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Ohio – Steve Pollick
Blogger shares on-the-water, in-the-woods bonding experience with grandkids.
Parallels to patience in hunting learned, appreciated by blogger’s grandsons.
Toledo Metroparks restored 1,000 acres of Lake Erie coastland.
If you tear it down they will come, to put a twist on a saying made popular by the Kevin Costner classic baseball film, “Field of Dreams.”
Something – a biting insect for sure – had marched down my forearm and punched in a string of tiny bites. I never even noticed the minor “attack” until, overnight, a reddish-purplish blob about two inches long raised up on the skin. It was not sore, painful, or itchy, and I felt no symptoms of distress. So I watched it…
A water-logged volleyball, a capped but empty old beer bottle, a couple beer and pop caps, assorted Styrofoam, a spent shotgun shell, and “tons” of twigs, sticks, branches, dead grass, heavy limbs and logs, soybean stubble and more – it all ended up in the winter wash that was jamming my little creek this spring. Brushjams, or logjams, are the…
With opening day for turkeys coming soon, it’s high time to start staking out hunting territory for the spring.
Author clearing dead ash trees from his homestead
ODNR offers sessions for adults and youth.
Some of the big birds indeed winter in Ohio.
A waterfowler’s season is never over, even when the trusty, weatherbeaten old shotgun is cleaned and racked and the bags of decoys and other paraphernalia of the trade are stowed in the barn for winter. That is because waterfowlers, duck and goose hunters, never stop watching the sky and sniffing the air, looking, looking, looking. They are, in their own…
Author’s clan cleared brush to do just that recently
Quail numbers hit hard in Ohio. And when we lost those cheerful sweet calls and the sight of coveys skedaddling along brushrows, we lost something special. It would be nice to have them back. The loss has been ours, and many of us do not even realize it.
They often use parts of northern Ohio as “stopover” sites
Writer enjoys watching birds over the bead on the barrels of his double-barrel shotgun well enough, but also enjoys watching them at his feeding stations every winter day.
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…
Insecticides, pesticides, and mouse poison rule the day.
Too many bugs doomed author’s patch.
Author getting tuned up for Saturday’s bow opener in Ohio.
Storm pushed millions of butterflies into secluded, sequestered sites.
Northeast Ohio organization takes on USFWS policies.
Very young kids have no business doing anything more than tagging along, not pulling triggers. They are too immature to understand what they are doing. Much responsibility comes with pulling the trigger.
Writer learns this lesson the hard way with fish kills.
Writer’s brood learns their lessons well.
Lake Erie tributaries have them but they are different from their sterile cousins.