Hocking College graduate Matthew Leibengood '97 was recently assigned as the new State Wildlife Officer in Sandusky County.
Leibengood received his Associate Degree in Wildlife Management and graduated from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Officer Academy in 2005. He has served with the Division of Wildlife since 1997. Leibengood has also worked at the Sandusky Fish Research Station and at the Castalia State Fish Hatchery.
Officer Leibengood was spotlighted on sanduskyregister.com where his new responsibilities were featured. He will be held responsible for enforcing the law on public lands, as well as private property, and providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies as needed. He will also contact Ohio sportsmen and women in the field, perform fish and wildlife surveys, advise on nuisance wildlife issues and give presentations on wildlife management, hunter education, fisheries management and trapper education.