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Respect the Snows

It is just human nature I guess. We take out the stops, bag limits, shell limits, equipment limits and, over time, we seem to value something less. Sometimes, I think that is the case for the snow goose. Don’t get me wrong…I love to chase these critters as much as anyone but after a few years of chasing these birds I have come to a new level of respect. To say the snow goose is an intelligent bird is to …

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Mountain Lion Killed by Vehicle

LINCOLN – A mountain lion was killed by a vehicle on U.S. Hwy. 20 in Sioux County on Feb. 1, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The mountain lion was an adult male weighing approximately 150 pounds that appeared to be in good health. The driver contacted Game and Parks immediately after striking the animal. This is the sixth mountain lion killed by a vehicle in the Pine Ridge since 2007, when a breeding population was first confirmed. …

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Great Plains Connections: Chasing Sunsets

Every chance I get I’m out chasing the sunset – I’m hooked on chasing the setting sun. There is a little homework that must be done before the sun goes down to get the perfect image of a good sunset. I check the sky late in the afternoon to see if there is good cloud cover that will hopefully make a gorgeous reflection of the sun’s setting colors or clouds with interesting shapes in them – but not too many …

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Goose Bumps

My buddy Mark Davis of the Omaha World-Herald writes an excellent story, shoots great photos on a Canada goose hunt near Valley, Nebraska this past week with another buddy Jim Druliner of Omaha who has those cool Sillosocks decoys. Give the article a read (you’ll love the title, too): Davis: Goose bumps from cold, from conquest

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Morgan’s First Turkey

Congrats are in order for 8 year-old Nebraskan Morgan Shaner who shot his first wild turkey! That’s a nice bird there, Morgan, AWESOME BUDDY! Young Mr. Shaner’s first turkey is a vivid reminder that there is no age restriction for youth who want to hunt wild turkeys in Nebraska and that youth turkey permits for those 15 and under are only $5.00! Be sure to check the requirements for youth hunting. As many of you are I’m sure aware, wild …

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NE High School Anglers at Regional Bass Championship

At the FLW Southern Conference High School Bass Fishing Championship at Lake Texoma (with its 1,250 miles of shoreline) this Past Saturday, Payne Ahrens and Eric Soe of Gretna High School along with their boat caption, Cory Roll, had a great time and represented Nebraska and their hometown of Gretna well! There were seven teams with thirteen anglers. They fished seven hours and weighed just four fish. The winning team won with two fish weighing in at three pounds to …

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Talkin’ Trout on TV

Pan-sized rainbow trout stockings for fall and winter trout fishing come front and center on my live Weekly Outdoor Report, Thursday at 6 p.m. CST  during the sportscast with Greg Ortiz on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. In northwest Omaha,  Standing Bear Lake at 138th & Fort Street already has received 7,000 of these hearty 10-inch rainbow trout! You can get information on the trout stockings in advance of the broadcast on Daryl Bauer’s Barbs and Backlashes blog. On my report, …

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The Sanity of Camping

Spent the other night basking in the magnifique of Bluestem Lake with the camper and friends and man was that time well spent. Funny how a campfire, some good food and friends can help clear the mind and warm the soul. There is still plenty of camping opportunity this summer and with the weather we have been having I cannot imagine not getting out. Camping is a “sport” made for 60 degree night temps and luckily we have that. I …

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Playing the Purple Worm!

This month of June is usually a tough one for me.  It is the first of two months in Nebraska that has no open hunting season.  Now, ordinarily this would seem perilous but the fishing has been so good this June that I think I will make it to the squirrel season opener!  You need to get out there too! My favorite tactic is fishing for large-mouth bass with a 6″ purple worm.  The dark purple seems to work best …

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