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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Sightings can be submitted on website.
Public can assist by planting milkweed.
Ohio is a major migratory corridor for many species.
Mindless wastefulness uglies America’s roadsides.
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Steve Pollick, an Ohio Outdoor News columnist since the paper’s inception in 2005, and retired staff member of The Blade newspaper in Toledo and its outdoors editor since 1982. His bylined stories and columns also have appeared in local, regional, state, and national magazines for more than 40 years.
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