Cuffs & Collars

MInnesota Cuffs & Collars – June 22nd, 2012

District 1 – Baudette area CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) checked anglers and boaters on Red Lake and Lake of the Woods. Numerous calls were received about the upcoming wolf season. CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and monitored AIS compliance. Complaints of illegal PWC operation on the Warroad River were investigated.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief…

Illinois Cuffs & Collars – June 15th, 2012

Region I A CPO stopped a vehicle traveling 15 mph over the speed limit within Rock Cut State Park. The female driver argued with the CPO because she didn’t see a speed limit sign. After the CPO pointed out to her a sign positioned a few car lengths behind, the driver didn’t believe that park roads were considered state highways….

Wisconsin Cuffs & Collars – June 15th, 2012

Editor’s note: This issue was printed before May field reports from DNR wardens were available. The following reports are leftover from April. May reports from the northern Wisconsin warden teams will appear in the next issue. District 2 — Cumberland area Warden Jesse Ashton, of Luck, organized a Learn to Hunt turkey event in Polk County. Eight new hunters participated,…

New York Cuffs & Collars – June 15th, 2012

Northern District highlights Unlawful disposal (Cortland County) In late March, ECO Tom Fernandes located a solid waste facility in the town of Cortlandville. The subject had over 1,000 waste tires as well as construction and demolition material brought in from off site. The man admitted that he took tires in for salvage and would remove the rims for scrap and leave…

MInnesota Cuffs & Collars – June 15th, 2012

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River, Lake of the Woods, and Hayes Lake. Enforcement action on an illegal length northern taken from Lake of the Woods CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) checked ATV riders in the Beltrami Island State Forest. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) handled calls concerning baby raccoons, deer,…

Ohio Cuffs and Collars – June 8th, 2012

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the spring fishing season, Madison County Wildlife Officer Matt Teders was working enforcement on the Deer Creek Wildlife Area in Pickaway County. After checking crappie anglers, he received a call from the Turn-In-A-Poacher (TIP) hotline. TIP received a report of overbagging of saugeye in the Deer Creek spillway in Pickaway County. Teders…

Michigan Cuffs & Collars – June 8th, 2012

DISTRICT 1 CO Marv Gerlach responded to a complaint about an eagle that was killed when struck by a car. The eagle was recovered by CO Gerlach and turned over to Wildlife Division staff. CO Brian Bacon contacted a subject who was fishing in Dickinson County. The angler had no personal flotation device (PFD) on board his vessel and had…

Pennsylvania Cuffs & Collars – June 8th, 2012

NORTHWEST REGION •Forest County WCO Daniel P. Schmidt cited an individual riding an ATV on SGL 24 in the beginning of May. •Forest County WCO Daniel P. Schmidt processed a 200-pound bear struck and killed by a motor vehicle in Venango County. •Mercer County WCO Lawrence R. Hergenroeder issued citations to individuals for operating motor vehicles on properties enrolled in…

MInnesota Cuffs & Collars – June 8th, 2012

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) checked anglers and boaters after sunset on Lake of the Woods. Enforcement action was taken for operating watercraft without lights and insufficient PFDs. Several complaints about nuisance bears were handled. An investigation of illegal ATV activity continued, and AIS compliance was monitored. CO Angie Warren (Thief River Falls) worked angling activity…

Illinois Cuffs & Collars – June 1st, 2012

Region I A District 6 CPO, along with a McHenry County CPO, concluded an investigation into hunting violations committed by a Boone County man during the last two days of the Illinois CWD firearms season. As a result of this investigation, the Boone County man was charged in Boone County with the following offenses: unlawful taking of a six-point buck…

Wisconsin Cuffs & Collars – June 1st, 2012

District 11 — Peshtigo area Warden Paul met with a landowner about hunters who had trespassed onto his land and killed two turkeys. Action was taken for trespassing and tagging violations against three hunters. Two weeks later, the same landowner had been patrolling his land and went too far when he used his vehicle to follow hunters and take photos…

New York Cuffs & Collars – June 1st, 2012

Northern District highlights Truck detail (Oneida County) On March 28, with the snow leaving and the break in the weather, under the supervision of Lt. Todd Richards, ECOs Jim Kerns, Russell Ritzel, Eric Roderick, Shana Hutton, and Fay Fuerch set up a stationary checkpoint and conducted a truck detail in the town of Ava at the Oneida–Herkimer County Landfill. The ECOs were…

MInnesota Cuffs & Collars – June 1st, 2012

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods, the Roseau River and Hayes Lake. Enforcement action was taken for angling with extra lines and filleting an illegal length fish on the lake. CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) worked with fellow officers on angling, boating safety and invasive species enforcement. ATV activity was busy…

Ohio Cuffs and Collars – May 25th, 2012

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During archery season, Fairfield County Wildlife Officer Tony Zerkle received a call from the Ohio TIP line. The operator advised that a caller reported hearing a gunshot at dusk the night before and that the shot seemed to have come from a nearby property. The next morning, the caller drove past the residence…

Michigan Cuffs & Collars – May 25th, 2012

DISTRICT 1 CO David Miller and Sgt. Steven Burton hiked more than 2 miles into Mirror Lake on Friday night before the traditional opening day of trout season. The COs watched four campers in a boat for a while and saw that they weren’t fishing. Upon contact, the four anglers from Wisconsin stated they were waiting for the trout opener…

Pennsylvania Cuffs & Collars – May 25th, 2012

NORTHWEST REGION •Butler County WCO Randy W. Pilarcik received information that a lady in Evans City had a black bear cub in her possession. “I went to the residence and found that the lady did indeed have a bear cub that she was keeping in her travel trailer,” he said. “She reported that while staying at her camp in Lycoming…

MInnesota Cuffs & Collars – May 25th, 2012

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods, the Roseau River, and Lake Bronson. Enforcement action was taken for possession of illegal-length walleyes and for angling without a license. A number of vehicle operators were found transporting watercraft without first removing the drain plug.  CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) worked with a neighboring…

Illinois Cuffs & Collars – May 18th, 2012

Region I A CPO cited an individual for illegally snagging fish at Starved Rock State Park. The individual was cited for snagging in 2010 at the same location. The individual was wanted on a warrant for the park violations and illegally snagging fish in 2010. The individual pleaded guilty, paid his citation, and posted $200 for bond. At court, the…

Wisconsin Cuffs & Collars – May 18th, 2012

District 1 — Ashland area Warden Lance Burns, of Gordon, responded to calls about subjects keeping trout during the inland release season. The subjects were fishing with crawlers and barbed hooks and had no trout stamps. One subject had no license. Citations and warnings were issued. Warden Burns responded to a Washburn County request for assistance with a subject armed…

New York Cuffs & Collars – May 18th, 2012

Northern District Sewage discharge (Franklin County) March 8 marked the successful conclusion of a three-year criminal investigation conducted by DEC’s Division of Law Enforcement’s Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigation (BECI). In Malone Town Court, Titus Mountain, Inc., pleaded guilty to intentionally discharging sewage into a tributary of the Little Salmon River in 2008 and was fined $10,000. Titus Mountain, Inc….

MInnesota Cuffs & Collars – May 17th, 2012

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted local law enforcement with two separate incidents involving domestic animals being shot and killed. Investigations are ongoing. CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) worked a special invasive species project with a neighboring officer. Anglers appeared to be aware of and supportive of the increased enforcement effort. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls)…

Ohio Cuffs and Collars – May 11th, 2012

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • Marion County Wildlife Officer Chad Grote was watching several groups fishing at the O’Shaughnessy Reservoir Dam. While checking the first fisherman, one of the other groups packed up their equipment and headed toward their vehicle. Officer Grote was able to contact them before they made it to their vehicle and asked to see…

Michigan Cuffs & Collars – May 11th, 2012

DISTRICT 1 CO Brian Bacon contacted a subject riding his ORV against the flow of traffic on a county road. The operator had not purchased an ORV license and was carrying a concealed pistol without a permit. Enforcement action was taken. COs Brian Bacon and Jason Wicklund contacted two subjects who were fishing on a local lake. Neither had a…

Pennsylvania Cuffs & Collars – May 11th, 2012

NORTHWEST REGION •Crawford County WCO Jacob J. Olexsak said, through cooperation with a local wildlife rehabilitator, two bald eagles were released in the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area. “The area was chosen for the release because of the abundant eagle habitat available,” he said. “Both birds required months of rehabilitation for their return to the wild to be a success.” •Erie…

MInnesota Cuffs & Collars – May 11th, 2012

District 1 – Baudette area CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) investigated a timber wolf depredation complaint. A couple of wildfires were addressed, with enforcement action taken. A garbage-dumping complaint is under investigation. CO Keith Backer (Blackduck) worked aquatic invasive species enforcement and assisted DNR Forestry with fire complaints. CO Robert Gorecki (Baudette) monitored fishing and ATV activity throughout the week. CO…

Illinois Cuffs & Collars – May 4th, 2012

Region I A CPO conducted several deer permit investigations. Two individuals were issued citations for failure to tag deer immediately upon kill in Knox and Fulton counties. The father of one subject was issued a written warning for being an accessory to the violation. A District 1 CPO concluded an investigation of a Lee County archery hunter who had purchased…