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SHOW #506 | 2010 FEB 06
The Wild Institute: bringing people closer to the deep wisdom of nature.

• Perfect winter getaway – kayaking in Baja!

• New iPhone app helps identify animal tracks.

• Southeast Wisconsin ice fishing update.

NAIFC: bringing World-Class tournament ice fishing to North America

• Dan ice fishes for crappies on Fox Lake.

• Jeff prepares for the NAIFC tournament this weekend on Delavan Lake.

Results for POLL s505

Should the DNR increase overwinter goals for deer by 25% overall?

YES 54%   |   NO 38%   |  MAYBE 0%  |  UNDECIDED 0%  |  OTHER 8%


POLL s506

Do you think the DNR should manage largemouth and smallmouth bass with separate regulations?

(Poll adapted from Wisconsin Outdoor News) Some anglers would like to see Wisconsin manage largemouth and smallmouth bass separately. That is not part of the new DNR bass management plan.  READ MORE


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founder of The Wild Institute , talks about upcoming wilderness adventures and shares advice on living from your wild side.


explains the many features of his new animal tracks iPhone app.


Jiffy Pro Staffer and co-owner of of Wolfpack Adventures , reports on ice-fishing activity in southern Wisconsin and his recent outing with Dan on Fox Lake.

Feb. 11 : Southeast Wisconsin Friends of the NRA Banquet, Golden Mast in Okauchee. Dan will emcee. Information Online

Feb. 12 : Outdoor Wisconsin Banquet at The Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee. Tickets: Information Online

Feb. 13 : Dick Smith’s Bait 10th Annual Ice Fishing Jamboree on Nagawicka Lake. Adult event is sold out, but there’s still room for more kids. Jiffy pro-staffer Jim O’Brien will be there to drill holes for kids and share ice-fishing tips. Find listings for dozens more ice fisheries: Information Online

Feb. 12-14 : Wisconsin FORCE/NRA State Convention (FORCE = Firearms Owners, Ranges, Clubs and Educators). Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha. Refuse to be a Victim Seminar, NRA Instructor Certification Seminar, workshops on the future of gun ownership, women’s groups, grassroots organizing, youth education and more. Many activities are free. Information Online

Feb. 12-14 : Milwaukee Muskie Expo, State Fair Park. Exhibits, seminars, Brad Karstaedt and Dan will be there. Details: Information Online

Feb. 13: Wisconsin sturgeon spearing season opens. Meet the authors of People of the Sturgeon, Ron Bruch, Kathy Schmitt-Klein & Fred Binkowski, at 11:00 a.m. at Wendt’s on the Lake in Van Dyne. Have your copy signed, watch the big fish come in, and share your sturgeon memories! Information Online or by Phone at 920-688-5231

Feb. 17: Jim O’Brien will speak on electronics for ice fishing at the Waukesha Gander Mountain store. Starts at 6 p.m. Information Online

Feb. 19-20 : Jim Hudson’s Ice Roads Ice Fishing Class: Information Online

Feb. 26-28 : Milwaukee RV Show, State Fair Park. Informatin Online

Feb. 26-28 : Madison Fishing Expo, Alliant Energy Center. Brad Karstaedt and Dan will be there. Information Online

Feb. 27 : East Coast Gobblers Chapter NWTF Banquet, Bil-Mar Supper Club in Manitowoc. Information by Phone: Contact Wally at 920-686-1215

Mar. 14-21 : The Wild Institute has space for six more women on a trip to Baja California. Activities include sea kayaking, deep-sea fishing, gourmet meals, relaxing on a private white-sand beach, hiking the Sonoran desert, whale watching and more. Trip is led by Chris Heeter, guest on this week’s show. Information Online or By Phone at 763-479-3954 .

Free Turkey Hunter Education Clinics offered statewide

Free Turkey Hunter Education Clinics will be offered again this year around the state. These free clinics are presented by volunteer instructors and are sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Clinics typically last 2 to 3 hours and are designed to cover wild turkey biology and behavior, hunting methods, regulations, safety precautions, and landowner/hunter ethics, as well as tips for scoring trophy birds and a few ideas on preparing turkeys at home. Wisconsin's 2010 Turkey Hunter Education Clinic site location map

The Turkey Hunter Education Clinics are intended to address and inform all ages and experience levels from a beginning turkey hunter interested in learning wild turkey hunting techniques to experienced wild turkey hunters looking to brush-up on skills and learn new techniques.

These clinics will be held February through late March. Information and a listing on where and when clinics are being held is available on the DNR Web site or may call the DNR Customer Call Center from 7 a.m. through 10 p.m. seven days a week at 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463). For the latest additions or changes in the schedule please refer to the DNR Web site.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Hull (608) 267-7861 or Sharon Fandel (608) 261-8458

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