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A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Public Information Officer 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 sites, 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!

Work on the Sheds

It’s time to start work on the “sheds!” Well, to work to find shed deer antlers, that is! Perhaps you saw the recent news release my NE Game and Parks compatriot Jerry Kane did with me about the unofficial start of shed deer antler hunting season in Nebraska? Nice job, Jer, by the way! If you didn’t see it, here it is. Get Outdoors for Shed Deer Antler Hunt Posted by: Jerry Kane February 12, 2015 in NGPC News Leave a comment LINCOLN …

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Let’s Talk Light Geese on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Dr. Mark Vrtiska, Waterfowl Program Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, visits this Saturday Morning’s (Feb. 14)Great Outdoor Radio Show. Mark, will be discussing all aspects of the current Light Goose Conservation Order hunting period on snow and Ross’s geese. The Great Outdoor Radio Show airs from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Give us a listen! Remember that you can be part of the conversation on the program. Here are the phone numbers …

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Neat Winter Fishing Trip on WOWT 6 Outdoors

Imagine fishing this water … For these fish … This time of year!!! Any idea where we’re heading and what fish we’re targeting? Find out the answers to those questions and get more information on a neat winter fishing trip that you can take on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6. It airs Thursday night LIVE at 6 p.m. CST during the sportscast with my buddy, Ross Jernstrom. If you’re unable to view the live broadcast of our outdoor report, I remind …

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Memorable Snows

I know what you’re thinking. No, this is not going to be a blog about the memorable snow storms I’ve experienced growing up in the Cornhusker State. Nope. This is a going to be blog post about the memorable times I had last year hunting snow and Ross’s geese during Nebraska’s Light Conservation Order hunting period here in Nebraska. I can favorably recall each and every experience! I saw huge flocks of light geese. I watched superb dog work. I was fortunate to harvest …

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All About Walleye on Great Outdoor Radio Show

What do you want to know about fishing for walleye? Hey, I know who to ask. The great guys and gals at the award-winning Nebraska Walleye Association. Join Nebraska Walleye Association Board Members and Tournament Anglers, Rich Losee and Rich McShane, on this Saturday morning’s (Feb. 7) LIVE Great Outdoor Radio Show from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN/1620 AM “The Zone.” These gents will share their wealth of knowledge regarding walleye fishing in Nebraska with you. They’ll also let you know what events their organization has …

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Let’s Go Sledding on the WOWT 6 Outdoor Report!

We have snow! So we’re gonna take you sledding on this week’s WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report! Recognize this sled run? That’s right, we’re heading to Mahoney State Park at I-80 Exit #426 near Ashland, NE for some winter outdoor fun! Find out more details about the sled/toboggan runs at the park by tuning in Thursday night during the sports segment with Ross Jernstrom and I LIVE on the WOWT 6 News 6 p.m. CST newscast. Here’s a sample of what it’s like to zip down the run …

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Super Smoked Trout Recipe

With it being Super Bowl weekend and a number of you Nebraska anglers with rainbow trout in your freezers, I thought no better time than now to pass along once again a super-tasty smoked trout recipe to make for your Super Bowl party! This is one of the easiest recipes to complete for smoked trout whether at home or in the cabin, no smoker needed! It comes to us from Jo Momsen whom I work with at our NE Game …

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Christy Christiansen on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Quick note to invite you to join Christy Christiansen, accomplished outdoor enthusiast and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Outdoor Education Specialist, when she visits my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. You’ll find Christy, who is primarily based at Platte River State Park, to be very informative! She’ll be letting you know you of various opportunities where you and your family can learn new outdoor skills such as Dutch oven cooking. In fact, she just put together a how-to video presentation about that. Take a look. …

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Scenic Mid-Winter Family Getaway On WOWT 6 Outdoors

I’ll be featuring a scenic, neat mid-winter family getaway on my Weekly TV Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. We’ll be heading just over two hours north of the metro area to this scenic destination. Nature is the main theme at this premiere Nebraska state park land. Figured out where we’re going yet? How about another photographic hint? See some cool video and find out more about this beautiful state park by tuning in to my outdoor segment which airs LIVE tonight (Thursday, Jan. …

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Blind Food

What is it about eating food in the great outdoors that just makes it taste so good and makes it so memorable, especially in a hunting blind? Is there something about merely being outside in an outdoor setting and eating that’s wired in our DNA? Is it purely psychological because of the semi-enclosed atmosphere and close confines of the blind with good friends? I don’t know what it is exactly. But, generally, things really do taste better when we eat them outside during an outdoor activity, don’t you think? Such …

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