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Ohio Hunters Get 8 New Counties To Pursue Turkeys

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19, 2013

Ohio hunters have eight new counties where they can pursue wild turkeys this season.

Ohio Reports Oil And Gas Production From Fracked Wells

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources says newly fracked wells in the state's Utica shale region produced 12 percent of the state's total oil production last year.
16, 2013

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources today released new production figures for oil and gas wells in the state’s Utica Shale. For 2012, ODNR tallied oil and natural gas production for 87 wells which used hydraulic fracturing techniques. Most of the wells are situated in eastern Ohio counties. 65 wells produced oil and gas.

ODNR Proposes Changes To Deer Hunting

More than 21,000 deer were killed during Ohio's four-day muzzleloader hunt in January.
7, 2013

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants to cut in half the total number of deer a hunter can kill in a year.

Ohio Wildlife Officers Hunted Deer On Duty

19, 2012

A wildlife officer has been placed on unpaid leave after state investigators found that he and two other officers in southwest Ohio hunted while on the job.

House Lawmakers Vote On Great Lakes Compact Compromise

A satellite image shows a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin. Scientists have linked algae to water withdrawals, pollution, and farm runoff.
25, 2012

Lawmakers on the House Agriculture committee voted strictly along party lines to approve the deal that would put into effect in Ohio the Great Lakes Compact, an agreement signed in 2005 by eight states and two Canadian provinces seeks to protect the Great Lakes from massive withdrawals of water.

ODNR Releases Proposed Drilling Rules For State Parks

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13, 2012

The list of proposals includes banning drilling rigs from coming within 300 feet of campgrounds, high-quality lakes, and historical and archaeological sites.