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2023 Event Schedule

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show has something for everyone. This year’s show will be held March 9-12 at State Fair Park | West Allis.

Thurs-Sat: 10 a.m. – 8.p.m. | Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

March 9 Event Schedule

Mercury Marine Hawg Trough Stage Schedule for Thursday, March 9, 2023

12:00 p.m. “Fishing Electronics Made Simple” with Scottie Petersen

1:00 p.m. “Secrets for Catching Smallmouth Bass” with Mike Mladenik, Fishing Hall of Fame Guide

2:00 p.m. “Tips, Tactics, and Techniques: Targeting Spring River Walleyes” with Dale Helgeson

3:00 p.m. “Fishing Electronics Made Simple” with Scottie Petersen

4:00 p.m. “MUSKIE: What You Thought You Knew” with Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Fame Angler

5:00 p.m. “Secrets to Conquering Big Southeastern Wisconsin Bass” with Baily Bleser, Local Bass Tournament Angler

6:00 p.m. “Whacky Walleye” with Dale Stroschein

7:00 p.m. “MUSKIE: What You Thought You Knew” with Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Fame Angler

Lumberjack Stage Schedule for Thursday, March 9, 2023

12:00 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show

2:00 p.m. Donnybrook Kennels Labrador Retrievers

3:00 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show

4:00 p.m. Fastest Retriever Contest – Qualifying Round

5:00 p.m. Donnybrook Kennels Labrador Retrievers

7:00 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Usinger’s Cooking Stage Schedule for Thursday, March 9, 2023

12:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

2:00 p.m. “Cooking Gone Wild” with Starla Batzko of Starla’s Seasonings

3:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

4:00 p.m. “Chicken Fried Rabbit” with Jared Bobkin, USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience Culinary Director

6:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

Outdoor Stage Schedule for Thursday, March 9, 2022

12:00 p.m. “Turkey Hunting Throughout the Seasons” with Art Helin Outdoors

1:00 p.m. “Wisconsin Turkey Commander Turkey Hunting your Own Gear

2:00 p.m. “The Ned Rig & A Few Other Top Smallie Presentations” with Bill Shultz

5:00 p.m “Tracking the Pack: How Well Do You Know Your Wolf Tracks?” with Wolf Info Now

6:00 p.m. “First Aid For The Outdoors” with Michelle Helin

7:00 p.m. “Walleye Fishing in the Hayward Wisconsin Area” with Bill Kutka

March 10 Event Schedule

Mercury Marine Hawg Trough Stage Schedule for Friday, March 10, 2023

12:00 p.m. “Fishing Electronics Made Simple” with Scottie Petersen

1:00 p.m. “Secrets for Catching Smallmouth Bass” with Mike Mladenik, Fishing Hall of Fame Guide

2:00 p.m. “Tips, Tactics, and Techniques: Targeting Spring River Walleyes” with Dale Helgeson

3:00 p.m. “Fishing Electronics Made Simple” with Scottie Petersen

4:00 p.m. “MUSKIE: What You Thought You Knew” with Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Fame Angler

5:00 p.m. “Trolling Spinners in Open Water for Walleyes” with Dave Van Oss

6:00 p.m. “Drop Shot Tips & Tricks for Smallmouth AND Largemouth” with Special Guest John Crews, 2-Time Bassmaster Champion

7:00 p.m. “MUSKIE: What You Thought You Knew” with Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Fame Angler

Lumberjack Stage Schedule for Friday, March 10, 2023

12:00 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show

2:00 p.m. Donnybrook Kennels Labrador Retrievers

3:00 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show

4:00 p.m. Fastest Retriever Contest – Qualifying Round

5:00 p.m. Donnybrook Kennels Labrador Retrievers

7:00 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Usinger’s Cooking Stage Schedule for Friday, March 10, 2023

12:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

2:00 p.m. “Cooking Gone Wild” with Starla Batzko of Starla’s Seasonings

3:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

4:00 p.m. “Asian Inspired Duck” with Jared Bobkin, USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience Culinary Director

6:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

Outdoor Stage Schedule for Friday, March 10, 2023

12:00 p.m. “Land Management: 4 Must Haves” with Art Helin Outdoors

1:00 p.m. “Wisconsin Turkey Commander Turkey 101” with Loren Voss

3:00 p.m. “How to Pattern Mature Whitetails” with Art Helin Outdoors

4:00 p.m. “Trapping for Beginners: My Rookie Year on the Trap Line” with Michelle Helin

5:00 p.m. The Tribe’s Relationship with the Wolf, from the Creation Story to Present Day” with Michael Waasegiizhig Price (Ojibwe and GLIFWC Traditional Ecological Knowledge Specialist) and Peter David (retired GLIFWC Wildlife Biologist)

6:00 p.m. “Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Revealed: Tips, Tricks & Techniques” with Bill Kutka

March 11 Event Schedule

Mercury Marine Hawg Trough Stage Schedule for Saturday, March 11, 2023

12:00 p.m. “Learn 2 Fish with Us” with Greg Karsh

1:00 p.m. “Drop Shot Tips & Tricks for Smallmouth AND Largemouth” with Special Guest John Crews, 2-Time Bassmaster Champion

2:00 p.m. “Tips, Tactics, and Techniques: Targeting Spring River Walleyes” with Dale Helgeson

3:00 p.m. “Fishing Electronics Made Simple” with Scottie Petersen

4:00 p.m. “MUSKIE: What You Thought You Knew” with Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Fame Angler

5:00 p.m. “Secrets for Catching Smallmouth Bass” with Mike Mladenik, Fishing Hall of Fame Guide

6:00 p.m. “Fishing Electronics Made Simple” with Scottie Petersen

7:00 p.m. “MUSKIE: What You Thought You Knew” with Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Fame Angler

Lumberjack Stage Schedule for Saturday, March 11, 2023

12:00 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show

1:00 p.m. Fastest Retriever Contest – Qualifying Round

2:00 p.m. Donnybrook Kennels Labrador Retrievers

3:00 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show

4:00 p.m. Fastest Retriever Contest – Qualifying Round

5:00 p.m. Donnybrook Kennels Labrador Retrievers

6:00 p.m. Special Guest Appearance by Eva Shockey, Co-Host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures

7:00 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show

Usinger’s Cooking Stage Schedule for Saturday, March 11, 2023

12:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

2:00 p.m. “Cooking Gone Wild” with Starla Batzko of Starla’s Seasonings

3:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

4:00 p.m. “Elk Tenderloin: From the Forest to Your Table” with Jared Bobkin, USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience Culinary Director

5:00 p.m. “Wild Goose Street Tacos” with Joel Kleefisch

6:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

Outdoor Stage Schedule for Saturday, March 11, 2023

12:00 p.m. “Turkey Hunting Throughout the Seasons” with Art Helin Outdoors

1:00 p.m. “Wolves in Wisconsin: From Recovery to Sustainable Management” by Wolf Info Now

3:00 p.m. “Waterfowl 2023 and Beyond” with Mark Kakatsch and Taylor Finger

4:00 p.m. “Walleye Trolling Tips” with Bill Kutka

5:00 p.m. “Land Management: 4 Must Haves” with Art Helin Outdoors

6:00 p.m. “Wisconsin Turkey Commander 40 Years Turkey Hunting” with Loren Voss 

7:00 p.m. “Go Hunting! Tips for Getting Started” with Michelle Helin

March 12 Event Schedule

Mercury Marine Hawg Trough Stage Schedule for Sunday, March 12, 2023

12:00 p.m. “Fishing Electronics Made Simple” with Scottie Petersen

1:00 p.m. “Muskie Fishing” with Steve Heiting

2:00 p.m. “Learn 2 Fish with Us” with Greg Karsh

3:00 p.m. “Fishing Electronics Made Simple” with Scottie Petersen

4:00 p.m. “MUSKIE: What You Thought You Knew” with Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Fame Angler

5:00 p.m. “Secrets for Catching Smallmouth Bass” with Mike Mladenik, Fishing Hall of Fame Guide

6:00 p.m. “Learn 2 Fish with Us” with Greg Karsh

7:00 p.m. “MUSKIE: What You Thought You Knew” with Bob Mehsikomer, Fishing Hall of Fame Angler

Lumberjack Stage Schedule for Sunday, March 12, 2023

12:00 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show

1:00 p.m. Special Guest Appearance by Eva Shockey, Co-Host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures

2:00 p.m. Donnybrook Kennels Labrador Retrievers

3:00 p.m. Timberworks Lumberjack Show

4:00 p.m. Fastest Retriever Contest – Finals

5:00 p.m. Donnybrook Kennels Labrador Retrievers

Usinger’s Cooking Stage Schedule for Sunday, March 12, 2023

12:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

2:00 p.m. “Cooking Gone Wild” with Starla Batzko of Starla’s Seasonings

3:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

4:00 p.m. “Rack of Wild Boar: Easy for Camping or the Backyard” with Jared Bobkin, USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience Culinary Director

6:00 p.m. “Midwest Grill’n” with Mad Dog & Merrill

Outdoor Stage Schedule for Sunday, March 12, 2023

12:00 p.m. “Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Revealed: Tips, Tricks & Techniques” with Bill Kutka

1:00 p.m. “Wisconsin Turkey Commander Turkey 101” with Loren Voss

3:00 p.m. “29 Years & 30,000+ Smallies: How’d I Get There?” with Bill Shultz

5:00 p.m. “Wolf Trivia Game – Want To Learn More About Wolves?” with Wolf Info Now

6:00 p.m. “How to Pattern Mature Whitetails” with Art Helin Outdoors

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