Jeff Frischkorn

Ohio deer harvest sees slight uptick

Athens, Ohio — In trolling the 2017 to-date Ohio deer kill figures as of Nov. 28, the tally is ever so slightly ahead of where the comparable 2016 to-date figures were back then on Nov. 29. In each case the end-of-the-week running numbers included the first two days of their respective firearms deer hunting season. So, what we have is…

Bald eagle nest a touchy subject for new development

Kirtland Hills, Ohio — If horses ever will have the run of a new high-end planned community in Lake County’s Kirtland Hills Village, then American bald eagles will continue to soar above the proposed equine-related project. In fact, the eagles are already homesteaders on a large piece of private property located within the village, edged on the north by Interstate…

Steelie stocks shifting

Ohio Division of Wildlife has had to use its “Plan B” for the agency’s steelhead fisheries program in 2015 and 2016, and might again in 2017 if Michigan’s Little Manistee strain of steelhead trout remain uncooperative.

Bonus gun kill on par with last year

Athens, Ohio — Add an asterisk to the 9,228 total for Ohio’s just-concluded two-day so-named “bonus” firearms deer-hunting kill. While the final figure for the two-day hunt is almost a mirror image of that for 2015 – which was 9,447 animals – it must be remembered that the latter’s two-day hunt was held during the week on a Monday and…