Cuffs & Collars

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. The lake is seeing a lot of traffic from anglers in wheelhouses who would normally be fishing other places around the state. Violations for the week included angling with extra lines, possession of marijuana, angling without a license, riding a snowmobile on a bike…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 17, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 State wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, received a call through the 1-800-POACHER (1-800-762-2437) line stating that a subject in Columbus had a dead deer in his yard. The caller went on to say that deer parts were scattered in the yard and along the curb. Officer Kiger stopped…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 17, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Josh Boudreaux followed up on a trespass complaint in Marquette Township. Suspects were reportedly hunting on the complainant’s property and drove their ORV around multiple “No Trespassing” signs to retrieve their deer. Boudreaux followed the drag marks over a mile to the kill site which was well onto private property. During the interview, suspects stated they didn’t…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 17, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included no snowmobile trail pass and possessing an overlimit of walleyes and sauger.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a call regarding an incidentally trapped pine marten. In addition, Johnson attended…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 10, 2020

Editor’s note: Due to the holidays, DNR has not updated its CPO activity reports since Nov. 15. These reports are taken from past DNR activity reports. Northwest Zone  – Capt. Laura Petreikis While conducting compliance checks on ice fishermen on Pool 13 of the Mississippi River, CPO Palumbo discovered a Freeport fisherman fishing without his fishing license in possession. The…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 10, 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.) Bass poachers plead guilty…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 10, 2020

WEST-CENTRAL REGION/NOVEMBER Lower Chippewa Team Web Report Wardens Kevin Christorf, of Cornell, Lt. Jeremy Peery, Ken Thomson, of Fall Creek, and Jake Bolks, of Eau Claire, followed up on an illegal deer investigation in November. They found three individuals had shined and shot two large bucks from a vehicle with a rifle during the archery season. The bucks had been…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 10, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Violations during the past week included overlimits of walleyes and sauger, angling with extra lines, and angling without a license. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) reports that Lake of the Woods saw a huge influx of anglers after Upper Red Lake…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 3, 2020

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Jeff Tipton received multiple complaints about someone using a spotlight at night in Champaign County. Many of the nearby residences were concerned about poaching activity. In Ohio, it is unlawful to cast the rays of an artificial light into a field or woods for the purpose of locating…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 3, 2020

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Fayette County Game Warden Charles T. Schuster reports an individual was warned for using the State Game Land  51 shooting range without purchasing the required hunting or furtaker license, or range permit. Fayette County Game Warden Charles. T. Schuster reports an individual was warned for deer hunting without the required amount of daylight fluorescent…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 3, 2020

DISTRICT 1 CO Josh Boudreaux responded to a complaint of a loaded firearm being left near a residence in Sands Township. The property owner, who has two children who regularly play outside, discovered the firearm while walking near his driveway and suspected that it was his neighbor’s who accesses the nearby state land through his property. Upon following up with…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 3, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and trappers throughout Roseau County. Violations encountered included possession of marijuana and illegal import of minnows from out of state.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) completed field training and was assigned to his permanent station in Warroad. He spent time getting to know the area…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 27, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Peecher cited a boater because his 10-year-old son was not wearing a life jacket, and seven written warnings issued for various other violations. In Carroll County, while conducting hunting enforcement, CPO Peecher issued a warning to a youth hunting in his stand during youth firearm deer season because he was…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 27, 2019

(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.) Youth waterfowl hunt (Suffolk…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 27, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team / November Warden Jesse Ashton, of Polk County, stopped a vehicle operator on the McKenzie Creek Wildlife Area and found the two occupants were road-hunting with a cocked, loaded crossbow. When Ashton approached the vehicle the passenger had the cocked crossbow loaded with the bolt, and the driver was smoking marijuana.  Warden Ashton was responding to…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 27, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted COs Woinarowicz and Benjamin with a gross overlimit involving two anglers. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) received regarding individuals camping/leaving equipment overnight at Wheeler’s Point and the Graceton Beach public access parking areas. Neither of these allow for camping or leaving trucks and trailers overnight. Enforcement action will be taken…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 20, 2019

Division of Wildlife Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District 2  In September, state wildlife officer Michele Butler, assigned to Erie County, received a call from a squirrel hunter at Resthaven Wildlife Area. The caller believed that someone was attempting to bait deer for the upcoming archery season. Officer Butler went to the location of the reported bait pile and found an…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 20, 2019

NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission  Clinton County Game Warden Kirk Miller reports that an individual from Clinton County was arrested for having a loaded crossbow in a vehicle. The individual could face fines up to $200. Tioga County Game Warden Thomas Nelson reports that the bear harvest for muzzleloader season was very high, and harvest totals continued to climb…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 20, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Cody Smith received a complaint of an individual tracking a wounded deer on private property. A vehicle description and license plate were given by the complainant and the plate returned to a suspect in L’Anse. Both Smith and CO Dave Miller headed toward the suspect’s residence. Miller located the vehicle on the road and made a traffic…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 20, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored angling and muzzleloader deer hunting in the area. Follow-up was done on a couple of cases from the firearms deer season. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked sportfishing and snowmobiling enforcement. In certain areas, resorters are letting ATVers and snowmobilers onto the ice. Continue checking with resorts for ice road updates…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 13, 2019

Northwest Zone – Capt. Laura Petreikis IIn Lee County, CPO Palumbo issued a written warning to a Rockfalls bowhunter for the improper tagging of a buck he harvested at Green River State Wildlife Area. In Lee County, CPOT Williams and CPO Beltran conducted several inspections at Green River State Wildlife Area and discovered hunters unlawfully possessing lead shot, incorrect shot…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 13, 2019

(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.) Illegally hunting with a…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 13, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay/Marine Enforcement Unit Warden Mike Neal, of Sister Bay, was asked by the Door County Sheriff’s Department in September to assist with a possible rescue near Sister Bay. The individual was located after it was first thought that the person had fallen off a bluff. Warden Neal was called by the Door County Sheriff’s Department regarding an…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 13, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked muzzleloader deer hunters in the area and checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Follow up was conducted regarding cases related to the firearms deer season.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked sportfishing and big- and small-game enforcement. Ice conditions continue to improve on a daily basis, and more and more…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 6, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Dave Miller received a complaint about a deer being shot at night next to a residence within the village of L’Anse. The next morning, Miller received information that the deer was taken to the suspect’s camp for processing. Miller responded to the camp and located a gut pile, rib cage, hide and the neck of the deer…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 6, 2019

Division of Wildlife Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District 2  On the opening day of teal hunting season, state wildlife officer Reid VanCleve, assigned to Ottawa County, was working at Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area. Officer VanCleve observed two hunters in the marsh. As a wood duck flew over, one of the hunters shot and killed the duck. Wood ducks are not…