Cuffs & Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 10, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Teas and CPO Trainee (CPOT) Andrew Hyatt responded to a boat accident at Lake Carroll. An overloaded ski boat was pulling a subject on a tube, and the boat took a large wake over the bow. The occupants ran to the rear of the boat which caused the entire boat…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 10, 2020

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Safe Relocation for Wandering…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 10, 2020

NORTHEAST REGION Wautoma Team/May While patrolling for sturgeon spawning activity, warden Jonathan Kaiser, of Waupaca, contacted a group of individuals who were found to be on probation while fishing without licenses. After working with the Waupaca Police Department, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department, and Wisconsin Department of Probation and Parole, enforcement action was taken. Wardens Joshua Wiedenhoeft and Jonathan Kaiser worked…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 10, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. ATVs and other recreational vehicles were checked around Roseau and Marshall counties. Several overlimit cases were made despite anglers reporting slower walleye fishing.  CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) spent the past week checking anglers, conducting ATV patrols throughout the station, and fielding questions…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 3, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Byron Parks was off duty when he received a burning complaint on a day burning was prohibited. CO Parks responded to the complaint and upon arrival, he could see a large burn pile with a tree burning on top. CO Parks contacted the owner of the home and asked whether he checked to see if burn permits…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 3, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While on patrol one night in November 2019, state wildlife officer Maurice Irish, assigned to Delaware County, observed a large buck cross the road in front of his patrol vehicle into a harvested corn field. A young buck and several does were also visible near the road. While officer Irish conducted…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 3, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports fawns are being born everywhere in Allegheny County. If you see a fawn, please leave it alone. The mother likely is nearby and will come back and check on the fawn.  Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports State Game Land 203’s range is open. Remember to…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 3, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted with training at the CO Academy at Camp Ripley and checked anglers and boaters on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Violations encountered included possession of an illegal-length walleye, a juvenile operating a personal watercraft without training, and operating a PWC within one hour of sunset. CO Marc…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – June 26, 2020

Season Dates June 30: Application deadline – second lottery for firearms deer permits. Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 8: Muddy River WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Majestic Pines, Thomson. For more info call Tom Dersham, 563-219-2022. Aug. 15: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Rock, Coal Valley. For more info call Tom Van Houtte, 309-781-5178. Aug. 22: WTU Illinois North Deer Camp, 4…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 26, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Boone County, CPO Wagner conducted investigation into littering and improper disposal of dead animals and dead animal parts. Individual was cited under the dead animals control act for improper disposal and under litter control act for littering. In Fulton County, CPO Thompson, CPO Elliott and CPOT Williams conducted an investigation into wildlife code…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 26, 2020

Squirrels in a Sticky Situation (Dutchess County)  On May 14, ECO Kevin Wamsley received a call about a group of squirrels in distress in the hamlet of Verbank. The caller stated the squirrels appeared to have their tails tied together and could not move freely. ECO Wamsley responded to the location and discovered that the juvenile squirrel tails were stuck…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 26, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team/May Warden Timothy Ebert, of Minocqua, responded to a complaint concerning anglers illegally snagging fish on the Minocqua Chain of Lakes. Ebert observed an angler snag and release a muskie. After the fish was released, the angler continued to attempt to snag fish. As a result of the joint investigation with the Great Lakes Indian, Fish, and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 26, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. Anglers were cited for possessing illegal-length walleyes, angling without a license and possessing drug paraphernalia. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement. In addition, he patrolled area state parks and…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 19, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Zach Painter was on patrol in Gogebic County and responded to an officer calling for backup on a Department of Health and Human Safety assist. While assisting, CO Painter was shown a pet grey squirrel in a cage by one of the children in the home. CO Painter asked the child how he got the squirrel and…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 19, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 During the 2019-2020 deer hunting season, state wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, received a complaint about a deer that was caught in a snare. The deer was released unharmed. Further investigation found several untagged snares, and a dead deer in one snare. The snares went unchecked for a…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 19, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that, even though Cumberland County had more bears harvested last season than ever before, there still have been some of the same nuisance issues with bears getting into birdfeeders, dumpsters, discarded food and outdoor pet food.  If these food sources are eliminated, the problems often go away….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 19, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored area angling and ATV activity, as well as wildlife management areas around Roseau and Lake of the Woods counties. Assistance was given with a nuisance bear issue. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and public accesses, and ATV enforcement on local trails….

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 12, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Rock Island County, CPO Posateri responded to a complaint of someone trespassing on private property. CPO responded to the area and located a couple on an ATV. The Aledo man was cited for shed hunting without permission and his fiancé was issued a written warning. In Whiteside County, CPO Posateri completed an investigation…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 12, 2020

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Fresh Tracks Lead to…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 12, 2020

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower Chippewa Team/April Wardens Charles Ackerman, of Clark County, and Ken Thomson investigated a complaint concerning an individual who was baiting turkeys. They found the individual had placed corn in front of a ground blind and allowed a juvenile hunter to shoot a turkey at the illegal bait site. Wardens Kevin Christorf and Bob Kneeland investigated an illegal…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 5, 2020

 DISTRICT 1 CO Jenni Hanson received a complaint regarding potentially orphaned bear cubs in Ontonagon County. CO Hanson located the cubs but saw no sign of a sow nearby. After monitoring for a few weeks, it was determined the cubs were indeed orphaned. CO Hanson and DNR wildlife biologist Brad Johnson captured the cubs and transported them to a local…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 5, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the deer gun season, state wildlife officer Matt Teders and state wildlife investigator Chris Rice were on patrol in Madison County. A group of hunters were observed exiting a woodlot. The officers contacted the group to check for license and bag limit compliance. Officer Teders recognized one of the individuals…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 5, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Lycoming County Game Warden Harold Cole reports game lands use increased with COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Unfortunately, it also was accompanied increased litter and tire tracks in areas closed to vehicles. Tioga County Game Warden Michael Smith reports seeing more and more vehicles on closed roads. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports investigating the…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 29, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Park Falls Team/April Warden Tom Heisler, Jr., of Winter, received multiple calls regarding two dead tundra swans, just feet apart, near the bridge on Moose Lake. Callers were not sure what caused their death. After viewing the area, Heisler was able to determine the pair flew into the power lines while crossing the river. This was apparent by…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 29, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, CPO Francisko #349 completed an investigation into a Reynolds IL man’s poaching of a wild turkey. On Nov. 13, 2019, the subject was archery deer hunting. A wild turkey came into range and the man decided to harvest the turkey knowing full well he did not possess a fall wild turkey…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 29, 2020

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Tractor Trailer Rollover (Queens…