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Helpful Hints for Hunting, Shooting on Radio

Helpful hints for the early game bird hunting seasons, sporting clay shooting leagues, and shotgunning in-general will be covered along with much, much more when Terry Kriz of the Oak Creek Sporting Club near Brainard, NE stops by my Great Outdoor Radio Show this week (Photos by Mario Robinson of Lincoln, NE) You’ll find Terry very informative. Don’t miss a chance to visit with him! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host is presented by Mahoney State Park and is …

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Try Dove Hunting, Get Safety Tips on WOWT Outdoors

If you’re a hunter, like fast action, and are up for a challenge, I’ll be encouraging you to get all of the necessary items, plus a couple decoys and try dove hunting on my Weekly WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Outdoor Report. How difficult are doves to hit? They fly erratically at speeds of up to 55 mph! Tune in, get more info about dove hunting, including safety tips, on my Weekly Outdoor Report that airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online …

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Husker Talk, Nebraska Outdoor Subjects on Great Outdoor Radio Show

On this week’s Great Outdoor Radio Show, you’ll hear from a former Husker football standout (or two) on what the Husker’s 2013 football season outlook is, discuss various Nebraska outdoors-related subjects, do a couple rounds of outdoor trivia for some cool prize packs, plus have some outdoor news headlines. It’s all with me – Greg Wagner, your humble host, and most importantly YOU Saturday morning LIVE from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone,” online at www.1620thezone.com and through various mobile …

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Football Fans Tailgate at State Parks on WOWT Outdoors

With the kick off of football season around Nebraska (high school and college), on my WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Outdoors Segment I’ll be encouraging you to leave a little early for your game and tailgate in one of many Nebraska’s many state park lands. For those traveling from Omaha to Lincoln via Highway 6 for the Husker game Saturday evening, I’ll be telling you to leave a bit early Saturday afternoon and stop at this quiet, quaint state recreation area to grill …

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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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Double Dose of Great Outdoor Radio from Scheels Hunting Expo

I will have not one, but two, LIVE Great Outdoor Radio Show broadcasts this weekend under the tents from Scheels big Fall Hunting Expo in west Omaha’s Village Pointe Shopping Center this weekend. The first broadcast will be my regular one on Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone” and online at www.1620thezone.com The second one will take place on Sunday morning from 11 a.m. to Noon on the station. Look for me under …

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Goin’ Bullfroggin’ on Channel 6 Outdoor Report

Yup! We’re goin’ bullfroggin on my WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Weekly Outdoor Report. That’s because Nebraska’s bullfrog season is open! But, it’s the hit A & E TV show Duck Dynasty featuring the Robertson family of rural West Monroe, LA (http://www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty/) that has led to renewed popularity in bullfrog hunting in America’s ponds and backwaters. Jace Robertson loves his bullfrogs! Does Greg Wagner like catchin’  bullfrogs in the various ponds, marshes and backwaters of Nebraska where he has access? Ohhh yeahhh! Learn more …

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On the Platte Close to Home

This past week, Game & Parks friends and I enjoyed kayaking and canoeing the Platte River just south/southwest of the Omaha-metro area and sure had a nice trip. Unlike most years in August, the Platte has a good amount of water, look! In your float trip plans, I would be sure to include the scenic stretch of the Platte from Schramm Park State Recreation Area to the Louisville Lakes State Recreation Area which is about 4.9 miles and takes roughly …

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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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A Mega Meeting

Yesterday, we had one our Southeast Regional/District Mega Meetings of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at Platte River State Park’s Mallet Lodge near Louisville. Monthly meetings (some with work integration) are held within each of the four districts the agency has. The mega meeting is held twice a year in the Commission’s Southeast District where all Game and Parks Commission staffers within or even outside of the region come to hear presentations on cutting edge, timely topics, get updates …

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