Cuffs & Collars

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 9, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 State wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, patrols a portion of the Mad River, which is a popular trout fishing stream in Ohio. Officer Tipton meets people from all over the state, and some from out of state, who come to fish for trout. Officer Tipton also enjoys fishing…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 9, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports an individual was arrested for unlawfully shooting a red-tailed hawk. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports he is investigating dumping cases on state game lands and on Hunter Access property. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that charges are being filed against two individuals from…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 9, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling, small-game, big-game, and waterfowling activity. A call about an injured bald eagle also was received. After a brief pursuit, the eagle was safely captured and delivered to a raptor rehab center.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued to monitor waterfowling activity and investigated deer-baiting complaints. Area hunters are…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 2, 2020

The following reports were filed by CPOs based on cases in April and May Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, An Oregon man called and reported he had mis read that dates for the turkey season and accidently killed a bird during the closed season. CPO Beltran made contact with the man, safely during the pandemic, and…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 2, 2020

Too Many Bucks (Jefferson/ Onondaga counties)  On Sept. 8, ECO Noyes concluded a five-month investigation stemming from violations committed during the 2019 deer hunting season. ECO Noyes learned in April that an individual had shot two bucks on the same morning in the town of Ellisburg, and illegally used his friend’s tag on the second buck. After locating and interviewing…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 2, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Park Falls Team/July  Warden Aaron Koshatka, of Hayward, responded to a two-boat crash on Lac Courte Oreilles Lake. Koshatka learned that the operator of the ski boat was watching the skier in the rear view mirror while making a wide turn. The ski boat had a total of six passengers on board. During the turn the ski boat…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 2, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers and boaters along the Roseau Rive while also working hunting activity throughout the station and investigating illegal hunting stands on the Palmville Wildlife Management Area. Duck hunters were checked in pools 1, 2, and 3 of the Roseau River WMA during the opening weekend.   CO Marc Johnson (Warroad)…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 25, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  With the changing of the seasons and white-tailed deer moving more, state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, received a call about a young deer stuck in a wrought iron fence. The deer was startled and ran into the fence, where it got stuck between the bars. The Delaware…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 25, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Lycoming County Game Warden Harold Cole reports catching more than just doves while dove-banding. Cole said banders caught the expected songbirds, as well as juvenile rabbits and a chipmunk drawn to the bait. Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that two individuals were cited for riding motorcycles on a closed road on State…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 25, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) reports checking sandhill crane, grouse, and goose hunters during the weekend. A firearms qualification in Perham was attended, and a presidential security detail was worked in Bemidji.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily small-game and big-game enforcement. Hunters found some success hunting grouse, but it remains difficult with many leaves still…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 18, 2020

The following cases were taken from CPO activity reports filed for the month of May 2020 Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender issued a citation to an Indiana man who was mushroom hunting at Rall Woods in a closed area. Orange snow fence was removed and the subject parked his vehicle in front of the…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 18, 2020

The year 2020 marks 50 years for DEC. “From Montauk Point and Brooklyn to Buffalo, the ECOs patrolling our state are the first line of defense in protecting New York’s environment and our natural resources, ensuring that they exist for future generations of New Yorkers,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said. Jogger Treed by Black Bear With Cubs (Herkimer County) On…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 18, 2020

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team/July Wardens Kyle Kosin, of Pierce County, Jamie McDermid, of Dunn County, and Chad Ziegler interviewed a person currently revoked of all DNR privileges after receiving complaints the person was baiting bears illegally. The person admitted to placing and maintaining multiple bear baits. The wardens issued a warning and educated the person, explaining the revocation…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 18, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Vang checked goose hunters near Warroad and on Lake of the Woods. Area anglers also were checked and a calf depredation was investigated.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked early goose hunting and the youth waterfowl hunt. Calls were fielded throughout the station, and assistance was given to other…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 11, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the fall of 2019, state wildlife officer Tyler Eldred, assigned to Morrow County, received a complaint regarding two partially processed deer discarded along a county road. Officer Eldred responded and observed two deer that were shot with a rifle. While looking over the two animals, evidence was discovered that suggested…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 11, 2020

SOUTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Snyder County Game Warden Harold J. Malehorn reports he cited two individuals for possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia on game lands. Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L. Wenrich reports that evidence is being processed to aide in the investigation of unlawful dumping on State Game Lands 230.   Cumberland County Game Warden Timothy L….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 11, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued field training with COC Vang and reports a busy weekend checking bear hunters, goose hunters, anglers, and elk hunters. Bear-hunting success seemed good and a large elk was checked in Kittson County. Multiple commercial inspections were done on local bear guides. Violations for the week included failure to register bear…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 4, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Hoftender received a complaint about dead grackles in Dakota. CPO Hoftender investigated the complaint and a Dakota man was issued a citation for unlawful possession of grackles. The subject was shooting grackles with a .22, because they were defecating in his driveway. In Fulton County, CPO Thompson conducted an investigation…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 4, 2020

2020 marks the 50-year anniversary for DEC and 140 years for New York’s Conservation Police Officers. In 1880, the first eight Game Protectors proudly began serving to protect the natural resources and people of New York State. “From Montauk Point and Brooklyn to Buffalo, the ECOs patrolling our state are the first line of defense in protecting New York’s environment and our natural…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 4, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team / July Wardens Pete Carlson, of Frederic, and Jesse Ashton, of Luck, along with Polk County recreation deputy Smith, saw two individuals closely operating their personal watercraft above no-wake in circles around two people floating in the water on a Polk County lake. Both personal watercraft operators were also operating very close to each other. Enforcement…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 4, 2020

District 1 — Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued field training with COC Vang. They report working boating and sportfishing on Lake of the Woods, as well as checking bear bait stations. A complaint was received and followed up on regarding an ATV being operated in the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling/boating…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 28, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Doug Hermanson received sentencing information on a subject who was found to have shot an over-limit of bucks during the 2019 firearm deer season. The subject was ordered to pay a reimbursement of $2,000 and his hunting privileges were revoked for the remainder of 2020 and the following three seasons. COs Jeffrey Dell and Shannon Kritz patrolled…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 28, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, received a call from a resident stating she observed a young raccoon in her yard with its head stuck in a can. The caller advised the raccoon ended up in a culvert under her driveway, and Fairfield County sheriff’s deputies were called…