Saturday, November 18, 2017

More than 73,000 Deer Checked During Ohio’s Weeklong Gun Hunting Season

COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 73,399 white-tailed deer, 1,523 of them in Gallia County, during Ohio’s 2015 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This represents...

Ohio Hunters Harvest more than 13,000 Deer during Muzzleloader Season

COLUMBUS, OH – Hunting is the best and most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population. Hunters harvested 13,726 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2015 muzzleloader season, Jan. 2-5, according to the Ohio...

Ohio’s Youth Deer-Gun Season is Nov. 22-23

COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio’s 12th annual youth white-tailed deer hunting season gives young hunters the opportunity to pursue the state’s most popular big-game animal on Nov. 22-23, according to the Ohio Department of Natural...

Wildlife Watchers Asked to Report Wild Turkey and Ruffed Grouse Sightings

COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is asking the public to participate in surveying wild turkeys and ruffed grouse by reporting sightings of these two species. Every year, the ODNR Division...

Flying squirrels are much more common than you think

If you ask someone to identify the most common squirrel species in Ohio, most people would probably tell you it is the familiar gray squirrel – commonly seen in towns and suburbs, in parks...

Hunters Should Confirm Hunting Locations Before Heading Out into the Field

ATHENS, OH - Access to some public hunting lands in southeast Ohio have changed, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), and hunters are encouraged to check with the landowners of both...

In the Open: Deer Fibromas Spotted on Area Deer

By Jim Freeman Deer fibromas, or deer warts, have been observed on several deer in the area, according to Meigs Count wildlife officer Chris Gilkey. Deer fibromas are wart-like growths found on the skin of deer;...

ODNR to Host Hikes Throughout May

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering several hikes in May featuring colorful spring wildflowers and welcoming migrating birds back to Ohio. Enjoy spending time outdoors and getting fit...

Buckeye Hero Hunt Provides Hunting Opportunity for Ohio Veterans

COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) hosted 12 disabled American veterans for a guided archery hunt at Zaleski State Forest over the Oct. 9-11 weekend. The ODNR divisions of Forestry...

U.S. EPA Praises ODNR’s Waste Water Injection Well Program

COLUMBUS, OH – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently released a report on Ohio’s Class II Underground Injection Control (UIC) program and found that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) regulatory...

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Drugs, Money and weapons seized from Bidwell search warrant

Sheriff Matt Champlin announced the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 14101 State Route 554 near the intersection of State Route 160 in Gallia County, Wednesday afternoon, November 15, 2017. The Gallia...

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