Ohio Division of Wildlife

Ohio Division of Wildlife

The Ohio Wildlife Council Thursday indefinitely postponed a vote to create a bobcat trapping season.

Ohio wildlife officials say a deer with its head trapped in a plastic Halloween candy bucket has been spotted by Upper Arlington residents.

Athens Messenger

A top conservation adviser to Ohio Governor John Kasich has resigned and has written a letter criticizing the state's natural resources agency.

The cause of the large die-off of mussels in Big Darby Creek that started last fall has still not been found by state and federal environmental organizations.

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say a former Ohio Division of Wildlife director appears to have died of natural causes on Wednesday.

Newark Advocate

Ohio Division of Wildlife officials say nearly 64 hundred fish were killed when a tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials crashed through a bridge guardrail on Cherry Valley Road and into Raccoon Creek in Newark on November 3.

Bat Population Struggles To Survive White Nose Syndrome

Jun 23, 2015

Across the Midwest and eastern U.S., an estimated 6 million bats have died from White Nose Syndrome, which first appeared nine years ago.

Ohio Division of Wildlife

The Ohio Division of Wildlife says three peregrine falcon chicks hatched this week in a nest on the 41st floor of the Rhodes State Office Tower in downtown Columbus.

Turkey Manure Suspected Cause Of River Fish Kill

Aug 7, 2014

Ohio Division of Wildlife officials are trying to determine if turkey manure running in the Little Ottawa River in Lima is responsible for killing more than 5 thousand fish last weekend.

State officials are seeking public comment on hunting, trapping and fishing regulations proposed for 2014 through 2015. 

Test results are pending on 22 ducks and geese found dead last week at the pond of a northwest Columbus housing complex.

A deep freeze is being blamed for a fish kill on the Olentangy River.

The trial for a Knox County woman charged with keeping wild deer on her property has been moved from next week to November.

Woman Wants To Keep Deer She Nursed Back To Health

Aug 13, 2013

A Mount Vernon woman says she is fighting to keep two deer she's nursed back to health. She says the state wants to kill them.

State Panel Rejects Deer Season Change

May 16, 2013

The Ohio Wildlife Council has rejected a proposed change to deer-hunting season.