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Well, it’s a new year, and I’m hoping it’s better than last year, as 2020 really sucked, where we were asked to stay home, wear Masks, with social distancing, businesses being shut down, some with drive in type services or limited in the number of people that it could serve.

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No matter what you’re doing in the outdoors, there’ll be a change, something will be different each time you go out or different than it was last year.

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On the opening morning of the 2020 Nebraska season, would find me in a friend’s blind located in the bottom along a creek in a harvested corn field.

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Each year with the arrival of colder weather, people start calling and emailing our offices asking about ice fishing and where they’re biting.

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It was still October when our first snow appeared, since I’m not a big fan of the cold, my first thought were “Oh No” winter weather is here already, it’s going to be a long winter.

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It wasn’t too many years ago that we had very good pheasant numbers in Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa as we had some tremendous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) fields.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 1, hunters throughout the upper Midwest will be out in the crop fields and set up around stock dams when they open the 2020 Mourning Dove hunting season.

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It won’t be long before fall arrives on the 22nd of September, wit hour archery deer, grouse and dove season opening up in the same month.

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Dove hunting season begins soon and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has some reminders for hunters, as well as recommendations for areas to hunt.

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Some of the best fisherman I know haven’t become the exceptional anglers, by fishing only one approach, one method, as they’re diversified, with they’re fishing arsenal, their tackle bags and rods geared for numerous species and numerous presentations.

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Some of the best fisherman I know haven’t become the exceptional anglers, by fishing only one approach, one method, as they’re diversified, with they’re fishing arsenal, their tackle bags and rods geared for numerous species and numerous presentations.

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When I was a kid, growing up a block away from the Big Sioux River in Watertown, S.D., each spring, there was always the spring carp and buffalo runs which brought hundreds of these rough fish up river to spawn.

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We were fishing below Gavin’s Point Dam, with a very slow and subtle bite taking place, in order to detect a bite, I needed to watch my line, keeping an eye on it to note any change where it entered the water.

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Fish are cold blooded, which means there body temperature is directly related to the water temperature, if water temperatures are cold, the fish are lethargic, not moving around much and needing less food to survive.

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Time goes by so quickly it’s hard to understand the numerous things that are happening in our country today, things that didn’t seem to happen as I and other Baby Boomers were growing up.

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On a recent trip to one of my favorite fishing holes, it was easy to see that the bluegill were getting ready to spawn as all along the shoreline, as I could see the small circular depressions, numerous panfish, bluegill nests.

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Coming in all sizes, in several places up to 600 hundred pounds, these hard fighting monsters of the deep are the bottom feeding catfish.

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You’ve seen them on television; read about them in magazines and watched them on the internet, what are they, they’re bass.

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The Memorial weekend is the official summer opener, when most folks feel summer has arrived; time to head out to launch the sailboat or pontoon, with the heat of summer is just around the corner.

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It seems as if everything is happening later this year, than in years past, with some outdoorsmen and women wondering when things will begin to appear.

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Now that the weathers warming up, with temperatures on the rise, we’ll soon be besieged by thousands of biting insects, these bites can be annoying and itchy as well as creating major health issues for you and me.

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Springtime is when Mother Nature’s Garden starts to grow and mature, unlike the gardens we put in Mother Nature doesn’t see the need to plant her garden in nice neat rows like we do.

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The terrain of the area I’d hunted turkeys in for years had changed, as the location the turkeys had used for their roost, was now bare except for a several trees along the lane.

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I’m hooked on fishing, and once I catch a couple of fish on a certain rig, indicating what they’re biting on, I’ll use whatever it takes to put them in the boat.

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In the upper Midwest, we’re blessed with an abundance of fishable waters containing numerous species of fish.

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This last week or so has been decent enough that anglers where stacked up below the dams of the Missouri.

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Spring, arrives the 19th of this month, it’s the time that anglers like myself have been waiting for “not so” patiently.

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Several years back, my cameraman and I were putting the birds to roost the night before our hunt, along the White River in South Central South Dakota and with the sun going down, the gobbles I was getting using my shock calls sure seemed to be on the other side of the river.

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Off in the distance, the call of hundreds if not thousands of noisy Snow geese could be heard as they migrated through north eastern South Dakota, as they made their way north to their breeding grounds.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) reminds ice anglers that all fish houses, shelters and other structures must be removed from the ice by midnight on Saturday, Feb. 29. Fish houses, shelters and other structures may be used after this date, but must be removed from the ice…

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In the upper Midwest, we see quite a few migrations going through our states, they include, the spring waterfowl migration where thousands of ducks and geese make their way north to their breeding grounds.

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In the last sixty years or so, I’ve spent a lot of time in the outdoors enjoying my time spent fishing and hunting.