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Wednesday - July 17, 2019
Show 1429: Save money when you buy tickets online for Deer Fest, Aug. 2-4 in West Bend. Safe foods to protect your dog from canine heart disease. Take these steps to be physically and mentally ready for a Western elk hunt. Win a $100 gift package from Huntworth Gear. Adapt to warmer water conditions to catch bass and panfish on the Madison chain. Jeff invites high-school anglers to compete in Wisconsin and Iowa state high-school bass fishing championships July 28 in La Crosse. Dan heads to Eagle River for the Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association conference and some muskie fishing.
Wednesday - July 17, 2019
Show 1429: Save money when you buy tickets online for Deer Fest, Aug. 2-4 in West Bend. Safe foods to protect your dog from canine heart disease. Take these steps to be physically and mentally ready for a Western elk hunt. Win a $100 gift package from Huntworth Gear. Adapt to warmer water conditions to catch bass and panfish on the Madison chain. Jeff invites high-school anglers to compete in Wisconsin and Iowa state high-school bass fishing championships July 28 in La Crosse. Dan heads to Eagle River for the Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association conference and some muskie fishing.
Deer Fest promoter Hugh McAloon offers a preview of the 10th annual Deer Fest, Aug. 2-4 at Washington County Fair Park in West Bend. (deerfestwi.com) Marc Large, discusses current FDA research on the role of grain-free dog foods in dogs developing canine heart disease, or dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). (americannaturalpremium.com, akc.org) Outdoor writer Tracy Breen offers advice for "flatland" hunters preparing for a Western elk hunt. (huntworthgear.com, wildernessathlete.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait & Tackle, reports on fishing action in the Madison area. (dsbait.com, pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) This week's giveaway: Win a $100 gift package from Huntworth Gear (huntworthgear.com). To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Friday - July 5, 2019
Show 1428: Becoming an Outdoors-Woman offers programs in Wisconsin, across the U.S. and in several foreign locations. Your Western adventure starts at Woodside Ranch this summer. Lake Michigan trout and salmon are hitting off Sheboygan. Prepare now for your early-season bowhunt. Dan and Jeff compare their July Fourth outings.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman director Peggy Farrell invites listeners to check out five international BOW trips for 2020. (www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/bowWI/, hupy.com) Julie Massey, general manager of Woodside Ranch and Conference Center, announces summer activities and events at the ranch. (woodsideranch.com, castlerock-petenwell.com) Capt. "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports great Lake Michigan salmon and trout action off Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin urges bowhunters to start planning fall hunts now. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - July 3, 2019
Show 1427: Have a safe Independence Day weekend. Ask Gov. Evers to veto use of hunter dollars for deer farm research. Summer fun with small-caliber airguns. Try fall turkey hunting with a trained dog. Muskie action is slow, but other fish are biting. Jeff reports on the Michigan High School Bass Championship. Dan talks with Olympic luge athletes.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Wisconsin Conservation Congress Chairman Larry Bonde urges listeners to contact Gov. Evers and ask him to veto a budget provision that would spend hunter dollars on CWD research to benefit deer farms. (dnr.wi.gov/about/wcc/, hupy.com) Larry Piercy, national sales manager for Precision Airgun Distribution, explains the advantages of small-caliber airguns for hunting, plinking and target shooting. (precisionairgun.com/) Jon Freis, founder of the American Wild Turkey Hunting Dog Association, talks about the benefits of hunting fall turkeys with trained dogs. (turkeydog.org/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good bass, walleye and panfish action but slow muskie action on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - June 27, 2019
Show 1426: Muskies, walleyes, smallmouths and panfish are hitting now on the Wisconsin River. Trout and salmon action is hot now on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. Experience July fun at the Range of Richfield. Jeff reports on the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament on Lake Erie out of Port Clinton, Ohio. Dan reports on awards he and Jeff received at the Outdoor Writers Association of America conference last weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Phil Schweik, of Hooksetters Guide Service, reports on fishing action on the midsection of the Wisconsin River. (hooksetters.biz, hupy.com) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces upcoming activities and events at the range, including Christmas in July and Sig Sauer Demo Day on July 20th. (therangewi.com) Captain "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports on Lake Michigan fishing action for trout and salmon off Sheboygan and invites listeners to enjoy a meal at Parker John's BBQ and Pizza on the riverfront in Sheboygan. (dumperdan.com, parkerjohns.com/parker-johns-sheboygan/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Randy Smith, owner of Pappas Trading Post, urges bowhunters to get their compounds and crossbows tuned up now in advance of the bow season. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - June 19, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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)
Thursday - May 16, 2019
Show 1420: Spend Memorial Day at Burlington Chocolate Fest. Fish Lake Michigan off Sheboygan with Dumper Dan. Attend a public hearing to speak up for clean water. Fish the Madison chain for bass and walleyes. Jeff reports on the Cabelas North American Bass Circuit tournament last weekend in Sturgeon Bay. Dan canoes a small river with Bob Langjahr.
In the Hupy & Abraham Outdoor Report, Allison Werner, policy and advocacy director for the River Alliance of Wisconsin, encourages listeners to attend one of 12 public hearings of the Wisconsin legislature's bi-partisan Water Quality Task Force. (hupy.com, wisconsinrivers.org) Captain Dan Welsch, of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports good action for Lake Michigan brown and lake trout off Sheboygan and invites listeners to enjoy a meal at Pier 17 on Riverfront Drive. (dumperdan.com, pier17sheb.com) Linda Fellenz, marketing director for Burlington Chocolate Fest, previews the four-day food, fun and music festival on Memorial Day Weekend. (chocolatefest.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports good action for bass, walleyes and panfish on the Madison chain. (fisherkingwinery.com) This week's giveaway: Rattle-Free Trailer Hitch Stabilizer. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name & number and mention the Rattle-Free Trailer Hitch Stabilizer giveaway.
Thursday - May 9, 2019
Show 1419: Three new products announced this week: Ripalip University Marine Electronics App, Legume-Free dog foods from American Natural Premium, and the Rattle-Free Trailer Hitch Stabilizer. Jeff scores walleyes and white bass on the Wisconsin River. Dan picks up his new Crestliner 1750 FishHawk Platinum Edition from Cedar Lake Sales in West Bend.
Marc Large, of American Natural Premium Pet Foods, announces two new products in the company's Legume-Free line of dog foods. (americannaturalpremium.com) Dave Janiszewski announces the release of the new RipaLip University Marine Electronics app, which helps anglers understand the intricacies of their on-board electronics and customize info for their rig and lakes they fish. (ripalipuniversity.com) Thom Beck, creator of the Rattle-Free Trailer Hitch Stabilizer, explains the advantages of this new product that reduces trailer sway and hitch and trailer theft. (rattlefreehitch.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on opening weekend fishing action on the Madison Chain. (fisherkingwinery.com) This week's giveaway: - five free pro upgrades for the Ripalip University Marine Electronics app. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name & number and mention the ripalip giveaway.
Wednesday - May 1, 2019
Show 1418: Fifty women anglers featured in new book from Wild River Press. Wisconsin inland fishing season opens this weekend. Try the Madison chain for mixed-bag action. Trout are hitting on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. Use permethrin to repel ticks that carry Lyme disease. Jeff reports on the MWC tournament last weekend on Big Stone Lake in Minnesota. Dan will host the Milwaukee PBS Great TV Auction live Saturday and Sunday night.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Brian Anderson, aka "The Tick Terminator," offers advice for dealing with ticks that carry Lyme disease. (hupy.com, lymetickbughub.com) Steve Kantner shares stories from the women anglers he interviewed for his new book, Fifty Women Who Fish, published by Wild River Press. (whywomenfish.com, wildriverpress.com) Capt. Dan Welsch, of Dumper Dan's Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, reports brown and lake trout are hitting on Lake Michigan and Reel Shot Sheboygan can handle all your Lake Michigan tackle needs. (dumperdan.com, thereelshot.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good walleye and panfish action on Lake Wisconsin and says fish should be hitting on the Madison chain this weekend. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - April 24, 2019
Show 1417: Thirsty the Duck urges legislators to increase funding for wetlands habitat. Recent snows may have hurt migrating woodcock. Moms shoot free on Mothers Day at The Range of Richfield. Madison lakes should be prime for opening weekend. Jeff reports on his first-period turkey hunt. Dan spends Earth Day at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Bryan Muche and "Thirsty the Duck" encourage listeners to ask their legislators to increase the price of the Wisconsin duck stamp to raise more money to support wetlands management. (hupy.com, thirstytheduck.com) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces May classes and events at the Range, including a Mothers Day special on May 12 (moms shoot free) and Springfield Demo Day on May 18. (therangewi.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, regional biologist for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, comments on the potential impact of recent snow on migrating woodcock. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports bass action should be good on the Madison lakes on opening weekend and urges boaters to prep their boats now and be courteous at boat landings. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - April 17, 2019
Show 1416: Sound advice for parents of kids struggling with mental illness. Make sure your recreational vehicle and boat batteries are in top shape for summer fun. Lake Wisconsin walleye bite is still going strong. Jeff reports on the Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit tournament last weekend on the Detroit River. Dan reports on his youth turkey hunt in Fond du Lac County.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Remy Battery president Mike Moeller offers advice for getting boat, RV and ATV batteries ready for spring and summer. (hupy.com, remybattery.com) Jeff Fuller, owner of Soggy Acres Retrievers and host/producer of the Sporting Dog Adventures TV show, shares the sad story of his son's suicide and offers advice for parents of troubled teens. In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good walley action on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River.(.fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - April 11, 2019
Show 1415: Rent an RV hassle-free via Mighway and get a special deal though April. New trailer hitch stabilizer makes towing any trailer safer and easier. New book, Pheasant Dogs, by Keith Crowley features Wisconsin dog trainers. Meet Dan for a muskie fly-fishing seminar April 13 at 2:00- p.m. at Cedar Lake Sales in West Bend during Launch into Summer event. Jeff reports on walleye success on the Wisconsin River at Nekoosa.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Mighway CEO Dave Simmons explains Mighway's direct-from-owner RV rental program and announces Mighway's "No Fees, 100 Trees" offer to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 27). (hupy.com, mighway.com) Bob Kufahl, marketing partner for Rattle Free Trailer Hitch Stabilizers, describes the benefits of this unique new product that makes towing safer and more reliable. (rattlefreehitch.com) Keith Crowley talks about his new book, "Pheasant Dogs," which features Wisconsin hunters Ken Blomberg and Dave Roll. (pheasantdogsbook.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf talks about last weekend's Fleet Farm sales event at Lambeau Field in Green Bay and describes some new bass, pike and muskie lures by Westin Baits. (fisherkingwinery.com, westinfishing.com)
Thursday - April 4, 2019
Show 1414: Tickets are still available for the Red Green tour in La Crosse April 9. New group urges the state Legislature to act on CWD. Woodside Ranch offers Mothers Day specials. Walleye action is picking up on the Wisconsin River. Jeff encourages sportsmen to attend the Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings statewide on April 8. Dan will present a muskie fly-fishing seminar April 13 at Cedar Lake Sales in West Bend.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jeff Guerard, chairman of the CWD Action Initiative, explains this new group's action plan to help curb the spread of CWD in Wisconsin. (hupy.com, cwdaction.com) Julie Massey, general manager of Woodside Ranch Resort & Conference Center, invites listeners to enjoy a weekend at this all-inclusive dude ranch located east of Mauston on Highway 82. (woodsideranch.com) Steve Smith, aka "Red Green," announces his return to Wisconsin with his "This Could Be It" tour coming to La Crosse, Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison next week. (www.redgreen.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefild reports walleyes and saugers are hitting on Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River, and panfish action should start picking up on the Madison Chain. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - March 28, 2019
Show 1413: Enjoy the Aldo Leopold exhibit at the UW-Madison Memorial Library through May 24th. Conservation Congress chairman Larry Bonde provides an overview of the Fish and Wildlife Hearings and Conservation Congress meetings, April 8th in every county. April fun at the Range of Richfield includes Walther Demo Day, April 10th. Dan is at the Outdoor Life Field and Stream Expo in Madison this weekend. Jeff reports on the first Bass Pro Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit tournament held last weekend on the Illinois River at Spring Valley.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Wisconsin Conservation Congress chairman Larry Bonde invites listeners to attend the annual Spring Fish & Wildlife Hearings and Conservation Congress meeting in every county in Wisconsin to vote on proposals for rules changes and elect Congress representatives. (hupy.com, dnr.wi.gov) Robin Rider, co-curator of the "Aldo Leopold Life, Land, Legacy" exhibit at the UW-Madison Memorial Library invites listeners to visit this unique exhibit through May 24th and attend a special viewing and presentation by Leopold biographer Curt Meine at the library on March 30th from 2 to 5 p.m. (library.wisc.edu/specialcollections/) Jim Babiasz, president of the Range of Richfield, announces April events and classes at the range, including Walther Demo Day on Wednesday, April 10th. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on last weekend's Capital City Muskies Inc. Muskie School, held in Waunakee and says walleyes and saugers are hitting on the Wisconsin River. (fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - March 20, 2019
Show 1412: Meet Dan at the Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo March 29-31 in Madison and catch a deer hunting seminar by Maine outfitter Randy Flannery. Vote at the Conservation Congress spring hearing April 8 to approve a pilot plan to help control CWD. Walleye bite is hot right now on the Wisconsin River. Despite warm weather, panfish ice action is still strong on the Madison lakes. Jeff scores some panfish on inland lakes and starts tapping maple trees. Dan battles "mud season" on the farm.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, retired DNR wildlife biologist Mike Foy describes his proposal to pay hunters for shooting deer that test positive for chronic wasting disease. (hupy.com, facebook.com/CWD.Payment4Positives/) Andy Polubinsky, owner of the River's Edge Resort Bait Shop, reports good walleye action on the Wisconsin River and invites listeners to take advantage of the resort's midweek special room/meal/fishing package and sign up for the resort's annual spring walleye contest. (riversedgeresort.com/events/) Randy Flannery offers some tips for tracking and stalking big whitetail bucks, the topic of his seminar at the Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo in Madison, March 29-31. (fieldandstreamexpo.com, wildernessescape.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait & Tackle in Madison reports anglers are still catching panfish on lakes Mendota, Monona and Waubesa, but getting on and off the ice is tricky because of shoreline melting and high water. (fisherkingwinery.com, dsbait.com) Weekly giveaway: four pairs of tickets to the Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo in Madison, March 29-31. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Wednesday - March 13, 2019
Show 1411: Join Dan at the Capital City Muskies Inc. Muskie School March 23rd in Waunakee. Meet Max Wilson, the youngest angler ever to win the NWT championship. Good nutrition is critical for dogs of all ages and lifestyles. Win trophies and cash in the 3D archery shoot at the Outdoor Life Field and Stream Expo, March 29-31 in Madison. Jeff scores a panfish trifecta on Mississippi backwaters. Dan reports on the Journal Sentinel Sports Show.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, walleye pro Max Wilson shares his thoughts on winning the National Walleye Tour championship and Masters Walleye Circuit team of the year honors and looks forward to this year's tournaments. (hupy.com, nationalwalleyetour.com) Dog breeder/trainer Tim Mader, owner of Blue Grass Kennels, offers advice on choosing a hunting dog and the role of nutrition in a dog's development and performance. (americannaturalpremium.com, bluegrasskennelswi.com) Jason Perryman talks about his family's TV show and the archery tournament they will host at the Outdoor Life Field & Stream Expo in Madison, March 29-31. (fieldandstreamexpo.com, godfamilyhunting.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Jiffy, Nebulus and Pure Fishing pro-staffer Duffy Kopf warns ice anglers to use caution as the hard-water season winds down and invites anglers to attend the Capital City Muskies Inc. Muskie School, March 23rd in Waunakee. (fisherkingwinery.com, capitalcitymuskiesinc.org)
Tuesday - March 5, 2019
Show 1410: New versatile camo system offers multiple outfits for the price of one. West Nile Virus discovered in Wisconsin grouse. Exhibition archer Byron Ferguson wows crowds at the Outdoor Life Field and Stream Expo, March 29-31 in Madison. Join Dan for family fun at the Journal Sentinel Sports Show this week.
Exhibition archer Byron Ferguson invites listeners to attend his demos at the Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo, March 29-31 in Madison. (fieldandstreamexpo.com, byronferguson.com/) Paul Pirone, inventor of the new" VersaSkins camouflage system, explains the concept behind this product, an economical solution to the need for multiple camouflage hunting outfits. (versaskins.com) Jon Steigerwaldt, regional biologist for the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, discusses the impact of this severe winter on grouse survival and shares preliminary results of research on West Nile Virus in grouse. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield says travel conditions are improving and panfish are biting on lakes Mendota and Monona. (fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly giveaway: Two pairs of tickets to the Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo, March 29-31 in Madison. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Expo giveaway.
Wednesday - February 27, 2019
Show 1409: Meet Dan at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, Mar. 6-10 at State Fair Park. Champion turkey caller Matt Morrett offers spring hunting tips. Enjoy the ultimate shooting experience at the Range of Richfield. Madison ice fishing is tough, thanks to heavy snow and slush.
Mossy Oak pro-staffer Matt Morrett offers some calling tips for spring turkey hunting and previews his seminar at the Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo, Mar. 29-31 in Madison. (fieldandstreamexpo.com) Allison Wescott, consumer brand manager for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, previews highlights of family-oriented activities at the Journal Sentinel Sports Show, coming to State Fair Park Mar. 6-10. (jssportsshow.com) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz talks about March classes and activities at the range. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports deep snow and slush make travel difficult on Madison-area lakes and invites listeners to attend the 18th annual Capital City Muskies Inc. Muskie School Mar. 23 in Waunakee. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org, fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly giveaway: Four pairs of tickets to the Journal Sentinel Sports Show. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email us at dsoradio@gmail.com. Leave your name and number and mention the Sports Show giveaway.
Wednesday - February 20, 2019
Show 1408: Mike Iaconelli challenges listeners to take a kid fishing. Enter your dog in the Journal Sentinel Sports Show Fastest Retriever competition. Sign up now for the Capital City Muskies Inc. Muskie School, March 23. Jeff dons snowshoes for the first time to go ice fishing. Dan reports on the Milwaukee Musky Expo and heads to Lake Geneva for the SCI Wisconsin Chapter Grand Banquet.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Bass pro Mike Iaconelli talks about his TV shows (City Limits Fishing, Fish My City and Going Ike) and YouTube channel, promotes urban fishing opportunities and offers advice for getting kids into the outdoors. (https://mikeiaconelli.com, theikefoundation.org, hupy.com) Doug Janes, owner of Donnybrook Kennel and Inn in Cedar Grove, invites listeners to attend the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show and enjoy the daily main stage show that includes his trained retrievers, an exciting lumberjack competition and dog-training demos by the Milwaukee Dog Training Club. Attendees are encouraged to enter their dogs in the Fastest Retriever competition. (jssportsshow.com, donnybrookkennel.com) Pro angler Duffy Kopf invites listeners to register for the 18th annual Capital City Muskies Inc Muskie School, March 23 at Waunakee High School. Meet Duffy at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo this weekend. (capitalcitymuskiesinc.org, wifishexpo.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports heavy snow makes travel on the ice difficult, but walleyes are biting on the Madison chain. Meet Ron at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo this weekend. (fisherkingwinery.com, wifishexpo.com) Jiffy Grand Prize Giveaway: This week, we announce the winner of the Jiffy E-6 Lightning battery-powered Ice Auger.
Thursday - February 14, 2019
Show 1407: Meet Dan this weekend at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo in West Bend. Steve Herbeck talks muskies on Eagle Lake in Ontario. Dan Durbin invites listeners to attend the Wisconsin Fishing Expo next weekend in Madison. Paul Smith talks about sturgeon spearing, the Milwaukee Sports Show and wolves in Wisconsin.
Fishing guide Steve Herbeck talks about muskie fishing opportunities on Ontario's Eagle Lake and invites listeners to explore the Milwaukee Muskie Expo this weekend at the Washington County Fair Park in West Bend. (muskieexpo.com, andymyerslodge.com). Dan Durbin, co-owner of the Wisconsin Fishing Expo, to be held Feb. 22-24 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, invites listeners to explore the expo's many activities, including the trout pond, kids casting competition, La Crosse Kayak Corridor and star-studded seminar stage. (wifishexpo.com) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Outdoors Editor Paul Smith previews the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, coming to State Fair Park March 6-10, and announces a seminar on 40 years of wolves in Wisconsin. (jssportsshow.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports on ice fishing action in the Madison area and invites listeners to visit his booth at the Milwaukee Muskie Expo this weekend or the Wisconsin Fishing Expo next weekend. (fisherkingwinery.com, muskieexpo.com, wifishexpo.com) Jiffy Grand Prize Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy E-6 Lightning battery-powered Ice Auger. To enter the drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Wednesday - February 6, 2019
Show 1406: This week, pro anglers help us preview the Central Wisconsin Sports Show (Feb. 15-17), the Milwaukee Muskie Expo (Feb. 15-17) and the Wisconsin Fishing Expo (Feb. 22-24). Your sweetheart shots for free at the Valentines Day special the Range of Richfield Feb. 15. Panfish action is hot in Waukesha County and on the Madison chain. Jeff scores some big bluegills. Meet Dan this weekend at the Wisconsin Public Television Garden and Landscape Expo in Madison.
Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces February classes and events at the range, including a Valentine's Special on Friday, Feb.15. (therangewi.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro staffer Jim O'Brien, of Dancing with Walleyes Guide Service, reports great panfish action on Waukesha County lakes and says the cold snap helped ice conditions recover after this week's warm spell and rain. (jiffyonice.com, dancingwithwalleyes.com) Jeff Frick, co-owner of Slither Muskie Tackle, invites listeners to see his products and enjoy the rest of the exhibits at next weekend's Central Wisconsin Sports Show at the Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center. (fishingboatingoutdoor.com, slithertackle.com) Fishing guide Doug Wegner shares some advice for using the Solunar Tables for taking big muskies on the Bay of Green Bay and previews his seminar at next weekend's Milwaukee Muskie Expo at Washington County Fair Park in West Bend. (muskieexpo.com, www.dougwegnerfishing.com) Jason Pzrekurat, 2016 National Walleye Tour Champion and full-time tournament pro, previews his walleye seminars at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo, Feb. 22-24 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. (wifishexpo.com, facebook.com/jasonprzekuratfishing/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger, proprietor of D&S Bait, Tackle & Archery in Madison, reports on ice conditions and fishing action in the Madison area. (dsbait.com, fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Jiffy Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy Powerhead Cover. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered to win the grand prize, a Jiffy E-6 Lightning battery-powered Ice Auger. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Thursday - January 31, 2019
Show 1405: Take a break from the cold weather and enjoy a kayak adventure in Mexico. Brown trout are hitting in Sheboygan Harbor. Ice on Madison lakes may not be safe, thanks to heaves. Jeff reports on some great panfish action in central Wisconsin. Dan reports on keeping livestock safe in extremely cold weather.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, kayak instructor Jon Small reports on his recent kayaking adventure in Mexico's Baja California. (northbrooklynboatclub.org/, hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro staffer Tyler Chisholm, of Wolf Pack Adventures, reports good action for browns in Sheboygan Harbor. (jiffyonice.com, wolfpackadventures.com) NRA safety instructor Starla Batzko talks about her hunting adventures and previews her concealed carry class at the Central Wisconsin Sports Show, Feb. 15-17 at the Central Wisconsin Sports Show in Rothschild. (fishingboatingoutdoor.com, ilovedip.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Jiffy and Nebulus pro staffer Duffy Kopf reports that ice conditions on the Madison chain may be treacherous despite the cold weather. (fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Jiffy Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy Full Auger Case. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered to win the grand prize, a Jiffy Ice Auger. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Thursday - January 24, 2019
Show 1404: Bass Pro Mike Iaconelli reveals his secrets for staying fit and on top of his game during a grueling tournament season. Ice fishing action is hot right now across southern Wisconsin. Jeff and Dan discuss dealing with cold weather. Dan is gearing up for the Milwaukee Muskie Expo.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, bass pro Mike Iaconelli talks about the importance of staying fit and focused in tournament fishing. (https://mikeiaconelli.com/, www.hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro staffer Jim O'Brien, of Dancing with Walleyes Guide Service, reports good fishing action but slippery ice conditions on Rock Lake and Waukesha County lakes. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) Jesse Quale, of Green Walleyes Guide Service, reports great ice-fishing action on Castle Rock and Petenwell lakes. (www.castlerock-petenwell.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Jiffy pro staffer and McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good panfish action on the Madison chain and Lake Koshkonong. (www.fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Jiffy Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy Powerhead Cover. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered to win the grand prize, a Jiffy Ice Auger. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Wednesday - January 16, 2019
Show 1403: Everyone fishes free on Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 19-20. Red Green invites listeners to catch his 2019 tour throughout North America, including La Crosse, Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison. Meateater TV and podcast host Steven Rinella offers advice for introducing kids to outdoor activities. Tyler Chisholm talks ice fishing on inland lakes and Lake Michigan harbors. Chicago Muskie Expo runs Jan. 18-20 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Steven Rinella, host of Meateater on Netflix and the Meateater podcast, offers tips for getting kids to eat wild game and introducing them to the outdoors. (themeateater.com, hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro staffer Tyler Chisholm, of Wolfpack Adventures, reports on ice fishing action on Sheboygan area lakes and looks forward to hardwater action for browns and sttelhead in Lake Michigan harbors. (jiffyonice.com, wolfpackadventures.com) Steve Smith, the creator of the comic Canadian outdoorsman "Red Green," announces his "This Could Be It!" North American tour, with stops in La Crosse, Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison. (redgreen.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Jiffy and Nebulus pro staffer Duffy Kopf reports on ice-fishing action in the Madison area and invites kids to come out to Monona Bay for an outing on Saturday, Jan. 18 - Free Fishing Weekend. (dnr.wi.gov, www.fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Jiffy Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy Full Auger Case. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered to win the grand prize, a Jiffy Ice Auger. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Thursday - January 10, 2019
Show 1402: Meateater TV and podcast host Steven Rinella offers advice for great meals from wild game from his new cookbook. With colder weather, ice fishing is picking up. Range of Richfield offers Girl and a Gun shooting league. Jeff is in Oklahoma preparing for the 2019 Federation Angler tournament season. Dan reports on his Holiday Deer Hunt on the Duren farm in Richland County.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Steven Rinella, host of Meateater on Netflix and the Meateater podcast, talks about wild game meal options and his new book, The Meateater Fish and Game Cookbook, Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler. (themeateater.com, hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro staffer Jim O'Brien, of Dancing with Walleyes Guide Service, reports on ice fishing action in the Hayward and Waukesha areas. (jiffyonice.com, dancingwithwalleyes.com) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces January events and classes, including "First Shots" and "Girl and a Gun" options. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports sketchy ice fishing conditions on the Madison chain and offers tips for winter rabbit and squirrel hunting. (fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Jiffy Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy Powerhead Cover. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered to win the grand prize, a Jiffy Ice Auger. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Thursday - January 3, 2019
Show 1401: New Year Special Edition: Favorite segments from 2018. Dan Large, proprietor of Pheasants at Large and The Bunkhouse, offers group retreats and pheasant hunts. Adventure racer Mike Schnitzka tells how he prepares for endurance canoeing and biking and urges listeners to get out of their "velvet rut." Author Ken Blomberg talks grouse and woodcock hunting. Jeff offers one more tip for anglers competing in the Lake Decorah Restoration Ice Fishing Tournament, Jan. 12 in Mauston.
Author Ken Blomberg talks about his new book, Wisconsin Bird Hunting Tales. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Dan Large, proprietor of Pheasants at Large and The Bunkhouse in Port Washington, invites listeners to book a late-fall or winter pheasant hunt. (thebunkhouse.us, americannaturalpremium.com) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, adventure racer and motivational speaker Michael Schnitzka shares some stories from his new book, Escaping the Velvet Rut. (thevelvetrut.com, hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Jim Kasuda reports on fishing conditions on the Madison chain. (fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Jiffy Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy Full Auger Case. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered to win the grand prize, a Jiffy Ice Auger. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Thursday - December 27, 2018
Show 1352: Happy New Year from Dan & Jeff at Outdoors Radio! Author Ross Fruen reveals some little-known facts about the history of the Brule River. Josh Jensen and Emily Lukacs share tips for early-ice panfish. Jeremy Moore tells how he trains dogs to find shed antlers. Jeff shares another tip for angers planning to fish the Lake Decorah Restoration Ice Fishing Tournament, Jan. 12th in Mauston. Dan plans to join a group of friends for a Holiday Deer Hunt in Richland County.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, author Ross Fruen talks about his new book, Boys of the Brule, which explores the history of human use of the Bois Brule River and his own family's seven generations of vacations on this storied river. (cablepublishing.com, hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Crappie Junction's Josh Jensen and Emily Lukacs talk about their favorite baits and techniques for catching panfish through the ice. (jiffyonice.com, facebook.com/Crappiejunction) Jeremy Moore, proprietor of Dog Bone Hunter, tells the story of his son's and daughter's successful deer hunts for trophy bucks in October and tells us why he switched to American Natural Premium dog food for his shed-hunting and deer-recovery dogs. (americannaturalpremium.com, dogbonehunter.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports poor ice conditions in the Madison area and warns anglers to stay off the ice until conditions improve. (fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Jiffy Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy Powerhead Cover. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered to win the grand prize, a Jiffy Ice Auger. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Thursday - December 20, 2018
Show 1351: Field and Stream editor Colin Kearns talks about great ice fishing road trips. Jiffy pro staffer Jim O'Brien reports panfish are biting on Waukesha County lakes. David Gray invites listeners to check out the online Holiday Sportsman Show through Dec. 31st. Jeff offers another tip for ice fishing Lake Decorah. Dan donates a Dan Small bobblehead to the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Field & Stream editor-in-chief Colin Kearns talks about some great ice fishing road trips from the Dec/Jan issue. (fieldandstream.com, hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro staffer and fishing guide Jim O'Brien reports on good panfish action on smaller Waukesha County lakes. (jiffyonice.com, dancingwithwalleyes.com) Virtual outdoor show promoter David Gray offers listeners free entry through Dec. 31 to the 2018 Holiday Sportsman Show and offers $3,500 in exclusive deals for products and gifts for a $15 fee. (holidaysportsmanshow.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, D&S Bait & Tackle proprietor Gene Dellinger provides an update on ice conditions and panfish action on the Madison chain. (fisherkingwinery.com, dsbait.com) Weekly Jiffy Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy Full Auger Case. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered to win the grand prize, a Jiffy Ice Auger. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Thursday - December 13, 2018
Show 1350: Field and Stream editor Colin Kearns looks at the best new outdoor gear for 2019. Author Stephen Sautner talks about his new book, A Cast in the Woods. Jack Baker, tournament director for the North American Ice Fishing Circuit, announces the National High School Ice Fishing Championship, Dec. 29-30 on Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota. Jeff warns Madison area anglers to wait for safe ice and offers a tip for anyone fishing the Lake Decorah Restoration Ice Fishing Tournament in Mauston on Jan. 12.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Field & Stream editor-in-chief Colin Kearns reviews the best of the best new outdoor gear for sportsmen from the Dec/Jan issue. (www.fieldandstream.com, www.hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, NAIFC tournament director Jack Baker invites schools to send teams to the National High School Ice Fishing Championship, Dec. 29-30 at Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.naifc.com) Author Stephen Sautner discusses his adventures involved with restoring a fishing cabin in the Catskill Mountains and dealing with floods, fracking and more. (www.stephensautner.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Jeff Kelm offers advice for taking big early-ice panfish, but reports that ice conditions in the Madison area are not yet safe. (www.fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Jiffy Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy Powerhead Cover. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered to win the grand prize, a Jiffy Ice Auger. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Wednesday - December 5, 2018
Show 1349: Field and Stream editor Colin Kearns talks about hunting late-season bucks. Jim O'Brien offers advice for Pewaukee Lake walleyes. Sig Sauer Demo Day at the Range of Richfield Dec. 8. Duffy Kopf offers early-ice advice for the Madison chain. Jeff ice fishes the Wisconsin River backwaters for perch. Dan deals with skunks and possums on the homestead.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Field & Stream editor-in-chief Colin Kearns shares some advice from the Dec/Jan issue for taking late-season bucks. (www.fieldandstream.com, www.hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O'Brien offers advice for taking walleyes through the ice on Pewaukee Lake. (www.jiffyonice.com, www.dancingwithwalleyes.com) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz previews December classes and activities at the range, including the annual Sig Sauer Demo Day on Saturday, Dec. 8. (www.therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro-angler Duffy Kopf reports on last weekend's St. Paul Ice Fishing Show and offers advice for early-season ice-fishing action in the Madison area. (www.stpaulicefishingshow.com, www.fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Jiffy Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy Full Auger Case. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered to win the grand prize, a Jiffy Ice Auger. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Wednesday - November 28, 2018
Show 1348: Sportsmanship prevails when a hunter tracks a wounded deer and a second hunter recovers it for him. Think safety first when venturing out onto new ice. New book discusses the science, wild inhabitants and joys of living on inland lakes. Dan and Jeff recap their gun deer season.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Jon Small tells the exciting story of his Bayfield County deer hunt, where he bagged a nice buck with the help of another hunter who finished it for him after he tracked it for more than a half mile. (hupy.com) In the Jiffy Ice Fishing Report, pro-angler Duffy Kopf lists precautions anglers should take when venturing out on new ice and gives listeners a preview of the new Jiffy E-6 Lightning battery-powered ice auger. (jiffyonice.com) Author and newspaper columnist Ted Rulseh talks about his latest book, A Lakeside Companion, in which he looks at water quality; the fish, birds and mammals that inhabit lakes; and some of the threats to the integrity of our inland lakes. (uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5756.htm) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on his successful gun deer hunt and offers advice for early-season ice fishing in the Madison area. (fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Jiffy Giveaway: This week, win a Jiffy Powerhead Cover. Everyone who enters the weekly drawings will be entered to win the grand prize, a Jiffy Ice Auger. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Monday - November 26, 2018
Show 1347: Get your deer tested for CWD at no cost and gain peace of mind. Grouse hunters are finding more birds than anticipated, RGS regional biologist says. Buy a Reel Craft Pass and get two craft beers for the price of one at 35 Wisconsin brew pubs. Last chance to enter the drawing for a year supply of American Natural Premium dog food.
In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Richland County Deer Advisory Council member Doug Duren reminds hunters to have their deer tested for CWD and lists sampling kiosk and carcass-disposal dumpster locations in southwest Wisconsin. (dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/regulations.html, hupy.com) Ruffed Grouse Society regional biologist Jon Steigerwaldt offers advice for landowners who want to manage their forest land for wildlife and reports on the grouse season in Wisconsin and Minnesota. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Clint Nievinski, founder of the Reel Craft Pass, explains how his craft beer coupon book works and encourages anglers to explore Wisconsin's trout streams and the craft breweries located near them. (reelcraftpass.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports some muskie action is still available on the Madison chain, but says he has put his boat away in anticipation of the coming ice-fishing season. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Giveaway: Win a year's supply of American Natural Premium Dog Food for one lucky listener's dog. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Thursday - November 15, 2018
Show 1346: Good luck to all deer hunters, and be sure to have your deer tested for CWD. Huntworth camouflage helps fall turkey hunters get close to birds. The Bunkhouse offers pheasant hunts, corporate retreats and more near Port Washington. Muskies are still active on the Madison chain. Gun deer season: Jeff plans to hunt near home with his crossbow. Dan heads north to Bayfield County.
Dan Large, proprietor of Pheasants at Large and The Bunkhouse in Port Washington, invites listeners to book a late-fall or winter pheasant hunt. (thebunkhouse.us, americannaturalpremium.com) In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Bryan Richards, chronic wasting disease project coordinator for the USGS National Wildlife Health Lab in Madison, reminds hunters to have their deer tested for CWD and to dispose of the carcass in a public landfill. (dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/regulations.html, hupy.com) Huntworth Gear pro-staffer Brett Berry tells us how he hunts fall turkeys with dogs and recounts his successful spring hunt in Wisconsin. (huntworthgear.com, turkeydog.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good muskie and walleye action on the Madison chain as winter approaches. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)

Weekly Giveaway: Win a year's supply of American Natural Premium Dog Food for one lucky listener's dog. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Friday - November 9, 2018
Show 1345: Invite a friend to go deer hunting this season and become a mentor. Trailer check-up tips for winter towing. Field-dressing advice for better venison products. Dan announces another winner of a one-year supply of American Natural Premium Dog Food.
Wisconsin DNR R-3 Team Supervisor Keith Warnke says there's still time to invite someone to go hunting this season. First-time buyers get significant discount. (gowild.wi.gov) Don VanderMey, chief sales office for Floe International, shares tips for trailer maintenance as winter approaches. (floeintl.com, powersports.honda.com) In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, Chris Johnson, proprietor of Johnson's Sausage Shoppe & Catering of Rio, Wisconsin, offers advice for the proper handling of deer from field to processor. (johnsonssausage.com, hupy.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Pappas Trading Post archery expert JC Chamberlin talks about the advantages of bowhunting during the firearms deer season. (www.pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Giveaway: Win a year's supply of American Natural Premium Dog Food for one lucky listener's dog. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Friday - November 2, 2018
Show 1344: Safety is the responsibility of every hunter. Sight in your deer rifle at The Range of Richfield. Check out the wildlife art of Gobbler Geek Jeff Fredrick throughout November at the Heider Center Art Gallery in West Salem. Jeff confesses his son spooked off two deer during a bowhunt. Dan announces the first winner of a one-year supply of American Natural Premium Dog Food.
Wisconsin DNR hunter education administrator Jon King reminds new and seasoned hunters alike that we are all responsible for making sure hunting is a safe and enjoyable experience for all. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorskills/safetyeducation.html) Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces November specials, classes and activities at the range, including a Roberts Defense Demo Day Nov. 10 and a Girl and a Gun holster clinic Nov. 7. Jim also reminds deer hunters they can sight in rifles at the range at a reduced lane rental rate. (therangewi.com) In the Hupy & Abraham outdoor report, 12-time state turkey-calling champion, Gobbler Geek and wildlife artist Jeff Fredrick invites listeners to visit his wildlife art exposition at the Heider Center Art Gallery in West Salem all of November, with a reception, 6:00-7:30 p.m on Nov. 8. (jfredrickdesign.com, heidercenter.org, fredrickchampionschoice.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Pappas Trading Post archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the rut. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Giveaway: Win a year's supply of American Natural Premium Dog Food for one lucky listener's dog. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Friday - October 26, 2018
Show 1343: Meet the new Ruffed Grouse Society regional biologist. American Natural Premium dog food offers special formulas to meet the needs of every dog, from couch pup to show dog to active hunter. Follow these steps to become a safer hunter. Good post-turnover bass, walleye and muskie action on the Madison chain. Jeff has a close encounter with a nice buck. Dan announces show content and air times for the annual TV special Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2018.
Wisconsin DNR hunter education administrator Jon King reminds all hunters that safety should be their most important concern. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorskills/safetyeducation.html) Ruffed Grouse Society regional biologist Jon Steigerwaldt weighs in on fall grouse hunting and discusses the current testing for West Nile virus in Minnesota and Wisconsin. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) American Natural Premium Pet Food co-founder Gene Large tells listeners what's behind the different formulas of ANP dog foods and offers a year's supply of dog food to four lucky winners over the next month. (americannaturalpremium.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good action for big smallmouths, walleyes and muskies on the Madison chain. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) Weekly Giveaway: Win a year's supply of American Natural Premium Dog Food for one lucky listener's dog. To enter this week's drawing, call 414-297-7554 or email dsoradio@gmail.com.
Thursday - October 18, 2018
Show 1342: Pheasant opener this weekend--think safety first when hunting any game. Sign up your school now for a field trip to MOHEE in May 2019. Kayaking adventure: paddling around Manhattan. Expert offers bowhunting advice for the rut. Jeff sells his bees. Dan recalls his first pheasant hunt many years ago.
Wisconsin DNR hunter education administrator Jon King offers safe hunting advice for small game and archery deer hunters. (dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorskills/safetyeducation.html) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Mark LaBarbera, founder and president of the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, offers funding for grade-school kids to take a field trip to the Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo, May 15 or 16, 2019. (outdoorheritageeducationcenter.com, hupy.com) Jon Small reports on another exciting kayaking adventure in New York Harbor, complete with a seal swim-along. (northbrooklynboatclub.org) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for bowhunting the rut. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) Huntworth Lifestyle Gear giveaway winner announced.
Friday - October 12, 2018
Show 1341: Mentor a new hunter this season and keep the tradition alive. Join wild game chef Hank Shaw for dinner in La Crosse, Madison or Cedarburg. Learn how Tracy Breen overcame cerebral palsy to become an accomplished speaker and big-game hunter. Despite high water, smallmouths, panfish and muskies are hitting on the Madison lakes. Jeff reports on the Cabelas Masters Walleye Circuit National Championship held last weekend on Bay de Noc. Dan announces Pheasants in Wisconsin TV special to air on Fox Sports Wisconsin, Fox Sports North and public-access stations around Wisconsin.
Wisconsin DNR R-3 team supervisor Keith Warnke encourages hunters to take someone hunting this season either on their own or with a formal Learn to Hunt event. (https://gowild.wi.gov) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, cookbook author and wild game chef Hank Shaw shares advice for cooking quail, grouse or pheasant and invites listeners to join him for a game dinner in La Crosse, Oct. 20; Madison, Oct. 21; or Cedarburg on Oct. 22. (https://honest-food.net, www.hupy.com) Outdoor writer, podcaster and motivational speaker Tracy Breen tells listeners how he does not allow a physical disability to keep him from hunting big game all over the world. (www.tracybreen.com, www.huntworthgear.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, D&S Bait proprietor Gene Dellinger reports on fishing conditions on the Madison chain, Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River. (www.pappastradingpost.com, www.fisherkingwinery.com, www.dsbait.com) Huntworth Gear Giveaway: This week and this week only, to enter the drawing for a Huntworth Lifestyle Clothing package, email us at dsoradio@gmail.com or call 414-297-7554. Leave your name and phone number and mention the Huntworth giveaway. We'll announce the winner next week!
Thursday - October 4, 2018
Show 1340: After two recent shooting accidents, DNR reminds all hunters to think safety first on every outing. Enjoy a spooktacular October at the Range of Richfield. Lake Michigan charter season wraps up this month. Expert advice for October bowhunting. Jeff heads to Escanaba for the Cabelas MWC World Walleye Championship.
Wisconsin DNR hunter safety administrator Jon King reports on two recent shooting accidents and urges all hunters to think safety first at all times when in the field. (dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/) In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz announces classes and special events for October at the range. (therangewi.com, www.hupy.com) Charter captain "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports on a successful season on Lake Michigan and encourages anglers to reserve dates now for 2019. Parker John's BBQ & Pizza in Sheboygan offers great post-trip food for hungry anglers. (dumperdan.com, parkerjohns.com/parker-johns-sheboygan/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin offers advice for October bowhunting and reports on his first outing with his six-year-old daughter. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - September 27, 2018
Show 1339: Outdoors Radio wins more awards from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Become a mentor and take someone hunting this season. Fishing reports from Lake of the Woods and the Madison Chain. Spend an enjoyable weekend at Woodside Ranch Resort in Juneau County. Jeff reports on last weekend's NABC event on Lake Minnetonka. Dan reports on his trip to North Dakota and Lake of the Woods.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Dan shares highlights from his recent trip to Ballard's Black Island Resort on Lake of the Woods. (blackisland.com, hupy.com) Jeff Kahlow, creator of Big Guy Hats in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, reports on his weekend trip to Woodside Ranch Resort in Juneau County. (woodsideranch.com, castlerock-petenwell.com, bigguyhats.com) Wisconsin DNR R-3 Team Supervisor Keith Warnke explains current efforts to recruit, retain and reactivate hunters in Wisconsin with mentored hunting and learn-to-hunt opportunities. (gowild.wi.gov, dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorskills/) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Gene Dellinger reports on current lake conditions and fishing activity on the Madison Chain. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com, dsbait.com)
Thursday - September 20, 2018
Show 1338: Huntworth Gear giveaway winner announced. Tips for early-season bowhunting. New accessible fishing pier dedicated at Vilas Park in Madison. Kings are hitting on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan. Dan fishes Devils Lake and Lake of the Woods.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Robert Stroede, conservation manager for the Union Sportsmen's Alliance, talks about the new accessible fishing pier dedicated last week at Madison Wisconsin's Vilas Park. (unionsportsmen.org, hupy.com) Paul Marion, director of marketing for the Wildlife Research Center, describes several new WRC products and offers advice for early-season bowhunting success. (wildlife.com) Charter captain "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports angers are taking big kings off Sheboygan on Lake Michigan. (dumperdan.com, pier17sheb.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin talks about bowhunting opportunities in southern Wisconsin. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com) Winner announced in the Huntworth Gear giveaway. (huntworthgear.com)
Wednesday - September 12, 2018
Show 1337: Win a complete Disruption camouflage outfit from Huntworth Gear. Expert advice for treating chronic Lyme disease. Last chance to register for the Treland Premier Musky Fly Fishing Championship Sept. 27-29. Fishing advice while the Madison area lakes are recovering from recent floods. Dan attends the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers conference in Bismarck-Mandan, ND.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Tatum Treland-Schlapper reports on fishing action on the Chippewa Flowage and invites listeners to compete in the 3rd annual Treeland's Musky Fly Fishing Championship Sept. 27-29 and the Treeland's Musky Bash, Nov. 2-4. (treelandresorts.com, hupy.com) Dr. Bill Rawls, M.D., offers advice on understanding and combatting Lyme disease with alternative medicine. (rawlsmd.com/health-articles/is-there-lyme-where-i-live) Country music recording artist Nick Hoffman talks about his TV show Nick's Wild Ride on the Outdoor Channel and announces an exclusive Huntworth Gear giveaway for Outdoors Radio listeners. (outdoorchannel.com/nicks-wild-ride, huntworthgear.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, Duffy Kopf reports on lake levels, boat launch closures and fishing action on the Madison chain following the recent heavy rains and record flooding. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - September 6, 2018
Show 1336: Think safety first if you plan to kayak on Lake Superior. New Ruffed Grouse Society president shares his vision for the future of RGS. Visit Buckhorn Store and Buckhorn State Park this fall. Dan heads to Bismarck, ND for the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers conference.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Jon Small reports on his recent kayaking trip with Living Adventure in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. (livingadventure.com, hupy.com) Ben Jones, the new president and CEO of the Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock societies, shares his vision for RGS and AWS and reports on projects in the works for the Upper Midwest. (ruffedgrousesociety.org) Heather Wolf, manager of Buckhorn State Park, talks about the park's features and invites listeners to enjoy the park's many fall activities and events. (dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/buckhorn/, castlerock-petenwell.com/) Tim Voll, owner of Buckhorn Store, invites visitors to Juneau County and Buckhorn State Park to stop in for fishing, hunting amp; camping supplies or lunch. (buckhornstorewi.com, castlerock-petenwell.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers last-minute advice for bow and crossbow hunters as they prepare for the upcoming deer season. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - August 30, 2018
Show 1335: First responders shoot free every day in September at The Range of Richfield. Big kings are moving into Sheboygan Harbor on Lake Michigan. Expert offers boating safety advice for Labor Day outings. Time to prepare for archery deer season. Jeff visits the Central Wisconsin State Fair. Dan reports on last weekend's World Musky Hunt in Lake Tomahawk.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Peg Phillips, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council, offers boating safety tips for Labor Day Weekend. (safeboatingcampaign.com, hupy.com) Charter captain "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports big kings are moving into shallow water and harbor areas on Lake Michigan. (dumperdan.com, slysmidtown.com) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, details September classes and events at the range, including Grandparents Day, Sept. 9, when all grandparents shoot free with one paid lane rental. In addition, in memory of 9/11 all first responders are invited to enjoy a free hour of shooting every day in September. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin urges deer hunters to check their equipment to be sure they are ready for the upcoming archery season and reminds everyone to always wear a safety harness when hunting from an elevated stand. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Thursday - August 23, 2018
Show 1334: New app for hunters offers season and permit application dates and more for 17 states. New game keeps people of all ages laughing. Lake Michigan kings are hitting close to shore. Wisconsin River bite continues strong. Jeff reports on the North American Bass Circuit tournament at Bay de Noc. Dan heads to the World Musky Hunt in Lake Tomahawk Aug. 23-25.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, John Rastas introduces listeners to his app that provides hunting and fishing season information for 17 states. (season2hunt.com/, hupy.com) Matt Mariani, director of advertising for North Star Games, describes the new game for kids of all ages, "Happy Salmon," a finalist for the Toy Association's 2018 Game of the Year. (northstargames.com, toyassociation.org) Charter captain "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports good Lake Michigan fishing action for king salmon closer to shore off Sheboygan and invites visitors to come to the Sheboygan County Fair, Labor Day Weekend. (dumperdan.com, visitsheboygan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports good smallmouth, walleye and catfish action on the Wisconsin River. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - August 15, 2018
Show 1333: Wisconsin Natural Resources board directs DNR to deal with hunters transporting of deer carcasses. Two new outdoor books feature bird-hunting tales and Gordon MacQuarrie newspaper columns. Time to prepare for archery deer season. Jeff heads to a Cabelas MWC walleye tournament in Escanaba. Dan invites listeners to join him for a Canadian fishing trip to Lake of the Woods in September.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, retired DNR biologist Dave Evenson talks about his new book, Right Off the Reel, a collection of Gordon MacQuarrie's Milwaukee Journal newspaper columns from 1936-56 and invites listeners to attend the 3rd Annual Gordon MacQuarrie Pilgrimage & Tour, Aug. 24-26 in the Town of Barnes, Wisconsin. (bahamuseum.org) Outdoor writer Ken Blomberg talks about his second book, Wisconsin Bird Hunting Tales, and reports on the discussion of a shorter ruffed grouse season at the August meeting of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board. (ruffedgrousesociety.org, dnr.wi.gov) In the Madison Outdoors Report, JC Chamberlin urges hunters to have their deer sampled for chronic wasting disease and says now's the time to prepare for the upcoming archery deer season. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - August 8, 2018
Show 1332: Deer Fest Riton riflescope winner announced. Wounded heroes enjoy a Sturgeon Bay fishing adventure. Lake Michigan salmon action continues strong off Sheboygan. Get in on the Madison panfish bite. Jeff reports on two tournaments held at Oconto last weekend. Dan reports on Deer Fest.
Charter captain Dan Welsch reports good mixed-bag action for kings, cohos and rainbows in deep water off Sheboygan on Lake Michigan and suggests Sheboygan visitors try Rupps Downtown Supper Club for after-fishing meals. (dumperdan.com) Ace Luciano, industry liaison for Riton Optics, talks about Riton products and announces the winner of the Riton riflescope giveaway from Deer Fest. (ritonusa.com, deerfest.com) Captain Dan Jordan, of Montague, MI, reports from the Wounded Heroes at the Lodge two-day fishing outing on Wisconsin's Sturgeon Bay in Door County. (facebook.com, thelodgeatls.co, anglerqwestpontoons.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, pro angler Duffy Kopf reports a good panfish bite, but slow game fish action on the Madison Chain. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Wednesday - August 1, 2018
Show1331: Meet Dan and register to win a riflescope from Riton Optics in booth 107 at Deer Fest this weekend. Avoiding disaster on Denali. August classes and fun at the Range of Richfield. Private rental homes a great option for year-round recreation in Central Wisconsin. Jeff reports on the Michigan state high school bass championship held last weekend in Kalamazoo.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, mountain climber Jon Hirsch recounts his harrowing adventure on a recent attempt to climb Denali. (facebook.com/jon.hirsch.35, hupy.com) Shauna Cote, office manager for The Cottage Keeper, invites listeners to reserve one of their 22 private home vacation rentals in the Castle-Rock/Petenwell area. (castlerock-petenwell.com, cottagekeeper.com) Jim Babiasz, president of The Range of Richfield, announces August events and classes at the range and talks about U.S. Dept. of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's surprise visit in July. (therangewi.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, archery expert JC Chamberlin offers advice for planting fall food plots and giving treestands a safety check before bow season. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)
Tuesday - July 24, 2018
Show 1330: Deer Fest comes to West Bend next weekend. Wisconsin ruffed grouse season may end on Nov. 30 this fall. Mixed-bag action continues strong on Lake Michigan out of Sheboygan. Jeff plants fall food plots with Horny Buck seed. Dan reports on the Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association conference at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Wisconsin DNR upland wildlife ecologist Mark Witecha discusses the apparent decline in ruffed grouse numbers and explains the emergency rule-making process that could lead to a shortened grouse season for 2018. (dnr.wi.gov, ruffedgrousesociety.org/WI-Grouse-Season-Proposal, hupy.com) Deer Fest promoter Hugh McAloon talks about events and activities at this year's Deer Fest, Aug. 3-5 at Washington County Fair Park and invites all veterans and active military in uniform to get in free on Sunday. (deerfest.com) Charter captain "Dumper" Dan Welsch reports good mixed-bag trout and salmon action on Lake Michigan off Sheboygan and invites listeners to enjoy a meal at Sprecher's Restaurant and Bistro. (dumperdan.com, sprecherspubsheboygan.com) In the Madison Outdoors Report, McFarland guide Ron Barefield reports on fishing action on the Madison Chain, Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River. (pappastradingpost.com, fisherkingwinery.com)