Welcome to the home page for retired and resigned employees of the Ohio Division of Wildlife
This site will strive to provide a forum for retired and resigned ODOW employees to stay in touch with old friends and co-workers
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Robert Bear, retired assistant supervisor at Kildeer Plains Wildlife Area for 34 years, died September 5, 2023.
Elmer W. Heyob, Jr., retired Fish Hatchery Program Administrator, passed away August 8, 2023
Marvin E Rittenhouse, retired Fulton County Wildlife Office, died February 25, 2023
Donald Williams, retired Wildlife Training Supervisor, died on February 12, 2023
James Patrick “Pat” Jamison, retired District 4 Wildlife Officer, passed on January 24, 2023
Sam Leach, retired Fish Management Supervisor at Oak Hill, died August 20, 2022.
Check out some newly added videos from the Division’s archives. CLICK HERE
Chip Gross has a new book. Poachers Were My Prey: Eighteen Years as an Undercover Wildlife Officer has just been published by Kent State University Press, Black Squirrel Books. It’s the story of R. T. Stewart, an Ohio wildlife officer who was undercover for nearly two decades infiltrating poaching rings. To order personalized, autographed copies, go to Chip’s web site: www.chipgross.com.
Wilderness Patrol, Stories by James (Ron) Bailey from his recently published book
ODNR Resource Newsletter has been replaced with their revamped website at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/
Southern Ohio retirees meet the first Tuesday of each month. Click here for more information.
Central Ohio retirees meet the last Tuesday of each month. Click here for more information.