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Barbs and Backlashes

Burchard Road

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I know some of my blog topics are of interest to a relatively small audience.  I also know that if you are one of those in that small audience it can be very important to you.  Consequently, I believe it is important to spread the word about some of these “little things”, because, well, I know often the word does not get spread. In this case, I am referring to the road leading to Burchard Reservoir in southeast Nebraska.  Burchard …

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Hunting Quotes

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Tomorrow is the rifle deer opener.  A bunch of you will be in the field looking for the “turdy-pointer”.  Wear your hunter orange, use your safety harness, know what is behind your target, have fun and good luck! I love to hunt too, although you know I spend more time on the water.  The two pursuits are pretty much the same, especially if you are looking for big fish. I found some hunting quotes I like, 12 Inspirational Quotes All …

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Swan Lake Boat Ramp Improvements

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News release went out late last week: Boat ramp improvements completed at Swan Lake LINCOLN, Neb. – Boat ramp improvements at Swan Lake are complete, providing better angler access to this Holt County lake. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission improved the gravel boat ramp on the north side of the lake by placing articulated concrete mats over crushed rock to form a firm concrete bottom for boat access. While still a relatively shallow slope, the 60-foot-long by 16-foot-wide ramp …

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Friday Tunes

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You all know I like to keep my Friday blog posts on the light side.  Although I have not done it recently, from time to time I like to share a hunting or fishing tune. I know this one is not new, but hey, I am old and sometimes it takes me a while to catch up.  I kind of like it!  Tells a story, captures what we love about fishing!  And, I like the banjo! However, let me say …

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Fall Surveys

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My friend Steve Moseley recently “road along” with one of our field crews doing some of our annual fall, fisheries sampling.  Steve is a writer for the York News-Times and he wrote a great story about his experience.  For those of you interested in Nebraska fish and fishing, interested in the work done by pointy-headed fish biologists, you will enjoy Steve’s article.  Follow the link, take some time, read it!  Oh yeah, there are some pictures too! Game and Parks …

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Bordeaux Survey

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News release from last week: Hunters, anglers should be aware of Bordeaux Creek WMA stream survey LINCOLN, Neb. – Pine Ridge hunters and anglers should be aware of stream survey work on Bordeaux Creek Wildlife Management Area and U.S. Forest Service properties near Chadron during the week of Nov. 2. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct the surveys to collect physical information to be used for the design and planning of the Bordeaux Creek stream restoration project. The …

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Sleep Tight, Kermie

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It is the eve before Halloween, and who doesn’t like a good spook story? What if you were a frog? It had been a great summer.  Water was all through the hills.  The meadows were wet, grass was thick, lots of bugs to eat.  One could roam far. Oh sure, there was always some heron poking around, or a bull snake slithering through the grass.  But, it only took a hop and motionless sit to avoid them.  Raccoons?  You could …

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Dry Spotted Tail Creek in the News

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Simply want to link to another newspaper story in this blog post.  Recently, the Scottsbluff Star-Herald ran a great story on the wetland and stream restoration project on Dry Spotted Tail Creek.  Please follow the link! Agencies Combine Efforts to Improve Fish Habitat at Dry Spotted Tail Creek Oh yes, some great pictures there too!  Take a look at them. I have not taken a trip out to see the project, yet.  One of these days we will be more …

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Good Time for a Reminder

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I suppose some might say I am too late, we now have snow and cold.  But, I am betting there is going to be some open water for a while yet.  Certainly, many are now taking docks, lifts and boats out of the water for the winter.  That means it is the perfect time to be on the lookout for unwanted zebra mussels. Check boats, lifts, and docks for invasive aquatic hitchhikers as weather cools LINCOLN, Neb. – As the …

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Marking Time, Big Red Style

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Like most Nebraskans, I have been in withdrawal with no Husker football this fall.  I have degrees from both the University of Nebraska and South Dakota State University, and was looking forward to enjoying the game that had been scheduled between my alma maters.  Stinkin’ coronavirus and the Big 10 took that away from me. To keep my sanity, I have been watching and listening to old Husker games .  Yes, many haters will point out that Husker fans live …

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