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Happy Holidays from the Wagner Family!

A quick blog post to wish each and every one of you the very best during this holiday season from the Wagner’s! Here’s our 2013 Christmas card which celebrates our kids, our youth! My wife Polly and I are very, very proud of them, as I’m sure, you are of your children! Our oldest son Zach has his Master’s Degree from U.N.O. in political science and works at Mutual of Omaha. Micah is a 2nd Semester junior at U.N.L. majoring in human sciences. Emma is a 2nd …

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Veteran’s Day Salute

On this Veteran’s Day, a salute to my Grandpa Hintz, WW II U.S. Army Combat Infantryman, who taught me how to properly shoot a .22 caliber rifle and took me outdoors as a young boy. Thanks so much, Grandpa Hintz, and to all veterans who have served! My grandpa is fourth from right to left in this old photo.

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Morgan’s First Turkey

Congrats are in order for 8 year-old Nebraskan Morgan Shaner who shot his first wild turkey! That’s a nice bird there, Morgan, AWESOME BUDDY! Young Mr. Shaner’s first turkey is a vivid reminder that there is no age restriction for youth who want to hunt wild turkeys in Nebraska and that youth turkey permits for those 15 and under are only $5.00! Be sure to check the requirements for youth hunting. As many of you are I’m sure aware, wild …

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Highlighting Youth Upland Game Bird Season on TV

On TV this week, I’ll be highlighting Nebraska’s two-day youth upland game bird hunting season that will be taking place this the weekend of October 19th & 20th. I’ll be reminding you where we at Game and Parks will be releasing adult rooster pheasants for the kids and mentors to bag as well as offering a few hunting tips if time allows. My Weekly TV Outdoor Report airs on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News LIVE Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CST …

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Visit with Veteran Raccoon Hunter on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Veteran  raccoon hunter and published outdoor writer Greg Medlin of Omaha, NE comes to my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show this week to visit with you. You’ll find Greg very interesting and highly informative when it comes to raccoons and raccoon hunting! Here’s the cover of Greg’s much-acclaimed book about raccoon hunting. Get the opportunity to talk with Greg about raccoons and raccoon hunting on The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host. It’s presented by Mahoney State Park and …

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Attend the Missouri River Outdoor Expo on Omaha’s WOWT Channel 6

The massive Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park (www.missouririverexpo.com) is in the crosshairs for my Weekly TV Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT Channel 6 (www.wowt.com) live this Thursday at 6 p.m CST during the sportscast. Greg Ortiz of the Channel 6 Sports Machine and I are gonna show you why you and your family should attend this grand-scale expo which is one of the largest in the nation! There will be more than 80 hands-on outdoor activities for you and the kids to …

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In Johnson, NE to Promote/Celebrate Youth Outdoors

Yesterday evening I made the trip from Omaha to Johnson, NE to see old friends, make new ones and promote outdoor activities & shooting sports for youth at a banquet/fundraiser held by the Southeast Nebraska Lewis & Clark Sportsman Club at the American Legion building there in the neat little town of Johnson. My buddy Glen Hogue who owns and operates Hogies Gun and Sport in Auburn, NE  invited me, Mike Remund and Randy Fox of Game and Parks to speak …

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High School Bass Fishing Champs on Talk Radio

You’ve most likely seen them on TV with me and Omaha’s Channel 6 crew… Now, you’ll meet them on talk radio. Gretna High Juniors Eric Soe (left of me) and Payne Ahrens (right of me), Nebraska’s 2013 State High School Bass Fishing Champions, visit with you on my Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning! Hey, these fellas really know bass fishin’ and their preparin’ to go to the next level of competition (http://gretnabass.com/) Don’t miss an opportunity to chat with …

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High School Bass Tournament, Ahrens and Soe on Channel 6 Outdoors

Don’t miss my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 when the recent Nebraska State High School Bass Fishing Tournament will be featured along with the winning team of Payne Ahrens and Eric Soe of Gretna High School. See the tournament and the guys by tuning in to my Weekly Outdoor Report that airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com Thursday evening during the station’s 6 p.m. CST sportscast. If you’re unable to view the live broadcast …

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Gorgeous, Cool Morning Fishing The Elkhorn

I enjoyed a gorgeous, cool morning fishing in Nebraska’s Elkhorn River and backwater areas with a couple young family members of mine as well as a young family friend. I’d highly encourage you and your family to take advantage of Nebraska’s nice, cool summer weather while we have it by goin’ out and doin’ a little fishin’! You don’t need fancy stuff, we used simple tackle and nightcrawlers. Don’t forget your fishin’ permits for those 16 and older! Have fun, …

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