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Pam and I with a freshly harvested Idaho Elk. Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier 2 Baitcast Rod and Reel Combo - Model PQC1070MHT Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Platinum Signature Casting Rod - JMP76HTXF
Packable Panama Hat This Panama straw hat can be easily packed for all of your travels. Made in USA I like the bigger brim and will buy it.
Fishing Nebraska’s Top Lake
The research was started last January as I combed the various states close by that claimed they have a lot of Walleye, Northern Pike, and Small Mouth Bass. Nebraska has a couple of outstanding lakes, and Merritt Reservoir was named as the number one for the state. A nice fat walleye typical of the size in the lake. Shop the Clearance Department at Basspro.com Located in a picturesque valley of the Snake River 26 miles southwest of Valentine, Merritt Reservoir offers some of Nebraska’s best fishing, along with boating and camping. It is a deep lake with excellent inflow from the Snake River and Boardman Creek. This part of Nebraska is known for the sandhills and cattle ranching. With the rolling hills, clear blue skies, and a national forest close by plus the Niobrara river, it is a tourist destination for people who enjoy the outdoors. Super Tool� 300 If you like to canoe,
He Came, Looked, and Got Waxed
If anyone tells you the Funky Chicken Turkey Decoy does not work, do not believe them. This is the fourth time I have used this decoy and the toms literally hate it. Once they lay their beady little eyes on it they want to come and beat the living daylights out of it. This is it boys, click on the pic or the link and buy from Bass Pro. Add two feeder decoys to add security to the site. flextone Funky Chicken Turkey Decoy My first day out was good as I saw birds. This morning I did not see any at all and I did not hear any of them gobbling away. I tested the air and gave out some “come up and see me, big boy,” calls, but got no response. What I did see were a lot of deer crossing between the woods to the west of me and
Turkey Day in the Loess Hills
Spring did not appear and it felt like we went from winter to summer in southwest Iowa. It is turkey season and the toms have been out looking for love. With the number of hens I have seen, they should not have any problem, other than competition from another love sick big boy. The place to be hunted has produced for me in the past four years. North of Council Bluffs in the Loess hills, this farm has it all. There are plenty of woods for hiding and roosting. With plenty of water in the dams in the valley and the gravel on the roads for their gizzards, what more could a turkey want. A gentleman that I hunted ducks with for 17 years had the good fortune and luck to be an excellent turkey hunter. He once told me that more big toms are shot between 08:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. than any other
The Flower Festival of St. Cecilia’s
During January in Omaha/Council Bluffs and it was really cold. We were having sub zero temps at night and during the day the temp never went above ten. Add the wind chill and it was really cold outside. My wife Pam always finds things for us to do instead of sitting around in blankets reading and watching the idiot tube. You watch that thing for any length of time and your eyes get bigger and your brain gets smaller. My father said that to me when we got our first TV. “We shape our buildings; Thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill This weekend was St. Cecila’s Cathedral for their annual Flower Festival. This is an Omaha tradition and one that will give you a bright break from the middle-of-winter doldrums. Construction began on the Cathedral in 1905 and was consecrated in 1959. It was listed as one of the ten largest Cathedrals