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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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Nov
28

Prediction: Deer Harvest Will Be Lower

Changes in permit system, bag limits will likely mean fewer deer will be killed during gun week and for Ohio’s entire deer hunting season.

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Nov
21

Deer Gun Season To Have New Look This Year

For the first time, Ohio hunters will be able to go after deer with rifles when the gun season opens on Dec. 1. But only rifles that shoot straight-wall cartridges will be legal. So now you can use shotguns, handguns, straight-wall cartridge rifles, muzzleloaders and archery to kill deer in the Buckeye state.

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Nov
10

Releases Scheduled As Pheasant Season Opens

Prospects during Ohio’s upland game hunting season are enhanced by the release of thousands of ring-necked pheasants in wildlife areas; also, first Ohio case of CWD is discovered, but not among wild deer.

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Nov
2

Area Angler Completes Successful Bass Circuit Season

Vandalia’s Greg Hawk started slowly, but finished strong on two bass tournament trails; and Ohio’s deer hunting season sees its second annual antlerless-only muzzleloader weekend turn out better than the first.

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Oct
22

Some Tips for Fall Lake Erie Perchin’

Here’s one more column designed to get you into the mood for some fall fishing. Lake Eric is a great place to fish until the “Gales of November” come around.

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Oct
13

Area Lakes Offer Good Fall Bass Fishing Opportunities

Last week it was crappie fishing tips. This week we learn from one of the top area tournament anglers about fall bass fishing.

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Oct
3

Tips For Catching Fall Crappies…

Looking for an edge for your next crappie fishing trip? Check out some tricks from crappie tournament super star Michael Walters.

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