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Hunting on Great Outdoor Show

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The arrival of September will mean the opening of two very popular hunting seasons in Nebraska — Dove and Archery Deer. In order to assist you and your young folks in getting ready for them, hunting expert Ray Schuette of Plattsmouth, NE pays a special visit to my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. Don’t miss an opportunity to chat with Ray! He is an accomplished hunter, a certified volunteer hunter education instructor, and a mentor in our Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Mentored Youth Archery ... Read More »

Adventure Report–“Back in White”

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It had been awhile, but my family and I finally were able to get back to the western Nebraska panhandle last week.  We stayed a couple of nights at Ft. Robinson, and did a lot of things while we were out “west”:  senior pictures, attended a wedding, saw a lot of sights, and spent time with family.  But, you know the fishing gear went with us and my son and I put it to use. The Pine Ridge region of ... Read More »

Aquarium, Korth on Radio Show

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Ak-sar-ben Aquarium/Schramm Park SRA complex near Gretna, NE and its role in outdoor/aquatic education will be featured on Saturday morning’s Great Outdoor Radio Show. Ever been there and checked out the big blue catfish in their large aquarium? My special guest on the program will be Tony Korth, Fisheries Biologist and Director of the Aquarium for the Commission. The Great Outdoor Radio Show, the Omaha-metro area’s only outdoor talk radio show, airs LIVE on Omaha’s ... Read More »

Yes, Fish are Slimy!

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Buried deep in the volumes of Nebraska State Statutes, Chapter 37, you can find this: 37-542. Fish unlawfully taken; duty of angler. All fish which cannot lawfully be taken shall be returned to the water at once with as little injury as possible, if taken, and before removing or attempting to remove such fish from the hook it shall be the duty of the angler to first wet his or her hands. Now, some will immediately throw up a red ... Read More »

Bullfroggin’ on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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See the late summer fun of catching bullfrogs along the water’s edge on my weekly TV outdoor report. That’s because Nebraska’s bullfrog season (that falls under fishing) opens this Saturday, August 15th, woo-hoo! Learn about bullfroggin’ on the report which airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News Thursday at 6 p.m. CST during the station’s sportscast with me and either Ross Jernstrom or Jeff Packer. If you’re unable to view the live broadcast of the outdoor report, I remind you that ... Read More »

Season for a Bunch of Bull(frogs)

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“Frog catching is the most fun a human being can have while on this earth.” – Jase Robertson. Maybe it’s because I have rural Nebraska roots. Maybe it’s because I grew up exploring the Platte River bottoms and nearby sandpit lakes in Sarpy County. Maybe it’s the wild and crazy spirit that I possess. I don’t know. Whatever the case may be, I absolutely, positively enjoy bullfrog hunting in late summer at night! Froggin’, as it is commonly called, offers an unusual and ... Read More »

Go Scuba Diving on Radio Show

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We are indeed going scuba diving on Saturday morning’s Great Outdoor Radio Show. Recreational scuba diving is a growing sport worldwide. Find out why the underwater frontier is such a cool place to explore! My very special guests on the program will be  members of the Greater Omaha Scuba Club (GOSC). Here, some of those members are shown at a volunteer, underwater clean up at the Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area. Learn more about the Greater Omaha Scuba Club, scuba diving and what ... Read More »

Refreshing Getaways on TV

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The school year starts soon and if you’re looking for a refreshing family getaway, I’ll have some options for you on my weekly TV outdoor report. Here’s a hint, we’re going paddling! I’ll be encouraging you to check out the rivers least paddled, least floated in the central Nebraska Sandhills area. Rivers like the Calamus, North Loup, Cedar and Middle Loup offer nice scenery, interesting wildlife, solitude, spring-fed water, a gentle current and not overly deep water. They are ideal ... Read More »

In Nebraska, The Wind Blows

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If any of you reading my blog have not figured out by now, I am a HUGE fan and follower of In-Fisherman.  Simply put, if you want to become a better angler, you better be reading, watching, studying all of their “stuff”–videos, TV shows, radio shows, books, magazines, etc. Recently, in the flagship magazine, they have been re-running classic articles.  You may thing that is stupid for a magazine to do “re-runs”, but not if you consider the articles they ... Read More »

Hunter/Landowner Relations: How Sweet It Can Be!

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One of the many great things about hunting game animals and birds in Nebraska is developing a close relationship with the landowner and his or her family. In my case, besides being able to deer hunt on their river land, sweet corn is but yet another sweet reward from my own eastern Nebraska landowner friends who have become like family to me. In fact, the landowner and his family have even helped me pick a pickup load of sweet corn to take home! “Take all ... Read More »