Stories by Mike Tontimonia

Head to Lake Erie, the perch are biting!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Perch fishing is not as easy as it sounds.

First hunting seasons are just days away

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The first of the hunting seasons kick off Sept. 1. Get ready to bag Canada geese, rails, moorhens, teals, timberdoodles and doves — but beware the snipe.

Lion killing results in world-wide hunting backlash for sportsmen

Thursday, August 13, 2015

I can’t imagine anyone not hearing about the recent killing of 13 year old Cecil, the mature African black-mane lion by Minnesota dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer.

Top water fishing serves up lunch for the largemouth bass

Thursday, August 6, 2015

It’s the sound, or sounds, that tell a lurking largemouth bass, that lunch is being served.

Lake Erie: Walleye population is increasing

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Heavy ice cover, the kind that lasts well into the spring, could be the best thing that Lake Erie walleye anglers could hope for, according to Jeff Tyson, Ohio’s lead guy in charge of Lake Erie’s fish management efforts.

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.

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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.