I’ve always said the outdoor world presents many different twists and turns, and that’s what makes it so intriguing! I compare entering the outdoor world anytime to going out on that first date: You’re excited, you’re nervous, you’re not wanting to forget anything, you’re probably overdressed and you’re wondering what eventualities might take place. But, I think spending as much time as possible in the field and trying new things improves your overall outdoor knowledge and skill level. In my mind, you’re able to hunt better, fish smarter, camp wiser, appreciate more and potentially survive anything outside.
This spring, the spring of 2015 was truly a season of firsts for me, the longtime Nebraska outdoor enthusiast.
I harvested my first gobbler during the spring wild turkey hunting season with crossbow equipment and a cool dog (named Stella) in a blind.
I had my first successful experience spring wild turkey hunting in the rain with no blind or decoys.
I picked my first morel mushroom after Memorial Day weekend.
For the first time ever, I harvested not one, not two, not three, but four crops of wild asparagus.
I experienced my first full day outdoors exclusively photographing birds.
Did you have any “firsts” this spring? Maybe you’ll plan some “firsts” in Nebraska’s great outdoors this summer? It will be time well spent. Mine sure was, even in the rain!