Ohio Outdoor News

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — June 9, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers June 24: Champaign County Ghost Gobbler NWTF Banquet, Champaign County Fair Grounds. For more info call Tracy Jacobs, 937-605-0545. Aug. 26: Shawnee Territory WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Greene County Fairgrounds, Xenia. For more info call Tim Chenoweth, 937-623-5539. Sept. 16: Logan County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Bellefontaine Regional Airport, Bellefontaine. For more info call Brenda Moots, 937-842-1934. Sept. 23:…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — June 9, 2017

Central Region Hargus Creek Lake (Pickaway County) – Crappies are active in coves and around woody cover. Use minnows or small jigs under a float. A good number of bluegills and redear sunfish, up to eight inches, can be caught on waxworms in shallow areas this time of year. A large population of 12- to 15-inch bass inhabit this lake…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — June 9, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • This spring, state wildlife officer Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, received a call from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office about a man in the Valley Hi area asking landowners about coyote hunting. A resident of the area reported that the man was telling landowners that the Logan County Sheriff’s Office gave him…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 12, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are still fishing this popular central Ohio reservoir even though water levels have been reduced. Some saugeyes and crappies are being caught on small jigs at Fairfield Beach. A few largemouth bass are being taken at the marsh. Saugeye anglers might try trolling blade baits or crankbaits off the marsh…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 12, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • In January, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received a complaint from a property manager stating that he had found deer remains on the property and suspected that hunters from an adjacent property had trespassed to recover a deer without written permission. Officer Smith and state wildlife officer Marty Cisine,…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — May 12, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers May 26: WTU Mill Creek Memorial 2nd Amendment Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m. Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Dr., Girard. For more info call John Kopcsos 330-757-9020. Special Events. June 17: Fayette Ladies Adventure Group, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Fayette County Fish & Game Club. For more info call Kathryn Smith, 740-335-1012. June 17: Licking Parks District Women’s Outdoor Skills…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — April 28, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 28: Tinker’s Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Days Inn & Suites, Richfield. For more info call Matt McCann, 330-467-1729. April 29: DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Galaxy Restaurant. For more info call Nick Tomes, 330-321-7369. May 26: WTU Mill Creek Memorial 2nd Amendment Freedom Dinner, 5 p.m. Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Dr., Girard. For more info call…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 28, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching largemouth bass in places on Buckeye that are accessible. Crappies are being caught in the Fairfield channel. One shore fishermen who won’t give up his location recently caught a bucketful of crappies and bluegills on straight minnows. The smallest bluegill was eight inches and the crappies were all…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 28, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2016 deer archery season, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, was dispatched to Morrow County based on a Turn-In-a-Poacher (TIP) call about a man shooting a deer with a rifle. He spoke with the complainant who had witnessed a man shoot a deer with a gun during archery…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 14, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the statewide deer gun season, state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, received information about a hunting blind located behind a residence where a caller suspected a hunter was hunting after legal shooting hours with the aid of an ATV. Officer Tipton drove by the residence and saw the ATV…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 14, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching open water saugeyes at the North Bank ramp. Successful fishermen are using jig and minnow combinations, Swedish Pimples, or blade baits. At Thornport, anglers are catching small crappies and yellow perch. Fish are shallow, with successful anglers fishing just about six inches deep. Alum Creek Reservoir (Delaware County)…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — April 14, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 15: Killbuck Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Greenbriar Conference Center, Wooster. For more info call Brad Posten, 330-317-9198. April 21: Zanesville Friends of NRA Banquet, 6 p.m., Prophets Park, Zanesville. For more info call Don Pagath, 740-740-6364. April 21: Medina County Friends of NRA Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Weymouth Country Club, Medina. For more info call Gregg Cutting, 330-414-1918….

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 31, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2016 deer gun season, state wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, made contact with two hunters in a field. One man was without a deer permit and was carrying shot shells ranging from #6 to 00 Buck. The suspect claimed that he carried the shot shells because he wanted…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — March 31, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers March 31: Big Buckeye WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, Cambridge. For more info call Chris Fausett, 740-680-2119. April 1: Simon Kenton NWTF Banquet, 4:30 p.m. For more info call Eric Kirby, 937-925-1459. April 1: Heart of Ohio NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., All Occasions Catering & Banquet Hall, Waldo. For more info call Rod Edler, 740-387-3760. April…