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…
On a recent bucket-list trip to Delaware, the author even had a red fox come trotting up the road, stopping directly opposite the car, allowing for a bunch of photographs.Any bucket list is meaningless save for the one who matters the most: The person actually compiling the list. It all comes down to what he (or she) would like to…
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…
Archery numbers, though, have shown a small decline.
Archery season, all seasons close on Feb. 4.
Muzzleloader hunt runs Jan. 6-9.
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…
Monday was opening day of seven-day season.
Youth gun hunt scheduled for Nov. 18-19.
Agency stocks bass, sunfish, trout at park holdings.
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…
Issue bubbles to surface with recent large fish kill.
Powerful storm sweeping into Ohio Valley later this week.
Several state agencies involved in deployment.
Survey firm plumbs minds of hunters, anglers.
Cites ongoing license fee debate among reasons.
Both sides make their points in debate over resident hunting, fishing fees.
Lake Erie anglers settling for goldens right now.
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Sea Grant programs at stake.
When boaters are in trouble, one U.S. agency stands at the watch.
Discharges from ocean-going ships inspected by Coast Guard.
For turkey hunting, the state is proposing adding another 11 counties to the fall season with the season bag limit still entrenched at one bird of either sex.
Ohio Division of Wildlife has had to use its “Plan B” for the agency’s steelhead fisheries program in 2015 and 2016, and might again in 2017 if Michigan’s Little Manistee strain of steelhead trout remain uncooperative.
Many historically good deer counties saw decreases in harvest.
Archery season ends on Feb. 5
Of the state’s 88 counties, only 18 recorded season-to-season declines