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23 years of Firsts – Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

The 23rd Annual Nebraska Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend took place this past weekend in the Nebraska National Forest – Bessey Unit, near Halsey, NE.  What a tremendous weekend it was, too.  Some great October weather was made even better as 110 adult women came together to talk nature, conservation, fishing, hunting and shooting. You can check out some pics from this weekend on the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Nebrask Facebook Page. With 65% of the women attending for the first time …

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Harvested a Doe, Let’s Chat on Twitter

I harvested a nice, healthy, adult white-tailed deer doe this morning with a firearm at the request of a landowner friend in Nebraska’s 2014 River Antlerless Deer Hunting Season. Saw a pretty good number of deer! Hey, let’s talk about Nebraska deer hunting or anything related to Nebraska’s outdoors LIVE online via a Twitter chat this Wednesday, October 8th from Noon to 1 p.m. CST. You can simply tweet your questions or comments to me using @NEGameandParks and ‪#‎AskWags‬. See you in …

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Fun Saturday, Let’s Talk Hunting

Tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 4th) will be a fun day for me in Nebraska’s fall outdoor scene because I get to visit with you about hunting! First, like always on Saturday mornings, I host The Great Outdoor Radio Show from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” My special guest will be highly accomplished sportsman and Scheels hunting expert Brett Moderow. Then, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. I will be at High Velocity Sports at 1660 County Road J in Wahoo, NE for …

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Old Hunter Tales, Myths and Outright Lies

We hunters are continually in search of tips and secrets that will help out in the pursuit of our prey.  We read articles, watch videos, talk to biologists and listen to experienced hunters.  There are many great sources of good information.  There is also a lot of misinformation out there.  Some are Old Hunter Tales, others are often repeated myths and a few simply outright lies. I have several people to thank for getting me into duck hunting.  Rhett was …

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$5 Youth Permits for Deer and Turkey

If a child is not exposed to hunting in his childhood, he or she most likely won’t pursue it as an adult. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission aims to making hunting affordable to any youth interested in hunting through its innovative $5 youth permit program. For just $5, hunters ages 15 and under can buy a turkey or deer permit in Nebraska — regardless of residency. Furthermore, hunters age 11 and younger are not required to complete firearm/bow hunter …

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Sporting Clays, Bird Hunting Featured on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Everything from shooting sporting clays to hunting upland game birds will be covered when Terry Kriz of the Oak Creek Sporting Club near Brainard, NE stops by my Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning. You’ll find Terry very informative and funny! Don’t miss a chance to visit with him! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host airs Saturday mornings  from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio 1620 AM “The Zone.” Here are the phone numbers to punch in to your phone and then …

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Youth Waterfowlin’

Youth-only waterfowl seasons are nothing new.  They have been around for about a decade and a half.  I took part almost religiously for the first half of their existence, thanks largely to my involvement with the local Ducks Unlimited chapter and my excitement for being in the marsh.  Though, my interest in the special event has not waned, my fall work obligations have all but kept me from taking part.  Not this year.  This year will be different…in more than …

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Memorable First Teal Hunt

Imagine taking a bucket of stirred-up hornets and throwing them in front of a hunter. That’s what it’s like when a flight of blue-winged teal suddenly swarms in over a decoy set. – Wade Bourne, Colin Moore, Outdoor Life Magazine. On the waterfowl hunting front, Nebraska’s early teal hunting season has drawn to a close in the Low Plains zone. I wanted to share some photos of my very first early season teal duck hunt this past week in that zone. Yes, it …

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Fox Hunting in the Sandhills

Bob Grier wrote a story called Horses and Hounds in the 1994 April issue of NEBRASKAland Magazine. Twenty years later, I’m revisiting the same subject, except this time, I will be telling the story and photographing from horseback. My story on Nebraska fox hunting is still a work in progress, but since our bloggers here love to write about themselves, I guess this is a perfect opportunity for me to do the same. If there is one thing I love …

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It’s the Weekend, GO FISH!

I know we have had a lot of rain recently.  In fact we have had so much rain in some places that our fishing waters are running a little high right now.  Anytime the water is high, fish are likely to move right up into newly flooded areas, right to the water’s edge. . . . In some cases right up into the parking lot. One of the best times of year is upon us, you can hunt or fish right …

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