Ohio experienced a very harsh, cold, and long winter in 2014-15. Thankfully, the thaw has finally begun in the Buckeye State, but fish winterkill is likely to be common this spring. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is warning anglers and pond owners of this increased likelihood of fish winterkill.

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According to the ODNR,

Winterkills are caused when persistent ice forms a surface barrier between water and air that

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Just look around, and you’ll see all the healthy backcountry eats available.

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1. Pine needle tea

This tea is extremely high in vitamin C. It keeps your immunity system happy, and it can cure scurvy. This disease used to hit outdoorsmen and sailors in the past, due to their high-protein diet. A tea made from the tips of pine needles could have cured them, as it was right above their heads.

2. Venison

This lean meat is very heart healthy. Deer are

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By Nick Leghorn via The Truth About Guns

Many, many many readers have written in over time asking roughly the same thing:

I was reading your article on Best Budget AR 15 and I tried to click on the build recommended links but most don’t seem to work now. Do you have an updates? or suggestions? I am very interested in learning more and trying to build my own.

So you want to know what my build list would look like these days? Let me knock you up a list…

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Go beyond the lens and hunt as the goshawk hunts. Here is the truly remarkable footage of a bird’s eye view to the kill.

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Check out the strategy: classic pursuit or come in at an angle to cut off their quarry? See it here for the first time:

 

The northern goshawk is an Accipiter with widespread habitation of North America and Eurasia. Considered one of the few “true hawks,” the goshawk is a beautiful and deadly hunter.

Seeing a goshawk hunting

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Let’s face it, some people are just better at shooting than others. One of the biggest reasons for that is those people have spent countless hours practicing and perfecting their hobby so that they are the best at what they love to do.

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So, for those of us who may not have the time, money, or resources to put in quite as much practice as others, we have to leave it up to them to entertain us with amazing videos showing off their enhanced skills.

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In a turn of good news for Remington fans, the company has announced that it will now offer several new guns for sale to the general public. The company will release several different gun models for purchase.

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According to the Remington press release,

Remington’s Defense Division is comprised of a highly-specialized team of former U.S. Special Operations personnel whose mission is to design and build the best firearm-based w

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The methods we employ to keep bears out of a campsite must follow one or both of two routes:

  1. Those that eliminate reasons for a bear to want to visit the campsite.
  2. Those that compel a bear to leave or avoid a campsite.

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The first route is the most practical and effective. It involves removing as many things as possible from a camp that might be attractive to a bear. Smell is the primary sense that we concern ourselves with here. The American

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Matt is a writer and editor who would rather be out on the water than most anywhere else. Let's be honest, he writes and edits to fund his fishing habit. He blames his addiction on his dad, who kept taking him out perch fishing on Muskegon Lake in Michigan as a little boy. From there, it moved out onto Lake Michigan (aka "The Big Lake") for salmon and trout, and now Matt would rather spend most of his time out there. If he can find a way to be on or near water, he's going to do it. He also

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These bears are no match for these two dogs fighting to protect their turf.

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This rental cabin is lucky to have these bear-chasing guard dogs.

 

During a fishing trip in Yakutat, Alaska this group found themselves not the only visitors to this lodge.

Large grizzly bears drawn in by the smell of fish go after the group’s freshly-caught salmon. The bears, perhaps so used to fishermen staying at the lodge, were not even scared of the sound of gunfire.

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When members of the deer family (e.g., deer, elk, moose, etc.) fight during the rut, they sometimes clash antlers so fiercely that they will lock together. Locked antlers typically mean game over for both animals.

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It’s a real shame because generally the most dominant and impressive animals fight this fiercely, resulting in losing two amazing bucks or bulls.

Thankfully, there are good Samaritans in the whitetail woods who risk

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Two of the titans of the sea were caught battling it out over a female near the Maui coast last week by photographer Kate Cummings.

The bull humpback whales, each weighing 30 to 40 tons, fought for 20 minutes to assert dominance. Their conflict comes at the end of the breeding season in Hawaii, when fights over females are relatively common.

Competing whales such as this pair will usually fight by surfacing rapidly and rolling towards their opponent. They’ll then butt heads, slap their tails and p

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Craig Raleigh grew up hunting and fishing in New York State and Ontario, Canada. He has fished from the Merritt Dam in Cherry County, Nebraska to the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee. His lifelong interest in everything outdoors garnered in him a deep respect and love for all things in nature. With a conservationist heart instilled in him by his father and grandfather, he lives for the chance to get outside and discover. He is a writer and author of two self-published books and has

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Craig Raleigh grew up hunting and fishing in New York State and Ontario, Canada. He has fished from the Merritt Dam in Cherry County, Nebraska to the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee. His lifelong interest in everything outdoors garnered in him a deep respect and love for all things in nature. With a conservationist heart instilled in him by his father and grandfather, he lives for the chance to get outside and discover. He is a writer and author of two self-published books and has

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Craig Raleigh grew up hunting and fishing in New York State and Ontario, Canada. He has fished from the Merritt Dam in Cherry County, Nebraska to the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee. His lifelong interest in everything outdoors garnered in him a deep respect and love for all things in nature. With a conservationist heart instilled in him by his father and grandfather, he lives for the chance to get outside and discover. He is a writer and author of two self-published books and has

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This marriage proposal is one of the best hunting-themed ones of all time.

 

Kyle Heuerman was with Miss Jennifer Weaver when she shot this trophy buck they named Kick It In on November 11, 2013.

When Kyle calls Jennifer on her cell phone to come down to the treestand because he had a twisted ankle, she gets a great surprise. Not only is her taxidermy trophy buck ready early and waiting there where she harvested it, but so is Kyle with a bigger surprise.

Soon to be Mrs. Kyle Heuerman is quite

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