Cuffs & Collars

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 7, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked AIS and angling activity on Lake of the Woods and at public accesses. In addition, time was spent working ATV enforcement throughout the station.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) answered questions on hunting by falconry and the upcoming bear season.  CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) worked ATVing, boating…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 31, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Jenni Hanson was contacted by an Ontonagon County resident regarding a nuisance bear that had ripped the screen and entered her screened porch. CO Hanson set a bear trap and within 24 hours caught the problem bear. Before releasing to the wild, the bear was evaluated by a DNR wildlife biologist. While at a boat launch in…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 31, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, recently teamed up with local members of Back Country Hunters and Anglers to clean up trash and maintain trails at Greenfield Lake Wildlife Area near Lancaster. Unfortunately, Ohio Division of Wildlife staff spend much of their time pursuing litter violations and cleaning…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 31, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports a Clinton County resident faces up to $200 in fines for feeding a black bear.  Land Manager Eric Erdman reports a road upgrade recently was completed on State Game Land 295 with partial financial assistance from the Clinton County Conservation District’s Dirt and Gravel Road program. Located…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 31, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted with the CO Academy at Camp Ripley, where he taught boating to the new cadets. Work was done on Lake of the Woods, checking anglers and boaters. Citations were issued for possessing illegal-length walleyes, insufficient life jackets on a watercraft, and operating an unregistered personal watercraft. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette)…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 24, 2020

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 and staffing shortages, DNR has not updated its CPO reports. Outdoor News has reached back into past reports to provide a look at law enforcement activities across the state. DNR’s goal is to update its CPO reports in time for the next issue of Outdoor News. Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County,…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 24, 2020

Rattlesnake Relocation (Columbia County) On June 20, ECO Jeff Cox received a call from a concerned homeowner in Copake reporting a large rattlesnake on their front porch. The homeowner sent pictures of the pit viper, confirming it was a timber rattlesnake. Timber rattlesnakes are the largest venomous snake in New York and listed as a threatened species. The rattlesnake appeared…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 24, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team/June Warden Matt Koshollek, of Drummond, assisted the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department with a rash of thefts from cabins, businesses and boats in the Lake Namekagon area near Cable. There were reports of stolen fishing rods, gas, boat motors and fish finders. Bayfield County deputies arrested two men responsible for the thefts and recovered all stolen items….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 24, 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 assisting CO Ben Huener on a wolf-depredation call and patrolling state forests and parks.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, and aquatic invasive species enforcement. Violations encountered throughout the week included…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 17, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Zach Painter responded to a complaint of gunshots followed by bullets traveling near a residence in Gogebic County. CO Painter talked with the complainant and identified a direction from which the gunshots came. CO Painter contacted a family that had just moved to the area and learned that the two teenage boys had been shooting their guns…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 17, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the spring wild turkey hunting season, state wildlife officer Austin Levering, assigned to Knox County, responded to a potential hunting without permission complaint. Officer Levering arrived on scene and discovered wild turkey feathers and fresh boot tracks in the field. Upon further investigation, officer Levering discovered the adjacent property owner…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 17, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich reports a man pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawfully taking a wild turkey and one count of failing to tag big game. In addition to the fines, he was assessed a $300 replacement cost for the second wild turkey that was unlawfully killed. Cumberland County Game…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 17, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement throughout the station. Violations encountered included fishing with extra lines, possession of an illegal-length walleye, failure to display valid registration, fishing with no angling license in possession, and allowing illegal operation of an ATV. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 10, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Teas and CPO Trainee (CPOT) Andrew Hyatt responded to a boat accident at Lake Carroll. An overloaded ski boat was pulling a subject on a tube, and the boat took a large wake over the bow. The occupants ran to the rear of the boat which caused the entire boat…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 10, 2020

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Safe Relocation for Wandering…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 10, 2020

NORTHEAST REGION Wautoma Team/May While patrolling for sturgeon spawning activity, warden Jonathan Kaiser, of Waupaca, contacted a group of individuals who were found to be on probation while fishing without licenses. After working with the Waupaca Police Department, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department, and Wisconsin Department of Probation and Parole, enforcement action was taken. Wardens Joshua Wiedenhoeft and Jonathan Kaiser worked…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 10, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. ATVs and other recreational vehicles were checked around Roseau and Marshall counties. Several overlimit cases were made despite anglers reporting slower walleye fishing.  CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) spent the past week checking anglers, conducting ATV patrols throughout the station, and fielding questions…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 3, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Byron Parks was off duty when he received a burning complaint on a day burning was prohibited. CO Parks responded to the complaint and upon arrival, he could see a large burn pile with a tree burning on top. CO Parks contacted the owner of the home and asked whether he checked to see if burn permits…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 3, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While on patrol one night in November 2019, state wildlife officer Maurice Irish, assigned to Delaware County, observed a large buck cross the road in front of his patrol vehicle into a harvested corn field. A young buck and several does were also visible near the road. While officer Irish conducted…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 3, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports fawns are being born everywhere in Allegheny County. If you see a fawn, please leave it alone. The mother likely is nearby and will come back and check on the fawn.  Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports State Game Land 203’s range is open. Remember to…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 3, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted with training at the CO Academy at Camp Ripley and checked anglers and boaters on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Violations encountered included possession of an illegal-length walleye, a juvenile operating a personal watercraft without training, and operating a PWC within one hour of sunset. CO Marc…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – June 26, 2020

Season Dates June 30: Application deadline – second lottery for firearms deer permits. Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 8: Muddy River WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Majestic Pines, Thomson. For more info call Tom Dersham, 563-219-2022. Aug. 15: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Rock, Coal Valley. For more info call Tom Van Houtte, 309-781-5178. Aug. 22: WTU Illinois North Deer Camp, 4…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 26, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Boone County, CPO Wagner conducted investigation into littering and improper disposal of dead animals and dead animal parts. Individual was cited under the dead animals control act for improper disposal and under litter control act for littering. In Fulton County, CPO Thompson, CPO Elliott and CPOT Williams conducted an investigation into wildlife code…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 26, 2020

Squirrels in a Sticky Situation (Dutchess County)  On May 14, ECO Kevin Wamsley received a call about a group of squirrels in distress in the hamlet of Verbank. The caller stated the squirrels appeared to have their tails tied together and could not move freely. ECO Wamsley responded to the location and discovered that the juvenile squirrel tails were stuck…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 26, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team/May Warden Timothy Ebert, of Minocqua, responded to a complaint concerning anglers illegally snagging fish on the Minocqua Chain of Lakes. Ebert observed an angler snag and release a muskie. After the fish was released, the angler continued to attempt to snag fish. As a result of the joint investigation with the Great Lakes Indian, Fish, and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 26, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. Anglers were cited for possessing illegal-length walleyes, angling without a license and possessing drug paraphernalia. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement. In addition, he patrolled area state parks and…