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“Come A-Runnin’, Boys”

This is my blog; I try to keep in outdoors related most of the time.  But, you all know what has dominated the talk all around our state this week. . . .

I am an University of Nebraska graduate, have a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management, Fish & Wildlife Management Option.

More importantly, I am a Nebraskan born and bred.  Nebraskans are proud of who we are, where we live, what our state offers.  We may be small in population, but we take a back-seat to no one.  I promote our state’s outdoor resources, especially its fishing and hunting, and yes, it is my job, but if you could not tell by now, it is also my passion.  I am passionate about everything Nebraska, and I will not apologize that a college football team is such a big deal to this state, to us.  It is who we are, how we see ourselves, represents our values and culture.  It has been that way since this state and its university have existed.  Nebraska very much is a state of small towns where folks have a real sense of community, where everyone knows everyone else, where we are family.  On fall Saturdays that sense of community, that identity, is taken to another level, but is just as real, just as genuine, just as unifying.  Yep, it is just a silly game, a distraction, nothing but trivial entertainment, but wrapped up in that is more, much, much more.  Scoff at it if you wish, but it is good.

I got up this morning, dug the big red flag with the block white “N” out of the back of the coat closet, walked outside and proudly hoisted it up beside the garage door.

GO BIG RED!

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“There is no place like Nebraska!”

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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