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Why Walk On Water For Fins

In a casual conversation, whenever the topic of ice fishing is brought up, and I’m visiting with folks who don’t ice fish, predictably many questions arise. The most common one: “Why do you even go ice fishing, it’s not very safe, is it? Then, there are these:  “It looks so cold, why on earth would any reasonable person consider going fishing sitting on a big ice cube?” “I don’t get it, why try to catch fish through the ice in the winter?” And, then there’s this question I had recently: “Have you …

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Snow Ice Cream

Someone I knew once said: “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you a snow day, you make snow ice cream!” I couldn’t agree more! With an ever-expanding blanket of snow cover over much of Nebraska, I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you my recipe for making snow ice cream. Creating this scrumptious “snow cream,” as I call it, is a fun activity to do with the kids on a cold winter day here on the Great Plains. They’ll …

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The Splendor of Solitude

I treasure my time spent alone in the woods, especially this time of year in Nebraska. If I don’t get some alone time in the great outdoors, I end up getting a little restless, grumpy and cabin fever-like (just ask my wife, Polly). For the record, I do not advocate venturing outdoors alone because of safety purposes, plus it is more fun and rewarding to share your outdoor adventures with others, but the alone time is essential! If you, like me, enjoy periodically going outdoors by yourself, please take …

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Six Cures for (Late-Winter) Cabin Fever

Brrrr! It’s been so cold outside! Temperatures have been running far below normal as evidenced this past week by the large thermometer I have in our backyard. Off and on, I continue to suffer from cabin fever! How about you? From my vantage point in eastern Nebraska, we’re kind of in between seasons in the state’s outdoor scene, too. As a sportsman, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of snow and Ross’s geese for light goose conservation order hunting here in eastern Nebraska and open water fishing for various …

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Work on the Sheds

It’s time to start work on the “sheds!” Well, to work to find shed deer antlers, that is! Perhaps you saw the recent news release my NE Game and Parks compatriot Jerry Kane did with me about the unofficial start of shed deer antler hunting season in Nebraska? Nice job, Jer, by the way! If you didn’t see it, here it is. Get Outdoors for Shed Deer Antler Hunt Posted by: Jerry Kane February 12, 2015 in NGPC News Leave a comment LINCOLN …

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Let’s Go Sledding on the WOWT 6 Outdoor Report!

We have snow! So we’re gonna take you sledding on this week’s WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report! Recognize this sled run? That’s right, we’re heading to Mahoney State Park at I-80 Exit #426 near Ashland, NE for some winter outdoor fun! Find out more details about the sled/toboggan runs at the park by tuning in Thursday night during the sports segment with Ross Jernstrom and I LIVE on the WOWT 6 News 6 p.m. CST newscast. Here’s a sample of what it’s like to zip down the run …

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Come Cross-Country Skiing on WOWT 6 Outdoors

With the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in full swing, the WOWT 6 Sports Machine crew and I will take to the snow cover with cross-country skis for our weekly WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report. Cross-country skiing is a fun winter outdoor activity to enjoy in our parks as well as a great workout, trust me on the workout thing! I went out early to practice for our segment to see how rusty my cross-country ski skills were/are. Mouth open … tongue out …

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WOWT 6 Outdoor Report Takes You Sledding

In the spirit of the Winter Olympic Games, we’re gonna take you sledding on this week’s WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report! Recognize this sled run? That’s right, we’re heading to Mahoney State Park at I-80 Exit #426 near Ashland, NE for some winter outdoor fun! Find out more details about the sled/toboggan runs at the park by tuning in tomorrow night (Thursday night) during the sports segment with Ross Jernstrom and I LIVE on the WOWT 6 News 6 p.m. CST newscast. Here’s a sample of what it’s like to …

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EAGLE WATCHING ON CHANNEL 6 OUTDOOR REPORT

Don’t miss my weekly TV outdoor report tomorrow night when we cover bald eagle watching in Nebraska! The Weekly Outdoor Report airs on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and also online at www.wowt.com Thursday evenings LIVE on the 6 p.m. CST newscast  during the sports segment with Ross Jernstrom. Unable to view the live broadcast of the report? Take note that video replays of it can be seen after the initial cast at this link: www.wowt.com/sports It can also be accessed on Digital …

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LIVE IN THE ICE ZONE ON CHANNEL 6

With my Weekly Outdoor Report, I’ll be LIVE in the Ice Zone of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the CenturyLink Center in downtown Omaha on Thursday night. I’ll be talking about ice skating on the natural ice of frozen Nebraska lakes, reservoirs and ponds and most importantly safety and general guidelines when thinking of doing that. My Weekly Outdoor Report airs LIVE Thursday evenings during the 6 p.m. CST newscast in the sports segment on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and …

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