Got to looking at the calendar and was reminded that tomorrow is “National Hunting and Fishing Day“. I like to point that out each year, if I remember, because I believe Nebraska is the perfect state for combining hunting and fishing opportunities, especially in the fall. I call it “combodacious” because we have such a diversity of fish and game and with long hunting seasons and perpetual fishing seasons the opportunities can overlap. In times past Nebraska bragged about being the “mixed bag capital of the world”. That was mostly in reference to our small game and upland game hunting opportunities, but I believe it applies to a lot more including the diversity of fishing one can experience within the state’s borders.
One of the best examples I can think of, from a few years ago, was when a buddy from Iowa came out in the fall. I caught up with him for some Trout fishing on his way to arrow a western Nebraska Pronghorn:
That’s how it’s done!
Another reason I like to mention National Hunting and Fishing Day is to remind everyone that hunters, anglers, and trappers were, and continue to be, the original conservationists!
So there you go, this weekend it is your duty as a conservationist to GO FISH, GO HUNT. While you are at it, make sure to take someone with you, especially someone new.