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Outdoor News Offers Free Subscriptions to Youth who Complete Minnesota DNR Firearms Safety Certification

(Plymouth, MN) – Outdoor News Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake states, is offering youth ages 11 to 17, and adults, who have successfully completed the firearms safety certification program, the Minnesota DNR Becoming an Outdoor Woman series or an adult mentored learn to hunt program through the Minnesota DNR in 2019 with a complimentary three-month…

Centerville man hit with large fines for poaching deer

Pataskala, Ohio — One individual from Centerville, Ohio, received fines, restitution, and a hunting license suspension for killing an antlered white-tailed deer illegally, according to the Ohio DNR. The man was prosecuted by assistant Licking County prosecutor Michael King, and sentenced in Licking County Municipal Court by Judge David N. Stansbury on May 3. In November of 2014 the DNR…

Could larger fires help Minnesota moose?

Cloquet, Minn. — For the first time this winter, moose were observed in notable numbers inside the Pagami Creek wildfire area, more than 90,000 acres that were quickly scorched mostly inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in September 2011. At least at this point, however, there isn’t complete agreement between a couple of wildlife researchers about what that means…

Bill to allow use of airbows introduced

Harrisburg — A bill that would add a new tool to Pennsylvania’s hunting woods has been introduced, even while two others with similar goals have stalled. Rep. Marc Gergely is prime sponsor of House Bill 2081. It would legalize tools like the Crosman Airbow for use in firearms deer seasons. Right now, all air-powered weapons are prohibited. Gergely’s bill would…

Ohio Cuffs & Collars – June 3rd, 2016

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • In November 2015, state wildlife officer Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, received complaints about illegal deer hunting activities. The complaints included dumping deer, hunting without permission, and hunting from the road. Officer Shields investigated the claims with state wildlife investigator Kandy Klosterman. The officers collected DNA, witnesses’ statements, and…

Ohio Calendar of Events – June 3rd, 2016

Education/Seminars June 5: ODNR Watercraft, Close Quarter Boating control Essentials Ed., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Geneva State Park Marina. Call Ashtabula Watercraft Office, 440-964-0518. June 6: ODNR Watercraft, Boater Ed., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Lakefront Marina, Port Clinton. Call Kevin Asher, 419-734-5576. June 10: ODNR Watercraft, Boater Ed., noon-8 p.m., Gravel Bar Yacht Club. Call Brenda Calderhead, 419-341-3958. June 11: ODNR Watercraft…

Lake Erie Region Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Note: see wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/fishingregulations for site-specific regulations and recent changes to them. • The daily bag limit for walleyes in Ohio waters of Lake Erie is six fish per angler. The minimum size limit for walleyes is 15 inches. • The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler in all Ohio waters of Lake Erie. • The trout and…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Lake Logan (333 acres; Hocking County) – Saugeyes can be caught on bottom bouncing jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or minnows fished in six to 10 feet of water. Also try trolling crankbaits in the same depth. For crappies, start looking for white crappies to move into shallower water around shoreline structure to spawn. Focus your effort around wood structure. Try using small jigs tipped with plastic…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

East Fork Lake (1,971 acres, 32.3 miles of shoreline; Clermont County) – For crappies, try using minnows and jigs with tubes. Chartreuse and white color patterns are working the best currently. Fish are generally being taken in 18 to 24 inches of water. Try fishing around structure, fallen trees, and in the coves. Rocky Fork Lake (1,992 acres; Highland County) – For saugeyes,…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Mogadore Reservoir (1,104-acres; Portage County) – Owned and operated by the city of Akron, this reservoir is in the southwestern portion of the county, three miles east of Akron and six miles south of Kent on State Route 43, 1 mile south of U.S. Route 224. April, May, and June are the best months for catching largemouth bass: cast surface lures, crankbaits, or…

Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Beaver Creek Reservoir (110 acres; Seneca County) – Catfish have been biting. Try using shrimp for bait. For large catfish, try drift fishing or balloon fishing. Boats are allowed on the reservoir with electric motors only. Sandusky River (Sandusky County) – White bass are biting in the Sandusky River near Fremont. Water is muddy, high, and swift, so try using tight lines…

Central Ohio Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Hargus Creek Lake (132 acres; Pickaway County) – Crappies are active in coves and around woody cover. Use minnows or small jigs under a float. A good number of bluegills and redear sunfish, up to 8 inches, can be caught on waxworms in shallow areas this time of year. A large population of 12- to 15-inch bass inhabits this lake…

Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

NORTHWESTERN LP Traverse City Area Fishing was getting better in Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. Catch rates increased with lake trout and cisco being caught south and east of the M-37 boat launch in the East Bay. A fair number of smallmouth bass were caught and released in the bay and below the dam in Elk Rapids. Lake trout were caught in West Bay when trolling in…

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

EASTERN UP Pickford Area Pike fishing has picked up on Lake Huron around the islands at Cedarville. Minnows and smelt were both catching fish. All the bays from Moscow Channel to Hessel Bay are producing pike. Some splake are still being caught in Hessel Bay. A few perch have showed up in Moscow Channel.  Wilderness Treasures, (906) 647-4002. Drummond Island…

Michigan Cuffs & Collars – June 3rd, 2016

DISTRICT 1 CO Miller had received trespassing complaints from the property owner regarding a very good trout stream. While sitting along the stream, he watched two individuals approached the no trespassing sign along the stream. When they were within about five feet, a tribal game warden pulled up to the individuals and said, “You may not want to go past…

Michigan Calendar of Events – June 3rd, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 7: West Michigan RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., The Pinnacle Center, Hudsonville. For more info call Mark Veenstra, 616-738-1287. Aug. 13: Erie RMEF Banquet, The Landing Banquet Hall, Tecumseh. For more info call Robert Matota, 734-697-3932.   Dog Events Now-Oct.: Puppy Fair, 2nd Sunday each month, 8:30-2:30 p.m., Multi-Lakes Conservation Club Commerce Twp. For more info call Dave Elam,…