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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Health officials say mosquitoes trapped in an area of central Ohio have tested positive for the West Nile virus. Franklin County Public Health says the infected mosquito pool is in Norwich Township near the Columbus suburb of Hilliard. Health officials say the pool was identified in a surveillance of traps set up to monitor the mosquito population. (Ohio…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — Feb. 3, 2017

Editor’s note: Much of the state experienced milder than normal temperatures for the second week of January, resulting in most if not all of the state’s lakes opening back up to open water. This fishing report reflects those conditions, where temperatures in the 40s and 50s were the norm across the state. Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties)…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — Feb. 3, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 4: Shelby County WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Palazzo, Botkins. For more info call Don Wilson, 937-638-2938. Feb. 11: Ohio Five Rivers WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Irish Club, Dayton. For more info call Brandon Showen, 937-725-9349. Feb. 18: Appalachian Mountain Hunters WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Ross County Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building, Chillicothe. For more info call Tari Myers,…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — Feb. 3, 2017

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While on patrol, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, received a complaint that individuals were hunting before shooting hours during early teal season at Big Island Wildlife Area. Officer Grote located a group of four hunters in the marsh. Further investigation revealed that one of the hunters…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — Jan. 20, 2017

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2016-2017 deer archery season, state wildlife officers Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, and Maurice Irish, assigned to Delaware County, received a Turn In a Poacher call from a bowhunter who had been watching a young buck from a treestand. The hunter called after hearing a nearby gunshot…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — Jan. 20, 2017

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Some anglers had ventured out onto the ice early in January and were catching some crappies in four to eight feet of water. Most of the hardwater action was taking place north of U.S. 36. Ice thickness is anywhere from three to five inches, according to angler reports. Indian Lake (Logan County)…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — Jan. 20, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 28, 2017: Miami Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Butler County Fairgrounds, Hamilton. For more info call Don Distler, 513-403-7471. Feb. 4, 2017: Shelby County WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Palazzo, Botkins. For more info call Don Wilson, 937-638-2938. Feb. 11, 2017: Ohio Five Rivers WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Irish Club, Dayton. For more info call Brandon Showen,…