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Deadly disease remains threat to deer population

Sept. 30 marks the first day of Ohio’s deer season, another in which chronic wasting disease casts a shadow on the hunting landscape. Since being identified in the fall of 2014 among whitetail deer in a captive herd on a preserve in Holmes County, the ...

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17 things lurking in the woods of Ohio that can kill you

Your likelihood of dying in the back woods of Ohio is almost non-existent. You have a better chance of winning the lottery or getting struck by lightning than perishing from a rattlesnake bite or a bear attack. The Browns are more likely to win the ...

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Tree stand accidents increase even as hunter numbers decrease

Pennsylvania hunters are now more likely to be injured in a fall from a tree stand, than from a gunshot. The average age of hunters who fall from tree stands is 45. Hunters who fall 17 feet from a stand tend to survive. Hunters who ...

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Hunting Season is Just Around the Corner

Don’t forget that hunting season is just around the corner, so now is the time to get out and inspect your hunting gear, as well as your guns and bows and do some target practice and hone your skills. Squirrel season begins Sept. 1 in ...

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Conservation Corner at the Meigs County Fair

Stop by and visit us this week at the Conservation Corner at the Meigs County Fair. Two booths staffed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District, respectively, and displays by the United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation ...

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Conserving nature not a luxury — it’s a necessity!

I realize not everyone may enjoy getting outdoors and visiting nature areas as much as I do. As a wildlife specialist with the local Soil Water and Conservation District, I have the fortunate opportunity to meet with landowners and ag producers on their property to ...

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A look at Ohio’s new Hunter Education Class

I have taught hunter education in Ohio for over 20 years, and to be honest it really hasn’t changed much over all that time. Sure there were some minor changes in the Ohio Hunter Education Manual and in some of the training aides (videotapes and ...

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Broad cuts to EPA could hurt Lake Erie. Panel discusses potential impact

PORT CLINTON — With 30 percent of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s operating budget funded by the U.S. EPA, state EPA officials fear what might happen to Lake Erie and other parts of the Buckeye State if President Trump’s plan to gut national environmental programs ...

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License-fee dispute ousts staff at Ohio Division of Wildlife

There has been a bloodletting at the top of the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Eight senior officials, including the chief, have been removed from their posts after a bid to increase the cost of in-state hunting and fishing licenses divided the Ohio Department of Natural ...

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6 DOC officials cited for poaching Lake Erie walleye

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Six current and former Wisconsin Department of Corrections officials were fined in Ohio this week for exceeding daily limits during a Lake Erie walleye fishing trip. The officials were among 20 Wisconsin residents cited by Ohio authorities last month for violating ...

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