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Cooler temperatures are a blessing for anglers

Gabe Fassler, 8, with his catch. As we all know, weather plays a big role in fishing. This summer has been up and down in the temperature division, and we’ve had more rain this season than we have the past couple of seasons. While it might not be desirable for…
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Senator Sherrod Brown visits ONWR

Senator Sherrod Brown talks with ONWR Refuge Manager Jason Lucas and ODNR’s Scott Butterworth about the GLRI fish passage project. Justin Woldt. On Friday afternoon United States Senator Sherrod Brown visited Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR) near Oak Harbor. His visit was a meeting of federal employees working toward a…
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Conservation Day at East Harbor State Park

Rescued birds from the rehabilitation facility Back to the Wild Saturday, Aug. 10, was East Harbor State Park’s ninth annual Conservation Day. The event hosted many children and adults who wanted to learn about Lake Erie and the environment. Many attendees were campers from East Harbor State Park who rode…
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The importance of a properly tuned crankbait

ReefRunner crankbaits What does tuning a crankbait mean, and why is it important? Before I answer those questions, let me ask you this: have you ever been trolling with all of the same style of crankbaits out, like Reef Runners, Rogues, Deep Husky Jerks, or any other hard bodied bait,…
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Duck blind lotteries at State Parks set for Aug. 17

More than 280 permits are available to hunters wishing to construct a duck blind on several Ohio State Parks’ lakes this waterfowl hunting season. Lottery drawings will be held at the 16 participating state parks on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 17, along with lotteries for the use of 146…
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Mona Rutger special guest at Conservation Day

Red Tailed Hawk from Back to the Wild The 9th Annual Conservation Day event will be held in front of the Camp Store at East Harbor State Park on Saturday, Aug. 10. The majority of the activities will be held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This event is open…
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