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Fall Turkey Hunting – We’re in the “good old days”

Turkeys in the early morning hours just after fly-down

 

 So you plan to start hunting fall turkey some day but just have not gotten around to it?  I can’t tell you how many times I have spent mornings with the birds while bowhunting for deer in my stand.  Those times I did not have my fall permit are regrettable as I could have added to the Rawlinson freezer and scored another awesome Nebraska turkey.  

It would be good advice for me to tell you to not venture out into  the deer woods this fall without a fall  turkey tag.  With bonus birds, increased populations across the state and don’t forget $5 youth tags, now is the perfect time to ease into a new hunting sport that will not require significant amounts of time to your schedule.  Your already out there…might as well take a turkey too!  Buy your turkey permits  today and be ready for your next outdoor adventure! 

Get Em’ Out There 

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Win A Free Upland Bird Hunt

Nebraska was one of  only a few states to pioneer a new marketing effort designed to get us dads with kids of hunting age to take them out this fall.  The add campaign is pretty cool as was run in our latest version of NEBRASKAland along with multiple other publications, news paper, etc.  Let me know if you see it.  The campaign directs dads to www.outdoornebraska.org/youth where they can learn how easy it is in Nebraska to get kids into the field this fall.  They can also sign up to win one of several upland bird hunts in Nebraska thanks to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.  I highly encourage all hunters to look at the site, register and then take a youth hunting.  With the recent $5 youth deer and turkey tags available, along with quality youth only upland game seasons, it has never been easier to take your kids hunting!

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Family Outdoor Adventure Camp

Hershy and I will be hosting a family outdoor adventure camp for families in eastern Nebraska September 25-26 in cooperation with Camp Kateri just south of York, NE.  The camp will allow families to participate in fun outdoor programs including fishing, kayaking, shotgunning, archery, air guns, camping and outdoor cooking.  Families of up to six are just $99 and we have room for two more families in the camp.  To register just follow the link below and send in the form with your hard earned cash.  I guarantee you will enjoy the weekend!

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Missouri River Outdoor Expo

Folks if you have made the short drive to Ponca State Park in northeast Nebraska for the Fall Expo you really owe it to yourself and family to get up there.  The largest Expo in Nebraska (and maybe the midwest) Ponca has something for everyone…from shooting rifle, shotgun,  muzzleloaders, archery, big game rifles, kayaking, Missouri River boat rides, fishing, bow fishing, camping, tree stand safety, outdoor villages, crafts, games, wildlife activities…you just can’t go wrong this weekend at Ponca. 

Jeff Fields and the team at Ponca have done an outstanding job, along with all the volunteers that make this huge program such a success.  And of course, just visiting Ponca State Park in the fall is a treat in itself.  The attitude amongst all the staff and volunteers just seems to foster a fun and exciting time for all who are fortunate enough to participate in this grand event.  Don’t miss out!  The Expo will run Saturday through Sunday this weekend only.  We’ll see you out there!

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Shooting is a big part of the Ponca Expo and is a lot of fun for anyone!

North America’s Model of Conservation

Check out the recent edition of the Prairie Fire paper http://www.prairiefirenewspaper.com/2010/07/the-north-american-model-of-conservation.  On page four, there is proof that any monkey can write (as is this blog).  The article is a two part series I put together on the North American Model of Conservation.  This is probably one of the greatest sources of pride amongst hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts (the Model not the article) in America.  We own the wildlife and we pay for conservation!  What an awesome concept!

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President Theodore Roosevelt and Naturalist John Muir at Yosemite

Nebraska Hunters Had 100% Success In 2009!

Yep!  You read it right!  Now, I am not going to even discuss the excellent hunting opportunities present in Nebraska.  I am talking about the true measure of success.  According to studies supported by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, hunters agree that success is had each time they go afield.  Its the stuff you find from watching the sun rise from the tree stand.  The experience you gain from chasing turkeys all over the state.  Its the joy you found in sharing the hunt or shooting with kids or friends.  Its the joy you get from watching your hunting buddy point his first bird and the sadness when he points his last.  Its the thrill of hard work paying off when  your arrow hits its mark.  Its the relaxation with family and friends around the crackle of a good fire after a long day afield.  Its the anticipation of the next day afield and the optimism that follows.  Its the feeling of connection with the land, our heritage and those great Americans that came before us.  Its the understanding of nature and wild things that is gained from countless hours in the blind, walking fields or sitting in the stand.   Its the passion of supporting legislation that ultimately supports hunting and wildlife.  It is the realization that you are a hunter…

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100% Success!

100% Success

No birds but 100% success!

Our hunt was 100% success long before this bird showed up!

Behind the Scenes…

…Thursday and Friday this past week was spent filming the first in a series of  “how-to” podcasts for the NGPC/UNL program currently called Nebraska Outdoor University…this inaugural “podcast” covers spring turkey hunting basics and was really very interesting to put together – I’m sure all involved would agree… 

A Star is Born!

…some minor videography is still needed, and editing has just begun, but the biggest challenge in my opinion was condensing information down to fit into a 20 minute video – our NGPC Turkey Workshops generally run for 2+ hours!… 

…all involved are eagerly waiting to see how the final product turns out – we’ll let you know when it gets posted officially to the web so you can draw your own conclusions, too…from what I hear there may even be an out-take reel!… 

…future podcasts to include: field-dressing/processing big game, sighting-in your rifle & predator calling strategies…with even more to come in the future!… 

hershy

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