Cuffs & Collars

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 23, 2020

DISTRICT 1 COs Ethen Mapes and Zach Painter were on patrol in Ontonagon County and stopped a large group of ORVs. While talking with the operators, several signs of intoxication were observed with one subject. Standard field sobriety tests (SFSTs) were given to the subject and he was arrested for operating while intoxicated (OWI). COs Shannon Kritz and Jeff Dell…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 23, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, responded to a call of a Cooper’s hawk that was trapped inside the local TSC store. Officer Smith called a wildlife rehabilitator to assist him with capturing the bird. Store management had closed the store to protect their customers. Officer Smith and…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 23, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports a baiting case has been resolved. The person was hunting over corn, a salt block and other feed he’d placed out, saying he does this while hunting in West Virginia. Hunters are responsible for knowing the hunting and trapping laws where they hunt. The defendant paid over…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 23, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked duck-hunting activity on Thief Lake, Nereson Wildlife Management Area, Lake of the Woods and Roseau River WMA. A stranded boat of duck hunters was towed in from Lake of the Woods near Warroad. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) spent time at the Northwest Angle working migratory waterfowl and angling activity. …

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 16, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Francisko was patrolling State Parks in Whiteside County. When entering Prophetstown State Park (along the flooded Rock River) the CPO observed a small jon boat that had just launched. The CPO conducted a boat safety inspection and found several violations. The boat did not have enough PFD’s for each person…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 16, 2020

Illegal Deer Case Crosses State Lines (Orange County) On Sept. 20, ECO Mangels assisted New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection law enforcement with a case involving two illegally harvested deer taken from a closed management zone. ECO Mangels interviewed the suspect and the suspect’s father and obtained the location of the buck in a freezer in New Jersey. The ECO…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 16, 2020

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team /August  Warden Kyle Kosin, of Pierce County, responded to multiple reports of car-killed bald eagles on Pierce County roadways. Bald eagles commonly scavenge on vehicle-killed animals, putting them at risk of being struck by passing vehicles.  Warden J.J. Redemann, of Dunn County, and the Dunn County recreation deputy were on boat patrol on the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 16, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked duck hunters on the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area and Thief Lake. Enforcement contacts included transporting a loaded firearm, possessing lead shot, and failure to make an effort to retrieve a wounded goose. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, small-game, waterfowl, and big-game enforcement. Several contacts were made during a…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 9, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 State wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, patrols a portion of the Mad River, which is a popular trout fishing stream in Ohio. Officer Tipton meets people from all over the state, and some from out of state, who come to fish for trout. Officer Tipton also enjoys fishing…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 9, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports an individual was arrested for unlawfully shooting a red-tailed hawk. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports he is investigating dumping cases on state game lands and on Hunter Access property. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that charges are being filed against two individuals from…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 9, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling, small-game, big-game, and waterfowling activity. A call about an injured bald eagle also was received. After a brief pursuit, the eagle was safely captured and delivered to a raptor rehab center.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued to monitor waterfowling activity and investigated deer-baiting complaints. Area hunters are…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 2, 2020

The following reports were filed by CPOs based on cases in April and May Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, An Oregon man called and reported he had mis read that dates for the turkey season and accidently killed a bird during the closed season. CPO Beltran made contact with the man, safely during the pandemic, and…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 2, 2020

Too Many Bucks (Jefferson/ Onondaga counties)  On Sept. 8, ECO Noyes concluded a five-month investigation stemming from violations committed during the 2019 deer hunting season. ECO Noyes learned in April that an individual had shot two bucks on the same morning in the town of Ellisburg, and illegally used his friend’s tag on the second buck. After locating and interviewing…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 2, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Park Falls Team/July  Warden Aaron Koshatka, of Hayward, responded to a two-boat crash on Lac Courte Oreilles Lake. Koshatka learned that the operator of the ski boat was watching the skier in the rear view mirror while making a wide turn. The ski boat had a total of six passengers on board. During the turn the ski boat…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 2, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers and boaters along the Roseau Rive while also working hunting activity throughout the station and investigating illegal hunting stands on the Palmville Wildlife Management Area. Duck hunters were checked in pools 1, 2, and 3 of the Roseau River WMA during the opening weekend.   CO Marc Johnson (Warroad)…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 25, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  With the changing of the seasons and white-tailed deer moving more, state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, received a call about a young deer stuck in a wrought iron fence. The deer was startled and ran into the fence, where it got stuck between the bars. The Delaware…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 25, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Lycoming County Game Warden Harold Cole reports catching more than just doves while dove-banding. Cole said banders caught the expected songbirds, as well as juvenile rabbits and a chipmunk drawn to the bait. Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that two individuals were cited for riding motorcycles on a closed road on State…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 25, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) reports checking sandhill crane, grouse, and goose hunters during the weekend. A firearms qualification in Perham was attended, and a presidential security detail was worked in Bemidji.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily small-game and big-game enforcement. Hunters found some success hunting grouse, but it remains difficult with many leaves still…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 18, 2020

The following cases were taken from CPO activity reports filed for the month of May 2020 Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender issued a citation to an Indiana man who was mushroom hunting at Rall Woods in a closed area. Orange snow fence was removed and the subject parked his vehicle in front of the…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 18, 2020

The year 2020 marks 50 years for DEC. “From Montauk Point and Brooklyn to Buffalo, the ECOs patrolling our state are the first line of defense in protecting New York’s environment and our natural resources, ensuring that they exist for future generations of New Yorkers,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said. Jogger Treed by Black Bear With Cubs (Herkimer County) On…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 18, 2020

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team/July Wardens Kyle Kosin, of Pierce County, Jamie McDermid, of Dunn County, and Chad Ziegler interviewed a person currently revoked of all DNR privileges after receiving complaints the person was baiting bears illegally. The person admitted to placing and maintaining multiple bear baits. The wardens issued a warning and educated the person, explaining the revocation…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 18, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Vang checked goose hunters near Warroad and on Lake of the Woods. Area anglers also were checked and a calf depredation was investigated.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked early goose hunting and the youth waterfowl hunt. Calls were fielded throughout the station, and assistance was given to other…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 11, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the fall of 2019, state wildlife officer Tyler Eldred, assigned to Morrow County, received a complaint regarding two partially processed deer discarded along a county road. Officer Eldred responded and observed two deer that were shot with a rifle. While looking over the two animals, evidence was discovered that suggested…