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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Barbara Marie Bates passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Barbara worked at the Division of Wildlife headquarters in Columbus until her retirement.
Jerry Cremeans died January 11, 2019. He had been the Fayette County Wildlife Officer for 25 years
Charles E “Charlie” Schumacher, Wildlife Officer in Clinton County for 20 years who retired in 1993, passed away December 3, 2018
Donald Williams, retired manager of Indian Creek, East Fork, and Bott Wildlife Areas, passed away on November 29, 2018
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.