Category: Wildlife

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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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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Fisherman Captures Suspicious Footage, Bigfoot Theories Follow

YouTube: Cryptid Countdown
bigfoot

Here’s the latest Bigfoot footage, captured by a seemingly oblivious outdoorsman. It’s always funny to me how Bigfoot only shows up grainy and out of focus, no matter who films it. In this case, a fisherman who looks like he’s never held onto a fly rod in his life seems to be worm-dipping when a […]

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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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Aggressive Crappie Comes Right Out of the Water to Protect Its Nest

YouTube: Lauren Schoonover Preston
crappie

Have you ever seen a fish do this? This woman’s reaction to a crappie jumping out of the water between her and the two young boys with her is priceless! Have you ever seen a fish come right out of the water to protect its nest like this? Watch the video below: WAIT FOR IT!#insanefish […]

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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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Wing Commander

Commission biologist Randy Stutheit’s experience evaluating duck wings over the years has helped formulate waterfowl regulations across central U.S. Quickly studying a duck’s wing, Randy Stutheit plays a role in determining waterfowl regulations and seasons in states throughout the central portion of the country. But he’s been doing it awhile — 35 years — and …

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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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