Category: Conservation

Catfish ID

malevsfemale

Judging from the messages, e-mails, phone calls, and just general “chatter” I have heard this morning, I can tell you the channel cats are getting close to spawning.  Why do I say that?  Because every year about this time there are a bunch of mistaken identifications of “funny-looking” catfish.  Simply put, male channel cats get …

The post Catfish ID appeared first on NEBRASKALand Magazine.

Read More

KVD for CFO

IMG_0002

I have not made a Friday post on KVD lately, well, he’s up to something again. . . . Seriously, I am not sponsored by anyone, I am not endorsing or “pushing product”, I just think the videos are hilarious.  If you want, check it out, Mystery Tacklebox. It’s the weekend, remember it is supposed …

The post KVD for CFO appeared first on NEBRASKALand Magazine.

Read More

How to Fish Public Streams for Bronzebacks With Ultra-Light Gear


stream fishing

You can’t go wrong with this method. I’m not a professional angler, but I have plenty of experience fishing for bronzebacks in my local lakes and streams. Since using ultra-light gear is my go-to approach for landing smallmouths, picking the right tackle is key. While the rod I use is a 20-year-old Daiwa MiniCast, I

The post How to Fish Public Streams for Bronzebacks With Ultra-Light Gear appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.

Read More

Guillermo Goes Fishing!

IMG_1035

I gotta admit I am not a big fan of late night talk shows anymore.  I don’t know, maybe it is just because I am getting old, but they just don’t seem as funny, as entertaining anymore.  I long for the days of “monkey-cam” and velcro suits brought to you from the home office in …

The post Guillermo Goes Fishing! appeared first on NEBRASKALand Magazine.

Read More

Cool Cliff Swallows (Of The Big Papio And Beyond)

You can’t miss them. You really can’t. Around bridges over rivers or creeks this time of year, they immediately snatch your attention. Maybe it’s their sheer numbers (hundreds, if not thousands of them) and their extreme aerial acrobatics that catch your eye. Or, maybe it’s them coming in and out of their clusters of gourd-like mud nests clinging to the walls beneath …

The post Cool Cliff Swallows (Of The Big Papio And Beyond) appeared first on NEBRASKALand Magazine.

Read More

Aquatic Habitat Program Celebrates 20 Years

Bluegills hover over their spawning beds at Louisville State Recreation Area (SRA) where a $500,000 angler access project to install fishing piers was completed in 2012. Opposite: Biologists get an early start on a day long renovation of the fishery of Lake Ogallala.

To maintain, restore or enhance the capacity of a waterbody to produce and sustain fish. In the mid-1990s, Nebraska’s reservoirs constructed during the middle part of the 20th century were showing their age: Basins had filled with silt, shorelines had eroded, water quality had degraded, and less-than-desirable fish communities made for poor angling. Anglers wanted …

The post Aquatic Habitat Program Celebrates 20 Years appeared first on NEBRASKALand Magazine.

Read More

Spring Fish Die-Offs

ax014_3346_9

There is no question the most common phone call/e-mail/FaceBook message I have received in the past few weeks has been about some dead fish in this or that location across Nebraska.  This has been widespread enough that we put out a news release last week: Spring fish die-offs not unusual in Nebraska LINCOLN, Neb. – …

The post Spring Fish Die-Offs appeared first on NEBRASKALand Magazine.

Read More

The True Story of Hunting and Conservation in North America


true story of hunting and conservation

As hunters and anglers, we gladly bear a heavy burden to protect the great outdoors. With taxes and licenses, our hard-earned money is the key to conservation. Watch the video below to get the true story of hunting and conservation that anti-hunters don’t want to hear. Why A Decline In Hunters Could Be Bad News

The post The True Story of Hunting and Conservation in North America appeared first on Wide Open Spaces.

Read More
Loading

The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors

Our Sponsors

Survival Corner

How To Survive

JOIN THE NRA TODAY!

JOIN THE NRA TODAY!

New Free Listings

OEL Classified Directory
Dispatches

The OEL Monthly Newsletter

Featuring unique content plus the best stories from OEL and special offers on outdoor equipment and supplies.

You have Successfully Subscribed!