Ohio DNR

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 4, 2019

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….

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 21, 2018

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…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 7, 2018

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,…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 23, 2018

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…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 9, 2018

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…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 26, 2018

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…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 12, 2018

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…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 28, 2018

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…

State parks offer special archery hunt lotteries Sept. 22

(Windigo Images)COLUMBUS, Ohio — Approximately 1,600 acres of quality deer hunting land will be available to archers as part of controlled hunts at Buck Creek, Caesar Creek, Deer Creek, Findley, Malabar Farm and Maumee Bay state parks, according to the Ohio DNR. Hunters must be present at the drawing location they are interested in hunting. Deer harvested in these controlled…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 14, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • This summer, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, has been patrolling areas of the Scioto River in Columbus popular among anglers using cast nets to collect bait. Evening enforcement by officer Teders along the Scioto has yielded multiple summonses to individuals who used cast nets to illegally take gamefish species,…