Cuffs & Collars

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 6, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Dave Miller received a complaint about a deer being shot at night next to a residence within the village of L’Anse. The next morning, Miller received information that the deer was taken to the suspect’s camp for processing. Miller responded to the camp and located a gut pile, rib cage, hide and the neck of the deer…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 6, 2019

Division of Wildlife Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District 2  On the opening day of teal hunting season, state wildlife officer Reid VanCleve, assigned to Ottawa County, was working at Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area. Officer VanCleve observed two hunters in the marsh. As a wood duck flew over, one of the hunters shot and killed the duck. Wood ducks are not…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 6, 2019

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Snyder County Game Warden Harold J. Malehorn filed a citation against an individual for killing a spike buck during the October antlerless deer season. The hunter failed to tag the buck and never reported it as a mistake kill. Snyder County Game Warden Harold J. Malehorn is investigating a hunting-related shooting incident involving two…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 6, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) closed out cases from the firearms deer season. Enforcement action taken for angling without a license in possession, trespassing on agricultural lands, failure to validate a deer tag at the site of a kill, transporting an untagged deer in a motor vehicle and unlawful party hunting.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 29, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPOs Palumbo and Hoftender, along with CPOT Kiprono, conducted a waterfowl enforcement detail. Several boat blinds were checked, and multiple citations and written warnings were issued for waterfowl and boating violations. Two federal referrals were also submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Refuge officers for two Chicago area bass fishermen being…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 29, 2019

(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.) Big bucks over bait…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 29, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team Wardens Chris Spaight and Dustin Gabrielson, both of Burnett County, investigated a report of an illegally harvested turkey in October. They determined the suspect bought his license after he harvested the turkey. The hunter had also not registered the turkey, as required, and then did so after he was contacted by the wardens. Wardens Spaight and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 29, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked hunters on the final weekend of the deer season. Violations for the week included failure to register deer, illegal purchase of venison, driving while intoxicated, and a buck overlimit.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) reports multiple trespass complaints were handled during the past week. In case you weren’t aware, agricultural lands…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 22, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Josh Elster, assigned to Pickaway County, was contacted by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers to assist with a traffic stop. Troopers informed officer Elster they had stopped a vehicle and discovered a deer head underneath marijuana plants in the trunk. The driver of the vehicle stated they were…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 22, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Doug Bergman reports filing several charges this archery season for hunting deer in baited areas. Hunters are reminded that using bait as an enticement for game or wildlife is unlawful and will not be overlooked. Beaver County Game Warden Matt Kramer reports a Greene Township man was cited for hunting…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 22, 2019

DISTRICT 1 COs Josh Boudreaux, John Kamps and Ariel Young were patrolling the Forsyth Township area and had set up a grouse decoy along a gravel road. Soon after, a truck drove past the decoy location and stopped. The two occupants could be seen fumbling around inside the truck and it began to back up. A shotgun barrel could be…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 22, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer-hunting activity throughout the week and second weekend of the firearms deer season. Deer harvest slowed during the week, partially due to hunters not wishing to brave the sub-zero temperatures. Violations included discharging a firearm from the road at a big-game animal, trespass, failure to tag deer, allowing dogs to…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 15, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Palumbo investigated the report of an over-limit of Canada geese, and the report was unfounded. In Ogle County,  while conducting hunting enforcement on state sites, CPO Beltran checked several deer hunters. Several infractions were found, and enforcement action was taken. In Ogle County, CPO Beltran conducted a boat patrol on…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 15, 2019

(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.) One too many bucks…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 15, 2019

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Mississippi River Team Warden Cody Adams assisted the Crawford County Sherriff’s Department in September with numerous flood related calls assisting stranded drivers and checking on residences as the county received 7 inches of rain in less than two hours. Wardens Edward McCann, of La Crosse, and Mike Burns were on patrol when they observed an individual operating an…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 15, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked with COC Leeb during the firearms deer-hunting opening weekend. Temperatures were low and success was moderate. Enforcement action was taken for trespass, transporting a loaded firearm, untagged deer, allowing a juvenile to commit a game violation, failing to register deer, taking deer without valid license, and failing to…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 8, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, contacted a hunter to discuss harvest information of a white-tailed deer that was reported during the 2018 firearms season. It was determined that the man had committed multiple violations during the deer harvest. It was further discovered that the hunter had used…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 8, 2019

SOUTHEAST REGION From the Game Commission  Berks County Game Warden Ryan L. Zawada reports, while on foot patrol recently at Blue Marsh Lake, he walked right up on two individuals smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol. “It’s hard to make up a lie when you’re caught red-handed,” he said.  Bucks County Game Warden Tyler Barnes reports he cited a Bristol Township…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 8, 2019

DISTRICT 1 While fishing a lake in Marquette County on his day off, CO Josh Boudreaux observed a boat containing two anglers catching numerous fish and not returning any to the lake. The lake contained a large quantity of rainbow trout with a size limit of 12 inches and Boudreaux had been catching many undersized fish. Seeing that the two…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 8, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, big- and small-game hunting, and sportfishing enforcement. Forest roads and trails are being opened up one by one as the water recedes and the ground hardens. This has been good news for grouse hunters and also for the deer hunters who were starting to worry about being able to…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 1, 2019

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri investigated a hunter with a possible fictitious hunter safety number. The hunter admitted to not taking the course, and the number was entered from his online account. The hunter was issued a citation for the violation. In Rock Island County, CPOT McKune and CPO Francisko investigated a report of a…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 1, 2019

(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.) Stranded deer rescue (Greene…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 1, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team Warden Amie Egstad, of Bayfield, and Red Cliff Tribal Warden Zach Peterson were out checking commercial nets in September near Port Wing when they contacted two walleye fishermen in a 14-foot boat off the mouth of the Iron River on Lake Superior. The fishermen did not have any wearable PFDs on board. Enforcement action was taken,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 1, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Marc Johnson worked small-game hunting and ATVing activity in the Beltrami Island State Forest as well as waterfowl-hunting and fishing activity on the Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. In addition, they assisted the city of Roseau in removing damaged property from the Roseau River caused by high…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 25, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 During the 2019 spring wild turkey hunting season, state wildlife officer Austin Levering received a complaint of a suspect shooting from a roadway in Knox County. The caller stated that while attempting to call in a turkey, he observed someone stop on the road and fire three shots at the same…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 25, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports the first week of the early WMU 2B archery season was an exciting one for a local hunter who was able to harvest his first black bear. The hunter was looking for deer when he got an opportunity to take a shot at the bear. This hunter…