Steve Pollick

Teach kids hunting at the appropriate age

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.

Ohio DNR errs in allowing dogs to roam beaches

The official announcement curiously was carefully crafted to avoid explaining why Fido should be allowed to run free, contrary to a long-standing rule, on parks’ beaches through May 18. It simply told Ohioans to go for it.

The Old Man grows fond of his trail camera

OK, OK, true confession: I am a grumpy old man, slow to embrace the latest and greatest in outdoors gear and technology. But I am starting to grow fond of a trail camera. My kids, all-in in the Great Technology…

Awarded officer went out of his way to make things good

Sometimes, it’s personal. So I am especially pleased that Ohio Wildlife Investigator Brian Bury, assigned to the Lake Erie Unit, has been name Wildlife Officer of the Year by Wildlife Officer Lodge 143, of the Fraternal Order of Police of…

Make your opinion known on Mohican timbering

The North Central Ohio Land Conservancy and its legion of supporters are circulating a petition urging Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) to protect the 4,525-acre Mohican Memorial State Forest in Ashland County from timbering and…

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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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