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

What’s New

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David M. Seiter, who retired from Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area in 2019, passed on May 27, 2022

Richard L. “Rick” Staugh, Retired District 4 Manager, died December 24, 2021

Paul C. Woner, age 90, died Sunday, December 12, 2021. Paul was an administrative staff member who specialty was pollution violations and was based at Fountain Square.

Lawrence (Larry) Scholten passed away December 5, 2021. He had been a Wildlife Officer and also worked at Grand River Wildlife Area.

Walter M. Evans, retired Lake Erie Law Enforcement Agent, died November 30, 2021.

Retired Wildlife Officers may renew their firearms qualification in the upcoming months. Click HERE for instructions.

The 2021 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

PrefaceOperation RawhideMistakes-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)