Cuffs & Collars

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 7

District 9 – Black River Falls areaWarden Bill Miller, of Adams, met with town supervisors and a snowmobile club to discuss the problems with snowmobilers operating on town roads. The town and club will get the roads properly signed, and the town will work on a trail access ordinance.Warden Wade Romberg, of Friendship, issued citations in February for fishing with…

NY: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 7

Northern DistrictHighlightsWhey Spill from Persistent Violator(Lewis County)On Nov. 30, and Dec. 2 of last year, Region 6 ECO John Murphy observed two separate spill incidents on a dairy facility in the Town of New Bremen, Lewis County, that flowed directly into the Black River. The spills were caused by the facility’s inability to dispose of its waste properly. Lt. John…

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 7

Region IA CPO responded to a TIPS complaint for a deer carcass scattered along the roadway. The deer harvest tag was found still on the deer. The CPO contacted the permittee and interviewed the hunter. It was determined that the hunter had legally harvested the deer and had given the deer to the brother-in-law for processing. After processing the deer,…

MI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 7

DISTRICT 1CO Mark Leadman contacted three groups of anglers on Deer Lake (a catch-and-release only/no live bait lake) using live bait and keeping walleyes. One subject stated that he had called the district office asking about rules for Deer Lake. Follow-up by CO Leadman revealed the subject had been advised of special restrictions on the lake but chose to follow…

PA: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 7

NORTHWEST REGION Crawford County WCO Mark A. Allegro and Mercer County WCO Don Chaybin investigated a hunting-related shooting incident in southwestern Crawford County. The incident occurred on regulated shooting grounds while the individuals were hunting for pheasants. Forest County WCO Daniel P. Schmidt has seen several bald eagles along the Allegheny River, and checked three existing nests along the river…

OH: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 7

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1• During the 2011 muzzleloader season, Logan County Wildlife Officer Adam Smith was on patrol and observed a vehicle parked just inside a woodlot near a roadway. Smith looked at the vehicle and saw lens covers for a scope inside the vehicle. He followed fresh boot tracks left in the snow, back into the woodlot….

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 6

District 1 – Ashland areaWarden Pat Quaintance, of Bayfield, investigated an incident involving four ATVs going through the ice on Lake Superior. The subjects were able to reach safety.Wardens Quaintance and Egstad, of Bayfield, assisted with the kids ice fishing contest sponsored by the ABC Sportsmen’s Club.Warden Egstad responded to a call regarding a cross-country skier who had been struck…

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 6

Region IA District 7 CPO conducted a coyote detail in Warren and Fulton counties. The detail was in response to an annual coyote competition in central Illinois.While on patrol in Marshall County, the district sergeant talked with a homeowner about some coyote hunters that she thought were too close to her house. They were not but a short time later…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 11

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored angling and snowmobile activity on Lake of the Woods and in Roseau and Kittson counties. CO Huener also worked with a Manitoba game warden to return illegal animal skulls to Canada.CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) worked with other agencies on a restoration order regarding a ditching project.CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) worked complaints…

PA: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 6

NORTHWEST REGIONCrawford County WCO Mark A. Allegro investigated violations regarding an individual allowing his dogs to unlawfully run uncontrolled, and ultimately injure a deer which had to be put down, as well as individuals that unlawfully had a wild rabbit and an opossum at their residence as pets.Erie County WCO Darin L. Clark reports that the bald eagles in the…

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 5

District 9 – Black River Falls areaWardens Robin Barnhardt, of Osseo, and Ken Thomson, of Fall Creek, responded to a complaint that two hunters were bowhunting over illegal bait during the final weekend of the bow deer season in Jackson County. The wardens located the hunters and determined they were hunting after hours over illegal quantities of bait and that…

NY: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 5

Northern District HighlightsCity of Oswego charged(Oswego County)In July 2010 a group of fishermen contacted the Syracuse regional office to report the presence of what looked like toilet paper and other septic material being discharged into the Oswego River near a popular fishing spot in the City of Oswego. Region 7 Officer Matthew Harger responded to the location of the complaint…

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 5

Region IA District 7 CPO responded to a citizen complaint near Peoria of what appeared to be a deer being killed in the homeowner’s front yard while they were not home due to the large amounts of blood in the snow. The suspect deer hunter had wounded the deer on property he had permission to hunt; however, the injured deer…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 9

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked with COs Richards and Seefeldt practicing airboat operations in preparation for possible flood event response. Training was attended at Camp Ripley where taxidermist inspection procedures were discussed and reviewed. CO Woinarowicz also patrolled area snowmobile trails during an antique snowmobile run in the Stephen area. Unfortunately some spectators decided…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 8

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) reports enforcement action for the week included failing to register a deer and a contractor doing illegal work in a wetland area.CO Keith Backer (Blackduck) attended a public meeting on the creation of a new waterfowl refuge.CO Brice Vollbrecht (Blackduck) monitored angling activity on Upper Red Lake throughout the week. Area snowmobile…

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 4

District 1 – Ashland areaWarden John Krull, of Superior, made contact with two people fishing inside an ice-fishing shack on Amnicon Lake. Both were smoking marijuana at the time. The amount of marijuana remaining in possession was very small and there were no fishing violations being committed, but neither person had their license with them. A computer check confirmed that…

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 4

Region IA District 7 CPO received a complaint during the late winter deer season of a subject hunting deer too close to a residence. Upon investigation, the CPO found numerous violations including: hunting deer over a baited area, hunting without permission, failure to wear orange, trapping while using exposed bait, failure to tag traps with name and address. Citations were…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 7

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) spent time contacting local bait retailers regarding invasive species issues, and angling activity on Lake of the Woods was monitored. A radar patrol was conducted, addressing complaints about snowmobile speeds.CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) spoke to an area high school careers class about conservation officer roles and career opportunities. A detail…

PA: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 4

NORTHWEST REGIONCrawford County WCO Mario L. Piccirilli cited an individual for illegally shooting two deer. “The first deer he didn’t tag at all, and the second deer he was planning to use a borrowed tag he had in his vehicle,” he said. His partner also was cited for aiding and abetting the illegal act. They were apprehended on their way…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 6

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored snowmobile and angling activity on Lake of the Woods and Lake Bronson. A civil citation was issued for allowing dogs to chase big game. Assistance was given to the local sheriff’s department with a rural car accident.CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) received a number of complaints regarding trucks being driven down grant-in-aid…

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 3

Region IA District 7 CPO continued to investigate a deer poaching case in Henderson County. The case involves the illegal taking of a 13-point buck.A District 1 CPO along with the Region 1 captain and Ogle County Sheriff’s Department investigated a fatal hunting accident in Ogle County. The tragic accident occurred when three friends were squirrel hunting. The 14-year-old shooter…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 5

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) spent time checking anglers and snowmobilers on Lake of the Woods. He also followed up on a wetlands violation.CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) checked area anglers and monitored snowmobile trails. An evening patrol on the Red River of the North yielded enforcement contacts for angling with extra lines, minor consumption of…

MI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 3

DISTRICT 1CO Brian Bacon and Sgt. Marc Pomroy set up surveillance on two anglers fishing on a remote section of an Iron County lake, and upon checking the fishermen, tickets were issued for fishing with more than three lines each, undersized fish, and no license.CO Brian Bacon and Sgt. Marc Pomroy contacted the operator of an ORV on a Dickinson…

PA: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 3

NORTHWEST REGIONMercer County WCO Lawrence R. Hergenroeder reported a deer carcass dumped along a roadway. “The person responsible indicated that it was legal to do so in the state he was from,” he said. “I have no knowledge of any state that condones this illegal activity,” he said. The investigation also revealed an illegally taken five-point buck from WMU 2D.Warren…

OH: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 3

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1• Knox County Wildlife Officer Mike Miller reports that on the opening day of the youth deer gun season he received a complaint of a vehicle shooting from the roadway. He and wildlife officers Curt Smith and Dirk Cochran responded to the complaint. The landowner reported finding a man dragging a deer that had been…

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 2

District 1 – Ashland areaA case was settled regarding a subject who was cited by warden Amie Egstad, of Bayfield, for not having his dog licensed while using it for bear hunting. He was fined, and DNR licenses/privileges were revoked for one year due to prior DNR offenses.A subject who had been revoked for three years for deer violations bought…