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June 19, 2023

Commentary: Know the difference between hellbenders and mud puppies

I taught myself to fly fish while in high school and have continued the sport since. One of those learning waters was Little Beaver Creek in Columbiana County, Ohio. Known for its ability to swamp canoes and hide trophy smallmouths, it was one of my favorite haunts.
On one of the many trips wading its waters, I stepped on a big flat rock that transformed into a teeter-totter and sent me splashing. As I unsteadily stood, I saw a squashed-looking, slimy, waterlogged thing scurrying away into a submerged crevice.

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Ohio Insider: What do harvest numbers from this spring season tell us about the turkey population?

Ohio’s spring turkey season is now in the books, so it’s time to put a bow on this year’s hunt.
As usual, I contacted Mark Wiley, the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s (DOW) lead turkey biologist, to get the rundown on the season from the DOW’s perspective. The resident turkey permit success rate was 26.5% of all those resident hunters who purchased a permit. That compares to 20.9% in 2022 and 18.9% in 2021.

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Big youth shooting event slated for Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio

During 2022, the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) set a new participation record when more than 3,500 young shooters competed in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action shooting Program (SASP) National Championships.
Although registration is still open for the 2023 SCTP and SASP National Championships, it looks like they will set new records again this year when they gather at Cardinal from July 4-15, according to Tom Davis, marketing and communications manager for the SSSF.

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Ohio Mixed Bag: Family donates 177 acres for wildlife area

The Ohio DNR (ODNR) Division of Wildlife recently received a donation on behalf of Marion and Fred Conkel of 177 acres of land in Pike County for use as a public wildlife area. The property was donated by Patricia Ann Conkel through her trust in honor of her husband, Fred Conkel, and his father, Marion Conkel.

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Gov. DeWine marks fifth ‘Inland Fish Ohio Day’ at Acton Lake

The fifth annual Inland Fish Ohio Day held June 3 was a success by any measure as the numbers of attendees continue to increase and participate. 
The governor, ODNR director, wildlife chief, and parks and watercraft chief, park and wildlife officials, guests, and media members were all in attendance at Hueston Woods State Park’s Acton Lake.

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Iowa communities to receive tree inventory, management funds to deal with impact of emerald ash borer

A total of 15 Iowa communities will receive tree inventory updates as a result of action taken recently by the Iowa Natural Resources Commission.
The commission approved a contract with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. of Wahoo, Neb., as part of Iowa’s Urban Forestry Management plan, a state-funded effort to plan and manage tree resources in conjunction with the Woodland Health Initiative.

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