Miller work day slated
A work day is planned for 8:30 a.m.-noon April 28 at Miller Conservation Farm.
For more information, call Danielle Vent, wildlife specialist with Seneca Soil and Water Conservation District, at (419) 447-7071.
Short-term fishing licenses can be purchased by phone
COLUMBUS -Anglers now can purchase one-day and three-day fishing licenses by telephone, according the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Customers have two telephone options to purchase a license by using a credit card.
Call (866) 703-1928 5 a.m. to midnight to reach a live operator, who will walk the customer through the transaction. A $5.50 fee is included with this option.
Or call (855) 764-3474 any time for an interactive voice response system. Callers should have a nine-digit customer identification number, which can be obtained at no cost from the Wild Ohio Customer Center at www.wildohio.com. This option includes a $3.25 fee.
In both cases, the customer is issued a 10-digit license number and instructed to carry it, along with a picture identification, as proof the angler is licensed properly.
Wildlife officer named
FINDLAY - State Wildlife Officer Scott Sharpe has been assigned to Hancock County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Sharpe is a 1999 graduate of Liberty Center High School in Henry County. In 2003, he received a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University.
As the county wildlife officer, Sharpe is responsible for enforcing laws on public lands as well as private property and assisting to other law enforcement.
Ohio anglers should be aware of fish filleting rule
COLUMBUS - With many Ohio anglers taking advantage of early fishing opportunities, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife would like to remind anglers of a new rule affecting their catch.
Anglers must leave the fish they catch in public waters in the round (whole) or as a complete fillet with skin attached until they reach their home.
This regulation is necessary to deter over harvest of certain species of fish.
in fishing instructor class
FINDLAY - Spaces are available for adults, groups or conservation clubs with an interest in taking kids fishing and want to become certified fishing instructors, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
A free workshop is planned 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16 at Wildlife District Two, 952 Lima Ave., Findlay.
Passport to Fishing is a one-day instructor training program that qualifies individuals to become Division of Wildlife certified fishing instructors, similar to a hunter education instructor.
To register, call (419) 429-8347.