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Long Live Trashtalker!

Once in a great while we are blessed with a bird that challenges us to the core!  Trashtalker was that bird.  We met four years ago during a hunt with my daughter.  We had set up in a large hollow or draw that had not shown much activity in the past.  But then…it happened!  A bird sounded off not 100 yards away in the hollow.  It gobbled….roughly 70 times in 45 minutes!  Never met such a vocal bird.  We called …

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Turkey Report 2015: Henned-Up

Time for my first report on this spring’s turkey season.  My kids and I have been hunting quite a bit since the shotgun season opened up a little over a week ago.  We have been casual about our hunting, slipping out when we have time, mostly in the evenings so far.  Call me lazy, but I have not been in the field at “0-dark, thirty” yet this season. We have been hunting both some private and public lands, have seen …

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Come on, Disconnect for a Day!

What would it be like to go without ultra-modern technology? What if you had to give up your mobile communicating device (cell phone), iPad, iPod, laptop computer, digital cable television, satellite car radio, etc. for 24 hours. That would mean no texting, no Tweeting, no Facebook, no Snapchat, no Facetime, no IM-ing, none of that stuff! Could you do it?  Is it even remotely possible? I know, I know. Call me what you want. I’m an old fart, an “old schooler,” a soon-to-be grandpa. But, come on, face …

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Go Morel Mushroom Hunting with WOWT 6 Outdoors

Come with us as we go out morel mushroom hunting on my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News tonight! Morels have popped up and are being picked in the moist areas of river bottom woodlands and parks here in eastern Nebraska! Soon morels will be emerging in hilly forested areas. They are one of nature’s tastiest delicacies! I’ll be covering some quick tips for morel mushroom hunting on the report which airs LIVE on the WOWT 6 News Thursday at …

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Video of First Gobbler With Crossbow

Check out the video of my first Nebraska spring wild turkey hunt using crossbow equipment at the link below. The video goes with a special Outdoors Column in the Omaha World-Herald done by Staff Writer Mark Davis on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the Sports Section. I think you’ll enjoy it. Nebraska Crossbow Turkey Hunt.

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Oh Happy Day!

Tomorrow is the opener of our Nebraska spring shotgun turkey season.  Yessssssss!  Actually, many Nebraska hunters have been actively hunting spring toms since March 25 with bow, crossbows and arrows.  And beginning last Saturday youth permit holders could get after ’em with a shotgun.  But, the next time the sun rises, it will be “on” for the rest of us. My kids and my hunt started a couple of weeks ago now.  To be successful, we have learned to spend …

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Daryl Bauer Comes to The Great Outdoor Radio Show

He has graced the cover of our NEBRASKAland Magazine.He’s a fisheries biologist who absolutely, positively loves to fish and catch BIG FISH (I swear there’s gills under those whiskers, HA!) and blog about all of it here. And, he’s coming to my outdoor talk radio show this Saturday morning, April 18th, to talk “fins, fungi and feathers?” Make it a point to not miss Nebraska’s popular fish, fishing and outdoor guru Daryl Bauer of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission when he joins me – …

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10 Tips for Taking Kids Turkey Hunting

This weekend marks the opening of Nebraska’s 2015 youth shotgun spring wild turkey hunting season. Conservation Officer Rich Berggren of Waterloo, NE, myself, and many, many others at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission continue to work hard to pass along that wonderful wild turkey hunting heritage to young people and instill in an interest in the lifestyle with an appreciation for nature and the game specie. With that stated, here are Rich and I’s top ten tips for taking kids spring wild turkey hunting. Remember …

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Pretty Fake

When I started chasing gobblers in the spring very few people used them. Now many feel naked if they walk into the field without a turkey decoy or three. I hunted several years before getting my first fake which was made of foam and looked more looney tunes than lonely hen.  But I put her to use with some great results. In the (over) two decades that have passed since then turkey decoys have changed – a lot.  As manufacturing …

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Youth Shotgun Turkey Season Featured on WOWT 6 Outdoors

Nebraska’s youth spring shotgun wild turkey hunting season will be featured on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News LIVE this Thursday evening at 6 p.m. CST during the sportscast with Ross Jernstrom!  I’ll be giving you the primary details of the season, which opens this Saturday (April 11th), and emphasizing that the permit price for a youth turkey permit is only $5.00! I’ll also be encouraging adult hunters to share what they know by taking a youth out turkey hunting. Spring wild …

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