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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

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Archive »Hunting Tips

Late season ring-necked pheasant hunting tips

Have the proper tools and hunt quiet to increase your success during December’s rooster hunting season.

Hunting with your ears

Hunting with your ears can provide big benefits.

Get your gunbox handy: Sight in your slug guns

Time is now to prepare for gun opener

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

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» Fishing News

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Archive »Fishing Tips

Sometimes it’s OK to get skunked when searching for new ice fishing locations

Stop visiting the same old community ice angling holes, and venture out to locate new honey holes away from the noise and crowds.

Ice formula: When should I set my hook for walleyes?

When fish strike, timing your hookset can determine whether or not sportfish emerge from your ice hole.

All the rage: soft plastics for winter panfish

The idea of consistently putting panfish on the ice with soft plastics has become more than just an experiment.

Secret tip-up tactics for the heart of winter ice fishing

Walleye and northern pike anglers alike should employ a simple, old school, multi-species technique throughout the hard-water season.

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