Stories by Mike Tontimonia

Duck numbers on the rise

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Whether living on a flyway or in between, Ohio waterfowl hunters ought to be dancing high and fast after seeing the recently published predictions of some of the highest duck numbers seen in a long time.

Shooting event to benefit wounded and disabled veterans

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Shooting fundraiser event will be held July 19 in Leetonia.

Annual summer cabin getaway made memories

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Summer cabin in Canada was the place to be.

Fall hunting is right around the corner

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fall hunting opportunities will soon be here.

Hybrid striped bass record certified in Ohio

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The new state record hybrid striper, weighing 18.32 pounds, was caught by Richard A. Knisely, of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, in a feeder creek to Deer Creek Lake in Fayette County.

These legendary lures are still top of the line

Thursday, June 11, 2015

It seems that most of us have heard of Rapala, purchased lures under the name Rapala and caught fish with our Rapala lures.

Lead ammo’s days could be numbered

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It may have been slow in coming, but change is in the air for hunters, shooters and even fishermen.

Facts and predictions: If you boat, be prepared

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mike Tontimonia shares previously unknown facts, unheard predictions, published stuff and other outdoor goodies having to do with towing boats.

Fishing records continue to be set

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fishing records only hold for so long, before a new record is set.

Your boat’s oil can help reveal various issues

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if we could measure the health of our boat motors so easily? Indeed, we can.

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About Mike

Mike Tontimonia has been writing weekly columns and magazine features about the outdoors for over 25 years, a career that continues to hold the same excitement for him as it did at the beginning. Mike is a retired educator, a licensed auctioneer, and marketing consultant. He lives in Ravenna, Ohio and enjoys spending time at his Carroll County cabin. Mike has hunted and fished in several states and Canada from the Carolinas to Alaska and from Idaho to Delaware. His readers have often commented that the stories about his adventures are about as close to being there as possible. He is past president of the Outdoor Writers of Ohio and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Mike is also very involved in his community as a school board member and a Rotarian.