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February outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) events and important dates in February. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. Feb. 1-2 – Growing Up WILD workshop, Grand Island Feb. 3, 10, 17 – Beginner Muzzleloader, Wildcat Hills Shooting Sports Complex, Gering Feb. 4 – Birds and Binoculars, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP), Ashland Feb. 4 – Game Bird …

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Experience state parks during Winterfest

LINCOLN – Winterfest is officially underway. Now through April, state parks across Nebraska are celebrating the season through more than a dozen festive public events and special seasonal offerings. During Winterfest’s Christmas-themed events, guests can sit for free family portraits, enjoy holiday dinners and live theater, and participate in crafts, horse-drawn park tours, educational programs and more. Among the activities slated for this winter: — Christmas in the Woods, Dec. 10 and 17, Ponca State Park, where guests can bake …

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Great Park Pursuit Winding Down for 2016

LINCOLN – Nebraskans enjoying the outdoors via the Great Park Pursuit (GPP) still have time to visit more parks and become eligible for prizes. The Great Park Pursuit encourages participants to visit up to 20 sites across Nebraska between May 1 and Sept. 16, 2016. Participants follow clues to a post, where they make an impression of it with a pencil to prove they were there. Prizes and entry into drawings are based on the number of impressions collected. The …

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Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP and SRA

Trail Rides are a new addition to Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park (SHP) and State Recreational Area (SRA) this year. The rides, provided by Dusty Trails LLC, take visitors through the SRA traveling along the scenic North Platte River. The hour-long rides are a great way to show visitors the beautiful area, some wildlife including deer, turkeys and many bird and plant species. Jason Tonsfeldt, Superintendent of Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP and SRA is pleased with the amount of …

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Spend Spring Break in a Cool State Park on WOWT 6 Outdoors

On my Weekly WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report,  I’ll be reminding you that our scenic Nebraska state park lands make for cool destinations when it comes to taking a scenic spring break hike, mountain biking expedition or fitness run! Maybe you’ll just take a leisurely walk off one of the hiking trails to explore? Get more information on using state park lands this time of year by tuning in to the LIVE version of my report which airs on Thursday …

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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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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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January Outdoor Calendar

LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in January: Jan. 1 – First segment of light goose hunting season closes Jan. 1 – First Day Hike, Ponca State Park (SP), Ponca, 402-755-2284 Jan. 1 – Mountain lion hunting opens in Pine Ridge Unit Season 1 and Prairie Unit Jan. 4 – Duck and coot hunting seasons close in Zone 3, Low Plains Unit Jan. 4 – Winterfest Olympics, Eugene T. …

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Take a Hike on WOWT 6 News Outdoors

I’ll be encouraging you and your family  to take a hike in a state park and work off some of that leftover turkey near the Omaha-metro area on the Thanksgiving Edition of The Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News LIVE Thursday on the station’s 6 p.m. (CST) newscast during the sports segment with Greg Ortiz. You could hike up to this scenic vista located at what state park land? Any guesses? Here’s another hint for you. Figured it …

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Fall Color Peak

The timing of the fall foliage color peak and nice autumn weather coincide on this first weekend of November in the Omaha-metro and surrounding area. Here are several photos I took the last couple of days to prompt you and your family to go outside in some fashion to enjoy both the colors and the weather this weekend! Might see you out there! “Wags” — Greg Wagner.

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