Ohio DNR

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…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 26, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  In October 2018, state wildlife officer Austin Levering, assigned to Knox County, and state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, spoke with a suspect in Knox County about an error in the Division of Wildlife’s licensing system. Upon entering the driveway of the suspect, the officers observed a white-tailed deer in a…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 12, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While on patrol during the deer muzzleloader season, a vehicle was observed by state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, along the railroad tracks near Lockbourne. This area has had complaints of people hunting without permission and one prior complaint of the same truck returning. The previous complaints said that hunters were…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 29, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, contacted two men who were filming a web video along a creek. The two men were trespassing on private property. They were drinking bottles of beer and assured their viewers they would pick up their trash when they left. The men finished their recording and…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 15, 2019

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…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 1, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While on patrol during the deer gun season, state wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, contacted a group of hunters returning to their vehicles after a deer drive. After checking licenses and deer permits, officer Zerkle observed an untagged deer in the bed of a truck and asked who had shot the…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 15, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  On opening day of the 2018 deer gun hunting season, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received information about people potentially hunting deer without wearing the required hunter orange clothing. Officer Smith responded to the area and requested assistance from state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, and wildlife…

Ohio Outdoor New Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 1, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  Just prior to the 2018 deer gun season, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, was contacted about a social media post. The caller said that the post included a picture of a young lady posing with a dead deer and a shotgun. Officer Grote checked harvest records and found that she…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 18, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While checking the deer harvest database, state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, noticed some discrepancies regarding a deer that had been killed in Franklin County. Officer Kiger noticed that the hunter’s deer harvest history only included deer killed in Muskingum County, so he contacted the hunter. The hunter stated that he…