Briefly, Aug. 23

Squirrel season

gets under way Sept. 1

Ohio’s squirrel hunting season opens Sept. 1 and continues through Jan. 31, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Legal hunting hours for squirrels are a half-hour before sunrise to sunset daily.

The season is closed during the one-week statewide deer gun season Dec. 2-8.

A cold winter in 2012-13 may have negatively impacted squirrel populations, the agency stated. The 2013-14 harvest may not equal the above-average harvests of the past two seasons, although a good harvest is expected.

Ohio fishing regulations publication seeking ads

Advertising space is available, and bids are being accepted for the 2014-15 Ohio Fishing Regulations booklet, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Advertising space will be awarded through a bid process based on the highest bid from a responsible bidder who meets the terms, conditions and limitations listed in the advertising agreement.

Deadline to submit sealed bids to the Division of Wildlife is 4 p.m. Sept. 19.

More than 900,000 copies of the fishing regulations are provided to Ohio’s anglers each year. The publication is the official source of Ohio’s fishing laws, regulations and information.

Go to for more information on the bid process and to download the bid form and advertising agreement.