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Worthwhile

I know I have already blogged about frogs once this week, but I have to share this with you.

In my job I talk to a lot of people.  As is true with most Nebraskans, those people are by far, really great people.  “There is NO PLACE like Nebraska.”  But, I do hear some b-i-itching and complaining from time to time, and a little bit of that gets O-L-D in a hurry.

But then I get letters like this one:

Greetings from Outdoor Nebraska,

Hi Daryl,

While fishing, my grandson, John Doe, saw a bullfrog and decided to see if he could catch it.  With a pole, small hook and a piece of cloth he dangled the tidbit in front of this “master angler” frog, who watched it for a couple of seconds and then attacked it.  I don’t know who was more startled.

The picture turned out really good.  Years ago you told me if I eve had a good outdoor pic that I should send it to you for advertising the outdoors, covers of fishing folders, etc.

So, after 25 years, I finally get a pic that I though you might be able to use.

Thanks for all you do for the fishing in our state.

Sincerely,

James Doe

On the side of the letter this note was hand-written, “This was a real wild frog–no petting zoo!”

That letter, and that picture, make it all worthwhile!

Find a kid, take ’em fishing, get out and enjoy our great Nebraska outdoors!  Have a great weekend!

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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