Friday, January 27th, 2023
Friday, January 27th, 2023

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Stories we’re chasing this Friday morning

Man, I’m telling you, the outdoor stories affecting Ohio are
coming fast and furious as we approach the deadline for the March
27 edition of Ohio Outdoor News.

On this bountiful Friday morning in my office as well as several
others across the state, we’re chasing new leads. One involves a
Supreme Court case that upholds a wildlife officer’s right to enter
private property, something Division of Wildlife Chief Dave Graham
told me in an interview today is the most important court decision
in his 33-year careeer. Contributing Writer Frank Hinchey is
chasing down the principals in the case, which involved an Erie
County landowner who sued after getting pinched by authorities for
a baited dove field. Also, a meeting of Lake Erie ice anglers, law
enforcement authorities, and the U.S. Coast Guard provided plenty
of fireworks in Port Clinton last night. We’re on top of that story
as well. Yet a third story working this morning involves a concern
about bald eagles potentially nesting in a tree precipitously close
to the end of a runway at Cleveland Hopkins International. Given
the heightened awareness over birds striking aircraft in the wake
of the Hudson River miracle, I spent some time on the phone this
morning with Damon Greer, an assistant wildlife chief in Akron.
Greer has been in contact with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
the Federal Aviation Administration, the USDA’s Wildlife Services
Unit, and Cleveland Metroparks on the situation. It appears there’s
no imminent concern just yet as red-tailed hawks are using the
tree, which sits right along the Rocky River. But, a serious
monitoring and harrassment effort is underway. These are just the
stories in the works today; there was a whole batch of others that
myself and other writers were chasing throughout the week.
Absolutely do not miss the next issue!

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