Category: Travel

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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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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Why Hunting Is So Important

With September just a one more quick flip my on NEBRASKAland magazine calendar, it is time once again to reflect on the age old question of why hunting is so important. Yeah, I know hunting is important. But, why do you think hunting is important? Give it some more thought. Really think about the question: Why is hunting important? Why is hunting important to …

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Preseason Checklist For Hunters

We are in the “dog days” of summer. Ears of sweet corn have already been harvested. Elderberries are ripe. School is starting. Boating, swimming, tubing and fishing are being widely enjoyed now on the weekends. And, Nebraska’s first official hunting season that carries into fall – the squirrel hunting season – is open! But, wait …

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Getting Permission to Hunt on Private Land: Selling Yourself

Maybe it’s because I am a lifelong Nebraskan with deep farm roots and help my brother manage his farm. Maybe it’s because I am a person with an outgoing, assertive personality who thoroughly enjoys interacting with people. Maybe it’s because of what I do for living and my employer. Maybe it’s because I pride myself …

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Beyond BOW Hunting

Where Skills Are Learned in the Field Women are the fastest growing group of outdoor enthusiasts, and the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is a great contributor to this trend. In Nebraska, this program has taken hundreds of women into the field during its 30-year run, and, personally provided some of my most memorable hunting experiences. …

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Best Saltwater Fishing Gear for Beginners of 2021: Affordable & High-Quality


Looking for the best saltwater fishing gear for beginners? Maybe you’re gearing up for the occasional beach vacation? We’ve got some suggestions. If you’re an avid angler that lives far from a coast, it’s natural to aspire to fish the salt. It’s a totally different fishing experience, with completely different fish habitat, species, and food […]

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Hunting Turkeys in Foul Weather

Nebraska weather. Don’t like it? Wait a short while. It’ll change, maybe. Reality is rarely so kind. The Cornhusker State’s spring wild turkey hunting seasons are in full swing amid the ever-changing, ever-fluctuating weather patterns here on the Great Plains. Nevertheless, should we wait to turkey hunt until we have those beautiful bluebird-like days with …

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