FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2011
Long Time Henry County Wildlife Officer Retires
FINDLAY, OH – Bob Hesterman, state wildlife officer assigned to Henry County, will retire on Sunday, July 31 after 30 years of service to the people of Henry County and the State of Ohio.
Hesterman started with the Youth Conservation Corp at the Zaleski State Forest in 1977. He graduated with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries from Hocking College in 1982. That same year Hesterman started his career with the Ohio Division of Wildlife working at the Urbana Game Farm in Champaign County. In 1984 he transferred to the Hebron Fish Hatchery where he was the assistant manager. He entered the Academy to become a State Wildlife Officer in 1993 and was assigned to Henry County upon graduation.
“It’s been a great 30 years”, says Hesterman, “I can’t imagine doing anything else for a career. I look forward to whatever the future holds.”
His experience and knowledge will be missed within the Division of Wildlife as well as the people of Henry County.
Until Hesterman’s replacement is named all wildlife related calls can still be made to his voice mail, 419.429.8386. Officers will be checking his messages as well as patrolling Henry County.