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By ART HOLDEN Outdoor Editor Published: June 3, 2017 5:00 AM
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Lenape Trails shoots

The Lenape Trails Sportsman Club (15413 Salt Creek Road, Mount Eaton) announced its summer archery and trap shooting schedules. Archery shoots are Monday nights from 6 p.m.-dark, and will be held June 5,12, 19 and 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28, and Sept. 11 and 18. The club will also hold archery shoots on Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m, and on Labor Day (Sept. 4 8 a.m.-1 p.m.).

The Lenape Trails trap shooting schedule (6 p.m. start) will be June 9 (Larry Pauli Memorial Shoot) and 23; July 14 and 28, Aug. 11 and 25, Sept. 8 and 22, Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1, 15 and 29.

For more information, call 330-695-9826, or visit LenapeTrail.net

Frog gigging workshop

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The public is invited to attend a free workshop on Friday, June 16 at the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area. Topics to be covered by ODNR Division of Wildlife officials include equipment, techniques, regulations, and a cleaning demonstration. At dusk, groups will enter the wetlands on the public wildlife area to pursue frogs. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes and shoes, and to bring waders, hips boots, or a canoe or kayak to better access frogs in the wetlands.

The workshop will begin at 7 p.m. at the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area, located at 1691 Centerville Road, Shreve, OH 44676. Participants should plan to stay well after dark to participate in the field portion of the workshop. Interested parties are reminded that anyone 16 years of age or older is required to have a valid fishing license to participate. Pre-registration is required by June 14, as space is limited. Please contact Ken Fry at 330-245-3030 for more information and to pre-register.

Check perch for PIT tags

OAK HARBOR -- Anglers can again help Lake Erie fishery managers by scanning any yellow perch they catch in 2017 for microchips as part of a research study on fish behavior, migration, population size and death rate.

Anglers simply take their catch of yellow perch to one of the scanning facilities and pass their coolers through the scanner to check for microchips. There is no need to remove fish, and the process takes just a few minutes.

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The microchips, called PIT tags, are about the size of a grain of rice and work similar to a pet microchip. The part of the fish containing the tag is removed as a part of normal cleaning, so tagged fish are safe to eat.

Visit go.osu.edu/perchscan to view a map of PIT tag scanning stations.

and watch a video about the project at go.osu.edu/perchvideo.

Recapturing previously tagged yellow perch is helping fisheries biologists understand the movements of yellow perch and better manage the Lake Erie yellow perch fishery.

Send in your notes

Any outdoor organization wishing to announce upcoming events can email them to aholden@the-daily-record.com, or call Art Holden at 330-287-1650.


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