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North Platte River Hunt
The second day we were back at the sand pits. The wind continued out of the northwest at 20 to 25 mph. This is western Nebraska and it does get windy at times. After the decoys were out and the layout blinds in position, we began to wait for the first flight of birds. Geese locked up to the southeast of us and just began locking up and floating with their wings cupped into the wind. Gripping my gun I was really tensed up and ready to knock open the spring loaded covers. The Canada Geese are locked up and coming toward us. All of a sudden they just stopped coming and flew off to the south. We were shocked and all three of us said we should have had those birds. Another group came from the north turned and started into the wind, then turned away. What was it? We got out
High Plains Duck Hunt
The high plains stretch from Grand Island, Nebraska to the Rocky Mountains in the west. The countryside gains altitude as it goes west and the air gets dryer. In addition, the winter temperatures become milder with the altitude, lack of humidity and the brilliant sunshine. This is farming country with small towns and villages and thousands of acres of wheat, corn, and beans. It is also an opportunity for ducks and geese to hang around as there is plenty of food, water and sand. I know when God looks down on the land and the people here He is pleased. Chimney Rock is one of the most famous and recognizable landmarks for pioneer travelers on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails, a symbol of the great western migration. Located approximately four miles south of present-day Bayard, at the south edge of the North Platte River Valley, Chimney Rock is a natural geologic formation, a remnant of
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Christmas at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha.
The Great Fall Turkey Hunt
Fall turkey season arrived and I needed to wait until the deer hunters had filled their larder. My favorite spot north of Fort Calhoun Nebraska was still available, but with the pay to hunt fields right adjacent to my favorite spot, things had gotten really lean. The nice thing about hunting turkeys in the fall is that you can shoot either hens or toms and there are always more hens available and some are really big. In Nebraska you can harvest two birds in the fall. Not so in Iowa. With my favorite turkey spot moving down the ladder, it was off to a newly found place. Ongoing – 24 Picks, Every 24 hours. Last spring I had two really great experiences on hunting spring turkeys on new ground. No one hunted this ground and the landowner had given me a key to let myself in when I wanted to hunt birds. How