With two tags–allowed to be used in the same day–hunting in Nebraska gives turkey hunters double the opportunity to be successful. This late-April Merriam’s hunt was outfitted by Table Mountain Outfitters using a tent camp, located on a 45,000-acre ranch outside of Arnold, Nebraska.
Nebraska is a sleeper state for excellent turkey hunting. The state might not be listed as one of the top turkey-hunting destinations, but it definitely should be. The stunningly beautiful terrain of rolling hills and fingers with deep, wooded draws, spread out between massive cornfields and pastures is home to an amazing abundance of workable gobblers.
On this hunt, I teamed up with Hunter’s Specialties’ pro-staff members Rick White and Phillip Vanderpool. We stayed at Cabela’s tent camp set up in a beautiful prairie near the hunting grounds. Our goal was to tag-team two toms and try out their new turkey-getting gear.
After peeking around a steep hill, White spotted two gobblers with their girlfriends headed in our direction. We hid on the opposite side of the hill and waited for the slowly approaching hens and gobblers to meander around the corner. White coaxed in a trophy with a H.S. Strut Ring Zone Slate friction call. Soon after that, I proudly lifted my first-ever Merriam’s turkey for the camera. The next morning, I filled my second tag. That large gobbler danced in between two beautiful H.S. Strut decoys by Delta. And, I smiled again for the camera.
If you are looking for an out-of-state adventure, you’ll be sure to find happiness in the husker state. We did.