New state wildlife officer assigned to Lucas County

FINDLAY – State Wildlife Officer Michael Ohlrich has been assigned to Lucas County beginning June 28, 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

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 ODNR Division of Wildlife for 6 ½ years. Officer Ohlrich’s first assignment was At-Large in Northwest Ohio. In 2011 through 2012, Officer Ohlrich was assigned to Clermont County. From 2012 through June 2015, Ohlrich served as the state wildlife officer in Paulding 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 419-429-8388.