Home » Travel


Travel related articles and blogs from the staff of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Arbor Lodge, Apples on WOWT 6 Outdoors


In conjunction with the apple harvest in the Nebraska City, NE area, I’ll be encouraging you and your family to visit beautiful Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City on this week’s WOWT 6 News Weekly Outdoor Report. Have you ever been there and toured the mansion and the grounds? Gorgeous place! There’s a bountiful crop of apples this year at Arbor Day Farm and the other orchards in the area, too! Thanks to the efforts of our partner, the ... Read More »

Turkey Hunt on WOWT 6 Outdoors!


On my Weekly WOWT 6 News Outdoor Report, while you’re watching some neat video of wild turkeys, I’ll be verbalizing why you – the hunter of any game species – should consider buying a turkey permit this fall in Nebraska and then taking to the field after a couple of birds. One of the main reasons for going turkey hunting in the fall is that it presents a wonderful opportunity to take a youth outside. He or she would really enjoy a 2015 ... Read More »

Matt Manhart on Great Outdoor Show

Photo Courtesy of Omaha Police.

If you’re a hunter, an angler or an outdoor enthusiast of any kind, don’t miss Scheels outdoor expert and Omaha Police Bomb Squad Sgt. Matt Manhart on The Great Outdoor Radio Show. Matt is an avid outdoorsman and loves to share his knowledge of hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities with others, most notably youth. Matt will be with me LIVE AND IN-PERSON Saturday morning! He’ll be stopping by to answer any outdoors-related questions that you may have, especially those pertaining to hunting. You may recall Matt who ... Read More »

TV Outdoor Report Previews Expo


The massive Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park near Ponca, NE  (happening this weekend of Sept. 19th & 20th) is in the crosshairs for my Weekly TV Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News LIVE this Thursday at 6 p.m CST during the sportscast. Jeff Packer of the WOWT 6 Sports Machine and I are gonna show you why you and your family should attend this grand-scale expo which is one of the largest in the nation and is celebrating its 11th anniversary! There will ... Read More »

22 Reasons to Hunt Turkeys in Fall


We’re just too busy. There are too many other game animals and birds to hunt. I want to hear gobbles and call in that big tom. I don’t care to shoot hens. It’s just an ambush hunt. Those are all excuses I’ve heard from hunters as to why they don’t want to pursue wild turkeys in the fall. And, I think that’s a crying shame! They’re really missing out! It certainly is no secret that I, Greg Wagner, am very, VERY passionate about wild turkey hunting ... Read More »

Clays, Game Birds, Dogs, Youth and More on Radio Show


Everything from shooting sporting clays to hunting upland game birds to training your hunting dog will be covered when Terry Kriz of the Oak Creek Sporting Club Controlled Shooting Area near Brainard, NE stops by my Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning. Terry and his crew specialize in working with youth! You’ll find Terry very informative and entertaining! Don’t miss a chance to visit with him! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host airs Saturday mornings  from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio 1620 ... Read More »

Tailgate at State Parks on WOWT 6 Outdoors!


With the football season just underway around Nebraska (high school and college), on my WOWT 6 Outdoors segment I’ll be encouraging you to have or buy a park permit, leave a little early for your game and tailgate in one of our many scenic Nebraska state park lands with the fine facilities that we have. Chances are you’ll have a state park land near your football field or stadium! For those traveling from Omaha to Lincoln via Highway 6 for the ... Read More »

See You on Radio, at Fair


This Saturday will certainly be a busy one but a fun one for me, and I hope you’ll join me at two different places! First, Conservation Officer Rich Berggren of Waterloo, NE and I take our conversation from the field to the metro area’s only outdoor talk radio show of which I host — The Great Outdoor Radio Show. Rich and I will cover regulation reminders, helpful outdoor tips, safety considerations and more for this holiday weekend that finds you doing a myriad of activities in Nebraska’s great outdoor ... Read More »

Hunting Info on WOWT 6 Outdoors


It’s a popular time for hunting in Nebraska with several early seasons kicking off like Dove (Sept. 1) and soon, Teal (Lows Plains – Sept. 5 and High Plains – Sept. 12). So, I’ll be offering up some key hunting information about those early seasons for you on my weekly TV outdoor report as well as getting in a plug for our Hunters Helping the Hungry Program which opened with the arrival of September and Nebraska’s archery deer hunting season! My weekly TV outdoor report airs LIVE ... Read More »

Hunting on Great Outdoor Show


The arrival of September will mean the opening of two very popular hunting seasons in Nebraska — Dove and Archery Deer. In order to assist you and your young folks in getting ready for them, hunting expert Ray Schuette of Plattsmouth, NE pays a special visit to my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. Don’t miss an opportunity to chat with Ray! He is an accomplished hunter, a certified volunteer hunter education instructor, and a mentor in our Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Mentored Youth Archery ... Read More »