Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merriam's Spring Turkey Hunt - Steve Schumacher

Merriam's Spring Turkey Hunt - 402-304-1192I drove 1,200 miles from Ohio to hunt Merriam Turkeys in Nebraska with Scott Croner.  The trip proved to be one of the best hunting decision I ever made.  

I was able to arrive at Uncle Buck's Lodge by noon on the day before my scheduled three day hunt.  Since the previous hunters had already tagged out and the weather forecast for the next few days wasn't good,  Scott told me to grab my gear and off we went.   An hour later I had my trophy Merriam.  Fortunately I have a good heart as this bird was taken at 6 yards.    The next day, in a snow blizzard and 30 mile per hour winds we navigated a long stalk on a trophy Rio Grand Turkey which I harvested at 35 yards.

Scott Croner is second to none, when it comes to turkey hunting.   If you listen to what he tells you in preparing for and during the hunt, you will kill birds.  Croner enhances the hunt with his knowledge and enthusiasm for turkey hunting.  He understands and shares in the excitement and the importance of your hunt.  

With the pending bad weather, I  was pleased to be tagged out on the first scheduled day of my hunt by 11:00 am, with two trophy birds.  Merriam's Spring Turkey Hunt - 402-304-1192

Not only was it a great hunt, but the accommodations and hospitality at Uncle Bucks Lodge was first class.   The food was fabulous and I even got to check and feed cattle with (Walt) the owner of the ranch.

Not regrets on this trip!   I highly recommended this hunt.

Go prepared and be ready!   It can be fast and furious.

Steve Schumacher

Monday, October 7, 2013

Francis McLaughlin On HIs Way To A Grand Slam With A Merriam's Gobbler

I would like to thank the Nebraska Hunting Company for his help in getting me a Merriam's turkey.  Scott is totally committed to getting you a turkey.  He is focused on hunting and will put you on birds.  For me this is the third leg of a Grand slam, now only needing the Osceola.  Another group hunting while I was in Nebraska completed 3 grand slams!  One needed a Merriam's, the other two needed a Merriam's and a Rio!

Thanks to Nebraska Hunting Company for my Merriam's and awesome hunting memories.  Thanks to Marilyn and Walt for the hospitality and wonderful accommodations at Uncle Buck's Lodge.

Frank McLaughlin

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spring Turkey Hunting Tips - Merriam's Turkey Hunting

Tips From A Turkey Guide

1) Don’t get too close. Set up a couple hundred yards from a gobbling turkey so you don’t risk spooking him.

2) Don’t call much. Use soft yelps and clucks to let the bird know where you are and then quit calling. If the bird gobbles then answer him with some soft yelps, purrs and clucks and go silent again.

3) Be ready. Have your shotgun shouldered and pointed in the direction of the last gobble. Once the bird is in sight you need to have your head down on the gun, safety off and be pointed in the right direction. Any movement at this point on your part is suspect to getting you busted by the bird’s amazing eyesight.

4) Let the turkey find you. If the tom is heading in your direction don’t call. Let him come find you.

5) Be Patient. Don’t be in a hurry to get up if your bird doesn’t gobble. Wait him out. If he ends up gobbling away from you and doesn’t come back after 40 minutes to an hour, pickup and move.

6) Listen. When you move to a new spot in the morning, listen for 5 to 10 minutes before calling. Many times if a hot bird is in the area he’ll gobble and you can pinpoint his location without announcing your presence.
If you’d like to gain an education in turkey hunting, then I highly recommend you spend three days with Terry Knight or any of the guides at Lifetime Hunts. For more information or to book your next hunt, visit or call (402) 304-1192

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Johnny & Teri Hall Score Merriam's Turkeys In Nebraska

"Man what a trip, most likely the most fun ever on what turned out to be a one day hunt.
My wife was skeptical about going along but now after hunting with Scott, she understands the addiction, now she is hooked also and can't wait to come back.
I'd highly recommend hunting with Scott, he knows his business well and at the same time will keep you fully entertained, genuine great guy to be around and did I mention the hunting was great too"

Johnny & Teri Hall

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scott Croner "The Nebraska Turkey Interceptor "

Scott hunts turkey like a Nebraska lawman hot on the trail of a escaped convict !!! I arrived at 12:30 p.m.on Friday, with cloudy sky's and winds blowing in excess of 20 mph which are not ideal hunting conditions. I was back at the lodge with 2 long beards by 5:00p.m.

The next morning Scott set me up on a location he had scouted early in the season. Needless to say, I took care of business at 10 yards with my third Merriam at 7:30 a.m. I called Scott to come pick me up and when he arrived, the back of his Suburban was stacked with gobblers harvested by three of his repeat hunters that he guided on a hunt that morning. I've hunted with so called guides in Kansas and Alabama, but Nebraska Hunting Co. is the real deal. I will be back next year with several of my clients. ( 5) Stars*****

P.S. be sure and tip the cook-best prime rib west of the Mississippi!

Greg Hill
El Dorado

Jay Jones And Kraig Dean Harvest 5 Gobblers In 24 Hours

Kraig harvested all 3 of his gobblers in one day of hunting. Jay harvested 2 of his gobblers along with Kraig and 1 the night before.