weight of Chinook salmon returning to the Strawberry Creek spawning facility last fall was the highest on record at 20.6 lbs. He encourages listeners to leave comments on proposed trout and salmon stocking numbers at dnrlakemichiganplan@wisconsin.gov. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/Wisconsin-Lakeshore-Business-Association-1008047639308659/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield says bass, walleye and panfish action is hot right now on the Madison Chain. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - May 30
Show 1422: Act now to prevent mineral mining from threatening the BWCAW. Expert tips for choosing and raising a healthy pup. Lake trout action is steady on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. High water still hampers Madison-area anglers, but fish are active. Jeff heads to Sault Saint Marie for the Bass Pro Shops/Cabelas National Team Walleye Championships. Dan gears up for a busy June, with TV segments for Outdoor Wisconsin on Lake Michigan off Kenosha and the Rock River, plus a sea-kayaking lesson and the Outdoor Writers Association of America annual conference in Little Rock, AR.
Lukas Leaf, executive director of Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters, questions the recent Bureau of Land Management decision to renew two copper-nickel mining leases near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and encourages listeners to fight this decision by contacting the BLM, Department of the Interior, USDA and Congress. sportsmenfortheboundarywaters.org Michelle Vergenz, owner of Hickory Grove Labs in Helenville, Wisconsin, offers advice for choosing, training and feeding a puppy and talks about her work with service dogs. (facebook.com/groups/711747912250044/, americannaturalpremium.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, of Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports good Lake Michigan action for lake trout and encourages listeners to enjoy a meal at Rupp's Downtown Supper Club. (dumperdan.com, facebook.com/pages/Rupps-Downtown/130806903664372) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on fishing action on the Madison Chain, and says anglers are catching fish despite high water. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - May 23
Show 1421: Leave wildlife alone: most baby animals do not need your help. New products from H2Owners.com keep birds from messing up your dock. Check out the Range of Richfield Charity Car Show June 8 and Glock Demo Day June 15. Jeff reports on the Cabelas MWC tournament on Lake McConaughy, Nebraska. Dan heads to Bayfield County with his son Jon for some turkey hunting and muskie fishing on Memorial Day weekend.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, DNR wildlife biologist Dianne Robinson offers advice for campers, hikers and others who might encounter baby wildlife this spring. (hupy.com, dnr.wi.gov/rehab) Matt Frankey, CEO of H2Owners.com, describes several new products designed to solve problems faced by boaters and waterfront property owners. (h2owners.com) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces June events and activities at The Range, including the second-annual Charity Car Show on June 8 and Glock Demo Day on June 15 Dads shoot free on Fathers Day. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland fishing guide Ron Barefield reports good bass, walleye and panfish action on Lakes Mendota, Monona and Waubesa and a morel bonanza in the Madison area. (fisherkingwinery.com)

Dan Small Outdoors Radio Air Times

Along with listening to Dan Small Outdoors Radio on demand here on Lake-Link, you can also hear our show on the following fine radio stations:
  • WVRQ 1360 AM - Viroqua, WI - 9AM Saturdays
  • WMEQ 880 AM - Menomonie, WI - 8AM Saturdays & Live Stream
  • WLKG 96.1 FM - Lake Geneva, WI - 6AM Saturdays
  • WLIP 1050 AM - Kenosha, WI - 7AM Saturdays
  • WKTY 580 AM - La Crosse, WI - 7AM Saturdays
  • WJRC 92.9 FM & 1270 AM - Mauston, WI - 7AM Saturdays & Live Stream
  • WISN 1130 AM - Milwaukee, WI - 6AM Saturdays
  • WHBL 1330 AM - Sheboygan, WI - 12PM Saturdays
  • WFDL 1170 AM - Waupun/Fond du Lac, WI - 12PM Saturdays
  • WERL 950 AM - Eagle River, WI - 9AM Saturdays
  • WDTX 100.5 FM - Wausau, WI - 6AM Sundays
  • WBIZ 1400 AM - Eau Claire, WI - 7AM Saturdays & Live Stream
  • ESPN/WTLX 100.5 FM - Madison, WI - 7AM Saturdays

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