Cuffs & Collars

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 1, 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.) DEC personnel from across…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 1, 2020

Editor’s Note: The coronavirus outbreak and the state’s stay-at-home orders have interrupted some of the information provided by DNR, including regular CPO reports. Thus, we are reaching into the archives to piece together our regular Cuffs and Collars feature. Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri received a disposition involving a Geneseo man who received a…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 1, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team / March Wardens Phil Brown, of Iron River, Matt Koshollek, of Drummond, and Adam Stennett, of Brule, patrolled the Cable area in March for a large snowmobile race. The wardens made stops for registration, trail pass and modified exhaust violations. Warden Stennett issued a citation to a steelhead fisherman for fishing on the Brule River and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 1, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked turkey hunters as well as sturgeon and sucker anglers. Violations encountered during the past week included illegal possession of a spear at night near water and underage consumption of alcohol. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked the sturgeon opener on the Rainy River and small-game activity in his station. In addition,…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 24, 2020

DISTRICT 1 Conservation Officer (CO) John Kamps responded from his residence to a personal injury vehicle crash. It was reported that the individual rolled the vehicle and was unconscious in the vehicle. CO Kamps arrived on scene to find a single passenger unconscious seated at the wheel. CO Kamps was able to get the driver back to consciousness and provide…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 24, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  In February, state wildlife officer Chad Grote followed up on a complaint of geese dumped on private property in Marion County. The geese were dumped in a field just off the side of a road. Officer Grote spoke to a waterfowl hunter who lived across the road from the dumped geese….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 24, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports a trophy-class buck was killed in the Glassport area before the after-Christmas late season.  Allegheny County Game Warden Douglas Bergman reports charges are being filed against an Elizabeth Township woman for operating an ATV on Hunter Access property. This individual may also be held responsible for restitution…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 24, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling, small-game, and ATVing enforcement. He also patrolled local state parks and forests. In addition, he followed up on several complaints that now are ongoing investigations and assisted the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office with a party complaint in the Beltrami Island State Forest.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 17, 2020

Northwest Zone – Capt. Laura Petreikis IIn Lee County, CPO Palumbo issued a written warning to a Rockfalls bowhunter for the improper tagging of a buck he harvested at Green River State Wildlife Area. In Lee County, CPOT Williams and CPO Beltran conducted several inspections at Green River State Wildlife Area and discovered hunters unlawfully possessing lead shot, incorrect shot…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 17, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team/February Wardens from several northern counties assisted local law enforcement at the annual American Birkebeiner ski race from Cable to Hayward. Wardens assisted in downtown and trail security patrol and conducted the trail sweeps for the Birkebeiner race to ensure safety of participants. After receiving complaints of illegal deer feeding on railroad property, warden John Krull, of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 17, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and Hayes Lake. Anglers driving multiple hours to fish the area are reminded of the governor’s executive order to stay near their homes. Warnings were issued for no state park permit. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 10, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Brad Kiger was on patrol in Franklin County when he observed a subject walking through a field during white-tailed deer muzzleloader hunting season wearing a hunter orange hat but not the required hunter orange vest. The hunter walked into the woods and sat down by a tree. Officer…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 10, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Fulton County Game Warden Justin Klugh reports that two individuals have pleaded guilty to the illegal possession of an owl. Cumberland County Game Warden John Fetchkan reports that bear complaints were steady through winter, probably due to the warm weather. He said mange has been a problem in the northern part of the county. …

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 10, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked angling enforcement and patrolled local state forest and parks facilities. Violations encountered at Hayes Lake State Park included people entering the park without park permits and one angler using an extra line.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) responded to a call about a dead raptor on the side of…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 3, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Peecher cited a boater because his 10-year-old son was not wearing a life jacket, and seven written warnings issued for various other violations. In Carroll County, while conducting hunting enforcement, CPO Peecher issued a warning to a youth hunting in his stand during youth firearm deer season because he was…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 3, 2020

SOUTHEAST REGION Waukesha/Milwaukee Team/December Wardens who serve Walworth County hosted the annual “Hunt off Hunger” Battle of the Schools food drive and documented the amount of perishable goods donated by Delavan-Darien, Elkhorn, and Badger High Schools. Delavan-Darien High School was awarded the traveling trophy for donating more than 1,500 pounds of perishable items. In total all three high schools donated…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 3, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a fish overlimit complaint. Area wildlife management areas and state parks were patrolled. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked fishing activity on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a complaint about an overlimit of walleyes. Violations encountered included…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 27, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored snowmobiling activity west of Warroad following complaints about snowmobilers driving too fast, too loud, and not stopping for intersections. Area wildlife management areas were patrolled, and a complaint about dumped deer is being investigated. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 27, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Cody Smith was on patrol when a call came in for a snowmobile personal injury accident near Covington Township involving a high rate of speed, severe injuries, and trees. Smith expedited toward Covington as location and injury details were given by dispatch. Upon arrival to the area, Smith jumped on the back of a snowmobile and was…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 27, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the fall of 2019, state wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, contacted a group of three men all wearing hunter orange vests and walking along a fence line. Two men were carrying shotguns. The group was hunting rabbits and had harvested a couple. The third man said he…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 27, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Beaver County Game Warden Mike Yeck reports two hunters pleaded guilty to multiple citations that began as an investigation into a report of hunters using a baited area during deer season. The two were found in a tree stand that was placed near a corn feeder and mineral block. During the investigation, officers noticed…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 20, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis n Jo Daviess County, CPO Hoftender and CPO Klemme observed a hunter on an ATV with an uncased shotgun. They made contact with the hunter. He did not have a hunting license or habitat stamp and his deer permit was back at the house he was staying at. Upon further investigation, they found he…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 20, 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.) Wrapped up buck (Ulster…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 20, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Park Falls Team / January Wardens Aaron Koshatka, of Hayward, and Steve Pyfferoen, of Ladysmith, contacted two fishermen on Big Sissabagama Lake in Sawyer County. One didn’t have a fishing license. He did have 11 crappies and was continuing to fish to help the other individual catch his limit. Warden Aaron Koshatka was working snowmobile enforcement with R.J….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 20, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Anglers are reminded that dead smelt and herring need to be certified VHS disease-free.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a complaint about property left in the Beltrami Island State Forest. Violations encountered included…