Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Mike Moore

NDA report: Bucks most susceptible to CWD, but does remain important part of management equation

White-tailed bucks are more susceptible to chronic wasting disease (CWD) than any other deer.
That’s the crux of a recent CWD report from the National Deer Association (NDA). CWD is an always fatal neurological disease that has cropped up over the past 20 years, ultimately making a significant change in the deer management world.

Saugeyes, catfish top catches at Ohio’s Paulding Reservoir

It’s about as square as they come, but the 67-acre Paulding Reservoir in northwest Ohio does offer some decent fishing.
Paulding Reservoir is a typical upground water supply basin with straight riprap banks and a flat, featureless bottom except for a number of Christmas tree attractors placed by the ODNR Division of Wildlife in 1994 and 1995.
“It’s steep-sided all the way around and I don’t think there are any shallow areas,” said Mike Wilkerson, fisheries management supervisor for the Division of Wildlife in northwest Ohio.

Ohio’s fall turkey hunt: A much different ballgame than the spring

Though it’s nowhere near as popular as the spring season, the fall turkey hunt continues to be a part of Ohio’s hunting offerings.
The fall season this year runs from Oct. 14 through Nov. 12, a bit shorter than it’s been historically. The ODNR Division of Wildlife two years ago shortened the season in response to a turkey population downturn. In a typical fall turkey season, Ohio hunters will harvest around 1,000 birds, according to Mark Wiley, a Division of Wildlife bird biologist.

Ohio Insider: Family finishes years-long adventure by visiting all 75 state parks

A silver lining of the Covid-19 pandemic is that it gave Jerry Tyree and his family a reachable goal of visiting all 75 of Ohio’s state parks.
Jerry, his son Tristan, and wife Rhonda achieved that goal last month when they checked off park No. 75 from their list.
“We started doing this during COVID,” said Tyree, who lives in Delaware County. “Just to get out of the house and get some exercise. We just felt like we were missing out on a lot.”

What should Ohio hunters expect when another bow season opens in late September?

There wasn’t much fanfare about it, but Ohio deer hunters last year set a new buck harvest record in half of the state’s counties.
The news that hunters in 44 of Ohio’s counties set buck harvest records in the 2022-23 season gets us set for the start of a new deer bowhunting season, which opens on Saturday, Sept. 30. The season runs through Feb. 4, 2024 for bowhunters in the Buckeye State. Setting harvest records, though, is cause for some consternation rather than celebration among deer managers.

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