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September 21, 2018

Simple tips can help you avoid the consequences of an encounter with poison ivy

Seated in the waiting room at the local urgent care center isn’t where I’d planned to be, yet there I was, waiting patiently and scratching wildly at my throat, upper chest, and a couple spots on my arm. I’m part of the 85 percent of Americans who have allergic reactions to poison ivy, poison oak, …

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Wolves or coyotes? Canine debate continues to brew

Finlayson, Minn. — Jerry Schneider sent Outdoor News a trail camera image late last week from his 240-acre hunting property west of Finlayson. The date stamp shows the camera snapped the image in early August, and the photo clearly shows eight wild canines entering a field on a steamy summer morning. Outdoor News posted the

Deer ‘stakeholders’ group does due diligence

Opening day of the first of the 2018-19 Ohio deer seasons – Sept. 29 for bowhunting – is less than two weeks hence as you read this, and the last thing you may care about is how to manage the state’s deer herd in the next decade. Yes, visions of long-tined, heavy-beamed 10-pointers, rut-snorting in

Gizzard shad leading to skinny, small crappies at Lake Wilhelm

Butler, Pa. — Anglers can blame gizzard shad for an overabundance of skinny crappies and bluegills on Lake Wilhelm in Mercer County. Shad are wreaking havoc on Wilhelm’s panfish by outcompeting them for forage, while providing larger predators, such as walleyes, muskies and largemouth bass, with alternative meals, according to Tim Wilson, a biologist with

Michigan team medals at national hunter education challenge

Mansfield, Pa. — A soggy week in northcentral Pennsylvania didn’t dampen the spirit or the competitiveness of a determined Michigan Youth Hunter Education Challenge team, as it brought home a bronze medal from the Keystone State. The Senior Leadslingers finished third overall in the Safety Trail event. “I certainly couldn’t have asked for a better

Football team shares field with osprey nest

Carlyle, Ill. —  The sign outside Carlyle High School’s football field proudly proclaims the facility as “The Home of the Indians.” For the past several months –and hopefully the next several years – the Indians will share the field with families of ospreys. Technically, the ospreys are not affiliated with Carlyle, Beckemeyer or any of

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