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Cops and Bobbers

Our Nebraska Game and Parks Commission family fishing trailer, several agency staffers and a host of volunteer fishing instructors were on hand today to lend assistance to some 70-80 folks who braved the high winds at Omaha’s Benson Park Lagoon and participated in the annual Cops and Bobbers fun fishing event for kids and families sponsored by Omaha Police. Here are some quick pics of the event to share with you.

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Fall Color Peak

The timing of the fall foliage color peak and nice autumn weather coincide on this first weekend of November in the Omaha-metro and surrounding area. Here are several photos I took the last couple of days to prompt you and your family to go outside in some fashion to enjoy both the colors and the weather this weekend! Might see you out there! “Wags” — Greg Wagner.

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Firearm Ready for Deer Season?

Get your firearm ready for deer season by joining Scheels firearms/hunting experts Brad Peterson and Matt Manhart on the The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host LIVE AND IN-PERSON tomorrow (Saturday) morning! The guys will be stopping by to answer any questions of yours pertaining to sporting arms, ammunition, etc., plus offer an array of tips to help you get  your rifle ready to go for the popular Nebraska firearm deer hunting season opener on November 16th. This fun, interactive, informative outdoor talk …

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Talkin’ Turkey on TV

That’s right, blog readers, I’ll be “talkin’ turkey” –  fall wild turkey hunting in Nebraska – on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CST during the sportscast with Greg Ortiz. I’ll be encouraging you, if you hunt, to buy a Nebraska fall wild turkey hunting permit and experience a beautiful time of year in Nebraska! You could even shoot your very own, free-ranging Nebraska wild turkey for your Thanksgiving family gathering …

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Tree Stands, Ground Blinds Discussed on Saturday Radio Show

Find out the latest and greatest regarding ground blinds, tree stands and related accessories for hunting on my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. Hunting experts Tyler Loontjer and Kyle Schimenti of Scheels will be joining us on the air. We have a lot to talk about with archery deer and fall wild turkey hunting seasons in full swing plus Nebraska’s firearm deer hunting season fast approaching! The Great Outdoor Radio Show runs LIVE from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s …

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The Real Nebraska Bugeater

Over UNL’s recent fall semester break, I accompanied my son Micah, a junior at the university, on a mission to collect certain insects for his entomology class on a friend’s natural area just north of Omaha. There was just one problem though, Micah forgot his insect collecting gear back at the Acacia House fraternity back in Lincoln where he resides, along with his officially-licensed Husker apparel that he wanted to wear on the insect hunt for this blog, BUMMER! So, …

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Quick Tips for Pheasant, Quail Opener on TV

I’ll be giving you some quick tips on hunting rooster pheasant and bobwhite quail for the opening of those two seasons this weekend on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing LIVE Thursday at 6 p.m. CST during the sportscast on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News with Greg Ortiz. Changes in habitat use and drought have led to low numbers of pheasants in many locales, however, there are areas where hunters can find birds! Also, improved numbers of bobwhite quail most likely will …

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Morgan’s First Turkey

Congrats are in order for 8 year-old Nebraskan Morgan Shaner who shot his first wild turkey! That’s a nice bird there, Morgan, AWESOME BUDDY! Young Mr. Shaner’s first turkey is a vivid reminder that there is no age restriction for youth who want to hunt wild turkeys in Nebraska and that youth turkey permits for those 15 and under are only $5.00! Be sure to check the requirements for youth hunting. As many of you are I’m sure aware, wild …

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NE High School Anglers at Regional Bass Championship

At the FLW Southern Conference High School Bass Fishing Championship at Lake Texoma (with its 1,250 miles of shoreline) this Past Saturday, Payne Ahrens and Eric Soe of Gretna High School along with their boat caption, Cory Roll, had a great time and represented Nebraska and their hometown of Gretna well! There were seven teams with thirteen anglers. They fished seven hours and weighed just four fish. The winning team won with two fish weighing in at three pounds to …

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