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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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It’s All About Boating on The Great Outdoor Radio Show

Herb Angell, Nebraska’s Boating Law Administrator and Chief Boating Enforcement Officer, drops by The Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning to talk about various boating-related topics and of course, safety, for the upcoming season on the water. Herb will be kicking off National Safe Boating Week which runs May 18-24. I’m sure Herb and I will address the fun and popularity of kayaking, too! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host is presented by Mahoney State Park and is produced …

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Go Fishing, Visit a Park for Free Saturday on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6

I’ll be telling you why you should go fishing with your family and visit a Nebraska park this Saturday on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com. That’s because this Saturday, May 18th marks Nebraska’s Free Fishing and State Park Entry Day, woo-hoo! Special events encouraging you and your family to get on the water and try fishing will be held around the state similar to this one which was held at Lake Halleck …

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Morel Mushroom Hunting Update

If you’re a morel mushroom hunter, here’s a must-read update from my good friend Mark Davis who’s the Outdoor Writer at the Omaha World-Herald: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130511/SPORTS/705119880/1603#hunt-is-on-for-wild-mushrooms Check your spots in the woods. Make certain that you have landowner permission on private property. Happy hunting!

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Back to School

I’m heading back to school. Well, sort of. These next three weeks I’ll be reading  books to students in Omaha Public, Millard Public and Omaha Catholic Schools. March is a big book reading month here in the metro area. As a matter of fact, I read to third graders at Bancroft Elementary School in southeast Omaha already this week. I sure enjoyed that and more importantly, I think the kids did, too! I will never tire of reading books to …

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LECTURING TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT UNL

I can hardly wait until Tuesday (tomorrow) afternoon! I’ll be swinging by Game and Parks Headquarters on UNL’s East Campus to pick up my conservation compatriot Daryl Bauer of our Game and Parks Fisheries Division, and then it’s down the street to Hardin Hall Room 228 to Dr. Lisa Pennisi’s Environmental Communication Skills Class to lecture to UNL students from 2-3:15 p.m. Daryl and I will give another one of our unique, fun presentations about the importance of having and …

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