Matt Teders, State Wildlife Officer assigned to Madison County, has been named Wildlife Officer of the Year by the Ohio Bowhunters Association, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
Officer Teders started his career with ODNR in 2004 as a Natural Resource Specialist with the Turn In a Poacher (TIP) hotline. In 2009 Teders entered the wildlife officer training academy and has served as the Madison County Wildlife Officer since 2010.
Teders is a 2006 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management.
The Ohio Bowhunters Association, Inc. was founded in 1967. Their purpose is to foster, expand, and upgrade the practices of bowhunting in the state of Ohio by creating a spirit of fellowship within the bowhunting community, educating youth in proper archery methods, and working with resource agencies and conservation organizations to conserve wildlife and its habitat.
State Wildlife Officer Eric Bear, assigned to Washington County, was also recognized with an award from the organization at their recent banquet.