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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Paul Scowden, former Supervisor of Ohio’s seven fish hatcheries, passed away on June 2, 2020
Ina M. David, retired secretary from Crane Creek Experiment Station, died January 30, 2020
Joachim (John) V. Golz, retired Fisheries Biologist, died January 21, 2020
John S. Wells, former District 4 Wildlife Investigator, passed away January 8, 2020
Retired Wildlife Officers may renew their firearms qualification in the upcoming months. Click HERE for instructions.
Pat Keyes, retired Fish Hatchery Superintendent for the Division of Wildlife, passed away on Jun 22, 2019.
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.