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Two Omaha rainbow trout stockings rescheduled

LINCOLN, Neb. – Catchable-size rainbow trout will be stocked in three Omaha waters Oct. 16. The Grove Trout Rearing Station in Antelope County will stock 450 trout at Hitchcock Park Pond, 300 at Towl Park Pond and 3,750 at Standing Bear Lake. The stockings at Hitchcock and Towl parks were scheduled for Oct. 15, but snow in Omaha over the weekend left the grass wet in areas where the stocking truck would have to drive. Trout are being stocked in …

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Family Fishing Event at Carter Lake on Aug. 6

LINCOLN – Omaha families can join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for an evening of fun at a Family Fishing Event on Aug. 6 at Carter Lake. The Family Fishing Trailer will be parked near the south parking lot on the east side of the lake, off Abbott Drive. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. Family Fishing Events provide opportunities for people of all ages who have never fished or have not fished in years to learn and enjoy …

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Big Peregrine news – a new Nebraska nest!

So Nebraska only has two pairs of nesting Peregrine Falcons, correct?  Well, not anymore…… I was recently contacted by Laura King-Homan of the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) who informed me that they have a pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting on their smokestack at their power plant located in north Omaha.  I was aware they had placed a nest box on a smokestack years ago and had recently observed at least one adult Peregrine Falcon in the area, but the news …

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Capitol Peregrine progeny takes over in Omaha

Our friends over at the Woodmen (http://falcons.woodmen.org/) in Omaha announced this morning a mystery that was covertly solved late last week.   There is a new male Peregrine Falcon at the Woodmen this spring, supplanting the long-lived Zeus.  Surprise, surprise, the new male Peregrine in Omaha was hatched at the Capitol in 2010.   It has the band combination 57/H and was assigned the name “Mintaka” as a result of our “name-the-chicks” contest. It was just over a week I blogged …

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A Sledding Video

Let me be honest. What you’ll see in the attached video is not entirely accurate. I did briefly drag my feet in the middle of my run down the Mahoney State Park Toboggan Run. Why? To be very honest, I was afraid. Very afraid. So for you thrill seekers out there, this is a great option close to Omaha and Lincoln. And if you’re a parent (or scaredy cat), you can also put the brakes on like me. JK

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Tomorrow night, I’m gonna feature Nebraska state park lodging on my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com Whether it’s a winter or a summer stay, find out more info Thursday evening at 6 p.m. LIVE during the sportscast with me and my buddy Greg Ortiz of the Channel 6 Sports Machine. If you’re unable to view the live broadcast of The Weekly Outdoor Report, video replays of it can be seen after the initial cast …

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