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I want to blog one more time about our spring turkey season.  Consider this to be my epilogue blog.  Ha. My kids and I had a great turkey season this spring.  I know I say that every spring, but I especially felt that way this spring.  Sure, we all punched tags with 2-year old, mature Toms, and believe me success is a big part of it, but I just felt like I got even more enjoyment out of this spring’s …

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June Outdoor Calendar

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LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in June: June 1 – Underwater spearfishing season begins at Box Butte Reservoir and on private waters June 1 – Pollinators workshop, Public Library, Norfolk, 6:30 p.m., 402-370-3374 June 1 – Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan public informational meeting, Quality Inn, Ogallala, 7 p.m., 402-471-5424 June 1-3 – Eligible landowners may apply for one elk permit June 1, 8, 15, 22 – Beyond …

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Fishing 101

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Got a basic fishing workshop coming up this week.  It will be held at the Outdoor Education Center on Superior Street here in Lincoln.  The workshop will be free, but space is available, the folks at the education center ask that you REGISTER. The workshop is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Now, I could talk for two days on “Basic Fishing”, so I know now there will not be enough time to cover everything.  However, what I try to …

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Friday the 13th

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Our spring turkey season is winding down, but I am not quite done blogging about it yet.  Got another report, another story to tell. . . . You may recall that my daughter was the first one to take a shot at a turkey this spring, Spring Turkey Report, Manure Spreader Bird.  Misses happen, and they mean we get to hunt longer; in fact it seems like we always have to work hard to get another opportunity after an early …

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Roasting the Ultimate Marshmallow

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(BLOGGER’S NOTE: Warning! If you were not hungry for something sweet, you soon will be!) Treasured memories are made around a fire ring. Part of those priceless outdoor moments around that warm fire involve an important food-oriented activity: roasting marshmallows! A popular camping and backyard tradition in spring and summer is the roasting (or toasting) of sugar-based confections known as marshmallows over a campfire or other open flame. A marshmallow is placed on the end of a stick or skewer and carefully held over …

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Last Minute Gobblers

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Turkey chasers, its officially the late season.  No doubts about it. If you are still holding an open spring turkey permit, such as I am, it may be time to adjust your tactics just a bit to fill it.  The good news is there is about two weeks left of season – including a couple of weekends – which is plenty of time to make something happen. The situation: Trees are fully leafed out now making gobbles harder to hear …

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Beardage

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I love wild turkeys.  I cannot think of anything I dislike about wild turkeys.  Oh sure I experience many frustrations while hunting them each spring, but that is hunting!  That is all part of the experience, and the more frustrations, the more I get to experience!  You cannot convince me that there is a prettier bird anywhere than a big ole gobbler, and I love to watch the antics and behavior of all turkeys during the spring.  I love listening …

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Give Traditional Muzzleloaders a Try

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For a long time I’ve thought that somehow I ended up in the wrong century – I’ve always felt just a bit uncomfortable in today’s ever expanding culture of high-tech gadgetry.  I’ve been interested in history, especially American history, for about as long as I can remember, and one of the era’s that most intrigues me is that of the American frontier and the days of the “mountain men.”  Their tenacity and self-sufficiency is awe inspiring.  Many of them survived …

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Tanking

Tanking on the Middle Loup River. Photo courtesy of Glidden Canoe Rental/Sandhills Motel.

Want something fun and relaxing to do with your family this spring or summer? I have an idea for you. How about floating a slow-moving, meandering, scenic Nebraska river in a round livestock watering tank? Originating in the Sandhills area of Nebraska, this unique, river-based float trip activity using a piece of common ranching equipment is referred to as tanking. The activity, heralded by many as good country entertainment, has become wildly popular with folks of all ages on rivers …

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