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Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at Castalia State Fish Hatchery

Annual Castalia Lottery Post Applications may be submitted March 1-31 COLUMBUS, OH – Controlled trout-fishing opportunities on Cold Creek, one of Ohio’s unique streams, await fishing enthusiasts who enter a special lottery conducted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). A half-mile section of the creek, located at the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s Castalia… Read more Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at Castalia State Fish Hatchery

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2016-2017 Ohio Deer Hunting Proposals Remain Mostly Unchanged

COLUMBUS, OH – Proposals for Ohio’s 2016-2017 deer season dates and bag limits to remain mostly unchanged were presented at Wednesday’s Ohio Wildlife Council meeting, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Among the noteworthy proposals was to move the two-day deer-gun season to Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 28-29. Overview of proposed deer… Read more 2016-2017 Ohio Deer Hunting Proposals Remain Mostly Unchanged

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Be Careful on the Ice

COLUMBUS, OH – Winter appears to have finally arrived for good in Ohio, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) wants to encourage eager ice anglers to be cautious and aware of the conditions before ice fishing on Ohio waters. While Ohio offers an unparalleled fishing experience, it’s important to remember that no ice… Read more Be Careful on the Ice

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Ohio Hunters Harvest more than 188,000 Deer during 2015-2016 Season

COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 188,335 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2015-2106 deer season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, 175,745 deer were checked during the 2014-2015 season. To help stabilize deer populations, bag limits were reduced this year, and antlerless permit use was eliminated in most counties. This year’s increase… Read more Ohio Hunters Harvest more than 188,000 Deer during 2015-2016 Season

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Ohio State Parks Host Statewide Job Fair

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Looking for seasonal employment and love working outdoors? Attend one of two job fairs being held at multiple sites across the state by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on Saturday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested applicants will be given information on vacancies… Read more Ohio State Parks Host Statewide Job Fair

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Second Annual Ohio Boating Summit Set for March

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will hold the second annual Ohio Boating Summit on Wednesday, March 23, at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, located at 2201 Fred Taylor Drive on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University (OSU). People interested in paddling, fishing or boating in… Read more Second Annual Ohio Boating Summit Set for March

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Protecting Northeast Ohio’s Wetlands

KENT, OH – Ohio State Nature Preserves are beautiful natural areas where many of the state’s endangered species are thriving and rare geologic features are protected, thanks to the generosity of Ohioans who have donated a portion of their state tax refunds to the State Nature Preserves Fund. Donations to this fund protect the best of… Read more Protecting Northeast Ohio’s Wetlands