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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…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report — Feb. 3, 2017

Lake St. Clair Ice fishing on Lake St. Clair has come to an abrupt halt with rain and warm temperatures wreaking havoc on ice conditions. A few anglers were walking out at the Metropark and in Anchor Bay but that was ill-advised. Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003. Irish Hills Area Unseasonably warm temperatures and rain have deteriorated ice conditions across…

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

DISTRICT 1 CO Lasanen came upon a vehicle that had crashed into the snowbank after trying to negotiate a turn onto a side street. Lasanen made contact with the driver and passenger of the vehicle to check their condition. They refused any medical attention. Lasanen inspected the vehicle and realized there was damage to the front of the vehicle where…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted with snowmobile safety training in Warroad. A search continues for volunteers in the great snowmobiling city of Roseau. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports rough ice conditions on Lake of the Woods. Time was spent working solid waste and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — Feb. 3, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 4: Minnesota Southeast WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Red Wing. For more info call Jim Wiltinger, 608-689-2234. Feb. 4: Der Deutsch NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., New Ulm Country Club. For more info call Dave Strenge, 507-359-2426. Feb. 4: Winona, Root River PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Witoka Ballroom. For more info call Jason Ludwigson, 507-313-9633….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar — Jan. 20, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 27, 2017: Allegheny Valley NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Acme Club, Cheswick. For more info call Mike Zourelias, 724-265-0903. Jan. 27, 2017: Western Allegheny RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Rizzo’s Malabar Inn, Crabtree. For more info call Lisa Rossi, 724-693-9032. Jan. 28, 2017: Delaware River Shad Fisherman’s Assoc. Banquet, 6 p.m., Se Wy Co. Fire Hall, Bethlehem. For more info…

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

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Butler County WCO Randy W. Pilarcik reports that, on the last day of the rifle deer season, his deputy came across individuals with an antlerless deer and an antlered deer hanging from a bucket loader. Neither deer was tagged and the person who shot the antlerless deer didn’t have an antlerless license. Charges will…

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,…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report — Jan. 20, 2017

Lake St. Clair Panfish and perch fishing have been good in the marinas and canals around Lake St. Clair. Some of the main lake areas have frozen, but anglers were still fishing close to shore. With rain and warm temperatures returning to southern Michigan, anglers should use extreme caution when heading out on the ice. Ice that has thawed and…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar — Jan. 20, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 21: Lower Central Mitten MI, RGS Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Red Fox Sportsman Club, Jonesville. For more info call Marty Blashfield, 517-740-2277. Jan. 21: Hillman Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hillman Community Center, Hillman. For more info call Fred Webber, 989-619-3481. Jan. 21: Carney Evangelical Venison Supper, 2 p.m., at the church. For more info call Stritz, 715-929-1555. Jan….

Michigan Outdoor News Cuff and Collars — Jan. 20, 2017

DISTRICT 1 CO Brett DeLonge and Sgt. Ryan Aho received information that a hunter may have shot a deer with a muzzleloader after the black-powder season was closed in Marquette County. The COs located the suspect’s tracks in the snow and followed them to the hunter’s location. After a quick license check and interview with the hunter, it was determined…