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Jan
25

Morris: Muzzleloader Total Down, But Season Up

Any long deer hunting season has its ups and downs, due mostly to the weather, and this deer hunting season in Ohio is no exception. But overall, it’s been a good one.

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Jan
14

Bringing The Outdoors Indoors At Area Shows

Although it took a long time for old man winter to make his return, the shows must go on … the outdoor shows held indoors, that is. Jim Morris tells you how you can fight off the early effects of “cabin fever” in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
25

Deer Herd Reduction Project Started in Cincinnati Suburb

Residents of Clifton didn’t want the deer in their parks killed, even though deer density had become critical. Enter a company made up of veterinarians that captured and sterilized 39 does – not by needle – by surgery.

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Dec
14

Deer, Turkey Hunters Having Success This Year

Successful deer gun week keeps numbers up for the season so far; extra gun week days coming up Dec. 28-29….in Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
2

New Book Brings Old Tackle To Life…

Greenville man has taken his hobby of collecting old fishing tackle and other outdoors memorabilia to a new level.

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Nov
16

Fall Crappies An Area Favorite

The key to good fall crappie fishing is to keep moving, says super-successful crappie tournament angler Mike Walters. Here are a few tips from the West Milton resident.

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Nov
3

The Grand American May Have To Move Again…?

When the Grand American Trapshooting Tournament left Vandalia back in 2005, many shooters wondered if there would be enough shooters to support the ATA in remote Sparta, Illinois. Although the Grand has drawn enough shooters, the rest of the year has been an economic loser at the World Shooting Complex for the state government.

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Oct
22

Morris: Youth Weekends Open 2015 Pheasant Hunting

Ohio isn’t North Dakota. The Buckeye State’s fields are not naturally filled with pheasants. When pheasant hunters head out to Ohio’s fields, they have to have a little help in the form of the state stocking certain wildlife areas. So, as usual, when the hunters go out to hunt, the birds will be there.

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Oct
6

Something Fishy After All These Years

We don’t get to relive our childhood. And it is said you can’t go home again. But on a quick trip to New England a few days ago I was able to experience both. Sort of.

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Sep
23

Some Good News For Lake Erie Anglers

It’s almost like rolling dice. When wildlife biologists start dragging the bottom of Lake Erie’s western basin each summer to check out what kind of fish hatches they have to work with, sometimes they are pleasantly surprised. Like this year.

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Sep
8

Ohio Author, Photographer Makes Nature Fun for Kids

David Fitzsimmons is comfortable behind and in front of a lens as he tours the country teaching children about strange and curious animals.

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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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