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The Nebraska Game and Parks blogs will be migrating to a new and improved platform. We know our subscribers will enjoy the new look and enhanced functionality. All of our blogs will be moved into one great online news magazine called NEBRASKAlandmagazine.com. In order to make this transition, we need to delay our posts and your comments for a few days. We will not be posting articles or able to post your comments between Oct. 13-20. You can still access all of our blogs from their respective blog names or you can simply bookmark NEBRASKAlandmagazine.com and find them there. We value your blog comments and appreciate your holding any comments until our new site is live. Thanks for your patience. We’ll be back in touch in about a week.
See you out there….
Filed under: conservation officers, Nebraska conservation officers, Nebraska hunting information, outdoor education, outdoor information, Outdoor Radio & TV Programs, outdoor radio talk show, outdoor recreation, Uncategorized | Tags: Ask the Conservation Officer, conservation officers, Greg Wagner, Greg Wagner's radio show, Jeff Clauson, Nebraska conservation officers, Nebraska hunting information, Nebraska outdoor information, Nebraska outdoor laws/regulations, Omaha's ESPN Radio, The Great Outdoor Radio Show
Get your Nebraska outdoor law and regulation questions ready for Conservation Officer Jeff Clauson of Waterloo when he joins me for this Saturday’s Great Outdoor Radio Show airing on Omaha’s ESPN Radio 1620 AM from 9-10 a.m. CDT. The show can also be heard live on www.1620thezone.com
The phone numbers to call where you can ask your questions, are :
Toll-Free, Nationwide 1-877-951-1620
Don’t be bashful. When it comes to outdoor activities, Jeff and I always say this: “There’s no such thing as a dumb question, only dumb mistakes made by not asking that dumb question.” Perhaps you have a question about some of the new deer hunting regulations here in Nebraska.
We look forward to chatting with you on the air!
Filed under: big game hunting, Deer, Hunting, outdoor adventures, Uncategorized | Tags: big game hunting, big game hunting blinds, deer hunting, deer hunting blinds, firearm deer hunting, Nebraska big game hunting, Nebraska firearm hunting, Nebraska October Deer Season, Nebraska whitetail deer hunting, Nebraska Whitetail Doe Season, October Antlerless Deer Season, whitetail deer hunting
I wanted to share with you the blind where I’m hunting whitetail does with my rifle during this early October Antlerless Deer Hunting Season in southeastern Nebraska. My cousin’s husband, Mark B. who oversees/manages my uncle’s farm – is a fantastic artist (and hunter), check out what I refer to as the “spooktacular” blind with its Halloween motif, ya’ gotta love it! Deer hunting is all about having fun, isn’t it?
Here’s the view from the blind where deer emerge from the timber in late afternoon.
Look closely, see the whitetail doe laying on the ground? The spooktacular blind produces results!
Deer hunting is also about experiencing Nebraska’s brilliant autumn sunsets. I’m seated in the blind looking out another window right about sunset.
I’ll see my friends and relatives out there, and you maybe at the gas station, in my big game hunting blaze orange costume headed to the spooktacular blind, boo!
Filed under: Boating, Fish, Fishing, Missouri River, outdoor information, Uncategorized | Tags: Gavins Point Dam, Gavins Point Dam Tailwaters, Missouri River, Missouri River boating, Missouri River fishing, Missouri River high water, Nebraska paddlefish snagging, Paddlefish snagging
A message and pics for those heading to the Gavins Point Dam Area in northeast Nebraska from my good friend Rich McShane of Omaha, NE who is with the Nebraska Walleye Association …
These pictures were taken by me at 5:00pm on Saturday Oct 2nd below Gavins Point Dam at Yankton. They show opening paddlefish snagging weekend anglers and how the opening of all 14 of the gates on the dam affects fishing downstream. I believe the gates had not been opened since 1998 until being done so earlier this year. The area manager told me they are scheduled to remain open through November. Unbelievable amount of water. I was up there for a walleye tournament and go back Oct 15-16 for paddlefish.
Thanks a million Rich, appreciate the message and the photos! Let us know how you do with your paddlefish snagging, will ya’? Never know, might see you up that way. Take care, be safe and wear your life jacket! GW.
Filed under: Deer, hunters, Hunting | Tags: deer, deer hunting, firearm deer hunting, Nebraska deer hunting reports, Nebraska October Deer Season, Nebraska whitetail deer, Nebraska Whitetail Doe Season, October Antlerless Deer Season, outdoors-woman, Whitetail Does
Filed under: Deer, hunters, Hunting | Tags: 2010 Nebraska Big Game Hunting Information, deer hunting, firearm deer hunting, Hunting, Nebraska big game hunting, Nebraska Big Game Hunting Guide, nebraska deer hunting, Nebraska hunting, Nebraska Whitetail Doe Season, October Antlerless Deer Season, Whitetail Does
It was a good opening weekend in the field for me and my hunting partner to do our part for deer management with our centerfire rifles during Nebraska’s special October Antlerless Deer Hunting Season targeting whitetail does. Did you participate in this season? How’d you do? Give us an update if you feel inclined. For us, despite crops still standing in the field, deer movement was good, better than expected, actually. I shot the two young whitetail does pictured below during the late afternoon session yesterday, October 3rd on a relative’s farm next door to ours in Sarpy County. The does come out of big, broad area of timber onto a grassy pasture and were making their way to adjacent unharvested soy bean fields.
My hunting partner Andre also had success and shot this adult whitetail doe yesterday morning, October 3rd with his rifle. He took this nice doe along a well-used deer trail in woods leading to a core bedding area for the whitetails.
Get specific information for yourself and your hunting partner(s) on the October Antlerless Deer Hunting Season (which continues through October 11th in more than half of the state) by reading over a copy of the 2010 Big Game Guide. It’s accessible by clicking here: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/guides/biggame/pdfs/biggame.pdft
Take care, might see you in the office. Well, probably not. I’ll be heading back to the deer blind soon to harvest more antlerless whitetails. I hunt from a unique deer hunting blind, more on that in the coming days … Stay tuned!!!
Filed under: Deer, Hunting, Outdoor tips, Uncategorized, Wild Game and Fish, Wild Game Cooking, wild game recipes | Tags: deer, deer hunting, Ground venison, Nebraska deer, nebraska deer hunting, Outdoor tips, venison, venison burgers, venison recipes, Wild Game, wild game cooking, Wild Game Cooking Tips, wild game recipes
This is a must-try, healthy, tasty recipe for those of you who have or will have ground venison in the frig or freezer this fall or winter. It’s actually a healthy twist on an older recipe in my file. Even non-hunters and non-wild game meat eaters visiting the Wagner abode have thoroughly enjoyed this recipe! It serves eight people. Bon appetite! See you out there, grill-side! By the way, if you would like to receive or donate some venison, don’t forget about our Nebraska Deer Exchange Program here: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/programs/deerexchange/
- 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
- 1/3 cup chopped green onions
- 3 tablespoons fat-free, plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 pounds ground venison
- 8 whole wheat or multi-grain hamburger buns, split
- 8 slices reduced-fat or low-fat Pepper Jack cheese
- In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lime juice, mustard and lime peel; cover and refrigerate until serving.
- In a bowl, combine the onions, yogurt, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Crumble meat over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight patties. Grill until meat is no longer pink. Serve on buns; top with cheese and mayonnaise mixture … Mmmm!