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Hunting is about the Process, the Experience

I love hunting in Nebraska, especially fall wild turkey hunting. To me, it’s the process, it’s the experience, that I enjoy the most. I’ve always said and continue to say that “huntin’ is not all about the killin’.”  It’s about the intrinsic things that are connected to the hunt that some hunters overlook or take for granted.

It’s about the relationships – the friendships –  developed with landowners.

It’s about noting any old buildings and items around the farmstead and learning a little history about them.

It’s about finding fruit trees like this pear tree on the property and having the landowner say: “Go ahead, eat a couple, take some home to your family!

It’s about looking for sign of your game.

It’s about scouting.

It’s about enjoying the views, the scenery.

It’s about being in the woods.

It’s about seeing the leaves on the hardwood trees like this walnut tree begin to change into their fall color.

It’s about watching wildlife.

It’s about understanding that bagging game is always purely a bonus!

It’s about taking along a camera and shooting photos of your game for lasting memories to share with others such as this turkey roosting in the upper branches of a bur oak tree.

Hunting is about the process, the experience!

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Public Information Officer and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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