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THURSDAY - MAY 6
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.

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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.

THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 25, 2021
Show 1609: Meet snake and reptile expert Jason Clark at the Open Season Sportsmans Expo, in Wisconsin Dells March 26-28. Donate to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund when you renew your hunting or fishing license this spring. Wisconsin Wildlife Federation hires Mark LaBarbera as new executive director. Jeff scores some panfish on a new lake. Dan and Jeff discuss the recent three day wolf season.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin executive director David Clutter talks about the programs of NRF and encourages listeners to make a small donation to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund when they renew hunting and fishing licenses and boat or ATV/UTV regisrations. (hupy.com, wisconservation.org, cherishwisconsin.org) Jason Clark, director of the Southeastern Reptile Rescue, talks about his love for snakes and his seminar at the Open Season Sportsmans Expo, March 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (openseasonsportsmansexpo.com/wisconsin/, snakesareus.com) George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, explains the Federation's goals and talks about some projects funded during his 18-year leadership. Meyer, who will retire in July, announces the hiring of his replacement, Mark LaBarbera. (wiwf.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Ice Team pro staffer Jim Kusuda offers tips for late-season perch in deep water on Lake Mendota. (yaharafishingclub.org)

THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 18, 2021
Show 1608: Meet North American Trapper TV host Alan Probst at the Open Season Sportsmans Expo, in Wisconsin Dells March 26-28. This great book on family, fishing and fun can teach your kid all about fly fishing. Diversity in the outdoors is growing, but there is still room for improvement. Here are some tips for how you can help. Dan and Jeff discuss the 2021 Wisconsin wolf season and recent sturgeon egg scandal on Lake Winnebago.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Andy Weiner, author of Down by the River, talks about his fly fishing book for kids and the importance of keeping the outdoor heritage alive. (https://www.hupy.com/, downbytheriverbook.com) Alan Probst, host of North American Trapper on The Sportsman Channel, talks about ethical fur trapping as an important management tool to maintain a sustainable balance between predators and game populations. This is the topic of his upcoming seminar at the Open Season Sportsmans Expo, March 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (openseasonsportsmansexpo.com/wisconsin/, thesportsmanchannel.com) Chris Kilgour, founder of Color in the Outdoors, talks about the importance of expanding access to participation in outdoor activities to a more diverse audience. dnr.wisconsin.gov, facebook.com/colorintheoutdoors) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf offers advice for mid-season ice fishing and invites listeners to register for the Capital City Muskies Inc. Chapter virtual muskie school, with a total of nine seminars over three Saturdays in March and April. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org)

THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 11, 2021
Show 1607: Meet Turkey Man Eddie Salter Open Season Sportsmans Expo, in Wisconsin Dells March 26-28. Save on property taxes with an MFL contract on your forest land. Take a friend hunting and help keep the sport alive. Madison chain ice fishing action slows with cold weather.
Turkey Man Eddie Salter shares some tips from his upcoming seminar at the Open Season Sportsmans Expo, March 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (openseasonsportsmansexpo.com/wisconsin/, theturkeyman.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society forest conservation director for Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa, explains how private landowners can improve forest wildlife habitat and save money on their property taxes with the Wisconsin Managed Forest Law program. (ruffedgrousesociety.org, dnr.wisconsin.gov) Marty Moses, Wisconsin state coordinator for Pheasants Forever, invites listeners to take a mentor training course and help new hunters get started in the sport. dnr.wisconsin.gov, pheasantsforever.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D and S Bait and Tackle on Northport Drive in Madison, reports fair perch and northern action on Lake Mendota, moderate panfish action on lakes Monona and Waubesa, and some walleye action on Lake Wisconsin. (dsbait.com)

THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 4, 2021
Show 1606: Win a fishing and lodging package from Dumper Dan Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan. The new name for the Deer and Turkey Expo is Open Season Sportsmans Expo, in Wisconsin Dells March 26-28. Musky Fool Fly Fishing Company offers flies, gear and tackle for musky fly fisherman. Registration is open for the Capital City Muskies Inc. virtual Muskie School. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show is moving to April 15-18 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Jeff takes a week off from ice fishing. Dan does some more rabbit hunting.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, Musky Fool Fly Fishing Company owners Dan and Jenn Donovan talk about their new company and their commitment to support conservation. (muskyfool.com, www.hupy.com) Open Season Sportsmans Expo director Chris O'Hara invites listeners to attend the expo, held March 26-28 at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. (openseasonsportsmansexpo.com/wisconsin/) Captain Dan Welsch, proprietor of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters, Condos and Riverfront Store in Sheboygan, announces a giveaway package worth $1,250 and invites listeners to enter the drawing. (dumperdan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports slow fishing and questionable ice conditions on some lakes on the Madison chain. Registration is open for the Capital City Chapter of Muskies, Inc. virtual Muskie University, scheduled for March 20, March 27 and April 3. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org) We'll announce the winner of the 4-Play turkey call from Cutting Edge Game Calls. To order yours, visit 4playturkeycall.com or call 610-984-4099.

THURSDAY - JANUARY 28, 2021
Show 1605: Cutting Edge Game Calls offers pre-season special on 4-Play turkey calls. Field & Stream editor discusses 125 years of great stories. Jeff scores panfish again and again. Dan enjoys a successful rabbit hunt. Win a 4-Play turkey call.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, Brian Benolken, proprietor of Cutting Edge Game Calls, describes the revolutionary 4-Play box call, with four different tones in one call. Order now at 610-984-4099. (4playturkeycall.com, hupy.com) Field & Stream editor in chief Colin Kearns talks about the 125th anniversary of the magazine and its future. (fieldandstream.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports drifting snow may make access difficult on some area lakes. Pike action remains consistent, but the panfish bite is very sporadic.Enter the drawing to win a 4-Play turkey call from Cutting Edge Game Calls. Call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 20, 2021
Show 1604: Take advantage of winter opportunities to pursue rabbits and squirrels. Check boat, RV and tractor batteries now to make sure they are charged when spring arrives. Madison chain is producing some pike, walleyes and panfish, but action is slow. Jeff scores some panfish in central Wisconsin. Dan will teach fly fishing for muskies at the Capital City Chapter of Muskies, Inc. virtual Muskie University, which runs on three Saturdays, March 20 and 27, and April 3.
John Motoviloff, NWTF R 3 coordinator for Wisconsin, offers advice for new hunters and encourages people to take advantage of the remaining weeks to hunt rabbits and squirrels. (nwtf.org, dnr.wisconsin.gov) Mike Moeller, president of Remy Battery of Milwaukee, Houghton and Escanaba, shares some tips for winter battery maintenance and says now is the time to start prepping boats for spring. Check the Remy website for sale prices on dual bank onboard chargers for boats. (remybattery.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait and Tackle on Northport Drive in Madison, says ice conditions are stable but fishing action is slow on the Madison chain. (dsbait.com)

WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 13, 2021
Show 1603: Great White Archery Deer Hunt reports success with seven deer taken. Anglers hit the lakes across Wisconsin as ice conditions improve. Ruffed grouse are well adapted to winter in the North. Capital City Chapter of Muskies, Inc. offers first virtual muskie school. Jeff spends a week in Ponca City, OK preparing for the Federation Walleye tournament season. Dan shoots a Learn to Hunt for Food video for the National Wild Turkey Federation.
St. Croix Rods pro staffer Jim O'Brien reports on ice fishing action in the Hayward and Waukesha areas. (dancingwithwalleyes.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies forest conservation director for Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa, explains how grouse are adapted to cope with winter. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Todd Chingo, general manager of the AmericInn of Ashland, Wisconsin, reports on an upcoming high school ice fishing tournament and the 21st annual Great White Archery Deer Hunt, held last month in Bayfield County. (wyndhamhotels.com/americinn/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Jiffy pro staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice fishing action on the Madison Chain and Lake Wisconsin and announces the seminars at the Capital City Chapter of Muskies Inc. virtual Muskie School, March 20, March 27 and April 3. (dsbait.com, capitalcitymuskiesinc.org)

THURSDAY - JANUARY 7, 2021
Show 1602: Chequamegon Bay offers good mixed bag ice action now. Most lakes of the Madison chain have fishable ice, and Mississippi River ice action continue strong for panfish. More details on a coast-to-coast camping trip. Jeff aims to fish some new lakes this winter and heads to Oklahoma for a Federation Walleye work week. Dan hunts cottontails.
Carolyn Swartz, of Anglers All in Ashland, reports good ice action for perch, walleyes, trout and pike on Chequamegon Bay. (anglersallwisconsin.com) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz reports on January classes and events at the range. (therangewi.com) Galway McCullough and Nicole Belletti return with more details on their round trip camping vacation from New York City to Oregon and back. (instagram.com/gmcc13/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports excellent panfish ice action on the Mississippi River and moderate action on the Madison chain. (dsbait.com)

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 30, 2020
Show 1601: Ice fishing is in full swing on the Mississippi and other waters, including the Madison chain. World Championship Snowmobile Derby comes to Eagle River starting Jan. 8. Coast to coast camping trip. Jeff scores some big perch on the Mississippi. Dan announces the Huntworth Holiday Giveaway winner.
Justin Behling, general manager of Wild Eagle Resort, invites listeners to stay at the resort and enjoy the World Snowmobile Championship races. (wildeaglelodge.com, derbycomplex.com) Fishing guide Jim O'Brien reports on ice fishing conditions in Waukesha and Sawyer counties. (dancingwithwalleyes.com) Galway McCullough and Nicole Belletti report on their round trip camping vacation from New York City to Oregon and back. (instagram.com/gmcc13) In the Madison Outdoors Report, D&S Bait proprietor Gene Dellinger reports on early ice action on the Madison lakes and Lake Wisconsin. (dsbait.com) We announce the winner of the Huntworth Holiday Giveaway, a $100 clothing package from Huntworth Gear.

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 23, 2020
Show 1552: Winter camping can be fun. Get inside the head of country music artist and TV host Nick Hoffman. Jeff scores some nice panfish through the ice. Dan enjoys a visit from winter campers making a coast to coast trip.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Dan Quesnell invites listeners to attend the 24th annual Winter Camp-Out in Waukesha County. (hupy.com) Country music artist Nick Hoffman dishes on hunting, music and his TV show, Nicks Wild Ride, seen on The Outdoor Channel and Fox Sports North. (nickswildride.net) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on early ice action on Cherokee Marsh and warns of thin ice on the Madison lakes and Lake Wisconsin. (dsbait.com) Last chance to buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020. To enter the Holiday Giveaway for a $100 clothing package from Huntworth Gear, call 414-297-7554 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 16, 2020
Show 1551: Find their winter food and you will find deer. Advice on the only knot you will ever need for fishing. Life lessons from visits to Token Creek. Jeff and Dan report on their antlerless hunt last weekend.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, sporting artist Bob White reads another essay tinged with humor and advice. (hupy.com, bobwhitestudio.com/) Naturalist Sam Thayer talks about what deer eat in late fall and early winter and reads from a recent blog post about lessons learned by exploring the outdoors as a child. (foragersharvest.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield talks about the joys of squirrel hunting and offers advice for early ice fishing. (dsbait.com) Two weeks left to buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 9, 2020
Show 1550: December kayaking on Lake Superior. Winter fun at Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, IL. Great White Hunt celebrates 21 years. Jeff heads to the family farm and Dan heads back to Bayfield County for the four-day antlerless season.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, kayak instructor Jon Small reports on his December kayaking adventures on Lake Superior. (hupy.com) Colin Sanderson, director of sales and marketing for Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, IL, invites listeners to enjoy a socially distanced staycation complete with winter activities in the heart of the Galena Territory. (eagleridge.com, thegalenaterritory.com) Todd Chingo, general manager of AmericInn of Ashland, Wisconsin, talks about his 21st annual Great White Hunt deer camp coming up next weekend. (wyndhamhotels.com/americinn/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports some walleye action on Lake Wisconsin, but slow muskie fishing on the Madison Chain. The annual Muskie University will be a virtual event this year. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org) Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

THURSDAY - DECEMBER 3, 2020
Show 1549: Wisconsin statewide gun deer season report shows increase in hunters and deer harvest. Tips for getting started as a grouse hunter. We look at the new Honda Pioneer 520 side-by-side. December events at the Range of Richfield. Jeff and Dan report on their successful gun deer hunts. Last month to save big on a new QuietKat e-bike.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Ben Hoang, who handles public relations for ATVs and Side-by-Sides for American Honda Powersports, announces the all-new Honda Pioneer 520 side-by-side. (hupy.com, powersports.honda.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, Ruffed Grouse Society forest conservation director for WI, MN, IL, and IA, offers advice for new hunters interested in ruffed grouse and urges listeners to donate to conservation organizations during the holidays. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces December events, classes and specials at the range, including great deals on Liberty safes. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on his deer hunts in Wisconsin and Missouri and says walleye action remains good on Lake Wisconsin. Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 24, 2020
Show 1548: Happy Thanksgiving from deer camp. Transforming a cabin into deer camp. New book offers advice for fly fishing for muskies. Kayaking Lake Superior in November. Winter specials at Wild Eagle Lodge. Madison fishing report. Jeff and Dan call in from camp and promise a season wrap up report next week.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, fishing guide and outdoor writer Kip Vieth shares some tips for taking muskies on flies from his new book, The Orvis Guide to Muskies on the Fly. (hupy.com, wildwoodfloattrips.com) Wisconsin DNR forester and freelance outdoor writer Ron Weber reads his essay about deer camp. (wisconsinlife.org) Northwoods kayaking correspondent Jon Small reports on his most recent paddle on Lake Superior from Bayfield to Basswood Island and back. (trek-trail.com) Justin Behling, general manager of Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River, announces winter special packages at the lodge and invites visitors to come up for several winter events. (wildeaglelodge.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, we look at fishing activity on the Madison chain of lakes. Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 18, 2020
Show 1547: Good luck to all gun deer hunters. Tim Flanigan shares grouse hunting tips. Jeff Budz tries for a challenging wild turkey grand slam. Access Ability Wisconsin wants to make outdoor wheelchairs available for free loan in every Wisconsin county. Walleyes are hitting on Lake Mendota. Jeff scores a buck with his bow. Dan heads north for gun deer season.
Huntworth Gear pro staffer Jeff Budz has one bird to go to complete his Grand Slam of bearded wild turkey hens with a bow. (huntworthgear.com, tagitworldwide.com) Photographer and author Tim Flanigan offers advice for more successful grouse hunting and tells where he got the idea for his new book, Grouse and Woodcock, the Birds of My Life. (wildriverpress.com, natureexposure.com) Monica Spaeni, founder and president of Access Ability Wisconsin, explains her goal of making an outdoor wheelchair available for loan at no charge in every Wisconsin county. (accessabilitywi.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Jeff Kelm reports on fishing activity on the Madison chain of lakes. Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 10, 2020
Show 1546: Gun deer season is coming soon, but there is still time to bowhunt. Think safety first when deer hunting this year. You can butcher your own deer and save money. Gather wild edibles to add variety to your diet. Jeff comes close to filling another tag. Dan goes muskie fishing.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Steve Christian, co-owner of LeRoy Meats of Horicon and Fox Lake, offers field dressing and butchering tips for deer hunters. (hupy.com, leroymeats.com) Foraging expert Sam Thayer says now is a great time to harvest woodland greens, acorns, and other nuts. (foragersharvest.com) Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hunter education administrator Jon King shares safety tips for deer hunters. (dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Hunt) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting now and after gun season. (pappastradingpost.com) Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 4, 2020
Show 1545: SneakyHunter boot lamps help you avoid spooking wildlife. Lake Superior trout and salmon stocking is on target. RGS forest wildlife specialists help landowners manage habitat projects for wildlife. Walleye action continues strong on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River. Bass action is still good on the Madison chain, thanks to warm weather. Jeff has a close encounter with a buck. Dan plans one last muskie outing for the season.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, SneakyHunter founder and president Jim Manroe talks about his LED trail illumination system and how it can help hunters avoid spooking deer. (hupy.com, sneakyhunter.com) Wisconsin DNR Great Lakes regional fisheries supervisor Brad Eggold talks about fish stocking and natural reproduction of trout and salmon on Lake Superior. (dnr.wisconsin.gov) Jared Elm, Ruffed Grouse Society forest wildlife specialist for northwest Wisconsin, reports on the grouse season to date and talks about his work helping landowners manage private forests to benefit wildlife. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good fishing action on the Madison chain, Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River. (pappastradingpost.com) Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 28, 2020
Show 1544: With rifle ammo in short supply, now is a good time to start reloading. at The Range of Richfield offers a variety of events and classes for new and experienced shooters in November. Lake Michigan trout and salmon stocking is on target. Tips for hunting bucks now during the rut. Jeff goes crossbow hunting, this time looking for a buck. Dan plans one last muskie outing this weekend.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, MEC Outdoors manager Shawn Wozniak says deer hunters can save money and ensure they have ammo for deer season by reloading their own rifle ammunition. (hupy.com) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces November classes and events at the range and says all active, retired and reserve military get one hour of free shooting each day November 11th - 13th. (therangewi.com) Wisconsin DNR Great Lakes Regional Fisheries Supervisor Brad Eggold reports Lake Michigan trout and salmon stocking is on target for 2020. (widnr.widen.net) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin offers advice for hunting bucks during the rut. (pappastradingpost.com) Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 24, 2020
Show 1543: We take a look at new features on the Honda Pioneer SXS for 2021. Whitecap Kayak offers tours and advanced training on Lake Superior. Tim Flanigan shares tips to improve your grouse hunting success. Jeff scores a whitetail doe with his crossbow. Dan wraps up filming for his Deer Hunt Wisconsin TV special, including a visit to LeRoy Meats of Fox Lake, where Steve Christian demonstrated cutting up a deer carcass.
Ben Hoang, who handles ATV and side by side public relations for American Honda Powersports, talks about the new features of the 2021 Honda Pioneer models. (powersports.honda.com) Jon Small reports on his recent level four kayak training workshop held last weekend on Lake Superior. (whitecapkayak.com) Wildlife photographer Tim Flanigan offers tips for successful ruffed grouse hunting featured in his new book, Grouse & Woodcock: the Birds of my Life. (wildriverpress.com, natureexposure.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on the Capital City Muskies Inc. fall tournament held last weekend on the Madison Chain. (pappastradingpost) Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 14, 2020
Show 1542: Expert advice for bowhunting the rut from Paul Marion, of Wildlife Research Center; Bernie Barringer, of Bucksbullsbears.com; and JC Chamberlin, of Pappas Trading Post. Up close look at grouse and woodcock with a new book by Tim Flanigan. Jeff reports on the MWC World Walleye Championship held last weekend in the Quad Cities. Dan shoots footage for his deer hunting TV special, airing across Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa November 12.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Paul Marion, director of marketing for the Wildlife Research Center, offers advice for scent control and attractor scents during the rut. (hupy.com, wildlife.com) Bernie Barringer, host of the Bucks, Bulls Bears YouTube channel and Bowhunting Road podcast, talks about deer vision and how deer see modern camouflage. (huntworthgear.com, bucksbullsbears.com) Wildlife photographer Tim Flanigan talks about his new book, Grouse & Woodcock: the Birds of my Life. (wildriverpress.com, natureexposure.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin talks about early-season bowhunting reports and offers advice for pre-rut hunting. (pappastradingpost.com) Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 7, 2020
Show 1541: Your club, group or community can sponsor an all-terrain Action Track Chair in your county. New book by Ken Keffer offers nature facts for every day of the year. Bob White reads an essay from his new book Earth Almanac. Madison chain gives up a 51 inch Leech Lake strain muskie. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament on the Illinois River and heads to the Quad Cities for the World Walleye Championship this weekend. Dan continues production on his annual Deer Hunt Wisconsin TV special, which will air the week before gun deer season on Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Wisconsin, PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS, as well as on community media stations.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, naturalist and author Ken Keffer talks about is latest book Earth Almanac: Nature's Calendar for Year-Round Discovery. (hupy.com, kenkeffer.net) Monica Spaeni, founder and president of Access Ability Wisconsin, talks about her non-profit organization and its efforts to place an all terrain Action Track Chair in every county of Wisconsin to help disabled outdoors enthusiasts enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. (accessabilitywi.org, actiontrackchair.com) Sporting artist Bob White reads an essay, Firewood, from his new book, The Classic Sporting Art of Bob White. (bobwhitestudio.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports muskie action was slow in the Hayward and Madison areas alike and says a 51 inch Leech Lake strain muskie was found dead on Lake Mendota. (pappastradingpost.com) Buy a QuietKat E-bike at quietkat.com and get a free battery and free shipping with special coupon code DanSmall2020.

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
Show 1540: Tips for a successful DIY elk hunt. Ruffed grouse hunters are seeing good numbers of birds this fall. Enjoy a Zombie Shoot Oct. 30 at The Range of Richfield. Bow hunters are seeing nice bucks in southern Wisconsin farm country. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament last weekend in Oshkosh. Dan attends Frontier Fest with a Fur Trade Era Rendezvous and Buffalo Bill Wild West Show at Woodside Ranch east of Mauston.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Nathan Voss and Aaron Yohann talk about their successful elk archery hunt in New Mexico. (hupy.com/) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces October events and classes at the range, including the all-day Zombie Shoot on October 30 and free zombie targets during Halloween Weekend. (therangewi.com) Jared Elm, forest wildlife specialist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, reports on the first two weeks of grouse season and the Second Annual RGS Grouse Camp last weekend at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin offers advice for October archery hunting and says hunters are seeing some nice bucks. (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 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)

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