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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Retired District 2 Manager, Dean Scott and his wife Rosemary were killed in an auto accident in Ft Myers Florida on February 22, 2021
Calvin Hobbs, former Business Operations Administrator at the Central office passed away December 21, 2020
Richard E. Ramsey, retired District 3 Assistant Wildlife Management Supervisor, died on December 8, 2020
William Michael “Mike” Fitzgibbon former District 2 Law supervisor died October 24, 2020
Retired Wildlife Officers may renew their firearms qualification in the upcoming months. Click HERE for instructions.
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.