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Tag along with Greg Wagner at “In the Wild with Greg Wagner.” “Wags” will share his knowledge of the outdoors with you and encourage you to get out into the wild and enjoy what Nebraska has to offer.

Go Boating on Radio Show

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Herb Angell, who’s heads the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Boating Law Enforcement Section, drops by my Great Outdoor Radio Show on Saturday morning to talk about various boating-related topics and of course, water safety, for the big 4th of July holiday weekend and the entire summer. Here’s Herb on boat patrol in the Missouri River! You’ll find our Nebraska boating discussion to be light, conversational and very informative. One of the key boating safety messages we’ll be emphasizing is for you, to: ... Read More »

Nebraska’s Hidden Fruit: The Sand Cherry

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I’m all about wild edibles, especially wild fruits, and they are a prominent feature of Nebraska in the summertime. One of the not-so-common wild fruits to harvest in early summer is actually one of my favorites – the sand cherry. And, some are ripe! The western sand cherry, Prunus besseyi, is a native plant. It is a low shrub and a member of the rose family, Rosaceae. This plant was first identified and given a Latin name by botanist Charles Edwin Bessey (1845-1915). ... Read More »

Bauer on Radio Show

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It’s time for a summer visit on radio with the guru of the finned creatures — Mr. Daryl Bauer of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission! Get your Nebraska fish and fishing questions answered by Daryl LIVE on this week’s Great Outdoor Radio Show. I sure wouldn’t miss this! Daryl is a fisheries biologist and the fisheries outreach program manager here at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He joins you Saturday morning on my show that airs from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Daryl is always ... Read More »

Canoe the Niobrara on WOWT 6

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Grab a life jacket and hop aboard, we’re gonna canoe the spring-fed waters of the gorgeous Niobrara River east of Valentine, NE this week on my WOWT 6 News Weekly Outdoor Report. I’ll talk about and show you why a summer float trip on this Nebraska water trail through an outfitter should be on everyone’s bucket list! Weekday trips are strongly suggested to avoid a lot of other water traffic on this scenic river. The ecologically unique Niobrara River valley is also home to the ... Read More »

Radio Show features Big Mac

Photo Source: Daryl Bauer/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Nebraska’s massive, scenic outdoor playground, the Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala recreational complex in Keith County will be highlighted on my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. This is a popular location for fishing, boating, water sports, camping and sightseeing. Lake McConaughy’s water capacity is expected to reach 100 percent later this month! My special guests will be Elise Lockhart of the Keith County Visitors Committee and Colby Johnson who is the Superintendent of Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Obviously, fishing will ... Read More »

Promoting Pollinator Habitat Week

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“Pollination is one of the most important mechanisms in the maintenance and promotion of biodiversity and, in general, life on Earth. Pollination benefits society by increasing food, security and improving livelihoods.” – Convention on Biological Diversity, Sustaining Life on Earth.   We are in the midst of National Pollinator Habitat Week (June 15-21) here in Nebraska and elsewhere in this great country. I am promoting it and proud to say that our family farm in southeastern Nebraska is enrolled entirely ... Read More »

Carp-O-Rama on Outdoor Report

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If you know me, you know that I loooove fishin’ for carp! So, it’s only fitting that I will be promoting the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s ‘carp carnival’ called Carp-O-Rama on my WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report this week. Carp-O-Rama will be held at Branched Oak Lake SRA‘s Lieber’s Point northwest of Lincoln, NE on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and you’re invited! Carp fishing is fun for all ages so bring the whole family!       ... Read More »

Visit Mulberry Lane

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Gosh, I love to pick and eat mulberries. C’mon, who doesn’t, right? I guess it’s the Nebraska kid in me (and many of us) who like to do that! Growing up on the western edge of Gretna, NE, my buddies and I would hike the nearby woods and seek out those mulberry trees with their ripe, sweet, dark purple fruit from mid June to early July. I fondly recall the days of having purple feet, hands, lips and tongue. What a blast it was (and still is) to take ... Read More »

Camping Options for Series

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Coming to Omaha for any of the big men’s college baseball games June 13 – 24? Need a place to camp? There are some very nice, scenic state park lands with camping options within about a 35-50 minute drive of TD AmeriTrade Park in downtown Omaha where the games will be played. Those state park lands are: – The Eugene T. Mahoney State Park off of I-80 Exit #426 near Ashland (Ph: 402-944-2523) – Louisville Lakes State Recreation Area 1/2 mile northwest of Louisville just west of Louisville, NE (Ph: ... Read More »

Cool Off on WOWT 6 Outdoors!

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With the arrival of summer-like weather, I’ll be showing you a cool place to cool off in the Nebraska state park system with your family and friends on my Weekly TV Outdoor Report. It airs on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. Look at the pics below, and try to figure out where we’re heading. I think you know where we’re going, but find out for sure and get more information by tuning in to WOWT 6 News LIVE Thursday evening during ... Read More »