Filed under: Deer, hunters, Hunting | Tags: deer, deer hunting, firearm deer hunting, Nebraska deer hunting reports, Nebraska October Deer Season, Nebraska whitetail deer, Nebraska Whitetail Doe Season, October Antlerless Deer Season, outdoors-woman, Whitetail Does
Filed under: Deer, hunters, Hunting | Tags: 2010 Nebraska Big Game Hunting Information, deer hunting, firearm deer hunting, Hunting, Nebraska big game hunting, Nebraska Big Game Hunting Guide, nebraska deer hunting, Nebraska hunting, Nebraska Whitetail Doe Season, October Antlerless Deer Season, Whitetail Does
It was a good opening weekend in the field for me and my hunting partner to do our part for deer management with our centerfire rifles during Nebraska’s special October Antlerless Deer Hunting Season targeting whitetail does. Did you participate in this season? How’d you do? Give us an update if you feel inclined. For us, despite crops still standing in the field, deer movement was good, better than expected, actually. I shot the two young whitetail does pictured below during the late afternoon session yesterday, October 3rd on a relative’s farm next door to ours in Sarpy County. The does come out of big, broad area of timber onto a grassy pasture and were making their way to adjacent unharvested soy bean fields.
My hunting partner Andre also had success and shot this adult whitetail doe yesterday morning, October 3rd with his rifle. He took this nice doe along a well-used deer trail in woods leading to a core bedding area for the whitetails.
Get specific information for yourself and your hunting partner(s) on the October Antlerless Deer Hunting Season (which continues through October 11th in more than half of the state) by reading over a copy of the 2010 Big Game Guide. It’s accessible by clicking here: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/guides/biggame/pdfs/biggame.pdft
Take care, might see you in the office. Well, probably not. I’ll be heading back to the deer blind soon to harvest more antlerless whitetails. I hunt from a unique deer hunting blind, more on that in the coming days … Stay tuned!!!
Filed under: hunter/landowner relations, hunters, Hunting, Media Stories, Ne. Game & Parks Comm. online services, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission programs, Nebraska hunting information, Nebraska outdoor events, news stories, outdoor adventures, outdoor information, outdoor recreation, Uncategorized | Tags: David Hendee, Hunting, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission online services, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission programs, Nebraska hunting, Nebraska hunting information, Omaha newspaper, Omaha paper, Omaha World-Herald, Omaha World-Herald outdoor information, Omaha World-Herald Sports Section, omaha.com, omaha.com outdoor page, omaha.com sports
My good friend and avid outdoorsman David Hendee, Outdoor Writer for the Omaha World-Herald newspaper, put together his annual hunting special in today’s edition (Sunday, September 19th edition) of the paper in the sports section. Nicely done, David! Buy a copy at your local newsstand (I’m old-school, I like to have a cup of coffee and read the paper in-hand).
Of course, you can also view the series of articles that David wrote here at this link, including his byline: http://omaha.com/section/sports07
See you out there, or perhaps at your local coffee shop, reading the paper.
Filed under: hunters, Hunting, Turkey | Tags: fall wild turkey hunting, Nebraska fall turkey hunting, Nebraska wild turkeys, turkey hunting, wild turkeys
This morning was quite productive for old Greggy Wagner with his trusted Remington shotgun. I shot two nice, big tom turkeys in Washington County, with one shot (intentionally), on my first journey into the hills and woods, woo-hoo! Here’s a quick pic.
I saw sooo many birds. Time to buy another permit and get back out there. Are you turkey hunting this fall? You should be! Bird numbers appear to be at record high levels! Maybe you could combine a turkey hunt with another hunt (deer, upland game, waterfowl, etc.) Because, the chances of seeing turkeys in a variety of habitats is great! Click here for info on the 2010 fall wild turkey season in Nebraska: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/guides/biggame/pdfs/turkey_brochure.pdf
These truly are the best of times for wild turkey hunting in Nebraska, aren’t they? Here’s where you and I go to purchase a fall wild turkey hunting permit online: https://ngpc-permits.ne.gov/NGPC-PS/faces/public/welcome
See you out there!
Filed under: conservation officers, Deer, hunters, Hunting, Landowners, Nebraska outdoor events, outdoor information, Special occasion, Uncategorized, venison, wild game recipes | Tags: deer events, Greg Wagner, Greg Wagner public appearance, Kick-off to Deer Season, Mike Luben, Nebraska conservation officers, Nebraska deer hunters, nebraska deer hunting, Nebraska hunting, Nebraska hunting information, Nebraska landowners, venison, Wahoo, Wahoo Locker, Wahoo Wieners
Come join Conservation Officer Mike Luben of Colon, NE and myself at a fun-filled deer event on Oct. 2nd in Wahoo. See the post card below. This event is well attended by deer hunters and landowners. Thanks Charlie for inviting us! See you all there and bring your appetites!
Filed under: Doves, Hunter Education, hunters, Hunting, Nebraska hunting information, outdoor education, outdoor information, Uncategorized | Tags: banded doves, dove biology, doves, mourning doves, Nebraska dove hunting, Nebraska doves, Nebraska hunting, Nebraska upland game bird hunting, upland game bird hunting, upland game birds, wings of doves
Nebraska’s dove hunting season opener is fast approaching! It is this Wednesday, September 1st. At Game and Parks, we want to remind you 14,000 dove hunters who harvest some 320,000 doves during the season annually, that you are the critical link in assuring the success of dove banding studies. By reporting any banded doves harvested, you add valuable information which will help us manage this important migratory bird resource.
If you harvest a banded dove, please call 1-800-327-BAND (1-800-327-2263) to report the band number. Bands can also be reported by accessing the U.S. Geological Survey Bird Banding Laboratory web site at www.reportband.gov. You can keep the bands and will be provided a certificate identifying the age and sex of the bird, as well as the date and location the bird was banded.
Wings from harvested doves can be used to determine the age ratio of doves in the fall population. This ratio, expressed as the number of juveniles per adult, allows biologists to determine an index to recruitment, or breeding season success, of doves. A high level of recruitment is necessary for mourning doves to maintain stable populations.
We thank you for helping the dove resource by furnishing band info and, if requested, wings from doves you harvest. Enjoy your dove hunt! Shells, yes shells, bring lots of shells.
See you out there!
Filed under: hunters, Hunting, Nebraska hunting information, Nebraska outdoor events, outdoor information, Pheasant, special events, Uncategorized | Tags: National Pheasant Fest, National Pheasant Fest 2011, Nebraska pheasant hunting, Nebraska pheasants, Pheasant Fest, Pheasant Fest in Omaha, pheasants, Pheasants Forever
I’ve been working with some folks on the promotion of the National Pheasant Fest event that is coming back to Omaha’s Qwest Center, January 28-30, 2011. Hunters, pheasant lovers, landowners, resource professionals and others – mark your calendars NOW! Remember what fun we had when Pheasant Fest was held here in January of 2005? Boy, I sure do! The event was held at the Qwest Center and included 325 exhibitor booths. This event had a $2.5 million impact on the city of Omaha! Time to prepare and get pumped up for the return of this big shindig in January!
For those of you asking: What exactly is Pheasant Fest? Well, Pheasant Fest is a spectacular trade show that will focus on wildlife conservation, upland game bird hunting, dog training, and wildlife habitat management and restoration.
In connection with the trade show, Pheasants Forever will hold seminars on habitat improvement, pheasant hunting, shooting sports, wild game cooking, dog training, conservation and lots more! Here’s a link to click to get more information: http://www.pheasantfest.org/
Hunting dogs are a big part of the National Pheasant Fest.
See you there, at the Qwest Center, January 28-30, 2011. Oh and shhh … Nobody tell my wife, I’ll be talking to the hunting dog experts about buying a new pup ….