New State Wildlife Officer assigned to Wyandot County

Staff report

State Wildlife Officer Nathan S. West has been assigned to Wyandot County beginning August 23, 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

A 2014 graduate of the Wildlife Academy, Officer West has been serving with the ODNR Division of Wildlife as an At-Large officer in Southeast Ohio. Officer West is a graduate of Logan High School in Logan, Ohio. He has an Associate’s Degree in Wildlife Management from Hocking College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Management from the University of Rio Grande.

Before becoming a State Wildlife Officer, West held seasonal positions with Hocking Hills State Park and the Division of Wildlife. He completed an internship with Columbus Metro Parks, and worked fulltime for the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department as a Park Maintenance Supervisor.

As the county wildlife officer, Officer West 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 West can be reached at 419-429-8398.

Staff report