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Goin’ to the Dogs on The Great Outdoor Radio Show

On The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host Saturday morning, we’ll  be goin’ to the dogs, or, I should say, they’ll be coming in-studio! It’s all about hunting dogs, puppies, hunting dog training and the unique small munsterlander breed with friends Kris Hill of the Hunting Hills Kennel near Brainard and Pam Robinson of Robingun Kennels near Lincoln along with a small munsterlander or two, of course. Thanks to top-notch photographer Mario Robinson for the use of his pics from prior …

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Last-Minute Outdoor Holiday Gift Ideas on WOWT 6 Outdoors

I’ll have some last-minute holiday gift ideas for the hard-to-buy-for outdoor enthusiast in your family (my hand is up!), on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News LIVE Thursday at 6 p.m. CST during sports with Greg Ortiz. Here’s one idea that I’ll be suggesting to you that’s on my Christmas gift list!  I hope Santa Claus is good to me so I can spend a lot of time in the field in 2014! Photo by Mark …

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Happy Holidays from the Wagner Family!

A quick blog post to wish each and every one of you the very best during this holiday season from the Wagner’s! Here’s our 2013 Christmas card which celebrates our kids, our youth! My wife Polly and I are very, very proud of them, as I’m sure, you are of your children! Our oldest son Zach has his Master’s Degree from U.N.O. in political science and works at Mutual of Omaha. Micah is a 2nd Semester junior at U.N.L. majoring in human sciences. Emma is a 2nd …

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So, Why Do You Hunt?

Just last night, after returning home from my outdoor TV gig at Omaha’s WOWT Channel 6, and unloading my vehicle filled with various pieces of waterfowl hunting gear/TV props (goose decoys, layout blinds, camouflage clothing, etc.), a new neighbor and I got to talking. After exchanging pleasantries and ‘small talk,’  she asked me the question: “So, why do you hunt?” I explained to her that hunting is who I am, it is part of my fabric and I conveyed to her my deep, eternal affection of and the connections I have …

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The Dog Makes the Hunt

For me, watching and hanging out with a good hunting dog really makes the hunt! This week I went Canada goose hunting with friends along Nebraska’s Platte River corridor in western Douglas County and thoroughly enjoyed Buddy, a three year-old black labrador retriever. The moment I entered the blind, I instantly fell in love with Buddy! Here’s Buddy at work having fun on a goose retrieve. Buddy and I after one of Buddy’s face-licking sessions on me, HA! Whenever you …

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Goose Bumps

My buddy Mark Davis of the Omaha World-Herald writes an excellent story, shoots great photos on a Canada goose hunt near Valley, Nebraska this past week with another buddy Jim Druliner of Omaha who has those cool Sillosocks decoys. Give the article a read (you’ll love the title, too): Davis: Goose bumps from cold, from conquest

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Let’s Talk Waterfowl on Great Outdoor Radio Show

If you know me, Greg Wagner, you know that I thoroughly enjoy waterfowl hunting in Nebraska! So, with the north/northwest winds a blowing here in the Cornhusker State as of late, lots of migratory ducks and geese flying, and various waterfowl seasons open, it’s an ideal time to chat about waterfowl hunting on the radio! Here’s Omaha World-Herald Outdoor Writer Mark Davis with his first Canada geese bagged near Waterloo, NE just this morning hunting with my special radio guest! Please join waterfowl …

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Archery’s on Fire on WOWT 6 News Outdoors

With the popularity of the new movie Catching Fire, along with a special public archery event this Saturday at Platte River State Park, the sport of archery is on fire and it takes center stage on my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News Thursday night LIVE at 6 p.m. during the sportscast. Archery is a fun activity for people of all ages, especially youth! Millard South High School Junior Gracie Momsen (right) enjoys archery shooting and hunting. Find out more about Saturday’s event at …

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Shooting Mallards at Grand Island’s Kuester Lake

I always tote my camera along wherever I’m going these days to capture glimpses of wildlife and so should you! This Thanksgiving holiday period I decided to bring my camera with me to our Thanksgiving family rendezvous with my in-laws who live on Kuester Lake located on the east side of Grand Island, NE. I was hoping to shoot some pics of waterfowl on the lake that I could share with you. I was fortunate. There were mallard ducks hanging around! Enjoy …

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Ice Fishing, Outdoor Holiday Gift Ideas on Great Outdoor Radio Show

I hope you’re enjoying those Thanksgiving leftovers and getting ready to cheer on the Huskers against the Hawkeyes on the gridiron! Hey, just a reminder that Scheels fishing expert Mike Platt will be joining me tomorrow on Saturday morning’s Great Outdoor Radio Show to talk about ice fishing and holiday gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast in your family. Here’s Mike on the ice doing what he loves best – catching fish! Mike will also be covering what to get for …

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