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Get Ready for Firearm Deer Season on Great Outdoor Radio Show

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Get ready for Nebraska’s popular firearm deer hunting season by joining Scheels firearms/hunting expert and Omaha Police Bomb Squad Sgt. Matt Manhart on the The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host. Matt will be LIVE AND IN-PERSON with me tomorrow (Saturday) morning! He’ll be stopping by to answer any questions of yours pertaining to deer hunting (rifles,  ammunition, field care, blind placement, etc.). Matt will help improve your odds for success. This fun, interactive, informative outdoor talk radio show airs every Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM ... Read More »

Fort Robinson Christmas Dinner Celebrating 20 Years

The lodge at Fort Robinson State Park shines brightly during the holidays. (NEBRASKAland/Justin Haag)

The 20th annual Historical Christmas Dinner at Fort Robinson State Park is set for Saturday, Dec. 6. To mark the special anniversary, the dinner’s theme will step back 100 years with attire and the menu from the 1914 Christmas dinner at the Fort. Only 200 tickets will be sold for the dinner, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3. Tickets will be available by cash or check at the Fort Robinson ... Read More »

Fall Fat Flatties

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Over the past few years I have blogged several times about some of the research being done on Branched Oak flathead catfish; for example, Some Field Work, 71.6 On Your Radio Dial–All Flatheads All the Time!, Branched Oak Flatheads.  A large part of that research has been the tagging of flathead catfish in Branched Oak Reservoir; over 1500 flathead catfish in Branched Oak are swimming around with tags on them. About this time last year I was lamenting that even ... Read More »

Go Time for Bowhunters on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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 Quick blog post to let you know that I’ll be offering some important tidbits of information for you – the Nebraska archery deer season hunter – during the “magic window” for deer breeding season movement called “rut” on my outdoor TV segment this week. Photo below by Tanner Podraza. It’s a neat time of year where the bucks are rubbing trees to polish their antlers, marking their territory and leaving scent cues for other deer. Whether you enjoy hunting or not, don’t ... Read More »

Summer/Fall 2014 Youth Fishing Newsletter

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Here is what has been happening lately with our Youth Fishing Program. If you need to see a copy of the .pdf of that newsletter here it is, fall 2014 Newsletter . Now, I fully realize that I am recycling something that some of you may have seen already.  If you are one of our certified fishing instructors, you have already seen the newsletter.  Sorry, but one reason I like to post these newsletters in my blog is to again say “THANK ... Read More »

Firearm Deer Hunters: Scout it Out!

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Nebraska’s most popular hunting season – the firearm deer season - is right around the bend. Opening day for it is November 15th. Have you purchased your firearm deer hunting permit  yet? Good. Then, it means that it’s time to do what I did already this week, get out and scout your white-tailed deer woods. Just make sure you don’t interfere with an archery deer hunter on the property. Any seasoned deer hunter will tell you, scouting plays perhaps the most critical role in the deer hunting process. A few hours spent ... Read More »

A Sandhills Mixed Bag

A great mixed bag opportunity in central Nebraska

I can still remember my fist trip to the incredible Nebraska Sandhills with a shotgun in hand.  It was nearly 25 years ago and it literally changed my life. The Nebraska Sandhills are home to many species of game birds including the northern zone of our ducks coming from the Dakotas into the central part of the state as well as my favorite game bird of all time, Sharp-tailed grouse.   There is no better place to chase this bird ... Read More »

Let the Bird Season Begin

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As I pointed out in a 2012 Blog,  tomorrow (10/25) marks the beginning of a new year for many upland bird hunters.  And according to the 2014 Upland Game Outlook we can expect to do a bit better than last year, especially with quail.  I hope this an upward trend that continues for some time – suitable habitat and weather being the limiting factors – and know I am not alone. I am a bird hunter, with a slight bias ... Read More »

Popular Decoy Maker Visits Great Outdoor Radio Show

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Don’t miss popular waterfowl/game bird hunting decoy maker Jim Druliner of Omaha, NE when he comes to The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host LIVE this Saturday morning (Oct. 25th) from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Jim has combined the best of silhouette and windsock decoys to make affordable, easy to transport, quick to set up, effective waterfowl, turkey and other game bird hunting decoys with his Sillosocks Darn Fine Decoys business. Large field spreads of the Sillosocks Canada goose decoys are successfully used by many who enjoy waterfowl ... Read More »

Smoky Gray Photos

Scott Justice of Chadron harvested this turkey of the erythristic, or red, color phase. (Submitted photo)

“Smoky gray” isn’t often a quality we photographers seek in images, but it’s a different story when it comes to turkeys. I was pleased to receive a few photos of smoky gray phase wild turkeys after requesting them in a post last week. While most of the responses I received were from northwestern Nebraska, it appears some really unique birds, ranging from all white plumage to a colorful mix, are seen on occasion throughout the state. The most eye-catching of ... Read More »