Hunters may encounter a lot more than just wildlife in Nebraska’s fields this weekend. Farmers will be out there too, trying to finish this year’s delayed harvest. Platte County extension educator Allan Vyhnalek says hunters need to be mindful of all the harvest equipment that’s still out there.
“Everybody’s gotta’ take it easy, take it simple,” Vyhnalek says. “People driving around in the countryside this weekend, going to do their deer hunting, treat every hill on a country road like there’s a combine parked right on the other side because there might be.” Vyhnalek says it’s important to think about safety.
He says with farmers trying to play catch up, they need to be careful and cautious so as not to get in an accident. The same goes for hunters.
“It’s going to be a tough deer hunt this year because most of the time, the fields are already empty and you kinda’ know where to find the deer,” he says. “This year, the deer will be holed up in the corn fields. It’s going to be interesting, so to our deer hunter friends, please be careful as you’re working around in the farm areas.”
Some farmers are three to four weeks behind schedule because the weather conditions have slowed the harvest.
Thanks to Jim Curry, WJAG, Norfolk