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Jun
10

Time for Paddling One’s Own Canoe (or Kayak)

Paddle sports have been growing, with Ohio kayak and canoe registrations more than 130 percent higher over the past decade, up to 152,000 last year. And now Ohio is offering paddle sports events.

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May
22

Eagles Are Swooping All Over The Place

Once an endangered and somewhat rare species, the bald eagle has made a huge comeback, especially in Ohio. The national symbol is no longer on the federal or state endangered list, but is still protected by law.

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May
4

Lake Erie Fishing: It Doesn’t Get Much Better

Like most lakes, Erie has its ups and downs as far as fishing goes. Bad hatches mean difficult fishing down the line. But at the same time, a string of quality hatches can put a fishery on top … and that’s how it is right now for Lake Erie walleyes and yellow perch.

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Apr
21

New Marina at Caesar Creek About to Open

It’s been long-awaited. In fact, about 38 years. But at long last the state of Ohio is about to open a full-service marina at Caesar Creek State Park.

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Apr
13

Turkey Season Starts With Youth Weekend

The Ohio Division of Wildlife estimates more than 65,000 hunters will be in the fields and woods beginning on April 18 for the beginning of the annual spring wild turkey season. It will run through May 15.

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Mar
31

Jim Morris: Forecast: Plenty Of ‘Excellent’ Fishing in Southwest Ohio

Time to break away, cure the cabin fever and get out to a good fishing hole. Here’s where you can usually find them … the key word there is “usually” because with fishing, you never know …

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Mar
20

Good Show! Dayton Expo Gets Praise, Strong Turnout

Although Dayton has had recent troubles attracting quality outdoor/boat shows in recent years, the first All-American Outdoor Show at the Airport Expo Center was well supported by area folks, enough to bring it back next year.

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Mar
9

Study Explains Urban Deer Numbers

Ball State University professor’s project shows more whitetail fawns are surviving in urban settings than in rural. The reason? Fewer coyotes.

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Feb
29

All-American Outdoor Expo Unlike Other Shows

There are boat shows. There are hunting shows. There are fishing shows. There are outdoor shows. And then there’s the All-American Outdoor Expo.

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Feb
24

Deer Kill Up; “Regs” Won’t Change

Ohio Division of Wildlife says many factors play into deer kill numbers each year, especially the weather, which cooperated nicely.

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Feb
6

Book Reveals Mysteries Of Coyotes

They’re out there. You probably don’t see them – but they are out there. Coyotes are everywhere – urban areas as well as rural. And they can cause problems.

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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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