Welcome

Welcome to the home page for retired and resigned employees of the Ohio Division of Wildlife

Purpose

This site will strive to provide a forum for retired and resigned ODOW employees to stay in touch with old friends and co-workers

What’s New

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H. Weldin Neff, 88, former District 2 Wildlife Officer and past president of the OGPA, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018


OGPA will have our summer picnic/raffle on August 24th, 2018 at the Buckeye Game Club on Shell Beach Road. RSVP by email to tjrowan1352@gmail.com Or text me at 440-228-7413 before the 23rd. It helps to get a head count for lunch. We will be there the evening before with a grill, clean out the freezer and come on down. We’ll have trap and skeet shooting a short meeting, and a picnic lunch on Friday.


Where do the candidates stand on issues affecting fishing, hunting and the DOW? This is a link to responses to a questionnaire sent to each candidate for Governor by the Ohio Sportsmen’s Alliance: CLICK HERE


James M. Keener died May 28, 2018. Jim was was a staff wildlife biologist based at the Columbus headquarters. He worked for the Division for 33 years and retired in 1986.


Brian K. Simpson passed away on April 28, 2018.  Brian was a Wildlife Officer and Wildlife Education Officer for 33 years.


The 2018 ODOWR Treasurer’s report has been posted


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Ohio Wildlife Officers killed in the line of duty


Medicare Connector HRA Reimbursement process


Check out some newly added videos from the Division’s archives. CLICK HERE


Wildlife Officer Class Photos


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

Preface,Operation Rawhide,Mistakes-Suicide-Mishaps & Murder
Ron Bailey is a former Division of Wildlife officer. Order his new book, WILDERNESS PATROL by clicking HERE


ODNR Resource Newsletter has been replaced with their revamped website at: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/


Employees of the Ohio Division of Wildlife have compiled a book of wild game recipes. Click here to download a copy in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat


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.


Obtain the latest list of retirees’ names and e-mail addresses. Click HERE or on “List of Retirees” on the sidebar. (List is available only to other retirees)