In the Wild with Greg Wagner


ASK THE CONSERVATION OFFICER by Greg Wagner

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 :

Locally 951-1620

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!

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD’S HUNTING SPECIAL by Greg Wagner

 My good friend and avid outdoorsman David Hendee, Outdoor Writer for the Omaha World-Herald newspaper, put together his annual hunting special in today’s edition (Sunday, September 19th edition) of the paper in the sports section. Nicely done, David! Buy a copy at your local newsstand (I’m old-school, I like to have a cup of coffee and read the paper in-hand). 

 

Of course, you can also view the series of articles that David wrote here at this link, including his byline: http://omaha.com/section/sports07    

Here David Hendee and I prepare to judge a wild game cooking competition.

  See you out there, or perhaps at your local coffee shop, reading the paper.



THE BEST TIME TO HUNT OR FISH IN THE FALL IN NEBRASKA by Greg Wagner

So, when is the absolute best time to go hunting or fishing in the fall here in Nebraska? I’ll tell ya’. There’s no debating the answer. It’s when the Nebraska Cornhusker football team is playing a game during the day on television(amid legal shooting hours for game animals/birds). Home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln even take more people away from the field or our waters here in Nebraska. 

  

Now, don’t get me wrong here, I’m just about as big a Big Red fan as they come! 

 

However, I am not as big a fan as Daryl Bauer in our Fisheries Division is. Check out the fan attire gone overboard. I’m not sitting next to him if he’s wearing those coveralls either! Sorry DB. 

 

 When asked if a Husker football game ever interferes with major Saturday hunting season openers such as firearm deer, my answer pointedly is “NO!” I’m in the field with my sons, brothers, nephews, cousins, friends, etc. Listen, if I would have forewent time in the field in 2008 during the firearm deer hunting season opener when Nebraska played K-State on Nov. 15th, my young son Noah would not have shot his first deer – this nice whitetail buck. 

 

See you out there, DVR-ing the game, and not having to contend with many folks in the field or on the water! 

Where is everyone on this WMA marsh? Oh, that's right, it's a Husker game day.

 Go Big Red! Click here for the official Cornhusker football schedule: http://www.huskers.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&SPID=22&SPSID=3



FUN DEER EVENT WITH DOUBLE TROUBLE by Greg Wagner

Come join Conservation Officer Mike Luben of Colon, NE and myself at a fun-filled deer event on Oct. 2nd in Wahoo. See the post card below. This event is well attended by deer hunters and landowners. Thanks Charlie for inviting us! See you all there and bring your appetites!  



GAME AND PARKS AT STATE FAIR IN G.I. by Greg Wagner

A short note to let you know that we at Game and Parks will be at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. The fair runs August 27-September 6. Click this link to the fair’s website: http://statefair.org/fair/ 

Our 20 ft. Game and Parks booth will be in the 4-H/FFA Exhibition Building. We’d love to have you visit us!

I’ve provided a link for a map of the fairgrounds: http://www.statefair.org/fair/generalinformation/documents/2010_StateFairMapVF.pdf

Stop by and enter your Nebraska youth 15 and under in a drawing for half-price lifetime hunting and fishing permits for the Husker State.

Get your fall hunting questions answered there, too!

See you out there, at the fair!



2010 NEB HUNT INFO ON SCRIBD by Greg Wagner

 

We at Game and Parks now have our new 2010 Nebraska hunting publications on Scribd – the world’s largest social reading and publishing site.

Here’s a direct link to our Game and Parks section on it: 

http://www.scribd.com/document_collections/2571948

See you out there, using my laptop and checking our stuff out on Scribd!