Nebraska’s popular pheasant and quail hunting seasons are kicking off statewide this weekend. Being a Nebraska landowner and an avid upland game bird hunter I always like to throw out my best upland game bird hunting tip in advance of the opener, it’s simply this: I would encourage you to hunt loafing cover from mid-morning to mid-afternoon for both upland game birds where tall warm season grasslands or areas of heavy cover abut cropland, particularly corn fields, as it does on our own family farm in southeast Nebraska. Take a look at the pic below. Notice the grassland (CRP acres), the thickets/trees on a weedy fence line and a corn field in the background.
There’s a lot of “edge” habitat and diversity on our place which is a magnet for quail!
I hope this tip helps you and produces a bird or two. I wish you a safe and enjoyable hunt!