It’s camping season and my neighbors told me the other day they were thinking of heading out on a Friday night to camp at a popular state recreation area in order to “get away from it all” on a nice weekend. Hmmm … I wanted to tell them that most likely, they were heading to an area to where it all will be happening with quite a few people there. Admittedly, I don’t want to be around big crowds when …Read More »
Fun to pick, good to eat; mulberries offer much summer fun!
Maybe it’s just the kid in me, but I love to pick and eat mulberries! Growing up on the rural western edge of Gretna, NE, my buddies and I would always bug the area neighbors and farmers for permission to pick and eat ripe mulberries along their woodland edges and fencelines this time of year. It marked the start of summer for us. Ah, those were the days … Mulberries on the tree. Photo by Greg Wagner/Nebraska Game and Parks …Read More »
Outdoors in a Thunderstorm or Tornado: What Should You Do or Not Do?
It’s the spring and summer storm season in Nebraska. You’re on a leisurely canoe/camping trip on Nebraska’s Elkhorn River. It’s a warm, humid spring afternoon. You’re unloading your canoe where you have permission to camp. Suddenly, you feel a few raindrops splat on your forehead as the sky becomes tumultuous and rapidly begins to darken. Then you hear loud claps of thunder in the distance. What should you do or not do? If you find yourself outdoors when a thunderstorm or tornado …Read More »
Turpin Talks Catfishin’, etc. on Great Outdoor Radio Show
Veteran outdoorsman, expert wild turkey call maker, and catfisherman extraordinaire – Dick Turpin of Lincoln, NE joins me tomorrow (Saturday) morning on my Great Outdoor Radio Show. When it comes to a wealth of knowledge about Nebraska’s outdoor scene and especially summer catfishing, there’s no better person to turn to for “salty” advice (and hilarious stories, of course) than my friend Dick Turpin. Dick comes to The Great Outdoor Radio Show along with his sidekick and fishing/hunting partner Dudley Moore …Read More »
Time Outdoors in Summer is So Fun, Makes Cool Memories!
As this Independence Day Weekend of 2013 draws to a close, I got to thinking just how much fun spending time in the outdoors really is in summer and how cool the memories are! So, what I’ve decided to do with this blog post, is to share some of our Wagner family photos (memories) from the weekend spent with my in-laws at their place on Kuesters Lake just east of Grand Island, NE. Here’s a photo of my wife Polly …Read More »
Me, Play Golf?
I have been invited to participate in Scheels First Annual Camo Classic golf tournament at Miracle Hills Golf and Tennis here in Omaha, NE. WOW! The organizers of this event have no idea what they’re in for with me playing golf! I haven’t played golf since high school. It’s gonna be downright dangerous on that course with me out there swingin’ away! I’ll just plan on inspecting and evaluating the course’s wildlife habitat and lookin’ around for critters until I …Read More »
Tankin’ on TV This Week
If you’re looking for something unique and fun to do outdoors with family or friends this summer, then take note! You’ll wanna tune in to my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 or online at www.wowt.com LIVE this Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CST during the station’s sportscast. We’re goin’ tankin’! We’re gonna cover the popularity of floating scenic Nebraska rivers in livestock watering tanks. Even I have enjoyed tankin’! Tanking offers a perfect opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy …Read More »