Hunting & Fishing
Ohio Game & Fish

Ohio Game & Fish February 2019

Every month in Game & Fish, you'll discover the best hotspots throughout your region for hunting and fishing. We'll also bring you your state's latest outdoor news, plus plenty of how-to tactics and special strategies designed to make you a more successful hunter and angler.

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12 Issues

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2 min.
in the field

Multi-Year Licenses Now Available OHIO RESIDENT license buyers can now choose from 1-year, 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and lifetime hunting or fishing licenses. Single-year and multiyear licenses can be purchased online at wildohio.gov and at participating agents throughout the state if an Ohio driver license or state identification is associated with the customer’s account. Lifetime licenses cannot be purchased at license agent locations as of press this time. Youth multiyear and lifetime licenses are available to any Ohio resident 17 years old and younger at the time of purchase. Senior multiyear and lifetime licenses are available for Ohio residents age 66 and older born on or after Jan. 1, 1938. For license pricing and more information visit wildohio.gov New Fishing Regulations Approved CHANGES TO bag and size limits for fish in several bodies of…

1 min.
we want to hear from you

Game & Fish readers are hardcore sportsmen, and don’t all sportsmen have an opinion? You bet. We want to hear your thoughts on our fishing and hunting stories, our gear coverage and how the magazine is laid out. Is there something we’re missing? Can we do a better job? We know you have an opinion. Let’s hear it... CONTACT US EMAIL: todd.kuhn@outdoorsg.com INSTAGRAM: @gameandfishmag FACEBOOK.com/gameandfishTEXT: 404-934-8928 MAIL: Todd Kuhn / GAME & FISH 3330 Chastain Meadows Pkwy., Ste. 200, Kennesaw, GA 30144…

1 min.
ohio calendar

FEBRUARY 3 WHITETAIL HUNTING SEASON ENDS Ohio’s deer archery hunting season closes statewide. FEBRUARY 8-10 COLUMBUS FISHING EXPO The Columbus Fishing Expo will be held in the Bricker Building at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. columbusfishingexpo.com FEBRUARY 9 GOOSE HUNTING SEASON ENDS Goose hunting ends for the season in the North, South and Lake Erie Marsh waterfowl zones. FEBRUARY 9 ANNUAL BBBC BANQUET The annual Buckeye Big Buck Club banquet will convene at Ashland University’s John C. Myers Convocation Center in Ashland. buckeyebigbuckclub.org FEBRUARY 28 TRAPPING AND RABBIT HUNTING SEASONS END The rabbit hunting season closes statewide, as do trapping seasons for mink, muskrat, beaver and river otter.…

2 min.
starcraft renegade 178 dc

LENGTH 18 FT. 5 IN. BEAM 92 IN. DRY WEIGHT 1,176 LBS. FUEL CAPACITY 26 GAL. MAX HORSEPOWER 150 MSRP $20,521 WHILE MOST anglers love the idea of having a top-of-the-line tournament boat, the reality is that most of us can do without the top-of-the-line price tag that usually goes along with it. Starcraft certainly got that message when the company unveiled its Renegade 178 DC, a well-designed multi-species fishing boat that puts the best features of its high-end tournament boats into a package that’s both attractive and affordable. They really didn’t scrimp, either. With its .100 gauge bottom and hefty .080 gauge sides, the Renegade is built for serious fishing, and it can run from ice-out to freeze-up thanks to the protection of its dual consoles and a full walk-through windshield. Even with the consoles, the…

2 min.
skeeter wx2200

LENGTH 25 FT. 3 IN. BEAM 99 IN. DRY WEIGHT 2,945 LBS. FUEL CAPACITY 51 GAL. MAX HORSEPOWER 300 MSRP $73,895 (trailer, boat & motor) THE ALL-NEW Skeeter WX2200 is built for venturing out on windswept big waters. With its overall length of 22 feet and a mega-wide beam of over 8 feet, the WX2200 multi-species boat is the biggest deep-V boat made by Skeeter. Its built to give fishermen the confidence to cross most bodies of water. The fiberglass rig was engineered with big water tournament anglers in mind by creating industry-exclusive front and rear aluminum grid inserts. The aluminum deck structure adds support and strength to tame the waves, provide a better ride and absorb the shock of big water. Also this vessel comes rigged with a Humminbird Helix 12 Chirp Mega SI GPS G2N. The…

2 min.
smoker craft pro angler 171 xl

LENGTH 17 FT. 3 IN. BEAM 96 IN. DRY WEIGHT 1,350 LBS. FUEL CAPACITY 24 GAL. MAX HORSEPOWER 150 MSRP $17,694 FOR MANY years, Smoker Craft’s Pro Angler 171 XL has ranked among the company’s top-selling fishing boats. That’s no surprise given this model’s versatile design, its capacity to be towed easily with a moderately sized vehicle, and its capability to be launched easily from even unimproved ramps on remote lakes. For 2019, the 171 XL gets some appealing upgrades. The Pro Angler is designed as a serious fishing rig that can pull double-duty as an all-round family boat. The key to this versatility lies in its split rear bench seat. In the upright position, the split bench provides full-width seating for four people. Folded down, it forms an extension of the raised stern casting deck. If you…