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Kids, Turkeys and Tips

If you’re a seasoned, veteran turkey hunter like me, one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll find is to take a kid to the field for the spring season! No question! Be sure to check the regulations/requirements for youth turkey hunting here in Nebraska. You’ll note that there are no minimum age restrictions and that the youth turkey hunting permit price is only $5.00! Conservation Officer Rich Berggren of Waterloo, NE, myself, and many, many others at Game and Parks …

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Spring Gobbler Withdrawals, The Cure

The temperature is hovering around zero degrees Farenheit outside of our house in Omaha’s Metcalfe Park neighborhood this early March morning. I’ve now begun to count the days until the archery edition of Nebraska’s spring wild turkey hunting seasons kicks off. I’m certain that the birds on my hunting property are still bunched up as they were a couple weeks ago. It shouldn’t be too much longer before wild turkey courtship rituals enter the picture, right? I know that breeding is dictated by photoperiod (day length or amount …

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Gobbler #3 – The Chocolate Tom

My 2013 Nebraska spring wild turkey hunting season is complete. Took Gobbler #3 Saturday evening hunting in the woodlands of northern Douglas County with Son Zach Wagner. Thanks for shooting the pics, Zach! What a beautiful bird! Since it didn’t have much white on it, Zach and I declared this turkey a term we acquired from the Daryl Bauer Family  — “The Chocolate Tom.” Here’s a different perspective and a closer look at the bird. If you’re curious, according to …

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Trekking the Ranch for Turkey-Commissioner and Cohorts Get their Gobblers

[ Submitted by Commissioner Mick Jensen] After my last turkey hunting excursion to Lynch, Nebraska with Commissioner Fisher, I decided to try again with friends from Atlanta, Georgia and Minneapolis, Minnesota. After getting permission from Gene and Kelsey Timperely, we headed back to ranch country. Andy Smith had joined me at Eppley Airfield and Jon Donner drove in from Minneapolis.  Preliminary scouting showed the flock likely to use the same roost area so we were set for the next morning!  …

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Grandmaster of Turkey Hunting on Great Outdoor Radio Show

On the opening morning of Nebraska’s popular Spring Shotgun Wild Turkey Hunting Season, I bring (who I believe to be) the Grandmaster of Wild Turkey Hunting to you on my one-of-a-kind Great Outdoor Radio Show presented by Mahoney State Park. Who is the Grandmaster of  Turkey Hunting? It’s this man! None other than legendary turkey hunter, veteran turkey call maker (www.turpincalls.com) and humorist Dick Turpin of Lincoln, NE! Dick joins me along with his sidekick Dudley Moore on the show …

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Just Messin’ with the Turkeys

Okay, today I had more fun than should be allowed spring wild turkey hunting! I continue to do what I call are observation sessions with wild turkeys (even though I am toting crossbow equipment, calls, etc. to perhaps bag a gobbler if I feel like it during this archery period). I have purchased all three of my Nebraska spring wild turkey hunting permits and habitat stamp and know full well the season is a long one with outstanding numbers of …

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Spring Turkey Hunting Workshops Scheduled

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host two spring turkey hunting workshops this March in eastern Nebraska to help prepare hunters for the upcoming seasons. The workshops are March 19 at the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium from 7-9 p.m. and March 26 at the Lincoln Izaak Walton League from 6-8 p.m. The free workshops are open to all turkey hunters, regardless of experience and will feature Game and Parks specialists covering strategies, equipment, biology and tips to becoming …

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