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Hunters in the Midwest are patiently waiting for the waterfowl migrations coming in from the Canadian Arctic as the waterfowl fly south to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

While traveling home from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, before getting to the bridge, I could see a well-traveled deer trail. When I got closer to it, I glanced where the trail headed into the trees.

Leaves are falling, the air is crisp and deer season is right around the corner. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love this time of year. Becoming involved in hunting a few years ago gave me yet another reason why I look forward to fall.

Legendary Nebraska outdoorsman Dick Turpin loved connecting people to the outdoors. Since his passing earlier this year, his family, along with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, have established a way to keep that spirit going.

Wheat and milo stubble left tall following harvest provides excellent cover and hunting opportunities for pheasants and other wildlife. The 2022-23 Stubble Access Guide displays these and other adjacent habitats open to public, walk-in hunting across portions of western Nebraska.

Nebraska wildlife officials say conditions throughout much of the state are suitable for the spread of deadly viral diseases among big game populations. They are asking the public to report unexplained death or illnesses of deer, pronghorn, elk and bighorn sheep.

Guests who came to the 24th annual Hallowfest at Ponca State Park on Oct. 8 were greeted by beautiful fall colors and pleasant temperatures. There were archery, yard games, S’mores, a pumpkin carving contest, a pumpkin roll obstacle course, pet costume contest and haunted hayrack rides.

Over the past several years, thanks to the disappearance of our habitat, our pheasant hunting in Northeast Nebraska is minimal.

Fall’s a great time of the year and will be here before you know it. There are numerous reasons I love the fall season. Insects become less of a problem, temperatures begin to drop, allowing the nights to cool down and the fish will become active. The best thing of all is it’s the beginning …

On Thursday, Sept. 1, hunters throughout the upper Midwest will be out in the fields, set up around stock dams when the 2022 mourning dove hunting season opens.

With the annual dove season opener on Thursday, Sept. 1, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has some reminders for hunters, as well as recommendations for areas to hunt.

Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month at the range by participating in a steel plate shooting challenge Saturday, Aug. 27, at Platte River State Park near Louisville.