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Some interesting facts about new anglers, boaters

There is plenty of positive news on the fishing and boating scene concerning people who are new to both activities as we enter 2021, according to the Recre → Read More

Extra deer weekend about average for area hunters

The extra weekend of deer-gun hunting proved more beneficial for statewide hunters compared to those in theLima area.While hunters statewide were harvestin → Read More

Helpers get plastic pumpkin off deer’s head

A wildlife officer’s day is never going to be normal, according to Allen County Wildlife Officer Craig Barr.The 15-year veteran certainly encountered → Read More

More become outdoor fans during pandemic

It’s always great to get outdoors when you can. And more people are discovering that during the COVID-19 pandemic.A recent survey by Everest indicate → Read More

Nerf bow and arrow used to help Cooper’s hawk

The duties of a wildlife officer do not always involve a citation. Often, officers are helping citizens and wildlife.Incidents can have a humorous side to → Read More

More become outdoor fans during pandemic

It’s always great to get outdoors when you can. And more people are discovering that during the COVID-19 pandemic.A recent survey by Everest indicate → Read More

Youth small game season set for next two weekends

The annual small game youth hunt will take place next weekend (Oct. 24-25) and also Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Youth hunters may hunt for rabbit, pheasant and all oth → Read More

Burton, Lane win BFL tourneys on final weekend

For the second time this season, a pair of Lima area bass anglers won a pro and co-angler tournament on the Phoenix Bass Fishing League tour presented by T → Read More

Pair of area bassers have shot at points championship

A pair of Lima area bass anglers have an opportunity to finish at the top of the points standings in their respective categories in the Phoenix Bass Fishin → Read More

Veteran basser Shaffer ends winning drought

Rockford’s Dick Shaffer has been fishing the FLW’s Bass Fishing League circuit before many of today’s participants were born. And he → Read More

Practice good manners around a boat launch

Good manners sometimes go by the wayside at a boat launch.Some etiquette, common sense and practice should make launching or retrieving a boat simple, quic → Read More

Lima area pair place high in West Virginia tourney

One good fish might have propelled a pair of Lima area pro bassers into first place last weekend in the West Virginia River and Rails tournament on the Ohi → Read More

Barnett gets his first FLW win on Indian Lake

John Barnett of Huntsville finished as the top boater of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) presented by T-H Marine event last Saturday at Indian Lake i → Read More

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