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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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Archive »Hunting Tips

Wild turkey hunting tips: preparing for your spring hunt

Pattern your shotgun now, and work ahead to avoid any unnecessary equipment or calling blunders when chasing gobblers

Safety tips for spring turkey hunters

Turkey hunting is a safe sport, but it's important to make safety an integral part of each 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.

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» Fishing News

  • Fishing tips: How to prepare for a new-to-you lake

    Fishing tips: How to prepare for a new-to-you lake

    Research lake and river maps, review your GPS, prepare your tackle, and explore the DNR and other pertinent websites, so you can hit the water ready to fish.

  • Boil your lake trout

    Boil your lake trout

    Consider a fish boil if you come home from your Great Lakes fishing trip with a load of lake trout.

  • Area experts: region better prepared for algae crisis

    Area experts: region better prepared for algae crisis

    It was August of 2014 when an algae toxin in the water on Lake Erie left 400,000 people in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan without water for several days.

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Archive »Fishing Tips

Fishing tips: How to prepare for a new-to-you lake

Research lake and river maps, review your GPS, prepare your tackle, and explore the DNR and other pertinent websites, so you can hit the water ready to fish.

Five top fishing presentations for late summer bass

Largemouth and smallmouth bass won’t fall into a strict pattern in September, so have these five techniques in your angling arsenal.

Be the lure: Fishing plastics for bluegills and other panfish

Plastics have revolutionized modern fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleyes, and even pike and muskies. Don’t forget to use the new wave of angling plastics for panfish this summer.

Summer slabs: Top tips for warm-weather crappies

Post-spawn, “suspended” crappies intimidate too many freshwater anglers when simple approaches to targeting these panfish can produce thick, edible fillets.

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