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Time Outdoors in Summer is So Fun, Makes Cool Memories!

As this Independence Day Weekend of 2013 draws to a close, I got to thinking just how much fun spending time in the outdoors really is in summer and how cool the memories are! So, what I’ve decided to do with this blog post, is to share some of our Wagner family photos  (memories) from the weekend spent with my in-laws at their place on Kuesters Lake just east of Grand Island, NE. Here’s a photo of my wife Polly …

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Game and Parks Law Enforcement on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Quick note to let you know that you won’t want to miss Jeff Clauson and Rich Berggren of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Law Enforcement Division on this week’s Great Outdoor Radio Show. They’ll be offering a host of  helpful information and regulation reminders for your outdoor recreational activities this Independence Day weekend and throughout the summer. Don’t miss listening! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host airs every Saturday morning  from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio …

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Come to Family Fishing Night on Channel 6 Outdoors

On my Weekly Channel 6 Outdoor Report, I’ll be encouraging you and your family to come to come join the fun at Papillion’s popular Family Fishing Night event at Lake Halleck next Thursday, July 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. Lake Halleck is located just a quarter mile to the east of the intersection of Washington and Lincoln Streets in downtown Papillion. Here are some pics from last year’s event. You’ll notice that we in Game and Parks provide the fishing …

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Geothermal Ponds, The Bulldog and Yellow Perch

I was a guest angler at my Brother-In-Law Dean’s neat, new place yesterday. This isn’t just any place. This is Nebraska’s first eco-friendly, geothermal neighborhood/private ponds development area called The Bridges on the southwest edge of Lincoln, NE: http://www.thebridgesne.com/Downloads/Geothermal.pdf Pretty area! It even has a cool recirculating waterfall that empties into one of the lakes. My fishing partner for the day was my Brother-in-Law Dean’s English bulldog named Harley. He was a trip! When I waded the shoreline, HE WADED the …

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Christy Christiansen on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Don’t miss popular Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Outdoor Education Specialist Christy Christiansen when she comes to the microphone LIVE Saturday morning on my Great Outdoor Radio Show! Christy will be promoting a number of outdoor educational opportunities and events that are available to you, even if you’ve never set foot in the outdoors! She’ll also offer tips on how avid outdoor enthusiasts can encourage others to get interested in the outdoor lifestyle that she passionately enjoys! Don’t miss an …

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Try Kayaking on Channel 6 Outdoors

See how much fun kayaking is and why you and your family should try it this summer on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com LIVE Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CST during the station’s sportscast. Remember, if you are unable to view the live broadcast of the outdoor report, video replays of it can be seen after the initial cast at this link: www.wowt.com/sports The report can also be accessed on Digital Channel 6.2 …

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River Monsters, Turtle Man and The Storm

You know from the title of this blog that it’s gonna be CRAAA-ZY  BA-BY! But then, you know me, and you know it will be crazy! Yesterday was a wild day for me an a buddy to catch-and-release fish the Elkhorn River northwest of Gretna (my hometown) in Sarpy County, NE. It started out to be a decent day for wettin’ lines – warm, humid, barometric pressure droppin’,  partly to mostly  cloudy. A pretty morning early morning period. And yes, …

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Respect the Rivers from Me – “The River Rat” and My Family

Nebraska rivers are scenic, wonderful ecosystems. They offer a wide variety of outdoor recreation and certainly look inviting on a hot summer day as a place to cool off. But rivers are inherently dangerous and demand respect! They have dark water, dynamically changing depths and conditions, snags and debris in spots below the surfaces of the water as well as swift, swirling currents. As a young fella with my immediate family, I grew up utilizing the Platte River River for …

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Carp-O-Rama on Channel 6 Outdoor Segment

If you know me, you know that I loooove fishin’ for carp! So, it’s only fitting that I will be promoting the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s ‘carp carnival’ called Carp-O-Rama on my Channel 6 Outdoor Report this week. Carp-O-Rama will be held at Pawnee Lake near Lincoln on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Carp fishing is fun for all ages! Catch more information about Carp-O-Rama and see video from previous years’ events by tuning in Thursday evening …

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Tanking the Elkhorn River on The Great Outdoor Radio Show

Find out what it’s like to take a livestock tank float trip down the Elkhorn River just outside of Omaha on Saturday’s (tomorrow’s) Great Outdoor Radio Show I host. Steve and Jill Evers, owners/operators of Tank Down The Elkhorn www.tankdown.com will be joining us! Here’s some pics of me and a couple friends tanking down the Elkhorn (Jill Evers is waving at you, Caitlin Roth is wearing the big sunglasses, and I, of course, have been relegated to paddling, HA!). Tank …

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