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Hunting on Great Outdoor Show

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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 »

Danish Alps on TV

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Get an update and see fresh, new video of the recently opened Danish Alps/Kramper Lake State Recreation Area near Hubbard, NE on this week’s WOWT 6 News TV outdoor report. It’s a gem! Check out these great photos of the area from Jenny Nguyen and Jerry Kane of Game and Parks. The neat video you will see comes courtesy of Game and Parks’ Ralph Wall. Don’t miss this week’s outdoor report which airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News Thursday at ... Read More »

Radio Show at Scheels Hunting Expo

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I will have not one, but two, LIVE, consecutive Great Outdoor Radio Show broadcast hours this weekend under the tents at the Omaha Scheels big Fall Hunting Expo in the Village Pointe Shopping Center tomorrow (Saturday) morning. For details on the event, click here. We’ll give you even more of a preview of this large event and cover an array of hunting topics on-air from 8-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” It’ll be fun and informative with a variety of special guests, outdoor experts ... Read More »

Nice Getaway on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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On this week’s WOWT 6 Weekly Outdoor Report, we’re highlighting a nice late summer or Labor Day weekend getaway for you and your family. It’s one of Nebraska’s scenic state parks. Look at the Game and Parks photo below, recognize it with the cabins? It’s a wonderful outdoor atmosphere with a lot to experience. We’re heading to Niobrara State Park in northeastern Nebraska! Find out more information about it on my Weekly Outdoor Report that airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News ... Read More »

12 Reasons to Appreciate Hunting in Nebraska

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Hunting in Nebraska means so much! It benefits nature, our economy, provides funding for conservation and wildlife management, contributes to promoting a healthier lifestyle, strengthens interpersonal relationships, makes for lasting memories, has a charitable characteristic, and directly connects us with life on our planet. Here are 12 reasons why you should appreciate this age-old lifestyle here in the Cornhusker State as our popular fall hunting seasons approach! Hunting manages wildlife populations. Hunting keeps nature at a healthy balance of which ... Read More »

Hubbard Community Celebrates Danish Alps SRA

Thank you to all who attended the grand opening at Danish Alps State Recreation Area (SRA) at the beginning of August. For those who missed it, there’s plenty of summer left to visit this new SRA. Whether you RV, tent or horse camp, Danish Alps offers many amenities, including full hookups for RV campers, an equestrian camping area with electricity, plenty of tent camping sites, ADA cement pads, picnic tables, fire rings and showers. Kramper Lake has been stocked with ... Read More »

Aquarium, Korth on Radio Show

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Ak-sar-ben Aquarium/Schramm Park SRA complex near Gretna, NE and its role in outdoor/aquatic education will be featured on Saturday morning’s Great Outdoor Radio Show. Ever been there and checked out the big blue catfish in their large aquarium? My special guest on the program will be Tony Korth, Fisheries Biologist and Director of the Aquarium for the Commission. The Great Outdoor Radio Show, the Omaha-metro area’s only outdoor talk radio show, airs LIVE on Omaha’s ... Read More »

Bullfroggin’ on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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See the late summer fun of catching bullfrogs along the water’s edge on my weekly TV outdoor report. That’s because Nebraska’s bullfrog season (that falls under fishing) opens this Saturday, August 15th, woo-hoo! Learn about bullfroggin’ on the report which airs LIVE on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News Thursday at 6 p.m. CST during the station’s sportscast with me and either Ross Jernstrom or Jeff Packer. If you’re unable to view the live broadcast of the outdoor report, I remind you that ... Read More »

Season for a Bunch of Bull(frogs)

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“Frog catching is the most fun a human being can have while on this earth.” – Jase Robertson. Maybe it’s because I have rural Nebraska roots. Maybe it’s because I grew up exploring the Platte River bottoms and nearby sandpit lakes in Sarpy County. Maybe it’s the wild and crazy spirit that I possess. I don’t know. Whatever the case may be, I absolutely, positively enjoy bullfrog hunting in late summer at night! Froggin’, as it is commonly called, offers an unusual and ... Read More »

Go Scuba Diving on Radio Show

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We are indeed going scuba diving on Saturday morning’s Great Outdoor Radio Show. Recreational scuba diving is a growing sport worldwide. Find out why the underwater frontier is such a cool place to explore! My very special guests on the program will be  members of the Greater Omaha Scuba Club (GOSC). Here, some of those members are shown at a volunteer, underwater clean up at the Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area. Learn more about the Greater Omaha Scuba Club, scuba diving and what ... Read More »