Waterfowl ID and Law Enforcement of Waterfowl and Migratory Bird Regulations
Speaker: Aaron Brown, State Wildlife Officer, Wayne County
Date & Location:
April 26, 2022 at 7pm at Shady Hollow Lodge
Ducks and waterfowl are on the move. We welcome ODNR District 3 Officer Brown as he presents some confidence-boosting waterfowl identification tips, from up close to distant and at a range of angles.
Officer Brown’s duties as a Wildlife Officer include law enforcement, wildlife conservation and public outreach. Wildlife law enforcement uniquely blends criminal justice and law enforcement duties with wildlife conservation and education.
Protecting Ohio’s wildlife resources and ensuring fair and equitable use while protecting state property and enforcing statutes and regulations require a range of skills and knowledge. Most often, the public’s only contact with the Division of Wildlife is with a wildlife officer, so acceptance of conservation programs and regulations can often be enhanced by an officer’s actions. Officer Brown will touch on the duties of enforcing waterfowl and other migratory bird regulations.
Born in Lorain County, Ohio, Aaron was raised in the Butler/Slippery Rock area of Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Communications from Slippery Rock University, as well as a degree in Wildlife Management from Hocking College. He began training at the Ohio wildlife officer Academy in 2011 and was initially assigned to Summit County before being transferred to Wayne County in 2014. He enjoys bird hunting (waterfowl and turkey) and training his yellow Labrador bird dog; and fly tying and fly fishing; and woodworking. He enjoys spending time with his wife of 10 years and as much outdoor time as possible with his 7-year-old son.