Cuffs & Collars

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 9, 2022

DISTRICT 1 CO Jared Ferguson was called to assist the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department with a search and rescue incident in northern Dickinson County. Two individuals were following their GPS when it led them down an impassable road in which they became stuck and were running out of gas. The officers were able locate them and escort them back to…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 9, 2022

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, received a Turn-In-A-Poacher (TIP) report of individuals cast netting within 1,000 feet of a posted dam at Deer Creek spillway. Officer Teders observed three individuals netting near the dam. He contacted them to check for fishing licenses and bag limit compliance. Upon…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 9, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges were filed against a Pittsburgh resident for hunting deer on a Sunday that was not open to deer hunting.  Allegheny County Game Warden Madison Pugh reports an individual was cited for unlawfully taking an antlerless deer in a residential area. In doing so, the actor violated…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 9, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) patrolled area wildlife management areas and state parks. Lake of the Woods was still mostly wide open on the west side as of the week after Thanksgiving. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls West) taught the law and ethics portion of the youth snowmobile safety classes in Warren and Newfolden. He…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 2, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, while checking fishermen at LaSalle Lake 45 minutes after closing, Sgt. Wire observed two very small bluegills and one very small largemouth bass in a bag of shad. The fisherman said that he didn’t realize they were in there since it was dark. The lake closed at sunset The fisherman was…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 2, 2022

Jacklighting Poacher Caught Red-Handed (Ulster County) On Oct. 23, ECO Walraven was patrolling local farm fields at night in the town of Wawarsing looking for poachers when he observed a pickup truck driving slowly by a field, shining a spotlight. From his position, Officer Walraven saw the poacher exit his vehicle and shine the spotlight on a group of deer…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 2, 2022

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team/October Warden Jon Hagen, of Spooner, was asked to assist with a motor vehicle driver operating at 10 mph on Hwy. 53 in Washburn County. Hagen attempted to stop the motorist with his squad’s emergency lights and siren activated, but the driver continued operating at the low speed. A Washburn County Sheriff’s Department deputy pulled in front…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 2, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) assisted the Kittson County Sheriff’s Office with a call about two mature buck deer locked together. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to get close enough to go “hands-on” with the bucks, it was determined the only safe way to dislodge the antlers was with a well-placed long gun round. A…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 25, 2022

DISTRICT 1 COs Phil Helminen and Jared Ferguson investigated the illegal taking of a 10-point deer in Dickinson County. The COs interviewed the suspects involved who claimed that the deer was shot in another part of the county by a person with a valid tag. The COs served search warrants to gather evidence. It was determined the deer was shot…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 25, 2022

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During an Ohio Division of Wildlife controlled dove hunt at a wildlife area, state wildlife officer Josh Elster, assigned to Pickaway County, contacted a subject sitting near a numbered stake. Officer Elster checked for the subject’s hunting license and controlled hunting permit. The subject did not have a permit to hunt…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 25, 2022

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Adams County Game Warden Taylor Knash reports an individual was cited for shooting an 8-point buck with a muzzleloader during the antlerless-only muzzleloader season. Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that several poaching investigations of bears, deer and turkeys are ongoing, and many charges will be filed soon. Safety-zone violations have been occurring…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 25, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters during the last week of the firearms deer season. Hunter numbers were low with the snow and cold weather.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) continued work on the firearms deer season, fielding complaints including hunter-harassment and shooting after legal shooting hours. Sura anticipates a quick transition to early season…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 18, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender and CPOT Duzan checked fishermen and teal hunters during the last weekend of teal season. Citations were issued for failure to maintain a separate bag. Warnings were issued for failure to wear a lanyard, certificate of number not on board the boat, battery terminals not covered, no serviceable fire…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 18, 2022

No Hunting From An Apartment Complex (Essex County) On Oct. 11, ECO Buffa received a complaint about an individual unlawfully hunting over bait behind an apartment complex in the town of Wilmington. The complainant advised the hunter took a seven-point buck and a doe on the morning of Oct. 1, and an eight-point buck the week before. Other witnesses reported…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 18, 2022

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Mississippi River Team/September Warden Pat Seybert, of Tomah, observed a group of waterfowl hunters shoot before legan hours on Lake Tomah during the early teal season. Upon contact, it was found that two ducks were harvested during those early shots. Enforcement action was taken. Warden Seybert contacted an individual hunting near the Meadow Valley Flowage in Juneau County….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 18, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters in Roseau, Kittson, Marshall, Beltrami, and Lake of the Woods counties. Violations for the week included transporting a loaded firearm, shooting from a road, leaving a camper unattended on a wildlife management area campground, hunting from a permanent scaffold on a WMA, and trespass. CO Corey Sura (Baudette)…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 11, 2022

DISTRICT 1 CO Byron Parks was patrolling Houghton County when a call came over dispatch of an autistic 20-year-old who had been missing for approximately four hours. The subject was enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program that provides people who are at a higher risk of disappearing a locator wrist band that sends off a signal. CO Parks assisted the…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 11, 2022

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  In May, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received information that a person was taking more than the daily bag limit of six saugeyes from the Great Miami River at Indian Lake. While on patrol a few days later, officer Smith found the suspect fishing in the same…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 11, 2022

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Armstrong County Game Warden Christopher Bence reports charges have been filed against an individual for hunting using bait. Armstrong County Game Warden Christopher Bence reports charges have been filed against an individual for unlawful possession of a road-killed whitetail buck. Bence reminds the public that it is unlawful to possess wildlife, dead or alive,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 11, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters during the busy opening weekend. Overall, deer-hunting success was hit or miss. Several contacts were made with deer hunters using bait. Other violations included feeding during the feed ban, erecting a permanent blind in a state forest, failing to register deer, transporting loaded rifles, no blaze orange, allowing…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 4, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender checked a fisherman from Springfield fishing on the Apple River. The fisherman said he had caught 40 fish that day. When asked for his license, the fisherman said he thought he forgot it. After further conversation, the fisherman admitted he knew it was expired and didn’t have a current…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 4, 2022

Early Black Bear Season Enforcement (Delaware County)  On Sept. 11, the second day of the early black bear hunting season, ECOs Doig and Woodin received information about a black bear possibly taken unlawfully on private property. The investigation led the officers to a hunter who confirmed the owner of the property had given him permission to hunt there. However, evidence…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 4, 2022

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team/September Warden Pete Carlson, of Frederic, received information that an individual shot two bears over bait on opening day of the bear season. It was found the hunter shot at a sow that had two cubs with her. The sow then ran off after the shot and, a short time later, a second bear came in. The…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 4, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers and duck hunters on Lake of the Woods. Violations for the week included angling with an extra line, leaving a blind in a wildlife management area overnight, shooting an overlimit of hen mallards, and trespass. CO Corey Sura (Baudette East) reports anglers fishing the Rainy River are having success…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 28, 2022

DISTRICT 1 COs Brian Lasanen, Byron Parks and Sgt. Marc Pomroy investigated a complaint of a group of bear hunters who were trespassing. The suspects were identified, and multiple interviews were conducted. It was determined that a large bear was shot by an unlicensed hunter while the group was trespassing. A warrant request will be submitted for the licensing violations…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 28, 2022

Division of Wildlife • Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  On the opening day of early waterfowl hunting season, state wildlife officers Chad Grote and Tyler Eldred, assigned to Marion and Morrow counties, respectively, worked at Big Island Wildlife Area alongside wildlife law operations manager Josh Shields. They contacted multiple hunters and issued summonses for hunting teal before sunrise, hunting…