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Wildlife Council OKs waterfowl season dates

The 2012-13 waterfowl hunting season dates have been approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife.
The Lake Erie Marsh Zone encompasses portions of Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky and Erie counties. The duck hunting season in the Lake Erie Marsh Zone is Oct. 13-28 followed by a second segment that opens Nov. 10-Dec. 23.
The daily bag limit for ducks is six, which may not include more than four mallards (no more than one may be female), three wood ducks, one black duck, two redheads, four scaup, one canvasback, two pintails and one mottled duck. The daily bag limit for mergansers is five, of which no more than two may be hooded mergansers. The daily bag limit for coots is 15. Possession limits after the first day are twice the daily bag limit.

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OSU band to be featured in 2013 celebration

CORRECTION: In the story about the Tall Ships organizers last week, we made a slight error, well maybe not so slight! We reported that the Ohio State University Marching Band would be leading a parade on Sept. 1, 2012. Whoops! They will be here for the Tall Ships Celebration on Sept. 1, 2013, not this coming Labor Day weekend. They will be at the Port Clinton-Margaretta football game on Friday, Sept. 28, at True Lay Stadium. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.



The American Cancer Society of Northwest Ohio is making it “5 o’clock in Port Clinton” all weekend long. Events include: “Island Doctor” at Kokomo Bay from 8 to midnight; the second annual Duck Drop at Monsoon Lagoon Saturday starting at 11 a.m.; the fourth annual Chemo Crawl from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday starting at Our Guest Inn and Suites in downtown Port Clinton; a reverse raffle at Mango Mamas at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and music with DJ Dale from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday night. For more information on how to participate, call 419-734-7111.



Our Find Wylie winner this week is Mike Freeh, of Fremont, who was among the 164 contestants who found Wylie hiding in the gutter in the ad for Gutter Topper on page 4B in last week’s Beacon. Mike wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores plus two tickets to Gem Beach Rocks Again on Sept. 8. We’ll be hiding Wylie again this week, if you find him, drop off an entry form at our office in the Beacon Place Business Center or click on the Find Wylie Icon at our website www.thebeacon.net.



St. Paul Lutheran Women will host their annual Peach Social this Saturday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the church Fellowship Hall at 541 S. Church Road in Danbury Township. They will feature homemade chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, homemade pie, ice cream, locally grown peaches, salads and beverages.



The Kelleys Island Homecoming is this Saturday, Aug. 18, in case you needed an excuse to go and visit the island. This year they will have music and a magician, a nature exhibit and show from Mona Rutger and “Back to the Wild.” They will also have plenty of food, beverages, games and a shoppers market, and that doesn’t even touch the surface of what all is going on! The theme this year is “Celebrate Kelleys Island”. For more information, go to their Web Site at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



The Danbury High School Class of 1987 is holding its 25-year class reunion this weekend. They will meet up at 7 p.m. Friday night, Aug. 17, at Jamestown Tavern. Saturday they will have a tour of the school at 11 a.m. and then head to the beach at Bay Point afterward. They will enjoy refreshments at the pavilion there followed by even more frivolity at the Shores Club. The plan is to include any individual that was in the class at anytime throughout grades K-12.



The Port Clinton Elks Lodge is bringing back its famous Stag-er-oo, only now the name has been changed to the “Stag-er-oo & Ladies Too.” It will all take place at the lodge on Buckeye BoulevardSchaffner starting at 11 a.m. and goes all the way until 10 p.m. There will be raffles, blackjack, the big six wheel, bingo and a Cornhole Tournament. Entry is $20 which gets you admittance, lunch and dinner! Lunch will be wings, sandwiches and the works. Dinner is a repeat of the lunch menu plus a big serving of Lake Erie Yellow Perch! Tickets are available at the Lodge, as well as Danbury Hardware, Port Clinton Ford, Frederick Insurance, Dublin Commercial Services, Lakeland Auto and Marine and National Bank of Ohio.



Don’t forget The Friends of Port Clinton Parks Annual Flea Market/Garage Sale at Lakeview Park this Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



In response to popular demand, the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce has decided to add a second Village Wide Garage Sale this year. The sale dates will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25. If you would like to be added to the list of sales, call the Chamber at 419-898-0479. The lists, when completed, will be available at the Chamber office and at the Oak Harbor Public Library.



The Port Clinton Kiwanis Club is launching a brand new fundraising event … “An Evening at the Races” on Friday, Oct. 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Knight’s of Columbus Hall on Perry Street in downtown Port Clinton. Tickets are on sale for $25 per person, which includes dinner, one drink ticket and lots of betting opportunities. It should be a lot of fun, so put it on your calendar right now! I have tickets available at The Beacon.

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ODNR: No Asian carp found
in western Lake Erie

After a week of intensive electrofishing and gill netting activities in Sandusky Bay, Maumee Bay and their main tributaries, officials have found no bighead or silver Asian carps in western Lake Erie. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue to work together to assess the current status of bighead and silver carp within western Lake Erie bays and select tributaries.
“The sampling results are very encouraging, especially since we intensely focused on areas where we believed we had the greatest chances of finding these fish,” said Rich Carter, ODNR executive administrator of fish management and research. “We look forward to the results of the environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis that will help us define future actions. We appreciate all of the efforts the Service has provided in assessing the status of Asian carp in Lake Erie.”

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