One of the many great things about hunting game animals and birds in Nebraska is developing a close relationship with the landowner and his or her family. In my case, besides being able to deer hunt on their river land, sweet corn is but yet another sweet reward from my own eastern Nebraska landowner friends who have become like family to me.
In fact, the landowner and his family have even helped me pick a pickup load of sweet corn to take home!
“Take all the sweet corn you want, Greg, but come and harvest a couple whitetail does on my farm during the muzzleloader and late firearm deer hunting seasons to help keep the numbers in check,” remarks Les, the Landowner. “That’s all I ask,” he adds.
I can handle that, Les. And, thanks for letting me sample your tasty sweet corn in the field fresh directly from the husk. I think I am a true Cornhusker now, HA!
If you’re a hunter, I hope you’ve gotten to know your Nebraska farmer and rancher friends and their families! If not, there’s still plenty of time to do that.
Now is an ideal time to take a drive in the countryside and visit with landowners for permission to hunt before they get busy with the fall harvest. Here are eight things that have worked for me when I’ve attempted to gain permission to hunt on private land:
Good luck! GW.