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New Ohio deer hunting regulations available now

Thursday, June 26, 2014

By MIKE TONTIMONIA This year’s crop of whitetail fawns is on the ground but they aren’t the only new things that might interest Ohio deer hunters. The new laws regulating deer hunting are also on the ground, so to speak. Actually, the new 2014-15 regs are online and in print. Booklets are available from Division […]

Senecaville Hatchery will host open house June 28

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ever wonder where that walleye or channel cat came from? Was it born in a hatchery in Ohio or another state?

A Father’s Day turkey dinner fit for a lady

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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 […]

Walleye lessons still hold true over 20 years later

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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 […]

Schumman’s Water Cricket makes fly fishing easy

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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.

It’s never too soon to hone your shooting skills

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The first shot from a new rifle is always a lesson in feel, sound, and result.

Deer antlers: The most highly prized bone in the woods

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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 […]

Thanks to Lake Erie, boating is big in Ohio

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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 […]

The difference between an outfitted and guided hunts

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Neither outfitted DIY or guided game hunts promise success. If they do, be cautious.

An inventory of new rifles is on its way for fall

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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

Mountain lions are now a favorite topic in statehouses

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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.

Steve Baylor gives fishing with jigs new meaning

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Meet pro walleye angler Steve Baylor, a guy, one would think, who would rely on a box full of every kind of lure ever made, tools of the trade they might be called. After all, he like all pro fishermen, wears a shirt with more sponsors on it than cloth. That and few fishing boxes, […]

New Ohio hunting regulations could prove interesting

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New proposals could change bag limits, legal hunting guns.

Polar vortex could lead to better fishing prospects

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cold winter of 2013-2014 could bring some surprises for fishing season.

March hunting opportunities for deer sheds, coyotes

Thursday, March 13, 2014

According to experienced shed hunters both antlers are often dropped within yards of each other and pairs of antlers can match up with antlers from the same animal year after year.

Cowboy Jon Sund is living his dream

Thursday, March 6, 2014

By Mike Tontimonia A real cowboy is more comfortable glued to a saddle than a recliner. He pays little attention to the time — more to the task at hand. Lunch might be a smashed sandwich pulled from a jacket pocket and a drink might be what’s left from yesterday. That is if there is […]

Cowboy Jon Sund is living his dream

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A real cowboy is more comfortable glued to a saddle than a recliner. He pays little attention to the time — more to the task at hand. Lunch might be a smashed sandwich pulled from a jacket pocket and a drink might be what’s left from yesterday. That is if there is a lunch at […]

Get ready! Turkey hunting season is coming

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Apparently, spring turkey season is the next big event. Forget everything else, because it is turkey, turkey, turkey from here on out. Not just in Ohio, but in nearly every state, where turkey hunters are like cash cows to marketers of outdoor gear. Our mailbox has been filled in recent weeks with catalogs, fliers, offers […]

This guy always catches fish, and he’s not bragging

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine uses his sonar and GPS to provide him the information he needs to put his single most important theory for fishing success to life.

Coydogs are more of an urban legend than fact

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ohio’s coyotes are everywhere, as in of the state’s 88 counties, according to Jamey Emmert, of the Division of Wildlife, who suggested that although the state has seen the number of coyotes increase rapidly in recent years, their numbers have seemed to have leveled off. But Ohio isn’t the only state with more than enough […]

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