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Camping Options for Series

Coming to Omaha for any of the big men’s college baseball games June 13 – 24? Need a place to camp? There are some very nice, scenic state park lands with camping options within about a 35-50 minute drive of TD AmeriTrade Park in downtown Omaha where the games will be played. Those state park lands are: – The Eugene T. Mahoney State Park off of I-80 Exit #426 near Ashland (Ph: 402-944-2523) – Louisville Lakes State Recreation Area 1/2 mile northwest of Louisville just west of Louisville, NE (Ph: …

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Intertribal Gathering Celebrating American Indian Culture

Fort Robinson State Park will again celebrate Native American culture during one of the High Plains’ premier powwows. The 16th annual Intertribal Gathering will be Friday through Sunday, June 12-14, featuring traditional dancing, drumming and singing in a family-friendly environment. The event annually attracts hundreds of dancers and spectators. Grand entries are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon Sunday under the direction of master of ceremonies Billy Good Voice Elk Jr. A wide …

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Cool Off on WOWT 6 Outdoors!

With the arrival of summer-like weather, I’ll be showing you a cool place to cool off in the Nebraska state park system with your family and friends on my Weekly TV Outdoor Report. It airs on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. Look at the pics below, and try to figure out where we’re heading. I think you know where we’re going, but find out for sure and get more information by tuning in to WOWT 6 News LIVE Thursday evening during …

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Troubled Waters

I try to keep things positive on my blog, most of the time.  There also are certain topics that have politics written all over them and I have to be careful what I say about those too.  On the other hand, Nebraska fish and fishing is what I do, both professionally and personally, and there are certain issues that Nebraskans, Nebraska anglers in particular, need to know about. This story ran in the Omaha World Herald this past Saturday.  If …

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Really care? Leave them there!

It’s the time of year when lots of baby wild animals and birds are now on the outdoor scene in Nebraska. Interactions with these cute animals at a distance can be fun and educational. However, please remember that it is illegal and unsafe (for both you and the little critter) to harbor or possess young wildlife. It’s also inhumane to remove young wildlife from its natural surroundings/habitat (including your own backyard)! What’s interesting is that, although you may not see it, there’s a parent animal or …

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Oh Happy Day!

Without a doubt Burchard Reservoir is one of our best fisheries in southeast Nebraska.  The reservoir has a watershed comprised almost entirely of grass and because of that, even though it is a relatively old reservoir, it maintains excellent water quality, great habitat including an abundance of aquatic vegetation, and quality fishing for largemouth bass, panfish and channel catfish.  Over the years, the outlet structure on the Burchard dam had deteriorated to the point that it needed replaced.  That project was …

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Attention: Shooting Sports Enthusiasts!

Find out about the various shooting sport competitions happening at the State Games of America 2015 coming to Nebraska this summer on my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. My special guest on the program will be Dr. William (Bill) Schlichtemeier. The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host airs every Saturday morning LIVE from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” You’re welcome to call in and ask questions of Bill about the games at either of these phone numbers: Locally 402-951-1620 or …

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Bed Time for ‘Gill

I have pursued, and caught, some of the biggest, baddest fish that swim Nebraska waters.  Spending hours, even days fishing hard with little to show for it knowing that the one fish I might catch could be huge is not a problem–love fishing like that every chance I get.  But, I also love a little more action and a return to my roots, the same roots most of us anglers share, sitting on a shoreline dabbling bobbers and baits in …

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Horsing Around on WOWT 6 Outdoors

Saddle up and come along for the ride on this week’s WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report. In general, I’ll be telling you about the wonderful horseback trail riding and equestrian opportunities at Nebraska state park lands. There are several state park lands that offer guided trail rides. These park lands include Chadron, Fort Robinson, Indian Cave, Niobrara, Mahoney, Platte River and Ponca. Who doesn’t love horses, huh? Omaha’s WOWT 6 Outdoor Report airs LIVE on Thursday at 6 p.m. CST …

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McConaughy Makes Top 10!

You all know I am a Nebraska “homer”–“There is No Place Like Nebraska”.  Yes, part of the reason for that is it is my job, but more importantly, Nebraska IS home, always has been. So, it is nice to see Nebraska waters get some recognition as having excellent fishing. . . . In-Fisherman Top 10 Midwest Walleye Fisheries I fully realize there is a lot of good fishing in a lot of places and I have a list of out-of-state waters …

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