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On the Pond

The first few hunts from our blind NE of Lincoln have been great. No major push of birds yet but enjoying good friends and good times with a flock here and there to keep our attention. Seeing Green-Wing Teal, and an occasional Norther Shoveler along with an assortment of divers.

Dave and I went out Saturday with a warm heart as the skillet was to be filled with eggs, hashbrowns and sausage. He was even talking nice to me! Imagine how that turned when he learned I left the propane tank behind….ouch! Pop and donuts just don’t cut it! That poor skillet just sat in the corner of the blind all morning, pouting. Even the dogs were mad! My lab sat in his box giving the occasional moan (meaning he is ready for some sausage). He retrieved but he wouldn’t bring the bird to me! How is that for best friends?

Heading out later in the week. I won’t forget the tank!


Dave with the fruits of our morning labor
Dave trying to sweet talk a few ducks into giving up
Heaven must look something similar to this…

About jeff rawlinson

Jeff is the Education Manager in the Communications Division with Game and Parks where he has worked for the last 15 years. He oversees the Hunter Education, Boater Education, Hunter Outreach and Shooting Range Development for the Commission and is a devout hunter, angler, wildlife viewer, naturalist, father and husband. He holds a BS and MS from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has been a Hunter Education Instructor for over 20 years, NRA firearms instructor and range officer, National Archery in the Schools Program Archery Instructor Specialist and member of the National NASP Board, sits on the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Hunter Recruitment and Retention Committee and Education Committee. Jeff is an avid handgun hunter, loves to chase turkeys in the spring, squirrel hunting enthusiast and philosopher of the outdoors. He is an avid shooter and loves to spend outdoor time with family and friends. He has a passion for exciting others about the outdoors. A history buff, Jeff is a strong supporter of our North American Model of Conservation and tries to spread the message of its importance and relevance every chance he gets.

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