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Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014

NEWS For Immediate Release: 9-29-14

Contact: Mark LaBarbera, 520-730-9252
Outdoor News Renews Support for Dan Small’s Deer Hunt Wisconsin TV Special

Expanding its audience reach while continuing to deliver timely content, Outdoor News Inc has renewed its sponsorship of Dan Small’s Deer Hunt Wisconsin annual TV special, according to ON President Rob Drieslein. He noted how important it is – in the wake of the deer trustee report and implementation of changes during the next few years—for the DNR to communicate with the public, and for hunters to learn the new rules. He pledged Outdoor News resources to help readers and viewers.

The goal of the hour-long broadcast is to review what every hunter needs to know and make it easier for viewers to understand the changes being implemented in 2014, 2015, and beyond.

Dan Small' DEER HUNT Wisconsin 2014 begins airing November 06, 2014

Dan Small’s DEER HUNT Wisconsin 2014 to begin airing NOV 06, 2014. Watch our website for details.

“We welcome Outdoor News’ renewed support and cross-promotions that help readers, viewers, the DNR and advertisers,” said host Dan Small, noting this is the 24nd year of producing the popular deer specials that air on Milwaukee Public Television, Wisconsin Public Television, Fox Sports North, and Fox Sports Wisconsin, plus the DNR’s website and other online sites, at about the time 670,000 licensed hunters are gearing up for the Wisconsin gun deer season. Small said the number of airings will be more than double last year’s total, expanding the audience size and reach for this timely information.

Sponsors and airtimes will be promoted in Outdoor News, a paid circulation newspaper devoted to covering the outdoors and is delivered weekly in Minnesota and bi-weekly in Wisconsin and other states.

Outdoor News, Inc. is celebrating 47 years of publishing for deer hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the Great Lakes region. Launched in Minnesota in 1968, Outdoor News now publishes separate, state-specific outdoor newspapers and websites in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Illinois.

Each state has its own website. More than 250,000 outdoor enthusiasts subscribe to one of the seven Outdoor News newspapers. Total readership, including paid circulation, pass-along readership, and free distribution delivers more than 750,000 hunters and anglers. Every state operates independently and boasts its own editors, writers and sales staff who live, hunt, fish, sell, and write in their respective state.

ON President Rob Drieslein said, “Our editors and writers like Dan Small are trained, award-winning newspaper journalists committed to reporting news related to the outdoors and writing features to help our readers. This focus on quality, local journalism has led to a subscriber renewal rate that exceeds 85 percent and sustained growth every year.”

ON Marketing Director Evy Gebhardt added, “The Deer Hunt Wisconsin team knows that our readers are very active in the outdoors and enjoy many activities: 94 percent hunt, 92 percent fish, 70 percent are wildlife watchers and feeders. They enjoy each issue of Outdoor News spending over one hour reading each issue from cover-to-cover, just as they look forward to the annual Deer Hunt Wisconsin TV show.”

Sponsors of the show include …
Bad Boy Buggies Badgerland SCI Chapter Barnett Crossbows
Dogbone Enterprises Henry Repeating Arms Hunting Works for Wisconsin
MEC Real Avid The Range of Richfield
Tuffy’s Outpost Valley Snowmobile & Powersports Wern Valley Sportsmen’s Club
White Knuckle Productions Wicked Tree Gear Wildlife Research Center
Whitetails Unlimited Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club Dept. of Tourism and Dept. of Natural Resources

For more information visit the Outdoor News website. To explore sponsorship availability for the Deer Hunt Wisconsin 2014 on Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Wisconsin and public television, plus cross-promotion in Outdoor News, contact Mark LaBarbera.


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2014 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities this year – October 4-12

photo c. WDNR ©2013

Disabled deer hunt shows great participation by Wisconsin landowners and will provide a number of opportunities for disabled hunters statewide


MADISON – Eligible hunters interested in participating in the 2014 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities are reminded that this year’s hunt will take place from Oct. 4-12.

“The disabled hunt program highlights some important partnerships and is a great example of the sense of community associated with deer hunting in Wisconsin,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp.

As of the June 1 land sponsor application deadline, 86 landowners had enrolled more than 78,000 acres of land across 46 counties for this year’s deer hunt. For a list of sponsors for the 2014 season, please visit WDNR website and search keywords disabled deer hunt.

Hunters should contact sponsors directly and be prepared to provide their name, contact information and DNR customer ID number. To be eligible, hunters must possess a valid Class A, Class B long-term permit that allows shooting from a vehicle or Class C or D disabled hunting permit. As in the past, eligible hunters must also possess a gun deer license.

For more information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin, search the WDNR website for keyword deer.



  • Dan Kaminski, Assistant Big Game Ecologist – (608) 261-7588


2012 Piping Hot News

Dan is bustin’ all out of his seams getting ready for the soon-to-sproutin’ crop of Outdoor Shows all around Wisconsin. Keep watching the Newsletter, Dan’s Calendar and listening to the Outdoors w/ Dan Small Radio show for news, views and the details of WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE!

Here are a few of Shows and Events that are just around the corner:

 January 20-29 :  Milwaukee Boat Show  State Fair Park  ONLINE INFO:

 February 10-12 :  Milwaukee Muskie Expo  State Fair Park ONLINE INFO:

• February 17-19: Central Wisconsin Sports Show  Patriot Center, Rothschild, Wisconsin ONLINE INFO: CONTACT: Chuck Collins  715-757-2370

• February 22: Outdoor Wisconsin Banquet   Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha ONLINE INFO:  CONTACT: Pam Behling 414-297-8009

Be sure to follow this season’s NAIFC events with Dan’s Co-Host, Jeff Kelm (aka, Hardwater-Angler) as he cuts holes, tips fish and tallies points toward his part as a member of the 2012 USA Ice Fishing Team shooting for the 2012 World Championships.

Jeff begins his run for the cubes this Sunday 08 JAN 2012 on Monticello MN’s Pelican Lake. Best success Jeff and Adam. Go Team #711!

So much more to come … Listen the Outdoors w/ Dan Small Radio show and keep the Dan Small Outdoors Online Media Group on your speed-click for all the latest information.

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