Ohio Wildlife Council approves 2018-2019 hunting regulations

The 2018-2019 hunting and trapping seasons were among the regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 17, 2018, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to antlerless harvest on public land following the weeklong deer gun season. Overview of deer […]

Registration open for Camp Canopy, teaches high school students about forestry and wildlife

Registration is open for Camp Canopy, a week-long camp for high school students looking to spend time outdoors and interested in learning more about forestry and wildlife, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “If you love the outdoors and want to learn more about how trees grow and where wildlife like to […]

ODNR reminds people to leave wildlife in the wild

  The spring season has arrived, offering many opportunities for Ohioans to help protect young wildlife. Each year, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) officials offer this simple advice: enjoy wildlife from a distance, and leave young animals alone. Wild animals are born to live their lives in the wild, and sometimes good intentions can […]

ODNR cautions residents during Spring wildfire season

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reminds Ohioans to take precautions while burning debris this spring and to know the state’s outdoor burning regulations. Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during March, April and May. Burning is limited in the spring due to the abundance of […]

Hunters take more deer during 2017-18 season

Hunters checked 186,247 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2017-2018 deer season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, 182,169 deer were checked during the 2016-2017 season. The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population […]

Marion County Park District hosting Winter Hikes starting Saturday

The Marion County Park District will host a series of three monthly winter hikes at the Tallgrass Trail. Saturday, January 13, 2018: Polar Hike Saturday, February 10, 2018: Valentine Hike Saturday, March 10, 2018: Shamrock Hike Visitors have a choice of a guided nature walk with naturalist James Anderson at 1:30 p.m. or may come […]

ODNR reminds Ohioans to prioritize safety while hiking, ice fishing this winter

With Ohioans experiencing frigid temperatures throughout the state, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is encouraging residents and out-of-state visitors to be wise while participating in winter recreational activities outdoors, such as hiking or ice fishing. With the recent cold temperatures, it is important to remember that no ice is safe ice, and any […]

Hunter take more deer during 2017 deer-gun season

Hunters checked 72,814 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2017 weeklong deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, hunters checked 66,758 deer over the weeklong deer-gun season. Two days (Saturday, Dec. 16, and Sunday, Dec. 17) of deer-gun season remain. The muzzleloader season is Jan. 6-9, 2018, and archery season […]

Ohio’s 2017 deer-gun season opens with more than 22,000 deer harvested

Hunters checked 22,366 white-tailed deer on Monday, November 27, 2017, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The harvest was an increase over previous years and hunters in Marion County as well as all surrounding counties, took more deer this year than last. Ohio’s deer-gun […]

Fall colors reach near peak throughout the area

Ohio’s state parks, forests and nature preserves are always free to enter and are starting to display a dynamic palette of oranges, yellows and reds that provide the perfect backdrop for hikers enjoying the fall color this weekend. Near peak conditions are expected across most of northern Ohio stretching down into the central portion of […]