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Open houses set on CWD sampling

A pair of open houses to hear about the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s (DOW) sampling for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) will be held Tuesday (May 17) an → Read More

Hunter feedback helps modify two season proposals

Hunters played a role in a pair of amended proposals for 2022-23 hunting seasons approved Wednesday by the Ohio Wildlife Council.Hunter concerns helped cha → Read More

- The Lima News

Youth wild turkey season set for April 9-10Young hunters get a jump on the spring turkey season next weekend (April 9-10) during Ohio’s special youth → Read More

Annual rainbow trout stocking scheduled

Seven Lima area bodies of water are among the 71 public lakes and ponds that will be stocked with catchable rainbow trout from March into early May. Almost → Read More

Ohio to get nearly $22 million from WSFR

Ohio will receive nearly $22 million in total wildlife funding in fiscal year 2022 through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program.Also know → Read More

Deer proposals will affect Lima area hunters

A couple of deer proposals by the Ohio Division of Wildlife (DOW) will affect Lima area huntrrs if approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council.Separate deer hunt → Read More

Reduction in fall wild turkey season proposed

It comes as no surprise that the Ohio Division of Wildlife (DOW) biologists have recommended a reduction in the fall wild turkey hunting season. The propos → Read More

DOW seeks more deer heads from Hardin County

Hunters in a three-county area, including Hardin County, are being asked to submit heads of mature deer they have harvested for chronic wasting disease (CW → Read More

Straight-walled cartridge rifle deer weapon of choice

For the first time during a general deer gun season (weeklong or bonus) in Ohio, the straight-walled cartridge rifle became the weapon of choice.A total of → Read More

Good weather week may produce big deer harvest

It will be interesting to see how Ohio’s gun week deer harvest turns out since the weather has been great thus far. Rain is predicted for Sunday whic → Read More

Weisenburger’s season to end in Toyota Series event

The Major League Fishing (MLF) season officially comes to an end next weekend for Lima area bass anglers who fish various MLF circuits.Kyle Weisenburger of → Read More

Tidal waters, grass key for regional tourney

When eight Lima area bass anglers take to the Potomac River next Thursday in Major League Fishing’s (MLF) Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) regional, → Read More

Fall is a good time to target saugeye

The fall equinox brings with it the beginning of what should be some good fishing.Fish put on the feed bags as the days get shorter and temperatures begin → Read More

Nine area bass anglers qualify for regionals

Three Lima area bass anglers in the Michigan Division of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) joined six Lima area anglers who fish in the Buckeye Divisio → Read More

Burton gets win in his first BFL Buckeye event

Wilson Burton decided to fish his first Buckeye Division Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament “just for fun.”After winning the super tw → Read More

Effort helps thwart number of boating incidents, fatalities

Operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol really is no different than operating a vehicle in the same condition — they both can have d → Read More

Burton geared for All-American National Championship

Wilson Burton has more than 20 fishing rods ready to use as he prepares for the Major League Fishing (MLF) All-American championship beginning Thursday on → Read More

BFL Buckeye Division bassers get to open on Grand Lake

Several Lima area bass anglers will get an opportunity to open the Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL), presented by T-H Marine, Buckeye Division season on o → Read More

We need to be good stewards of our environment

Some of us are old enough to remember the first Earth Day held April 22, 1970.From its humble beginning, plenty has been accomplished in water and air maki → Read More

Weisenburger ready to get bass season started

For many anglers, an off season would last anywhere from 3-5 months. That’s not so for professional bass angler Kyle Weisenburger.The Lima area pro w → Read More