In the Wild with Greg Wagner


THE SPOOKTACULAR BLIND by Greg Wagner

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!



SUPER TAG DRAWING AND WINNER by Greg Wagner

My good buddy Ralph Wall of Game and Parks put together this neat piece from the Board of Commissioners meeting today where Governor Dave Heineman drew out the winning entry in the Nebraska Big Game Hunting Super Tag Lottery. Check out the video and see who the lucky hunter is.

Thanks for supporting conservation, super tag applicants! See you out there!



WHEN CAN I BUY MY DEER HUNTING PERMIT? by Greg Wagner

An adult whitetail doe I harvested during the firearm deer season last year.

 Easy answer. Whether you’re a resident or a nonresident, you can start buying your deer hunting permits for the various fall/winter seasons on Monday, June 14th at 1 p.m. Central Time. Click here to begin the online permit purchasing process at that time: https://ngpc-permits.ne.gov/NGPC-PS/faces/public/welcome 

There are a number of changes to deer hunting in Nebraska this year, make certain you have read through the 2010 Big Game Guide and know those. Here’s the link to it: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/guides/biggame/pdfs/biggame.pdf 

Among the changes this year is the $5.00 youth deer hunting permit for young residents and nonresidents who are 10 through 15 years of age. 

My 12-year old son Noah and I are thrilled about this! Read more here: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/5bucks.asp 

See you out there, taking a young hunter to the field this fall!  

Noah Wagner with his whitetail deer taken during the firearm season last year.



THE NEW SUPER TAG FOR BIG GAME HUNTING by Greg Wagner

Heard about the new super tag for big game hunting? It’s REALLY cool! Here’s the info on it. One will be drawn. I’ll be applying for it, how about you? See the page from the 2010 Big Game Guide below. I have also provided a link to begin the process of making application online (remember to start by clicking Big Game Hunting Permits, then follow the prompts). Keep your toes and fingers crossed for good luck! See you out there!

https://ngpc-permits.ne.gov/NGPC-PS/faces/public/welcome;jsessionid=0F769AEF2C57CC8743CB429D5A85D9B1