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​Visit the Wildlife Refuge

The Ottawa Wildlife Refuge Auto Tour will be open to all visitors with wheels on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19. Drive through 7 miles of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge that are normally closed to the public. New entrance from the Visitor Center parking lot opens at 8 a.m. and closes…
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Pop Up Shoots planned at Camp Perry

The Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association will hold Pop-Up Shoots at Camp Perry on Labor Day weekend. Rifle will be Saturday, Sept. 1., with pistol set for Sunday, Sept. 2.These pop-up shoots are held on the MRFR Range for rifle (located just forward of the parking lot on Viale Range…
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Public comment encouraged on fish and wildlife rules

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife is holding open house meetings in all five districts to discuss proposed rule changes to Ohio’s fish and wildlife rules. The meetings will be noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and are open to the public.“Ohio’s anglers, hunters, trappers and…
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Kasich in town for Fish Ohio

Gov. John Kasich kicked off the 34th Governor’s Fish Ohio Day by joining anglers for a day of fishing on Lake Erie Wednesday morning. Fish Ohio Day promotes the positive impacts of Lake Erie sport fishing and tourism on the region’s economy. Ohio has an $800 million sport fishery industry…
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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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