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SNOW DAY THOUGHTS, THE SNAKE

Here at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Omaha-Metro Office, as Winter Storm “Q” intensifies, I am thinking much warmer thoughts actually. I am thinking mid-summer, sunny skies, warm, gentle breezes, cool, refreshing water, trout fishing, canoeing, hiking, camaraderie and about one of my favorite places on earth – Nebraska’s Upper Snake River Valley in Cherry County. I wanted to share some of those images with you on the snow day that many of us here on the Great Plains …

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THE SHOW WILL GO ON AND THE BROADCASTS, TOO!

Despite the big winter storm named “Q “coming our way, the state’s largest sports show — the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show — will go on as scheduled! The show will run from this Thursday night through Sunday afternoon at the CenturyLink Center in downtown Omaha. Most, if not all the exhibitors and presenters for the show are in town already, have their hotel rooms and are in the process setting up their displays, etc. When’s the best time …

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FARMERS/AG PRODUCERS: GENERAL CRP SIGN-UP COMING IN MAY!

I’m helpin’ to get the word out to you – fellow farmers/ag producers – that a USDA General Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Sign-Up Period is coming in May. It is set to get underway on May 20th, WOO-HOO!!! This was announced by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this past Saturday, February 16th at the National Pheasant & Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here’s the press release from Pheasants Forever on the details of the announcement: http://www.pheasantsforever.org/default.aspx Keep in mind that …

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COUNTING BIRDS IN THE BACKYARD

My family and I are counting birds amid the old-growth trees in our Metcalfe Park neighborhood in north-central Omaha. We are counting birds for The Great Backyard Bird Count www.BirdSource.org This is a fun, very worthwhile citizen science project for the whole family to do! As you’ll note by clicking the link to the website for the count, it’s in full swing and it’s not too late to get involved where you live! Here are a few of the birds we …

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MY 14TH YEAR OF OUTDOOR TALK RADIO WITH YOU ON SATURDAY MORNINGS

I can hardly wait for Saturday mornings to arrive so I can chat with you on the radio airwaves about a variety of outdoor topics, literally!  If you know me, you know I like to talk … and talk  … and talk, HA!). I look forward to visiting with you each and every Saturday morning on the LIVE outdoor talk radio show I host – The Great Outdoor Radio Show. Now in its 14th year, this fun, informative, interactive, one …

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KFAB COVERS NEBRASKA OUTDOOR HEADLINES EVERY FRIDAY MORNING

On Friday mornings at about 8:30 a.m. I hop in my truck and venture to the heart of historic Dundee Omaha. I go to 5010 Underwood Avenue and park in the back lot of Clear Channel Communications (a.k.a. The KFAB Building). I walk to a small porch area and make a quick phone call to get let in the back door of the building. Why am I there? To cover the headlines in Nebraska’s outdoor news for you beginning at …

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WHERE TO SEE WILD GEESE UP-CLOSE ON CHANNEL 6 OUTDOORS

Don’t miss my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 (www.wowt.com) when we take you to a state recreation area near the metro area to show you where you can go to view wild Canada geese (and perhaps a few wild ducks) up-close. Here’s a sample of what you’ll see with video courtesy of  my buddy and fellow Game and Parks Public Information Officer Ralph Wall. Before you click on the pic below, where do you think we’re going? Take …

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HEADING OUTDOORS WITH WNAX WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

On Wednesday mornings at about 7:35 a.m.CST my land line office phone at Game and Parks rings. I answer it and it’ll be my buddy -Steve Crawford of WNAX Radio/570 AM in Yankton, South Dakota (www.wnax.com). I’ll be put on hold briefly and then he and his Morning Report crew will chat with me about what’s happening in Nebraska’s outdoors for several minutes. This is another one of my LIVE, impromptu, weekly interviews I do to help keep you informed. …

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GO OUTDOORS ON FREMONT’S KHUB RADIO TUESDAY MORNINGS

One of the assortment of radio programs I do for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is a weekly, lively, LIVE, 25 minute interview segment Tuesday mornings from about 8:35 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CST on Fremont, NE news/talk radio station KHUB 1340 AM and also via its website at http://myfremontradio.com/ I team up with morning show host and outdoorsman Matt Price who does an outstanding job! You may remember Matt Price from the Man Vs. Food Nation TV show …

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NEW CHANNEL 6 OUTDOOR REPORT PROMO

Giving you a chuckle and sharing my new promo for The Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Thursdays at 6 p.m. LIVE! I had a blast putting it together with the great folks at WOWT. Check it out! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3AIHqziQSY&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

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