Jeff Frischkorn

Bonus gun kill on par with last year

Athens, Ohio — Add an asterisk to the 9,228 total for Ohio’s just-concluded two-day so-named “bonus” firearms deer-hunting kill. While the final figure for the two-day hunt is almost a mirror image of that for 2015 – which was 9,447 animals – it must be remembered that the latter’s two-day hunt was held during the week on a Monday and…

Large-scale poaching probe continues to uncover crime

Columbus — After more than two years of tracking down leads and tips – as well as extensive investigative operations by 45 of its officers – the Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife has to date seen charges brought against 28 Ohioans for various forms of illegal fish and game activity. The charges stemming from the agency’s “Operation North Coast” range…

Charges handed down in ‘Operation North Coast’ so far

Columbus — In addition to charges being filed against Robert Mandon Freeworth (age 36), of Grand Rapids, Ohio (see Page 8), others who’ve thus far been charged with fish and game law violations include (note that some of the defendants have already appeared in court and received judicially applied punishment): • Dawn Large (age 42), Grand Rapids, Ohio: No hunting…