Ohio Outdoor News

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 15, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  After the deer season, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, was examining Madison County landowner harvest records in the harvest database. Officer Teders was able to identify several individuals who had harvested deer and game checked animals as landowner harvest but were not listed as property owners within the county. Officer…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 1, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While on patrol during the deer gun season, state wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, contacted a group of hunters returning to their vehicles after a deer drive. After checking licenses and deer permits, officer Zerkle observed an untagged deer in the bed of a truck and asked who had shot the…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – March 1, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers March 2: Adams County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Willow, Winchester. For more info call Tyler Sparks, 937-217-1049. March 2: Hole in the Horn WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Kent American Legion Banquet Facility, Kent. For more info call Dennis Malloy, 330-507-9489. March 2: Wyandot County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Upper Sandusky Elks. For more info call Chad Baker, 614-309-4104….

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 15, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 16: Appalachian Mountain Hunters WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Ross County Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building, 344 Fairgrounds Road, Chillicothe. For more info call Joe Duty, 740-804-7066. Feb. 16: Western Reserve WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., E.O.U.V. Club, Novelty. For more info call Dave Takacs, 440-335-0183. Feb. 23: Champaign County Chapter WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana. For more info…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 15, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  On opening day of the 2018 deer gun hunting season, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received information about people potentially hunting deer without wearing the required hunter orange clothing. Officer Smith responded to the area and requested assistance from state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, and wildlife…

Sight of buffleheads soothes on a cold winter’s night

A waterfowler’s season is never over, even when the trusty, weatherbeaten old shotgun is cleaned and racked and the bags of decoys and other paraphernalia of the trade are stowed in the barn for winter. That is because waterfowlers, duck and goose hunters, never stop watching the sky and sniffing the air, looking, looking, looking. They are, in their own…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 1, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 2: Shelby County WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Palazzo, Botkins. For more info call Don Wilson, 937-638-2938. Feb. 7: Southwest Cuyahoga WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Holy Trinity Banquet Hall, North Royalton. For more info call Tony Perillo, 440-669-3175. Feb. 9: Ohio Five Rivers WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Irish Club, Dayton. For more info call Brandon Showen, 937-725-9349….

Ohio Outdoor New Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 1, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  Just prior to the 2018 deer gun season, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, was contacted about a social media post. The caller said that the post included a picture of a young lady posing with a dead deer and a shotgun. Officer Grote checked harvest records and found that she…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – Jan. 18, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 18, 2019: Fulton County Sportsmen Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Wauseon. For more info call Greg Ruger, 419-583-7662. Jan. 19, 2019: Central Ohio WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Aladdin Shrine Circle, Grove City. For more info call Brandon Showen, 937-725-9349. Jan. 26, 2019: Miami Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Butler County Fairgrounds, Hamilton. For more info call Don Distler, 513-403-7471….

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 18, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While checking the deer harvest database, state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, noticed some discrepancies regarding a deer that had been killed in Franklin County. Officer Kiger noticed that the hunter’s deer harvest history only included deer killed in Muskingum County, so he contacted the hunter. The hunter stated that he…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Jan. 18, 2019

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) — Anglers fishing the shoreline at the spillway in recent days have been catching muskies of all things. Most muskie catches have been incidental by anglers fishing for saugeyes at the dam. Not much to report on saugeye success. A few crappies are being caught, however. Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) —…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 4, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the statewide deer gun season, state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, was on patrol when he observed a couple of trucks parked along a country road. As it was getting close to the end of shooting time, he pulled over to wait for the hunters to arrive at their vehicles….

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar – Jan. 4, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 19, 2019: Central Ohio WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Aladdin Shrine Circle, Grove City. For more info call Brandon Showen, 937-725-9349. Jan. 26, 2019: Miami Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Butler County Fairgrounds, Hamilton. For more info call Don Distler, 513-403-7471. Feb. 2, 2019: Shelby County WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Palazzo, Botkins. For more info call Don Wilson,…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 21, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During waterfowl season, state wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, received a complaint concerning goose hunters who were shooting geese on a property without permission. Officer Coffman arrived at the location and watched two men shoot geese on the property. When officer Coffman contacted the men, they admitted to hunting without permission…