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Perry High School environmental science class raising fingerlings to stock Grand River

Aquaculture isn’t a main staple of general high school curriculum, but that hasn’t stopped Perry High School environmental science students from developing a close relationship with area waterways, principally the Grand River. Under the direction of instructor Bill Crow, the class volunteers annually in the ...

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Fish kills caused by a variety of circumstances

During the course of a given year, people enjoying the outdoors are sometimes alarmed to find significant fish kills. Sometimes, the cause is easy to explain, with Mother Nature responsible for some and human activities for the others. Sometimes, fish kills are confined to specific ...

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Deer-vehicle collisions decline as hunter harvests increase

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Northeast Ohio deer hunters did more than fill their freezers with venison the past few years. They also helped to reduce the number of deer-vehicle collisions on the road. Since 2015, the number of deer collisions decreased by about 600 in the ...

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City officer facing 41-count indictment associated with illegal hunting of deer and turkey

STEUBENVILLE — Seven people, including City Police Patrolman Nathan L. Cline, were indicted Friday during a special session of the Jefferson County grand jury on felony and misdemeanor charges associated with illegal hunting of deer and turkey. Cline, 39, of Steubenville has been placed on ...

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This weekend: three workshops of interest to outdoorsmen

The Division of Wildlife is offering three workshops of interest to outdoorsmen. Two are Passport to Fishing workshops, both scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wildlife District Three Headquarters, 912 Portage Lakes Drive , Akron. The dates are Friday, March 23 and Saturday, ...

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Public can chime in on new wildlife regulations

The Ohio Division of Wildlife has submitted a Wildlife License Package (SB 257) that includes language to eliminate the requirement for handicapped hunters to use an electric powered vehicle and permit handicapped hunters to hunt from an ATV. It also removes the requirement that an ...

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Ohio Wildlife Council pushes back public hearing dates

The Ohio Wildlife Council has rescheduled its public hearing date on hunting season proposals to a later date. The Statewide Fish and Game Hearing regarding Ohio’s 2018-19 hunting season proposals has been pushed back from March to being Thursday, April 12 beginning at 9 a.m. ...

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Coyote sightings common in Portage

What at one time was simply an iconic animal of the west is becoming familiar to area residents. “Coyotes in Portage County are really very common,” said Jamey Emmert, wildlife communications specialist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s District 3 office in Akron. Emmert said ...

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Notable changes among small game and migratory bird 2018-19 hunting seasons proposals

Notable changes among the among small game and migratory bird 2018-19 hunting seasons proposals to the Ohio Wildlife Council include requiring an annual or daily range permit on all ODNR Division of Wildlife firearm target ranges (class A, B and C); modifying waterfowl bag limits ...

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Basics of Coyote Hunting/Trapping Workshop 2/3/18.

A workshop will be held in Xenia on Feb. 3 and covers the basics of coyote hunting/trapping. The DOW, Ohio State Trappers Association (OSTA) and Pitch Black Precision will cover basic topics such as life history, calling techniques (call types and setups), appropriate firearms and ...

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