Hunting & Fishing
Ohio Game & Fish

Ohio Game & Fish June 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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1 min.
ohio game & fish

PUBLISHER Michael F. X. Cassidy EDITORIAL EDITOR IN CHIEF John Geiger|John.Geiger@outdoorsg.com EDITOR Laura Kovarik|Laura.Kovarik@outdoorsg.com STATE EDITORS Dr. Todd A. Kuhn, Drew Warden, Josh Ward INTERIM STATE EDITOR David F. Johnson MANAGING EDITOR Joanne Blair | ART DIRECTOR Kate Glassner Brainerd ONLINE CONTENT EDITOR Scott Bernarde | PHOTO EDITOR Ron Sinfelt GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Justin Davie, Jennifer Kiefaber | SENIOR ILLUSTRATION ARTIST Allen Hansen PRODUCTION PRODUCTION MANAGER Jody Howard Jody.Howard@outdoorsg.com (678) 589-2021 | FAX (678) 279-7509 SENIOR MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER Terry Jacobs ADVERTISING NATIONAL ENDEMIC AD SALES Jim McConville (440) 791-7017 | James.McConville@outdoorsg.com WESTERN REGION Hutch Looney | Hutch@HLooney.com MARINE/FISHING ADVERTISING Tim Carini (678) 589-2027 | Tim.Carini@outdoorsg.com NATIONAL AD SALES ACCOUNT DIRECTOR – DETROIT OFFICE Kevin Donley (248) 798-4458 | Kevin.Donley@outdoorsg.com NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – CHICAGO OFFICE Carl Benson (312) 955-0496 | Carl.Benson@outdoorsg.com DIRECT RESPONSE AD/NON-ENDEMIC Anthony Smyth (914) 693-8700 | Anthony@smythmedia.com GAMEANDFISHMAG.COM PRESIDENT & CEO Jim Liberatore CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, PUBLISHING & BRANDED MEDIA…

2 min.
in the field

EAGLE CREEK WILDLIFE AREA ANNOUNCED THE OHIO Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently designated the state’s 152nd public wildlife area. The newly purchased parcel in southwest Brown County, which cost approximately $4.1 million, will be known as the Eagle Creek Wildlife Area. The initial purchase of approximately 1,825 acres will be followed by a smaller purchase of 474 acres later this year for a total of 2,299 contiguous acres. The Eagle Creek Wildlife Area will allow hunting, fishing, trapping and wildlife viewing opportunities when it opens to the public fall 2019. CONTROLLED DEER HUNT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED APPLICATIONS ARE accepted beginning June 1 through the end of July for permit drawings to participate in controlled deer hunts on select Ohio public areas during the 2019-2020 season. Applicants must possess a 2019-2020 Ohio hunting license…

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/gameandfishMAIL: Dr. Todd Kuhn / GAME & FISH 3330 Chastain Meadows Pkwy., Ste. 200, Kennesaw, GA 30144…

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JUNE 1 CROW SEASON OPENS Ohio’s statewide crow hunting season opens June 1 statewide through March 2, 2020. wildohio.gov JUNE 1 CONTROLLED HUNTS APPS ACCEPTED Application period for controlled deer hunts opens June 1 through July 31. wildohio.gov JUNE 1 NATIONAL FISHING & BOATING WEEK CELEBRATED National Fishing & Boating Week is celebrated in Ohio and across the nation June 1-9. takemefishing.org JUNE 8 FROG GIGGING SEASON OPENS Frog gigging opens statewide at 6 p.m. through the end of April 2020. wildohio.gov JUNE 18 STATE TRAP SHOOT The 133rd Ohio State Trap Shooting Championships held at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo June 18-23. ohiotrap.com JUNE 30 LAKE ERIE BASS SEASON REOPENS Fishing for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass in Ohio waters of Lake Erie opens through the end of February 2020.…

8 min.
where the road ends

As the market continues to swell with feature-filled rides, one thing is certain: This is a buyer’s market, and getting featurefilled goodies on the ATV or UTV of your choice is progressively easier. Choosing those, however, might not be. Whether you are an avid hunter, part-time tailwater fisherman or just someone who loves to ride into the wilderness in search of that perfect day filled with friends and family, there is a machine for you. Items that attract most riders include comfort, ease of use as well as maintenance and possibly the backbone of the ride for those days when work comes first. Here are a few great examples of reliable ATV and UTV rigs for your next adventure. MAHINDRA ROXOR $15,999|roxoroffroad.com The throwback to the World War II Willys jeep fans made the…

1 min.
land management

SUMMER IS here and fall fever will soon set in as we’re dreaming of big bucks. If you’re looking to maintain your property and get it primed for the fall, these tools can help. A modern compact utility tractor is a force multiplier. A good one will help minimize your time spent on it and maximize the effort. For a small-plot land manager, a tractor within the 30-to 45-horsepower range can be ideal. Enter John Deere’s 2 Series Compact Tractors that range from 25 to 38 horsepower, feature a hydrostatic transmission, loader lift capacity of 1,120 pounds and can drive over decks up to 72 inches. The big green company has taken away the hassle of align splines, no more muscling or forcing into position with its iMatch Quick-Hitch that makes hooking…