Monday, June 5th, 2023
Monday, June 5th, 2023

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Jeff Frischkorn

Ohio’s spring turkey hunters post highest success rates since 2018

Turkey hunters fooled a lot of gobblers – and even some bearded hens – into believing they were the real deal during Ohio’s recently concluded spring turkey season.
In all, Ohio’s turkey hunters killed 15,673 birds checked from April 22 through May 28, and that includes the 1,823 turkeys tallied during the two-day youth turkey season April 15-16.

Money directed toward Ohio’s Mentor Harbor/Lagoons

After a century of being battered by Lake Erie waves and erosion, the famed Mentor Harbor/Lagoons has a “white knight” riding to its rescue.
In mid-March, Ohio General Assembly members state Rep. Jamie Callender, R-Concord Township, and state Sen. Jerry Cirino, R-Kirtland, addressed the three-member Lake County Commissioners that the Ohio DNR will be the conduit for $500,000 in legislatively approved money for the so-named “Mentor Erosion Project.”

Ohio’s early turkey kill this spring in good standing

Data supplied by the Ohio Division of Wildlife appears to demonstrate the state’s turkey flock is on the road to recovery, thanks in some measure to tightening of bag limits.
It is important to note, too, that the totals shown for this year and last year includes the results of their respective two-day, youth-only turkey-hunting seasons. This year, youth hunters were blessed with absolutely ideal turkey-hunting weather.

Jeff Frischkorn: A boy, a dog, and the Creek

Every boy needs a dog and every dog needs a boy.
I have Molly and she has me, and we both have the Creek.
In March, the Creek belongs exclusively to me, though. It is then that I fish for steelhead trout, typically starting with bait and then transferring my flag over to one of three 7-weight fly rods (I like to alternate between them, but I digress.) To the fly line’s leader I add a fly that I have assembled from scratch. But again, I am getting ahead of myself.

Having the proper net is an important tool in fishing

When it comes to sport-angling landing nets, many fishermen seemingly know they need them, though they don’t always get equal play with the rest of their toys. I mean, anglers think nothing of spending $10 to $20 for the newest crankbait, but to shell out $125 for a net? You gotta be kidding me.

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