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May 21, 2009

New Online Boating and Hunting Safety Courses Available June 1

New and updated online courses will be available for both Boating Safety Education and Hunter Education classes beginning June 1, making it easier for outdoor sportsmen to take the required classes. “The online courses will feature new and animated graphics as well as narration,” said Lt. Tim Coleman, Statewide Safety Coordinator for the Law Enforcement …

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2009 Ohio Spring Turkey Harvest Tops 18,500 Birds For Second Year in a Row

Columbus, OH – Hunters checked 18,936 wild turkeys during Ohio’s four-week, statewide spring turkey-hunting season that ended May 17, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The preliminary total represents a 2 percent increase over last year’s preliminary harvest number of 18,556. Ashtabula County again led the state in the

Is ‘catchability’ hereditary?

Urbana, Ill. – That 7-pound “bucketmouth” you landed on only your second cast of the day? Turns out, it may not be your refined angling skills that put him in the boat. And it may not be dumb luck, either. According to researchers at the University of Illinois, a largemouth bass’s propensity to being caught

Southeast Region

Piedmont Lake (Belmont County) – Anglers report catching saugeye in the 15- to 16-inch range by trolling jigs and minnows over the rock point across from the Reynolds Road boat ramp. Black crappie nine to 10 inches have been reeled in using a minnow fished under a bobber in six-foot depths fishing from the shore

Controlled hunt deadline extended until June 1: Draw and results notification also delayed

Salem, Ore. – ODFW has extended the controlled hunt deadline until June 1 due to the large volume of applications and a slowdown in the license sales system. “We understand the frustration customers and license sales vendors are experiencing and we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused,” said Roy Elicker, ODFW director. “We are

Arkansas Fishing Report of May 20

CENTRAL ARKANSAS:Lake Conway:Water is dingy and high. A few bream are being caught near the bank on wax worms, tinsel teasers and crickets. Crappie are not doing so well, but are biting near cypress trees on minnows. Bass are doing well on black/red worms and spinnerbaits. Catfishing is picking up on trotlines baited with small

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