Nebraska Opening Weekend
Last Post 03 Nov 2009 05:49 PM by Hillbilly. 3 Replies.
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GoatmanUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:2 Goatman
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02 Nov 2009 01:28 PM

    Opening Day in Nebraska is a tradition. Decided we couldn't let a snowstorm keep us from continuing on..  So, we took a power trip on Sat. The interstate was re-opened by the time we headed East. Interstate was clear and dry by Sat morning.  Once into Nebraska, the county roads were a mess. There was standing water from the melting snow on all the roads, some with hundreds of yards of single trail through the mud. Stopped to let the dogs have a break from the drive and they kicked up a hen... hmmm good sign.

    Once at those favorite spots, we hit the corners next to the standing corn.. no sign of birds..

    On the way back, we let the dogs hit the corn, as they seemed to keep going in anyway... sure enough, Rooster - Bang - dead bird. Within 5 minutes, Cass emerged - bird in mouth.... Continuing around the standing corn, again, the dogs went hot.. bird up - bang - bird down. This continued the rest of the way around the field.. some Roosters were in range, others were just too far in.

    On the way out, my partner S, got a double in the red grass corner.. 

    So, over all, we had our limit in under 2 hours.. Thanks to the skill and desire of our hunting buddies...GSPs.

    The fields are way to wet to get any machinery in them for at least a week, but until they do, the birds are hanging in the safety of the standing corn.

    shaneUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:15 shane
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    02 Nov 2009 07:29 PM
    Sounds like you had a good hunt in spite of the hunting conditions. Congrats.
    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    03 Nov 2009 07:17 AM
    Goatman, great story. I've been hearing the same story about crops in Iowa. I was supposed to go later this week, but I've pushed it back becasue of all the crop that is still standing.

    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    03 Nov 2009 05:49 PM
    Sound like you and the dogs had some fun.
    Life's Short Play Hard


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