Cuffs & Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 23, 2021

Northwest Zone – Capt. 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 Cuffs & Collars – July 23, 2021

Revoked Hunter Gets Jail Time (Saratoga County) A revoked hunter recently received jail time for illegally taking a deer in Saratoga County. In January 2021, ECO Shaw received an anonymous tip regarding large deer antlers brought into a local taxidermist in November 2020 by a revoked hunter using another hunter’s tag. ECO Shaw interviewed the licensed hunter who revealed that…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 23, 2021

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team/May Warden J.J. Redemann received a call of bow fishermen shooting suckers below the Eau Galle dam and tossing the fish up on the rocks. The next day, Redemann was able to track down the individuals who were very cooperative. They were warned, educated, and told to go back to the riverbank and clean up…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 23, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) donated seized walleyes to a local nonprofit fish fry. A fire near Strathcona was investigated, and assistance was given to U.S. marshals in searching for a fugitive near Thief River Falls.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) investigated wetland violations, worked AIS enforcement for Upper Red Lake, checked anglers on Upper Red, Lake…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 16, 2021

DISTRICT 1 COs Ethen Mapes and Zach Painter were investigating a poaching complaint in Bergland when a vehicle entered the parking lot of the boat launch at a high rate of speed. The driver sped through the parking lot, coming to a screeching stop just before the gate to the fishing pier. The driver honked the horn for approximately 30…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 16, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  In June, state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, received a call about a possible injured peregrine falcon in downtown Columbus. Falcons have nested in the area for several years, and this year’s young birds recently fledged. This pair is popular and well-known by the Columbus downtown community. Three…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 16, 2021

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Blair and Bedford counties Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports that a Bedford County man was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle on state game lands.   Mifflin County Game Warden Amanda M. Isett reports an individual she charged with 72 game law violations this fall was extradited back to Pennsylvania from Kentucky. York County…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 16, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent time on ATV enforcement as well checking anglers on Upper Red Lake, the Rainy River, Lake of the Woods, and at the Northwest Angle. Violations encountered included possession of illegal-length walleyes, youth under the age of 10 not wearing life jackets when required, possession of a small amount of marijuana,…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 9, 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 – July 9, 2021

Deer Jacking (Jefferson County) On June 2, three individuals pleaded guilty and paid fines for charges related to the illegal taking of deer in Jefferson County in 2020. Last year on Dec. 5, ECO Jackson received a call from a resident who saw a spotlight shining in the field across from his home and heard a gunshot and a vehicle…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 9, 2021

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team/May While out on Lake Superior patrol, wardens Lynna Martin and Amie Egstad, both of Bayfield, observed a vessel that appeared to be within the Gull Island Refuge near Michigan Island in the Apostle Islands. Upon contact, the vessel occupants were found to have caught and released 17 fish while spending a large majority of their time…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 9, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated two possible wolf depredations and checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Huener, along with CO Aaron Larson, also worked a joint operations detail that included the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the Fourth of July in support of Operation Dry Water,…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 2, 2021

DISTRICT 1 Conservation Officer Ethen Mapes responded to a medical call involving an elderly female whose oxygen machine had quit working. Upon arrival, the subject was having difficulty breathing. The subject pointed CO Mapes to a closet with an oxygen tank inside. CO Mapes retrieved the oxygen tank and was able to get the subject’s breathing back to normal. CO…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 2, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the 2020 white-tailed deer archery hunting season, state wildlife officer Maurice Irish, assigned to Delaware County, received a TIP call through the 1-800-POACHER (1-800-762-2437) line regarding a man who reportedly hunted deer without a valid hunting license or deer permit. It was provided that the man had killed a deer,…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 2, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny, Beaver, and Washington counties Land Management Group Supervisor Dan Puhala reports habitat crews constructed a new bridge on State Game Land 232 in Washington County. This bridge will allow access for future habitat projects (such as prescribed fire operations) and collaborative efforts with oil and gas company infrastructure access. Indiana County Game Warden…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 2, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and followed up on an ATV-related complaint in the Palmville WMA. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) participated in training in Hibbing and took part in a multi-agency training exercise in Baudette. Sura also worked ATV enforcement in the Waskish area and checked anglers on Lake of…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 25, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In DeKalb County, 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 2 sons. 1 individual was 17 years old and hunting with a bow. No other individuals were hunting. The individual did not have a valid…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 25, 2021

Fish Bag Snagged (Nassau County)  On April 24, ECO DeRose received a call from a complainant reporting nearby anglers who had caught a small striped bass but did not return it to the water. ECO DeRose reached out to ECO Perkins to assist and both officers quickly responded. While ECO Perkins interviewed the fishermen, ECO DeRose and K9 Cramer searched…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 25, 2021

NORTHERN REGION  Spooner Team/May Wardens Dustin Gabrielson, of Webster, and Madeleine Johansen were on ATV/UTV patrol in the Danbury and Webb Lake areas during Memorial Day weekend when they took enforcement action for numerous violations of speeding, illegal operation on a highway, riding off trail, underage operation, juveniles under 18 not wearing helmets, and operating while intoxicated. Warden Gabrielson saw…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 25, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored ATV activity west of Warroad where multiple complaints have been received regarding ATVers operating in a careless manner. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily fishing and AIS enforcement. Larson also spent time working around Upper Red Lake and Lake Vermilion.  CO Corey…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 18, 2021

DISTRICT 1 CO Jenni Hanson responded to assist with a search and rescue in the Porcupine Mountains State Park. An elderly female failed to check out of her hotel room, and her vehicle was located at the state park. Officers involved contacted the family who advised they had not heard from her in two days. CO Hanson, along with a…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 18, 2021

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  In April, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, received a call from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. A concerned citizen reported an injured bald eagle on the property that appeared to have trouble flying. Officer Grote and state wildlife officer Maurice Irish, assigned to Delaware County, responded and…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 18, 2021

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports checking a lot of hunters with a second turkey harvest tag. A reminder to hunters with the second turkey harvest tag is that reporting is mandatory even if you didn’t harvest a turkey.  Allegheny County Game Warden Zeb Campbell reports a turkey hunter used a vehicle to…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 18, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, and AIS enforcement. Time was spent checking anglers on Lake of the Woods and Upper Red Lake. Larson also addressed several beaver-related complaints and a complaint about a bear in Zippel Bay State Park. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) reports working AIS enforcement on Upper Red Lake. He noted…

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 Cuffs & Collars – 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…