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A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Public Information Officer and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media sites, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

Entering the Twittersphere with LIVE Chat Oct. 8th

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Lookout, Twitter followers, I will soon will be entering the Twittersphere! One week from today, on Wednesday, October 8th from Noon to 1 p.m. CST I am inviting you to engage in a LIVE Twitter chat with me. Now, during this time, you – the  Twitter follower, can ask me questions related to fall scenery, events happening in Nebraska’s State Parks and fall outdoor activities such as  fishing and hunting.  One of the things I’ll be offering up is advice on the best places to see fall ... Read More »

Preview of Fort Atkinson Living History on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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Fort Atkinson State Historical Park and its fall living history weekend will be featured on my WOWT 6 News Weekly Outdoor Report. I’m totally pumped up for it and, of course, to promote it! Check out the third soldier from the left. Jenny Nguyen’s NEBRASKAland Magazine camera captured me pulling guard duty at the fort. Well, sort of. See video of and get more information about this unique state historical park event by tuning in to my outdoor segment on Omaha’s WOWT ... Read More »

Bauer-Wagner Road Show Heads to UNL’s NaturePalooza

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Yes, you read it right! Daryl Bauer of the Game and Parks Commission’s Fisheries Division and I will be heading to UNL’s East Campus this Tuesday, Sept. 30th. We’ll be MCing and doing a short presentation at UNL’s popular NaturePalooza event from 7-7:15 p.m. The whole event runs from 3-8 p.m. at Hardin Hall, 33rd & Holdrege, and we’ll be walking around the venue ‘talkin shop’ (conservation, outdoor activities, etc.) and havin’ fun with you! By now, you’re probably aware of NaturePalooza, but if you aren’t, here’s the news release about ... Read More »

Sporting Clays, Bird Hunting Featured on Great Outdoor Radio Show

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Everything from shooting sporting clays to hunting upland game birds will be covered when Terry Kriz of the Oak Creek Sporting Club near Brainard, NE stops by my Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning.   You’ll find Terry very informative and funny! Don’t miss a chance to visit with him! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host airs Saturday mornings  from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio 1620 AM “The Zone.” Here are the phone numbers to punch in to your phone and ... Read More »

Go Turkey Hunting this Fall on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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On my Weekly WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report, I’ll be giving you – the hunter of any game species – reasons why you should buy a turkey permit this fall in Nebraska and then take to the woods after a couple of birds. One of the reasons for going turkey hunting in the fall is that it presents a wonderful opportunity to take a youth. Turkey hunting permits for those 15 and under are only $5.00! As a reminder, my Weekly Outdoor Report airs ... Read More »

Memorable First Teal Hunt

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Imagine taking a bucket of stirred-up hornets and throwing them in front of a hunter. That’s what it’s like when a flight of blue-winged teal suddenly swarms in over a decoy set. – Wade Bourne, Colin Moore, Outdoor Life Magazine. On the waterfowl hunting front, Nebraska’s early teal hunting season has drawn to a close in the Low Plains zone. I wanted to share some photos of my very first early season teal duck hunt this past week in that zone. Yes, it ... Read More »

Executive Chef on Great Outdoor Radio Show

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Don’t miss Executive Chef Gene Cammarota of Omaha, NE on this week’s edition of The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host! Gene is a chef with a dynamic personality and is well known in professional cooking circles. He is also an instructor at Iowa Western Community College’s Culinary Arts Program and hosts his own cooking show called “What’s Cookin’?” from 10-11 a.m. CST on Omaha radio station 1180 AM. Gene will take your questions LIVE about wild game and outdoor ... Read More »

Attend Missouri River Outdoor Expo on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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The massive Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park near Ponca, NE  (happening this weekend of Sept. 20th & 21st) is in the crosshairs for my Weekly TV Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News LIVE this Thursday at 6 p.m CST during the sportscast. Greg Ortiz of the WOWT 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 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary! There will ... Read More »

21 Reasons to Fall Wild Turkey Hunt in Nebraska

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It certainly is no secret that I, Greg Wagner, am VERY passionate about wild turkey hunting in Nebraska! Of course the spring season is awesome, but I really enjoy the fall season, too, and so should you! Our fall season this year kicks off on Monday, September 15th. Thus, once again, I have sat down and compiled, what I believe to be, are the 21 reasons why you should join me in buying a fall wild turkey hunting permit in ... Read More »

Tips from Taxidermists on Great Outdoor Radio Show

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Award-winning  taxidermists Mike and Greg Dinges of Dinges Taxidermy in Omaha, NE are my very special guests on this week’s edition of The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host.  The guys will be offering tips for those of us who enjoy hunting on appropriate game care in the field for mounts as well as a plethora of other helpful, useful advice regarding taxidermy work. The Great Outdoor Radio Show airs Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio 1620 AM “The Zone.” You’re welcome to join the ... Read More »