Outdoor briefs, July 8

Winners announced for park district photo contest

Adult best of show and people’s choice awards went to Dawn Mizen and youth best of show and people’s choice went to Lyra Dicken during Seneca County Park District’s 18th annual photo contest.

A public viewing of the 68 entries took place July 1 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve.

Winners in the adult Park District Scenes category were Shelby Monroe, first, and Grace Scholl, second.

In Wildlife Scenes, Dawn Mizen took first and third, and Susie Ziegler was second.

In Nature Scenes, Steve Moorhead won first place, Shelby Monroe was second and Clinton Kimmet was third.

In the open category, Dawn Mizen was first and Grace Scholl was second.

In youth competition for ages 5-10, first and third places were won by Brody Rose, and second place by Lilly Stockmaster. Among youth ages, 11-16, first place went to Brianna Long, second place to Grace Ocreto and third place to Natalie Nichols.

Pheasants Forever to meet Tuesday at Coon Hunters

The next meeting of Seneca County Pheasants Forever is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sandusky River Coon Hunters, 7575 S. TR 131. The meeting is a week later than usual because of the July 4 holiday.

The local chapter recently planted warm-season grasses inside a fenced area at the Ohio Department of Transportation garage on SR 100 just south of US 224. This winter, ODOT plans to broadcast wildflowers within the grassy area to create a pollinator plot.

Mobility-impaired fly-fishing clinics to be offered Sept. 8

FINDLAY — Mobility-impaired anglers interested in learning the art of fly fishing are encouraged to enter for a chance to participate in a free beginning fly-fishing clinic at Castalia State Fish Hatchery, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Submissions for the lottery must be postmarked by July 30.

In addition to fly-fishing instruction by Division of Wildlife staff and volunteers, attendees can test their newly acquired skills by fishing for the abundant rainbow trout found in Cold Creek. Anglers also may encounter an occasional brown trout and brook trout.

There are 10 permits available for each session Sept. 8, morning and afternoon.

To apply, applicants must submit a postcard listing their name, address, customer ID number and phone number. Only one postcard per applicant is allowed and no duplicates may be submitted. Postcards should be sent to: ODNR Division of Wildlife District Two, 952 Lima Ave., Findlay, OH 45840, Attention: Mobility-Impaired Fly-Fishing Clinics.

Winners are to receive a letter with additional details.

To determine if the angler qualifies for a free license check the annual fishing regulations booklet, wildohio.gov, or call 1-800-WILDLIFE.

Castalia State Fish Hatchery is in Erie County off SR 269, near Castalia.

Beginning fly-fishing clinics offered at Castalia hatchery

FINDLAY — Anglers interested in learning the art of fly-fishing are encouraged to enter a lottery for beginning fly-fishing clinics at the Castalia State Fish Hatchery, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Submissions for the lottery must be postmarked by July 30.

In addition to fly-fishing instruction by Division of Wildlife staff and volunteers, attendees can test their newly acquired skills by fishing for rainbow trout in Cold Creek.

There are 100 slots available. Session times are 8 a.m.-noon or 1-5 p.m. Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5.

To apply, applicants must submit a postcard listing their name, address, customer ID number and phone number. Winners may include one guest. Only one postcard per applicant is allowed and no duplicates may be submitted. Postcards should be sent to: ODNR Division of Wildlife District Two, 952 Lima Ave., Findlay, OH 45840, Attention: Beginner Fly-Fishing Clinics.

Winners are to receive an assigned session date and time.

For more information, call (800) WILDLIFE or visit wildohio.gov.

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