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Past articles by Al:

Al Smith: Backyard is a good place to learn beginning birding.

Getting a little antsy about staying at home?Not an angler, a shooter who can go to a range, a hiker, a bicyclist or a pet owner who enjoys walking your ca → Read More

Hunters should think twice before committing a violation

With deer gun hunting season a little more than a month away, hunters should think twice before committing wildlife violations. A couple of incidents invol → Read More

More than a dozen Lima area BFL bassers prep for regionals

This is time sensitive depending when it runs online and in the paper. Put the time sensitive stuff in red.More than a dozen Lima area bass anglers fishing → Read More

Statistics show that bow hunting is quite popular

This weekend’s cool down will be welcomed by archers making it more comfortable to hunt and easier to cool down a deer they’ve bagged.Bow seaso → Read More

Lima native Rich Burg is living his grade school dream

Rich Burg is one of those people who made a grade school dream come true.The Lima native wanted to be a biologist. He used to watch Wonderful World of Disn → Read More

Lima area anglers struggle during Ohio River bass tournament

Lima area bass anglers found the fishing much tougher on the Ohio River than they did at Grand Lake St.Marys last weekend. No area anglers finished in the → Read More

Area anglers do well at Grand Lake St. Marys event

Jeff Whitsett, of De Graff, won the co-angler division at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division opener on Grand Lake-St. Marys last → Read More

Robins visible in Ohio during winter

Some people have gotten excited over seeing robins recently — some in small flocks of 10 or 20 birds — and thinking this is a sign of spring.Ro → Read More

Area deer hunters fare better than state counterparts

Limaland deer hunters fared better than their counterparts across the state during the deer-gun weekend Dec. 15-16.Local hunters checked in 703 deer compar → Read More

Bad weather plays role in dramatic drop in harvest numbers

As expected after a miserable opening day weather-wise, the harvest during the weeklong deer-gun season fell dramatically over the 2017 season.Limaland hun → Read More

Safety still top priority when hunting

Sometimes people think outdoor writers go overboard in preaching safety. This writer emphasizes it often. A couple of weeks ago, part of this column focuse → Read More

Allen County Sportsmen and Farmers Association’s turkey shoot set

Turkey, ribs, hams and chicken are offered as prizes at he Allen County Sportsmen and Farmers Association’s turkey shoot Sunday, which is held at the → Read More

Grand Lake opens up mentor blind for waterfowl hunting

While most hunters are thinking about deer this time of year, new hunters to waterfowling have a special opportunity late this month through December.The O → Read More

We’re back - The Lima News

Do not look now but the high school bowlers have returned to the local bowling scene and rumors and hopes have it that it will be another great season in o → Read More

Bass season abruptly ends for six area anglers

The bass fishing season came to an abrupt end for six Limaland anglers on the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League tour last week in regional competition of → Read More

Falling temperatures mean good news for pursuing crappie

Real fall-like temperatures arrived with a front Thursday and will be with us at least through the next week, according to weather reports. That’s go → Read More

More from Lima area qualify for bass regionals

Five more Limaland bass anglers joined six other veteran area bassers as regional qualifiers on the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing (BFL) trail.They qualified → Read More

Veteran Lima area anglers advance to regional

Six veteran bass anglers from the Lima area have qualified to fish in T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing (BFL) regional competition in October.They qualified duri → Read More

Lima area anglers ranked high in Bass Fishing League divisions

Limaland bass anglers continue to do well no matter what division they fish on the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) trail.Those fishing in the Michigan → Read More

Four area anglers qualify for regional tourney

Four familiar Limaland Bass Fishing League (BFL) anglers seem assured of qualifying for regional tourney competition while three others can lock up spots w → Read More