Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

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Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

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Statistics say bear numbers up in Ohio

By Mark Tuscano Contributing Writer Columbus — The black bear appears to have returned to Ohio to stay, joining a growing list of species such as the bald eagle, osprey, otter, sandhill crane, and snowshoe

Governor candidates speak to gun beliefs

By Bob Hecker Contributing Writer Columbus — Proponents of gun-ownership rights in Ohio can feel confident that the state’s next governor likely will be on their side. The two major-party gubernatorial candidates in the Nov.

DNR crossing fingers on turkey hatch

By Jeffrey L. Frischkorn Contributing Writer Athens, Ohio — With fingers crossed and a breathed sigh of relief, Ohio’s forest game biologists are hopeful about this year’s wild turkey hatch. It wasn’t that way just

Taft doesn’t endorse commerical buyouts

By Steve Pollick Contributing Writer Port Clinton, Ohio — The state’s three-year Lake Erie yellow perch racketeering investigation “raises serious questions about the future of commercial fishing on the lake,” Gov. Bob Taft said here

Northeast Ohio angler tops warmouth record

By Mike Moore Editor Kingsville, Ohio — The 12-year-old state record for warmouth sunfish was broken in May when a northeast Ohio angler caught a 1.19-pound fish. And William J. Reed of Kingsville, Ohio, the

Battle brewing over tribal land claims

By Frank Hinchey Contributing Writer Toledo, Ohio — A war of words is being waged between Ohio and two Oklahoma Indian tribes who say they are trying to reclaim millions of acres of ancestral land

Study shows sluggish Sandusky walleye run

By Mike Moore Editor Sandusky, Ohio — Ohio fisheries biologists have a theory on the spring walleye spawning run on the Sandusky River in northwest Ohio. “We’ve long suspected that some large number are not

Three guilty in mussel poaching

DNR Reports Marietta, Ohio — Three Tennessee men arrested in May for possessing 1,763 pounds of mussels from the Muskingum River were convicted of 15 charges related to the incident, according to the DNR Division

Buyout proposed for commercial netters

By Frank Hinchey Contributing Writer Columbus — If a new bill is approved by state lawmakers, this could be the last season for commercial fishing on Lake Erie. Newly introduced legislation in the Ohio General

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