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New book by Hank Huntington is now available...get yours today! Click on the book and buy direct.     We are well into the season and it is now right after Thanksgiving.  When I was a mere boy and hunted with my Dad, when Thanksgiving came, it was over.  Everything was frozen and the birds had mostly left the area.   I can remember the two of us going down to a state hunting preserve southeast of Council Bluffs called Riverton.  It was along the Nishnabotna river near the small town of Riverton. We put sacks of decoys on sleds and walked in on the ice.  We found a spot where we could put up a blind and placed the decoys right out on the ice.   Shop Under Armour + Free Shipping on $75+     I tell this to some of my friends today and they can hardly believe it, but it happened.  There seemed to be a few ducks that hung out at the reserve and probably got their w... (more)

Disaster Strikes

  New book by Hank Huntington is now available...get yours today! Click on the picture to buy on line from Lulu.   My wife and I arrived back from our vacation to Japan mid November.  It took me just 24 hours to get my clock turned around and I was ready to hit the blinds and pound the ducks.  I found what was going on hard to believe.  The corn was out and the weather all the way up to North Dakota was mild with predominantly southerly flow.  What a disappointment.   $10 off $100+ purchase at Gander Mountain with code GMTN10!   Anyway, after keeping in close contact with my f... (more)

Meat, Meat, and More Meat

      For my family and friends the ultimate goal is the meat.  This is what the thought pattern always is in the back of my mind while stomping around in the mountains, woods, or valleys somewhere in north America.  The hunt, of course, is how this goal is accomplished and is always extremely enjoyable whether I harvest something or not.   This year my plan was to hunt Elk with Bob Barlow owner of Barlow Outfitters in Wyoming.  The plan fell through when I did not receive a tag on the drawing that takes place every year.  I just did not have enough points to make the area ... (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)

Prelude to a Bison Hunt

      Last June I started thinking about a Buffalo hunt on the prairies of the great plains.  Research about the animal to be hunted would provide an understanding about habitat, hunting methods, and time of year when the hunt would be best.  With that in mind, the research started and one of the first places to review was on Wikipedia.  Excellent information was available and a list of references was available that would give me everything needed.     These majestic animals once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. They became nearly extinct from the co... (more)