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March 28, 2023

Iowa’s annual spring spotlight survey underway, providing information on wildlife

Staff with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are currently conducting their annual nighttime spring spotlight surveys across the state, collecting information on Iowa’s deer and furbearer populations.
The annual survey is conducted from mid-March to mid-April in each county, beginning an hour after sunset, preferably on nights with low wind, good visibility and high humidity. The routes cover different habitats from river bottoms, to farm fields, prairies, woodlots, pastures and timber stands.

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Ohio Insider: Success of blue catfish is a management success story from Central Ohio’s Hoover Reservoir

If you want evidence of a fish management success story you don’t have to look any further than Central Ohio’s Hoover Reservoir.
The four-fish daily split bag limit for catfish has been dropped at Hoover. That slot limit was intended to protect fish between 18 and 28 inches. The Division of Wildlife has also reduced the stocking rate for blues at Hoover, given that the population is doing so well.

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Commentary: Ohio’s new trout stocking plan will take some digestion

ODNR has made new plans for trout stocking dubbed “Rainbow Trout Stocking Reset,” and it doesn’t include Adams Lake. After the last stocking this spring, you may as well put away your rooster tails and power bait or move your trout fishing to Turkey Creek Lake, because after 2023, there will be no more trout for Adams Lake.

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Ohio Sea Grant’s Tory Gabriel earns honors at conference

More than 100 charter boat captains, agency employees, business representatives, and other interested guests attended Ohio Sea Grant’s 42nd charter boat captain’s conference at Bowling Green State University’s Firelands Campus on March 4.
Highlights of the conference included the Division of Wildlife’s Lake Erie Fisheries Research Station in Sandusky Supervisor Eric Weimer’s update on Lake Erie’s walleye population.

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Longtime Ohio Wildlife Council member remembered as avid outdoorsman after death at age 74

A long-serving member of the Ohio Wildlife Council died on March 7.
Dr Larry Mixon Sr. was a lifelong sportsman and conservationist who gave much back during his life. He especially loved fishing and often traveled to fish. He was 74 and had served on the Wildlife Council for 20 years.

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