Ohio Outdoor News

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….

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 12, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching wipers here by tight-lining chicken livers or shrimp on the bottom, much like you would fish for catfish. For saugeyes, cast a crankbait in perch patterns for the best results. Saugeyes have been ranging up to 20 inches. Anglers are also catching catfish, crappies, and bluegills by fishing…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – March 29, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers March 29: Big Buckeye WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, Cambridge. For more info call Dave Scurlock, 740-584-9263. March 30: Caesar Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Warren County Fairgrounds, Building A, Lebanon. For more info call Kevin Woods, 513-435-4613. March 30: Jackson Bowhunters WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Canters Cave, Jackson. For more info call Kenny Moon, 740-418-7404….

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 29, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, contacted two men who were filming a web video along a creek. The two men were trespassing on private property. They were drinking bottles of beer and assured their viewers they would pick up their trash when they left. The men finished their recording and…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – March 15, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers March 16: RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Galaxy Restaurant, Wadsworth. For more info call Catherine Weiss, 330-815-6211. March 16: Licking Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moundbuilders VFW Post 1060, Newark. For more info call Matt Gayheart, 740-334-7256. March 16: Buckeye Outdoor Youth Ed & Shooting Center, Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Barberton Moose Lodge #759. For more info call Harvey Bechtel, 330-620-6909….