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Father, Son Bowhunting Duo on Radio

Bowhunters Ricky Krueger and his 13 year-old Son Gabe of Fremont, NE will be the special guests on The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host tomorrow morning. The Krueger duo will discuss their passion for archery deer hunting in Nebraska and offer advice for other parents and their youth who want to get involved in the bowhunting lifestyle! Both Ricky and Gabe have successfully completed Nebraska’s bowhunter education course. In fact, Ricky is a certified bowhunter education instructor in the …

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The Birds

For a moment, while in my deer hunting stand the last couple evenings as the sun was setting and the wind was blowing out of the south/southwest, I thought I was reliving an old black-and-white, Alfred Hitchcock horror movie I saw as a child, entitled: The Birds! That flick did cross my mind somewhat as I watched dozens of turkey vultures overhead from my tree stand in northeastern Douglas County, NE. I had the best time watching these large nongame …

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Talkin’ Trout on TV

Pan-sized rainbow trout stockings for fall and winter trout fishing come front and center on my live Weekly Outdoor Report, Thursday at 6 p.m. CST  during the sportscast with Greg Ortiz on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. In northwest Omaha,  Standing Bear Lake at 138th & Fort Street already has received 7,000 of these hearty 10-inch rainbow trout! You can get information on the trout stockings in advance of the broadcast on Daryl Bauer’s Barbs and Backlashes blog. On my report, …

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Sky!

I couldn’t resist taking photos of the sky while fall wild turkey hunting this Friday evening, October 4th, 2013 in northern Douglas County, NE. I just had to share several these with all of you. This is one of the many reasons I so enjoy Nebraska’s autumn outdoor scene (and yes, ever-changing weather patterns). It’s lasting images such as these that make the hunting tradition in NEBRASKAland so memorable, don’t you think? I hope you enjoy them!

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Waterfowl Hunting, Unique Decoys on Radio Program

On my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show, we’re gonna go waterfowl hunting. Plus, we’ll be featuring those unique Sillosocks decoys. Here are some of Sillosocks Canada goose decoys in a field spread. Jim Druliner of Omaha, NE, inventor of the Sillosocks decoys and avid waterfowler, joins me on my Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning LIVE from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” He’ll be giving you tons of tips on decoys and waterfowl hunting …

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Fort Atkinson Living History Featured on WOWT 6 News

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park and its fall living history weekend will be featured on my WOWT 6 News Weekly Outdoor Report. I’m totally pumped up for it and, of course, to promote it! Check out the third soldier from the left. Here I am pulling guard duty at the fort. See video of and get more information about this unique state historical park event by tuning in to my outdoor segment on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News LIVE Thursday night at …

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Gold Rush!

The gold rush is underway in Nebraska’s outdoor scene! Trust me, it is! Take some time out of your busy schedule, stop, look around and view this autumn rush of gold! Here’s a glimpse of what you could see. In the river bottom woodlands, the cottonwood tree leaves beginning to turn their beautiful fall yellow … In your favorite park or forest, ash tree leaves now turning bright yellow … In a patch of sunflowers on the edge of a …

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Meet Conservation Officer Rich Berggren on Radio Show

Meet Conservation Officer Rich Berggren of Waterloo, NE when he joins you on my outdoor talk radio show tomorrow (Saturday) morning. I know Rich would enjoy chatting with you! He’ll be fielding your Nebraska outdoor law and regulation questions, plus be answering  any questions that you may have regarding what it’s like to be a conservation officer. Rich is easy-going and very informative! Don’t miss a chance to visit with him! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host airs every …

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Lecturing at the Home of the Huskers

Part of today, I will be in the process of preparing for my annual UNL lecture tomorrow morning with Game and Parks compatriot Daryl Bauer. We are going to Dr. Lisa Pennisi’s Environmental Communication Skills class in the School of Natural Resources on East Campus at Hardin Hall. We’ll be speaking about the importance of communication skills in natural resource careers, public relations and writing blogs for an hour and 15 minutes. I can’t wait! Daryl and I thoroughly enjoy …

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Arbor Lodge’s Living History Sundays Highlighted on WOWT 6 News

In conjunction with the apple harvest in the Nebraska City area, I’ll be encouraging you and your family to take in living history on Sunday afternoons at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City on this week’s WOWT 6 News outdoor segment. Thanks to the efforts of Nebraska City community leaders, funding has been made available for fall living history Sundays to continue at the park! Cider pressing  (below) is one of those living history activities that you can see …

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