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Dan Small Outdoors Radio

Dan Small Outdoors Radio

Host: Dan Small
Dan Small Outdoors Radio 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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THURSDAY - MAY 21
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.

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THURSDAY - MAY 21
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
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
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
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
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].

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