Cuffs & Collars

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 15, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working trapping activity and angling activity on special-regulation lakes this past week. Time also was spent patrolling area snowmobile trails, handling reports about incidental catches of pine martens and fishers, and investigating TIP calls.   CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) primarily worked angling and off-highway vehicle activity on Lake of the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri worked the First Firearm Deer Season in Henry County and responded to a complaint of deer hunters participating in a deer drive too close to a residential neighborhood. The witness watched 2 men fire their guns multiple times at a deer running across a field, but not a single…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2021

ATV Patrol in the Pine Barrens  (Suffolk County) On Dec. 13, Forest Ranger Hicks participated in a multi-agency Suffolk County Pine Barrens Law Enforcement Council ATV detail. The detail included DEC Forest rangers, New York State Park Police, New York State Police, Suffolk County park rangers, Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, and Town of Southampton Police Department….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2021

SOUTHEAST REGION Waukesha-Walworth Team / October Warden Marcus Medina responded to snagging complaints regarding the salmon run while on patrol. He found two men snagging salmon using spoons and plain treble hooks. The two violators had also been found guilty of similar activities in the same year. Warden Medina contacted an archery hunter found hunting over illegal bait and on…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked coyote hunters and anglers around Roseau County. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included angling without a license and angling with extra lines. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, snowmobiling, and trapping enforcement. Larson attended fisher/marten registration in Baudette and spent time checking anglers on…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 1, 2021

DISTRICT 1 No new reports DISTRICT 2 COs Todd Sumbera, Mike Evink, Mike Olesen, and Sgt. Calvin Smith assisted the MSP with a search for a missing person in central Mackinac County. The search was very extensive covering both land and water. COs Robert Freeborn and Todd Sumbera were on patrol when they observed a pickup truck stopped in the…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 1, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, received a Turn In a Poacher (TIP) call at 1-800-POACHER (1-800-762-2437) stating that a deer was killed by his neighbor and was hanging in his backyard. The caller stated that he saw the deer several days earlier, and it was now gone….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 1, 2021

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that felony charges were filed against two individuals from Mount Jewett for poaching several deer at night.  McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that charges were filed against two hunters, one of whom had a used DMAP tag in his possession.  Clinton County Game Warden Kirk…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 1, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked traps, followed up on angling and drug cases, and investigated a complaint about hunting deer over bait. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) reports spending time patrolling on Upper Red Lake and investigating a TIP report with several area officers. Violations encountered included no fish house/shelter license, fishing without a license, possessing…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 25, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Kiprono responded to an incident involving an African River Boar who had escaped from his pen in rural Bureau County. A neighbor, approximately one mile down the road, discovered the boar in her backyard after her dog would not stop barking. Upon further investigation, it was revealed the African River…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 25, 2020

Connecticut Deer Seized to Protect Against CWD Spread (Dutchess County) • On Dec. 4, ECO Eyler questioned a hunter about details of a buck he had posted on a social media site. The hunter reported that the deer was harvested in Connecticut, just over the state border, and brought the ECO to the deer hanging in his brother’s shed about…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 25, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Antigo Team / November Warden Curt Butler assisted the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and Pine River Fire Department with a report of a missing hunter. Warden Butler was able to assist the search team using his knowledge of the area to eventually locate the hunter, who was in fine shape. Warden Kelly Crotty, of Florence County, concentrated on…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 25, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods, as well as archery deer-hunting and trapping activity around Roseau County. Violations for the past week included hunting deer with the aid of bait, possessing an overlimit of walleyes, possession of marijuana, angling with an extra line, and felony possession of cocaine. CO Aaron…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 18, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Ethen Mapes assisted the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office in an off-road vehicle (ORV) pursuit that initiated when a deputy tried to arrest the driver on a felony warrant for flee and elude. A short chase ensued in the Bruce Crossing area until the suspect drove into a swampy area. CO Mapes tracked the rider and his passenger…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 18, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  Ohio’s state wildlife officers are often involved with fish management projects, wildlife management projects, and information and education duties. One of those wildlife management duties is collecting samples from road-killed deer so that they can be tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD). While on patrol, officers find deer that have been…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 18, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports encountering many hunters who had not checked their shotguns for plugs before heading afield. All shotguns used for small game and waterfowl should be plugged to allow only two shells in the tube. Not having a plug is a violation.   Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 18, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) removed illegal stands from area wildlife management areas and attended training at Camp Ripley. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods. Ice on the lake is still forming and shifting. It remains very dangerous with many large cracks, heaves, and areas of open water.  CO…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 11, 2020

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 – December 11, 2020

Illegal Hunting Camp (Herkimer County) On Nov. 13, Forest Rangers Hanno and McCartney discovered an illegal camp near a remote pond in the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area. Upon further investigation, the forest rangers observed multiple state land violations. On the evening of Nov. 19, the Rangers apprehended two hunters from Forestport occupying the camp. An interview with the two…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 11, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Tou Vang conducted commercial taxidermy inspections and followed up on deer that were not registered. They also report working muzzleloader hunters, as well as ice anglers on Lake of the Woods and Upper Red Lake. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) reports calls included a complaint of dogs chasing deer…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 11, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Park Falls Team / September Wardens Dan Michels, of Park Falls, and Joe Paul, of Prentice, responded to a complaint of littered deer carcasses on private property near Lugerville. Michels and Paul discovered the person who dumped the carcasses had been harvesting antlered deer with a crossbow and registering them under others’ deer harvest authorizations. Five citations were…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 4, 2020

DISTRICT 1 Conservation Officer (CO) Ethen Mapes responded to a complaint about shots fired after dark near Ewen in Ontonagon County. After conducting interviews and tracking a blood trail, CO Mapes was able to gain a confession from an individual, who was also a felon. The individual admitted to shooting a deer that was standing under a yard light from…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 4, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  This fall, state wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, assisted a motorist who struck a large white-tailed buck deer. The collision totaled the vehicle and the deer did not survive. The motorist was able to salvage much of the venison at a local processor and was allowed to keep…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 4, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Tou Vang did follow-up from the deer season and investigated an illegal snare case. Enforcement action was taken for failing to tend traps and having no breakaway device on a snare. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) primarily worked big-game enforcement. Larson spent time following up on deer-hunting violations that occurred…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 27, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, CPO Kiprono observed a vehicle parked in an area marked as no trespassing with signs posted as such and two individuals near an SUV. CPO Kiprono discovered another individual with the group fishing nearby at the Illinois River. After checking the male for a fishing license, CPO Kiprono noticed the two…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 27, 2020

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Police Officers enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 2019, the 288 ECOs across the state responded to 25,704 calls and worked on cases that resulted in 16,855 tickets or arrests for crimes ranging from deer poaching…