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May
7

This is the Year for Lake Erie Walleye, Perch Fishing

If you have fished at Lake Erie in the past, but came home with an empty cooler, don’t be discouraged. Or maybe you’ve never fished Lake Erie. Whatever the case, this should be your year for walleye or perch fishing on Lake Erie.

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Apr
11

Spring Fishing Outlook Good for Southwest Ohio Anglers

Time to grab your rods-n-reels and head out to spend some time fishing from a bank or boat. There is no better time of year. But don’t forget your fishing license!

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Mar
26

Boaters Should Put Safety First

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, a volunteer arm of the U.S. Coast Guard, is dedicated to the task of keeping boaters safe, from boat inspections and on-lake assistance to boater education classes.

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Mar
15

Caesar Creek has New Boat Dealership

Taylors were looking to grow and find an expanding market for their boat dealership. They found it at nearby Caesar Creek Lake.

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Mar
7

Cuts Would Impact Great Lakes

Proposed budget would cut into many existing programs designed to make lakes and tributaries cleaner, Coalition voices concerns.

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Feb
14

  Ohio Hunters’ Deer Take is Up

Biologist likes the direction Ohio’s whitetail deer population is moving. Goal is to provide enough deer for hunting, while reducing conflicts with motorists and land owners.

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Feb
7

Outdoor Participation is on an Upswing

Half of the U.S. population got outdoors for recreation at least once in 2016. Want to guess what the most-popular activity was?

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Jan
13

Safety First For Ice Fishing

Thinking about trying ice fishing? Here are some tips to get you started.

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Jan
3

No Boat Show for Dayton Again This Year

Here is your annual list of outdoor/boat shows within a day’s drive of the Dayton metropolitan area.

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Dec
27

Whoops, That’s not a Walleye!

When two northern Ohio brothers trolled along during a Lake Erie walleye tournament, they were in for a big surprise…Read the latest outdoors post from Jim Morris in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
11

Deer Numbers Take Upward Turn

The first part of the deer-gun hunting season is in the books. And so far, hunters have been successful all across Ohio. Note: every county in this region had a larger deer kill than last year.

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Dec
5

Here are Some Outdoor Gift Ideas  

With all of your family and friends to be considered, you, no doubt, have some outdoor people to buy for when Christmas shopping this year. Here are a few unique ideas.

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Nov
22

Deer Herd Healthy for Gun Season

Another deer-gun season opens next week. There are still many opportunities to bag a deer before Feb 4, when the archery season closes.

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Oct
23

Fire Brings Tragedy, Destruction and Devastation

It’s been a difficult year for Mother Nature and people all over the world. There have been earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and drought. And one of the most-terrifying: wild fires. Here are some thoughts and reports about the lethal outbreak of fires in northern California.

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Oct
17

State Ready to Release Pheasants

State wildlife areas in southwest Ohio will soon have pheasants and pheasant hunters in the field, starting with youth hunters this weekend and next. The regular season begins Nov. 3.

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Oct
11

Fall Turkey Season about to Begin

Although not quite as big as the spring season, Ohio’s fall wild turkey hunt is getting larger. Eleven new counties have opened.

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Oct
2

A Story of Nature at its Worst

A child innocently searched for tadpoles in a small stream in a county park near her Orange County, Calif. home. She and her mother stood back to back in the ankle-deep stream. Then, in an instant, their lives changed forever.

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Sep
20

Lake Erie Perch Fishing Heats up in Fall

Fall is the season for pumpkin pies, apple cider and colorful leaves. For anglers, it’s also traditionally the best time to go perch fishing on Lake Erie. If you go, here are a few tips that might just point you toward a limit of 30.

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Sep
4

Report: Algae Affects Property Values

The dangers involved with the presence of toxic algae are well known. At Grand Lake St. Marys, the EPA posted warning signs on the beaches several years ago. Those signs are still there. But what has happened to property valu

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Aug
23

Drawings for Controlled Dove Hunts Saturday

Yes, it’s that time of year again that has dove hunters worked up to a frenzy. Southwest Ohio has some fine public dove fields. They’re so popular that special drawings for reserved spots on Opening Days are scheduled for this Saturday. Dove hunti9ng begins Sept. 1.

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