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Don’t Be a Firebug!

We’ve had and continue to have such extremely dry, windy conditions in Nebraska’s outdoor scene. A number wildfires (grass fires, brush fires, etc.) have unfortunately already taken place this spring! It’s critical to not be a firebug in our great outdoors! In other words, you don’t want you to be the person who is responsible for starting a wildfire when you’re having fun this spring camping, backpacking,  picnicking, fishing, turkey hunting, morel mushroom picking, etc. Many folks I know believe that lightning starts most wildfires. In fact, on …

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Friday Funnies in The Great Outdoors

It’s FRIDAAAAAY! So, I thought I’d share some Friday funnies in the area of Nebraska’s great outdoors with you. First, courtesy of Dylan McCaugherty, Interactive Digital Media Manager for us at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (a.k.a. Digital Dylan), comes this one, entitled: The Antelope. Corny, but funny. Next, I have a couple crazy ideas for billboards, postcards, etc. promoting a new Nebraska tourism marketing campaign aimed at attracting outdoor enthusiasts to our state. What do you think? And finally, life would be better with my fishin’ if I …

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Attend the Missouri River Outdoor Expo on Omaha’s WOWT Channel 6

The massive Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park (www.missouririverexpo.com) is in the crosshairs for my Weekly TV Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT Channel 6 (www.wowt.com) live this Thursday at 6 p.m CST during the sportscast. Greg Ortiz of the Channel 6 Sports Machine and I are gonna show you why you and your family should attend this grand-scale expo which is one of the largest in the nation! There will be more than 80 hands-on outdoor activities for you and the kids to …

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Too Much Camo?

As I was rootin’ through all of camouflage clothing today, gettin’ ready to open Nebraska’s Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Season this week, I got to thinkin’ … Can a guy or gal who loves to hunt really accumulate too much camo? C’mon, are you serious? As an avid outdoor enthusiast for many, many moons here in the Cornhusker State, I’ll tell you that you can never, ever have too much gear, especially camouflage clothing patterns for the various hunting seasons, …

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The Beauty of Turkey Alley

Ever driven Douglas County’s Rainwood Road from 60th to 72nd Streets just beyond the northern fringe of Omaha? It’s cool! In fact, it’s one of my favorite drives in the metro area. My photos hardly portray how scenic this drive really is. Nearly every time I drive the road (which is fairly often), I always see wild turkeys along it or on it! The locals have nicknamed this stretch of Rainwood “turkey alley.” If you happen to be up in …

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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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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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