I first want to apologize for totally abandoning the Lock, Stock and Bedlam blog as I have been pretty swamped with programs this spring. For some of you, that has been a great thing as you were not subject to my rants or long blogs about hunting and shooting. For this group….I apologize again!
We have been moving forward with many new efforts while maintaining our partnerships with national organizations such as the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Archery Trade Association, etc. to continue to bring you new programs that develop new hunters, shooters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts like…us.
I hope many of you enjoyed a great turkey hunt this spring as I really had a great time in the turkey woods with my daughter and my brother-in-law Dave. We heard gobbles, killed birds and enjoyed camp fires that make the heart long for more.
Our Outdoor Discovery Programs were a great success in that we were able to bring many outdoor skills to several thousand youth across Nebraska this year, again thanks to the help of many dedicated volunteers and organizations such as Pheasants Forever, National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Forever, Whitetails Unlimited, various archery and gun clubs and so many more! We could not have done it without you!
I did take some time off for a fishing trip with my father-in-law and man did we have fun. I ate more northern pike and walleye in five days than I will all year. Once you get the hang out of removing the “Y” bones in northern, they are one of the best tasting fish around!
Months ago I wrote about the upcoming Platte River State Park Outdoor Heritage Park and I am thrilled it is now open and being used by many. The new shooting facilities have worked out well and many youth are taking their first shot at this new complex.
Much is going on and much more to follow. I am also preparing for taking my first deer in NE with a muzzle loader handgun and will report on prep for that soon too. For now, get out the fishing poles and get the kids into some fish! Life is good!