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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Fish for a cure at MS walleye tourney

Get out on Lake Erie for a day of fishing and help people with multiple sclerosis by signing up for the MS Walleye Fishing Tournament on June 6. Get a group of six friends, customers or co-workers to fill a boat. The fully stocked boat will set sail from the…
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Refuge offers bus tours

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge will be offering bus trips to various points of interest on both Ottawa and Cedar Point NWRs throughout the month of May. Seating is limited and you must make a reservation by calling the Visitor Center at 419-898-0014. Buses will leave from the Ottawa National Wildlife…
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