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Birding in Omaha: The Cool Birds of Carter, Kiwanis

“When I am birdwatching, I experience what psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi calls “flow.” I lose the sense of time; I lose the sense of being encapsulated in a body with all its hungers, aches, and limitations. I get lost in beauty and harmony, memory and knowledge, pattern and depth. The borders between senses dissolve and I experience synesthesia.” Danusha Goska, American Thinker. I’ve been wanting to get there for sometime to check out the various bird species. I have no excuses. …

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Lewis and Clark Lake SRA Acquires Fire Truck for $1

Dave Kinnamon, park superintendent at Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area (SRA), has had his share of experience with fire. Before accepting his current position at the SRA near Crofton in late 2013, Kinnamon served as park superintendent at Chadron State Park in western Nebraska, where he helped to combat the forest fires of 2012. Prior to leaving Chadron, Kinnamon helped the park obtain a surplus fire truck from the City of Seward Fire and Rescue to allow park …

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Ask the Conservation Officer on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Nebraska Conservation Officer Rich Berggren of Waterloo, NE takes your outdoor law and regulation questions on my Great Outdoor Radio Show this Saturday (tomorrow) morning, March 14th, from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Rich and I will be covering the gamut of Nebraska’s outdoor scene offering pertinent information on hunting, fishing, boating, state parks, wildlife and much, much more. We’ll also offer regulation reminders for fishing, spring wild turkey hunting, plus other outdoor activities. Rich enjoys coming to the studio …

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Go Outdoors, Take a Hike on WOWT 6 Outdoors!

I’ll be encouraging you and your family to take advantage of this great spring-like weather we’re having and go for a hike  in a state recreation area near Omaha on this week’s edition my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. The outdoor report airs Thursdays on the station’s 6 p.m. (CST) newscast during the sports segment with Ross Jernstrom. Can you guess where we’re going from the photo below? Here’s another quick hint from the area’s scenic overlook. …

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Troop Muster at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park, one of America’s best preserved frontier forts, will soon host dozens of military and civilian living historians and reenactors. On April 18-19, step back in time to 1865 to experience a day in the life of soldiers and civilians living on an army post on the Great Plains. Events will take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Members of the Great Plains Garrison, a coalition of regional reenactors and …

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Marsh Madness 2015 at Ponca State Park

March is Nebraska’s peak month for viewing waterfowl. Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the migration at Ponca State Park through bird viewing tours, nature hikes, bird-related activities and crafts every Saturday in March. Park lodging will be offered at 30% discount. Ponca State Park is listed as an Important Bird Area in Nebraska by the National Audubon Society, and Nebraska wetlands, including those along the Missouri River, may experience more than 500,000 ducks and geese this month. More than …

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Six Cures for (Late-Winter) Cabin Fever

Brrrr! It’s been so cold outside! Temperatures have been running far below normal as evidenced this past week by the large thermometer I have in our backyard. Off and on, I continue to suffer from cabin fever! How about you? From my vantage point in eastern Nebraska, we’re kind of in between seasons in the state’s outdoor scene, too. As a sportsman, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of snow and Ross’s geese for light goose conservation order hunting here in eastern Nebraska and open water fishing for various …

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Late-Winter Fun at Mahoney on WOWT 6 Outdoors

I’ll be covering some late-winter fun that you and your family can have at Mahoney State Park near Ashland, NE on my outdoors-related television segment this week. Find out what activities await you and your family tonight at 6 p.m. CST on The Weekly Outdoor Report which airs LIVE during the sportscast with Ross Jernstrom on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. Here’s one of them that we’ll be showing you. Even I, Greg Wagner, being a good sport, gave ice skating …

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Waterfalls in Nebraska? Yes, There Are!

I was talking with folks at the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show this past week who had just moved here to Nebraska from Colorado and they just couldn’t believe that this state (our state) has any waterfalls in it whatsoever. Whoa, folks, not so fast. We do have waterfalls in the Cornhusker State and some really cool ones at that! Look at the stair step falls along the Niobrara River near Valentine, NE. So, new friends and Nebraska residents, this blog post is for you! Enjoy catching a glimpse …

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It’s Sports Show Time in Omaha!

It’s a fun and exciting week for me in the metro as the state’s largest outdoor show, the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show, kicks off tonight (Thursday night) and runs through late Sunday afternoon downtown at the CenturyLink Center. I’ll be showing you a few main features of the sports show this evening at 6 p.m. CST on my Weekly Outdoor Report which airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News during the sportscast with Ross Jernstrom. If you’re unable …

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