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Forecast predicts mild Harmful Algal Bloom

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science issued the first-ever seasonal harmful algal bloom forecast for Lake Erie at an all-day press event Thursday at Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. The forecast predicts a mild bloom, similar to conditions last seen in 2007 and about…
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Prescribed burns set to clear invasive plants

Have you been noticing giant black plumes of smoke in the sky around Lake Erie lately? The local Pheasants Forever chapter and the Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District have been conducting prescribed burns as a fundamental part of the Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area program. This program aims…
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Report poachers to ‘TIP’ line

Anglers throughout the state can do their part to protect Ohio’s high quality fishing by reporting fishing violations they observe to the Turn In a Poacher hotline at 800-POACHER or online at ohiotip.com, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife.Each year, the TIP hotline receives approximately…
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Free summer programs at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area is offering a variety of nature programs throughout the summer. All programs are offered free of charge and while organizers would like who is coming, no advanced registration is needed. • Night Hike — meets at the bird center at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2 •…
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Birding tradition continues

Tom Bartlett’s not waiting for Hollywood to come calling. His Big Sit is not as visually-stunning or as dramatic as the birding quest that led to the movie, “The Big Year,” starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson.The film chronicled the competition of three birders attempting to break the…
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Anglers take over the lake

The warm winter of 2012 had Lake Erie about a month ahead of where it normally would have been in March for walleye habitat and spawning. So FLW Walleye Tour anglers competing May 10-12 on Lake Erie may not see some of the spectacular weights seen in past years. Jeff…
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Division of Wildlife clarifies fillet guidelines for anglers

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, has issued a statewide directive to its enforcement officers to clarify guidelines for enforcing a new rule that specifies the condition of fish fillets being kept or transported. “Many Ohio anglers have expressed that they were confused about the fillet rule…
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