Cuffs & Collars

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 6, 2020

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team / December Wardens Pete Wetzel, of Amery, Pete Carlson, of Frederic, and Nick Engelhardt investigated a group of hunters who were reported to have shot deer from vehicles, failed to register deer, and trespassed. The investigation found the suspects had shot deer from their vehicles while on the road, failed to register six deer, littered and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 6, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored snowmobiling and angling activities in the Roseau and Warroad areas and on Lake of the Woods. A group on Lake of the Woods was found to be in possession of an illegal-length walleye as well as being over their limit of walleyes and sauger, which they had filleted in an…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Feb. 28, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, recently participated in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, the 120th consecutive year for the survey. The area where officer Teders participated in the count focused on the Little and Big Darby creek corridors. Officer Teders used his local knowledge to help the…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 28, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties Land Management Group Supervisor Dan Puhala reports many state game lands shooting-range violations were encountered just after the holiday seasons. These included using the range without a hunting or furtaker license or range permit, shooting plastic jugs, shooting boxes, shooting clay birds, using shotguns with fine shot, shooting at…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 28, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Shannon Kritz and Sgt. Brian Bacon were on snowmobile patrol when they observed a single snowmobile track leading into a remote lake in Dickinson County. The COs contacted two anglers and noticed several largemouth bass laying on the ice near their ice fishing holes. Initially, the anglers denied catching the bass and blamed it on a separate…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 28, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked a detail on Lake of the Woods with other officers from around the state and assisted at the Greenbush snowmobile safety class. During the detail, a large group of 13 anglers was found to be in possession of an overlimit of walleyes and sauger. Other violations encountered included angling with…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 21, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, A Pearl City man was interviewed by CPO Beltran during an investigation about coyote hunting. A loaded gun was discovered in the man’s vehicle. Citations were issued. In LaSalle County, CPOT Swindle and CPOT Wagner were checking fisherman at Starved Rock boat ramp. During the checks an individual was found to…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 21, 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.) Deer taken over bait…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 21, 2020

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay Team/January Warden Chris Kratcha, of Sturgeon Bay, led a National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) “train the trainers” course for area school teachers and conservation wardens at Southern Door School. Wardens Alyssa Neff-Miller, of Manitowoc, and James Moore, of Kewaunee, contacted an individual who was jigging for panfish on a local lake in Manitowoc County….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 21, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling and snowmobiling activity on Lake of the Woods and assisted with a snowmobile safety course in Warroad. Violations encountered included taking fish without an angling license, no permanent shelter license, unmarked permanent shelter, and no angling license in possession. CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working snowmobiling and angling activity…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 14, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 State wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, was on patrol and observed a subject taking several game fish with a cast net below the spillway at Indian Lake. Officer Smith contacted the individual and issued him a summons for the violation. The fish were all returned to the river…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 14, 2020

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Centre County Game Warden Dan Murray reports that charges are pending for various game-law violations, including violation of Game Commission shooting-range regulations, and unlawful taking of big game. Lycoming County Game Warden Jonathan M. Wyant reports seeing a few grouse around in heavy cover. McKean County Game Warden Jeffrey Orwig reports that charges were…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 14, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Shannon Kritz received a Report All Poaching (RAP) complaint from a subject who found a deceased deer on his property. Kritz arrived at the complaint location and found that the blood trail from the deceased deer led back to a neighboring property. While patrolling the area, Kritz and the complainant located a new, fresh blood trail that…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 14, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked area snowmobiling and angling activity. Multiple contacts were made with snowmobilers in the Roseau and Salol areas for speeding and failing to stop at intersections.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling enforcement on Lake of the Woods. Larson worked with several other officers across the lake, finding violations including no…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 7, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Beltran conducted an investigation of deer hunters in Byron. It was discovered a man from Rockford was hunting without permission and had been doing so for many years. CPO Beltran discovered several unlawfully taken deer and seized meat and antlers. Citations were issued. In Mercer County, CPO Posateri issued a…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 7, 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.) Illegal dumping complaints (Franklin…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 7, 2020

Banquets/Fundraisers  Feb. 7: Waukesha County Conservation Alliance Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Western Lakes Golf Club, Pewaukee. For more info call Randy Farchmin, 262-251-0529. Feb. 8: Watertown Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Turner Hall, Watertown. For more info call Don Bartz, 920-261-1319. Feb. 8: Black Creek/Seymour WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Romy’s Nitingale, Black Creek. For more info call Gary Vanden Heuvel, 920-205-2758….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 7, 2020

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower Chippewa Team/December Wardens Charles Ackerman, of Clark County, and Jake Holsclaw, of Eau Claire, investigated a report of a house being hit by a bullet. It was found that an individual shot at a deer, the bullet traveled across Hwy. 73 in Clark County and struck a house. No one in the house was injured and a…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 7, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked angling activity on Lake of the Woods. Multiple overlimits were uncovered. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) assisted with the bobcat and otter fur registration and worked a snowmobile/angling detail on Lake of the Woods along with other officers from throughout the state. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling enforcement on Lake…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 31, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  On the opening day of 2019 white-tailed deer gun season, state wildlife officer Chad Grote received a complaint from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office about individuals using vehicles to hunt deer. The sheriff’s office sent deputy D.J. Barron to the call. Officer Grote and state wildlife officer Nathan West also responded….

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 31, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Beaver County Game Warden Matt Kramer reports that with the mild after-Christmas temperatures, beaver trappers have found open water in areas where nuisance complaints had been received. Fayette County Game Warden Charles T. Schuster reports two individuals were given warnings for safety-zone violations. Fayette County Game Warden Charles T. Schuster reports an individual was…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 31, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Ariel Young was out patrolling the lakes within her county when she stopped and checked some ice anglers on Hamilton Lake. Upon pulling into the parking lot, it was noted that there was a large group of people talking and then quickly dispersing and heading back to their shanties. Young made contact with the individuals and found…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 31, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked angling activity on Lake of the Woods. The area adjacent to the Canadian border was patrolled with agents from the U.S. Border Patrol.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a complaint regarding a deer taken during the archery season. Violations…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 24, 2020

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Palumbo investigated the report of an over-limit of Canada geese, and the report was unfounded. In Ogle County,  while conducting hunting enforcement on state sites, CPO Beltran checked several deer hunters. Several infractions were found, and enforcement action was taken. In Ogle County, CPO Beltran conducted a boat patrol on the…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 24, 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.) Guilty plea in ivory…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 24, 2020

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay Team/December Warden Chris Kratcha, of Sturgeon Bay, assisted with a December investigation of a Door County resident suspected to have illegally harvested and fed deer in a non-baiting and feeding county.  Enforcement action was taken. Warden supervisor George Protogere, of Green Bay, received a complaint in Brown County of a gun-deer hunter during the muzzleloader season…