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Happy Halloweeny, 2019


Quick blog post here on Halloween.  Do not know about you, but while trick-or-treating, I will be looking for this place! If you see someone who looks like Red Green, that will be me. Don’t worry.  I will only take one. Happy Halloween from the mink with evil eyes!

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Halloweeny 2018


Had a YouTube film I wanted to post today, an entertaining, humorous film with a dark twist at the end, perfect for Halloween.  What made it even better is it made a person think. . . .  Do we take our fishing too seriously? Gasp! Too seriously?  No way! On the other hand. . . . I take it real seriously, it is who I am, it is what I do. Just remember, it is supposed to be fun! I …

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Trick or Treating at Branched Oak SRA on Oct. 20

LINCOLN, Neb. – Branched Oak State Recreation Area will be in the Halloween spirit Oct. 20 for its annual trick-or-treating event. Campers in South Shore Area 1 are encouraged to decorate their campsites and hand out treats to kids from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visitors must enter Area 14 (south end of the dam), where parks staff will transport them to and from Area 1 via hay racks. There will be no guided Haunted Trail this year in preparation of moving the …

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October outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in October. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. Oct. 1 – Prairie Blacksmith Convention, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun Oct. 1 – Triumphant Return of White Pirogue II, Niobrara State Park (SP), Niobrara Oct. 1-31 – Paddlefish snagging season in specific area of Missouri River Oct. …

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Happy Halloweeney, 2017


Found something funny/scary on the inter-webs.  Thought it was appropriate for today! Can’t they hire an actor that at least knows how to hold a spinning rod?  However, the choice of bobbers was spot on! “Trick or Treat” and GO FISH! Our house will be the one handing out Snickers (not really, we’ve got Gummi Bears).

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Haunted Trail is Oct. 21 at Branched Oak SRA

LINCOLN, Neb. – Tickets go on sale Sept. 15 for the Haunted Trail, a family Halloween event Oct. 21 at Branched Oak State Recreation Area. The Haunted Trail is a spooky 1,000-foot walk along a trail through hilly terrain and a wooded area. This will take place from 7-10 p.m. on the east end of Area 1. Tickets are $5 (children under age 3 are free) and available only at the park office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. …

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Happy Halloweeny


Today is Halloween.  I feel obligated to do a Halloween blog. Fishing kayaks have become very popular in the past few years.  I have not purchased one yet.  I am waiting for the fishing pumpkins thing to take off. My kids carved several fish or wildlife-themed pumpkins over the years.  Here are some of the photos I could still find. I would go fishing tonight, but I am afraid of running into the devil mink, Or a scary fish with a …

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Celebrate Halloween at a state park

LINCOLN – Make your Halloween truly memorable this year and celebrate at a state park. Throughout October, Nebraska state parks and recreation areas will host more than a dozen Halloween events filled to the brim with fun for the whole family. Events will feature activities such as pumpkin carving, costume contests, trick-or-treating and haunted trails and hayrack rides. At many sites, those staying at a park campground can participate in campground decorating contests. To see a full list of events, …

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Growing perfect pumpkins a year-long task for patch owners

Pumpkin patch goers and Goldilocks have one thing in common: everything has to be just right. Because of this, choosing the right pumpkin can be quite a task. Story and photos by Sarah Kocher Imagine, then, trying to grow enough perfect pumpkins for hundreds of patch guests. As a strictly October squash, commercial pumpkins are 10 months of work for two months of payoff. As soon as one Halloween is over, the next is already on the radar. According to …

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Enjoy Halloween Fun at Nebraska State Park Areas

LINCOLN – Enjoy autumn in the outdoors by celebrating Halloween at Nebraska’s state parks. Pre-Halloween activities for all ages will take place at seven park areas. The activities, by park, are: Alexandria State Recreation Area (SRA) – Go trick-or-treating at the campground decorated for Halloween at 6 p.m. on Oct. 18-19 at this park. Call 402-729-5777 for more information. Arbor Lodge State Historical Park (SHP) – Enjoy Halloween’s Enchanted Garden, an annual event by the Friends of Arbor Lodge Foundation, …

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