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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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Front Page Pallid Sturgeon

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Walked by the break table on Monday.  The daily newspapers were lying there. Whoa, there was a pallid sturgeon on the front page of the Omaha World Herald! You gotta read the story! Research Underscores Toll of Human-Engineered Missouri River on Pallid Sturgeon I am proud to know the researchers mentioned in the article.  Proud of the work we are doing on the Missouri River.  I hope some day our “lower” Missouri River in Nebraska is more like a wild …

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Tons of Tips for Hunting Public Lands

Hunting public lands. It can be a real challenge. Why? In a state like Nebraska the overwhelming majority of our total land acreage is privately owned (97%) with only a small percentage of it open to the public (3%). However, Nebraska’s array of public lands offer a wide variety of opportunities for hunting different game species. And there is some good news. John Laux, Upland Habitat and Access Program Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Wildlife Division, points …

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Fall Trout Stocking Update

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I would blog about something else, but my phone keeps ringing.  Everyone wants to know if their favorite urban or parks pond has been stocked with the 10-inch rainbows yet.  When we publish a stocking schedule, we always post a disclaimer–a breakdown, bad weather, unforeseen events will result in a change in the schedule.  It happens, or should I say, “it happened”: Fremont Lakes SRA No. 2 trout stocking delayed October 15, 2020 LINCOLN, Neb. – Due to vehicle mechanical …

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Gavins Reminder

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I know this has been publicized already, but I am going to put it out there again.  If you are still snagging paddlefish, everything is going to change on Monday, and you better know about it.  Especially note the last paragraph in this news release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Gavins Point Dam spillway gate to undergo maintenance, some impact on anglers during paddlefish season expected YANKTON, S.D. — The maintenance will require water to flow from a …

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12 Tips For Archery Deer Hunting During the Rut

It’s a magical time of year, really. As daylight wanes, the temperature begins to drop, frost appears on the pumpkin, leaves turn color and start toppling to the ground, and experienced bowhunters know the deer rut or breeding period is beginning. Buck rubs on trees and scrapes on the ground are apparent. A buck rub on an eastern cedar tree in rural Sarpy County, NE. Photo by Greg Wagner/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Deer movement is picking up and the …

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News Items, October 13, 2020

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A couple of news releases I have seen that I want to publicize some more.  First, in part. . . Commissioners to consider sport fishing orders at Oct. 15 meeting LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider amendments to sport fishing orders when it meets Oct. 15 in Ogallala. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. Mountain time at the Keith County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 1000 W. 3rd St. Proposed sport fishing amendments will include orders …

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Thought of the Week

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I have nothing today.  Might as well turn it over to the Muppets: Gotta love fish jokes.  Gotta love a guy with boomerang fish! Maybe I got nothing today because my mind is back on the river. . . . The citation on this quote is that it comes from a Chinese philosopher.  I hope the Chinese do not mind if I changed a word or two. Do not know if I am successful or not.  Some days I wonder.  …

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Western Adventure

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NOTE:  THIS IS MY BLOG AND I OFTEN POST WHERE I HAVE BEEN, WHAT I HAVE DONE AND WHAT I HAVE CAUGHT.  AT TIMES SOME OF THOSE THINGS ARE OF A PERSONAL NATURE.  THIS PARTICULAR POST WILL NOT BE SPECIFICALLY ABOUT FISHING IN NEBRASKA.  I WAS OUTTA STATE.  SO, IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ IT, DON’T.  HOWEVER, IT WILL INCLUDE FISH AND FISHING AND I WILL MAKE SOME COMMENTS RELATING TO NEBRASKA NEAR THE END. My family and …

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Fall Trout Stockings, 2020

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Starting with the news release: LINCOLN, Neb. – Rainbow trout are being stocked in city ponds and state park and recreation area lakes across the state by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. These stockings will enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter. Stocking schedules can change on short notice for a variety of reasons. The following is a tentative stocking schedule, including quantities: Week of Oct. 5 – Grabel Pond No. 1, Fort Robinson SP – 1,200; Grabel Pond …

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