Ohio Outdoor News

Earthquake strikes below Lake Erie

An earthquake struck about one-half mile off the Lake County, Ohio, shoreline.An earthquake struck at 10:31 a.m. June 10, only about one-half mile off the Lake County, Ohio, shoreline and at a depth of about three miles underneath Lake Erie, a figure geologists consider as being shallow. The 4.2-magnitude event shook such nearby communities as Euclid, Wickliffe, Mentor, and Eastlake,…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 7, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Greg Wasilewski, assigned to Richland County, received a request for assistance from a Richland County sheriff’s deputy about a deer carcass that had been dropped off as litter along a public roadway. The deputy provided photographs and other evidence and a suspect was identified. Officer Wasilewski ran a check of the…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – June 7, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers June 22: Cleveland Hailers DU Fish Fry/Game Dinner Picnic, 1 p.m. Dave & April Blaylock’s. For more info call April Blaylock, 216-749-7758. Aug. 10: Southwest Ohio WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Receptions Banquet Center, Loveland. For more info call Brandon Showen, 937-725-9349. Sept. 7: Central Ohio WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Aladdin Shrine Center, Grove City. For more info call Brandon…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 7, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are finding hybrid stripers cooperative at this large, central Ohio canal lake. The best bite actually is coming for fishermen trying to catch catfish using shrimp or chicken livers fished on the bottom. Crappies and saugeyes are also active, according to reports. For a full profile of Buckeye Lake, see…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – May 24, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers June 22: Cleveland Hailers DU Fish Fry/Game Dinner Picnic, 1 p.m. Dave & April Blaylock’s. For more info call April Blaylock, 216-749-7758. Aug. 10: Southwest Ohio WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Receptions Banquet Center, Loveland. For more info call Brandon Showen, 937-725-9349. Sept. 7: Central Ohio WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Aladdin Shrine Center, Grove City. For more info call Brandon…

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 Fishing & Hunting Report – May 10, 2019

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Fishermen are concentrating on docks to catch crappies in good numbers. Some are slow trolling crappie rigs to pick up fish. The crappies are ranging from seven to 12 inches, and many of the smaller ones are being thrown back, according to reports. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are catching smallmouth…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – May 10, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 10: Southwest Ohio WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Receptions Banquet Center, Loveland. For more info call Brandon Showen, 937-725-9349. Sept. 7: Central Ohio WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Aladdin Shrine Center, Grove City. For more info call Brandon Showen, 937-725-9349. Shooting/Archery May 19, June 16, July 21: Leipsic Fishing & Hunting, 3D Bowshoot, 9 a.m. reg. For more info call…

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 Calendar – April 26, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers April 26-27: Buffington Island WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Portland Community Center, Portland. For more info call Jeremy Hupp, 740-416-5490. April 27: Perry County Disabled Veterans WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Perry County Fairgrounds, Colosseum Building, New Lexington. For more info call Kenn McCord, 740-621-3695. May 4: Clark County Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., The Champion Center, Clark County Fairgrounds….

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 26, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers fishing shallow lily pads and boat docks are picking up channel catfish and bluegills. The successful bite is coming on live bait, either nightcrawlers or minnows under a float. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Crappie fishermen are doing OK here by fishing baby-shad-imitating baits. Find any laydown on the…

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 Calendar – April 12, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers April 12: Zanesville Area Friends of NRA Banquet, 6 p.m., Prophets Park. For more info call Don Pagath, 740-674-6364. April 13: Harrison County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Ohio American Legion, Scio. For more info call Samuel Rodriguez, 330-340-9585. April 13: Little Miami NWTF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Warren County Fair Grounds Bldg. A. For more info call Patty Harness, 513-276-5162….