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Squirrel Season!

If it weren’t for fishing and camping, summer would be tough to get through.  After all, June and July are the only two months where we do not have a hunting season in Nebraska.  But….August is finally around the corner.   While the fishing has been awesome this year, the small game season will be upon us and first out of the shoot…squirrel season.   From August 1 – January 31, squirrels will provide families across Nebraska with all the excitement and …

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Squirrel hunting a great introduction for youth, novices

LINCOLN – Squirrel hunting is fun, challenging and a great introductory hunt for youth or novices. Taking a new hunter on a squirrel hunt in the woods can serve as a prelude to the pursuit of other game, as the skills and strategies learned can be used on other types of hunts. It also may develop a novice’s sense of stewardship of natural resources and appreciation for conservation. “Another reason squirrel hunting is a great activity for kids is the …

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Summer Squirrels

Most that know me will admit the “kid” has never left me.   My wife would likely agree with that and then some.  Part of my childhood was chasing bushy tails in oak trees on my uncle’s farm.  From the first hunt…I was hooked.  I have been ever since! Early season squirrels (our season starts August 1) can be a lot of fun and a real challenge.  We can finally get back into the field and that in itself is …

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The Fun of a Trail Gun

I am a gun guy.   I shoot a lot, I reload my own ammo, I like to be outdoors and guns just go perfect with the outdoor lifestyle.   Over the years, I have enjoyed many a trail gun during my outdoor pursuits. What is a trail gun you ask? For me, it is a handy, portable, light weight, accurate pistol that goes with me on the trail when camping (outside of state park and recreation areas) or hunting in the …

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Squirrel Hunting Season Opens

LINCOLN, Neb. – Squirrel hunting season began Aug. 1, giving Nebraskans an opportunity to introduce novice hunters to the sport. Taking a new hunter along on a squirrel hunt in the woods can serve as an introduction to an activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. It also develops a novice’s sense of stewardship of natural resources and appreciation for conservation. “If you are teaching someone to hunt, do not get caught up in the harvest, let the youth …

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Turpin Talks Catfishin’, etc. on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Veteran outdoorsman, expert wild turkey call maker, and catfisherman extraordinaire – Dick Turpin of Lincoln, NE joins me tomorrow (Saturday) morning on my Great Outdoor Radio Show. When it comes to a wealth of knowledge about Nebraska’s outdoor scene and especially summer catfishing, there’s no better person to turn to for “salty” advice (and hilarious stories, of course) than my friend Dick Turpin. Dick comes to The Great Outdoor Radio Show along with his sidekick and fishing/hunting partner Dudley Moore …

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Out With A Bang

I could not resist.  It was cold, bitter cold, but I had to get out just one more day to enjoy one of my favorite hunts…squirrel with a handgun.   Usually it is a single action pistol but this time it had to be the racier semi-auto.  Good thing…I needed it! I sat for over an hour knowing full well that the squirrels would be holed up in a tree den, defying the arctic cold temps and wind.  I tried calling …

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