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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

  • Deer kill in line with goal, DNR says

    Deer kill in line with goal, DNR says

    Each side in the ongoing roil regarding whether Ohio hunters are shooting too many does will find ammunition in the preliminary final four-day statewide muzzleloading deer-hunting season.

  • The Puppy Plunge

    The Puppy Plunge

    If you’re in the market for a new dog this spring, start looking for litters now

  • The traveling hunter: Flying with firearms

    The traveling hunter: Flying with firearms

    Planning, preparation make a difference

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Archive »Hunting Tips

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.

Three great stands for hunting the rut

Narrowing down my top stand sites for hunting the rut to only three is not easy.

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» Fishing News

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Archive »Fishing Tips

Angling advice: Is it possible to think like a fish?

Human consciousness can’t honestly relate to small-brained, cold-blooded creatures living in an entirely different environment. But we can study these amazing animals and apply what we learn to better fishing.

When panfish behave badly

A common mistake some anglers make is thinking the world below the ice is static and that nothing changes.

Ice fishing tip: Cold weather battery maintenance

Take proper care of batteries while fishing in cold weather to avoid costly replacement fees.

Angling fact of life: The negative scent factor in ice fishing

Doesn’t matter which species – walleye, pike, perch, crappies or bluegills – fish detecting unnatural odors will cost you bites this winter

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