Trappers are invited to participate in special drawings for controlled trapping opportunities, according to the ODNR. The drawing dates and times are as follows:
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area: A drawing will be held at Killdeer Plains on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is from 6-6:25 p.m. at the Killdeer Plains Check Station, 19100 C.H. 115, Harpster.
Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area: A drawing will be held at Pickerel Creek on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is from 6-6:25 p.m. at Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area Headquarters, 3451 C.R. 256, Vickery.
The Killdeer Drawing is limited to adult participants, age 18 and older. The Pickerel Creek Drawing is limited to adults, age 18 and older, except for six zones, which are reserved for a Youth/Handicapped Priority Drawing. Youth are age 17 and under. Zones which are not taken by a youth or handicapped trapper will be available to other trappers. All participants are required to present their current or previous year’s Ohio Fur Takers Permit to be eligible for the drawings. For additional rules and information visit www.wildohio.com and click on the controlled hunting tab.
Both formal and non-formal educators who work with children ages three to seven are invited to attend a Growing Up WILD workshop in Lake County on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The workshop, which will be facilitated by personnel from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, will be held at the Holden Arboretum from 4-7 p.m.
Growing Up Wild is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Workshop participants will take home an easy-to-use book containing nearly 30 field-tested activities focusing on wildlife and nature. These activities blend social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive skills to help foster learning and are correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains.
There is no fee for the workshop but preregistration is required by calling Holden at (440) 602-3833. Spaces are limited. You can read more about Growing Up WILD at www.ohioprojectwild.org.