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Spring Break in a Cool State Park on Channel 6 Outdoors

Alright, so my question to you looking at the photograph above is this: Where was it taken? Well, guess what? You’ll find out if you tune in to my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com LIVE Thursday night at 6 p.m. CST during sports! What a cool destination this park makes for a spring break hiking or mountain biking outing or perhaps a fitness run! Look below, cabins are even available for overnight rental …

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Book Review: Platte River Driftwood

I have to admit that I’m not much of a book reader. I do enjoy reading professional journal articles, hunting and fishing magazine articles as well as current and older NEBRASKAland magazine issues from cover to cover. However, I have been thoroughly enjoying a new book by a fellow outdoor/conservation compatriot, longtime Fremont High  School Teacher/Coach and Fremont Tribune Outdoor Writer — Bryce W. Lambley. Here’s a pic of Bryce with his deer taken by traditional archery equipment on December …

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What’s New in RV Camping on Radio Show

On the Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show I host, we find out what’s new in RV camping for 2013! David and Nancy Sothan of Apache Camper Center are both scheduled to join me tomorrow morning LIVE on the show which runs from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone” and online at www.1620thezone.com as well as through your various mobile device apps. Feel free to ask questions or join the discussion about RVs by calling either …

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Spring Break Trout

With teenagers, you take advantage of any time that they may have available and want to venture outdoors. I did just that with the youngest member of our family yesterday. That would be our 15 year-old Creighton Prep High School Freshman Noah (Wagner). It’s spring break week at Prep and Noah indicated to me that he might like to get out and do a little fishin’ at the Two Rivers SRA Trout Lake near Waterloo and then go visit Grandma. …

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TALKIN’ TROUT ON CHANNEL 6 OUTDOORS

Yep! With a weather warm up, we’ll definitely be talkin’ trout on my weekly TV outdoor report on Omaha Station WOWT/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com That’s because the Two Rivers SRA Trout Lake just west of the metro has been stocked and is open, plus thousands more pan-sized rainbow trout will be stocked in various waters around the state within a two-week period starting today! I’ll be offering some helpful hints on catchin’ these nice, skillet-sizers and encouraging you …

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NO SMOKER NEEDED SMOKED TROUT

With the popular Two Rivers SRA Trout Lake open and thousands of pan-sized rainbow trout being stocked around the state this week and next, I thought no better time to relay a super-tasty trout recipe for you to try! This is one of the easiest recipes to make for smoked trout at home or at the cabin, no smoker needed! This recipe comes to us from Jo Momsen whom I work with at our Game and Parks Omaha Office. If …

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See Spring Waterfowl Migration near Metro Area

If you live in or around the Omaha-metro area, you don’t have to travel very far to experience the spring migration of waterfowl. I took these shots today along the Elkhorn and Platte Rivers in western Douglas and Sarpy Counties. The rivers were busy places with ducks and geese here and there! I caught the tail end of a bald eagle that was pursuing waterfowl, too! Here is a broad shot of the eagle in pursuit-mode after some flocks of …

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Terry Kriz on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Terry Kriz of the Oak Creek Sporting Club near Brainard, NE will by my special guest on this Saturday’s Great Outdoor Radio Show. Here’s Terry visiting with Tom Osborne. Terry will talk about the upcoming Hunt with the Huskers benefit event for Tom Osborne’s Teammates Mentoring Program at Oak Creek, along with what it’s like to own and operate a licensed Nebraska Controlled Shooting Area and what they offer for outdoor recreation. The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host is …

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Back to School

I’m heading back to school. Well, sort of. These next three weeks I’ll be reading  books to students in Omaha Public, Millard Public and Omaha Catholic Schools. March is a big book reading month here in the metro area. As a matter of fact, I read to third graders at Bancroft Elementary School in southeast Omaha already this week. I sure enjoyed that and more importantly, I think the kids did, too! I will never tire of reading books to …

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Going Crane Watching on Channel 6 Outdoors

On this week’s edition of my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com, we’re heading to Nebraska’s central Platte River valley between Grand Island and Kearney to view the spectacular spring migration stopover of sandhill cranes and other wild fowl. It’s quite a sight to see! Check out these great photos of the cranes taken by co-worker Katie Stacey of our Game and Parks Omaha-Metro Office. Experience the movement and sounds of the world’s largest gathering …

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