Ohio Outdoor News

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — March 31, 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 — March 17, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers March 18: NE Ohio RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Galaxy Restaurant. For more info call Rich Weiss, 330-815-6211. March 18: Caesar Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Warren County Fairgrounds Building A, Lebanon. For more info call Kevin Woods, 937-704-4138. March 18: #30 South Central Ohio NWTF Banquet, Amvets Post 61, Hillsboro. For more info call Roger Smithson, 937-661-5935. March 18:…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — March 17, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers fishing near the north shore ramp have been catching saugeyes, but nothing of size to report. Expect the channel catfish bite to pick up with fish in the 4-pound range or better. Use cut shad for the best bite. Thornport, Lieb’s Island, and Fairfield Beach will all be good places…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 17, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • In the fall of 2016, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, received several complaints about shots being fired and deer carcasses being dumped along a roadway. While patrolling the area one evening, officer Teders observed a car drive off a roadway and spotlight a field with both its headlights and…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — March 3, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Expect the early spring crappie bite to turn on soon, particularly in the Thornport area. Fish for them six inches deep with 1⁄64- to 1⁄80-ounce jigs suspended under a bobber. Anglers might also try the north shore ramp, Fairfield Beach, or Seller’s Point for saugeyes. Some saugeyes have been caught…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — March 3, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers March 3: Zane Trace NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge. For more info call Jason Robinson, 740-808-1136. March 4: Adams County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hilltop Event Center, Winchester. For more info call Tyler Sparks, 937-217-1049. March 4: Hole in the Horn WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Banquet Facility, Kent. For more info call Denny Malloy, 330-507-9489. March…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 3, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While on patrol at Rush Creek Lake Wildlife Area, state wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, contacted a group of waterfowl hunters. Two hunters in the group did not have valid state and federal wetland stamps for waterfowl hunting, and were issued summonses by officer Zerkle. While speaking with the hunters,…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — Feb. 17, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 18: Appalachian Mountain Hunters WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Ross County Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building, Chillicothe. For more info call Tari Myers, 740-804-5489. Feb. 18: Western Reserve WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., E.O.U.V. Club, Novelty. For more info call Dave Takacs, 440-335-0183. Feb. 18: Zanesville DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Prophets Park. For more info call John Haswell, 740-819-4412. Feb. 18: Buckhaven…

Steelie stocks shifting

Ohio Division of Wildlife has had to use its “Plan B” for the agency’s steelhead fisheries program in 2015 and 2016, and might again in 2017 if Michigan’s Little Manistee strain of steelhead trout remain uncooperative.

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — Feb. 17, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While on patrol Thanksgiving morning, state wildlife officer Josh Elster, assigned to Pickaway County, observed a group of individuals hunting waterfowl. Pickaway County is in the south waterfowl zone, and only Canada geese could legally be hunted at the time. Officer Elster observed the group from a distance and could see a spread…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — Feb. 17, 2017

Central Region Deer Creek Lake (Madison, Fayette, Pickaway counties) – Saugeye is about the only game in town for anglers on Deer Creek at this time of year. Most catches have been in the 14-19-inch range coming on twister tails and jig heads. Some are tipping the set with minnows. Experienced anglers on Deer Creek are targeting the dam area….

The Wood Duck Challenge

Step by Step Instructions on How To Build a Wood Duck Nesting Box and tips for mounting and habitat information on Wood Ducks from Outdoor News for youth