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Old 06-01-2018, 10:54 AM   #1
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Well we are moving to Nebraska. As a matter of fact, we are fixing to cross the Texas / Oklahoma state line. I have lived in Texas my entire life so this is a big step. Kind of nervous and excited at the same time. The biggest thing is, where to hunt or find a deer lease. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-01-2018, 11:59 AM   #2
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What prompted your move ?
What part of the state you moving to ?
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:34 PM   #3
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Public land youll love it
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:37 PM   #4
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I did the same thing myself two years ago. There are lots of areas to hunt public land, so I would ask the same question ReydonPete did above. I live in the Omaha area, give me a call if you run into any trouble. 402-326-7109.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:52 PM   #5
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Wear a lot of red to fit in. Go big red!
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:06 PM   #6
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hey live in omaha also- hunt north central area give me a call if u need any help hookem horns 4026805099
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:18 AM   #7
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I appreciate it. My wife got a job with Union Pacific. We moved to Omaha.
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:37 AM   #8
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Son lives about 80 miles east of Omaha, some of the biggest deer killed are from around Omaha but the bad it's 95% private land. Plenty of good public land east, don't forget Iowa across the river you'll need to be drawn & some excellent public land in South Dakota. Talked with my Son this morning it's 50 degree's & a high of 80 forecasted.

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Old 06-02-2018, 08:53 AM   #9
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Thank you
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:42 AM   #10
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If I lived up there I’d chase pheasant till my legs fell off
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:44 AM   #11
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I miss the days when I used to hunt public land. It was abundant in Mississippi where I grew up. I did live in East TX for a while and hunted Caddo WMA. It was fun, and I enjoyed some success. Definitely take advantage of the public land. It may take a bit to get to know it, but it can be extremely rewarding in the long run. To me, it's more about the challenge, the journey and the adventure. That's what makes it hunting. Good luck and happy hunting.
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:30 PM   #12
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Is there any places to lease?
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:17 PM   #13
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Can you rifle hunt on the public lands?
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:41 PM   #14
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Can you rifle hunt on the public lands?
Yes, if I remember firearm season is short, 9 to 14 days
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:51 PM   #15
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If I lived up there Id chase pheasant till my legs fell off
Yep when my son moved in 2000, we hunted with & without dogs & had a blast even shot some with our stick bows. Neb. doesn't get a lot of credit for duck & geese too, We shot many Greenheads, Greater Canadains & snows
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:29 PM   #16
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I appreciate it. My wife got a job with Union Pacific. We moved to Omaha.


Whats she doing for them? Obviously at the Headquarters cool place. I worked for UP for 5 years as a conductor/engineer before it was time to move back home. Dad still works for them and is a manager so hes going up there all the time.


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Old 06-05-2018, 11:01 AM   #17
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I have a friend who has lived for years in Omaha. He now has to lease his land but the cost is not nearly what we have to pay for a lease in Texas. For years, he just asked permission from farmers and it was generally granted. Out of state hunters have got a lot of farmers hooked on the leasing system for dollars. A lot of the state is one huge corn feeder. He tells me the best hunting is after the corn is harvested. When the corn is still up, they are in the fields and you cannot see them in the area he hunts. He hunts relatively small patches of woods surrounded by corn fields and has some fantastic hunts. Some really nice and heavy deer there. Mulies are in western part of the state. Good luck in finding a place. I am betting you can find one.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:41 AM   #18
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I grew up in Geneva back in the days when Hwy 81 ran through town instead of around it. Dad would rifle deer hunt on public land in the panhandle near Crawford. We chased pheasant and quail from Hebron to York every weekend during the season with our two pointers and one german short hair.

My advise is to not be afraid to go out and scout and knock on doors. There are lots and lots of places to hunt.

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Old 06-05-2018, 12:27 PM   #19
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I lived in Lincoln for 4.5 years.. that one semester didnt count..lol!

I didnt get a chance to deer hunt but the fishing on the Platte river or in local lakes is fantastic.. have you ever eaten walleye? Delish! I met a bud of mine back here in Texas that grew up in Nebraska and he has pictures of huge whitetail s he'd taken. Oh and if you go out looking for arrowheads and such, you might just find a wooly mammoth laying there! Seriously

Good folks in Nebraska and definitely go to a home husker game.. it's an experience like none other! Go Big Red!
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Well we are moving to Nebraska. As a matter of fact, we are fixing to cross the Texas / Oklahoma state line. I have lived in Texas my entire life so this is a big step. Kind of nervous and excited at the same time. The biggest thing is, where to hunt or find a deer lease. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:55 PM   #20
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I appreciate it. My wife got a job with Union Pacific. We moved to Omaha.
my sister works for u.p. works downtown/asking farmers or ranchers to hunt w a bow will get u on their land for free most of the time i give them meat or a bottle or help them w-chores/walleye r big up here and s d/i belong to nebraska walleye assc. great group of guys like her on gs u have my number any questions
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:00 PM   #21
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bow season is frm sept to jan/rifle is 9 days @2nd week of nov./blackpowder-muzzleloader all of dec and late atlerless @2 week of jan/big deer up here have shot many 200 lb does (dressed)
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:12 PM   #22
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Whats she doing for them? Obviously at the Headquarters cool place. I worked for UP for 5 years as a conductor/engineer before it was time to move back home. Dad still works for them and is a manager so hes going up there all the time.


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Old 06-06-2018, 11:23 PM   #23
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For you folks with friends or relatives in the Omaha area, do you or they know of any places that are hiring?
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:04 PM   #24
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:30 PM   #25
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Omaha...………..you will like it! Really good folks and the ORACLE OF OMAHA himself still cruises around, Mr. Warren Buffett!!!! Great hunting on public ground and positioned perfectly to head to Western States for other adventures. Congrats to your wife on a wonderful opportunity. Does Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway) still own Union Pacific?
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:54 PM   #26
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Thank you. I'm not sure about that.
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