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4 Tips for Instilling a Love of Fishing in Children

When most people discuss their love of fishing, they start with their fond childhood memories of a family member or friend teaching them to bait a hook for the first time. You can just imagine the fog on the water and the early morning chill ...

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Gobble, gobble: Ohio hunters bag 19,088 wild turkeys

COLUMBUS — Ohio hunters bagged 19,088 wild turkeys during the spring wild turkey hunting season this year — down 15% from the previous year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife said. In Summit County, 80 turkeys were taken compared with 76 the ...

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GREAT OUTDOORS: They’re cute, but don’t ‘kidnap’ baby animals

Many wild animals are born live or hatched from eggs into nests or dens of some sort this time of year. Now that regular mowing and yard work are underway, it is the peak time for encounters with shallow nests full of baby bunnies; wandering ...

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Three reasons to leave wildlife babies alone

I took last month off from writing, but of course the world didn’t stand still. Spring happened. At some point a pair of robins decided the front bumper of our old International tractor would be a swell place to build a nest. There nestled behind ...

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Bats are coming back to roost! Prevent them from getting in your house

Once a bat roosts, it may be illegal to remove it YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) This is the time of year that bats are coming back to roost, and there are ways to make sure they don’t pick your attic or other spots on your house ...

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Tree and Shrub Identification Program offered at Hocking College on May 24

One of the first steps to improving your woodland is to learn the species of trees and shrubs that grow there. However, with the amazing diversity of trees found in Appalachian Ohio, this can be a daunting task. Fortunately, with a little coaching and some ...

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Ohio’s free fishing weekend scheduled for May 4 & 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get ready to mark those calendars because Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) of Wildlife is bringing back its free fishing event. ODNR announced on Thursday that the weekend of May 4-5 will be Ohio’s free fishing weekend. The free fishing weekend ...

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Ohio Wildlife Council approves Ohio’s 2019-20 hunting season changes

As expected, the Ohio Wildlife Council last week approved Ohio’s 2019-20 hunting season dates and bag limits. The main change came when the council approved an increase in the bag limit for walleye in Lake Erie and the Maumee River in March 2020. Deer bag ...

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Turkey season coming

OHIO VALLEY —For many hunters, spring brings the unmistakable sound of gobbling wild turkeys as Ohio’s annual hunt of this popular game bird begins, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The state is divided into two zones for the 2019 spring turkey ...

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Hillsboro’s Germinate International Film Fest will highlight rural and agricultural communities

Come one, come all to the Germinate International Film Fest, featuring a diverse range of films highlighting agriculture and rural communities. The Highland County Office of Ohio State University Extension is pleased to announce the inaugural festival will be held on August 16 and 17, ...

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