Ohio Wildlife Officer Nathan Kaufmann has been assigned to Richland County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. A 2014 graduate of the Wildlife Officer Academy, Officer Kaufmann has served in Huron County since 2015.
Officer Kaufmann is a graduate of Shelby High School in Richland County. In 2005, he received an associate degree in fish and wildlife management from Hocking College. In 2008, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in fishery and wildlife management from the University of Idaho. He has been the handler of K-9 Officer May since 2019.
As a wildlife officer, Kaufmann has statewide authority to enforce wildlife regulations and protect state lands, waterways, and property. He also contributes to public safety both locally and in Ohio’s vast outdoors. Each year, Ohio’s wildlife officers speak to clubs and groups about conservation and wildlife programs; perform fish and wildlife surveys; and provide technical advice and instruction about hunting, fishing, and other outdoor-related recreation.
To reach Officer Kaufmann, call the Wildlife District Two Headquarters in Findlay at 419-424-5000. To report serious activity involving wildlife, call 1-800-POACHER (762-2437). Reports can remain anonymous.