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Hunters Must Know Blaze Orange Requirements

LINCOLN – Wearing blaze orange while hunting this fall is the key to safely being seen by other hunters and seeing them. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission requires hunters to wear at least 400 square inches of blaze orange on their head, chest and back when: — Hunting turkeys during the November firearm deer season (Nov. 16-24). — Hunting deer, antelope, elk or bighorn sheep with a firearm permit during a firearm season. — Hunting deer with archery equipment …

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Opening Day First Hunt by Norris Marshall, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Chair

My wife and had a great dog, Jazz, for 12 years. A female black Lab, she was an awesome companion and hunting dog. But as things go, we had to put her down a couple years ago. So here we were a year later picking from a litter of puppies whose daddy came from our Jazz. That was a year ago, and that little bundle of puppy has grown to be a big, rambunctious, slobbering hunting buddy. Her official name …

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Measuring Time

For me and my spaniels there are two time designations in the fall – BN & PT.  We are currently in the BN or Before November time period.  The BN period is often characterized by the mostly carefree time one spends outdoors pursuing critters during the early hunting seasons.  These hunts are often rather relaxing affairs with the idea that many are a prelude to the bigger or better hunts yet to come.  Common examples of hunting at this time can …

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Tree Stands, Ground Blinds Discussed on Saturday Radio Show

Find out the latest and greatest regarding ground blinds, tree stands and related accessories for hunting on my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show. Hunting experts Tyler Loontjer and Kyle Schimenti of Scheels will be joining us on the air. We have a lot to talk about with archery deer and fall wild turkey hunting seasons in full swing plus Nebraska’s firearm deer hunting season fast approaching! The Great Outdoor Radio Show runs LIVE from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s …

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A Sucker for Rings

Like iron filings to a magnet – or teenie-boppers to a Justin Bieber concert – I find myself almost inexplicably drawn to the ring-necked pheasant.  As October nears its end my mind centers more and more on the bird that wears autumn in its feathers. Make no mistake I love the chaos of a bobwhite covey, sing praises for the noble prairie chicken and sometimes swear at the devious sharp-tailed grouse.  However, when the final Saturday of the month arrives I have tunnel vision for the …

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Opening Day First Hunt by Norris Marshall, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Chair

My wife and had a great dog, Jazz, for 12 years. A female black Lab, she was an awesome companion and hunting dog. But as things go, we had to put her down a couple years ago. So here we were a year later picking from a litter of puppies whose daddy came from our Jazz. That was a year ago, and that little bundle of puppy has grown to be a big, rambunctious, slobbering hunting buddy. Her official name …

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Hire My Deer Processor

A few years ago while looking for a deer processor, I was referred to Todd Hanson in eastern Nebraska by some folks at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. I called Todd and asked him one very important question: “Do you guarantee that I will get my deer back if I send it to you?” “Absolutely,” he replied, and we have had a wonderful relationship since. I mostly have him grind my shoulders and hind quarters, but he also has …

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Quick Tips for Pheasant, Quail Opener on TV

I’ll be giving you some quick tips on hunting rooster pheasant and bobwhite quail for the opening of those two seasons this weekend on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing LIVE Thursday at 6 p.m. CST during the sportscast on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News with Greg Ortiz. Changes in habitat use and drought have led to low numbers of pheasants in many locales, however, there are areas where hunters can find birds! Also, improved numbers of bobwhite quail most likely will …

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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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Combodacious

Got to share some photos with you today.  Fall is a a great time to both hunt and fish in Nebraska!  To prove it, my friend Steve has been telling me about the success he and his grandson have been having this fall.  First, they slipped up to the Gavins Point tailwaters to snag a paddlefish. In spite of government shut-downs and predictions of the flood gates being open and the best paddlefish snagging area being off-limits to anglers, the …

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