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Game Preserves Fill a Void

Game Preserves Fill a Void

Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni I grew up hunting rabbits and pheasants not by choice but by circumstances. Although never a pheasant hunting hotspot like some of our adjoining counties, there were always enough birds in Auglaize County to…

Outdoor Corner

Outdoor Corner

Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni On Tuesday, October 14, 1969, Forda Birds wrote his first outdoor column for the Leader. It was about waterfowl hunting and the season opener…who would have suspected that. Since this is the 50th anniversary…

Bow Season Opens Soon

Bow Season Opens Soon

Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The Ohio bow season opens next Saturday, September 28, and runs for the next four months give or take. That’s a long season for bow hunters and crossbow hunters to enjoy their sport. I’m…

Busy Weekend Outdoors

Busy Weekend Outdoors

Outdoors with Forda Birds—By John Andreoni The Labor Day weekend was a busy one for many outdoorsmen as they unofficially ended their summer season. With the kids back in school and wrapped up in fall activities, getting away for a…