Ever wonder where that walleye or channel cat came from? Was it born in a hatchery in Ohio or another state?
By MIKE TONTIMONIA Father’s Day in this house is usually minus Dad due to an annual Canadian fishing trip that always seems to happen over the Father’s Day weekend. But since most of the weeklong outing participants are fathers and sons, we continue to recognize our family roles in various ways, including a search of […]
In the mid-1980s, Lake Erie’s declared title of Walleye Capital of the World was already well established and undisputable. Those were times when the accepted method of walleye fishing was drift fishing and casting to the fish. The waters of Erie’s shallow western basin, a body of water stretching from Toledo to the islands, contained […]
When it comes to the sport of fishing, Kent, Ohio, can lay claim to lots of hometown fame, but none more lasting or more significant than a small bug created by William H. Schumman.
The first shot from a new rifle is always a lesson in feel, sound, and result.
They are the sparkle in a hunter’s eye, possible the only reason he or she hunts. The topic of conversation at every gathering. They grace the cover of nearly every fall issue outdoor magazines, and they are the focus of banquets, camp fires and contests. They are what success is measured by, the basis for […]
By MIKE TONTIMONIA Although Ohio has but one major natural lake, the Buckeye ranks high in recreational boating. Of course that one major lake is a Great Lake, and indeed, Lake Erie is obviously the most significant single draw for boaters, measured by boat registrations and economic impact. But while the waters of Lake Erie […]
Neither outfitted DIY or guided game hunts promise success. If they do, be cautious.
Recently adopted regulations in Ohio will now allow the use of a wide variety of guns in addition to the traditional shotguns, handguns and muzzle loaders
Uninformed opponents to fact-based wildlife management are becoming better funded and more vocal in their determination to thwart proven conservation practices and controlled hunting as management tools.