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Memorable Snows

I know what you’re thinking. No, this is not going to be a blog about the memorable snow storms I’ve experienced growing up in the Cornhusker State. Nope. This is a going to be blog post about the memorable times I had last year hunting snow and Ross’s geese during Nebraska’s Light Conservation Order hunting period here in Nebraska. I can favorably recall each and every experience!

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I saw huge flocks of light geese.

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I watched superb dog work.

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I was fortunate to harvest some birds to help reduce over-abundant numbers of light geese which are continuing to cause damage to sensitive arctic breeding habitats.

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I made some great, new friends in the waterfowl hunting world.

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I experienced exquisitely beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

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I was allowed me to have a front row seat witnessing the incredible spring migration of wild fowl in the nation’s central flyway.

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Hunting snow (and Ross’s) geese during the spring migration is very memorable. I cannot recommend it enough! This hunt is ideal for those of us who enjoy the outdoor atmosphere, fun camaraderie, viewing wildlife and a true challenge! I can’t wait to spend time in the field hunting during the light goose conservation order this year! It begins tomorrow, Monday, February 9th.

Hundreds of decoys.

Now, if only I could keep from filling up my boots with water in those marshes and ponds we hunt, darn it!

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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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