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It’s All About Boating on The Great Outdoor Radio Show

Herb Angell, Nebraska’s Boating Law Administrator and Chief Boating Enforcement Officer, drops by The Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning to talk about various boating-related topics and of course, safety, for the upcoming season on the water. Herb will be kicking off National Safe Boating Week which runs May 18-24. I’m sure Herb and I will address the fun and popularity of kayaking, too! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host is presented by Mahoney State Park and is produced …

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Go Fishing, Visit a Park for Free Saturday on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6

I’ll be telling you why you should go fishing with your family and visit a Nebraska park this Saturday on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com. That’s because this Saturday, May 18th marks Nebraska’s Free Fishing and State Park Entry Day, woo-hoo! Special events encouraging you and your family to get on the water and try fishing will be held around the state similar to this one which was held at Lake Halleck …

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Morel Mushroom Hunting Update

If you’re a morel mushroom hunter, here’s a must-read update from my good friend Mark Davis who’s the Outdoor Writer at the Omaha World-Herald: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130511/SPORTS/705119880/1603#hunt-is-on-for-wild-mushrooms Check your spots in the woods. Make certain that you have landowner permission on private property. Happy hunting!

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WOWT Outdoors Heads to Mahoney State Park

On this week’s WOWT outdoors segment we head to Mahoney State Park at I-80 Exit #426 near Ashland, NE. Come along for the ride! We’ll be letting you know what fun outdoor activities are available  there this time of year for you and your family to do!  Here’s a pic of one those popular park activities to try. Tune in and find out more information about Mahoney State Park’s activities on The Weekly Outdoor Report with me – Greg Wagner …

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Bill Oligmueller, Platte River State Park on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Bill Oligmueller, the new Superintendent of Platte River State Park near Louisville, NE comes to my Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning. Below is a pic of Bill.  He’s a great guy and possesses much park experience. You’ll get to know him on the program! Bill and I have a lot to talk about with reference to Platte River State Park which I regard as one of the more scenic ones we have in our Nebraska state park system! Of …

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Gobbler #3 – The Chocolate Tom

My 2013 Nebraska spring wild turkey hunting season is complete. Took Gobbler #3 Saturday evening hunting in the woodlands of northern Douglas County with Son Zach Wagner. Thanks for shooting the pics, Zach! What a beautiful bird! Since it didn’t have much white on it, Zach and I declared this turkey a term we acquired from the Daryl Bauer Family  — “The Chocolate Tom.” Here’s a different perspective and a closer look at the bird. If you’re curious, according to …

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Fort Atkinson Living History Weekend

As a private and an infantryman from the 1820’s in the U.S. Army, I had the privilege of marching with men from Fort Atkinson’s Rifle Company and even pulling guard duty at the building of the Indian Agent this evening. It’s living history weekend at the fort! Click here for the details of the event: http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2013/04/living-history-scheduled-4-5-fort-atkinson-shp/ Hope to see you there!

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Summit, Fort Atkinson Featured on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Two gems in the Nebraska State Park system will be featured on my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. Jason Grof, Park Superintendent I at Summit Lake State Recreation Area near Tekamah and at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in Fort Calhoun will be filling us on what’s new and exciting at both areas. A couple items that we will be discussing — Summit Lake’s new Bob Eckdahl RV campground and Fort Atkinson’s ever-expanding living history programs. The Great Outdoor …

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Fine Day Yesterday on the Corne de Cerf

With yet another cold, wet weather pattern upon us here in the Heartland, I thought I’d share with you what a fine day it was yesterday on the river French Fur Trappers called Corne de Cerf, French for the horn of the elk, because of its meandering nature and tributaries. It was a nice spring day indeed to be on the Elkhorn! My buddy and I weren’t the only living, breathing things on the river this last Tuesday afternoon in April …

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