Muzzleloader hunters checked 13,268 white-tailed deer this year, down from last year’s total of 15,843.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has banned the sale of more than three dozen invasive plant species under new rules that took effect Sunday. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state now prohibits the sale of destructive species including certain types of honeysuckles, autumn olive shrubs and Bradford pear trees. Officials say the plants can spread aggressively and choke out others…
Muzzleloader hunt runs Jan. 6-9.
That’s up nearly 5,000 from last year, when hunters faced less-than-ideal conditions.
Harvest up from nearly 67,000 in 2016.
(Photo by Bob Drieslein)Hunters harvested 1,053 wild turkeys during Ohio’s 2017 fall wild turkey season, according to the Ohio DNR. Ohio’s 2017 fall wild turkey hunting season was open in 67 counties from Oct. 14-Nov. 26. This year, 11 counties were open during the fall turkey season for the first time. For summaries of past turkey seasons, click here. A…
Monday was opening day of seven-day season.
That’s up from 18,776 deer harvested during last year’s opening day.
Both locations are spring fed, and biologists believe the water may be sufficiently cool to support year-round trout fishing opportunities.
That’s down by about 1,000 from last year.
Jane Beathard recently received the Cardinal Award from the Ohio DNR.COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jane Beathard, a frequent contributor to Ohio Outdoor News, recently received the Cardinal Award from the Ohio DNR. The DNR also presented the DNR Hall of Fame Award to former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft and his wife, Hope Taft. The awards ceremony took place along the banks…
State-threatened trumpeter swans.AKRON, Ohio — As Ohio’s duck and goose seasons begin, hunters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with waterfowl identification before heading out, according to the Ohio DNR. Ohio waterfowl hunters frequently encounter a variety of species of birds when in the field and marsh, and some species of ducks, geese and swans may look similar. Some species, like the…
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio DNR has approved more than $11.7 million in project funding through the Clean Ohio Trails Fund, NatureWorks and Recreational Trails Program grants, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state, the DNR said in a news release Wednesday, Nov. 1. To see where the funding will go, click here….
Could be the last weekend to see the last of the peak fall colors in many areas.
Also among numerous changes: Rusty patched bumble bee moved to the state’s endangered species list.
Upcoming bow hunt yet another opportunity for Ohio’s youths to take part.
MANSFIELD, Ohio – The Ohio Bird Sanctuary (OBS) was recently dedicated as an official WILD School Site, according to the Ohio DNR. The Sanctuary is the 175th site dedicated in Ohio and the second in Richland County. OBS partnered with the ODNR Division of Wildlife as well as the Wilderness Center Chapter of the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists to design and install a chimney swift tower on…
The operators of three agriculture businesses have been told to pay more than $30,000.
Former strip-mined land home to many exotic species.
More than 14,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 24 state public hunting areas this fall.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Portions of Holmes and Wayne counties will retain their designation as a Disease Surveillance Area (DSA) 2015-01 as part of the state’s ongoing surveillance efforts for chronic wasting disease, according to the Ohio DNR. This designation requires that additional rules be followed in this area. In 2014 and 2015, 19 captive white-tailed deer tested positive for CWD…
Approximately 1,200 acres previously closed to hunting will be available to bowhunters as part of controlled hunts at Deer Creek, Malabar Farm, and Maumee Bay state parks.
Issue bubbles to surface with recent large fish kill.
Based upon results from the August trawl surveys, the 2017 yellow perch hatch was successful in Ohio waters of the western basin. The 2017 walleye hatch was near the 20-year average.
But without further measures, circumstances could be dire.
Increased knowledge of grass carp in western Lake Erie gained through research project allows natural resource agencies to collaboratively develop science-based management approaches.