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Goin’ Tankin’ on TV This Week

Perhaps you have already read about and seen photos of livestock tank floating on Nebraska rivers in the June Issue of NEBRASKAland Magazine. If not, you can read Eric Fowler’s cool article about it here.  However, if you want to view video of what we refer to as “tankin’,” then you’ll wanna tune in to my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News LIVE this Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CST during the station’s sportscast. Yup, we’re goin’ tankin’! We’ll cover why floating scenic Nebraska rivers in livestock watering tanks is so popular. It is something unique and fun to do outdoors with your family or friends this summer. Even I have enjoyed tankin’ with friends!

Livestock tank floating on the Elkhorn River near Waterloo, NE.
Livestock tank floating on the Elkhorn River near Waterloo, NE.

Tanking offers a perfect opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy our beautiful scenery along rivers here in Nebraska!

Tanking on the Cedar River near Fullerton,. NE.
Tanking on the Cedar River near Fullerton,. NE.

If you miss the initial broadcast of the outdoor report, video replays of it are always available here. The report can also be accessed on Digital Channel 6.2 and Cox Cable Channel 120. An additional reminder that station runs The Weekly Outdoor Report on Saturdays later in its hour-long 8 a.m. CST newscast. The WOWT 6 Sports Machine Crew and I thank you for watching!


About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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