New State Wildlife Officer Assigned To Fulton County


VR LOGO - WEBFINDLAY, OH – State Wildlife Officer Josh Zientek has been assigned as the new state wildlife officer in Fulton County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

“I am very pleased that Josh has transferred to Fulton Co,” said Kevin Newsome, ODNR Wildlife Officer Supervisor. “Josh has excelled as a wildlife officer throughout his career. Josh is also a valued member of the Division of Wildlife’s training team where he assists in training wildlife officers across the state. Josh is a very hard worker, and I know the people of Fulton County will appreciate all that he will do to protect the abundant natural resources in the area.”

Officer Zientek is a 1997 graduate of Liberty Center High School in Henry County. In 1999, he received an associate degree in wildlife management from Hocking College.
Zientek has been the State Wildlife Officer assigned to Huron County since 2009. Prior to that, Officer Zientek served as the Hamilton County officer after his graduation from the Wildlife Officer Academy in 2005.

As a state wildlife officer, Zientek will have statewide jurisdiction to enforce wildlife regulations, investigate allegations of waterway pollution, protect state property, and make arrests. He will also conduct educational programs, perform fish and wildlife management duties, and advise landowners on dealing with wildlife. Wildlife officers serve an important role as a point of contact with law enforcement and other agencies on topics of mutual interest, providing assistance and expertise.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at


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