Cuffs & Collars

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 25, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports the first week of the early WMU 2B archery season was an exciting one for a local hunter who was able to harvest his first black bear. The hunter was looking for deer when he got an opportunity to take a shot at the bear. This hunter…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 25, 2019

DISTRICT 1 Sgt. Brian Bacon, Cpl. Dave Painter, and CO Anna Viau assisted local law enforcement with responding to a call about a possible active shooter at a church in Dickinson County. When the COs arrived at the church, the subject had already been taken into custody without incident. The subject had been acting suspiciously but had no firearms or…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 25, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Marc Johnson worked waterfowl, fishing, and small-game enforcement, as well as the youth deer season. They also responded to a call about a lost waterfowl hunter. After several hours of navigating and searching through the night, Huener and Johnson located the hunter and brought him to safety.  CO Eric…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 18, 2019

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Teas received a disposition involving a subject who killed a buck during the archery season and failed to tag it. The subject then had another subject purchase a permit to tag the deer. The antlers were seized, and both subjects were charged. The subject who purchased the additional permit paid a…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 18, 2019

(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.) Drug arrest at Vernooy…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 18, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay Team Wardens Chris Kratcha, of Sturgeon Bay, and Alyssa Neff-Miller, of Manitowoc, investigated a suspicious 2018 gun deer season registration in September which resulted in the issuance of citations to two hunters and the seizure of antlers. Warden James Moore, of Kewaunee, responded to a call in September on the Ahnapee State Trail regarding a live…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 18, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Marc Johnson worked waterfowl hunters at Thief Lake and Lake of the Woods, small-game hunters, and ATV riders in the Beltrami State Forest. In addition, they spoke at a local trapper education class in Roseau and followed up on complaints of equipment left inside two WMAs.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 11, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While on patrol in Franklin County, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, and state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, were stopped by a hunter who stated that someone was camping and had a large fire along Big Darby Creek. The officers responded and found four…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 11, 2019

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Mifflin County Game Warden Amanda M. Isett warned several people for allowing their dogs to chase deer. Blair and Bedford counties Game Warden Brandon Pfister reports that a Blair County man has pleaded guilty to the unlawful feeding of bears, and was ordered to pay fines and costs. Blair and Bedford counties Game Warden…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 11, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Viau assisted the Iron County Sheriff’s Office and a Michigan State Police trooper with a mentally confused individual at Bewabic State Park. After helping the individual figure out where she was and where she was supposed to be, Viau and an Iron County deputy escorted the individual to her residence and ensured she was safely secured inside….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 11, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Marc Johnson checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River, and duck hunters on Thief Lake. Violations encountered during the past week included hunting ducks with an unplugged shotgun, transporting a loaded firearm, failure to retrieve ducks, and leaving a tree stand overnight on a WMA. …

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 4, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, CPO Francisko brought an extensive hunting investigative case involving an Iowa resident to a close. The man was buying Illinois resident permits and licenses when he should have been buying nonresident permits and licenses. The man was charged with multiple counts of fraudulently obtaining licenses, permits, or tags and multiple counts…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 4, 2019

(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.) Crime scene and forensic…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 4, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Park Falls Team Warden Dan Michels, of Park Falls, investigated a complaint in August of a logger transporting timber from a timber sale on state property without documenting the loads as required. Woodruff Team Warden Tim Price, of Eagle River, assisted Warden Brad Dahlquist, of Crandon, with the Law Enforcement National Night Out event where the wardens ran…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 4, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted local law enforcement on the Roseau River after a high-water event.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) reports the past week’s cold and wet weather brought an influx of waterfowl – multiple species of ducks and geese alike. The weather also led to a better view of the forest floor, making it…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 27, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 During the spring, state wildlife officer John Coffman contacted a man fishing for baitfish in Fayette County. The man did not have a fishing license and was issued a summons. The man was assigned an arraignment date. During the summer, officer Coffman found the same man fishing in the same place…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 27, 2019

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Allegheny County Game Warden Dan Puhala reports several individuals recently have been cited for shooting things other than paper targets at the State Game Land 203 rifle range. Shooting produce, bottles, cans or other objects is unlawful and subject to a $100 to $200 fine, plus court costs.   Allegheny County Game Warden Dan…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 27, 2019

DISTRICT 1 COs Cody Smith, Josh Boudreaux, Anna Viau, and Sgt. Brian Bacon attended a human/non-human bone identification class with local first responders and medical examiners at Northern Michigan University. The class taught the officers what to look for when bones are found to determine if they are human and if they have forensic value for an investigation. COs Josh…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 27, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted CO Eric Benjamin on a complaint of illegal activity by a fishing guide and commercial fish packer. Duck hunters were checked on the Thief Lake and Roseau River wildlife management areas. Duck-hunting violations for the week included failure to retrieve ducks, hunting with an unplugged shotgun, transporting a loaded firearm,…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 20, 2019

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, while conducting boat safety inspections at a ramp along the Mississippi River, CPO Teas and CPOT Spinka observed a subject having difficulty backing his trailer to the ramp. After getting his trailer in the water, the subject exited his vehicle and began talking to the CPOs. It was determined that the man…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 20, 2019

(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.) Caught two times in…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 20, 2019

SOUTHEAST REGION Racine/Kenosha/Walworth counties Wardens from across Wisconsin and other law enforcement agencies took part in the national C.O.P.S (Concerns of Police Survivors) Kids Camp located in Kenosha County in July. Wisconsin DNR conservation wardens helped families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty enjoy a week of trap shooting, rifle shooting, air gun shooting, boat…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 20, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, bear, deer, small-game, and waterfowl hunting enforcement. The early goose season wrapped up with many happy hunters walking away with possession limits over the course of the season. A report was taken and investigated concerning the illegal dumping of geese carcasses, many of which were not utilized. Hunters must…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 13, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO John Kamps assisted multiple police and fire agencies with the evacuation of a nine-story apartment complex on fire in the city of Marquette. As Kamps arrived on scene, large amounts of smoke were seen coming from the roof of the ninth floor of the building. Kamps made his way to the ninth floor and started assisting residents…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 13, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, was on patrol at Madison Lake State Park early one morning. Officer Teders observed a tent set up near the beach. Three individuals were near a fire pit and one was drinking a beer. Officer Teders approached the individuals to advise them…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 13, 2019

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf reports finding multiple violations at Michaux State Forest.   Franklin County Game Warden Trevor Shauf reports an osprey was able to free itself after a fishing line on its leg entangled with utility lines in Mont Alto.   Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich reports that violations…