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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.

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 »

Top Spot for Fall Color Viewing on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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I’ll be taking you to what many believe (including myself) is the top spot for viewing fall foliage color in southeastern Nebraska on my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. Take a look at the photograph below. Any guesses as to where we might be heading? It’s a beautiful state park located about 90 minutes south of Omaha and the fall color peak there is just around the corner! Here’s your answer. The park also has a fun-filled ... Read More »

Cops and Bobbers

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It was a fun day yesterday for more than 200 youths and their families at the annual Cops and Bobbers fishing event held at Omaha’s Benson Park Lagoon sponsored by our friends at Omaha Police with assistance from us at Game and Parks.  Here’s a really neat, short video from the event that Omaha Police Officer Kevin Wiese put together: It was also nice to have Omaha’s Mayor Jean Stothert waterside. Of course, I got in on the action helping ... Read More »

Go Big Red Means Go Outdoors

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 “Not the goal but the game; In the deed the glory.” Question: When is the absolute best time to go outdoors – hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, boating, etc. in the fall here in Nebraska? I’ll tell you. There’s no debating it either. It’s a Saturday (like the one coming up) when the University of Nebraska Cornhusker football team is playing a game during the daytime on television. Home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln take even more people away from the woods, waters and prairies here in Nebraska ... Read More »

Author, Sportsman on Great Outdoor Radio Show

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Published outdoor writer and well-traveled Midwestern sportsman Greg Medlin of Omaha, NE comes to my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show this week to visit with you. You’ll find Greg very interesting and highly informative especially when it comes to raccoons, raccoon hunting and furbearer conservation in Nebraska. this time of year! Here’s the cover of Greg’s much-acclaimed book about raccoon hunting. Get the opportunity to talk with Greg about raccoons, raccoon hunting and much, much more on The Great Outdoor Radio ... Read More »

Youth Upland Game Bird Weekend on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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On WOWT 6 Outdoors this week, I’ll be highlighting Nebraska’s two-day youth upland game bird hunting season that will be taking place this the weekend of October 18th & 19th. I’ll be mentioning a few public places not far from Omaha where we at Game and Parks will be releasing adult rooster pheasants for the kids and their mentors to hunt. As a reminder, my Weekly Outdoor Report airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News on Thursday at 6 p.m. CST during ... Read More »

Foraging for Fall Fungi

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Disclaimer When foraging for wild food such as wild fungi, you must be able to correctly identify what you are picking, otherwise you should not eat it. Never eat any wild food without multiple sources of positive identification. Some wild plants and mushrooms in Nebraska are poisonous and deadly. Use the content in this blog at your own risk. To get more information about eating wild fungi, go here. Mushroom hunting in Nebraska is not just a springtime outdoor activity. There are more mushrooms available than morels, ... Read More »

Talkin’ Trout on TV

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Pan-sized rainbow trout stockings for fall and winter fishing come front and center on my LIVE Weekly TV Outdoor Report, Thursday at 6 p.m. CST during the Omaha’s WOWT 6 News sportscast. Northwest Omaha’s  Standing Bear Lake at 138th & Fort Street already has received more than 7,000 of these hearty 10-inch rainbows from the Grove Trout Rearing Station and anglers are catching them! As a reminder, if you are unable to view the live broadcast of the outdoor report, video replays of it can be seen after ... Read More »

Tweet Me Tomorrow

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My first LIVE chat on Twitter is tomorrow from Noon to 1 p.m. CST and I hope you’ll be joining me! Use @NEGameandParks and ‪#‎AskWags to ask a question or two or share a comment about Nebraska’s great outdoors. I’ll be directed and assisted by Game and Parks compatriots Dylan McCaugherty and Maximillian Wesely. Now, I don’t pretend to know everything about the Husker State’s outdoor scene and am always constantly in learning mode, but I’ve been around for a while, spend a ton of time ... Read More »

Harvested a Doe, Let’s Chat on Twitter

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I harvested a nice, healthy, adult white-tailed deer doe this morning with a firearm at the request of a landowner friend in Nebraska’s 2014 River Antlerless Deer Hunting Season. Saw a pretty good number of deer! Hey, let’s talk about Nebraska deer hunting or anything related to Nebraska’s outdoors LIVE online via a Twitter chat this Wednesday, October 8th from Noon to 1 p.m. CST. You can simply tweet your questions or comments to me using @NEGameandParks and ‪#‎AskWags‬. See you in ... Read More »