Ohio offers a home-study version of trapper education. The Trapper Education Home-Study Manual can be found online at: http://ow.ly/TtaC50CgR7g
We recommend tackling one chapter at a time and answering all the review questions. You then answer the questions from the test booklet and mail in the answer sheet and the completed student registration form.
Do you know what an invasive plant is or do you know how many invasive plants are in Ohio or Honey Run Waterfall? Our Volunteers have put together a group called Friends of the Woods. The Friends of the Woods volunteer group have been removing invasive plant species such as garlic mustard, multiflora rose, poison hemlock, and barberry throughout the Knox County Parks.
Apply for Seneca Conservation District’s mobility-impaired hunt, which has taken place since 1998. The purpose of this hunt is to give those who have mobility issues the opportunity to enjoy the experiences associated with deer hunting. Learn more: http://ow.ly/xk3p50CbwG0#wildohio#huntohio
Yesterday was very favorable for Ohio parks as shared by our Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Director. Ohio voters approved more than 91% of the parks and recreation levies which were placed before them Tuesday night, a result the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association called “remarkable.”
It’s time for another Wildlife Wednesday from your Ohio Division of Wildlife! Today we spotlight the Great Egret!
This bird is our second largest heron; only the great blue heron is bigger. The great egret is an Ohio Species of Concern that nests in the Western Basin of Lake Erie on West Sister Island NWR and Turning Point Island.
The history of trapping dates back to the earliest days of mankind. For as long as people have tried to protect themselves from the elements, they have used the skins of furbearing animals. North America has always provided a wealth of furbearing animals.
The Ohio Division of Wildlife will be releasing ring-necked pheasants this fall at 28 of Ohio’s public hunting areas. More than 14,000 rooster pheasants are scheduled to be released to provide hunting opportunities across the state.