Ohio hunters harvest more than 182,000 deer during 2016-2017 season

Hunters checked 182,169 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2016-2017 deer season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, 188,329 deer were checked during the 2015-2016 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 […]

County Parks to host Valentine’s Hike Saturday

The Marion County Park District will host a Valentine’s Hike at the Tallgrass Trail on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Hikers may come at any time and hike as far as they wish, or may join Naturalist James Anderson at 1:30 p.m. for a guided nature hike. Guests are invited to […]

Deer hunting results down across Ohio, but up in Marion County

Hunters checked 66,759 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2016 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 28-Dec. 4, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, hunters checked 73,392 deer over the weeklong deer-gun season. While most counties say that same decrease in the number of deer, Marion County was up with 403 deer checked compared […]

Hunters take way less deer to open 2016 season

Hunters checked 18,776 white-tailed deer on Monday, November 28, 2016 the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). In 2015, 22,253 deer were reported the first day of the deer-gun season. Ohio’s deer-gun season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 4. Two additional days of deer-gun season […]

Marion County Park District’s November events include night hike, mammoth bones

The Marion County Park District is offering the following events in November 2016. All events are free unless otherwise listed. Friday, Nov. 4: Night Hike at the Tallgrass Trail. Meet at the nature center at 7:00pm (last night hike of 2016). Flashlights are optional, but should project red light. Appropriate for all ages. Saturday, Nov […]

Fall colors reaching peak around the state

This is the weekend to get out and see fall color around the state as near peak and peak conditions are being reported, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “There has been a huge amount of color change around the state in the past week triggered by the cooler, more seasonal temperatures,” […]

Fall colors gaining momentum throughout Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites Ohioans to view fall’s brilliant colors as the state reaches the height of leaf peeping season. Don’t miss the opportunity to also celebrate Earth Science Week, designed to engage young people and others regarding Ohio’s collection of natural wonders, landforms and resources. “Color is definitely now beginning […]

City to begin mosquito fogging this week

The Marion City Parks Department said they will begin their annual mosquito fogging operations during the first week of August 2016. These operations will occur on Thursday evenings between 8:00pm and 1:00am. Weekly spraying will continue as needed and as weather permits. The areas that will be sprayed will rotate based on the mosquito populations. […]

Nation’s largest youth shooting competition comes to Morrow County

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is happy to partner with the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) as they host their 2016 National Championship July 9-16 at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, a half hour north of Columbus. More than 3,000 student athletes from all over the country are expected to participate in […]

Wildlife watchers asked to report wild turkey and ruffed grouse sightings

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is asking the public to participate in surveying wild turkeys and ruffed grouse by reporting sightings of these two species. Every year, the ODNR Division of Wildlife conducts a turkey and grouse brood survey to estimate population growth. The brood survey relies on the public to report observations […]