Cuffs & Collars

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 23

Region IA District 1 CPO arrested two Savanna men for wanton waste on opening day of the north zone waterfowl opener. The two subjects were observed hunting waterfowl over a period of a few hours on a wetland near Savanna. Both subjects were observed shooting wood ducks and then not making an attempt to retrieve them. The wood ducks drifted…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 45

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) reports an arson fire was investigated, as was a timber trespass complaint. Enforcement action for the week was taken for untagged deer, shooting from the roadway, and leaving permanent stands on a WMA.CO Angie Warren (Thief River Falls) investigated illegal burning activity. With high winds and dry conditions, people are advised to…

MI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 23

DISTRICT 1CO Mark Leadman responded to a fire that occurred in western Marquette County that started from a campfire that was left unattended. When the two subjects returned to their camping site, they found that all of their camping gear and clothing had been burned up. Additionally, the fire passed underneath their vehicles, but the vehicles didn’t catch on fire….

OH: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 23

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1• While working sport fishing enforcement on the Mad River in central Champaign County, Wildlife Officer Jeff Tipton got a call about someone camping along the bank of the Mad River in an area where they shouldn’t have been. Tipton walked downstream to the area and found a man and young boy camping on a…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 44

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) spent time working on illegal deer-stand complaints. A special boating enforcement project was worked during the weekend on the Rainy River with a neighboring officer.CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) and CO Milbridge checked waterfowl hunters in the Northwest Angle area. Patrols resulted in enforcement action being taken for an overlimit of waterfowl and…

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 22

Editor’s note: This issue carries the field reports from the southern Wisconsin game warden teams for September. The September reports for the northern teams appeared in the last issue, with the exception of Eau Claire and Black River Falls, which appear here.District 6 – Eau Claire areaWarden Adam Hanna, of Neillsville, got a call of a man participating in the…

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 22

Region IA CPO checked a fisherman at the Hennepin Canal. A cast net was lying on the ground and the fisherman was sitting on a bucket with a lid. An inspection revealed six baby bluegills in the bucket, but there was no evidence showing the 2-inch bluegills were caught by hook and line. The fisherman said he caught the bluegills…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 43

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) reports a trespass complaint was investigated near Greenbush. Bear hunting stands were removed from an area WMA. Enforcement action was taken on an individual hunting ducks in a state game refuge.CO Angie Warren (Thief River Falls) worked areas for illegal shinning activity.CO Keith Backer (Blackduck) reports a complaint of double tripping on…

MI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 22

DISTRICT 1CO David Miller watched a husband and wife road-hunting team stick a shotgun out of the window of their vehicle at his grouse decoy. He stopped them before they shot, and issued the wife a ticket for possessing a loaded gun in a motor vehicle.Sgt. Steven Burton conducted an early morning check of goose hunters at the Arnheim goose…

PA: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 22

NORTHWEST REGIONButler County WCO Randy W. Pilarcik is investigating the dumping of 13 bags of garbage and pieces of furniture on a portion of Moraine State Park. Charges will be filed.Forest County WCO Frank E. Leichtenberger reports an injured eagle caught in Mayburg last May has been successfully rehabilitated and released. “I thank Allison Dziatlik of the Whig Hill Store…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 42

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked waterfowl hunters on Thief Lake and the Roseau River WMAs. Enforcement action was taken for wanton waste, taking nongame birds, and late shooting.CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) responded to a call about a shot after shooting hours near Thief River Falls. Upon arrival, CO Woinarowicz located an individual who was…

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 21

District 1 – Ashland areaWarden Matt Mackenzie and supervisor Dave Oginski, both of Ashland, contacted subjects in possession of marijuana while one of the two waited for the second to return from placing bait at a bowhunting location. One subject was cited for archery hunting without wearing a backtag, and the second was arrested by a Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department…

NY: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 21

Northern District HighlightsInvasive species detail(Madison County)On July 15, an invasive species/emerald ash borer firewood detail was conducted in Madison County. The Region 7 detail was part of statewide checkpoints to determine possible firewood movement in an attempt to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer in New York. The detail consisted of a checkpoint located on State Route 31…

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 21

Region IA District 6 CPO responded to a complaint call in Winnebago County of a man who had poached a red fox during the closed season using a shotgun. The investigation validated this complaint. The CPO learned from the suspect that he had shot the red fox because it was eating stray cats in the area that he was feeding…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 41

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked waterfowl hunters on Thief Lake, Nereson WMA, Roseau River WMA, and in surrounding fields. A large wildfire that burned more than 30,000 acres was investigated, and charges are pending.CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) assisted some disabled hunters with obtaining permits, and a project was completed on a local enforcement facility.CO Jeremy Woinarowicz…

MI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 21

DISTRICT 1CO David Miller had a busy bear opener and wrote tickets for illegal treestands, failing to wear hunter orange, and illegal ORVs.CO Trey Luce ticketed a bear hunter who had failed to wear any hunter orange. Officer Luce also accompanied the subject back to camp to verify and have him retrieve his license.CO Ryan Aho investigated an illegal deer…

OH: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 21

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1• A District 1 wildlife investigator received a tip from a concerned sportsman about a possible baited dove hunting location. The caller described observing a location where it appeared hunters sat in a fence row and dove hunted over bird seed. District 1 investigators met with the sportsman and inspected the area. During the inspection,…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 40

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked waterfowl anglers at Thief Lake, Roseau River WMA pools, and East Park WMA. An illegal ATV activity complaint was investigated, and assistance was given in locating a missing hunter in Beltrami Island State Forest.CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) assisted local law enforcement in the search for a lost grouse hunter who had…

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 20

District 10 – Wautoma areaWarden Bryan Lockman, of New London, arrested two boat operators on the Wolf River for OWI boating.Warden Lockman cited a shore fisherman for having a short smallmouth bass and for overbagging on panfish in Manawa.Warden Judi Nigbor, of Montello, assisted the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department with an ATV injury accident near White Lake. The operator was…

NY: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 20

Southern District HighlightsBasement spill leads to panic(Orange County)On June 22, ECO Michael Bello received an after-hours call from dispatch requesting he respond to assist the Town of Deer Park police with a mess of a spill into neighboring yards and the Neversink River. Earlier in the day, a Port Jervis resident noticed a failure of his home heating system, resulting…

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 20

Region IA District 1 CPO investigated a complaint of an individual keeping wild turkeys in an enclosed pen in his back yard. Upon arrival the officer could plainly see an enclosed pen housing six wild turkeys in the back yard. The owner of the property stated he caught them in his back yard and was planning on either eating them…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 39

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked early goose hunters during the week and attended a trapping safety class in Roseau. Waterfowl hunters were checked on Thief Lake and on small potholes around Roseau and Kittson counties. Enforcement action for the week was taken regarding a large fire burning prohibited materials, and for hunting migratory birds with an…

MI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 20

DISTRICT 1CO Trey Luce assisted local deputies with a report of a deceased person found in the woods near Michigamme. Apparently the subject accidentally had cut himself in the neck and chest while operating a chain saw.CO Ryan Aho was first on the scene of a head-on car/motorcycle accident. The driver of the vehicle crossed the center line and collided…

OH: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 20

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1• Pickaway County Wildlife Officer Ken Bebout assisted Lake Erie law enforcement investigators Richard Barna and Gary Manley in the western and central basins of Lake Erie. Activities were centered on open-water sportfishing enforcement, which included fishing license, bag limit compliance and method restrictions. In some situations, Bebout boarded sport-fishing vessels to accurately count the…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 38

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked goose hunters early in the week. Archery deer, goose, and grouse hunters were checked throughout the weekend.CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) gave a presentation to a University of Minnesota-Crookston law enforcement class on conservation officer duties and career opportunities. CO Woinarowicz worked the small-game opener with Lt. Znajda, seeing poor…

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 19

District 1 – Ashland areaWarden Amie Egstad, of Bayfield, was on Lake Superior and Chequamegon Bay and issued citations to three people, including two guides. One man was fishing without a license from a boat in Chequamegon Bay, and one licensed guide was cited for fishing in the Gull Island refuge. The third subject was a charter guide trolling with…