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…
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.
Hunters checked 14,182 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 5-8. That’s up from 13,268 the previous year.
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 During the statewide deer gun season, state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, was on patrol when he observed a couple of trucks parked along a country road. As it was getting close to the end of shooting time, he pulled over to wait for the hunters to arrive at their vehicles….
If the 117-year-old dam were to fail, it would allow the invasive species nearly 1,300 additional miles of main-stem and tributary spawning grounds.
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 During waterfowl season, state wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, received a complaint concerning goose hunters who were shooting geese on a property without permission. Officer Coffman arrived at the location and watched two men shoot geese on the property. When officer Coffman contacted the men, they admitted to hunting without permission…
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.
Much of the state washed out on Dec. 15-16.
Ohio’s hunters checked 9,625 white-tailed deer; last year, the harvest was 14,115.
Hunters will have opportunity to make up ground this weekend.
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 State wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, received a report of a capsized boat on Deer Creek north of Madison Lake. Officer Teders was able to hike into the location and obtain the registration numbers of the vessel. While officer Teders was unable to locate a phone number for the vessel’s owner,…
Amid challenging weather, hunters in Ohio checked 60,557 white-tailed deer during the 2018 weeklong deer-gun season. Last year, hunters checked 72,814 deer over the same period.
Meanwhile, the fall turkey harvest was about average this year.
This year’s first day sees 13,614 deer harvested, compared to 22,366 last year.
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 State wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, received a call from a homeowner who was having issues with a neighbor tampering with traps. The caller explained that she had hired a nuisance animal control company to trap animals that were digging under her house. The nuisance operator advised her an animal had…
Total harvest just below same period from last year.
Application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 While following up on a complaint, state wildlife officer Patrick Muldovan, assigned to Licking County, met with a man who had harvested an antlered white-tailed deer. While looking through the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s records database, officer Muldovan noticed that the man had checked in the deer with a permit that was purchased after…
Hunters about 1,000 deer off of last year’s pace
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 •While working in Morrow County, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, followed up with a suspect who had been mudding with a vehicle at Delaware Wildlife Area. While Grote was speaking with the suspect, the man admitted to driving his vehicle past the signs earlier in the day, and then coming…
Data: 90 percent of Ohioans walk or hike a trail a few times a year and approximately a third walk or hike a trail monthly.
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 This past spring, state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, responded to a call from the Turn-In-a-Poacher hotline that indicated a man had shot two goslings off a small pond behind a house in Knox County. Officer Kiger responded to the residence and could not find anyone home. Officer Kiger checked the…
Pheasants will be released for opening day and prior to the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holiday weekends.
Miller says Lake Erie Unit not dissolving.
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the statewide early teal season opening weekend, state wildlife officer Maurice Irish, assigned to Delaware County, was on patrol at the Delaware Wildlife Area marsh when a shot rang out 45 minutes before legal shooting time. As several more shots rang out, officer Irish observed the muzzle flash from a shotgun and…
ODNR convened series of meetings on the proposal.