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Jul
7

In the End, Politics Wins…

Ray Petering, chief of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, wanted more money to operate his division and its many programs. To do that, he was pushing for an annual $3 increase for resident hunting and fishing licenses. His boss, the director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, did not agree. Now Petering is the former chief.

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Jun
30

It’s Time to Drop Politics and Get Back to the Outdoors

Long-time Ohio outdoors advocate Mike Budzik resigns his position as an adviser to Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The reason wasn’t personal; it was professional. It was obvious to him that he was no longer wanted.

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Jun
12

Turkey Take is Up Over 2016

More birds and more hunters meant a larger harvest during the 2017 Ohio spring wild turkey hunting season, which concluded May 28.

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May
24

Finding Clear Water Key to Bass Tourney Win

Covington man battles the elements to find success in Bass Fishing League event at Grand Lake St. Marys.

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May
11

Users Want Fees Higher; ODNR Says ‘No’

Seeing fees go higher is a way of life, but Columbus has it all backwards. It’s not the government that wants sportsmen’s license fees to increase; it’s the users.

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Apr
27

Bellefontaine Man Makes Dreams Come True 

It took a number of years for him to hone his skills to the point where he thought he could make it, fishing on a professional walleye tour. But at age 43, he and his family decided now is the time – and is it ever!

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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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