Category: Conservation

Fishing the “Ding” Darling Tarpon Tournament and Exploring Ft. Myers and Sanibel

Chris Tilley

A trip to see Ft. Myers and Sanibel, Florida included one important mission: compete in the “Ding” Darling Tarpon Tournament. There’s a lot to like about the beaches of Florida, and I’d only gotten a few rare opportunities to experience them myself. That was before a recent invite to participate in the ninth annual “Ding” […]

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Northern Pintail: The Distinguishable Duck Species

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Here’s why we love to hunt and watch the northern pintail so much. Pintails are one of the ducks synonymous with waterfowlers everywhere due to their beauty, availability, and pure hunting fun. There are a lot of waterfowl hunters who have had a few pintail decoys in their arsenal at one time or another, and […]

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The Redhead Duck: An All-Time Favorite of Waterfowlers Everywhere


Readhead Duck

The redhead duck is a hunter’s favorite. Here’s everything you need to know about this beautiful waterfowl. Redheads can be found in virtually every flyway of North America making them a favorite of hunters and birding enthusiasts everywhere. They have some of the most beautiful plumage of any waterfowl out there, even in its simplicity […]

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Wedding

Going to deviate from my usual blog schedule here for a few days.  Got a wedding to go to.  Yeah, it is kind of a big dill.  It’s my daughter’s wedding. Fortunately, it is a “destination” wedding.  I have only ever gone one place without taking my fishing gear–my own wedding.  Not going to do …

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Nebraska Oranges

Nebraska has oranges? Well, no, not really. But, sort of. Osage orange isn’t an orange though it may look like a bright yellow to yellow-green, grapefruit-sized, brainy-looking type of orange fruit. It is a fruit of the Osage orange tree, that is. However, the tree is more closely related to the mulberry tree. Enter its …

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Cinnamon Teal: The Early Season Waterfowling Favorite

USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Get ready to learn a little more about one of our favorite game birds, the cinnamon teal. The Anas cyanoptera or cinnamon teal is one of the most easily recognized waterfowl species in North America, but not everyone gets to see it. Living, breeding, and migrating mostly in the west-central and western half of the […]

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The Sodapop Gang

I would tell you that I have never been in trouble with the law, but . . . . There was that time I was pulled over for knocking off a convenience store.  Had three nephews and my son in the pickup at the time.  None of them were even old enough to drive. . …

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Motivations

Human dimensions studies are a part of fisheries science.  Man, or the human component is an important part of any fishery.  To manage a fishery, you have to understand something about the human component as well as the fish, other aquatic creatures, and the habitat. A big part of human dimensions studies are understanding motivations.  …

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Some Updates, Aug. 30, 2021

Short, simple blog post today.  Once again, just spreading the word on some news items: Watercraft access limited, swimming beach closed at Summit Lake LINCOLN, Neb. – A planned water-level drawdown of Summit Lake is underway, prompting the closure of the swimming beach and creating limited access for watercraft launching. A sediment basin maintenance project …

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