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Spirit of the Shack

Flattered … Humbled … Thrilled … These are just a few words that describe how I felt with an unexpected, major award I recently received. Called “Spirit of the Shack,” this unique conservation award is a significant one in the world of natural resources conservation. Past award winners constitute a who’s who (prominent persons list) in the conservation profession. The “Spirit of the Shack” Achievement Award is given by the Midwest Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) to the …

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My 45th Year at Game and Parks

Forty-five years is very long time for anything, isn’t it? Forty-five years is an exceptionally long time for working at the same organization. Think about it — four-and-a-half decades. WOW! This year, 2024, marks the beginning of my 45th year at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. My career spans a few different divisions within the agency – Fisheries, Parks and Information and Education (now Communications). I will be 62 years of age this year and I started working at …

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Broadcast News

I am sharing some broadcast news related to Nebraska’s outdoor scene with you this week. Regarding my weekly television appearance about outdoors-related activities and destinations, that can now be seen on Omaha’s ABC news affiliate KETV NewsWatch 7 and www.KETV.com between 8 and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings with popular  TV anchor/host, John Oakey. Called the “Great Outdoors,” this segment represents a fresh, new visual approach to letting you know about various outdoor news items and features around the Omaha-metro …

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On the Air


Heading over tomorrow to be on my buddy Greg Wagner’s radio show.  That is nothing new, Greg has me over a few times every year to talk fishing in Nebraska.  What is new is Greg’s Great Outdoor radio show has a new home, Boomer Radio.  You can listen live right HERE, 9:00 a.m. Central Time, or catch us later on the Pod Cast. As usual when I am on Greg’s radio show, the topic will be fishing in Nebraska.  Listen, …

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Great Outdoor Radio Show Is Moving, Coverage Expanding

I have exciting to news to share with you. The popular Great Outdoor Radio Show I host is moving and going to a network! That’s right! After more than 25 years at one radio station, the Great Outdoor Radio Show, produced by Gerry Gray/Great Plains Marketing, is moving to the Omaha-based Boomer Radio Network of stations beginning Saturday, July 27th. Coverage is expanding! The Saturday morning, one-hour long, LIVE, interactive show will still run from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. …

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“Quiet Numbskulls, I’m Broadcasting”


Heading over tomorrow morning to team up with my buddy Greg Wagner on his weekly radio show, Great Outdoors Show, on 1620 The Zone in Omaha.  We will be on-air starting at 9:00 a.m. Central Time.  You can listen to us for an hour and still have time for pre-game before the Huskers kick it off. We will talk all things fishing, especially fall fishing, and knowing Greg, whatever else comes up.  Even if you are not close enough to …

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“Don’t Cross the Streams”

My blogging buddy here at the Game & Parks and I are blogging about the same thing today, Bauer on Great Outdoor Radio Show.  Yep, Greg Wagner and I will be together on the radio tomorrow morning.  Greg has a weekly show on 1620 The Zone, 9:00 each Saturday morning.  We will be talking all things fish and fishing tomorrow, fall fishing, state record paddlefish, trout stockings, etc., etc.  It is a live, call-in show, listen on the radio in …

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Lecturing at the Home of the Huskers

Part of today, I will be in the process of preparing for my annual UNL lecture tomorrow morning with Game and Parks compatriot Daryl Bauer. We are going to Dr. Lisa Pennisi’s Environmental Communication Skills class in the School of Natural Resources on East Campus at Hardin Hall. We’ll be speaking about the importance of communication skills in natural resource careers, public relations and writing blogs for an hour and 15 minutes. I can’t wait! Daryl and I thoroughly enjoy …

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All About Firearms, Hunting on Great Outdoor Radio Show

The resident gunsmith/firearms expert of my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show, Doug Bickal, will be stopping by to answer your firearms-related questions as well as offer an array of tips to help you get  your sporting arms ready to go for the various hunting seasons. On the show I’ll also have outdoor news, two rounds of Great Outdoor Trivia for some very nice prize packs to get you and your family outdoors, and, of course, tons of fun including …

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Key Messages for Archery Deer Opener on Channel 6 Outdoors

I’ll be covering key messages for Nebraska’s popular archery deer hunting season opener on my  WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Outdoor Report this week. The season kicks off on Sunday! One of the messages I’ll be relaying to fellow deer hunters this season  is the importance of wearing a tree stand safety harness. My friends at Outdoor Life magazine say it’s vital to be a “smart dummy” and use a safety harness if you’re going to be hunting from an elevated position. I’ll …

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