Cuffs & Collars

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…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 11, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Snyder County Game Warden Harold J. Malehorn reports he cited two individuals for possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia on game lands. Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich reports that evidence is being processed to aide in the investigation of unlawful dumping on State Game Lands 230.   Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 11, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued field training with COC Vang and reports a busy weekend checking bear hunters, goose hunters, anglers, and elk hunters. Bear-hunting success seemed good and a large elk was checked in Kittson County. Multiple commercial inspections were done on local bear guides. Violations for the week included failure to register bear…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 4, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Hoftender received a complaint about dead grackles in Dakota. CPO Hoftender investigated the complaint and a Dakota man was issued a citation for unlawful possession of grackles. The subject was shooting grackles with a .22, because they were defecating in his driveway. In Fulton County, CPO Thompson conducted an investigation…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 4, 2020

2020 marks the 50-year anniversary for DEC and 140 years for New York’s Conservation Police Officers. In 1880, the first eight Game Protectors proudly began serving to protect the natural resources and people of New York State. “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…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 4, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team / July Wardens Pete Carlson, of Frederic, and Jesse Ashton, of Luck, along with Polk County recreation deputy Smith, saw two individuals closely operating their personal watercraft above no-wake in circles around two people floating in the water on a Polk County lake. Both personal watercraft operators were also operating very close to each other. Enforcement…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 4, 2020

District 1 — Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued field training with COC Vang. They report working boating and sportfishing on Lake of the Woods, as well as checking bear bait stations. A complaint was received and followed up on regarding an ATV being operated in the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling/boating…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 28, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Doug Hermanson received sentencing information on a subject who was found to have shot an over-limit of bucks during the 2019 firearm deer season. The subject was ordered to pay a reimbursement of $2,000 and his hunting privileges were revoked for the remainder of 2020 and the following three seasons. COs Jeffrey Dell and Shannon Kritz patrolled…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 28, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, received a call from a resident stating she observed a young raccoon in her yard with its head stuck in a can. The caller advised the raccoon ended up in a culvert under her driveway, and Fairfield County sheriff’s deputies were called…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 28, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that many hunters are telling him their trail cameras are picking up some very big bucks this year. Fetchkan reminds trail-camera users that placing food out to attract deer is illegal in Disease Management Areas. Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf asks anyone with information about a…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 28, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) began field training with COC Vang. They worked boating and sportfishing on Lake of the Woods and checked bear bait stations in the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area. A complaint was received and followed up on regarding a trespass issue and no registration of deer.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling,…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 21, 2020

The following activity reports were filed for June 2020. Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Rock Island County, CPO’s Francisko and Posateri made an emergency response to Empire Park in East Moline for a reported boat accident on Mississippi River pool 15. The CPO’s launched a boat once on scene. The kayakers in distress had already been removed from…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 21, 2020

Trapped Timber Rattlesnake Surprises Vacationers (Warren County)  On Aug. 2, ECO LaPoint responded to a residence in the town of Hague, Warren County, for a report of a trapped timber rattlesnake at residence where a family was vacationing. Upon arriving at the home, ECO LaPoint located the snake outside, trapped under a tote. Using snake tongs issued by DEC, along…

Wisconsin Cuffs & Collars – August 21, 2020

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay Team/July While patrolling by boat on the Fox River in July, wardens Amanda Kretschmer and Gaven Brault, both of Green Bay, contacted a female who was hand-fishing from the shorelines along the Fox River State Trail. The female was fishing with four hooks and baits. In Wisconsin, it is illegal to fish with more than three…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 21, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. A group of anglers was checked on the Roseau River who were found to be in possession of an overlimit of walleyes. Upon further investigation, it was determined the boat’s operator was intoxicated. The operator subsequently was arrested for BWI. …

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 14, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO John Kamps responded to the scene of a forest fire and assisted the fire officers in developing a suspect. The CO went to the suspect’s house for an interview and was unable to contact the suspect. During that visit, CO Kamps observed a 4-point deer rack along the front walkway of the suspect’s house. The deer had…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 14, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the month of June, state wildlife officers worked projects at the Indian Lake spillway in Logan County after receiving complaints of people taking game fish, particularly bluegills, with cast nets. The officers issued 11 summonses during the projects, which resulted in $2,200 in fines and courts costs being paid. The…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 14, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Beaver County Game Warden Mike Yeck reports increased illegal use of ATVs and off-road vehicles on game lands this spring. The ongoing illegal activity has caused damage to trails that are crucial to habitat crews and for emergency access. Enforcement efforts have increased, and violators have been cited when apprehended. Beaver County Game Warden…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 14, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement throughout the station. In addition, time was spent investigating a wolf depredation case, assisting other local law enforcement agencies, and patrolling state parks and forests. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, and aquatic invasive species enforcement. Angling activity was…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 7, 2020

The following activities were taken from reports filed in June 2020 Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Jo Daviess County, CPO Hoftender and CPO Posateri seized a Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman from a Hanover man and helped place it with a licensed professional facility. The owner was issued a warning for possession without a special use permit. In Rock Island…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 7, 2020

Over the last several months, Environmental Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 response and continue to support the mission assisting federal, state, and local agencies. During the state’s response to the virus, officers have filled important roles in the Incident Command System (ICS) at State COVID-19 testing sites. Across the state, ECOs…