Brady Petersen’s big brothers didn’t realize that while he was tagging along with them during deer and pheasant hunting that they were actually setting the stage for his career. Brady is the assistant superintendent at Ponca State Park.

Growing up at Bancroft, Brady followed along as his brothers, Adam and Riley, went out hunting, because that is what little brothers do. He soon found that he liked nature and the wildlife they encountered.

As a student at Bancroft-Rosalie High School, the time came when he started thinking about a career. The outdoors was his calling.

“I never realized I could make a career out it,” Brady said.

During a visit with colleges Brady found that the University of Nebraska at Lincoln had naturalist classes.

Following a summer of working for his dad at Petersen Metal Products, Brady was off to the University for classes.

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