Mike Moore

Hunting and fishing expanded in Ohio wildlife areas

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…

In Ohio, NWTF chapter hosting deer hunt to recruit new hunters

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…

Ohio to take part in Operation Dry Water

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…

July clay shoot to benefit Ohio Turn In A Poacher

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…

Ohio deer hunter’s monster buck measures 211 inches [photo]

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….