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Hunters: Do You Know the Pheasant’s Itinerary?

Ring-necked pheasants are really a lot like us humans. They live their lives on a fairly predictable, routine basis. When a pheasant hunter learns to understand that schedule and interrupt the pattern, he or she will be on the path to having increased opportunities for success. Pheasants begin their day waking at roost sites, usually in areas of short to intermediate height grass or weeds where they have spent the night. At first light, they head for roadsides or other areas …

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Twelve Tips for Taking Kids Pheasant Hunting

One of the most rewarding experiences for me has been making time to take my own kids out hunting. I have worked hard to pass along that great Nebraska hunting heritage and to instill in them an interest in hunting with an appreciation for nature. Consequently, today all of them enjoy various hunts here in the Cornhusker State. Having four kids ages 27, 23, 21 and 18, I know what it is like to usher in, nurture and train young hunters. …

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BO-W 2015

I gave you a little preview of our main Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop a couple of weeks ago, BO-W.  I have caught my breath after that busy weekend, let me give you a little review.  Believe me, it ain’t about me, but let me give you a little review of how the weekend went for me. Thursday Once again this year our big BO-W weekend was held at the 4-H camp at Halsey.  Each year I like to head out …

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New, Hit Wild Game Cookbook Featured on Radio Show

Outdoor writers, wild game cookbook authors – Jenny Nguyen and Rick Wheatley of rural western Douglas County, NE – pay a visit to Saturday Morning’s Great Outdoor Radio Show to talk about their new, hit wild game cookbook – Hunting for Food. This isn’t your typical, run-of-the-mill wild game cookbook, it’s different. Amazon writes: “Hunting for Food is a practical field guide that will teach new and experienced outdoor enthusiasts how to hunt, fish, clean and cook delicious, hearty meals of wild game. Learn …

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Youth Fishing Instructor Newsletter, Fall 2015

Here is the fall edition of our youth fishing instructor newsletter: If you want to see a little “cleaner” copy, and follow the links, Fish Tales, Fall 2015. Again, I know that many have already seen this newsletter, especially those who are already certified Nebraska youth fishing instructors.  I always try to post the newsletters here to my blog hoping that it might prompt more of you to get involved.  Here is your chance! Become a Certified Youth Fishing Instructor Oct. …

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BO-W

By the time you are reading this, I will be somewhere in the Bessey National Forest helping with this year’s main Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BO-W) workshop.  By my count, this will be the nineteenth year I have helped with that program.  This video will give you an idea of what happens over the weekend.  We have a lot of fun and learn a thing or three in the process! If you are a lady and you are reading this, sorry, …

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Firearms, Shooting Sports on Radio

The resident gunsmith/firearms expert of my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show, Doug Bickal (A U.S. military veteran who works with the Kimball County, NE Sheriff’s Department), will be stopping by to answer your firearms-related questions as well as offer an array of tips to help you thoroughly enjoy the shooting sports and get your sporting arms ready to go for the various Nebraska hunting seasons. On the show I’ll also have some Nebraska outdoor news, play two rounds of Great Outdoor Trivia for some nice prize packs …

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Moon ‘Em

Get a bunch of hard-core anglers together and pretty soon there will be a discussion on the best times to fish.  I will always tell you the best time to go fishing is whenever you have time, but you will find a diversity of opinions on the subject.  It is an important question because fish spend much of their time inactive, conserving energy.  In some cases they may be actively feeding for only a small percentage of time each day or …

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It Is a Fish Eat Rat World, Part Deux

A couple of weeks ago I shared a story with you about a largemouth bass caught recently by the son of one of my co-workers, It Is a Fish Eat Rat World.  That fish had consumed a kangaroo rat not long before being caught.  Recently, there has been another picture making the rounds on the internet, I was pointed to it on the Ice Team FaceBook page. This time the fish was another top-of-the-food-chain, apex predator, and one of my favorite fish, …

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Youth Waterfowl Weekends

This may be the weekend to introduce your next duck hunting buddy to the sport.  Nebraska’s Youth Waterfowl Days take place Sept 26 & 27 (in duck zones 2 & 4), Oct 3 & 4 (in zone 1) and Oct 17 & 18 (in zone 3).  These extra days are an incentive for young hunters (15 years old and under) to get a head-start on the regular season when they are accompanied by their adult buddy (19 years or older). …

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