A Ross County man has been awarded Wildlife Officer of the Year by the Ohio Bowhunters Association, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
The Ohio Bowhunters Association honored Officer Bob Nelson for his tireless work implementing the City of Chillicothe’s archery deer hunt, and for his overall dedication to the sportsmen of Ross County.
This is the second time that Nelson has been recognized by the group, as he was also named Wildlife Officer of the Year in 2009.
Nelson has been a State Wildlife Officer for eight years, and prior to that, he worked at the Division of Wildlife’s Woodbury Wildlife Area at the shooting range.
He is a native of New Lexington and a graduate of Hocking College with an associate’s degree in fish and wildlife management.