Turkey sightings among most important items right now.
Division of Wildlife
Special drawings for the hunts this month.
On average, eagles live about 20 years in the wild.
Fulfills promise for officer in all 88 counties.
Newest Ohio space just dedicated in Hardin County in early October.
Phishing scenario seems to be at play, authorities say.
Recreational shooters both young and old are invited to experience one of Ohio’s premier public shooting ranges.
Goal is to provide an officer for each county.
The proposed change is being lauded by some Lake Erie charter captains and anglers.
That was one of the proposals received by the Ohio Wildlife Council for 2020.
Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 During the 2017 deer gun season, state wildlife officer Tyler Eldred received information that a trophy white-tailed deer had been harvested in Morrow County by a nonresident hunter prior to purchasing a hunting license and deer permit. Further investigation revealed where the deer had been harvested, and that the same individual…
This event was the first of its kind on an inland lake. The Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife has for years held a Fish Ohio event on Lake Erie. This year’s Governor’s Fish Ohio Day on the big lake is on July 2.
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 State wildlife officer Greg Wasilewski, assigned to Richland County, received a request for assistance from a Richland County sheriff’s deputy about a deer carcass that had been dropped off as litter along a public roadway. The deputy provided photographs and other evidence and a suspect was identified. Officer Wasilewski ran a check of the…
Ohio hunters checked a total of 19,088 wild turkeys during the 2019 spring wild turkey hunting season. In 2018, hunters checked a total of 22,635 wild turkeys.
Ohio hunters checked 8,867 wild turkeys during the first week of the wild turkey hunting season in the south zone, April 22-28. That’s down from 10,436 in 2018.
Harvest down by more than 500 birds from last year.
If you’ve got the spring itch and you live in Ohio, you’re in luck that weekend.
In addition, the council approved to increase the bag limit for walleye in Lake Erie and the Maumee River in March 2020.
Walleye angler harvest rates set records in 2018, and numerous large hatches point to a bright future.
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 After the deer season, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, was examining Madison County landowner harvest records in the harvest database. Officer Teders was able to identify several individuals who had harvested deer and game checked animals as landowner harvest but were not listed as property owners within the county. Officer…
Longtime ODNR employee becomes first woman to head agency.
In probably the most notable proposal to the Ohio Wildlife Council, when the total allowable catch exceeds 3 million fish, the bag would go from four fish to six fish daily from March 1 to April 30 in Lake Erie, excluding the Sandusky River.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife’s results from the 2018 survey indicate that young-of-the-year walleye catch rates were the highest recorded in the past 20 years of the central basin trawl survey.
Hunters about 1,000 deer off of last year’s pace
Pheasants will be released for opening day and prior to the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holiday weekends.
ODNR convened series of meetings on the proposal.