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Ice Fishing in Downtown Green Bay & Homemade Airboat Ride

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Ice Fishing in Downtown Green Bay & Homemade Airboat Ride

Pat Durkin shows Janis around Green Bay, Wisconsin and explain to him how the Fox River and the Green Bay of Lake Michigan are success stories for the conservation ethic of the late 20th century. They do a little ice fishing right in downtown Green Bay and take a ride on a questionable homemade...
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Spearing Dinosaurs Part 2

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Spearing Dinosaurs Part 2

While part 1 is all about the preparation for sturgeon season, part 2 follows Janis, Jake, and his whole crew as they attempt to achieve the improbable, spear a lake sturgeon by hand through a hole in the ice. Success requires patience, intense focus, quick reflexes, and a steady hand. Will Janis...
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Spearing Dinosaurs Part 1

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Spearing Dinosaurs Part 1

Janis hops the state line over to Wisconsin and travels to Lake Winnebago for the annual lake sturgeon spearing season. Lake sturgeon are ancient and incredible fish, and the communities around lake Winnebago have long revered and relied on these fish. For generations, people around here have spent...
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Favorite Fish

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Favorite Fish

Janis continues the Minnesota segment of the tour on Lake Mille Lacs. He’s guided by renowned angler and wildlife biologist Mandy Uhrich. Mandy knows as much about this walleye fishery and the reasons why it has changed over the past generation, as anyone. Mille Lacs is not the ridiculous walleye...
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Stab Em’ and Eat Em’

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Stab Em’ and Eat Em’

Kicking off the tour part of the Fur Hat Ice Tour, Janis Putelis travels to Whitefish Lake, Minnesota and meets up with local wild foods expert Mark Norquist who runs the Modern Carnivore website. In this episode, Mark introduces Janis to dark house ice spearing, a hallowed tradition for winter food...
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Backcountry Burbot

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Backcountry Burbot

To pivot off of the ease and accessibility we featured in Episode 1, Episode 2 goes the opposite direction and shows Cal and Miles embarking on a deep backcountry winter expedition requiring tracked Can-Ams and thousands of pounds of gear. Ice fishing can be simple and local, but it can also be...
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Fish Local

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Fish Local

Ice fishing can be intimidating and is often misunderstood. Even some hardcore anglers eschew ice fishing as either boring, miserable, or too gear intensive to be worth their while. This series intends to rectify some of these bogus misconceptions. In the first episode, Steven Rinella takes Tracy...
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