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Images of Firearm Deer Hunting

I’ve been in the field since Saturday firearm deer hunting in southeastern Nebraska and wanted to take a break to share some of the images of the hunt with you. It’s all about making lasting memories and creating the subject matter for dreams now, isn’t it? I definitely think so! Be sure to take a camera along on your deer hunting adventure and snap some pics! I hope you enjoy mine! Have fun, dress warmly and be safe out there!

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Our Deer Hunting Land: Thanks Granddad!

To those of us born and raised in Nebraska with longstanding family farming roots, the firearm deer hunting season represents a very special, unique tradition. Each season, I take the time to reflect what it must have been like for my great, great, great, great grandfather, James Murphy, a Union Army Veteran, as he saw a whitetail deer hidden in the prairie grass of the land he was about to claim in southeastern Nebraska after the war in the late …

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Conservation Officer with Me on Radio Saturday

Don’t miss Nebraska Conservation Officer Rich Berggren of Waterloo on my Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Here’s a photo of Rich (left) and I at a recent youth fishing event. Rich and I pre-recorded the hour-long show covering various do’s & don’ts, regulation reminders and hunting tips for Nebraska’s big 9-day firearm deer hunting season on its opening morning. You’ll find this program quite informative, be sure to listen!

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Firearm Deer Season Preview on WOWT 6 News

I’ll be previewing Nebraska’s popular firearm deer hunting season (which opens Saturday) on my WOWT 6 News outdoor segment.  I’ll be encouraging fellow hunters to be selective in the deer they harvest this season as populations in many areas of the state rebuild from disease losses related to the drought last year. I’ll  be tossing in a couple important hunting safety tips for the season as well. My Weekly Outdoor Report airs LIVE Thursday evening on the station’s  6 p.m. …

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Veteran’s Day Salute

On this Veteran’s Day, a salute to my Grandpa Hintz, WW II U.S. Army Combat Infantryman, who taught me how to properly shoot a .22 caliber rifle and took me outdoors as a young boy. Thanks so much, Grandpa Hintz, and to all veterans who have served! My grandpa is fourth from right to left in this old photo.

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Bill Lewis on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Just another quick reminder that archery hunting expert Bill Lewis of Primos and Nebraska’s Bowhunter Education Program will be the special guest tomorrow morning on The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host. The show runs Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” The program is interactive and your phone calls are always welcome at either of these numbers: Locally 402-951-1620 or Toll-free 1-877-951-1620. Tune in, call in, let’s talk deer hunting!

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Important Archery Deer Hunting Info on TV

Quick blog post to let you know that I’ll be offering important information for you – the Nebraska archery deer season hunter – during the “magic window” for deer breeding season movement called “rut” on my outdoor TV segment this week.  It’s a neat time of year where the bucks are rubbing trees to polish their antlers, mark their territory and leave scent cues for other deer. Whether you’re a hunter or not, don’t miss my Weekly Outdoor Report which …

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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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