Stories by Mike Tontimonia

Before venturing ice fishing, how safe’s the ice?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The question smart fishermen ask about lake ice being safe or not has no definitive answer.

Getting prepared for the next Preppers Ball

Thursday, February 12, 2015

You won’t find the word “preppers” in Webster’s. In fact, it may not be a real word.

Good hunting through end of February

Thursday, February 5, 2015

From coyotes to antler sheds, February brings more opportunity.

Electronic fish equipment is ‘truly awesome’

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Electronic fishing equipment has evolved into some pretty neat stuff.

Handy manual for firearms laws across states

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Even those with Ohio CCW permits are at peril when it comes to staying out of trouble because states have plenty of different rules when it comes to transporting guns. Some of which can be costly when broken.

Jake: More than a dog, he was a buddy

Thursday, January 15, 2015

In a lifetime, every man is entitled to a few things. The rest is earned.

Get the checkbook: Let the boat buying begin!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The stars are aligned. The bills mostly paid. You’ve been dreaming about it and permission has finally been granted by the keeper of the purse strings.

Record books show Ohio’s hunting history

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year, the day when most Ohio deer hunters resolve to kill a giant, a whitetail buck that merits a spot in the Ohio record book.

Mark calendars for these outdoors, boat shows

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It’s show time! Starting soon, Cleveland’s IX Center will be stuffed with boats and bucks as the annual Mid-American Boat Show and the Outdoor Adventure Show open under the same roof.

How to Christmas shop for your sportsman

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Separating the sportsman’s needs from wants.

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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.