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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!

NEW CHANNEL 6 OUTDOOR REPORT PROMO

Giving you a chuckle and sharing my new promo for The Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Thursdays at 6 p.m. LIVE! I had a blast putting it together with the great folks at WOWT. Check it out! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3AIHqziQSY&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

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LECTURING TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT UNL

I can hardly wait until Tuesday (tomorrow) afternoon! I’ll be swinging by Game and Parks Headquarters on UNL’s East Campus to pick up my conservation compatriot Daryl Bauer of our Game and Parks Fisheries Division, and then it’s down the street to Hardin Hall Room 228 to Dr. Lisa Pennisi’s Environmental Communication Skills Class to lecture to UNL students from 2-3:15 p.m. Daryl and I will give another one of our unique, fun presentations about the importance of having and …

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MORE DISCUSSION OF FIREARMS-RELATED TOPICS ON GREAT OUTDOOR RADIO SHOW

Since we couldn’t get to all of you who called in to the Great Outdoor Radio Show last week, we’re gonna continue the discussion of firearms-related topics this Saturday on the program. Don’t miss it! The resident gun expert of the show along with myself will do our level-best to get to all of your phone calls. One of the firearms-related topics that is sure to be brought up – ammo. We’ll address your questions concerning that and more! Now …

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EAGLE WATCHING ON CHANNEL 6 OUTDOOR REPORT

Don’t miss my weekly TV outdoor report tomorrow night when we cover bald eagle watching in Nebraska! The Weekly Outdoor Report airs on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and also online at www.wowt.com Thursday evenings LIVE on the 6 p.m. CST newscast  during the sports segment with Ross Jernstrom. Unable to view the live broadcast of the report? Take note that video replays of it can be seen after the initial cast at this link: www.wowt.com/sports It can also be accessed on Digital …

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AFTERNOON IN THE ABYSS FOR THE MIGHTY CANADA

Spent an afternoon in the abyss of dense fog near the confluence of the Elkhorn and Platte Rivers yesterday in search of the mighty Canada goose. Decided not to put out any decoys or use the layout blinds because that fog was so thick. It was sure nice to have a lot of moisture in the air though and the fog was really cool along those river bottoms! Remember, whenever you have the opportunity to go outdoors safely, do it! …

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FIREARMS-RELATED TOPICS ON GREAT OUTDOOR RADIO SHOW

The resident gun expert of the Great Outdoor Radio Show stops by Saturday morning to answer whatever firearms-related questions you want to throw at him! Don’t miss this! The hour-long Great Outdoor Radio Show I host is presented by Mahoney State Park and airs LIVE from 9-10 a.m. CST Saturday mornings on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone” and online at www.1620thezone.com as well as through various mobile device apps. The show’s phone numbers where you can call in and …

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A BLUEBIRD DAY IN WINTER

Yesterday afternoon while doing work in the field, I snapped some pics of eastern bluebirds that were hangin’ around a farmstead in western Douglas County. They are so colorful and I had fun watching them and shooting pics of them. I would encourage you to take your camera along or keep it handy anytime you step outside, you never know what you might come across like beautiful bluebirds on a cold winter day! The great outdoors of Nebraska is about …

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LIVE IN THE ICE ZONE ON CHANNEL 6

With my Weekly Outdoor Report, I’ll be LIVE in the Ice Zone of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the CenturyLink Center in downtown Omaha on Thursday night. I’ll be talking about ice skating on the natural ice of frozen Nebraska lakes, reservoirs and ponds and most importantly safety and general guidelines when thinking of doing that. My Weekly Outdoor Report airs LIVE Thursday evenings during the 6 p.m. CST newscast in the sports segment on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and …

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MORE CANADA GOOSE HUNTING PICS

Sharing some more pics from Canada goose hunting this weekend in Nebraska’s East Dark Goose Unit, but this time in western Sarpy and Douglas Counties along the Elkhorn River. Quite an experience! There were a lot of Canada geese around the river! I was fortunate enough to shoot a quick pic of mallard ducks on the Elkhorn as well as bag a nice Canada goose pass shooting in a nearby field thanks to a landowner friend of mine. The sights …

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