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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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Outdoors-Woman Event Featured on Channel 6 Outdoor Report

On my Channel 6 Outdoor Report this week, I’ll be featuring  and promoting the 2013 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) event coming up the first weekend in October at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp near Halsey http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/education/programs/bow/bow.asp This is a hands-on, fun, camaraderie-filled outdoor education program designed to give women the basic skills to become active participants in the outdoor lifestyle. Check out these photos from past BOW events at the camp near Halsey. Find out more information about BOW by …

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Donating Time/Talent to Outdoor Community

Yesterday, I participated in the way-too-much-fun Scheels Camo Classic Golf Tournament at Miracle Hill in Omaha to help bring attention to and benefit the Great Plains Pointer Rescue organization (www.greatpointers.org) It’s always a good thing to donate some of your time and/or talents to the outdoor community where/when possible! In my case yesterday, it was only time, HA, but for a very worthy cause! Somebody please yell: “Fore!”

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Great Outdoor Radio Show to Camo Classic Golf Event

The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host goes on-location LIVE tomorrow morning for Scheels 1st Annual Camo Classic Golf Tournament at northwest Omaha’s Miracle Hills Golf Course. It’s gonna be filled with prizes, surprises, a ton of fun, a charitable cause or two and a whole lot more! Here’s the costume head I’m thinking of wearing for this wild and crazy event. What do you think? Don’t miss hearing this unique broadcast with myriad of special guests. The Great Outdoor …

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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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Turpin Talks Catfishin’, etc. on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Veteran outdoorsman, expert wild turkey call maker, and catfisherman extraordinaire – Dick Turpin of Lincoln, NE joins me tomorrow (Saturday) morning on my Great Outdoor Radio Show. When it comes to a wealth of knowledge about Nebraska’s outdoor scene and especially summer catfishing, there’s no better person to turn to for “salty” advice (and hilarious stories, of course) than my friend Dick Turpin. Dick comes to The Great Outdoor Radio Show along with his sidekick and fishing/hunting partner Dudley Moore …

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State Champion Bass Anglers on August 17th Radio Show

Quick note to let you know that I just booked these two awesome anglers and Gretna High Dragons – Eric Soe and Payne Ahrens who won the recent Nebraska State High School Bass Fishing Tournament for my Saturday, August 17th LIVE Great Outdoor Radio Show on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM and online at www.1620thezone.com from 9-10 a.m. CST. Tune in!

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Last Minute, Summer Vacation Idea on Channel 6 Outdoors

On my Channel 6 Weekly Outdoor Report, I’ll be featuring a last-minute summer vacation idea for you and your family before school starts. Look carefully at the photo, can you guess where we’re heading? Here are a couple more photographic hints for you. Find out specifically where we’re going and more information about it 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. …

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