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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.

A Memorial Day Weekend Tribute

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division.

The three-day Memorial Day weekend is about the fun of getting together with family and friends for cookouts, camping expeditions, fishing excursions, river float trips, etc. However, Memorial Day weekend is truly about saluting and remembering those individuals in the U.S. Military who lost their lives while in the service to our country, particularly in combat. My thoughts also drift to my son-in-law, Tyler Nichols of Omaha, NE. Tyler is currently serving with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. Tyler and ... Read More »

Great Family Getaway on WOWT 6 Outdoors


Looking for a great family outdoor getaway for Memorial Day Weekend or perhaps this summer where you can pitch a tent, hike or bike a nature trail, ride a horse, kick back, relax and have fun with the family? Well, I have just the place for you and I’ll tell you all about it on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. In fact, this scenic Nebraska state park is only about a 90-minute drive from the ... Read More »

Get Your Grill Game Going!


Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick off of America’s summer grilling season. The fire grates at Nebraska’s many state park lands will be in use. Look at these yummy, lean hot Italian sausages on the Wagner grill! In my view, there’s no better person to ask about grilling food for the holiday weekend than the “Master Griller and Processor of Fine Meats,” Mr. Ken Stoysich. Ken and his family own, manage and work the famous Stoysich House of  Sausage in Omaha (as they have for decades) with its ... Read More »

Go Bowfishing on Radio Show


Bowfishing and archery-related subjects take center stage on the Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show I host. My special guest will be Ray Schuette of Plattsmouth, NE. He is an accomplished archer and a mentor in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Mentored Youth Archery Deer Hunting Program. Don’t miss an opportunity to chat with Ray! He is a seasoned veteran when it comes to fishing with archery equipment! Ray spends a lot of time in the field and on the ... Read More »

Free Fishing/Park Entry Day on TV


I’ll be telling you why you should go fishing with your family and visit a Nebraska state park land this Saturday on my Weekly TV Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. That’s because this Saturday, May 16th marks Nebraska’s Free Fishing and State Park Entry Day, woo-hoo! It’s kind of an open house of sorts in our great outdoors! Special, how-to, fun family oriented fishing events events will also be held around the state. Be sure to bring all the kids! ... Read More »

Pics of One Animal, Get Another


One of the results of spending a lot of time in the field is capturing interesting wildlife photos. Sometimes, while shooting photos of one species you capture another. Such was the case recently when I was shooting photos of white-tailed deer in Washington County, NE. Did you note what’s in the background? I didn’t see that coyote initially when I was snapping pics of the deer. It goes to show that surprises make time outdoors, time well spent! Oh, and don’t forget your camera! Read More »

Earl Fletcher Talks Morels on Great Outdoor Radio Show


Don’t miss 84-year-old, Korean War Veteran and 50-plus year morel mushroom hunter, Earl Fletcher of Omaha, NE, when he visits my  Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show to talk “morels!” Earl is a veteran among veteran morel mushroom hunters and has much information to share with you. Below he is pictured with his daughter Sue Smith on a recent morel mushroom hunt in eastern Nebraska. The Great Outdoor Radio Show airs LIVE Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.”  ... Read More »

Highlighting Bird Month on WOWT 6 Outdoors

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

On my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News, I’ll be highlighting this month of May which is bird month here in Nebraska. Birds are all around us! Birds are enjoyable to watch! I’ll be showing you some cool video of birds, plus emphasizing the importance of our feathered friends as well as mentioning a couple fun birding events in the area for you to attend to view an array of bird life. The outdoor report airs LIVE ... Read More »

Bird Quiz; Birding at Heron Haven


May is bird month here in Nebraska, actually International Migratory Bird Month, with dozens of special, public birding events scheduled to highlight our feathered friends. In fact, Governor Pete Ricketts is expected to officially proclaim International Migratory Bird Month in Nebraska at a special ceremony at the State Capitol in Lincoln on May 13th. With all of that information in mind, blog readers, I thought we’d have a little fun and see how your basic bird ID skills are by taking ... Read More »

Preview of Ft. Atkinson Living History on WOWT 6 Outdoors


Join me this week on my WOWT 6 News outdoors/park segment (The Weekly Outdoor Report) when we preview the exciting living history weekend of May 2nd and 3rd at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park located on the east edge of Fort Calhoun. Fort Atkinson has fascinating history and is one of my favorite state historical parks in Nebraska! Most likely the reason Fort Atkinson is so special to me is that Park Superintendent John Slader lets me borrow and use the ... Read More »