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Troop Muster at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park, one of America’s best preserved frontier forts, will soon host dozens of military and civilian living historians and reenactors. On April 18-19, step back in time to 1865 to experience a day in the life of soldiers and civilians living on an army post on the Great Plains. Events will take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Members of the Great Plains Garrison, a coalition of regional reenactors and ... Read More »

Great Outdoor Radio Show, Game and Parks Staff at NE Safari Club Expo

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The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host on will be broadcasting LIVE this Saturday morning, March 7th, from the the Nebraska Safari Club International Hunting Expo and Convention. This event is a benefit for wildlife conservation projects as well as youth outdoor education programs in Nebraska. The safari club has financially supported or been directly involved with such programs/projects as the Water Festival at the Two Rivers SRA, Halsey 4-H Camps, Archery in the Schools, Trout in the Classroom, Nebraska Pronghorn Antelope Restoration, and Nebraska River Otter and Bighorn Sheep Reintroductions, ... Read More »

Come Crane Watching on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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On this week’s edition of my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News, we’re heading to Nebraska’s central Platte River valley between Grand Island and Kearney to view the spectacular spring migration stopover of sandhill cranes and other wild fowl. It’s quite an experience! Check out these great photos of the cranes taken by co-worker Katie Stacey of our NE Game and Parks Omaha-Metro Office. Experience the movement and sounds of the world’s largest gathering of cranes LIVE Thursday ... Read More »

Marsh Madness 2015 at Ponca State Park

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March is Nebraska’s peak month for viewing waterfowl. Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the migration at Ponca State Park through bird viewing tours, nature hikes, bird-related activities and crafts every Saturday in March. Park lodging will be offered at 30% discount. Ponca State Park is listed as an Important Bird Area in Nebraska by the National Audubon Society, and Nebraska wetlands, including those along the Missouri River, may experience more than 500,000 ducks and geese this month. More than ... Read More »

Catfishing Tips, How-To Fishing Events and More on Great Outdoor Radio Show

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Fishing for catfish, how-to fishing events and more will be featured on tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) Great Outdoor Radio Show that I host. Our special call-in guest for part of the program will be Brad Durick of Grand Forks and Drayton, North Dakota who successfully and professionally  guides catfish anglers on the famous Red River of the North. Don’t miss the show! It runs from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Feel free to give us a call if you have ... Read More »

Late-Winter Fun at Mahoney on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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I’ll be covering some late-winter fun that you and your family can have at Mahoney State Park near Ashland, NE on my outdoors-related television segment this week. Find out what activities await you and your family tonight at 6 p.m. CST on The Weekly Outdoor Report which airs LIVE during the sportscast with Ross Jernstrom on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. Here’s one of them that we’ll be showing you. Even I, Greg Wagner, being a good sport, gave ice skating ... Read More »

Waterfalls in Nebraska? Yes, There Are!

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I was talking with folks at the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show this past week who had just moved here to Nebraska from Colorado and they just couldn’t believe that this state (our state) has any waterfalls in it whatsoever. Whoa, folks, not so fast. We do have waterfalls in the Cornhusker State and some really cool ones at that! Look at the stair step falls along the Niobrara River near Valentine, NE. So, new friends and Nebraska residents, this blog post is for you! Enjoy catching a glimpse ... Read More »

#FishNebraska Selfie Contest at Omaha Sports Show

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Coming to the Omaha Sports Show this weekend? Think “selfies” and fishing at our NE Game and Parks show exhibit with our #FishNebraska Photo Contest! You’ll be able to take your own picture(s) in front of our lake picture photo op. We’ll have props for you to choose and use to be creative. Upload your picture to our Game and Parks Facebook Page with #FishNebraska, and you’ll have the opportunity to win the following prizes. The person with the most ... Read More »

It’s Sports Show Time in Omaha!

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It’s a fun and exciting week for me in the metro as the state’s largest outdoor show, the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show, kicks off tonight (Thursday night) and runs through late Sunday afternoon downtown at the CenturyLink Center. I’ll be showing you a few main features of the sports show this evening at 6 p.m. CST on my Weekly Outdoor Report which airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News during the sportscast with Ross Jernstrom. If you’re unable ... Read More »

Work on the Sheds

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It’s time to start work on the “sheds!” Well, to work to find shed deer antlers, that is! Perhaps you saw the recent news release my NE Game and Parks compatriot Jerry Kane did with me about the unofficial start of shed deer antler hunting season in Nebraska? Nice job, Jer, by the way! If you didn’t see it, here it is. Get Outdoors for Shed Deer Antler Hunt Posted by: Jerry Kane February 12, 2015 in NGPC News Leave a comment LINCOLN ... Read More »