Historic release of native fish will take place Oct. 6.
Oak Harbor, Ohio — For the first time in its history, Ohioans will be able to hunt whitetails at Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge. At the same time, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Ohio will see expansion of gamebird hunting, small mammals, furbearers, migratory gamebird, and big game hunting, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages…
Event scheduled Sept. 25 at Spring Valley.
Columbus — It’s no big secret that the hunting and shooting sports are losing participants on a daily basis. There are myriad groups trying to do something to reverse this trend, including the National Wild Turkey Federation. The organization has hired Johana Dart to focus on recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters in Ohio. Dart works for the NWTF…
Waterfowl seasons among first to begin in the fall.
Free “range day” offered by Ohio DNR.
Columbus — There have been several drownings on Ohio waterways in the past week or so, and that is several too many. Wearing a personal flotation device might have saved at least some of the victims. Far too many people go for no good reason. And, according to published reports, the recent deaths don’t mention the use of alcohol while…
Bucyrus, Ohio — The same folks who help curb wildlife poaching crime in Ohio need your help with a fundraiser that will be held in Crawford County in July. A sporting clays fundraiser will be held July 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club in Bucyrus. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Ohio…
Agency coming up with a future plan for trail improvements.
Cicada hatch two years ago credited with bump.
Ohio’s free fishing weekend is May 5-6. Try out the sport before buying a license.
He’s honored for his volunteerism and work with Ducks Unlimited over the past two-and-half decades.
Division of Wildlife to train new wildlife officers.
Trappers, ginseng diggers, and deer hunters should be aware.
Why not spend a little for those things we all love?
Ice fishing likely just a few days away, given the temperatures; outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning basics of ice fishing are encouraged to attend a free informational workshop on Saturday, Jan. 27.
America’s opioid crisis examined under new light.
Governor asks for potential solutions to the problem.
Unionville, Ohio — A southeast Ohio man shot a massive deer on Oct. 26 that could be one of the larger bucks shot in Ohio this season. And, it is a story about a hunt that almost didn’t happen. Jim Bebout, of Stockport in Morgan County, on Oct. 26 arrowed a 15-inch non-typical buck that measured a gross 211 inches….
Traditional firearms hunt opens on Nov. 27.
None of our fish staff have ever seen this before – Ohio angler lands rare-colored largemouth [photo]
Crooksville, Ohio — Ever hear of a genetic mutation in fish called xanthism? Not many people have, including Cody Gill and Candis Swain, boyfriend and girlfriend who recently caught a largemouth bass with the mutation. Gill and Swain were fishing a pond on AEP ReCreation Land last month when the 12-inch bass hit their lure. “It was kind of a…
Upcoming bow hunt yet another opportunity for Ohio’s youths to take part.
Clayton working toward a career in wildlife art.
Open house on plan set for Sept. 9.
State duck blind spots up for grabs through lottery.
Drawings being held in August for state park blinds.