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Creating and Maintaining the Tradition of Hunting

Our traditions are a major part of us. They help to shape who we are. Indeed, when it comes to the hunting lifestyle, they are at the very core of what we are. The wild places, the game animals and birds we seek, how we do that, when we do that, and with whom we do that, all sculpt our outdoor lives. Whenever I think about creating a new hunting tradition I always find myself in kind of a quandary. The word tradition really isn’t about the new, it’s about the old, isn’t it? Or, …

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Hardcore Walleye Learning

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Let me mention one more fishing seminar that I know is happening this spring.  This one is coming up this coming Saturday, March 19: I am planning to be there as you can see from the schedule.  I promise, I will not have much to say, I want to listen to the other speakers!!!!! If you are interested, here is where you can find out more and get tickets, Walleye Wisdom Workshop, Lincoln, NE. I must add, as of right …

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Boat Show

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Heading for another boat show this weekend, this time in Republican City: I know, I know, it is just plain time to GO FISH!  But, if you want to take a break on Saturday and just talk fishing, stop by and say “Hi”.  I will be doing a seminar on the 2016 statewide fishing outlook, and of course I will mention a few things about Harlan County Reservoir in particular.  I believe I will be speaking at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 …

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Fort Kearny SRA to Host Annual Expo on May 7

LINCOLN – The Fort Kearny Expo will celebrate its 10th anniversary May 7 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area. The event features various family-friendly outdoor activities for all ages. The Expo emphasizes hands-on activities, such as kayaking, archery, slingshots, fishing and shooting. Other attractions include a pancake breakfast and hot dog roast, historical re-enactments, and a giveaway of a fishing kayak and bow package sponsored by Cabela’s. New this year will be presentations on falconry and antler scoring. The event …

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The Other Guy

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Living in this technology and information age, sharing your fishing waters with other anglers is a fact of life.  There are no secrets anymore.  As a matter of fact, you will be sharing all public and most private waters with lots of other anglers.  So, besides figuring out the fish you are pursuing, where they are located, and how to catch them, you better have some strategies to at least cope with if not plain out-fish every other angler.  Dealing with fishing …

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Lake and Pond Management Workshops Scheduled

LINCOLN – Persons interested in pond and lake management are invited to a series of free workshops this spring. The workshops are a joint effort of the Nebraska Extension, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The workshops are intended for landowners and others interested in learning about: — How lakes function in southeast Nebraska — Managing waters for fisheries — Lake management planning — Resolving common maintenance problems — Developing an individualized maintenance plan for …

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Spring Trout Stocking 2016

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The weather has been nice and I know folks have fishing fever.  Recently, my phone has not quit ringing about the spring trout stockings.  I have been telling folks that when we have the schedule set, we would let everyone know.  Here you go. . . . Grab a young angler or beginner, and GO FISH! Location Number Time Location Week of March 7th Gracie Creek 1,025  Calamus SRA 16-Mar Bridgeport NW 1,400 Middle Morrill 450 North Morrill 1,350 17-Mar …

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“Secret” Lure!

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You hard-core bass anglers likely will know that the 2016 BassMaster Classic is happening in Oklahoma this weekend.  The Classic is a huge happening each year, especially for bass anglers, but in many ways for a lot of the North American freshwater fishing world.  Once again this year, Rapala has been teasing us with a promised announcement and huge “splash” for a new bait.  Regardless if you liked last year’s Shadow Rap or not, their marketing strategy worked because for at …

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March Means Migration Near You (Even in the City)

When I was kid, I always looked forward to taking a drive with my grandparents during the March thaw to see the spring migration of birds in Sarpy County, Nebraska. We never had to travel very far from our homes in Gretna to see the migrating birds either. It’s those drives that helped to develop my appreciation for birds. Truth is, you still do not have to venture far at all to enjoy the spectacular March migration of birds in Nebraska. Extraordinary spring migration bird watching awaits you in …

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The Fun of a Trail Gun

I am a gun guy.   I shoot a lot, I reload my own ammo, I like to be outdoors and guns just go perfect with the outdoor lifestyle.   Over the years, I have enjoyed many a trail gun during my outdoor pursuits. What is a trail gun you ask? For me, it is a handy, portable, light weight, accurate pistol that goes with me on the trail when camping (outside of state park and recreation areas) or hunting in the …

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