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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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THE FISH CARS

My job at Game and Parks is always interesting and everyday is a learning experience (even with my 34 years of knowledge, HA!). Below is an example of that. Recently, I was forwarded an inquiry about a postcard a gentleman had come across of a train car with the name Nebraska Game and Fish Commission on it. I knew from working at the Ak-sar-ben Aquarium fisheries facility near Gretna many moons ago that this was indeed a fish car. Interestingly, …

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GET TO INTERVIEW COACH, HELP TEAMMATES AND HUNT WITH THE HUSKERS

I am thrilled and honored to be part of the upcoming Hunt with the Huskers event on March 23rd which is a pheasant hunting fundraiser for Tom Osborne’s Teammates Mentoring Program (www.teammates.org). It will be a wonderful opportunity for me to connect  with Coach Osborne again (yes, I said “Coach”) and visit about his program and various outdoor topics on my radio show! It will also be nice to see my good friend and legendary Nebraska sports broadcaster Adrian Fiala …

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TALKIN’ SNOW AND ROSS’S GEESE ON TALK SHOW

Waterfowl hunting guru Jim Druliner of Omaha, NE  with his famous Sillosocks Darn Fine Decoys (www.SilloSocks.com) comes to my talk show airwaves this 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. Trust me, this is an exciting hunt! My live, one-hour, interactive outdoor program is called The Great Outdoor Radio Show. It’s title-sponsored by Mahoney State Park and airs on Saturday mornings …

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