Jeff Frischkorn

Cold, wet weather takes toll on Ohio fishing license sales

Columbus — With the ongoing cool-down of temperatures and the bountiful deluge of both rain and snow, to-date sales of fishing licenses in Ohio are experiencing a deep chill of their own. These sales are the kick-off to the state’s fishing season, too, with anglers turning hopeful gazes at the walleye run in the Maumee River, reef fishing in the…

New species breath new life into state’s Fish Ohio program

Columbus — The addition of five new recognized species and the reduction in the minimum length requirement of three other species when caught from inland waters has helped to breathe new life into the state’s Fish Ohio program. Fish Ohio was launched in 1976 with only 138 entries. This 42-year-old program recognizes anglers who catch a qualifying specimen from one…

Bears spotted in unusual spot in northeastern Ohio

Painesville, Ohio — While on Feb. 2 a famous Pennsylvania groundhog was predicting six more weeks of winter, on that same day three black bears in northeast Ohio ignored the groundhog’s long-range weather forecast. The trio of bears – very likely a family unit consisting of a sow and two yearling cubs – took a stroll on Groundhog Day in…

Ohio deer harvest sees slight uptick

Athens, Ohio — In trolling the 2017 to-date Ohio deer kill figures as of Nov. 28, the tally is ever so slightly ahead of where the comparable 2016 to-date figures were back then on Nov. 29. In each case the end-of-the-week running numbers included the first two days of their respective firearms deer hunting season. So, what we have is…

Bald eagle nest a touchy subject for new development

Kirtland Hills, Ohio — If horses ever will have the run of a new high-end planned community in Lake County’s Kirtland Hills Village, then American bald eagles will continue to soar above the proposed equine-related project. In fact, the eagles are already homesteaders on a large piece of private property located within the village, edged on the north by Interstate…