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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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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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Tankin’ on TV This Week

If you’re looking for something unique and fun to do outdoors with family or friends this summer, then take note! You’ll wanna tune in to my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 or online at www.wowt.com LIVE this Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CST during the station’s sportscast. We’re goin’ tankin’! We’re gonna cover the popularity of floating scenic Nebraska rivers in livestock watering tanks. Even I have enjoyed tankin’! Tanking offers a perfect opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy …

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Canoeing the Scenic Niobrara River on WOWT Outdoors

Grab a life jacket and hop aboard, we’re gonna canoe the spring-fed waters of the scenic Niobrara River east of  Valentine, NE this week on my WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Weekly Outdoor Report. I’ll talk about and show you why a summer float trip on this river should be on everyone’s bucket list! I’ll also address how to avoid a lot of other water traffic on the river. Don’t miss the broadcast! It airs on on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and on the Internet at …

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Fine Day Yesterday on the Corne de Cerf

With yet another cold, wet weather pattern upon us here in the Heartland, I thought I’d share with you what a fine day it was yesterday on the river French Fur Trappers called Corne de Cerf, French for the horn of the elk, because of its meandering nature and tributaries. It was a nice spring day indeed to be on the Elkhorn! My buddy and I weren’t the only living, breathing things on the river this last Tuesday afternoon in April …

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See Spring Waterfowl Migration near Metro Area

If you live in or around the Omaha-metro area, you don’t have to travel very far to experience the spring migration of waterfowl. I took these shots today along the Elkhorn and Platte Rivers in western Douglas and Sarpy Counties. The rivers were busy places with ducks and geese here and there! I caught the tail end of a bald eagle that was pursuing waterfowl, too! Here is a broad shot of the eagle in pursuit-mode after some flocks of …

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THE RIVERS LEAST-FLOATED

While working the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show yesterday, I was reminded about a couple Nebraska rivers not floated much that have nearly constant water levels year-round being spring-fed by the massive Ogallala Aquifer. That reminder was prompted by a good friend in Nebraska’s outdoor recreation scene – float trip outfitter Mitch Glidden of Mullen, NE. Mitch, along with his wife – Patty (she really runs things, sorry Mitch), own and operate Glidden Canoe Rental and the Sandhills Motel …

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