Steve Pollick

Be wary of ticks in the deer woods this season

It is a little thing, easily ignored, overlooked, or forgotten, but potentially with big consequences – a bite from an infected tick. And while disease-bearing ticks can be a problem year-round, deer hunters should be especially wary. We spend long hours in the woods, deep off trails, often in heavy cover, and often with back and head propped again a…

Deer ‘stakeholders’ group does due diligence

In these early days of deer season in the Northern Zone, numerous hunters are putting their boots on the ground trying to locate doe groups and buck sign like rubs and scrapes and even bedding areas. If you find all of these attributes then you know you have a buck to hunt, and that’s all a backwoods hunter can ask…

Ohio-based bird group questions study on wind farm

Oak Harbor, Ohio — The proposed Icebreaker/LEEDCo offshore wind project, which would place up to six huge wind turbines in central Lake Erie, eight miles from downtown Cleveland, poses a significant hazard to both birds and bats moving across or living on the lake, says the Oak Harbor-based Black Swamp Bird Observatory. BSBO recently issued a position statement on Icebreaker,…

Awarded officer went out of his way to make things good

Jeremy Payne, FOP Lodge 143 President, congratulates Investigator Bury on receipt of his award. (ODNR Division of Wildlife) Sometimes, it’s personal. So I am especially pleased that Ohio Wildlife Investigator Brian Bury, assigned to the Lake Erie Unit, has been name Wildlife Officer of the Year by Wildlife Officer Lodge 143, of the Fraternal Order of Police of the State…