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  • Bass Pro Drops Independent Retail Shops

    Bass Pro Shops announced recently the dropping of independent retail shops. Lakeside Pro Bass Shop of Indian Lake Ohio is sad to announce that as of August 2, 2017 Bass Pro Shops of Springfield Illinois will no longer wholesale to independent retail shops, which includes Lakeside Pro Bass Shop. This will affect over two thousand . . read more

  • 2017-18 Deer Regulations Proposed

    COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Wildlife Council heard proposals for Ohio’s 2017-2018 deer season dates and bag limits, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Among the proposals were modifications to bag limits for several counties throughout the state. Overview of proposed deer hunting seasons for 2017-2018: Deer archery: Sept. 30, 2017-Feb. 4, . . read more

  • Over 9000 Deer Checked During Two-Day Gun Season

    COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio’s hunters braved less than ideal weather conditions over the weekend and checked 9,228 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2016 two-day deer-gun hunting season, Dec. 17-18, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s two-day December deer-gun season, 9,447 deer were harvested.

  • Gun Season Produces Almost 67,000 Deer

    COLUMBUS, OH – 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 week-long deer-gun season. Auglaize County recorded 268 deer killed compared to 299 in 2015. Mercer County recorded 262 deer killed compared to . . read more

  • Hunters Check in over 18,000 Deer on Opening Day

    COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 18,776 white-tailed deer on Monday, Nov. 28, 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.  

  • Hunters Harvest More Than 2,000 Wild Turkeys During Ohio’s Fall Season

    Hunters harvested 2,168 wild turkeys during Ohio’s 2016 fall wild turkey season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s 2016 fall wild turkey hunting season was open in 56 counties Oct. 8-Nov. 27. During the 2015 fall wild turkey season 1,535 turkeys were harvested.

  • More than 9,400 Deer Checked during Ohio’s Two-Day Gun Hunting Season

      COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 9,447 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2015 two-day deer-gun hunting season, Dec. 28-29, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The last time Ohio held a two-day December deer-gun season was in 2012 with 14,365 deer harvested. That year, the season was held on a weekend and accounted . . read more

  • Deer Hunters Have Two Additional Hunting Days

    Ohio’s 2015 deer-gun season continues Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 28-29, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During the Dec. 28-29 firearm season, all hunters (except waterfowl hunters) must wear a vest, coat, jacket or coveralls that are either solid hunter orange or camouflage hunter orange. A hunter orange hat or cap is a . . read more

  • 73,399 Deer Checked in During Gun Season

    COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 73,399 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2015 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This represents a significant increase over last year’s harvest of 65,484 deer. During the 2013 deer-gun season, 75,408 deer were checked. To date, for the 2015 deer hunting seasons, . . read more

  • Opening Day Deer Harvest

    COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 22,256 white-tailed deer on Monday, Nov. 30, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s deer-gun season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 6. New this year, an additional two days (Monday, Dec. 28, and Tuesday, Dec. 29) have been added to . . read more