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Don’t Turn Your Nose Up at Snow Geese

It really perturbs me when folks call them “sky carp,” “lutefisk with feathers,” or “an over-cooked catcher’s mitt!”  Yes, I’m talking about Snow geese! Do you like them? I love to eat them! I do! I’ve literally shot tons of snow geese in my hunting life, and I’ll tell you that great tasting snow geese at home actually start in the field with proper care. There’s no question that lack of preparation in the field is the reason that some who like to hunt waterfowl dislike Snow geese. You have …

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Talkin’ Huntin’ Snow and Ross’s Geese on Talk Show

Scheels hunting expert and waterfowl hunting guru Brett Moderow of Omaha, NE  comes to my outdoor talk radio show — The Great Outdoor Radio Show on Saturday morning to talk about what he knows thoroughly — hunting Snow and Ross’s geese during this late winter/early spring light goose conservation order on them. Here’s Brett in action. He’ll be telling you that hunting Snow and Ross’s Geese during the conservation order is unique and exciting! Don’t miss Brett on the show …

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Ice Skating at Mahoney on WOWT 6 Outdoors

I’m always a good sport. Seriously, I am! So, in the true spirit of the Winter Olympic Games, I took to the covered, open-air ice skating rink at Mahoney State Park for a fun feature on this week’s Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT  6 News. How do you think I faired skating on the ice there? Here are a few snap shots. Be sure to tune in and see the (somewhat hilarious) video at 6 p.m. CST Thursday on WOWT 6 News during the sportscast  with …

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Are You Voting Every Day?

Are you voting daily in Take Me Fishing’s Top Family Fishing & Boating Spots Sweepstakes? I am! See below. Take a look at these photos of my Son Noah fishing. Can you guess where he’s wetting a line? It’s one of the top four Nebraska park lands listed in the Take Me Fishing sweepstakes. Here’s another photo for you to ponder. Arguably, in my view, with 34 years of experience at Game and Parks, more kids and people have gotten hooked on …

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Come Cross-Country Skiing on WOWT 6 Outdoors

With the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in full swing, the WOWT 6 Sports Machine crew and I will take to the snow cover with cross-country skis for our weekly WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report. Cross-country skiing is a fun winter outdoor activity to enjoy in our parks as well as a great workout, trust me on the workout thing! I went out early to practice for our segment to see how rusty my cross-country ski skills were/are. Mouth open … tongue out …

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Goose Season Closes with Young Guns, Memories of Young Faces

I closed the Canada goose hunting season in Nebraska’s East Management Unit yesterday afternoon.  And, a fine afternoon hunting session it was despite the frigid temperatures! I was invited to hunt with top Canada goose calling ‘young guns’ Nick Bilava, Casey Eikmeier and Weston Cooper along with their highly-trained hunting dogs. It was an incredible experience hunting with the seasoned young fellas on their beautiful spread! Whenever you have the chance, hunt with the younger crowd, do it! Share what you know! …

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Look Who’s Coming to Saturday’s Great Outdoor Radio Show

You know the face (with or without the beard). You’ve seen him here on this website with his popular blog. If there’s discussion about Nebraska fish and fishing he’s right smack in the middle of it all!  And, he comes to my Saturday morning outdoor talk radio show to visit with you! Do you know this guy? Yup! Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Fisheries Outreach Coordinator and Biologist Daryl Bauer comes to the Omaha airwaves tomorrow morning to talk Nebraska fish and fishing with you! He’s …

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WOWT 6 Outdoor Report Takes You Sledding

In the spirit of the Winter Olympic Games, we’re gonna take you sledding on this week’s WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report! Recognize this sled run? That’s right, we’re heading to Mahoney State Park at I-80 Exit #426 near Ashland, NE for some winter outdoor fun! Find out more details about the sled/toboggan runs at the park by tuning in tomorrow night (Thursday night) during the sports segment with Ross Jernstrom and I LIVE on the WOWT 6 News 6 p.m. CST newscast. Here’s a sample of what it’s like to …

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Corn Your Goose for St. Patty’s Day

With all of the Canada geese that us waterfowlers have harvested this year here in Nebraska, and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I thought I’d take this opportunity to pass along what I’m told is among the best recipes for Canada goose — corned Canada goose! This corned goose recipe that we need to try comes from my good friend and fellow waterfowl hunter Kyle Simpson of Elkhorn, NE who owns Lost Island along the Platte River in Butler …

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Radio Show, Game and Parks at NE Buck N Bird Classic

 A quick note to let you know that The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host heads to the Nebraska Buck N Bird Classic at the CenturyLink Center in downtown Omaha tomorrow (Saturday) morning. I’ll be LIVE there from 9-10 a.m. CST to visit with the classic organizers and various outdoor experts. The broadcast airs on Omaha radio station KOZN/1620 AM “The Zone” and I promise, it’ll be fun and informative! Stop and catch the action, and then enjoy the event! Also, my fellow compatriots at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission …

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