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The Ohio Wildlife Council received amendments to the 2024-25 waterfowl hunting season proposals during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, March 20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Hunting season proposals were amended following a review of public comments and feedback.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will conduct a general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup from March 4, 2024, through March 29, 2024. CRP is a federally funded voluntary program that contracts with agricultural producers so environmentally sensitive agricultural land is not farmed or ranched, but is instead devoted to conservation benefits.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife will release 85,000 rainbow trout across the state beginning Wednesday, March 13. The 95 stocking locations were chosen to give as many anglers as possible a chance to reel in these feisty fish in March, April, and May. Trout releases are designed for high angler success and harvest.