The recently distributed November/December Wild Ohio Magazine is not only an informative and fun, if not “wild” publication for Ohio’s outdoor enthusiasts, but it serves as the finest calendar one could ask for.
The magazine comes to those who check the Wild Ohio box when purchasing licenses, and also to those who request it online. While most of the bi-monthly publication covers hunting and fishing info, I would call it a must-see for anyone who appreciates the state’s diverse outdoor resources.
The new issue offers the Division of Wildlife’s 2013 annual report, which includes expenditures as well as new and continuing projects intended to enhance wildlife habitat, diversity, and opportunities for hunters, anglers and others.
An upcoming date hunters and fishermen need to keep in mind is the date for the state-wide open houses, when the comments and concerns of sportsmen are recorded. Whether those comments are taken seriously or not is debatable, but they do become part of the accumulative information that may in fact affect future wildlife management decisions.
Those open houses are scheduled for March 1. Locations are available online, with most being held at district headquarters in each DOW district.
Speaking of 2014, the calendar is part of the issue and it is my favorite calendar. Each page is a month adorned with at least one fantastic photo of an Ohio creature and basic information about the species.
A fun and useful feature included with this issue is a card full of sticky mini-button size decals that can be added as colorful reminders of special dates.
Online only subscriptions are available at a wildohio.com and there is a small charge.