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Go Time for Bowhunters on WOWT 6 Outdoors

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 Quick blog post to let you know that I’ll be offering some important tidbits of information for you – the Nebraska archery deer season hunter – during the “magic window” for deer breeding season movement called “rut” on my outdoor TV segment this week. Photo below by Tanner Podraza. It’s a neat time of year where the bucks are rubbing trees to polish their antlers, marking their territory and leaving scent cues for other deer. Whether you enjoy hunting or not, don’t ... Read More »

Firearm Deer Hunters: Scout it Out!

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Nebraska’s most popular hunting season – the firearm deer season - is right around the bend. Opening day for it is November 15th. Have you purchased your firearm deer hunting permit  yet? Good. Then, it means that it’s time to do what I did already this week, get out and scout your white-tailed deer woods. Just make sure you don’t interfere with an archery deer hunter on the property. Any seasoned deer hunter will tell you, scouting plays perhaps the most critical role in the deer hunting process. A few hours spent ... Read More »

A Sandhills Mixed Bag

A great mixed bag opportunity in central Nebraska

I can still remember my fist trip to the incredible Nebraska Sandhills with a shotgun in hand.  It was nearly 25 years ago and it literally changed my life. The Nebraska Sandhills are home to many species of game birds including the northern zone of our ducks coming from the Dakotas into the central part of the state as well as my favorite game bird of all time, Sharp-tailed grouse.   There is no better place to chase this bird ... Read More »

What Does the Buck Say?

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A year or so ago there was this song/music video that enjoyed some popularity.  It was something about “What Does the Fox Say?” I guess I am getting old and apparently ain’t too hip on my pop culture, because I did not get it. I found something similar on the internet, a spoof, “What Does the Buck Say?”  I can relate to it a little more. Now, before someone complains, I am not condoning the unsafe practices that might be ... Read More »

Let the Bird Season Begin

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As I pointed out in a 2012 Blog,  tomorrow (10/25) marks the beginning of a new year for many upland bird hunters.  And according to the 2014 Upland Game Outlook we can expect to do a bit better than last year, especially with quail.  I hope this an upward trend that continues for some time – suitable habitat and weather being the limiting factors – and know I am not alone. I am a bird hunter, with a slight bias ... Read More »

Popular Decoy Maker Visits Great Outdoor Radio Show

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Don’t miss popular waterfowl/game bird hunting decoy maker Jim Druliner of Omaha, NE when he comes to The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host LIVE this Saturday morning (Oct. 25th) from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN Radio/1620 AM “The Zone.” Jim has combined the best of silhouette and windsock decoys to make affordable, easy to transport, quick to set up, effective waterfowl, turkey and other game bird hunting decoys with his Sillosocks Darn Fine Decoys business. Large field spreads of the Sillosocks Canada goose decoys are successfully used by many who enjoy waterfowl ... Read More »

Half Combo

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Got a little report to give you about a recent adventure.  I have a buddy from Iowa that I met through some turkey hunting I have helped him with ( Turkeys Down! Turkey Camp , Turkey Camp 2014 ).  I am always telling folks what a mixed bag capital Nebraska is, and this fall Don came back over to sample more of that.  He had a Nebraska archery pronghorn tag in his pocket, and figured while making the trip across our great state he ... Read More »

What Is a Trophy?

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I am old-fashioned enough that I still have a Webster’s New World Dictionary sitting on my desk top at all times, it is directly off my right shoulder.  The internet is great and I use it for a lot of my “word needs”, definitions, spelling, synonyms, etc., but the good ole red, hard-covered dictionary is still a very useful tool.  If you look up the word “trophy” in that book, you will find a whole list of definitions.  I like ... Read More »

Go Big Red Means Go Outdoors

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 “Not the goal but the game; In the deed the glory.” Question: When is the absolute best time to go outdoors – hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, boating, etc. in the fall here in Nebraska? I’ll tell you. There’s no debating it either. It’s a Saturday (like the one coming up) when the University of Nebraska Cornhusker football team is playing a game during the daytime on television. Home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln take even more people away from the woods, waters and prairies here in Nebraska ... Read More »

Don’t Forget Your Duck Call

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Duck seasons are in full swing in much of Nebraska right now and where they are not open, they soon will be.  From the predictions I have heard, it should be a great season. I enjoy the variety of fishing AND hunting opportunities we have in Nebraska, I like to dabble (pardon the pun) in all of them, but I have to admit to you that I am not a big waterfowl hunter.  I own exactly 13 duck decoys, has to ... Read More »