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Hunting and Fishing Day

I hear that tomorrow is National Hunting and Fishing Day.  Sounds like a great idea to me!  As a matter of fact, with our diversity of hunting and fishing opportunities, I believe Nebraska is the perfect place to spend some time outdoors doing both!  Fall is the perfect time to do that.  Let me offer my kid’s recent adventures as proof. . . .

Last weekend both of my kids were in western parts of Nebraska.  First, I got a message from my son that he had punched his muzzleloader pronghorn tag:


I will not share a lot of details of the hunt.  I am kicking myself that I did not venture out to go along with him.  Can tell you he put in his time scouting before the season even opened.  Opening morning it was just a matter of working into position to get a shot.  That took a while, but before noon he was texting me!

By that evening, I was getting texts from my daughter and son-in-law.  They were catching brook trout!



Again, I was extremely jealous that I was not there.

Never fear, the “old man” has been on the water too.


By the way, I know our fall weather so far has been hot.  But, if you have been waiting for the fall bite to start.  You are too late, it has already started, a long time ago.

It is going to be a great weekend.  You better find some time to be on the water, in the field, or both!

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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