Sandhills branding photos, unnatural history about northern pike and natural history about long-billed curlews, a humorous look at “crick” fishing, and stories about Smith Falls State Park and a couple’s introduction to backyard birding are sure to keep NEBRASKAland Magazine readers glued to the pages of the May issue, available on newsstands now.
In “A Sandhills Branding,” Lincoln’s Bill Hager shares his introduction to one of the Sandhills’ oldest traditions – cattle branding.
In “Tales of an Esox – the Unnatural History of the Northern Pike,” I recount some of the odd stories and lies that have been spread about the “waterwolf” throughout history and tells why anglers should respect, and pursue, this worth adversary.
“Long-billed Curlew: Mysterious Shorebird of the Sandhills” describes some of the life history information that author Cory Gregory and other researches have discovered about this unusual shorebird that, oddly enough, nests in Nebraska grasslands.
In “Crick Fishin’,” author Zane Dickinson takes a humorous look at the importance and necessity of protecting your secret fishing place at all costs.
Regional editor Jon Farrar shows how and why Smith Falls State Park was created in “Smith Falls – an Oasis along the Niobrara,” and Omaha writer Jody Keisner explains how a simple backyard bird feeder changed her life in “Backyard Birding – A Love Story.” Other articles in the May issue include pieces on hiking, fishing and some of the major changes in this year’s deer seasons.
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