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Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 30, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the 2018 deer gun season, state wildlife officer Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, received a complaint of gunshots from a property where limited hunting is allowed. Trespassing was suspected. Officer Shields patrolled the area and contacted a hunter who was on the property without permission. During the investigation, officer…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 16, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 In May 2018, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received information about subjects illegally taking numerous saugeyes with a cast net below the spillway at Indian Lake at night. In March 2019, officer Smith observed the same male subject from the previous year throwing a cast net in…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 2, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 State wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, and state wildlife officer Tyler Eldred, assigned to Morrow County, followed up on a potential deer violation in Knox County. While speaking with the suspect, the man admitted to killing a second antlered deer during the 2018 hunting season, and then having…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 19, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While on patrol in Franklin County, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, and state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, were checking anglers along the Scioto River. The officers observed two subjects fishing up and down the stream bank and contacted them. Both subjects had valid…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 5, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the 2018 hunting season, state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, received a phone call from a landowner who was having trouble with a man hunting rabbits on his property without permission. The landowner had confronted the man in the past, but the illegal hunter continued to return….

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 21, 2019

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…

Earthquake strikes below Lake Erie

An earthquake struck at 10:31 a.m. June 10, only about one-half mile off the Lake County, Ohio, shoreline and at a depth of about three miles underneath Lake Erie, a figure geologists consider as being shallow. The 4.2-magnitude event shook such nearby communities as Euclid, Wickliffe, Mentor, and Eastlake, though local police departments did not report any damage. Agencies did…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 7, 2019

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 Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 24, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 While on patrol at Deer Creek Wildlife Area, state wildlife officer Josh Elster, assigned to Pickaway County, observed a vehicle driving off the roadway and rutting up the grass in one of the parking areas. Officer Elster stopped the vehicle and asked the subject why they decided to tear up the wildlife area habitat….

Be tick smart in the Ohio outdoors

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 the skin. It was not sore, painful, or itchy, and I felt no symptoms of distress. So I watched it…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 10, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the 2018 two-day deer gun season, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received a phone call from a landowner. The landowner was calling about hunters who were on an adjacent property. Officer Smith later met with the hunters on the adjacent property after they finished their evening hunt. The hunters…