April 13, 2017
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the statewide deer gun season, state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, received information about a hunting blind located behind a residence where a caller suspected a hunter was hunting after legal shooting hours with the aid of an ATV. Officer Tipton drove by the
Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching open water saugeyes at the North Bank ramp. Successful fishermen are using jig and minnow combinations, Swedish Pimples, or blade baits. At Thornport, anglers are catching small crappies and yellow perch. Fish are shallow, with successful anglers fishing just about six inches deep.
Banquets/Fundraisers April 15: Killbuck Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Greenbriar Conference Center, Wooster. For more info call Brad Posten, 330-317-9198. April 21: Zanesville Friends of NRA Banquet, 6 p.m., Prophets Park, Zanesville. For more info call Don Pagath, 740-740-6364. April 21: Medina County Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Weymouth Country Club, Medina. For more
Similar to last year, the Horicon Canada goose hunting zone will have one single continuous 92-day time period, rather than the two split time periods experienced in the past. In addition, the pintail daily bag limit based on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service frameworks, has been reduced from two to one.
Banquets/Fundraisers. April 8: Honey Hole NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., April 22: Locust Valley WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Ryan Township Fire Hall, Barnesville. For more info call Dave Morgan, 570-205-2253. April 29: Western NY RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Bartlett Country Club, Olean. For more info call Calvin, 585-567-8991. April 29: Salem EC Sportsmans Banquet, 5 p.m.,
The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has been performing trout stockings around the state. Opening day of trout season for most counties is April 15. For a stocking schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Boaters are reminded that if they were born after Jan. 1, 1982, and are planning to operate a boat greater than 25 horsepower or