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6 Things Grandson Can Learn From Grandpa

This past Thanksgiving weekend was a very special one for me and my family. On Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 12:31 p.m., we welcomed into the world a healthy 8 lbs. 1 oz. Jackson Edward Wagner, my first grandchild, woo-hoo! Let me tell you that the immediate relationship or bond between a grandchild and grandparent is a such a special one, it is indescribable! In my view, grandparents act as authority figures and provide unconditional love. They also get to spoil their grandchildren …

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Holiday Season: Thankful for the Beauty of Nature

It’s the holiday season and I’m thankful for the beauty of nature in Nebraska. I am thankful for the sky. I am thankful for the breathtaking views of the landscape. I am thankful for the diversity of habitat. Grasslands. Wetlands. Woodlands. Water. And, yes, even cropland. I am thankful for all free-ranging, living creatures. Large. Medium. And, small. I am thankful for being allowed to harvest nature’s bounty. I am thankful for being given the role to become an active participant in the cycle of nature, the …

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Great Plains Connections: Much to do in southwest Nebraska

If you live in southwest Nebraska there is no way that you should ever say you are bored. Our glorious state has never-ending outdoor experiences that everyone can take part in. There is so much to do in southwest Nebraska like viewing the vast number of birds migrating through our state at this very moment. Get out and enjoy hiking, biking, tours, chickens on the leks, the return of the cranes and of course fishing on open water and who …

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Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk

With reference to my job as a conservation agency public information officer and participating in outdoor activities, I’ve always held myself to this motto: “If you’re gonna talk about it, you darn well better do it or have done it!” It should be noted though, if the truth be told, that I thoroughly enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities here in the Cornhusker State (you regular readers of my blog posts know this!). Time spent outdoors in the field is …

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Fun Golfing Opportunities In/Near State Parks on Channel 6

That’s right, I’ll be covering a unique topic this week on my Omaha-based Channel 6 Outdoor Report — Fun golfing opportunities in and near various Nebraska state park lands. I’ll be doing this live with Channel 6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom at Omaha Country Club during the U.S. Senior Open Championship. Here’s a fella swingin’ away on the golf driving range at Mahoney State Park near Ashland, NE. Miniature golf is fun at Mahoney, too! Find out more by tuning …

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Carp-O-Rama on Channel 6 Outdoor Segment

If you know me, you know that I loooove fishin’ for carp! So, it’s only fitting that I will be promoting the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s ‘carp carnival’ called Carp-O-Rama on my Channel 6 Outdoor Report this week. Carp-O-Rama will be held at Pawnee Lake near Lincoln on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Carp fishing is fun for all ages! Catch more information about Carp-O-Rama and see video from previous years’ events by tuning in Thursday evening …

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Preview of Ft. Atkinson Living History on WOWT Outdoors

Join me this week on my WOWT-TV/Channel 6 outdoors segment when we preview the exciting living history weekend (May 4th & 5th) at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park located on the east edge of Fort Calhoun. Fort Atkinson has fascinating history and is one of my favorite state historical parks in Nebraska! Most likely the reason Fort Atkinson is so special to me is that Park Superintendent John Slader lets me borrow and use the U.S. Army’s 1820’s uniform for …

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Outdoor Writer Gets His First Nebraska Turkey

Congratulations to my buddy Mark Davis, Omaha World-Herald Outdoor Writer and Photojournalist, on harvesting his first-ever wild turkey in Nebraska this morning – a nice jake with a crossbow in Washington County during our spring archery season! Special thanks to buddy Jim Druliner of Omaha (Jimmy D.) for taking Mark hunting! It was fun to help arrange the hunt. Needless to say that Mark is now completely hooked on spring wild turkey hunting in Nebraska!

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GOIN’ FISHIN’ ON WOWT OUTDOOR REPORT

We’re gonna tell you why you should wet a line in eastern Nebraska’s smaller to mid-sized reservoirs this spring on The Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 (www.wowt.com) Thursday night. We’ll be featuring a couple of them not far from Omaha. In fact, this smaller water body (see map below) fits that bill and we’ll chat about it. What water body is it? Think crappie and largemouth bass! The Weekly Outdoor Report on WOWT/Channel 6 and www.wowt.com airs …

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Lake Wanahoo Update on WOWT Outdoors

I’ll be giving you an update on Lake Wanahoo near Wahoo, NE on my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 this week. You’ll wanna tune in and find out how things are going there and get a status report on the fishery, I’m sure. Hint, hint … wink, wink … nod, nod … the pike in the lake are even bigger than a year ago when these pics were taken! The Weekly Outdoor Report on WOWT/Channel 6 and www.wowt.com airs …

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