In my four years at Northwood High School, I missed exactly four days of classes — each opening day of small game season. I wasn’t playing hooky, because I carried an excused absence slip signed by the principal in my pocket.

9:39 PM Oct 18, 2014

Western Lake Erie has the Mississippi and Atlantic Waterfowl Flyways intersecting the region, likely since the time of the Great Black Swamp, which entered the lake from Southwestern Michigan to Catawba/Marblehead.

6:26 PM Oct 11, 2014

For the anglers without a boat, the chance to catch walleyes using the least amount of equipment or expense is underway from now until freeze-up.

11:10 AM Oct 5, 2014

Ohio’s white-tailed bucks have all three things that are needed to grow large antlers: good genetics, adequate nutrition and age.

9:14 PM Sep 27, 2014

Gizzard shad are native to warmer, southern latitudes, only gaining entrance into Lake Erie after the Ohio-Erie Canal was completed in 1825.

8:28 PM Sep 20, 2014

Lake Erie clearly affects the climate and weather of this region.

7:45 PM Sep 13, 2014

Labor Day weekend is traditionally when fishermen get serious about perch fishing.

12:46 AM Sep 7, 2014

When "Martha," the world’s last remaining passenger pigeon at the Cincinnati Zoo died on Sept. 1, 1914, it was the last breath of air ever taken by a species once numbering in the billions.

12:45 AM Aug 31, 2014

By way of an introduction, my name is John Hageman.

If the name sounds familiar, it may be because I frequently provided news while Manager of Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory in Put-in-Bay for 25 years. I also operated Primetime Ice Charters.

10:45 PM Aug 23, 2014
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