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    NGPC Fishing Release: Pike eat Pike World

    You know I love the whole predator eats prey “thing”. *Those dramas are fascinating to me and if you are an angler, you better have a good understanding of those relationships. *To catch fish, you...
  2. NGPC Hunting Release: Friday Funny: Turkey Talk

    Here’s a #FridayFunny*I came across on the Internet from Fatal Approach (Game) Calls*about spring wild turkey hunting. The other day, I saw*two big gobblers*checking out me*in*my hunting blind. I...
  3. NGPC Wildlife Release: Peregrine Falcons: History at the Capitol

    Contributed by Lauren Dinan, Nongame Bird Biologist Each spring old and new Peregrine watchers have questions about the history of the falcons at the Nebraska Capitol.* As we wait for eggs to hatch,...
  4. NGPC Hunting Release: Spring is in the air, and a boy’s thoughts turn to. . . .GOBBLERS!

    Every year about this time I warn you that I mostly blog about fish and fishing except when those beautiful, big, Tom turkeys are gobbling. *That time is NOW. *I will still be on the water when I get...
  5. NGPC Fishing Release: Pallid Sturgeon Broodstock Collections

    It is spring and spawning is in the air. *Every early April for the past several years our Missouri River fisheries biologists along with a lot of great help from volunteers, have ventured onto the...
  6. NGPC Hunting Release: The Weekend Turkey Report

    Here we sit on the Monday after the opening of the 2014 Nebraska Spring Turkey Shotgun opener. For a majority of our gobbler-chasers this was the official kick-off to our obsession.* What a wild...
  7. NGPC Wildlife Release: The (other) falcons have eggs, too

    Yes, the Peregrine Falcons have five eggs.* While you are enjoying the Peregrine Falcons, remember there is another “falconcam”.* We also have a camera peering into an American Kestrel nestbox here...
  8. NGPC Wildlife Release: Five is enough (almost too many)

    It appears the Peregrines have been overcome by sanity and ceased egg production.** Five eggs is certainly enough and above normal.* Peregrine Falcons nesting at mid-latitudes average about 3.8 eggs...
  9. NGPC Hunting Release: Six Steps to Succulent Spring Turkey

    Harvesting a*wild turkey in the springtime is quite an accomplishment*in the Nebraska hunting scene! When that*gobbler, jake or bearded hen*is down, there’s the*high five*with your hunting partner in...
  10. NGPC Hunting Release: Didn’t See That One Coming

    Camping down here in southeast Nebraska for the shotgun turkey opener with my brother-in-law Dave Flanagan. We had roosted several toms last night and were working some birds this morning in the...
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    NGPC Wildlife Release: Egg #5

    First, I have to apologize. *My post is delayed because I am on the road and in the field. * Yup, there are now a whopping five eggs. I think five is enough, but do these birds? * We’ll find out soon...
  12. NGPC Fishing Release: Adventure Report, Ten Yards, and . . . The Beast

    It is approximately 24 miles from Valentine to Merritt Reservoir. *I have made that trip to go fishing many times. *I can remember as a kid it seemed closer to the 200-some miles I now have to drive...
  13. NGPC Hunting Release: Kids, Turkeys and Tips

    If you’re a seasoned, veteran turkey hunter like me, one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll find is to take a kid to the field for the spring season! No question! Be sure to check the...
  14. NGPC Hunting Release: Grandmaster of Turkey Hunting on Saturday Morning Radio Show

    With Nebraska’s spring wild turkey hunters taking to the timber, I bring (who I believe to be) the Grandmaster of Wild Turkey Hunting to you on my one-of-a-kind,*Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio...
  15. NGPC Hunting Release: Talkin’ Turkey on TV

    Nebraska’s popular spring shotgun wild turkey hunting season*occupies center stage on my outdoor television segment on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News this week. That’s because the spring shotgun turkey*opener...
  16. NGPC Parks Release: Panhandle Passages: Taking Root

    Every little bit helps, and every little bit has a way of turning into a big bit. Such is the case with the Boy Scouts’ annual tree planting event at Fort Robinson State Park, which I enjoyed...
  17. NGPC Parks Release: Final trees planted in 25-year project at Fort Robinson

    All the roots have been planted for a northwestern Nebraska reforestation program. Now, the project has been turned over to Mother Nature. About 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of the Longs Peak...
  18. NGPC Fishing Release: Adventure Report, Ten Yards, and . . . .

    It is my job to tell folks about the great fishing opportunities we have in Nebraska. *Yes, Nebraska is my home state, has been for several generations on both sides of my family, and I am very proud...
  19. NGPC Fishing Release: April 2014 NEBRASKAland

    The April 2014 NEBRASKAland is available on line right now. I love the cover! *Mouth full of teeth, big marble eyes, classic orange and chartreuse jig in its lips, CLASSIC! *Love it! To go along with...
  20. NGPC Fishing Release: Robinson Reports: Versatility Is Key

    On the calendar, Spring arrived about*two weeks ago. In the real world, can be difficult to believe at times. The weather has been up and down, and quite frequently. This, of course, can really make...
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    NGPC Wildlife Release: Egg #4

    Even though we do not know when it was laid due to a brief outage, egg #4 did indeed arrive either late Monday or early Tuesday. That could be it as four eggs is about the average Peregrine Falcon...
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    NGPC Wildlife Release: Egg #3

    The female Peregrine Falcon laid egg #3 at approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, approximately 62 hours after laying egg #2. The interval between eggs #1 and #2 was approximately 58 hours. *Intervals...
  23. NGPC Parks Release: Rain Dance, Smell of the Morel

    I did a rain dance*outside in the front yard of my home in the Metcalfe Park Neighborhood of Omaha, NE earlier this morning. Like the outfit (my jammies)? My poor neighbor, Brian, had to witness the...
  24. NGPC Hunting Release: Turkey Hunting Lessons from Last Spring

    It’s time to chase some gobblers. Nebraska’s season opened for archery hunting on it’s usual March 25 date, this past Tuesday.* My brother Gabe and I celebrated by taking the decoys out for a sit.*...
  25. NGPC Parks Release: Throwback Thursday: MONSTER!

    Did you know that Nebraska has one of the most fascinating accounts of a Loch ness-style lake monster*on what is now a state recreation area? According to a 1923 article in the Omaha World-Herald...
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