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National Hunting and Fishing Day: A Personal Perspective

National Hunting and Fishing Day is this Saturday, Sept. 28. Our Governor Pete Ricketts, an avid sportsman, has proclaimed Sept. 28 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska. This is a significant day. No, this is not just another one of those celebratory days, not by a long shot. This day is deeply personal to me and many others as we are devoted hunters, anglers, trappers and landowners. We take our roles as stewards of the land and wildlife …

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Youth Fishing Instructor Workshops

Again this is not new news, just trying to spread the word: Become a certified youth fishing instructor this fall LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will certify youth fishing instructors in Lincoln and North Platte this fall. Workshop participants will receive training and tools to conduct youth fishing clinics. These volunteers will have access to Nebraska Game and Parks Commission loaner fishing equipment and educational materials for events. They also will receive program incentives. Instructors are …

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Signs

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I believe that one of the most important skills that any outdoors-person can possess is observation–being able to sense things in “the wild” and interpret what they mean.  Us trappers call it “reading sign”.  It is knowing tracks and seeing trails, and a lot more than that.  Trapping is a great way to hone those skills.  Observing sights, sounds, smells and sometimes even tastes can tell you what is going on, if you just take the time to learn. Modern …

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Fish Tanks

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Honestly, I have been thinking of what might be a good blog post for today.  I always have a bunch of ideas, but none of them seemed like good ideas today.  So, I started scrolling back through some pictures to see if something might come to mind. . . . I noticed a bunch of pictures I took of our 6,000 gallon fish tank at the state fair.  The display of fish at the Nebraska State Fair goes back a …

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Movie Night!

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Want to spread the word on this. . . .Tomorrow night here in Lincoln. . . . Here, this will get you more excited! Here are the details:  Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O Street, doors open at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 7:00.  You can get tickets HERE. Cornhusker Fly Fishers and Nebraska Trout Unlimited are sponsoring this showing.  Show up to support those two great organizations and have a bunch of fun hanging out watching fly-fishing films with a bunch …

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I Am an Angler

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I have often touted fishing as the perfect sport because EVERYONE can participate.  Oh sure, you can be a spectator, but you shouldn’t be! TakeMeFishing.org recently started a campaign which includes a series of videos of various anglers telling their stories.  The “I Am an Angler” theme is that fishing is for everyone and anglers come in a diversity of shapes, sizes, and stories!  If you have some extra time this weekend, follow the link and watch the videos.  They …

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How Long?

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You have probably heard it said that 10% of the water contains 90% of the fish.  I do not know about the exact percentages, but on any given day it is certainly true that there will be a whole lot of water that simply does not contain the fish you want to catch.  You cannot catch ’em where they ain’t.  Successful fishing involves the ability to eliminate unproductive water and find fish, and the best anglers do that well. How?  …

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Open House

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I know this on short notice and I know it is out where many may not be able to attend.  Don’t care, needs to be mentioned anyway.  If you can be there, do it! Open house for new stream section is Tuesday MITCHELL, Neb. — The Dry Spotted Tail Creek partner group is inviting the public to view the newly completed stream section at the Platte River Basin Environments property west of Mitchell. The area will be open from 5:30-7:30 …

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“I’m not your mom!”

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I could do this blog post with no words, just a couple of pictures: I usually try to keep it light on Fridays, but man I get tired of all the trash that is left on our public hunting, fishing and parks areas!  In my opinion, the folks who do that, and from what I have seen, there must be a bunch of them, should forfeit ALL their opportunities to EVER enjoy any of our natural resources. It really disappoints …

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Open house for new stream section is Tuesday

MITCHELL, Neb. — The Dry Spotted Tail Creek partner group is inviting the public to view the newly completed stream section at the Platte River Basin Environments property west of Mitchell. The area will be open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Anyone interested in supporting conservation efforts is encouraged to attend and visit about the project with representatives from PRBE, Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The open house is …

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