THANK YOU FOR DECIDING TO GO HUNTING WITH THE NEIL CONNECTION. Let me introduce myself. My Name is Neal Creekpaum I live near Blair, Nebraska. I have been hunting for 41 years. I will, to the best of my ability and knowledge, give you the best guided hunt I can. Please keep the following in mind. THIS IS A FAIR CHASE HUNT. HUNTING IS DONE IN THE WILD UNDER UNCONTROLLED CONDITIONS. WE WILL BE HUNTING WILD GAME. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OF HARVEST. SUCCESSFUL HUNTING DEPENDS ON A WIDE RANGE OF FACTORS.

THE HUNT: I WILL INFORM YOU OF THE MEETING PLACE AND TIME WHERE WE WILL START THE HUNT. REMAINDER OF THE HUNTING FEE IS DUE AT THIS TIME. WE WILL BE HUNTING THE MISSOURI RIVER IN MY 17' DUCK BOAT. AFTER A BRIEF INTRODUCTION AND INSTRUCTIONS ON RIVER HUNTING/BOATING WE WILL PUT ON OUR LIFE JACKETS AND START THE RIVER JOURNEY. THE BOAT RIDE WILL CONSIST OF A 10-30 MINUTE RIDE ON THE RIVER. IF WE ENCOUNTER FOGGY CONDITIONS YOU MAY BE ASKED TO MEET AND WE WILL NEED TO START OUR BOAT RIDE EARLIER. CONDITIONS ON THE BOAT RIDE MAY BE COLD/WINDY/WET. DURING THE BOAT RIDE REMAIN SEATED AT ALL TIMES. I WILL NAVIGATE AND OPERATE THE BOAT. UPON ARRIVAL AT OUR HUNTING SPOT I WILL DOCK THE BOAT AND UNLOAD YOU AND YOUR GEAR. ONCE UNLOADED PLEASE LISTEN TO MY INSTRUCTIONS AND GET PREPARED FOR THE HUNT. A GOOD FLASHLIGHT OR CAP LIGHT IS NEEDED. "DO NOT LOAD YOUR SHOTGUN" UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO. WE WILL LOCK AND LOAD SEVERAL MINUTES BEFORE SHOOTING TIME. NEXT I WILL SET DECOYS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU ARE WELCOME TO. AFTER DECOY PLACEMENT WE WILL COOK A CAMP STYLE BREAKFAST USUALLY EGGS/SAUSAGE. BRING A THERMOS OF COFFEE I WILL PROVIDE BOTTLED WATER. AFTER BREAKFAST IT WILL BE CLOSE TO SHOOTING TIME.  THE TIME PASSES FAST. DURING DUCK SEASON WE WILL HUNT FROM NATURAL COVER. BE PREPARED IF THE WEATHER IS COLD. IF THE WEATHER IS TOO COLD WE WILL FIRE UP THE HEATER AND HUNT OUT OF THE DUCK BLIND.

WHEN IT'S SHOOTING TIME I WILL DO THE CALLING. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CALL YOU MAY. IF YOU ARE GOOD THAT'S GREAT. IF YOU NEED INSTRUCTION I WILL HELP YOU. THIS IS YOUR HUNT. I CALL THE SHOTS ON THE DUCKS/GEESE. IF YOU HAPPEN TO SEE A DUCK OR GOOSE I DON'T SEE, TELL ME OR IF ITS IN THE DECOYS SHOOT IT. JUST DON'T SHOOT THE DECOYS PLEASE. I DO NOT SKYBUST. I PREFER TO DECOY BIRDS AND SHOOT UNDER 50-YARD SHOTS. CRIPPLED BIRDS/DEAD BIRDS I WILL RETRIEVE WITH MY LABS OR THE BOAT. YOU MAY BRING YOUR OWN DOG THAT IS PEOPLE/DOG FRIENDLY AND OBEDIENCE TRAINED. WE WILL HUNT UNTIL 12:00 NOON OR WHEN IT IS APPARENT THE DUCK FLIGHT'S HAVE ENDED. GOOSE HUNTS/DUCK HUNTS WILL GO UNTIL THE BIRDS STOP FLYING. HUNTS ARE 1/2 DAY HUNTS.

WITH GOOD LUCK AND GOOD HUNTING I HOPE WE HARVEST OUR LIMITS. WE END THE HUNT RETURNING TO OUR STARTING POINT.

HERE'S A GOOD HUNTING LIST:
FLASHLIGHT OR CAP LIGHT
HUNTING BUCKET OR CHAIR
CAMERA
FOOT/HAND WARMERS
EXTRA DRY SOCKS
SHOOTING GLASSES
WADERS (chances are you won't need them, but they are good to have along)
Your hunting equipment:
Camo clothing (I use shadow grass) (Good camouflage means good hunting)
Zip Lock bag for cell phone (turned off while hunting)
Toilet paper
Shotgun
2 or 4 shot for ducks, bb or bbb for geese (bring enough shells)

IF I CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT ME:
hhttp://www.theneilconnection.com/contacttheneilconnection.htm
THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO YOU
http://www.thehuntingandfishingstore.com/
http://www.huntingmallards.com/
http://www.huntingcanadageese.com/
http://www.duckhuntnebraska.com/
http://www.goosehuntnebraska.com/
hhttp://www.theneilconnection.com/safety/shotgunselection.html
http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/
http://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting.aspx


I LOOK FORWARD TO HUNTING WITH YOU.
I HOPE OUR HUNT TOGETHER WILL BE ENJOYABLE
AS WELL AS SUCCESSFUL
GOOD LUCK AND GOOD BIRDING

SINCERELY,

NEAL CREEKPAUM
WWW.THENEILCONNECTION.COM

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