Steve Pollick

Send in those deer hunter surveys

The remaining efforts of a handful of cold-hardy bowhunters aside, the Ohio deer seasons are over, except for the shouting. No doubt, as sessions of the winter's Hot Stove League convene, deer management doubtless will be fodder for the woodburner.…

A hot perch on the leading edge of dove season

It was a too-hot summer's last blast, those days leading up to Labor Day weekend, and I sought the meager shade of a little sapling in 90-plus degree mid afternoon sun in which to set up.Cool weather – perhaps too…

Some so-called 'sportsmen' are trash-tossin' lowlifes

I just got done collecting beer and pop cans – mostly beer – that the litter-pigs tossed from their car and truck windows during the winter along the rural lanes where I take my daily constitutional.My hike-route for years has…

Digging out the essentials after a winter storm

The zany forecasting of Punxsutawney Phil, the storied Pennsylvania groundhog aside, you can count on hunkering down next to the wood stove for another six weeks of winter.Or you can get outside on the backside of a snowstorm, on one…

Let's Quit Letting Natural Resources Crumble

The new year this time around brings a new political administration in Columbus, and it is an opportune time to talk about the 600-pound gorilla in the living room - how to fund the Ohio DNR. This subject seems dry…

Time to Rethink the Rules for Ohio Gun Deer Hunters

PCRs - pistol-cartridge rifles - are not P.C., politically correct, in Ohio for deer-gun season and it is time to rethink that.In fact, the time is past due to revisit the entire issue of what arms are legal for deer…

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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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