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Final Days

Tomorrow (1/31) marks the final day of the upland bird season in Nebraska for this season.  As mentioned in years past (Last Day 2014; End of Season 2013) I do my best to hunt it.  The reasons are many but it simply boils down to the fact that I want to be there.

Carrot_2The day will start too early.  The walking may be too wet or slippery thanks to a front moving through tonight. But it will all end too soon.

I will spend time hoping to see a bird or two. Hoping that the flock makes it through the rest of the winter in good health. Hoping the nesting season is a resounding success.  But I know many of these factors are outside of my control.

I will relive past hunts. Dream about future adventures.  And wonder why I didn’t spend more time afield this year.

Here’s to the final day of season…cheers!


About Aaron Hershberger

Aaron "hershy" Hershberger is an Outdoor Education Specialist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He loves being outdoors. When not outdoors he is day-dreaming about being outdoors and/or whining that he is not outdoors. Hershy has been a Hunter Education Instructor, in two states, for nearly three decades & a Bowhunter Education Instructor for over 20 years.

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