MANSFIELD, Ohio – The Ohio Bird Sanctuary (OBS) was recently dedicated as an official WILD School Site, according to the Ohio DNR. The Sanctuary is the 175th site dedicated in Ohio and the second in Richland County. OBS partnered with the ODNR Division of Wildlife as well as the Wilderness Center Chapter of the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists to design and install a chimney swift tower on…
Ohio DNR Reports
More than 14,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 24 state public hunting areas this fall.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Portions of Holmes and Wayne counties will retain their designation as a Disease Surveillance Area (DSA) 2015-01 as part of the state’s ongoing surveillance efforts for chronic wasting disease, according to the Ohio DNR. This designation requires that additional rules be followed in this area. In 2014 and 2015, 19 captive white-tailed deer tested positive for CWD…
Approximately 1,200 acres previously closed to hunting will be available to bowhunters as part of controlled hunts at Deer Creek, Malabar Farm, and Maumee Bay state parks.
Columbus — The Ohio DNR will offer special archery deer hunts at seven locations, which border three of Ohio’s state scenic rivers, through local lottery drawings. The hunts will offer sportsmen a unique opportunity to explore seldom visited sites, while lessening the impact of deer browsing on native plant populations, according to ODNR. The Scenic Rivers program has identified properties…
Based upon results from the August trawl surveys, the 2017 yellow perch hatch was successful in Ohio waters of the western basin. The 2017 walleye hatch was near the 20-year average.
Increased knowledge of grass carp in western Lake Erie gained through research project allows natural resource agencies to collaboratively develop science-based management approaches.
High deer populations can have an adverse impact on many sensitive habitats.
Changes to bag and size limits for fish in certain bodies of water and adding the rusty patched bumble bee to the list of state endangered species were among the rule changes proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council.
They also say they would like to have more trails (natural surface, paved and water), wildlife viewing and birding areas, and undeveloped campgrounds.
House Bill 84 designation highlights Ohio’s thriving boating and tourism industry; boating, educational opportunities throughout “Ohio Goes Boating Month.”
As part of nationwide program, Ohioans last year planted more than 27,000 trees, pruned more than 81,000 trees, volunteered more than 50,000 hours in their urban forestry programs and invested a combined total of $40.8 million toward urban forestry efforts.
Annual turkey and grouse brood survey to estimate population growth.
Hunters checked 19,095 birds during the 2017 wild turkey south zone and northeast zone hunting seasons compared to 16,229 birds in 2016. Youth hunters checked 1,920 birds during the 2017 youth season compared to 1,564 in 2016.
Outings draw 32 hunters who bagged nine gobblers.
White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to bag limits for several counties throughout the state.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A total of $190,000 was recently awarded to 43 organizations, conservation clubs and communities from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to increase aquatic stewardship and sport fishing participation in local communities. Each year, the ODNR Division of Wildlife offers aquatic education grants to schools, parks and recreation departments, conservation groups, local governments and other nonprofit organizations…
It’s the only weekend in which anyone 16-years-old or older doesn’t need to obtain a fishing license.
Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.
New for the 2017 season, the state has been divided into two zones for spring turkey hunting: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 24, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, May 1.
Conservation stamp proceeds go toward wildlife diversity.
The state parks offering seasonal camping for 2017 are Barkcamp, Dillon, East Fork, Mosquito Lake, Paint Creek, Punderson, Pymatuning, Rocky Fork and Stonelick.
The first rainbow trout release is scheduled for Friday, March 3, at Adams Lake in Adams County, and rainbow trout releases will take place across Ohio from March 3-May 21 as long as areas are ice-free and accessible to anglers.
Among the proposals were modifications to bag limits for several counties throughout the state.
That’s down slightly from last year, when 188,329 deer were checked.
Funding of more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars to support 19 programs in 2017