Ohio – Mike Moore

Jail time, fines handed down in illegal guiding case

Columbus – Three individuals from a Columbus suburb received prison time, fines, and hunting license suspensions for operating an illegal hunting guide service during a two-year investigation, according to the Ohio DNR. The men were prosecuted by Assistant Franklin County Prosecutor Heather B. Robinson and sentenced in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas by Judge Charles A. Schneider on…

Muzzleloader season opens this weekend

Columbus – Ohio's white-tailed deer muzzleloader hunting season will open statewide Jan. 5-8, 2013, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. Ohio hunters have harvested 188,853 deer this season. During the 2012 four-day muzzleloader season, 19,459 deer were harvested. Ohio deer hunters must possess the proper permits. Regardless of zone, method of taking or season, hunters may take only one…

Deer gun weekend on slate for Dec. 15-16

Columbus – Ohio’s deer-gun season returns Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. Hunters can use a legal shotgun, muzzleloader or handgun to pursue white-tailed deer Dec. 15-16 from a half-hour before sunrise to sunset. The extra weekend days were added in 2006 in response to hunters’ requests for extended weekend hunting hours. Ohio hunters…

Gun kill down 3 percent

Columbus, OH – Hunters enjoyed great weather as they harvested 86,964 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s traditional week-long deer-gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The harvest yielded an anticipated slight decrease of 3.7 percent from 2011, when 90,282 deer were checked. “The traditional deer-gun week is enjoyed by thousands annually, and this year…

Gun opener sees major kick up from last year

Columbus – Hunters checked 29,297 white-tailed deer on Monday, Nov. 26, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Monday’s total represents a 24.1 percent increase from 2011, when rain-soaked hunters harvested 23,600 deer. Counties reporting the highest numbers of deer checked in 2012: Coshocton (1,199), Muskingum (1,102), Tuscarawas…

DNR hotline hours extended for gun seasons

COLUMBUS – Hunters and other individuals seeking information about white-tailed deer-gun hunting seasons or wanting to report state wildlife law violations may take advantage of extended call center hours, according to the Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife. The 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543) general hunting information hotline will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, for the 10th…

Rabbit, quail, pheasant ready to open

Ashley, Ohio – Ohio hunters should begin preparing for the hunting seasons of some of the state’s most popular game species with ring-necked pheasant, cottontail rabbit and bobwhite quail. The hunting seasons for upland game began on Friday, Nov. 2, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. The state’s cottontail rabbit population has been very good recently. However, Nathan Stricker,…

Fall turkey season opens in select counties

Columbus – Fall wild turkey hunting opened in 48 Ohio counties on Oct. 13, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. The season continues through Sunday, Nov. 25. “The warm and dry spring resulted in better nest success and brood survival this year,” said DNR wildlife biologist Mike Reynolds. “Although fall turkey hunting is not as popular as spring turkey…

Ryan targets sportsmen issues with Ohio Outdoor News

Editor's note: Ohio Outdoor News Contributing Writer Larry Moore caught up with Congressman and Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Sept. 29 at the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance annual Save Our Heritage rally. Below is the text of Moore's interview in question and answer form. Columbus – Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., has become a household name since being tapped by Mitt…

More carp DNA shows up in Maumee

Maumee, Ohio – Asian carp environmental DNA (eDNA) has been detected in three of 350 water samples collected from western Lake Erie’s Maumee Bay and Maumee River between July 31 and August 4. The three samples, all positive for silver carp eDNA, were found in Maumee Bay – two in Michigan waters and one in Ohio waters. The water samples…

VP nominee Ryan to headline USSA rally

Columbus – Sportsmen have a unique opportunity to meet and hear the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, as he headlines the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance 16th Annual “Save Our Heritage” Rally, sponsored by the Ithaca Gun Company.  The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Aladdin Shrine Temple in Columbus. At this event, Congressman…