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Apr
14

Morris: Southwest Ohio Offers Fine Fishing

It’s time to go fishing. April is here and there will be some good fishing days ahead. So if you have your tackle ready, you will find some excellent opportunities at southwest Ohio lakes.

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Apr
6

Lake Erie: the Welcome Mat is Out

The outlook is for excellent fishing for both walleyes and yellow perch. Recent hatches have been above average and there are still plenty of those 2003 monsters out there.

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Mar
28

No Substitute for Extensive Boater Education

Boating comes with plenty of fun, but also some very real risks. If you plan to own or use a boat, safety should be your top priority. To be as safe as you can, boater education is the answer.

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Mar
14

Boat Sales Rebounding as Economy Builds

With pontoon boats leading the parade, the pleasure boating industry has picked itself up, dusted itself off and climbed back in the race for America’s leisure activity time and dollars.

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Feb
27

It’s Time To Sound Off About Ohio Outdoor Recreation

If you have interest in outdoor activities in Ohio and have something to say about your favorite pastimes, it’s time to voice your opinions. ODNR is offering a survey and open houses.

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Feb
15

Deer Numbers Drop, but Not Drastically

At first look, the numbers released by the Ohio Division of Wildlife this past week might be alarming to some. But they really aren’t.

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Feb
7

Following A Daily Feeder Frenzy

Feeding songbirds seems like a wonderful thing to do on winter days when birds are searching for food – or is it for my amusement (and something for the cats to watch)?

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Jan
14

Cincinnati Show Celebrates 60th Year

As the Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show opens for the 60th time, the list of outdoor/boat shows within a day’s drive of the Miami Valley is impressive.

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Jan
9

Dayton Outdoor Show is Gone Again

It’s here, it’s gone. The only consistent thing about the annual Dayton outdoor/boat show is its inconsistency.

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Dec
26

Deer Gun Numbers Keep Dropping

Ohio’s gun hunters took fewer white-tailed deer this year than last year, but, really, who’s counting?

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Dec
10

A Christmas List for Outdoors Folks

Time is beginning to run out. There are not many shopping days left until Christmas and when you consider so many gifts these days are bought on line, there has to be some time left for deliveries.

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Nov
27

Most Hunters Dream of Trophy Bucks

Although the archery season has been going on since late September, some Ohio hunters don’t get into deer hunting until the gun season begins. The first part of this year’s deer gun season begins Monday, Nov. 28 and ends Sunday, Dec. 4. This year’s bonus weekend will be Dec. 17-18.

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Nov
14

Ohio has New Record Northern Pike

They’re getting bigger and bigger. The new record is just four-tenths of a pound heavier than the old mark.

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Nov
4

Here Comes The Rut….

It’s that time of year when whitetail deer are more active in the woods and fields. “The rut” is a good time for hunters … but not so much for drivers.

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Oct
27

Take Care To Avoid Hypothermia…

Autumn is a popular season for the outdoors men and women – not too hot and not too cold. But it can be a dangerous time, especially if a person gets wet. The danger: hypothermia.

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Oct
3

Fall Fishing Spots Abundant In Southwest Ohio….

If you like to fish, are new to the area or just want to visit a place you’ve never tried, there are many options for anglers in southwest Ohio.

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Sep
20

Walleye Fishing This Fall? Here’s Some Tips…

Each year, about this time, I like to look at the greatest fall fishing in Ohio. That can be found at Lake Erie.

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Sep
8

Perch Woes Over; Plenty to go Around

Lake Erie is a hot spot for fall fishing, particularly for yellow perch and especially for this year. Hatches in recent years have been above average and that means the fishery is here for a long, long time.

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Aug
29

Outdoor Skills Instruction Offered

If you would like to learn how to shoot – with a gun or a bow – you’re invited to take part in the 15th annual free Family Outdoor Skills Day at the Spring Valley gun/archery range south of Xenia.

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Aug
9

Dove Hunters Should Be Gearing Up…

August is here and if you plan to dove hunt, it’s time to prepare. Drawings for hunting spots on nearby Ohio wildlife areas are scheduled for Aug. 27.

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