Outdoor briefs, August 12

Water quality workshop at Indian Mill Aug. 22

UPPER SANDUSKY — A stream quality monitoring workshop is planned for 4-6 p.m. Aug. 22 at Indian Mill Park, Upper Sandusky.

Participants are to meet at the park and groups are welcome. Volunteers should wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes, and be prepared to wade in shallow portions of the stream.

Volunteers are asked to register by emailing NWSQM@dnr.state.oh.us.

The training is part of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Watercraft’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ohio’s State Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Program. The scenic rivers program is continuing its commitment to conservation by training volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring at designated scenic rivers and creeks throughout the summer.

One of Ohio’s longest rivers, the Sandusky State Scenic River is home to all six species of redhorse suckers including the state endangered river redhorse.

More information on the SQM program and Ohio’s scenic rivers is available at watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/scenicrivers.

Drawings Thursday for area waterfowl hunts

FINDLAY — Waterfowl hunters are invited to participate in special drawings Thursday for for controlled hunting at Pipe Creek Wildlife Area and East Sandusky Bay Metro Park at 6:30 p.m. at Osborn Park, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron.

Registration is to start at 5 p.m. and end at 6:20 p.m.

To be eligible to apply, applicants (adults and youths) must be licensed including a current hunting license, permits, stamps or certifications.

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

Hunt drawing Aug. 22 for Maumee Bay

OREGON — Lottery drawings for 10 goose hunt stations at Maumee Bay State Park golf course and beach area are to take place at noon Aug. 22, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The hunt, to take place sunrise to 10 a.m. Sept. 4, 5 and 6, can accommodate up to 20 hunters each day.

Interested hunters must sign up for the drawing in person Monday through Friday during office hours at the Maumee Bay State Park office, 1400 State Park Road, Oregon.

Applicants must provide proof of a 2018 Ohio hunting license, a valid Ohio wetlands habitat stamp endorsement in the applicant’s name and a signed 2018 federal duck stamp. Applicants younger than 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the permit contract.

For general information about hunting seasons and regulations, call (800) WILDLIFE or visit wildohio.com.

Mourning dove hunting workshops Aug. 28-29

FINDLAY — Hunters interested in learning the basics of mourning dove hunting can attend free workshops at Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area and Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

Division of Wildlife staff members are to cover topics including dove life history, hunting techniques and equipment and basic dove field management as well as dove field dressing and processing.

Workshops are to take place 6-8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area Headquarters, 19100 CH 115, Harpster, and Aug. 29 at Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area Headquarters, 3451 CR 256, Vickery.

Registration is required by Aug. 27 by calling Andrea Altman at (419) 429-8321.

A portion of the workshop will include walking in a dove field, and sturdy footwear is recommended.

For more details, visit wildohio.gov.

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