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Tuesdays are for Toms

Thought I’d share a few of my better photos of this past Tuesday’s spring shotgun wild turkey season hunt with you. One of the many reasons I love spring wild turkey hunting in Nebraska is calling in and watching a big, old tom like this one.wildtomturkey2 wildtomturkey3 wildtomturkey4 The words of Ben Franklin ring true when I am observing wild turkeys. For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly… For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America… His is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack… —Benjamin Franklin, 1784 wildtomturkey Of course, as a hunter, harvesting a wild tom turkey in the spring is always a bonus.Gregsgobbler

If you’ve taken a bearded bird in the springtime and never made wild turkey soup, you may want to try this unique, absolutely delicious recipe: Kluver’s Wild Turkey Noodle Soup.

Also, you can get information about wild turkeys and turkey hunting in Nebraska by clicking here.

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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