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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.

“Oh No, Tick!”


On a March 14, 2015 Facebook post, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission comrade Julie Geiser found a tick on herself, and just yesterday I flicked one off of myself while working in the yard! So, it’s time for me to relay to you the blog post I did a while back about ticks, tick bite prevention and tick removal. Here it is with some updates added. The ticks are out! Ticks become active early in the spring and are one of the first biting pests we experience as the weather warms up. Ticks ... Read More »

Let’s Go RV Camping on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Campsite at Louisville Lakes.

On the Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show I host, we’re going RV camping. It’s gonna be everything you’ve ever want to know about RV camping (but may have been afraid to ask)! Come along for the ride to the state recreation area campground! David and Nancy Sothan of Apache Camper Center are both scheduled to join me tomorrow morning LIVE on the show which runs from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Feel free to call in to the ... Read More »

Rain Falling, Think Morels!


With rain currently falling off and on here in southeastern Nebraska, how can one not think about harvesting morel mushrooms in several weeks, huh? Also, I want to point out the April issue of our NEBRASKAland Magazine which has a very informative article on mushrooms in it. To read the article, click here. Keep thinking morels! Read More »

Update on Lake Wanahoo’s Fishery on WOWT 6 Outdoors


I’ll be giving you an update on the Lake Wanahoo fishery near Wahoo, NE on this week’s WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report. You’ll wanna tune in and find out how things are going there and get a status report on the sampling of the fishery and the fishing outlook for this spring and summer, I’m sure. Hint, hint … wink, wink … nod, nod … the northern pike in the lake are even bigger than  when these pics were taken! The ... Read More »

Birding in Omaha: The Cool Birds of Carter, Kiwanis


“When I am birdwatching, I experience what psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi calls “flow.” I lose the sense of time; I lose the sense of being encapsulated in a body with all its hungers, aches, and limitations. I get lost in beauty and harmony, memory and knowledge, pattern and depth. The borders between senses dissolve and I experience synesthesia.” Danusha Goska, American Thinker. I’ve been wanting to get there for sometime to check out the various bird species. I have no excuses. ... Read More »

Special Great Outdoor Radio Show Broadcast at Hunt with Huskers Event


With the Great Outdoor Radio Show I host, I am thrilled and honored once again to be part of the upcoming Hunt with the Huskers charity event this Saturday, March 21st at the beautiful Oak Creek Sporting Club near Brainard, NE. This is a pheasant hunting fund raiser at a licensed Nebraska Controlled Shooting Area (hunting preserve) for the Team Jack Foundation benefiting pediatric brain cancer research. It will be a wonderful opportunity for me to help raise funds for Team ... Read More »

Talkin’ Trout on WOWT 6 Outdoors


We’ll definitely be talkin’ trout on my weekly TV outdoor report on Omaha Station and NBC affiliate WOWT/Channel 6. That’s because the Two Rivers State Recreation Area Trout Lake just west of the metro has been stocked and is open, plus thousands more pan-sized rainbow trout will be stocked in various waters around the state later this week! I’ll be giving you trout stocking information for waters around or near the metro area as well as a few quick, helpful hints on catchin’ ... Read More »

Quick Corned Game (or Beef) for St. Patrick’s Day/Week


St. Patrick’s Day and Week is officially upon us! Do you enjoy dining on corned beef? Have venison or elk in the frig or freezer? Or, want to make your own corned beef? Then, you should to try this quick and easy recipe I use. Happy St. Patty’s Day and Week! Ingredients: 3 to 4 lbs. Deer/Elk Shoulder or Round or Beef Brisket (Cut) 1/2 C. Morton’s Tender Quick 1/2 C. brown sugar 2 tbsp. pickling spices 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. ground red pepper 1 ... Read More »

Spring Break: Sporting Clays, Pheasants, Chukars, Fun and Memories


To get young people ‘outdoors’ these days, you have to be flexible and take advantage of any windows of opportunity that are there. Such was the case this past week when my 17 year-old Son Noah, a junior at Omaha’s Creighton Prep High School, had spring break. Noah had been bugging me to take him hunting in some fashion over his break from school. As adult sportsmen and women we all need to make time in our own busy schedules to take kids to the ... Read More »

Ask the Conservation Officer on Great Outdoor Radio Show


Nebraska Conservation Officer Rich Berggren of Waterloo, NE takes your outdoor law and regulation questions on my Great Outdoor Radio Show this Saturday (tomorrow) morning, March 14th, from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Rich and I will be covering the gamut of Nebraska’s outdoor scene offering pertinent information on hunting, fishing, boating, state parks, wildlife and much, much more. We’ll also offer regulation reminders for fishing, spring wild turkey hunting, plus other outdoor activities. Rich enjoys coming to the studio ... Read More »