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Frank Hinchey began his journalism career in 1956, covering news for his hometown paper the Rutland (Vt.) Herald. Along the way, he reported for The Cincinnati Enquirer and The Columbus Dispatch. Hinchey learned to fly fish – and untangle snags – by watching his dad hook native brook trout in Vermont. He has written for Ohio Outdoor News since 2005.

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Jane Beathard is the retired media relations manager of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Prior to joining ODNR, she was a public information specialist for the Ohio Department of Health. Prior to joining the state, she was a reporter for The Madison Press in London for nine years. She has written for Ohio Outdoor News since 2008.

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For more than 30 years Jeff Frischkorn has written about the outdoors, chiefly as a staff reporter for The News-Herald in Lake County as well as a columnist for Ohio Outdoor News. His topic material has ranged from hunting and fishing to camping, boating, firearms, government, legislation, earth sciences, and the county parks systems in Lake, Geauga, and Cuyahoga counties. Frischkorn has won more than 80 state, regional and national media achievement awards. He is a three-time George Gund Foundation fellow.

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Mike Moore has worked in the newspaper business since 1996, first for The Daily Chief-Union of Upper Sandusky followed by a stint with The Delaware Gazette. An award winning writer, Moore has been an editor since 2004, first with The Delaware Gazette and now with Ohio Outdoor News since its inception in 2005. A graduate of Ohio State University, Moore lives in central Ohio with his wife, Jennifer.

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Steve Pollick, an Ohio Outdoor News columnist since the paper’s inception in 2005, and retired staff member of The Blade newspaper in Toledo and its outdoors editor since 1982. His bylined stories and columns also have appeared in local, regional, state, and national magazines for more than 40 years.

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» Hunting News

  • Pot calls: Best bet for beginning wild turkey hunters

    Pot calls: Best bet for beginning wild turkey hunters

    Mouth calling is great, but most experienced gobbler chasers and expert callers always carry an assortment of slate, glass, or graphite pot calls.

  • Man guilty of deer trafficking

    Man guilty of deer trafficking

    A Florida man pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to federal wildlife charges that accused him of conspiracy to illegally sell, transport, and falsely label untested white-tailed deer for the purpose of deer breeding in other states.

  • Charges in CWD case head to the grand jury

    Charges in CWD case head to the grand jury

    A Holmes County judge refused to dismiss felony charges of tampering with evidence against the operator of a private hunting preserve resulting from an investigation of deer suspected of being exposed to fatal chronic wasting disease.

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Archive »Hunting Tips

Last-minute scouting for spring turkeys

Find out what kind of birds are in the area and learn the lay of the land where you intend to hunt

Remember all aspects of safety during this deer hunting season

Whether you're hunting via firearm, archery, or muzzleloader (in a treestand or ground blind) have a mental safety checklist whenever you head afield.

Archery hunting during the deer rut — bowhunting advice from an expert

Successful Pope and Young record holder offers advice on how to be successful at archery hunting during the rut.

Gobbler hunting strategies: The snood reveals the mood

During that turkey hunting moment of truth, closely watch that fleshy appendage hanging off the beak of a boss tom.

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» Fishing News

  • Sampling turns up eDNA from Asian carp in the Ohio River

    Sampling turns up eDNA from Asian carp in the Ohio River

    The Pennsyl­vania Fish & Boat Commission has confirmed that environmental DNA from the invasive Asian silver carp and bighead carp has been found in six water samples collected from the Ohio River last year.

  • Changes afoot with algae legislation

    Changes afoot with algae legislation

    Some state lawmakers and those within Gov. John Kasich’s administration no longer appear on the same page when it comes to fighting the spread of algae in Lake Erie since a toxin contaminated drinking water for 400,000 people in Ohio and Michigan last August.

  • Boat Prep 101

    Boat Prep 101

    With another open-water fishing season approaching, it’s time to think about getting the boat out of storage and begin the process of prepping it for another year.

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Archive »Fishing Tips

Properly store your ice fishing electronics, shelters, clothing, augers and more…

Take the time now to properly store your ice gear to make it easier to prepare for next years hard-water season.

Structure and top colors for super-late ice season crappies and bluegills [Video]

With the end of hard water looming, “T3” catches an impressive mixed bag of panfish during the glorious warm-weather days of mid-March

Youth and hard water: Tips for taking kids ice fishing

Youngsters naturally love to crank up fish. Keep it enjoyable and you’ll help build the next generation of anglers, plus a fishing buddy for life.

The toughest angling decision: When to leave fish… for fish!

Tearing yourself away from a fair bite or spot to locate excellent action: a fishing necessity under prime conditions

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