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Ohio Deer and Turkey Expo coming to Columbus

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The upcoming Ohio Deer and Turkey Expo, one of Ohio’s top outdoor shows, has a new owner and name. Yes, sport shows are owned and produced by private, for-profit companies that specialize in large scale events or who contract with companies to put the shows together. Turkey Expos The Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin, Deer […]

Early mourning dove nest in central Pennsylvania

Thursday, March 1, 2012

While perusing the notes on the PaBirds listserv last week, a subject line from Feb. 17 caught my eye. It was posted by a friend of more than 20 years, and it read, “My annual dove!” Kermit Henning of Mechanicsburg, a town located just west of Harrisburg, reported that for the fourth consecutive year he […]

My travels have been full of Kodak moments, but you can’t keep all those slides

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Culling my photos from 35 years of outdoor hunting and travel ain’t easy. But I have to face the inevitable. Stuff (all those slides) has to go.

Reports of increase in fur prices are encouraging

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Area trappers may be looking at a decent paycheck for a change. It’s been several years since raw fur prices have rewarded those dedicated outdoorsmen who work the steel for anything other than the sheer joy of being out there, but reports of rising prices are encouraging.

Fishing technology specialist and walleye pro to hold workshop in Ohio

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Past Michigan walleye pro and now full-time walleye fishing educator Lance Valentine is coming to Ohio and calling class to order next weekend. His class, titled Walleye Fishing 101, will be offered Feb. 4 at Ravenna Marine.

A tale of three hunters and their owner

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Meet four kindred spirits: Georgia, Gabby, Ike and Rick. Georgia is five years young, spunky and quick, friendly one minute, aloof the next, a mirror image of her daughter Gabby, a mouthy squirt with a competitive drive that pops up every time the going gets tough. Ike, on the other hand, is a more laid […]

Wildlife/outdoors groups to avoid, and to support

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Twelve names to remember when it comes to those who would rather all hunting, trapping and for that matter, sound wildlife management strategies, be stopped, include the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Gray wolves are no longer endangered species in the Great Lakes region

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Give a standing ovation to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a recent decision to remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act in the western Great Lakes region.

That wonderful time of year: outdoor sports show season

Thursday, December 22, 2011

It’s show time, a sure sign that winter is on the slide, daylight is returning, and a new year of outdoor sports will emerge from its snow covered den eventually.

On the Outdoors: Gift suggestions for the outdoor enthusiast on your Christmas list

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Every outdoor enthusiast needs more stuff. And that in itself is enough to make shopping for that special, although often absent, sportsman or woman easy. But it’s not because he or she already has everything, or at least it seems so. So let’s go shopping.

Pheasant quest is more about hunt than harvest

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Redfield, South Dakota. Even when it’s bad it’s good. That’s the best way to describe South Dakota pheasant hunting this fall following a devastating winter and equally destructive spring. Pheasants are just big birds and, like the birds at your feeder, they can fall victim to severe winter weather that prevents them from finding food […]

Ohio’s archery season numbers mean plenty deer still out there

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

At the end of six weeks of archery season, which opened Sept. 24, 2011, Licking County held the lead for kill numbers with 1,836 deer tagged.

Running of the does is a sight for hunters to see

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The running of the bulls is an international spectacle but no more popular to deer hunters than this week’s running of the does, an annual ritual that marks the height of the early November whitetail rut. Indeed every whitetail buck of breeding age is chasing does 24 hours a day in an attempt to complete […]

On the Outdoors: Finding out the hard way the truth about ducks

Thursday, November 3, 2011

No harvested grain fields, no crummy weather, and even worse, no ducks. Yeh, I know, we should have called first.

On the Outdoors: Hunting plans go awry with unexpected obstacles

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Every road trip begins with enthusiasm and promise. A good friend and I had planned this outing for months and we anticipated some great waterfowl hunting.

On the Outdoors: Enjoy bow season and follow the rules

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Overall, archers accounted for 35 percent of 239,475 deer taken during Ohio’s combined 2010-11 archery, muzzleloader and gun seasons. According to Division of Wildlife, Licking County led the state in archery harvest. Now add Coshocton, Tuscarawas, Ashtabula and Holmes to see the top counties.

Be prepared: Applying Boy Scout’s motto to travel

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Preparing for a hunting adventure can be as enjoyable and challenging as the trip itself. A great friend and I are heading to Manitoba, Canada soon for several days of duck hunting, and we are already worried about packing all the things we may need and making sure everything is ship shape to avoid problems […]

Retiring journalist’s compilation of outdoor columns is worth your time

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Good writing deserves good reading and not just one time through, but time after time. That’s the best way to describe a recent release by Steve Pollick, the soon to “hang it up” outdoor editor for the Toledo Blade. Pollick has been reporting the outdoor beat for 30 years and, according to him, “It’s time.” […]

On the Outdoors: Remember, safety is first when it comes to hunter’s tree stands

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tree stand safety can’t be stressed enough. Several online sources offer suggestions, so do instructions and disclaimers that come with every new climber, ladder stand, and strap-on stand.

On the Outdoors: Outdoorsmen setting standard in community service

Thursday, September 8, 2011

While touring the Portage County Randolph Fair, I spotted avid Suffield, Ohio outdoorsman Al Kisamore in the hog auction audience. He was representing the Ohio Fur Takers club, an active conservation-minded group that each puts its money where a needy mouth is.

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