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Correction: Free Fishing and Park Entry Day on May 17

In the March 2014 issue of NEBRASKAland Magazine, the incorrect date was listed for the Free Fishing and Park Entry Day. Always held the Saturday before Memorial Day weekend, this year the Free Fishing and Park Entry Day is May 17. On this day, park and fishing entry permits are not required when visiting state parks, historical parks and recreation areas in Nebraska but all other fee requirements, laws and regulations remain in effect. For more information on Free Park …

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Outdoors Goes Indoors on WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report

With the cold spell, my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News goes indoors this week to show you a great place where you can take your kids for some good, fun, wholesome physical activity. Recognize the place? Let’s go outside for a glance at the building. Look on top of the hill in the photo below. Get more information on one of Nebraska’s neat recreational destinations by tuning in to my outdoor report on WOWT 6 tomorrow (Thursday) …

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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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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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Money Returned to Friends of Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park (SHP) was the site of a ceremony Jan. 16, presenting the Friends of Buffalo Bill $8,284 in unclaimed property. State Treasurer Don Stenberg returned the unclaimed property to group president Judy Herbst Brown. “We are happy to present this check today to the Friends of Buffalo Bill so that the group can use the money to support its mission,” Stenberg said. Herbst Brown was active in the Friends of Buffalo Bill from 1978 to 1996. …

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Rent a State Park Cabin on WOWT 6 Outdoors

Did you know that cabins and other lodging facilities are available for rental this time of year at five Nebraska state park lands with various discounts and special packages? They sure are! Find out which ones and more about state park lodging by tuning in to my Weekly Outdoor Report segment tomorrow (Thursday) evening during the 6 p.m. CST sportscast with Ross Jernstrom on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. Can you guess the park where these cabins are located? Here’s another hint. One …

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Pioneers Park Presents Prairie Poetry

Nebraska poets Twyla M. Hansen and Amy Plettner will present the Winter Poetry event on Jan. 26. from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Prairie Building Auditorium at Pioneers Park Nature Center in Lincoln. Recently named Nebraska State Poet, Hansen’s work has appeared in numerous publications.  She has published six books of poetry, and was presented with the High Plains Book Award and the WILLA Literary Award, as well as the Nebraska Book Award in 2004 and 2012. While grounds manager …

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Seeing “Cool” Eagles on WOWT 6 Outdoors

Don’t miss my weekly WOWT 6 News Outdoors segment Thursday evening when we cover winter bald eagle viewing in Nebraska. Everyone I know, including myself, marvels at the sight of a bald eagle in the wild! Here’s a photo of a bald eagle at the Ak-sar-ben Aquarium/Schramm Park State Recreation Area near Gretna, NE. Cool, huh? How about another photo of a bald eagle from that same area? Find out more information about bald eagle viewing opportunities by tuning in to The Weekly …

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