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Aug
19

Now’s The Time To Prep For Fall Hunting

If you are a hunter, the activity is too important with many things to consider to leave it for the last minute. Preparation should being weeks or even months before you actually go hunting. You have equipment to check or replace, safety and physical conditioning to consider and don’t forget to get your dog in shape for the tasks.

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Aug
15

Politicians Should Stop Dancing, Start Solving Algae Bloom Problems

Farmers are some of the most important people in the world. They produce the food that feeds out nation. But at the same time, one practice by farmers is hurting people economically and recreationally, contributing to the pollution of many lakes. Farmers don’t seem to get what they must do right now to solve the problem. And at the same time the state’s politicians have to realize it’s time to step up.

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Aug
6

Water Warmer? Find Crappies In Deep Places

While some folks are hanging up their fishing rods during the hot summer months, others are finding out where the crappies go when the sun is warming the waters where they like to fish.

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Jul
25

New Outdoor Show Planned for Next March

It looks like the whacky world of on-again, off-again Dayton outdoor/boat shows is in the on-again position once more. The new All American Outdoor Expo is scheduled for March 4-6.

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Jul
6

Rolling Down The Great Miami River….

Although the stormy weather of June caused high water, Adventures on the Great Miami is ready for plenty of action both on and off the river. The facility near Charleston Falls is more than a rental place for canoes and kayaks, much more.

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Jun
24

Clean Water Rule Set; Yea! … Wait a Minute

Who doesn’t want clean water – for drinking, bathing, washing, cooking, swimming, boating, etc.? Apparently clean water is not only clean, it’s political.

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Jun
10

Huge Stocking Boosts Grand Lake St. Marys Perch Fishing

For a lake that has taken such a hit in the PR department in recent years, due to the problems with toxic algae blooms, there has to be some good reports every once in a while. The excellent crappie fishing has helped keep the news from being all bad, but now comes even better news. There was a huge number of yellow perch produced in the local hatchery … and they’ve all gone into GLSM.

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Jun
3

Fishing on Lake Erie – It’s All About the Wife

Do you think you’re pretty good at catching fish? Do you figure you can match your stringer against anyone after a day on the water? You’ll find out just how good you are when you take your wife fishing.

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May
21

Spring – Not Just Fall – Is A Time To Watch Out for Deer

While a deer can run out in front of your car or truck 365 days a year, the fall is the time you usually hear and read warnings to motorists. But there are reasons why drivers should be extra careful in the spring, too.

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May
12

Landowners Hope to Improve Bobwhite Quail Habitat

The small birds have been wiped out by harsh winters with not enough access to food. The Ohio Division of Wildlife is working with private landowners to improve conditions.

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May
1

Northern Miami Valley Landowners Can Help Lakes, Earn Bucks

Program announced to help Lake Erie and, indirectly, Grand Lake St. Marys, tackle their blue/green algae problems. Part of the Vast Lake Erie watershed includes the Grand Lake watershed, so both can benefit from the conservation initiative.

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Apr
19

Southwest Ohio Has Many Excellent “Fishing Holes”

Here is my annual spring fishing forecast for southwest Ohio – thanks to the research of two hard-working fish management supervisors at the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

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Apr
8

Tweaking: Deer Proposals Change

Changes have been made in the proposed 2015-16 deer hunting season in Ohio. Several dates won’t be the same as the changes proposed in February.

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Mar
25

Ice-Out Productive Time For Walleye Fishing

If you don’t mind banging up the boat a bit, early spring is an ideal time to do some Lake Erie walleye fishing. Do you take those large egg-filled females? It’s your call.

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Mar
18

Caesar Creek Water Level Dropped for Marina Project

While fishing might not be affected much, boating will be. Unless you have a canoe, kayak or small jon boat it could be difficult to fish from a boat this spring as they excavate in the initial stage of the construction of the new marina.

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Mar
5

Can Dayton Support A Quality Boat Show…?

After the demise of the 2015 show at the Airport Expo Center, many are shaking their heads about a boat show’s future in the Gem City.

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Feb
25

Changes Proposed For Next Ohio Deer Hunting Season

Some significant changes are afoot for whitetail deer hunters in Ohio in the fall with more – perhaps many more – the following season.

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Feb
18

Deer Numbers Down At End Of Season

The deer hunting season is over for 2014-15 and, as expected, the numbers are down. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, since it contributes to the success of the state’s deer management program.

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Feb
3

It Took A Long Wait, But I Finally Saw Them

I haven’t traveled to Florida very often over the years, but on a recent trip to the Sunshine State I was able to witness something I never had before.

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Jan
26

Ice Can Be Nice For Anglers

When the temperatures linger around zero, most folks are uncomfortable when they venture out … but not ice fishing fanatics. Here are a few ice fishing tips .

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