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posted on Jul 1st
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.  Marc Drewek was once again joined by longtime friend of the show Carl Luedke, who's currently Vice-President of the National Wild Turkey Federation of Wisconsin.  Carl is a turkey hunting enthusiast, and spent the hour with us sharing outdoors game recipes/tips/tricks to try with the pending 4th of July celebrations coming up.  You can get in touch with Carl at the National Wild Turkey Federation website at www.nwtf-wi.org.

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posted on Jun 24th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, June 24th, 2015.  Marc Drewek welcomed in event coordinator David Potter of the Stars & Stripes Shoot with Camp American Legion, to start off the show.  The Stars & Stripes Shoot is coming up July 11th at the Viking Bow and Gun Club in Valders, Wisconsin, and it's an event for everyone to enjoy a day of shooting sports alongside our military heroes in support of Camp American Legion.  You can find more information to participate at wilegion.org.  Also on the show was Tim Jahn, State of Wisconsin ambassador for Hunt of a Lifetime.  Hunt of A Lifetime is a nonprofit organization with a mission to granting hunt & fishing expeditions for children 21 and under with diagnosed life threatening illnesses.  Tim talked about the organization and how they help make a difference with young people in helping living out their dreams in the outdoors.  Lisa Klotz then joined us to wrap up the show.  She is a supporter of Hunt of a Lifetime, and shared with us her story personally being involved with the organization.

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posted on Jun 17th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.  Wisconsin DNR Warden Tom Sturdivant joined Marc Drewek for your monthly "Ask a Game Warden" show.  Your chance to be heard on outdoor related topics with your questions and comments as the summer outdoors season roars on.  Marc started things off with requests to replay a segment on bow fishing from the previous Ask A Game Warden Show.  Later, Marc brought on Tom to talk about boating regulations to know when on the water, along with proper animal control of wild animals.

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posted on Jun 3rd
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015.  Marc Drewek dedicated the hour to fishing, and again welcomed in fishing experts/enthusiasts from around the state to give us an update on the early summer fishing activity.  Justin Mundt of The Reel Shot in Appleton began the show with his report.  Justin would tell us what's been hitting on the Winnebago system, while also sharing some tips to improve your fishing experience there.  Later, Lee Haasch of Haasch Guide Service in Algoma, WI joined the program from the first time, and gave us a report on what to expect for fishing with his outfit along Lake Michigan.  Finally, Kurt Justice of Kurt's Island Sport Shop in Minocqua, WI would join the show with his fishing report.  Kurt gave us the conditions from around the area and what's currently the hot bite.

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posted on May 27th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, May 27th, 2015.  Marc Drewek began the show talking crossbow hunting with Herb Schwartz, Vice-President of the Wisconsin Crossbow Federation.  Herb talked about Wisconsin's Largest 3-D Crossbow Shoot in West Bend, WI that's happening on June 6th.  The guys also talked about the progression of the crossbow here in Wisconsin over the past year.  Later in the show, Marc welcomed back on special guest Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester Deadly Passion on the Sportsman Channel.  They both talked about hunting in general, along with her attendence at the Greater Wisconsin Outdoor & Sportsman Festival coming up on June 12th-14th, at the Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh, WI.

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posted on May 20th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, May 20th, 2015.  Wisconsin DNR Warden Ryan Propson joined Marc Drewek for your monthly "Ask a Game Warden" show.  Your chance to be heard on outdoor related topics with your questions and comments as the spring outdoors season continues.  The guys began the show talking about the rules and regulations of bow fishing, especially around the Lake Winnebago water system.  They later gave an update on what's been happening during the current spring turkey hunting season.  Also wildlife management was discussed along with ATV/UTV and boating safety towards the end of the show.

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posted on May 13th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, May 13th, 2015.  Marc Drewek introduced us to a very special guest to start the show in Matt Tennessen, of Camp Ryan Adams.  Matt, a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, represents Camp Ryans Adams in Willard, WI as a senior member helping our American veterans and wounded warriors along with their families, enjoy special hunting excursions with comradery and emotional healing being their mission.  You can get in touch with Matt at www.campryanadams.org for more information.  Later in the show, Marc welcomed in Andy Wulf, of Whitetail Ridge Outfitters in Tipton, IA.  Andy gave us a rundown of his outfit and what they have to offer for hunting in Iowa and Missouri.

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posted on May 6th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, May 6th, 2015.  Marc Drewek first introduced us to Tom Dietz of Parker Bows.  Tom talked about his archery products at Parker, and what they have to offer.  Later, Marc was joined by his outdoors friend Randy Brochtrup to talk about the spring outdoors season that's in full swing.

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posted on Apr 29th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, April 29th, 2015.   Marc Drewek spent the hour talking all things fishing with fisherman Kyle Sorensen, of OB Outdoors.   Kyle is a fishing enthusiast who fishes locally around Wisconsin, and through OB Outdoors shares his fishing experiences and talents with his awesome videos at ObOutdoors.com.

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posted on Apr 15th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, April 15th, 2015.   Marc Drewek opened the show with Vicki Vogel, of the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance.  Vicki is the executive director of the FREEA, and they're located on 1000 N. Ballard Rd. in Appleton.  Marc and Vicki talked about the property and what they provide to the public for outdoors education and preservation.  Marc then reintroduced us to Steve Daebler, of Wolf River Game Farm in Shiocton, WI.  Steve's game farm provides to the public annual bird hunting including: Quail, Pheasants, and Mallards. Later, Marc touched on our sponsor Mills Fleet Farm, and their 2015 Spring Sports & Outdoors Show at the Lambeau Field Atrium this Friday, April 17th, and Saturday, April 18th.  This show features many seminars and guests for all outdoors enthusiasts and their families.  Free tickets can be picked up at your local Mills Fleet Farm.

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posted on Apr 8th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, April 8th, 2015.  Wisconsin DNR Warden Ryan Propson joined Marc Drewek for your monthly "Ask a Game Warden" show.   Your chance to be heard on outdoor related topics with your questions and comments as the spring season pushes ahead.  Marc and Ryan both tapped into the upcoming turkey hunting season, talking about the hunt itself and some important rules and regulations to abide by.  They also touched on the wood duck hunt and the current walleye run.  Also the guys also touched on the upcoming DNR Spring Hearings on rules and regulations open to the public on April 13th, held in every county across the state.  You can checkout the Wisconsin DNR website, dnr.wi.gov/, to find where the hearing is held in your county.  (IMPORTANT NOTE: Public participation is what helps form and create the future of the Wisconsin outdoors landscape, you participation is definitely encouraged.)

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posted on Apr 1st
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, April 1st, "April Fools Day", 2015.  Marc Drewek spent the hour prepping us for the upcoming turkey hunting season with longtime friend of the show Carl Luedke, current Vice-President of the National Wild Turkey Federation of Wisconsin.  Carl, a turkey hunting enthusiast, shared some hunting experiences with us along with his vast knowledge to the upcoming hunt.  Also as a bonus, Carl also shared with us a few outdoor cooking ideas for the hunting enthusiast to wrap up the show.  You can link up with Carl at the National Wild Turkey Federation website at: www.nwtf-wi.org.

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posted on Mar 25th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, March 25th, 2015.  Wisconsin DNR Wardens Mike Young and Ryan Propson joined Marc Drewek for your monthly "Ask a Game Warden" show.  Also Ryan Koenigs, our Winnebago Sturgeon Biologist, stopped in to be apart of a special addition of Ask a Game Warden.  Mike will be retiring from the DNR at the end of the month, and this show was dedicated to him with special guests/suprises happening throughout the hour.  We all here at Living the Outdoorsand WSCO remember Mike and his service to the DNR over the past decades, and thank him for all he's done for the state of Wisconsin.

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posted on Mar 18th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, March 18th, 2015.  Marc Drewek started the show joined by special guest Jim Keller, sponsor of the J.J. Keller Iditarod Racing Team.  Jim checked in from Alaska to talk about the finish of the Iditarod as he just welcomed in his/the 2015 Iditarod Racing Champion Dallas Seavey.  Also part of the team, Dallas's father Mitch Seavey finished second behind his son in this year's race.  Marc then followed up with an interview he recently had with Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp, to talk about the Wisconsin outdoors.  Marc then welcomed back from 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna, Naturalist Debra Nowak.  They both had a conversation about the Center and what it has to offer to the public.

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posted on Mar 11th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, March 11th, 2015.  Marc Drewek began the show with naturalist Steve Petznick, of Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London, WI.  Steve checked in to talk about Musky Magic, a special event for musky enthusiasts that takes place at New London Middle School on Sunday March 15th.  Later in the show, Marc was joined by special guest Jim Keller, sponsor of the J.J. Keller Iditarod Racing Team.  The 2015 Iditarod race is currently running through Alaska, and Jim came in studio to talk about his team, who includes reigning Iditerod Champion Dallas Seavey (note: also Iditarod champion in 2012).  Jim also sponsors Dallas's father Mitch Seavey, Iditarod Champion in 2004 and 2013, who's also competing for his third Iditarod title.

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posted on Mar 4th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, March 4th, 2015.  Marc Drewek welcomed on Dan Small, host of a couple of statewide outdoor programs both on television ("Outdoor Wisconsin" on WPT) and radio ("Dan Small Outdoors Radio").  Dan is also apart of the 75th Annual Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, put on for outdoor enthusiasts March 4th-8th, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, WI.  Dan began by giving us a preview of the 5-day event, while also sharing some of his unique outdoor experiences here in Wisconsin, and providing us an inside look into his long-standing television program of 31 years.

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posted on Feb 25th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, February 25th, 2015.  Marc Drewek returned from his snow goose hunt in Havana, Illinois the previous week to deliver another hour dedicated to outdoors.  Marc started off the show sharing his experiences from the hunt and what you might expect if you're to participate.  Also, Marc welcomed back in Steve Daebler from Wolf River Game Farm in Shiocton, WI.  Steve shared with us what his game farm provides to the public year round, including hunting: Quail, Chukars, Pigeons, Pheasants, and Mallards.

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posted on Feb 18th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.  Outdoors enthusiast Randy Brochtrup was your fill-in host for this week for his firend/host Marc Drewek, who was off out on a snow goose hunt in Illinois.  Randy started off the show replaying an important interview Marc had previously with Duffy Kopf, of Nebulus Emergency Flotation Devices.  Duffy supplies floatation devices to have with you when out on the ice.  Randy then brought on Gordy Pagel, of the 2014 Northeast Wisconsin Sport Fishing Show, happening at Players Choice of Appleton February 20th-22nd (This upcoming weekend!!!).  Gordy gave us a preview of the show, that includes National Walleye Fishing Tour Champion and Wisconsin native Korey Sprengel in attendance.  Korey then joined us later to talk also about the show, and shared some of his experiences out on the pro-fishing circut.

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posted on Feb 11th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, February 11th, 2015.  Wisconsin DNR Wardens Mike Young and Ryan Propson joined Marc Drewek for your monthly "Ask a Game Warden" show.  Your chance to be heard on outdoor related topics with your questions and comments as the 2015 Sturgeon Spearing season approaches.  The guys spent most of the show previewing season with regulations and safety tips to abide by.  They also touched on a caller"s question about bear tags and bear tag requirements for the bear hunting season. 

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posted on Feb 4th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, February 4th, 2015.  Marc Drewek welcomed back on naturalist Steve Petznick, of Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London, WI.  They both talked about Mosquito Hill and what it has to offer to the public.  Steve also shared with us many events and activities for you and the others, (especially the young ones), to checkout at the Mosquito Hill. 

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posted on Jan 28th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, January 28th, 2015.  Marc Drewek welcomed in a couple of guests on the show.  Starting us off was Rick Hamm, of Snow Fox Snow Goose Outfitting in Havana IL.  Marc will be meeting up with Rick next month for an opportunity to snow goose hunt.  And they both talked about snow goose hunting in general and what's to expect on their impending hunt.  Later in the show, Marc tackled the dangers of being out on lake/river ice with Duffy Kopf, of Nebulus Emergency Flotation Devices in Lakeville, MN.  Nebulus provides several safety devices that could be vital to saving your life.  And Duffy shared with us some of those products to consider having with you when on the ice.

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posted on Jan 21st
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, January 21st, 2015.  Marc Drewek would dedicate the hour to ice fishing, and welcomed in some ice fishing enthusiasts to share an update on ice fishing activity in their respective areas.  Justin Mundt of The Reel Shot in Oshkosh would start out the show with his report.  Justin would tell us the current ice conditions on the Winnebago system, while also sharing some tips and products to lead you to a successful/safe ice fishing experience.  Kurt Justice of Kurt's Island Sport Shop in Minocqua would join the us in the second segment.  Kurt gave us an ice fishing report and conditions from around the area while also sharing what types of bait/jigs have been working for anglers.  And Stan Hacker of Hacker Bait & Tackle in Shawano joined the show, to share with us his report on ice condtions and what the local anglers have been catching out on the ice.

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posted on Jan 14th
This is your Living the Outdoors Show from Wednesday, January 14th, 2015.  Marc Drewek would return and was first joined by dedicated trapper Jim Binder, of the Wisconsin Trappers Association.  They both spent part of the show talking about trapping, and sharing some of Jim's crazy trapping stories.  Also, Marc brought on Norm McCreight, from the All-Canada Show happening in Green Bay this weekend.  The show is this Thursday thru Sunday (January 15-18), at the Radisson Conference Center (Oneida Casino), and Norm gave us a preview of the show that shares with you all of what Canada has to offer.

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posted on Sep 12th
Living the outdoors, part 1 from September 12th, 2012.

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