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Lock, Stock and Bedlam

Best First…Ever!

Ok, I will admit that I may be a bit biased and I do realize that each turkey hunt is unique. However, I have not been a part of anything quite like the hunt I had with my son Logan this past Saturday afternoon. As I mentioned last week (http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2013/04/season-firsts/) Logan is taking in his first spring season as a turkey predator. After an uneventful morning hunt, some yard work and a nap the four of us headed out to …

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Season of Firsts

For many reading this the spring turkey season may not really get underway until early this Saturday morning – the opener of the regular shotgun season.  For me the season kicked off last month when I could begin chasing the birds with my bow and then got really interesting this past weekend.  I have yet to take a gobbler but already I am harvesting memories of this spring’s crop of first’s. In the past few years my brother, Gabriel, has …

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Early Season Tom Taking Tips

I thought this season would never arrive.  Just ask my wife…I am sure she is sick of me talking about turkeys already.  I played with may calls, shot my bow, played with my decoys…heck I’ve even been dreaming about turkeys but alas….we are in the thick of it!  Here are some early season tips that may just help you bag that tom before most of your buddies have even dusted off their decoys.  Don’t forget…the youth shotgun season starts this …

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Vest Makes the Turkey Hunter

It is my educated opinion that those of us afflicted with wild turkeys have an affinity for gadgets.  It likely can be traced to the simple fact that we are in a constant hunt for the perfect call, decoy or camouflaged thingy that will help improve our chances to lure a bearded-bird into range – or at least make him gobble.  And once we buy it we hate leaving it behind. Comfort is another thing we turkey-smitten hunters are big …

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Skills I Have Learned from Hunting

February and March just seem like the months for reflection.  Maybe Hershy hit the nail on the head when he said February-March were the months for planning…for me it is reflection.   I was born with really only one skill.   Had to learn the others.  Now when I say learn…I use that term loosely because life is full of trial and error.  Some years more error than trial.  When I was 12 I started reloading my own ammo.  I won’t suggest …

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Hunt Master Trainings – Mentor Workshops

In time for spring, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hosting two Hunt Master – Mentor Trainings for individuals interested in mentoring during the turkey hunting season.  The first will be held on Friday, March 8, at the AkSarBen Aquarium south of Gretna on Hwy 31.  The second will be in Kearney on Friday, March 15, at the ERC Building at Yanney Heritage Park.  Both workshops will run from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. and pre-registration is required and includes …

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Become a Volunteer Hunter/Bowhunter Education Instructor

Have you ever thought how fun and rewarding it would be to become a Nebraska Hunter or Bow-hunter Education Instructor and give something back to the sport you love?  Here is your opportunity!  Trainings in Lincoln are held once in spring and once in fall (generally) so don’t delay.  Having been a Hunter Education Instructor for over 20 years, I can tell you it is pretty rewarding.  I have been able to meet some of the neatest people in the …

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Outdoor U

It started around a year ago.  I could not wait to release a new program we had been working on called “Outdoor U” and once released, I could not wait to participate.  Outdoor U is a new program that allows hunters, anglers, campers and shooting sports enthusiasts to track their recreational and life learning activities and obtain various achievement levels.  Each level says something about you.  In the beginning, well you start out as a Pathfinder.  For newbies, this is …

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Bargain Hunter Season – Now Open

We are in that great in-between time called February/March as I write this.  We wrap up the winter hunting seasons (cottontail, coyote, etc.) and begin the spring seasons (snow goose and spring turkey).  This is a tough time for a guy like me – and a tougher time for the family’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  You see I am still very much in the mindset of hunting, and though the options have become a bit more limited at present, the …

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Nebraska Outdoors Radio Show

Hey folks, join Hershy and Me this evening as we talk with Mr. Walleye himself, Daryl Bauer on the Nebraska Outdoors Radio Show.  We will discuss ice out fishing and some of Daryl’s favorite techniques and tackle that pay off big time in March as well as lots of upcoming outdoor pursuits to keep you busy in late February to early March.  Join us every Thursday evening from 6-7pm on Lincoln’s own KFOR 1240 AM. Rawly

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