Update From The Great Plains

Well it looks like Tom’s family is getting acquainted with the Nebraska Outdoors.  Since moving there in December He’s been deer hunting three times, goose hunting once, shot his first Nebraska Coyote and this past weekend he went Ice fishing for the first time in his life.  Seems they aren’t letting any moss grow under their feet before they jump with both feet into all the Great Plains has to offer! Evidently Nebraska doesn’t have the long waiting period that most states have to get your residency and a hunting /fishing license.

Deer hunting with his little scouts

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 I must confess I felt a little sorry for him when he left Idaho because I thought his hunting opportunities would not be as prolific as here in Idaho… but now I’ve begun to feel a little sorry for us! It’s true he has lost the opportunity to hunt elk on a general tag, every year… but they do have elk in Nebraska, as an article in the Nov/Dec Bugle magazine covered so well. He isn’t very far from a couple of  great elk hunting states… Colorado and Wyoming… and  I’m beginning  to think his opportunities for deer  (both Whitetail and Mule deer) are much improved. This is just the tip of the ice berg… there is abundant waterfowl and upland game bird opportunities not to mention antelope and predator hunting. Don’t get me wrong… I still love our hunting here in Idaho… but I’ve had my eyes opened to the great opportunities in a state I thought was flat and uninteresting… Sorry Nebraska, I was just ignorant to the great beauty and vast outdoor opportunities that abound in your wonderful state!

Ice fishing on Oliver Reservoir

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Remington on his first Nebraska Coyote hunt 

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Deer hunting in the Wildcat Hills 








Tom’s family adventures in Nebraska in just a few short months,  have sent me from dubious to an enthusiastic supporter of that amazing state… this G’ma and G’pa are looking forward to discovering the great Nebraska outdoors with our two little Wild Child Grandsons!



Beautiful Nebraska Sunrise- Goose hunting near Scotts Bluff 













6 Responses to “Update From The Great Plains”

  1. Dannu on June 7th, 2014 11:15 am

    Beautiful pictures!

  2. Suzee on June 7th, 2014 10:29 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Dan! Our son Tom took the pictures… he always carries a camera with him and we get to enjoy the results!

  3. Lewa on June 17th, 2014 7:30 am

    Great pictures! I also went fishing with my father and brother a lot when I was a kid, but I can’t imagine how fun it must be to travel on the back of my dad while we are hunting with a rifle :)

  4. Suzee on June 17th, 2014 10:50 am

    Yes Lewa Tom’s boys are lucky! He feels it’s so important for them to develop a love for the outdoors very early in life!… I think he was a little surprised when he was actually able to call a coyote in close with Remington, his little four year old… it was perhaps a greater thrill to him than for Remington!

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