Ohio Outdoor Observations by Mike Moore

Seven years to pass a bill?

WE RAN A STORY a couple of issues back that deserves more perspective. Contributing Writer Thomas W. Sheehan in the July 17 issue wrote about the process to name the state animal. It is an interesting read from a talented…

Crappies and minimum keeper regs

Columbus - A minimum keeper length requirement for crappies in six Ohio lakes has been so successful that the program could be expanded six-fold by next year. A proposal on the table now could add 38 new lakes to the…

Licensing and Social Security numbers

A few readers have expressed their disappointment at having to provide their Social Security number in 2011 when the Division of Wildlife institutes a new licensing system. If you don’t remember, the division plans to go online with a new…

Apply now for Ohio's controlled hunts

Hunters wanting to participate in Ohio's fall controlled deer and waterfowl hunts have until July 31 to submit permit applications for a random drawing. Hunters can save time and money by submitting their applications online at wildohio.com. The online application…

Bobwhite quail in Ohio? ….

Delaware, Ohio -   Fishing with a friend of mine on a recent weekend afternoon, we heard the distinct call of not one but several bobwhite quail. It was fascinating because it's been a long time since I've heard the call…

Elk in Ohio? ….

Columbus -  Rumors of an elk repopulation at Shawnee State Forest are just that – rumor. While our bretheren to the south have rebuilt its elk population  to a sizable herd, don’t look for the species to return to Ohio…

A bit ahead of myself …

I got a bit ahead of myself in the April 10 issue of Ohio Outdoor News, writing in my column about recently retired waterfowl biologist Mark Shieldcastle. Shieldcastle is known to many Ohioans as he has been the front man…

Let's Stop and Think a Minute …

Why don't we just legislate when the sun comes up? I'm writing in reference to a story you'll read in the March 27 issue of Ohio Outdoor News regarding a plan to implement a safe ice warning system on Lake…

Poor Steve Pollick

Poor Steve Pollick. He can't seem to catch a break from the column he wrote back in January, suggesting the DNR Division of Wildlife scale back on the youth seasons a bit. In case you missed it, our intrepid columnist,…

Stories we're chasing this Friday morning

Man, I'm telling you, the outdoor stories affecting Ohio are coming fast and furious as we approach the deadline for the March 27 edition of Ohio Outdoor News. On this bountiful Friday morning in my office as well as several…

About This Blog

Moore

Mike Moore has worked in the newspaper business since 1996, first for The Daily Chief-Union of Upper Sandusky followed by a stint with The Delaware Gazette. An award winning writer, Moore has been an editor since 2004, first with The Delaware Gazette and now with Ohio Outdoor News since its inception in 2005. A graduate of Ohio State University, Moore lives in central Ohio with his wife, Jennifer.

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