Filed under: Outdoor Radio & TV Programs, outdoor radio talk show, special events, State Parks | Tags: Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Greg Wagner public appearance, Greg Wagner's radio show, Mahoney State Park, Mahoney State Park's Art Show/Rib-fest, Nebraska outdoor radio & TV programs, Omaha TV & Radio, Omaha's ESPN Radio, outdoor talk radio show, The Great Outdoor Radio Show
I’ll be broadcasting my crazy, zany, outdoor information-filled Great Outdoor Radio Show on Omaha’s ESPN Radio 1620 AM from Mahoney State Park near Ashland this Saturday morning. I’ll be in the Kiewit Lodge from 9-10 a.m. during the park’s annual fall art show and rib-fest event. Stop by!
If you can’t make it to the park for the broadcast, you can listen online, at: www.1620thezone.com
You’ll wanna come by though, and see what hats I’ll be wearing, ha!
Here’s a link for some brief info on the art show and rib-fest: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/calendar/index.php?&y=2010&m=10&d=02&eventdatetime_id=162&
See you out there, broadcasting at the park!
Filed under: Fish, Fishing, Trout | Tags: Fall & Winter Trout Stockings, Nebraska rainbow trout stockings, Nebraska trout fishing, Omaha trout fishing, Omaha trout stockings, Standing Bear Lake, Standing Bear Lake Trout Fishing, Standing Bear Lake Trout Stockings, trout, trout fishing, urban trout stockings
A quick blog to let you Omaha-metro area anglers know that pan-sized rainbow trout are scheduled to be stocked
in Standing Bear Lake, 138th & Fort Street in northwest Omaha,
weather and other factors permitting, sometime between Oct. 12-15.
So, you can begin to stock up on your Powerbait, canned sweet corn kernels, etc.
As that time frame draws closer, I will try to let you know exactly when the rainbows will be stocked in ‘the bear’.
After the stocking, I’ll see you out there, with my son Noah, hoping to catch a couple rainbows,
to bring home to the kitchen!
Filed under: hunter/landowner relations, Hunting, Landowners, Nebraska farmers, outdoor information, Uncategorized | Tags: ag stats, crop harvest, crops, hunter/landowner relations, Nebraska ag statistics, Nebraska crop harvest, Nebraska crop harvest information, Nebraska crop harvest results, Nebraska farmers, Nebraska farming
The crop harvest is underway, yesssss! Fellow outdoorsmen/women, you can go to these valid websites to obtain the latest info on how the 2010 crop harvest is progressing here in the Cornhusker State.
If you are aware of any other reputable websites for crop harvest info, please share them with us by leaving a comment. That would be most appreciated! We all know that standing crops in the field can really impact our hunting, whether we’re after rooster pheasants or whitetail deer. I encourage you to stay on top of the current data with regard to the state’s crop harvest. Of course, there’s no better way to get that sort of info than from your local landowner. If you plan to do some hunting on his or her ground, offer to help with the harvest in some fashion. Also, if you have a hunt planned during the harvest, make certain to find out what fields the landowner will be combining so everybody stays safe, nobody interferes with the harvest and where game might be located.
Hope to see you out there, helping the Nebraska farmer with the harvest if you’re hunting his or her land!
Filed under: Fish, Fishing, lakes, Omaha lakes, Uncategorized | Tags: Carter Lake, Carter Lake Iowa, Carter Lake Nebraska, Carter Lake Omaha, Carter Lake renovation, fish, Fishing, Levi Carter Park, Nebraska fish renovations, Nebraska fisheries, Nebraska fishing, Omaha City Lakes
Just additionally getting the word out to you – the Carter Lake user – about what’s gonna be happening at the 3-mile long, 320-acre oxbow lake in northeast Omaha beginnng this Monday, Sept. 27th. If you haven’t seen it, here is the recent Game and Parks news release issued about it.
Rotenone Fish Renovation Scheduled for Carter Lake
LINCOLN, Neb. – Carter Lake will be closed to the public Sept. 27 to Oct. 1. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will renovate the Douglas County fishery as part of the lake restoration project. Common carp, bullhead and other non-game fish have been adversely affecting water quality in the lake.
Staff from both states will apply rotenone to the lake and surrounding small ponds to remove rough fish. Boat ramps in Omaha and the city of Carter Lake will be closed during the week. Crews from both states will collect dead fish for disposal.
Homeowners are encouraged to have boats on lifts or remove them from the water so the rotenone application and fish clean-up will be easier. Fish found near docks should be pushed toward open water, and fish should not be consumed by humans following rotenone application.
The lake is scheduled to be restocked in October with largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill. The lake has no length restrictions or bag limits, but new regulations will go into effect next year.
Keeping you in the loop. Take care! GW.
Filed under: Deer, Hunting | Tags: deer, deer conservation, deer hunting, firearm deer hunting, harvesting whitetail does, Nebraska big game hunting, Nebraska deer, nebraska deer hunting, Nebraska hunting, Nebraska October Deer Season, Nebraska whitetail deer, Nebraska Whitetail Doe Season, October Antlerless Deer Season, thinning deer numbers, whitetail deer, Whitetail Does
I just purchased my resident $11.00 October Antlerless Deer Hunting Season Permit to harvest two antlerless whitetail deer with any legal weapon in the open management unit from Oct. 2-11. What a bargain!
Are you a deer hunter? Look at the map below, do you have any land within the management unit boundaries where you deer hunt?
Why not take advantage of this early season opportunity to do(e) your part for the landowner, the motorist, the wildlife manager and more so, for the overall health of the whitetail herds in these respective areas.
Remember, you can actually buy as many of these October Antlerless Deer Hunting Season Permits as you want! In case you’re wondering, the nonresident price for the October permit is $55 (still a bargain). Here’s where you go to purchase your permit (and current habitat stamp if you don’t have one already): https://ngpc-permits.ne.gov/NGPC-PS/faces/public/welcome
Don’t forget your blaze orange cap and vest in the field. See you out there, do(e)ing your part!
Filed under: grassland management, USDA Conservation Reserve Program, USDA farm programs, Wildlife Habitat | Tags: Conservation Reserve Program, CRP, CRP acres, CRP Sign-up, farm programs, grassland habitat management, grassland habitat programs, Nebraska Conservation Reserve Program, Nebraska CRP acres, Nebraska CRP sign-up, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Wildlife Division, Nebraska wildlife habitat, Tim McCoy, USDA Conservation Reserve Program, USDA farm programs, Wildlife Habitat
I wanted to share this e-mail note with all of you from Tim McCoy in our Game and Parks Wildlife Division regarding results on the recent USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Sign-up. It’s positive news! Read on …
When we started this latest CRP general sign-up, my definition of “success” was that we’d enroll more CRP than we lost. Well, by that definition we were definitely successful. We gained acres!
We had 95.1% of the CRP offers in the state accepted. That’s 1,919 CRP contracts on 189,515 acres. We were set to lose around 172,000 acres. Thanks for everyone’s work and efforts during sign-up. Looking at the Environmental Benefit Index (EBI) scores, it definitely shows…our average (297) is higher than South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, and Colorado’s. We were darn close to Missouri’s 299. Other than MO, only Oklahoma scored better than Nebraska in the Great Plains (304 average).
I also heard that in Kimball county, nearly all of the 300 offers were accepted, and the only reason all of the offers were not accepted is that they are now back at the county cap (25% of the cropland acres).
Ag Program Manager
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd St.
Lincoln, NE 68503
Office: 402 471-5449
Hey, thanks a bunch, Tim. Great job by yourself, too! If you are unsure of what the Conservation Reserve Program is, it is for agricultural landowners. Through CRP, landowners receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible environmentally sensitive farmland for a period of 10 to 15 years.
See you out there, somewhere, always promoting the CRP!
Filed under: Landowners, Nebraska farmers, outdoor adventures, Outdoor tips, photos, pics, Uncategorized, weather | Tags: Nebraska countryside, Nebraska farm pics, Nebraska photos, Nebraska weather, outdoor photos, outdoor pics, photos, pics, Storm photos, storm pics, summer storm photos, summer storm pics, weather
I just had to share these spectacular storm photos provided by my friend Farmer Jack in Johnson County with all of you. These photos were shot on Father’s Day from his farm northeast of Elk Creek, NE. Farmer Jack tells me that these are looking west out over Elk Creek. The Nebraska outdoor scene is very much about experiencing dynamic weather-related events (safely, I might add). I always appreciate the wide-open sky here in the Cornhusker State, how about you? Enjoy the photos and thanks much Farmer Jack! See you out there, always toting a camera on your outdoor adventures!