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  1. NGPC Wildlife Release: Throwback Thursday: Exaggeration Postcards

    Fishing and hunting yarns and photos have always been part of Nebraska’s great outdoor scene. Beginning in the early 1900s and for decades thereafter, Nebraska postcards depicted altered, exaggerated...
  2. NGPC Fishing Release: A Mid-Summer’s Limnology Lesson

    We are in the middle of a Nebraska summer right now and that means in most cases that the fishing has become*a little bit tougher than it was a few weeks ago. *The reason for that is simple, even...
  3. NGPC Release: Wild Gooseberries and Currants

    When I was a kid, my uncle Bill once picked a pail of wild gooseberries from woods in Pawnee County. Clueless what to do with them, he gave them to my mother. She baked them into what was probably a...
  4. NGPC Wildlife Release: More on White-winged Doves

    My recent post about White-winged Doves generated some excellent feedback.* The feedback included a few additional White-winged Dove reports.* It became apparent, however, there is some uncertainty...
  5. NGPC Fishing Release: 2014 High School Bass Fishing Championship

    I got back yesterday from the 2014 High School Bass Fishing Championship at Merritt Reservoir, and I need to give a quick report on that tournament. *Here is the news release that will be going out:...
  6. NGPC Fishing Release: Robinson Reports: Summer Lull

    The days are at their longest this time of year, the wind doesn’t seem to be as strong most days, and the fishing becomes, well, less than stellar. Of course, this isn’t true for every body of water...
  7. NGPC Travel Release: Many Rivers Run Through It

    I have a passion for and addiction to floating Nebraska rivers! Whether it’s leisurely floating a kayak in an eastern Nebraska river like the Platte with co-workers, to the challenge of paddling a...
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    NGPC Wildlife Release: Only one

    It appears our American Kestrel’s are encountering less success on their second nesting.* The first egg from the clutch of four hatched on 24 July.* The expectation was the others should of hatch in...
  9. NGPC Fishing Release: Thought for the Weekend

    Have you ever been in one of those awkward social situations where you are among a group of people and you are supposed to mingle and talk, but you just really have nothing to talk about? Here is my...
  10. NGPC Wildlife Release: LIVE Raptors at Great Outdoor Radio Show Broadcast

    Join me tomorrow morning for a very special edition of The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host when*Denise Lewis and friends from Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery team come with a few*live birds to...
  11. NGPC Wildlife Release: Kestrel eggs hatching – again!

    Back on 7 May I posted a brief bit about the American Kestrel eggs hatching.* It is time to do it again.* The first American Kestrel egg of the pair’s second clutch has hatched.* Below are screens...
  12. NGPC Parks Release: #ThrowbackThursdayNEParks

    Just sharing*some*fun #ThrowbackThursdayNEParks photos*with you.*Formerly known as Cowles Lake, this popular state recreation area was acquired in 1958 and*opened to the public in 1960. It remains a...
  13. NGPC Travel Release: Good Life, Great Rides: Nebraska Horse Camp and Trails

    * * From a moonlit ride along the riverside, to a deep canyon descent into forested bluffs, witnessing the beauty of Nebraska from the saddle is an exhilarating experience. With accommodations for...
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    NGPC Release: What’s My Line?

    I am old enough to remember when we basically had 2 and only two choices in fishing line–monofilament and braided dacron (By the way, I still use some old braided dacron, and it is a great line for...
  15. NGPC Wildlife Release: White-winged Doves increasing in Nebraska

    In the 1994, a bird species was documented in Nebraska for the first time.* Additions to Nebraska’s official state list are always exciting.* However, this occurrence was not a surprise because the...
  16. NGPC Wildlife Release: Searching for the Elusive Yellow Lady’s Slipper Flower

    On a sunny, but muggy, morning last June, six Game and Parks Commission and Northern Prairies Land Trust biologists gathered at Indian Cave State Park. Our mission for the next two days: trek the...
  17. NGPC Parks Release: Outdoor Cooking Program Set at Chadron State Park

    * The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has cooked up a program to help people improve their outdoor cuisine. The presentation, led by Commission outdoor education specialist Amanda Filipi, will be...
  18. NGPC Release: Go Catfishin’ on the WOWT 6 Outdoor Report

    Who doesn’t love to go fishing for catfish this time of year in Nebraska waters? I sure do, especially the flatheads! So, I’ll be prodding you to step outside and fish for post-spawn, hungry channel,...
  19. NGPC Fishing Release: 2014 Nebraska State High School Fishing Tournament

    The 2014 Nebraska State High School Fishing Tournament is just around the corner. And I know there are some folks who are getting amped up for it! So am I!
    The post 2014 Nebraska State High School...
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    NGPC Fishing Release: #CarpWeek is Coming!

    You’ve undoubtedly heard*of or seen the promos (promotional announcements) for the Discovery Channel’s*annual Shark Week #SharkWeek coming up from Aug. 11-15.*Well, here in Nebraska, we*kind of have...
  21. NGPC Wildlife Release: More proof birds are cool

    Shorebirds are one of my favorite group of birds.* One reason is because they are amazing world travelers.** Technological advances, such as the use of satellite transmitters, has allowed researchers...
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    NGPC Fishing Release: Dragonfly Video

    I am betting that most of you who have been in the Nebraska outdoors this summer have seen at least one dragonfly. *Usually they are found near water, but not necessarily so, sometimes adult...
  23. NGPC Conservation Release: Wild about Wildflowers on the Wagner Farm

    Who doesn’t enjoy seeing native wildflowers in good habitat on a farm, huh? I know I do! I am so wild about wildflowers (forbs)*that I have planted a number of applicable varieties on our 148...
  24. NGPC Fishing Release: State Record Update, July 2014

    We are over half way through 2014 and I have not given any updates on the state record fish front. It is time. Blue Sucker I only have a few to tell you about, might as well start with the first one...
  25. NGPC Travel Release: Buffalo Cookouts at Niobrara State Park

    Last two Buffalo Cookouts of the summer will be held July 19 and August 30 at Niobrara State Park. Cookout meals of buffalo burgers, beans, salads and ice cream will be served at 6 p.m., followed by...
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