New State Wildlife Officer Assigned to Paulding County
FINDLAY, OH- State Wildlife Officer Michael Ohlrich has been assigned to Paulding County on July 1, 2012, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. Wildlife Officer Ohlrich’s new assignment follows the retirement of former Paulding County Wildlife Officer Duane Bailey.
Officer Ohlrich is a 2005 graduate of Liberty Center High School in Henry County. In 2008, he received his Associate’s Degree from Hocking College.
A 2009 graduate of the Wildlife Academy, Officer Ohlrich has served with the Department of Natural Resources for 3 1/2 years. Officer Ohlrich’s first assignment was in Northwest Ohio and he has been assigned to Clermont County since 2011.
“We are excited to have Mike Ohlrich back in District Two,” said Bob Radcliff, Ohlrich’s supervisor. “Mike trained under former Paulding County Wildlife Officer Duane Bailey and we anticipate a smooth transition into the Paulding County Wildlife Officer position.”
According to Officer Ohlrich, “I am excited to be assigned to Paulding County working close to where I grew up. I realize that two generations of Paulding County residents have only known Duane Baily as their State Wildlife Officer and I look forward to building relationships with the conservation clubs and citizens within the county.”
As the county wildlife officer, Officer Ohlrich will be responsible for enforcing wildlife laws on public lands as well as private property and providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies as needed. He will also contact Ohio sportsmen and women in the field, perform fish and wildlife surveys, advise on nuisance wildlife issues and give presentations on wildlife management, hunter education, fisheries management and trapper education.
Officer Ohlrich can be reached at (419) 429-8390. ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit ODNR’s website at www.ohiodnr.com.