Cuffs & Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 11, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner cited an individual for turkey hunting w/out a valid hunting license and written warnings for turkey hunting w/out habitat stamp and unlawful take CPO Roesch received a TIPS complaint of turkey hunters at Kishwaukee Nature Preserve hunting without a windshield card. CPO Roesch encountered 3 individuals, a dad, and…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – June 11, 2021

Operation Early Bird (Dutchess County) On May 1, ECO Wamsley received a tip about possible turkey baiting in Dover, Dutchess County. In response, the ECO planned to conduct surveillance in the area for Operation Early Bird the following morning. Under the cover of darkness, ECO Wamsley made his way to a good vantage point and concealed himself. As the sun…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 11, 2021

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team / April Warden Kyle Kosin, of Pierce County, was checking trout streams and observed an individual fishing. The man had not purchased his license yet. Kosin informed the individual he was getting a citation for fishing without a trout stamp. Warden Kosin wrapped up a deer hunting investigation that uncovered violations,      …

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 11, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) responded to a call about a bear shot out of season in Kittson County, checked anglers on Lake of the Woods/Roseau River, and handled a complaint about ATV riders operating loudly and speeding near people’s homes on the ATV trail west of Warroad.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) assisted Beltrami County and…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 4, 2021

DISTRICT 1 CO Shannon Kritz was on patrol when she noticed a vehicle parked near a closed trout stream. CO Kritz walked along the stream and observed a subject fishing in the stream. CO Kritz approached the subject and asked if he was aware the stream was closed. The angler gave CO Kritz a variety of excuses including that he…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 4, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  In May, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received a call from a Champaign County resident about a fawn white-tailed deer in a road ditch standing in the rain. While the resident waited for officer Smith, he used an umbrella to keep the fawn from moving toward the…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 4, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports several investigations are ongoing for the failure to check and remove nuisance animals from box traps. The public is reminded trapping nuisance animals must be done in a lawful and humane manner or you should hire a professional permitted to do so. Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 4, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Angling success has been fair on both the lake and river. Illegal-length walleyes encountered on Lake of the Woods. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily angling enforcement on Lake of the Woods. Time was also spent at Zippel Bay State…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 28, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, CPO Kaufman was checking fishermen at the Dayton Dam, Fox River near Ottawa. The fishermen had all their fish on a stringer and in a bucket. CPO Kaufman told them if they caught any smallmouth bass they would have to throw them back since it was a closed season. The fishermen…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 28, 2021

Baby Stripers (Suffolk County) On April 24, while on evening patrol, ECO Grady received a tip about a subject fishing at the end of the new jetty at Cedar Beach by the inlet to Mount Sinai Harbor. The complainant said the angler was catching and keeping small striped bass in a blue cooler stashed in some rocks. The complainant had…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 28, 2021

NORTHERN REGION Park Falls Team / April Warden Aaron Koshatka, of Hayward, assisted Sawyer County officials with a report of four 911 hang-ups from a location north of Winter on Hunter Lake Road. Upon arrival, he discovered a large wild fire approximately 6 acres in size. Koshatka assisted DNR fire staff with traffic control, the investigation, and interviews after the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 28, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. A joint detail was worked with the U.S. Coast Guard. A complaint was taken about a possible wolf depredation, and a state trapper was set up to trap in the area north of Badger.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 21, 2021

DISTRICT 1 CO Shannon Kritz responded to a complaint of a grass fire that was spreading toward houses. CO Kritz assisted in evacuating nearby houses until the fire was under control.  Once the fire was controlled, CO Kritz returned to the residence where the fire originally started. The investigation revealed that the fire was started when two children (10 and…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 21, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, has replied to many phone calls during the spring as a variety of wildlife species become more active. Most calls are handled by educating home and property owners of how they may handle nuisance wildlife, or by providing resource contacts for wildlife…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 21, 2021

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Blair and Bedford counties Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports a Bedford County resident has pleaded guilty to feeding deer in a CWD Disease Management Area. Fines for this offense totaled $194. Blair and Bedford counties Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports a Blair County man is being charged with possession of marijuana on Hunter Access…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 21, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated an arson fire and checked anglers during the opening weekend of fishing. Enforcement action was taken for burning without a burn permit, angling with extra lines, angling without a license, and operating an unregistered, motorized kayak. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily angling enforcement. Larson spent time on the Rainy…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 14, 2021

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 – May 14, 2021

Persistence Pays Off (Sullivan County) On April 13, an illegal bear case pending in Fallsburg Court was resolved after years of persistence, patience, K9 assistance, DNA testing, and a photograph. In September 2019. ECO Wood received a complaint about suspects unlawfully shooting a bear with the aid of bait in Fallsburg. The illegal activity reportedly happened over the final weekend…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 14, 2021

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team / March Wardens Amie Egstad, of Bayfield, had received a report of a tribal member harassing/killing a seagull on Lake Superior. The information was turned over to a tribal warden who interviewed the person and enforcement action was taken. Wardens Matthew Koshollek, of Drummond, and Phil Brown, of Iron River, took enforcement action against a crossbow…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 14, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked ATV enforcement and angling activity. He also patrolled forests, parks, and public accesses. An investigation was completed regarding a wolf depredation. In addition, an investigation was completed regarding a nuisance bear that was shot and unreported, resulting in enforcement action being taken. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily angling…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 7, 2021

DISTRICT 1 CO Jared Ferguson was traveling south on M-95 when he encountered a motor vehicle traveling 95 mph in a posted 55 miles per hour zone. CO Ferguson was able to stop the vehicle and contact the driver. CO Ferguson asked the driver why he continued at a high rate of speed and didn’t slow down after seeing the…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 7, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  In March, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received a call from a concerned citizen about a dead white-tailed deer in the bed of a truck. The caller was not sure if the deer was possessed legally. Officer Smith went to the location and learned that the deer…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 7, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked turkey hunters and pike anglers. Enforcement action was taken in Marshall County for an untagged turkey that was being transported. On the Warroad River, enforcement action was taken for fishing without a license, fishing for northern pike and walleyes out of season, and angling with an extra line from a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 30, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Winnebago County, CPO Roesch conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle parked illegally at Rock Cut State Park after the park was closed. CPO Roesch approached the driver and noticed the driver had sustained a gun shot wound to the head and was unresponsive. The doors to the vehicle were locked and CPO…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 30, 2021

Air Rifle Used to Take Deer (Ulster County)  In November 2020, ECO Bastedo responded to a hunting-related complaint and observed an untagged antlered deer and an untagged antlerless deer on the lawn of a residence. The hunter, Jun Chen Shang, produced his regular season antlered deer tag and bow/muzzleloader tag filled out with the harvest information for that date. The…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 30, 2021

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team / February The Woodruff team with Nick Webster, recreation warden, and Marty Stone, off-highway vehicle administrator, hosted snowmobile operations and enforcement training for 22 recently hired wardens.  Warden Matt Meade, of Boulder Junction, responded to a call with the Iron County Sheriff’s Department of an intoxicated snowmobiler who had left the scene of the accident. Meade…