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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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Sep
20

Trying Harder Pays Off For Lewistown Angler

Walmart’s Bass Fishing League tournament visited Indian Lake this month with some real drama at the final weigh-in. The champ finished just two ounces ahead of his nearest competitor to take home a check for more than $5,000.

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Sep
14

Free Outdoors Skills Instruction Offered

Two opportunities await area residents interested in learning some outdoor skills. The first is a program designed for the whole family. The second is for Ohio women.

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Sep
6

A Silver Lining For That Horrible Winter….

Ice fishing and the strong walleye bite have made Lake Erie the place to fish in 2014.

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Aug
25

After Long Wait, Bellefontaine Angler Bags Top Prize

Although he doesn’t fish BFL tournaments for the big money, he enjoys fishing with some of the top bass anglers in the region. And recently, he outfished most of the fishermen in the field.

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Aug
17

Ohio Still Keeping Asian Carp Out Of Lake Erie

The latest round of testing has been on the Muskingum River and parts of two others. The infamous eDNA has been found, but no bighead or silver carp. Those rivers, like several others, are highways from the carp-filled Ohio River to the Great Lakes.

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Aug
7

Walleyes Take Summer Vacations, Too…

Tracking system shows Lake Erie’s western basin walleyes spend part of the summer in Lake Huron, as far north as Mackinac.

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Jul
29

Lebanon Man’s Book Covers Little Miami River

If you are interested in fishing the Little Miami River but don’t know where to go, a good place to start would be the pages of Little Miami River, Fishing, Facts and Folklore Galore! It’s a recent book researched and published by an area man.

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Jul
16

Another Wonderful, Walleye-less Day On Lake Erie

It’s been another good year for walleye fishing on Lake Erie. The fishery is attracting plenty of anglers and boats, including a crowd of about 100 for the annual Governor’s Fish Ohio outing for media members, state fish management employees and others.

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Jul
5

Tearing Down Some Local History

As the wrecking ball slowly smashed the old Amateur Trapshooting Association building on Vandalia’s National Road, perhaps the city and airport officials who ordered the demolition should have consided the building’s history and who constructed it.

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Jun
20

Park Money Welcome, But It’s Long Overdue

The Ohio Legislature recently approved a large amount of money to be distributed among Ohio’s state parks for repair and replace to physical facilities. It’s very welcome for the many park goers. That said, it’s also been a long time coming.

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Jun
8

Acton Switched To Unlimited Horsepower/No Wake Lake

Public support cited as key reason for change at Hueston Woods State Park lake from 10-horsepower limit; Cowan Lake will stay at 10-HP for at least another year.

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May
23

Lifejackets Might Make Difference between Life and Death

With boating season getting into full swing, it’s important for all boaters to insure their own safety by wearing a properly-fitting lifejacket. And new lifejackets aren’t your father’s life jackets.

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May
2

Cowan HP Increase Rejected; Acton Still in Limb

Proposals have been made and are now under consideration at Cowan and Acton Lakes in southwest Ohio to increase horsepower limits. At Cowan, the decision has been made to keep the 10 hp limit for another year while it is under further study. At Acton, a decision could be handed down in May. If hp limits are raised only idle speed will be allowed.

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Apr
25

Crappie Is King Of Spring Fishing….

Spring is probably the best time to catch fish in Ohio and the fish most targeted and caught is the crappie. You can catch them in just about any lake. All you need are some minnows or small jigs or twisters. Chartreuse is usually a good color.

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