Thomson given Safari Club high honor
An Ohio Division of Wildlife Officer was named Ohio Wildlife Officer of the Year by the Shikar-Safari Club International, the Ohio DNR reported.
Steve Thomson is a wildlife investigator in northwest Ohio with 20 years experience and previously worked in Allen and Erie counties. Thomson has investigated complex wildlife cases, especially those that involve serious offenses, state property damage, and commercialization of wildlife.
Thomson is an instructor on the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s law enforcement training team. Officer Thomson’s primary expertise is in firearms training and crime scene investigation.
Shikar-Safari Club International was founded in 1952 by an international group of hunters interested in exchanging ideas about the sport. Each year the club sponsors an award for the wildlife officer of the year in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and the territories of both nations.