Dave Carlson

Dave-CarlsonDave Carlson has reported outdoor news on Wisconsin television for 32 years and is the face of hunting, fishing and conservation journalism for generations of Wisconsinites. From 1981 to 2000, he was the host of a popular weekly half-hour program, Northland Journal, which aired on WEAU-TV in Eau Claire. In 2000, he joined WQOW-TV in Eau Clare and WXOW-TV in La Crosse and with a new program, Northland Adventures with Dave Carlson, which was broadcast on 25 stations in 12 states and still airs today. In all, Carlson has produced, hosted, written, narrated and edited more than 1,600 half-hour original television shows featuring the people and places of outdoor recreation and conservation.

Carlson is the author of three books. He hosts The West Side Outside monthly on Wisconsin Public Radio and writes for Wisconsin Outdoor News and other publications. In 2008 he was named national Conservation Communicator of the Year by Trout Unlimited, and he has won many awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

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