Northwestern Nebraska

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting General' started by mrmurph, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. mrmurph

    mrmurph Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    NW Missouri
    Well, got a call from a buddy of mine wants to go to Nebraska to see if we can get a bird or two. I'm not sure where we're going, all he told me was that its in the far northwest corner and a nine hour drive from here. Archery season opens March 25th and we'll be hunting starting March 31st.

    He's been up there the last 3 years and tells me the amount of action is incredible. I'm looking forward to going after them archery only. Looks to be a fun trip.

    :wink4:
     
  2. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    Good luck.. cant wait to see pics of the big'ns you guys get... :cheers:
     

  3. grunter73

    grunter73 Active Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Lincoln County
    mrmurph-
    Keep us updated, I've been thinking of going to Neb. to chase those merriams. Maybe next year is the year, going to Kansas this year.
    Good luck:eek:
     
  4. turk2di

    turk2di New Member

    14
    Feb 26, 2006
    Western Ky
    Best of luck. Don't 4get the camera:cheers:
     
  5. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    :peepwall: Just FYI, I was looking into going there for archery, but I heard that you have to have bow hunter ed to hunt, and I don't have it yet..... :peepwall:

    Parker
     
  6. mrmurph

    mrmurph Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    NW Missouri
    Well, I've checked it all out. Nebraska doesn't define a bowhunters ed, they just ask for your hunters ed number on the application.

    We leave the 3/30 afternoon and will drive through the night to Shadrin, NE. The plan is to arrive right at time to hunt on the 31st. We will return on Tuesday, April 4th.
    :banana:
     
  7. MUHunter

    MUHunter New Member

    777
    Aug 13, 2003
    NE MO
    is this public or private ground mrmurph, HFFF and I have been wanting to go to NE but haven't found the right place yet!
     
  8. mrmurph

    mrmurph Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    NW Missouri
    We're going private ground. My buddy tells me that we'll be right next to big public ground access, when I get back I'll give you the scoop on that so you can look at it for next year or maybe even later in this season.
     
  9. mrmurph

    mrmurph Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    NW Missouri
    I've been spelling the name of the nearest town wrong all day long, the correct spelling is Chadron.:bangin:
     
  10. MUHunter

    MUHunter New Member

    777
    Aug 13, 2003
    NE MO
    ill be looking forward to your report mrmurph!
     
  11. mrmurph

    mrmurph Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    NW Missouri
    When I was out this morning checking my camera, I saw a group of 4 gobblers working their way through a cornfield. Got my blood pumping nicely, I don't know if I'll be able to contain myself much longer. The weekend after I get back from Nebraska, I get to take my 10 year old out to try and get his bird.
     
  12. mrmurph, I am also going to be hunting near Chadron. I am currently up here with work and plan on doing my fair share of some NE turk hunting. I have been talking to several locals and the area near Chadron is full of turks. They call it the Pine Ridge and it is extreme up and down hill. Kinda different from back home in SW MO. I was talking to a conservation agent here and he was saying that the birds will be on farmland usually until mid April still grouped up exept for a few old toms that stay in the woods year round. Anyway, give me a pm if you have any questions or need a hunting partner. I can't wait to go after some Marriams. Good luck!
    Nathan:eek:
     
  13. mrmurph

    mrmurph Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    NW Missouri
    My buddy is going to basically be the guide for us, this will be his fourth year going to the same place. I've been practicing with the bow every night and am consistently putting 5 arrows in a group roughly the size of a softball out to 30 yards. Last night I decided to mix it up a little and put a 16oz pop bottle out there and was shooting it from 30 yards. I was hitting it 3 of five times with the other two whisker close.
     
  14. mrmurph

    mrmurph Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    NW Missouri
    Oh, BTW. Thanks for the intel on the area!:wave:
     
  15. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    yeah diffantly let us know how your hunt goes the pine ridge area is for sure prime turkey area in neb for sure.

    best of luck to you all and bring back some pics of those white strips man
     
  16. timber_hippy77

    timber_hippy77 New Member

    103
    Mar 12, 2006
    Nodaway County
    Went to Santee Neb. 2 yrs ago. Hunted of the Santee Indian Reservation up there. It cost us $35 dollars for the permit. That is all that is required. that is for 1 bird only. They have alot of public ground to hunt on, and there was a little huntin preasure. We saw a couple video crews up there shootin some hunting footage. We drove around the reservation and decided to pull in and talk to a few private land owners and see about getting permission. We never once got turned down. A couple of us got our bird. And belive me there were alot of birds. I plan on going back sometime. :sniper: