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Offline B Hoover

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Sandhills hunt
« on: November 14, 2016, 01:45:33 AM »
I spent a couple days this past week hunting with a friend and his grandsons at his cabin in the sandhills.  For those not familiar with the term sandhills, they are rolling grassland hills which cover much of the central to western part of Nebraska.  The area was considered desert by the first pioneers passing through the area, without so much as a single tree in sight.  Anyway, Dean's cabin sits next to two lakes connected by a small waterway.  The place was a duck camp started in the 1920's and the cabin was built in the 30's.  Dean has been hunting there since the 50's with his dad and grandpa.  The cabin is open on the ground floor with a kitchen, dining area and small living room.  The loft has 8 beds. 

We shot mixed bag limits of ducks each day.  I could have sat and watched all the variety of ducks all day.  We saw mallards, widgeon, pintail, wood ducks, greenwing teal, bluebills, redheads, buffleheads, mergansers, gadwall and one canvasback.  I had a great time and look forward to going back.

This is one of Dean's old Weem's duck calls.


This is one of the four boats used by the duck club in the 50's.


Enjoying the iridescence of a bufflehead.


A sandhills sunset.
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Re: Sandhills hunt
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 07:37:51 AM »
Sounds like a great time!!
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Re: Sandhills hunt
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 08:14:32 PM »

I've been through the sand hills a few times. You are right, I would have never guessed it to be a great place to go duck hunting.
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Re: Sandhills hunt
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 09:46:10 PM »
Brian, as you know it's miles and miles of grassy hills, but there are tons of little lakes and ponds throughout the region.  We have hunted and fished the sandhills since I was a kid.
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