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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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Jan
18

Calendar Filled With Outdoor Shows….

It’s that time of year again, when the outdoors moves indoors. It’s time for outdoors/sports/boat and travel shows. Here’s a list to have handy when the cold and snow start you dreaming about spring.

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Dec
26

What Is Right Age To Teach Kids…Hunting And Firearms?

Families that enjoy shooting and hunting have to answer the question sooner or later. Often it depends on the child and the amount of time the parents have to provide training, especially safety.

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Dec
15

As Expected, Deer Numbers Were Down

The trend is for fewer deer being killed by hunters in Ohio this year. This month’s gun week results were 13 percent lower than the same week in 2013. Deer hunters, read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
11

As Temps Drop, Take Care To Keep Critters Out…

As winter temperatures begin to drop, remember that wild animals have their own need for comfort, too, and would be perfectly willing to share your home, and heat

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