Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 23:

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JEFF ST.CLAIR / WKSU

Animal advocates are applauding the state’s decision to postpone a proposed trapping season for bobcats. The state Wildlife Council voted 6-1 Thursday to put the proposal on an indefinite hold.

Corey Roscoe with the U.S. Humane Society applauds the decision. She says the science does not back up harvesting bobcats.

Ohioans Fish For Free This Weekend

May 3, 2018
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JEFF ST.CLAIR / WKSU

Ohio anglers can fish for free this weekend.

Ordinarily, anyone over 16 looking to fish needs to purchase a $19 fishing license, which funds the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ fish management programs.

May 5 and 6, however, are Ohio’s annual Free Fishing Days.

ODNR spokesperson Jamey Emmert says the department hopes residents will take the opportunity to experience what Ohio’s waters have to offer.

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MEDINA COUNTY PARK DISTRICT

Ohio has a legislative caucus working to raise awareness of the state’s trails. 

The caucus, formed last year, is the only one in the U.S. dedicated to trails.  The group of lawmakers has been working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to create a website with an interactive guide to the thousands of miles of state trails.

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