MOUNT VERNON — Mike Miller, Chief of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, spoke with Kiwanis of Mount Vernon Monday about some changes and programs coming to the department.
According to Miller, ODW is working on a K-9 program that is currently in training. There will be a dog for each district in the state, with five dogs total. The closest dog to Knox County will be in Holmes County.
These dogs will focus primarily on wildlife crimes, which affects every socio-economic class, race and crosses all borders and spectrums, Miller said. These dogs are being trained to find everything that is native to the state of Ohio such as deer, turkey and different types of fish.