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    The spring turkey hunt is on and right now, I have not been able to get out due to the inclement weather we have had in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska.  There is one person that I know of that has had some of the finest sucess I have ever seen in this part of the country and that is 11 year old Chloe.  This is her second big tom she has shot, but this guy takes the blue ribbon.  A 32 pounder taken with an Remington 870-20 guage.  This young lady also hunts big game and has harvested some really nice deer. The smile on this successful hunter is the best part of the picture.   The following article is a reprint from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website, and further information can be viewed at the following link.  (http://www.iowadnr.gov/)   The eastern wild turkey offers one of the most challenging hunting experiences available today and app... (more)

The Deer Are in the Corn (Part 2)

There is one section of the farm north of Fort Calhoun I have never hunted.  As described in previous postings, this farm sits on top of a series of hills that rise steeply from the valley to the west.  The valley area is where the deer are hanging out.  These deer came up out of the river bottoms as the Missouri River flood water rose.  Here they are finding some very good dining.  Good for them, but not for the landowner.  He rotates his crops and this spring planted corn instead of beans.  Corn is around seven dollars a bushel and the deer have  big appetites. They like the c... (more)

Mallard City

  It is mallard city, almost.  The next day after the big weather push, members in the club hit the blinds again ready for a big shoot.  They were not disappointed.  The mallards were coming, but what was interesting, the birds were very young.  The traditional green head did not have a mature green head, but only partial and this is the sign of a young bird. Still the boys had a great shoot and bagged seventeen mallards by 10 AM.  And now the rest of the day's story.  My friend John and his dog were out in the lake picking up a cripple and here they came.  I was not there, but ... (more)

Anterless Deer = Shed Buck

  The landowner had a new place for me.  It is really nice that he is always looking out for deer whenever I am hunting his ground.  It might have something to do with the fact we are neighbors.   South of his house near the levee is a line of trees in a low lying area.  They are not really noticeable, but deer come out of the reserve to the west and move along the tree line to the next stand of timber to the east.  In the spring and early fall you can see them moving along in a line all strung out.   The suggestion was to hide in a small equipment shed at the end of the road... (more)

Ouch! It is a January Pheasant Hunt

   One big snow with a good coating of ice hit in early January.  This followed by some unseasonably warm weather which melted most of it.  Then came the severe cold and severe wind chills.  If you live in Iowa or Nebraska, once a year you are going to get it.   It is no problem.  You just have to dress a little warmer and be prepared for some biting winds and cold temps.  Having said all that, the phone rang and it was my good friend John.  He wanted head up to Arlington, Nebraska and hunt some pheasants.  We hunt at the Little Creek Game Bird Farm owned by Dalvin and Betty... (more)