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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H. Weldin Neff, 88, former District 2 Wildlife Officer and past president of the OGPA, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Robert E. “Bob” Bryte, 79, former District 4 Wildlife Officer, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018
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.
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.