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Ohio’s Lakes To Be Stocked With Rainbow Trout, Including Two In County

4 Mar , 2019  

More than 100,000 rainbow trout will be stocked this spring in 66 Ohio public lakes, creating excellent fishing for anglers across Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The first rainbow trout release is scheduled for Friday, March 8, at Adams Lake in Adams County. More…

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Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available Soon

26 Feb , 2019  

Richland County’s hunters and anglers will soon be able to purchase their new state licenses.

On Friday, March 1, outdoorsmen and women will be able to purchase their 2019-2020 hunting and fishing licenses at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents throughout the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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ODNR Forest Fire Protection Area Expanded To Include All Of Richland, Ashland

10 Feb , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced the expansion of the ODNR Division of Forestry’s Forest Fire Protection Area. This expansion brings in all of Richland and Ashland Counties. More…

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Richland County Trail To Benefit From Over $400,000 In State Funding

22 Nov , 2018  

Twelve recreational trails in Ohio, including one in Richland County, have been selected to share in $1,563,354 in federal funds through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), offered through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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Deer Hunting Season Beginning Soon; We’ve Got Details

12 Nov , 2018  

Ohio’s white-tailed deer continue to provide hunters across the state with excellent opportunities for success as they head out into the field. Hunting remains the most effective management tool for maintaining Ohio’s healthy deer population, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). More…

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Malabar Farm Area, Mohican Soon To Have More Fishing Opportunities

4 Nov , 2018  

North central Ohio fishermen and fisherwomen take note: Catchable rainbow and yearling brown trout will be released again this year in the Malabar Farm region as part of a pilot project to evaluate the suitability of both species for future stockings in the area. More…

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Village Of Lexington Receives NatureWorks Grant

26 Oct , 2018  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $4.4 million in project funding through the NatureWorks grant program, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state.

Included in that funding is a grant for the Village of Lexington. More…

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What’s Up With The Late Leaf Turning This Year?

19 Oct , 2018  

What gives with the green? Ohioans want to know, and ODNR has an answer.

“We are running anywhere from a week to two weeks behind on fall color this year,” says Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Fall Color Forester Greg Smith. “We’re anticipating really nice colors with the amount of moisture the trees have in them, and the recent cooler temperatures combined with bright, sunny days should trigger the onset of colorful changes in the leaves.” More…

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Multi-Year Hunting, Fishing Licenses Now Available

16 Oct , 2018  

Richland County outdoors sporting enthusiasts take note: beginning last week, hunters and anglers are now able to buy multiyear licenses in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio resident license buyers can choose from 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and lifetime hunting or fishing licenses. More…

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Keep On The Lookout For And Report Instances Of Beech Leaf Disease

21 Aug , 2018  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) urges Ohioans to identify and report signs of beech leaf disease to minimize risk of disease spread.

Beech leaf disease (BLD) is a newly observed disease affecting American and possibly non-native beech trees. BLD was first discovered in Lake County in 2012 and has quickly spread across northeastern Ohio. Infestations have been found in nine Ohio counties and parts of New York, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada. More…

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Ohio Wildlife Council Approves 2018-2019 Hunting Regulations

19 May , 2018  

The 2018-2019 hunting and trapping seasons were among the regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 17, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to antlerless harvest on public land following the weeklong deer gun season. More…

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Which Snake Photo Won? This One Won

1 May , 2018  

This photo of a garter snake, submitted by Ryan Wagner of North Olmsted in Cuyahoga County, stood out as a winner for the ninth annual Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Photo Contest, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Wagner is a sophomore at Ohio University. The first-place photo appears on the 2018 Legacy Stamp, which is now on sale. More…

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Wildflowers Are Blooming In Buckeye Land

12 Apr , 2018  

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers during the months of April and May. Follow along as the bloom unfolds from south to north this spring with the Ohio wildflower bloom report, published each Friday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

This year’s season started quite early, when spring-like weather arrived in late February. But March brought freezing temperatures and snow to much of Ohio, putting the wildflower season on pause. More…

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You Can Fish For Free The First Weekend Of May

9 Apr , 2018  

Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 5-6, anglers are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of Ohio’s public waters, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River. This is the only weekend all year that does not require anyone 16-years-old or older to obtain a fishing license. More…

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