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Turtle Men

Some times I have a plan for blog posts, have an idea what I am going to blog about days in advance.

And some days I have no idea.

Today was one of those days, then I started going through my e-mails and something fell into my lap.  Well, not literally falling into my lap, maybe fell into my ears would be a better description. . . .

I have told you before about fishstories.org, a project I was introduced to a year ago, “preserving the cultural and historic artifacts of the fishing community.  Recording angler voices, wisdom, advice, stories, and conversations for future generations.”  I told you about participating, recording some of my stories and thoughts about our sport and our resources.  Even better is spending  some time looking there and listening to the wealth of information and some really great stories by a variety of anglers, some you might know, some you may never meet, but great stories nonetheless.

My e-mail this morning was a notice about one of the most recent stories, one about “Snapper Dave” up in SoDakota.  Yes, it is a 36-minute recording, but a very interesting and entertaining story!  I listened to it, my office mates had to listen too because they could overhear it.  We loved it.  What a great story!  If you have some time, Do It!

Fish Stories–Snapper Dave

That got me to thinking, remembering a story about our own Nebraska “Turtle Men”:

Yes, that is another 5+ minutes of something to watch, but hey, it’s the weekend, you got time, and I bet you will enjoy it!

I love the stories, and I love the preservation of those stories.  That is why I love what fishstories.org is doing!  Wish that was available to record some of the stories I remember from my granddads, uncles and father.  What I wouldn’t give to listen to them today!

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Photo from Schramm Education Center/Aksarben Aquarium.

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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