High deer populations can have an adverse impact on many sensitive habitats.
Changes to bag and size limits for fish in certain bodies of water and adding the rusty patched bumble bee to the list of state endangered species were among the rule changes proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council.
State forest planning meetings start Aug. 21; ODNR seeking comments on forestry plans.
Governor says deal potentially could lead to greater opportunities for Ohioans and out-of-state visitors to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
State duck blind spots up for grabs through lottery.
They also say they would like to have more trails (natural surface, paved and water), wildlife viewing and birding areas, and undeveloped campgrounds.
Drawings being held in August for state park blinds.
Suspect shot a deer from roadway.
It dissolved its Bureau of Forestry and cut several major positions, including bureau chief and state geologist, as a $1.2 million budget cut approved by lawmakers kicked in.
Longtime wildlife officer Mike Miller assumes lead position.
“The truth is that the leadership of ODNR has no regard for the sportsmen and women of Ohio.”
Each reportedly caught their limit of walleyes, stashed the fish on shore and went out again, with each catching two to six walleyes the second time out.
Officials say 20 of those convicted were juveniles. The investigation led to more than 200 counts of wildlife violations and a total of $1,675 in fines.
Both sides make their points in debate over resident hunting, fishing fees.
Anglers will find walleyes, muskies in large northeast Ohio reservoir.
As part of nationwide program, Ohioans last year planted more than 27,000 trees, pruned more than 81,000 trees, volunteered more than 50,000 hours in their urban forestry programs and invested a combined total of $40.8 million toward urban forestry efforts.
Annual turkey and grouse brood survey to estimate population growth.
Hunters checked 19,095 birds during the 2017 wild turkey south zone and northeast zone hunting seasons compared to 16,229 birds in 2016. Youth hunters checked 1,920 birds during the 2017 youth season compared to 1,564 in 2016.
Outings draw 32 hunters who bagged nine gobblers.
Ohio DNR offers workshop on pursuit of frogs.
DNR hunting, fishing license hikes? ‘Raising fees on Ohioans should be the last option, not the first’
But natural resources department now pulling back from its original stance in regard to whether to increase non-resident fishing and hunting license fees.
This year’s harvest April 22-23 tops numbers from a year ago.
City-dwelling animals were focus of probe.
White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to bag limits for several counties throughout the state.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A total of $190,000 was recently awarded to 43 organizations, conservation clubs and communities from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to increase aquatic stewardship and sport fishing participation in local communities. Each year, the ODNR Division of Wildlife offers aquatic education grants to schools, parks and recreation departments, conservation groups, local governments and other nonprofit organizations…
It’s the only weekend in which anyone 16-years-old or older doesn’t need to obtain a fishing license.