Saturday, February 24, 2018

Fight the Winter Blues by Hiking Outdoors

COLUMBUS, OH – Feeling the winter doldrums with the gray days and being cooped inside? Exploring outdoors in the Buckeye State is a great way to embrace the winter season! The Ohio Department of...

Spaces Available to Become A Certified Youth Fishing Instructor

Help Kids Connect With The Outdoors ATHENS, OH – Any adult, group, or conservation club who has a sincere interest in taking kids fishing should consider becoming a certified Passport to Fishing instructor, according to...

NWTF Honors Roy Rucker as Wildlife Officer of the Year

Athens, OH – The Ohio Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently honored Wildlife Officer Roy Rucker with the State Officer of the Year Award. Officer Rucker has been serving Ohioans as...

Enjoy Naturalist Programs, Winter Hikes in February

COLUMBUS, OH – With February just around the corner, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is hosting several family-friendly winter hikes and naturalist activities for people to enjoy. Dress for the weather, and...

Slideshow: Ohio Valley Hiking Club members participate in the Hocking Winter Hike

Members of the newly formed Ohio Valley Hiking Club participated in the 53rd Annual Winter Hike at Hocking Hills State Park this morning, a 6-mile trek from Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave.

Teachers Invited to Attend Basic Archery Instruction Workshop

ATHENS, OH - Classroom teachers and other members of school communities who are interested in becoming certified National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructors are invited to attend a free training workshop, according...

ODNR Division of Wildlife Introduces New K-9 Program

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is proud to announce that the ODNR Division of Wildlife is joining more than 20 states in the adoption of a wildlife K-9 program. One...

2018-2019 Small Game and Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons Proposed to Ohio Wildlife Council

COLUMBUS, OH – The 2018-2019 small game and migratory bird hunting seasons and the trapping seasons were proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, Jan. 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources...

Hunters Harvest more than 13,000 Deer During Ohio’s Muzzleloader Season

Hunters checked 13,268 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 6-9, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s muzzleloader season, 15,843 white-tailed deer were checked. In Gallia County, hunters...

Gallia County included in ODA Hemlock Material quarantine expansion

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) today announced the discovery of a hemlock-killing pest in Lake, Geauga and Athens counties. The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is...

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Noah Dale Houck, 94

Noah Dale Houck, 94, of Gallipolis, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Arbors of Gallipolis. He was born February 15, 1924 in Gallia County, Ohio, son of the...

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