Wildlife Population Status Report
An accurate assessment of wildlife population levels or trends is essential to sound management decisions. Each year the Division of Wildlife uses various methods to monitor Ohio's wildlife species. This report presents results of those surveys and up-to-date information about select wildlife species in Ohio.
From this page readers can:
- find information on species of interest
- determine statewide distribution and abundance
- highlight quality watchable wildlife viewing or hunting spots
- view wildlife population trends
- learn about new research projects or surveys
Search this report by alphabetical listing of species, links on the right hand side, or habitat overview, links below, for the species of interest for survey methods, historical data, and related educational resources.
Grassland Species Overview
Forest Wildlife Overview
Wetland Species Overview
Unique Habitats Overview
Buckeye Birding Hotspots
Hunting Opportunities Highlights
Watchable Wildlife Highlights
Download the entire 2007-2008 publication in PDF file format (6.3 Mb). This was the final year that this information was available in publication form. The data is now found within the links on this page.
If you have more in-depth questions about wildlife species, the methods we use to monitor populations, viewing or hunting opportunities, or Division of Wildlife management and research programs, please contact a wildlife biologist at one of our three research stations or a staff member in our central office:
|Grassland, Farmland & Wetland Wildlife
Olentangy Wildlife Research Station
8589 Horseshoe Road
Ashley, Ohio 43003
|Furbearers and Forest Wildlife
Waterloo Wildlife Research Station
360 E. State Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
|Wildlife Diversity & Special Projects
ODNR-Division of Wildlife
Wildlife Management & Research
2045 Morse Road, Bldg. G-3
Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693
Many survey projects are funded in part through the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Project W-134-P, Wildlife Management in Ohio (Pittman-Robertson).