Jeffrey Frischkorn

East Branch could host duck, goose hunting

There may be duck and goose hunting in East Branch Reservoir's future.The Akron Watershed District's 416-acre reservoir is contained with the Geauga Park District's 926-acre Headwaters Park in Huntsburg and Claridon townships.Geauga Park leases the site from the watershed district…

Bear sightings on slight decrease

Athens, Ohio - According to the DNR Division of Wildlife, 152 black bear sightings were reported in Ohio last year.Of that number, state wildlife personnel confirmed 60 sightings, which is a slight decrease compared to the 64 confirmed sightings in…

Seize the opportunity: Separate the basins

With an engineering background, I can well understand the axiom that goes "it seemed like a good idea at the time."After all, the construction of the 363-mile-long Erie Canal was a marvel of 19th Century ingenuity. As was the building…

Game must be checked in by 11:30 p.m.

Ohio's deer hunters have some new check-in rules which includes one that demands recording the kill by 11:30 p.m. on the of the animal's expiration.In the past the Ohio Division of Wildlife allowed hunters to check in their animals the…

The advantages of online license purchases

Jason Keller, the state wildlife officer assigned to Lake County, has a better way to replace a lost or damaged fishing/hunting license. And it will legally save someone $4, too, Keller says. However, to do so means that a license…

Credit where credit is due

Gotta' give credit where credit is due. U.S. Rep Steve LaTourette, R-Bainbridge Township, is enjoying both sides of the coin flip.A couple of weeks ago he championed a House voice vote that pulls U.S. Environmental Protection Agency support from states…

State Park Campground use on a Serious Slide

The cold, snowy winter and (especially) the cool, rainy spring has thus far doomed overnight stays at Ohio state parks.And with rain forecasted for at least two of the three Memorial Day weekend days, don't expect to see many "no…

NRA's take on Mexican gun troubles pointing at the U.S.

In the ongoing firearms debate regarding whether the gun laws of the United States are contributing to the rise in violent crime in Mexico, verbal shots are being fired on both sides of the border. Here's the latest take from…

Improved Access in the Forecast for Conneaut Creek Anglers

Steelheaders on Conneaut Creek will soon enjoy an improved pull-off/parking lot near downtown Conneaut. The Ohio Division of Watercraft is working with the Friends of Conneaut Creek and the Central Basin steelheaders in an effort to improve access to the…

Dock in downtown Cleveland and take in the city

Downtown Cleveland will become a port for those recreational boaters looking to tie up and take in a ball game, visit the Great Lakes Science Center, or tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…

A Broken-Hearted Goodbye to Jenny Lynn

Jenny Lynn and I first laid our eyes on one another nearly 12 years ago at the Cleveland I-X Center. It was not either of our intentions to flirt, much less fall in love, though we did both. My wife,…

Fishing-Related Violations Headed in the Right Direction

In spite of an economy still chained to hard times, improvement is being seen in the number of fishing-related arrests. And while the statistics provided by the DNR Division of Wildlife do not discriminate between the various violation possibilities, the…

The Loneliness of the Late-Season Deer Hunter

A person either has to love archery hunting or else is in desperate need to finish filling the freezer to brave the cold, snow, and spooky deer typically encountered during what's called "the late season." Either that or else the…

About This Blog

Frischkorn

For more than 30 years Jeff Frischkorn has written about the outdoors, chiefly as a staff reporter for The News-Herald in Lake County as well as a columnist for Ohio Outdoor News. His topic material has ranged from hunting and fishing to camping, boating, firearms, government, legislation, earth sciences, and the county parks systems in Lake, Geauga, and Cuyahoga counties. Frischkorn has won more than 80 state, regional and national media achievement awards. He is a three-time George Gund Foundation fellow.

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