The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


February 3, 2014

Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: Stay safe on the ice


What to do?

Deer season is over and it’s getting to be that time of year when there’s really nothing palatable to hunt. Unless you’re into trapping beaver, which only goes until Feb 28, and then it’s finished also. So what is there to do?

Jonesin’ for spring

You can start reading up on turkey hunting and jones for April 21, 2014 when it comes in. Another alternative is to peruse articles on planting food plots and how to become a deer farmer.

Or you can do something constructive, serving both the deer and turkey populations, hunt them friggin’ coyote’s! Yes, coyote hunting will serve to help both and it will get you out of the house and into the woods where you belong. Sorry momma but it’s where most of us outdoors person and diehard hunters would rather be.

Here’s the official ODNR regulation on coyote hunting from this years 2013-14 hunting regulations:

Coyote Hunting and Trapping Reg.

No daily bag limit and no closed season. If hunted during the deer gun season, hours and legal hunting devices are the same as for deer gun season. Rifles and night vision scopes are legal for coyote hunting; however, rifles and night hunting between 1⁄2 hour after sunset and half an hour before sunrise are prohibited during any firearm deer gun and muzzleloader seasons.    


What a hoot

Hey what a hoot, you can harvest as many as you want, there’s no check in, it doesn’t matter whether they’re male or female, you can shoot more than one male, and you can use a rifle with one of them neat night vision scopes on it, kinda like Rambo, huh?

That means pull out that ol’ .243, .270, or 30.06 (that’s kinda big) PA deer slayer with the scope on it, clean it good, oil it up, get you some soft point bullets and go get em’, right? NOT!

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