Nebraskaland December 2021

NEBRASKAland Magazine is dedicated to outstanding photography and informative writing with an engaging mix of articles and photos highlighting Nebraska’s outdoor activities, parklands, wildlife, history and people.

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December 2021 • Nebraskaland 3 Cover: A limit of bluegills lie next to a Vexilar and ice fishing rod and reel at Lawrence Youngman Lake in Douglas County. JEFF KURRUS, NEBRASKALAND This page: Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) at sunset in Dawes County. JUSTIN HAAG, NEBRASKALAND C a T J F E A T U R E S 18 ROSE CREEK MAUSOLEUM Story and photos by Eric Fowler 28 OUTDOOR NEBRASKA What to Do in December By Renae Blum 30 A PUPPY FOR THE HOLIDAYS By Todd Mills 36 HOW THE REPUBLICAN RIVER GOT ITS NAME By David L. Bristow, History Nebraska 38 FROM THE WHITETOP Capturing Nature Photos From the Road By Nebraskaland Staff 44 BLACK POWDER A Muzzleloading Primer By Tim Reigert 46 TALES AND TIPS From the Hardwater Story and photos by Jeff Kurrus D E P A R T M E N T S 6 Your Nebraska 10 In the Field 52 Mixed Bag 58 Portraits from the Past 62 The Last Stop O N T H E W E B For more articles and information, visit

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