Cuffs & Collars

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 22, 2021

Road Hunters Nabbed (Chautauqua County)  On Dec. 12, ECOs partnered with Town of Ellicott Police to arrest two men on numerous violations of Environmental Conservation Law following the illegal taking of a deer in the town of Poland. Investigators found that at approximately 9 p.m., one of the men shot a deer from Sprague Hill Road with a spotlight, on…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 22, 2021

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION Rock River Team / November Dodge-Jefferson-Rock Counties Warden Ryan Mannes was patrolling the east side of Horicon Marsh when he observed a tractor traveling on the roadway. There was a dead deer in the bucket of the tractor and the operator was wearing blaze orange and in possession of a rifle. Mannes made contact and asked the operator…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 22, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working trapping and angling activity on special-regulation lakes throughout this past week. Time also was spent patrolling area snowmobile trails and answering assorted wildlife-related calls about car-killed deer and incidental catches of fishers and pine martens.   CO Corey Sura (Baudette) assisted Koochiching County, Lake of the Woods County, and…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 15, 2021

DISTRICT 1 CO Ethen Mapes responded to an ORV trespassing complaint near Bruce Crossing. Upon investigating ORV tracks onto the complainant’s property, a gut pile was found. CO Mapes followed the ORV tracks to the neighbor’s property where a large bait pile was found as well as an untagged deer. The owner of the deer admitted that he did not…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 15, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officers Chris Dodge, assigned to Hocking County, and Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, met with officials from a local community to discuss deer management. This community is largely wooded, and the residents are having issues with an overpopulation of deer. The officers spoke for about an hour about…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 15, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Beaver County Game Warden Mike Yeck reports the most common violation he detected in the firearms deer season was loaded guns in vehicles. Hunters are reminded at no time can a loaded sporting arm be in, on, or against a motorized vehicle, regardless of whether that vehicle is in motion or not. Fayette County…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 15, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working trapping activity and angling activity on special-regulation lakes this past week. Time also was spent patrolling area snowmobile trails, handling reports about incidental catches of pine martens and fishers, and investigating TIP calls.   CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) primarily worked angling and off-highway vehicle activity on Lake of the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri worked the First Firearm Deer Season in Henry County and responded to a complaint of deer hunters participating in a deer drive too close to a residential neighborhood. The witness watched 2 men fire their guns multiple times at a deer running across a field, but not a single…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2021

ATV Patrol in the Pine Barrens  (Suffolk County) On Dec. 13, Forest Ranger Hicks participated in a multi-agency Suffolk County Pine Barrens Law Enforcement Council ATV detail. The detail included DEC Forest rangers, New York State Park Police, New York State Police, Suffolk County park rangers, Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, and Town of Southampton Police Department….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2021

SOUTHEAST REGION Waukesha-Walworth Team / October Warden Marcus Medina responded to snagging complaints regarding the salmon run while on patrol. He found two men snagging salmon using spoons and plain treble hooks. The two violators had also been found guilty of similar activities in the same year. Warden Medina contacted an archery hunter found hunting over illegal bait and on…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked coyote hunters and anglers around Roseau County. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included angling without a license and angling with extra lines. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, snowmobiling, and trapping enforcement. Larson attended fisher/marten registration in Baudette and spent time checking anglers on…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 1, 2021

DISTRICT 1 No new reports DISTRICT 2 COs Todd Sumbera, Mike Evink, Mike Olesen, and Sgt. Calvin Smith assisted the MSP with a search for a missing person in central Mackinac County. The search was very extensive covering both land and water. COs Robert Freeborn and Todd Sumbera were on patrol when they observed a pickup truck stopped in the…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 1, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, received a Turn In a Poacher (TIP) call at 1-800-POACHER (1-800-762-2437) stating that a deer was killed by his neighbor and was hanging in his backyard. The caller stated that he saw the deer several days earlier, and it was now gone….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 1, 2021

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that felony charges were filed against two individuals from Mount Jewett for poaching several deer at night.  McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that charges were filed against two hunters, one of whom had a used DMAP tag in his possession.  Clinton County Game Warden Kirk…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 1, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked traps, followed up on angling and drug cases, and investigated a complaint about hunting deer over bait. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) reports spending time patrolling on Upper Red Lake and investigating a TIP report with several area officers. Violations encountered included no fish house/shelter license, fishing without a license, possessing…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 25, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Kiprono responded to an incident involving an African River Boar who had escaped from his pen in rural Bureau County. A neighbor, approximately one mile down the road, discovered the boar in her backyard after her dog would not stop barking. Upon further investigation, it was revealed the African River…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 25, 2020

Connecticut Deer Seized to Protect Against CWD Spread (Dutchess County) • On Dec. 4, ECO Eyler questioned a hunter about details of a buck he had posted on a social media site. The hunter reported that the deer was harvested in Connecticut, just over the state border, and brought the ECO to the deer hanging in his brother’s shed about…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 25, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Antigo Team / November Warden Curt Butler assisted the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and Pine River Fire Department with a report of a missing hunter. Warden Butler was able to assist the search team using his knowledge of the area to eventually locate the hunter, who was in fine shape. Warden Kelly Crotty, of Florence County, concentrated on…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 25, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods, as well as archery deer-hunting and trapping activity around Roseau County. Violations for the past week included hunting deer with the aid of bait, possessing an overlimit of walleyes, possession of marijuana, angling with an extra line, and felony possession of cocaine. CO Aaron…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 18, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Ethen Mapes assisted the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office in an off-road vehicle (ORV) pursuit that initiated when a deputy tried to arrest the driver on a felony warrant for flee and elude. A short chase ensued in the Bruce Crossing area until the suspect drove into a swampy area. CO Mapes tracked the rider and his passenger…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 18, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  Ohio’s state wildlife officers are often involved with fish management projects, wildlife management projects, and information and education duties. One of those wildlife management duties is collecting samples from road-killed deer so that they can be tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD). While on patrol, officers find deer that have been…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 18, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports encountering many hunters who had not checked their shotguns for plugs before heading afield. All shotguns used for small game and waterfowl should be plugged to allow only two shells in the tube. Not having a plug is a violation.   Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 18, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) removed illegal stands from area wildlife management areas and attended training at Camp Ripley. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods. Ice on the lake is still forming and shifting. It remains very dangerous with many large cracks, heaves, and areas of open water.  CO…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 11, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri recovered a dead bald eagle at an interstate rest area. The eagle was turned over to the USFWS where it will then be shipped to the Eagle Repository as required by law. In JoDaviess County, Despite the state wide closure of the state park system a man from Chicago…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 11, 2020

Illegal Hunting Camp (Herkimer County) On Nov. 13, Forest Rangers Hanno and McCartney discovered an illegal camp near a remote pond in the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area. Upon further investigation, the forest rangers observed multiple state land violations. On the evening of Nov. 19, the Rangers apprehended two hunters from Forestport occupying the camp. An interview with the two…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 11, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Tou Vang conducted commercial taxidermy inspections and followed up on deer that were not registered. They also report working muzzleloader hunters, as well as ice anglers on Lake of the Woods and Upper Red Lake. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) reports calls included a complaint of dogs chasing deer…