Cuffs & Collars

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue:50

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked muzzleloader hunters and investigated a trespass complaint regarding an individual who shot a deer from the roadway. A search warrant was executed at a residence. CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) found anglers venturing out by ATV and snowmobile on Lake of the Woods. A wetlands violation and a trespass complaint were…

MI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 25

DISTRICT 1CO Jason Niemi and Sgt. Pete Wright conducted a taxidermy inspection of a business in Menominee County. The owner was unable to produce records, didn’t have the majority of his animals tagged, was in possession of an unsealed bobcat, and illegally possessed a spruce grouse. Enforcement action was taken on the violations.CO Marvin Gerlach and Sgt. Pete Wright contacted…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 49

District 1 – Baudette area CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) addressed an overlimit of fish incident resulting in enforcement action. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued an investigation regarding a black bear taken out of season and checked muzzleloader hunters in the area. He also responded to a call about an injured cow moose in which a hunter believed it…

PA: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 25

NORTHWEST REGIONErie County WCO Darin L. Clark investigated an illegally killed deer on a Sunday night. He tracked down two juveniles who the landowner saw trying to get the deer out of the field.Jefferson County WCO Roger A. Hartless said the recent archery season ended the same as it started, with individuals being discovered hunting deer through the use of…

OH: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 25

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1• State Wildlife Officer Brad Kiger was going through the deer harvest forms and noticed something that looked strange from one of his check stations in Franklin County and set it aside for a future date. Kiger later made contact with a subject who stated that he killed his first deer in Knox County and…

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue 24

Region IA Region 1 CPO received a complaint about someone placing bait on their property. The CPO took samples of the mineral and the pile of corn. The CPO posed as a hunter and finally caught the individual hunting over the baited area. The individual stated that he did not check to see if the bait was gone before hunting…

PA: WCO Field Reports Issue 24

NORTHWEST REGIONCrawford County WCO Mario L. Piccirilli said one group of eight hunters did quite well the first day of archery season harvesting five antlerless deer and a buck, however the buck was illegal, he said. “The hunter who shot the protected buck was subsequently reported by another concerned sportsman to Crawford County LMGS Jerry Bish. Upon speaking to this…

MI: Cuffs and Collars Issue 24

DISTRICT 1CO Jason Niemi discovered an unpaid campsite at the Cedar River Campground. While waiting for the camper to show up, he observed a slow-moving vehicle enter the campground that was operating in an odd manner. He contacted and arrested the driver for driving while intoxicated. The subject was in possession of drug paraphernalia and admitted to having been smoking…

Ohio Cuffs

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1• Knox County Wildlife Officer Mike Miller reports that on the second day of the duck season, while patrolling Knox Lake Wildlife Area, he observed a man and two juveniles hunting waterfowl after hours. Miller watched the man and the two juveniles shooting one half hour after shooting time and failing to retrieve waterfowl. He…

Minnesota Cuffs

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) prepared for and worked the opening weekend of firearms deer season in Roseau, Kittson, and Marshall counties. Enforcement action was taken for hunting deer over bait, shooting from the roadway, and leaving a blind on WMA overnight.CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked with CO Pilot Murray for the firearms deer season opener. One…

Wisconsin Cuffs

District 11 — Peshtigo areaWarden Dave Oginski Jr., of Wausaukee, worked littering, ATVers, and bear hunting in Pembine in September. He also investigated an illegal bear bait in Pembine. The site was covered with tires and had two stands and a trail camera. He removed the stands and camera and left his card.Warden Oginski and Michigan Conservation Officer Niemi worked…

Michigan Cuffs

DISTRICT 1CO Dennis Gast responded to a complaint of a bear cub being shot by a hunter. He arrived, seized the cub and ticketed the hunter.CO Dennis Gast stopped a vehicle carrying two subjects who were goose hunting with .22-caliber rifles, had no licenses, and a loaded gun in the vehicle. The subjects were arrested.CO Brett Gustafson responded to a…

Wisconsin Cuffs and Collars

District 1 – Ashland areaWarden Brad Biser, of Brule, investigated a an illegal bear bait that resulted in a citation being issued to the subject.Warden John Windt, of Hurley, assisted warden Mackenzie with a bear-guiding complaint resulting in citations being issued for guiding and baiting without a license.Warden Windt assisted DNR wildlife with the tagging of a female wolf that…

Minnesota Cuffs and Collars – Issue 44

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated a dead swan found on Roseau River WMA and an eagle that had been shot near Wannaska. Anyone with information on these two incidents is urged to call the TIP hotline at (800) 652-9093. CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) provided assistance to DNR Forestry on a wildfire investigation.CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) provided…

Michigan Cuffs

DISTRICT 1CO Marvin Gerlach responded to a complaint from a subject who claimed to have lured a wolf into a dog kennel. The CO’s follow-up investigation revealed it to be an ordinary dog, at which point it was released to the owner.CO Trey Luce responded to a complaint about a subject who had illegally shot a 9-point buck near the…

Pennsylvania Cuffs & Collars – Issue 22

NORTHWEST REGIONCrawford County WCO Mario L. Piccirilli reports that on the first day of archery season he picked up a road-killed, nine-point buck with a massive rack and body weight of 260 pounds in the Harmonsburg area that was hit at 12:30 a.m. by a pickup truck. “The buck would have made a great trophy for any archer with a…

Wisconsin Cuffs

District 10 — Wautoma areaWarden Mike Young, of Shiocton, contacted a boater exceeding the speed limit in a no-wake area and operating at night without lights. The operator was arrested for boating OWI.Warden Jeff Knorr, of Fremont, assisted Winnebago County with a two-boat collision on the Wolf River. It was a near head-on collision, but no major injuries occurred. One…

Pennsylvania Cuffs and Collars – Issue 21

NORTHWEST REGIONCrawford County WCO Mario L. Piccirilli reports that, while conducting a black bear presentation, he was surprised at the number of black bear sightings reported by the individuals in the audience. “The Pymatuning area is composed of major swamps and black bears are finding a home here,” he said.Crawford County WCO Mario L. Piccirilli reports that the Ducks Unlimited…

Ohio Cuffs

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1• During the Fourth of July weekend, Logan County Wildlife Officer Adam Smith and Champaign County Wildlife Officer Jeff Tipton were on patrol on Indian Lake in a boat. They were leaving the state campground when they noticed two men swimming outside of the buoys at the campground beach. They noticed that one of the…

Minnesota Cuffs

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) saw an encouraging start to the regular waterfowl season. Hunters on Thief Lake and Roseau River WMAs had good success with both ducks and geese. Enforcement action was for failing to attempt to retrieve migratory waterfowl.CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked the waterfowl opener with Lt. Znajda. Time was spent at…

Illionis Cuffs

Region I A District 1 CPO received a complaint from a  person who said his neighbor was shooting at geese. The CPO responded to the area and located a dead goose in the water. The goose was retrieved and seized as evidence. The CPO spoke with the suspects and the neighbor confessed to shooting “at the geese” to scare them away…

Minnesota Cuffs

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) testified in court regarding an angling case and attended a regional meeting at Itasca State Park. CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) followed up on wildlife complaints, checked small-game hunters, and checked waterfowl hunters. Numerous bear hunters were still trying to harvest a bear. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) attended a regional…

Pennsylvania Cuffs

NORTHWEST REGIONCrawford County WCO Mario L. Piccirilli reports seeing a doe last year in the area of Pymatuning Lake with her front left hoof totally missing. “While on patrol in early September, I was relating the story to Deputy WCO John Reuschlein as we were patrolling through the same area,” he said. “As if on cue, the same doe without…

Michigan Cuffs

DISTRICT 1CO Jason Wicklund assisted local Wisconsin wardens working the bear-dog training season along the border. Several groups were contacted, and one person was ticketed for running bears without a license.CO Brian Bacon is investigating a complaint of a pickup truck stuck in the Groveland Mine state land complex. The operator went around posted signs in berms and became stuck…

Illinois Cuffs & Collars – Issue 19

Region IA CPO cited a fisherman for possessing a short walleye on the Mississippi River.A District 7 CPO assisted Ontario conservation officer by serving summons to four Fulton County residents for possession of an over-limit of walleyes and making false statements to an officer. All four subjects are to appear in court in Ontario this fall.A sergeant and CPOs went…

Pennsylvania Cuffs & Collars – Issue 18

NORTHWEST REGIONErie County WCO Larry M. Smith said nearly 80 youngsters participated in the Erie County Youth Field Day hosted by the Gem City Outdoorsmen.Erie County WCO Darin L. Clark has been attempting to trap and tag bears to meet the biological survey needs. “So far, all I have to show for my efforts is one large raccoon,” he said.Forest…