COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife recently received a donation on behalf of Marion and Fred Conkel of 177 acres of land in Pike County for use as a public wildlife area.
The property was donated by Patricia Ann Conkel through her trust in honor of her husband Fred Conkel and his father Marion Conkel.
Marion and Fred Conkel Wildlife Area lies in Pike County, about 5 miles southeast of Waverly. The new wildlife area is off Straight Creek Road, south of State Route 335. The area comprises mostly wooded, steep terrain with abundant white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and squirrels. Former pastureland provides grassland habitat that benefits birds, butterflies, insects and rabbits.