This week, Outdoors Radio with Dan Small features Jim Kurth, Deputy Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System; wildlife photographer Jim Backus; charter captain Bill Luer and Dwyer Marine pro-staffer Duffy Kopf. Dan and Jeff discuss the proposed hydropower dam at Genoa on the Mississippi River.

Jim Kurth, Deputy Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System, previews next week’s National Wildlife Refuge conference in Madison, Wisconsin. (

Jim Backus, who operates Magoo Photo in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, talks about his photo documentation of whooping cranes at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and a unique population of white “spirit” bears in British Columbia. (

Capt. Bill Luer, proprietor of Nooo Problem Charters, reports on great Chinook salmon and rainbow trout action on Lake Michigan off Sturgeon Bay. (,

In the Madison Outdoors Report, Duffy Kopf, pro-staffer for Dwyer Marine in Madison, Wisconsin, reports muskie action is picking up on Lake Monona and Dwyer Marine is offering great deals on remaining 2011 model G-3 boats. (

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