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A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Public Information Officer and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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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Catfishing Tips, How-To Fishing Events and More on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Fishing for catfish, how-to fishing events and more will be featured on tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) Great Outdoor Radio Show that I host. Our special call-in guest for part of the program will be Brad Durick of Grand Forks and Drayton, North Dakota who successfully and professionally  guides catfish anglers on the famous Red River of the North. Don’t miss the show! It runs from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Feel free to give us a call if you have …

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Late-Winter Fun at Mahoney on WOWT 6 Outdoors

I’ll be covering some late-winter fun that you and your family can have at Mahoney State Park near Ashland, NE on my outdoors-related television segment this week. Find out what activities await you and your family tonight at 6 p.m. CST on The Weekly Outdoor Report which airs LIVE during the sportscast with Ross Jernstrom on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. Here’s one of them that we’ll be showing you. Even I, Greg Wagner, being a good sport, gave ice skating …

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Waterfalls in Nebraska? Yes, There Are!

I was talking with folks at the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show this past week who had just moved here to Nebraska from Colorado and they just couldn’t believe that this state (our state) has any waterfalls in it whatsoever. Whoa, folks, not so fast. We do have waterfalls in the Cornhusker State and some really cool ones at that! Look at the stair step falls along the Niobrara River near Valentine, NE. So, new friends and Nebraska residents, this blog post is for you! Enjoy catching a glimpse …

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#FishNebraska Selfie Contest at Omaha Sports Show

Coming to the Omaha Sports Show this weekend? Think “selfies” and fishing at our NE Game and Parks show exhibit with our #FishNebraska Photo Contest! You’ll be able to take your own picture(s) in front of our lake picture photo op. We’ll have props for you to choose and use to be creative. Upload your picture to our Game and Parks Facebook Page with #FishNebraska, and you’ll have the opportunity to win the following prizes. The person with the most …

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It’s Sports Show Time in Omaha!

It’s a fun and exciting week for me in the metro as the state’s largest outdoor show, the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show, kicks off tonight (Thursday night) and runs through late Sunday afternoon downtown at the CenturyLink Center. I’ll be showing you a few main features of the sports show this evening at 6 p.m. CST on my Weekly Outdoor Report which airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News during the sportscast with Ross Jernstrom. If you’re unable …

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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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Neat Winter Fishing Trip on WOWT 6 Outdoors

Imagine fishing this water … For these fish … This time of year!!! Any idea where we’re heading and what fish we’re targeting? Find out the answers to those questions and get more information on a neat winter fishing trip that you can take on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6. It airs Thursday night LIVE at 6 p.m. CST during the sportscast with my buddy, Ross Jernstrom. If you’re unable to view the live broadcast of our outdoor report, I remind …

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Memorable Snows

I know what you’re thinking. No, this is not going to be a blog about the memorable snow storms I’ve experienced growing up in the Cornhusker State. Nope. This is a going to be blog post about the memorable times I had last year hunting snow and Ross’s geese during Nebraska’s Light Conservation Order hunting period here in Nebraska. I can favorably recall each and every experience! I saw huge flocks of light geese. I watched superb dog work. I was fortunate to harvest …

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All About Walleye on Great Outdoor Radio Show

What do you want to know about fishing for walleye? Hey, I know who to ask. The great guys and gals at the award-winning Nebraska Walleye Association. Join Nebraska Walleye Association Board Members and Tournament Anglers, Rich Losee and Rich McShane, on this Saturday morning’s (Feb. 7) LIVE Great Outdoor Radio Show from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN/1620 AM “The Zone.” These gents will share their wealth of knowledge regarding walleye fishing in Nebraska with you. They’ll also let you know what events their organization has …

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