Harvest up from nearly 67,000 in 2016.
Ohio DNR Reports
(Photo by Bob Drieslein)Hunters harvested 1,053 wild turkeys during Ohio’s 2017 fall wild turkey season, according to the Ohio DNR. Ohio’s 2017 fall wild turkey hunting season was open in 67 counties from Oct. 14-Nov. 26. This year, 11 counties were open during the fall turkey season for the first time. For summaries of past turkey seasons, click here. A…
That’s up from 18,776 deer harvested during last year’s opening day.
Both locations are spring fed, and biologists believe the water may be sufficiently cool to support year-round trout fishing opportunities.
That’s down by about 1,000 from last year.
State-threatened trumpeter swans.AKRON, Ohio — As Ohio’s duck and goose seasons begin, hunters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with waterfowl identification before heading out, according to the Ohio DNR. Ohio waterfowl hunters frequently encounter a variety of species of birds when in the field and marsh, and some species of ducks, geese and swans may look similar. Some species, like the…
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio DNR has approved more than $11.7 million in project funding through the Clean Ohio Trails Fund, NatureWorks and Recreational Trails Program grants, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state, the DNR said in a news release Wednesday, Nov. 1. To see where the funding will go, click here….
Also among numerous changes: Rusty patched bumble bee moved to the state’s endangered species list.
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…
More than 14,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 24 state public hunting areas this fall.
For 2017, the number of hunting licenses to-date is 345,532 and the number of deer permits sold to-date is 374,011.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…
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.