Cuffs & Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 17, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, CPO Martin responded to a complaint regarding an out-of-state resident fishing from the LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station area of LaSalle Lake which is restricted. LaSalle Station security discovered the fishermen while doing perimeter checks. The individual said he was unaware he was fishing at a Nuclear Powerplant. He did not…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 17, 2021

Too Drunk to Launch a Boat (Onondaga County)  On the evening of Aug. 9, a man backed his Jeep and boat trailer, with boat attached, into Onondaga Lake – missing the DEC boat launch by 50 feet and becoming stuck in mud along the shoreline. One tow truck and $800 later, the man drove away unscathed without reporting the incident…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 17, 2021

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team/July Wardens Jaime McDermid and Jon Hagen responded to a call of two PWC operators harassing and running over geese on Long Lake in Washburn County. One juvenile female had driven around the geese, while her friends on a second watercraft drove through the group of geese approximately 12 times. Wardens Joe McMahon and Collin…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 17, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked early teal season hunters and dealt with hunters regarding shooting a wigeon, wanton waste, and hunting with an unplugged shotgun. Several calls have been received regarding bears in people’s yards, eating acorns. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) checked anglers and goose hunters. ATVing activity was monitored in the Beltrami Island State…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 10, 2021

DISTRICT 1 CO Jenni Hanson received a video of two local men illegally operating vehicles in a river. The subjects posted the videos on their Snapchat. After completing her preliminary investigation, CO Hanson contacted and interviewed both suspects. Ultimately, they admitted to camping illegally, cutting down trees, littering, and operating their jeeps in the Montreal River. Charges are being sought…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 10, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officers from central Ohio, including Chad Grote, Jade Heizer, and Brian Motsinger, along with outdoor skills specialist Jordan Phillips, recently attended ODNR Night at Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers, a minor league baseball team. Ohio Division of Wildlife staff helped teach kids how to shoot archery at…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 10, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties Land Management Group Supervisor Dan Puhala reports the managed dove fields in Washington County are coming in nicely. “We are expecting an outstanding opportunity this season as our fields are maturing and should be attracting many doves by opening day on SGL 232,” Puhala said. More information about managed…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 10, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked bear hunters throughout the opening week of the season. A bear hunter was cited for establishing an illegal unregistered, unsigned bear bait in June, which is about two months early. Hunters were checked during the early teal and early goose openers. They were having spotty success.  CO Ryan Brown (Karlstad)…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 3, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaveiss County, CPO Hoftender issued a citation to an Oklahoma man for fishing without a non-resident license at Apple River Canyon State Park, after the man and his friend walked around a barricade to fish. Both the Oklahoma man and his friend were issued written warnings for entering the closed park.  In Fulton…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 3, 2021

Plenty of Catches, All Illegal (Westchester County) On July 19, ECO Franz responded to a call regarding individuals using a gill net to catch fish in the town of Cortlandt. Officer Franz approached the anglers and observed several cast nets on shore and a gill net approximately 100 feet long installed in the water nearby. When questioned, the fishermen showed…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 3, 2021

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team/July Warden Dustin Gabrielson, of Webster, investigated an ATV and UTV crash. It was determined the crash occurred because the UTV operator had been operating carelessly and was cited for careless operation. Wardens Gabrielson and Chris Spaight, of Grantsburg, responded to an ATV and pickup truck accident near Devils Lake in Burnett County. The ATV rider had…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 3, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ryan Brown (Karlstad) monitored ATVing activity in the area. Nuisance-bear calls were fielded, and questions about the upcoming bear season were answered.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) responded to a call about a car-struck bald eagle, answered numerous questions about bear hunting and baiting, attended training, and monitored area baiting activity. Area bear…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 27, 2021

DISTRICT 1 Conservation Officer (CO) Zach Painter was working a marine patrol on Lake Gogebic. CO Painter observed a boat operating well after sunset that was not displaying navigation lights. CO Painter stopped the boat and noticed several signs of intoxication with the operator. Standard field sobriety tests (SFSTs) were given to the operator. The subject was placed under arrest…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 27, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, was off duty and pumping gas when he observed a truck pulling a trailer that was missing a wheel and dragging on the axle. Officer Zerkle followed the drag marks of the trailer to see how far the driver had gone. After…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 27, 2021

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf continues to look for an individual who possessed multiple protected birds in the Chambersburg area. Violations were addressed for individuals using bird lime to repel birds.  Juniata County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich responded to an incident about a game-law violation and ended up charging the complainant with…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 27, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) reports working angling and ATVing activity during the past week. A cease and desist order was issued for spreading fill in a wetland area. CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) focused on bear-baiting activity and ATV enforcement this week. Numerous calls about the upcoming bear season were taken, and a presentation…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 20, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner while checking fisherman along Hennepin Canal found individual to be in possession of short largemouth bass. Upon further investigation individual was found to have no fishing license and wanted on warrant out of Marshall County. Subject was taken into custody and transported to Bureau County Jail. Individual cited accordingly….

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 20, 2021

Rattlesnake on the Loose (Ulster County)  On July 27, ECO Johnson responded to a 911 radio call in the town of Wawarsing to assist the Ulster County Sheriff’s with a rattlesnake residential property. The ECO arrived to find the rattlesnake had coiled itself around a small tree in the front yard. Using snake tongs, ECO Johnson was able to secure…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 20, 2021

SOUTHEASTERN REGION Fond du Lac-Sheboygan Team/June Warden Matt Koepke arrested an individual on an early Saturday morning for a second offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The driver was seen swerving from the shoulder and across the centerline multiple times. Wardens Gavin Keefauver and Koepke responded to a boating accident on Long Lake. The boat was operated too…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 20, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent the week checking anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River. A windy week made for fairly tough conditions and an inconsistent bite. Questions were answered regarding bear baits. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) investigated complaints about early bear baits and answered numerous questions about the upcoming…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 13, 2021

DISTRICT 1 COs Zach Painter and Ethen Mapes were on patrol in Ontonagon County when a “be on the lookout” call was received for a subject and the vehicle he was driving. The subject was reported to be causing a scene at a local grocery store and appeared to be very intoxicated. The COs located the vehicle a short while…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 13, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  In May, state wildlife officer Antoinette Jolliff, assigned to Licking County, received a call from the Heath Police Department stating that a woman was having issues with an unknown bird in her garage. Officer Jolliff contacted the woman and learned that a mourning dove had built a nest on top of…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 13, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports an Elizabeth Township man was charged for operating an ATV along the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. The bike trail is maintained by volunteers and is not meant to be used for off-road motorized vehicles. Allegheny County Game Warden Madison Kyle reports she has received a lead…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 13, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods, with spotty fishing results.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) took several calls regarding nuisance bears and checked anglers fishing Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River. Enforcement action was taken for possession of illegal-length walleyes and failure to remove the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 6, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Jo Daviess County, CPO Hoftender was patrolling Blanding Landing when she observed a boat with four occupants on it. CPO Hoftender watched the family fish for a while. When the boat came in, CPO Hoftender conducted a boat safety inspection. The operator of the vessel was issued a citation for failure to have…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 6, 2021

All Tied Up (Sullivan County) On June 29, ECO Parker responded to a complaint about a white-tailed deer fawn unlawfully possessed by an individual in the town of Liberty. Upon arrival, ECO Parker noticed a taut rope connected to a pole leading into the nearby wood line. ECO Parker investigated further and located a fawn with a collar attached to…