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“Babe” Even Fishes Nebraska!


I found this on the internet, so I fully realize that many have seen this already.  I want to make sure the rest of you see it too. I know it is a full episode, 16-some minutes long, but I also know that some of you will want to watch all of it. . . . Our Game & Parks Commission’s personnel Colby Johnson and Darrol Eichner were both featured in that episode and did a really good job!  Nicely ... Read More »

A New Addiction Returns

A Good-sized Boar

In my college days I tagged along with a couple of good friends, Scot & Deven, as they worked their trap lines and worked nuisance animal control jobs.  Not only was this a chance to be outdoors with my buddies, it gave me an appreciation for the time and effort they put into the process.  They truly loved the challenge of out-thinking the critters they were after.  It definitely was not the money that kept them interested.  At the time ... Read More »

Hunting with the Right Folks

One of my hunting partners is NE Conservation Officer Rich Berggren of Waterloo.

We didn’t get a lot of geese, but if there was a limit on laughter we’d be way over the max. — Mark Davis, Outdoor Writer and Photojournalist for the Omaha World-Herald, reflecting on a recent Canada goose hunt.  The camaraderie part of hunting is big. Your companions can make or break a hunt. The choices you make in whom you share a blind with will ultimately determine your level of satisfaction. Trust me, it only takes one jerk to ruin a hunting trip. I’ve ... Read More »


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Ice anglers are a resourceful bunch.  There are way more and way better commercially-made products on the market now than ever before, but most of us still have to have at least some homemade “stuff” in our ice sleds.  Recently I saw this video on the internet and laughed out loud, this is taking it to a whole ‘nother level! The sound of an ice auger running is one of my favorite sounds! There is even a FaceBook page, Ice ... Read More »

NEBRASKAland January-February 2015


Quick blog post today and I just want to call your attention to the January-February 2015 edition of NEBRASKAland magazine.  You can see that edition on-line right now, just click on the cover: As with every issue of NEBRASKAland, this edition is packed with lots of great pictures and great stories.  If you do not subscribe, you really should, Subscribe or Renew . Let me point out a couple of things in this issue that will be of interest.  First ... Read More »

The Great Outdoor Radio Show Goes Ice Fishing


Don’t miss the conversation about ice fishing on this Saturday morning’s (Jan. 10th) Great Outdoor Radio Show. A lot of folks have been out on the ice already catching fish through the hard water. Omaha Scheels fishing expert Chris Sell will be on hand to answer any of your of questions about the fun winter sport of fishing through the ice LIVE this morning from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.”  (If you miss us on the LIVE ... Read More »

On the Ice on WOWT 6 Outdoors


The growing outdoor sport of ice fishing will be featured on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News tonight LIVE during sports on the 6 p.m. CST newscast with Ross Jernstrom. Look, there’s Rossy filming our very own Daryl Bauer wetting a line through the hard water! In fact, I’ll be informing you how you and your family how you can learn all about the cool (no pun intended) winter sport of ice fishing at a special, how-to Discover Ice Fishing Clinic ... Read More »

Ice Fishing Clinics

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Quick reminder, a handful of us hit the ice on Century Link Pond at Mahoney State Park yesterday, and this event is definitely ON! There was plenty of ice at Century Link, 7 inches yesterday and maybe more by now, so we should be good to go on Saturday.  Oh yeah, the fish were cooperating too! Plan to come out, plan to get on the ice, plan to fish, plan to learn and most of all, plan to have fun! ... Read More »

Fifteen Fun Things to Do in Outdoor Nebraska in 2015


Looking for some ideas on what to do outdoors in 2015? Here are fifteen fun and interesting things I think you should consider doing in Nebraska’s outdoor scene in the new year. Best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2015! 1. Mentor youth in your favorite outdoor activity.   2. Visit a place you’ve never been. 3. Experience living history at a state historical park. 4. Take a back road. 5. Do something you’ve never done, learn a new outdoor skill. 6. Float a river.   7. Harvest wild edibles to eat.   ... Read More »