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Hank Huntington

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    The second day we were back at the sand pits.  The wind continued out of the northwest at 20 to 25 mph.  This is western Nebraska and it does get windy at times.  After the decoys were out and the layout blinds in position, we began to wait for the first flight of birds.  Geese locked up to the southeast of us and just began locking up and floating with their wings cupped into the wind.  Gripping my gun I was really tensed up and ready to knock open the spring loaded covers.   The Canada Geese are locked up and coming toward us. All of a sudden they just stopped coming and flew off to the south.  We were shocked and all three of us said we should have had those birds.  Another group came from the north turned and started into the wind, then turned away. What was it?   We got out of our blinds to check what it was that was turning them off.  There it was r... (more)

The Great Moose Hunt is Planned

  The thought pattern started at least 10 years ago.  The conversations with fellow hunters that had shot a lot of big game also started 10 years ago.  Where do you go to do this and how do they taste?  Moose are a really big animal if you hunt the bulls.  How is all this done and where is the best opportunity?  The research was then started over a period of time.   That is what we hope to shoot.   Somehow I have gotten on e-mail lists for hunting brokers that represent different types of lodges and hunting opportunities not only in North America, but all over the world.  I ... (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)

The Hung Up Toms

  Up north to another location was the plan.  After hunting just north of Fort Calhoun for ten years, the realization came that it was the spot not the hunter that had brought me so much success.  Just knowing the ground and where the birds hung out and their habits had brought a lot of success.  Nothing is static in the world and change is always taking place.  The ground to the east had been leased to a hunting company, and they were feeding the birds.  We all would go for a free meal.   This is the spot where for ten years I had excellent success.  The birds came from the... (more)

Spring has Sprung. It is Here

It is finally here.  From one warm day to three cold and windy days in a row, this did not seem like spring.  It was eighty degrees yesterday and today it cooled but brought much needed rain and lots of it.  Spring is here.  The main evidence is the appearance of the Franklin's Gull.  The corn fields to the south of our home were covered with the Gulls.  A small black headed gull of the prairies, the bird follows the plowed fields and eats exposed worms, insects, and mice. Whenever they come through, warm spring weather is on the way.  They are coming through Iowa on their way... (more)