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Commentary: Ohio wildlife agencies, officers play vital role in conservation

Wildlife officers continue to patrol Ohio’s counties, forming that thin green line between our wildlife resources and those who would abuse them. (Stock photo)

During the late 1800s, experts were advising the Ohio General Assembly that the state was quickly losing its fish populations. In fact, many were warning that soon there would be no fish left in the state’s streams or rivers if something wasn’t done quickly. Thus, in 1873, was born the Ohio Fish Commission – the grandfather of today’s Ohio Division of Wildlife.
Charged with turning around these losses, it was recognized that many other of Ohio’s native species were suffering. Deer, turkeys, otters, wood ducks, mute swans, and other species were declining rapidly.

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