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No Water Needed for Hunting Canada Geese

Do  you really need water, pumps, pit blinds, lots of expensive decoys and to be part of a high-priced hunting lease to successfully hunt Canada geese in Nebraska? No, not necessarily. Field hunting for Canada geese is a ton of fun and can be very effective! It’s also much cheaper, easier and quicker than trying to establish a goose hunting spread with a boat blind on a pond, lake, reservoir or river. Waterfowl hunters establish a field spread for Canada goose hunting in a harvested corn field in …

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Clear Creek: A Special Hunting Area for Waterfowlers

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ver the years, I’ve hunted geese and ducks many places, but some of my fondest memories have been made with family and friends at Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) west of Lake McConaughy. My son shot his first duck from a pit there, our family dogs have retrieved many a bird there, and the laughs and breakfasts in the blinds are icing on the cake. Best of all this area is open to the public. Clear Creek WMA is …

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Goose Hunters: Try Flagging

Anyone who waterfowl hunts knows that motion in a decoy spread is crucial.  Sure, there are a plethora of motion decoys on the market to buy — battery-powered ones, mechanical flappers, windsocks, bags, kites, moving shells, etc. However, there is another kind of motion decoy used in waterfowl hunting by the hunter him or herself — the flag. Who would have thought that attaching a set of fabric wings with fairly stiff wire on a wooden dowel in a T-shaped form …

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Waterfowl Blind Chat: Regulations to Remember

It’s December in Nebraska and it’s filled with many hunting traditions as family and friends get together, especially around Christmas. Many hunters I know, including myself, are gonna be concentrating on hunting waterfowl, most notably hunting Canada geese. There’s a lot that goes with waterfowl hunting. With that in mind, I was reminded the other day by our local conservation officer, Rich Berggren, that I should cover some of our general regulations for waterfowl hunting in Nebraska. These are what I call the …

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Let’s Talk Light Geese on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Dr. Mark Vrtiska, Waterfowl Program Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, visits this Saturday Morning’s (Feb. 14)Great Outdoor Radio Show. Mark, will be discussing all aspects of the current Light Goose Conservation Order hunting period on snow and Ross’s geese. The Great Outdoor Radio Show airs from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Give us a listen! Remember that you can be part of the conversation on the program. Here are the phone numbers …

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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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Let’s Talk Waterfowl on Great Outdoor Radio Show

If you know me, Greg Wagner, you know that I thoroughly enjoy waterfowl hunting in Nebraska! So, with the north/northwest winds a blowing here in the Cornhusker State as of late, lots of migratory ducks and geese flying, and various waterfowl seasons open, it’s an ideal time to chat about waterfowl hunting on the radio! Here’s Omaha World-Herald Outdoor Writer Mark Davis with his first Canada geese bagged near Waterloo, NE just this morning hunting with my special radio guest! Please join waterfowl …

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AFTERNOON IN THE ABYSS FOR THE MIGHTY CANADA

Spent an afternoon in the abyss of dense fog near the confluence of the Elkhorn and Platte Rivers yesterday in search of the mighty Canada goose. Decided not to put out any decoys or use the layout blinds because that fog was so thick. It was sure nice to have a lot of moisture in the air though and the fog was really cool along those river bottoms! Remember, whenever you have the opportunity to go outdoors safely, do it! …

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MORE CANADA GOOSE HUNTING PICS

Sharing some more pics from Canada goose hunting this weekend in Nebraska’s East Dark Goose Unit, but this time in western Sarpy and Douglas Counties along the Elkhorn River. Quite an experience! There were a lot of Canada geese around the river! I was fortunate enough to shoot a quick pic of mallard ducks on the Elkhorn as well as bag a nice Canada goose pass shooting in a nearby field thanks to a landowner friend of mine. The sights …

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WHY I HUNT

I hunt for many reasons … To clear my head … To relieve stress … To get spiritual … To understand and appreciate all things natural and wild in the state which I live – Nebraska … To fully use all of my senses … To experience a tremendous challenge … To bond with friends and family … To thoroughly enjoy sunrises and sunsets … To capture memorable images with my new camera to share with you (see below) … …

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