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Sam Larson of ALONE on Radio

Wilderness survival expert, 22 year-old Sam Larson of Lincoln, NE will be the featured guest on this week’s Great Outdoor Radio Show. If the name rings a bell, Sam Larson is one of 10 survivalists left in the remote Vancouver Island wilderness on the History Channel’s Alone Show. Sam and his fellow survivalists have to make it using what basic outdoor clothes they’re wearing plus 10 pieces of gear they have selected (no firearms) to be put in a small …

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Catfishin’ on WOWT 6 Outdoors

Who doesn’t love to catch channel catfish in Nebraska waters this time of year, huh? You may recall from a recent blog post by Daryl Bauer that bonus-sized, 4-pound channel catfish were just stocked in a couple locations around our area for your summer fishing. So, I’ll be prodding you to step outside and fish for post-spawn, hungry channel catfish during the cooler parts of the day and offer some universal tips to help improve your catfishing success on my Weekly TV …

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Be Wild, Float a Water Trail!

The first river you paddle runs through the rest of your life. It bubbles up in pools and eddies to remind you who you are. — Lynn Noel Floating one of Nebraska’s various water trails in the summer is great for so many reasons! You can do it for the adventure of going somewhere you’ve never been. You can do it to make connections and memories with people and nature. You can do it to re-trace history. You can do it to get …

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Water Sports on Radio Show

Water sports/boating-related activities take center stage on my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. Lindsey McKinstry, Water Sports Expert at the Scheels Store in Omaha, NE, will be my special guest. We’ll cover waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and a whole lot more! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host airs LIVE from 9-10 a.m. CST each and every Saturday morning on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” You’re always welcome to call the program with any topic-oriented questions you have at either of these phone numbers: …

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Snakes at Aquarium on TV!

SSSSsssss… A cool, slithering topic is on my weekly TV outdoor report this week. That’s because the popular “Snakes of Nebraska” weekend is upon us at the Ak-sar-ben Aquarium/Schramm Park State Recreation Area near Gretna, NE! See many of Nebraska’s 29 different species of snakes up-close! The featured presenter is none other than Nebraska’s own snake man – UNL herpetologist and good friend Dennis Ferraro. Find out more about this must-attend event for the whole family by tuning in to the …

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State of Misconception

“I am standing here in the middle of this field, and all I see is this grass, and sky, and it is effortless to breath.” – Source Unknown There is still a classic case of misrepresentation, rather a state of misconception happening with regard to the great state of Nebraska where I live. Just ask my new neighbors in Dundee Omaha! This blog post is for them and you to get an idea of just how Nebraska is such a state of diverse, …

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WOWT 6’s Family Fishing Night!

You and your family are invited to come join us at our annual Game and Parks/WOWT 6 Sports Family Fishing Night at Lake Halleck in Papillion, NE this Thursday night, July 9th from 6 to 8 p.m. Find out how fun fishing is! Lake Halleck is located just a quarter mile to the east of the intersection of Washington and Lincoln Streets in downtown Papillion. We at Game and Parks will be furnishing the fishing tackle and bait as well as fishing instruction for your hands-on fishing enjoyment! Family fishing …

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Go Boating on Radio Show

Herb Angell, who’s heads the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Boating Law Enforcement Section, drops by my Great Outdoor Radio Show on Saturday morning to talk about various boating-related topics and of course, water safety, for the big 4th of July holiday weekend and the entire summer. Here’s Herb on boat patrol in the Missouri River! You’ll find our Nebraska boating discussion to be light, conversational and very informative. One of the key boating safety messages we’ll be emphasizing is for you, to: …

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Special Family Fishing Night

On my weekly TV outdoor report, I’ll be inviting you and your family to come to come join me for a fun, special Game and Parks/WOWT 6 Family Fishing Night event at Lake Halleck in Papillion, NE next week. It’ll take place from 6-8 p.m. next Thursday, July 9th at the lake which is located just a quarter mile to the east of the intersection of Washington and Lincoln Streets in downtown Papillion. It’s nice! Look below. You’ll note that we at Game and Parks provide the …

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Nebraska’s Hidden Fruit: The Sand Cherry

I’m all about wild edibles, especially wild fruits, and they are a prominent feature of Nebraska in the summertime. One of the not-so-common wild fruits to harvest in early summer is actually one of my favorites – the sand cherry. And, some are ripe! The western sand cherry, Prunus besseyi, is a native plant. It is a low shrub and a member of the rose family, Rosaceae. This plant was first identified and given a Latin name by botanist Charles Edwin Bessey (1845-1915). …

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