Cuffs & Collars

Ohio Cuffs

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1• While working a sport fishing enforcement project in Franklin County, Fayette County Wildlife Officer John Coffman and Pickaway County Wildlife Officer Ken Bebout made contact with an individual fishing at Greenlawn dam. The individual, using a stick as a fishing pole, admitted he did not have a current fishing license. A check revealed the…

Michigan Cuffs & Collars – Issue 18

DISTRICT 1CO Brian Bacon is investigating a complaint regarding illegal wood cutting on state land in Dickinson County. Numerous live trees have been cut, with a roadway created for access.CO Grant Emery responded to a complaint of about a large bear getting into a landowner’s chicken house. The bear destroyed the fencing and the chicken house and killed several chickens….

Wisconsin Cuffs

District 1 – Ashland areaWarden Matt Mackenzie, of Ashland, issued a citation for illegal minnow trapping.Warden Brad Biser, of Brule, investigated a report of boating-related injury on Minnisuing Lake.Warden Biser and deputy warden Kevin Feind investigated a complaint about a bear illegally killed near a subject’s residence; charges are pending.Warden Lance Burns, of Gordon, assisted the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department…

Pennsylvania Cuffs & Collars – Issue 17

NORTHWEST REGION WCO Crawford County WCO Mario L. Piccirilli cited an individual for possessing a fawn taken from the wild. The individual was bringing the fawn into his home at night with his other animals, he said. Individuals observed the fawn in a kennel hidden behind his garage and reported it to the Game Commission. Crawford County WCO Mario L….

Ohio Cuffs & Collars – Issue 17

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • On a warm and humid July evening, wildlife officer Steve Harvey was working sport fish enforcement at Alum Creek Reservoir. Harvey stopped at a popular fishing access when he saw a man fishing in a small cove. He checked the fisherman’s license and then saw he had a nine-inch line on his bucket…

MN Cuffs

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended a tracking class at Norris Camp along with other local, state, and federal agencies.CO Keith Backer (Blackduck) monitored area experimental regulation lakes and lake accesses for invasive species violations. He investigated two nuisance bear complaints involving damage to crops. Officer Backer also investigated a panfish overlimit complaint and monitored area state…

Pennsylvania Cuffs & Collars Issue 16

NORTHWEST REGIONForest County WCO Daniel Schmidt, on July 5, was boating with his family at the Tionesta Dam when he witnessed an individual drive a ski boat through the middle of a flock of Canada geese. “All the passengers laughed and hollered as the geese swam for safety,” he said. “Although he was not on duty, he saw a DCNR…

Ohio Cuffs & Collars Issue 16

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • Officer Chad Grote contacted a young family fishing on Delaware Wildlife Area. There were three young children fishing while their mother and father assisted them. The youngest was a little girl who had just received a fishing pole for her birthday. Grote watched the mother help her daughter cast her fishing pole. When…

Minnesota Cuffs & Collars Issue 31

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored ATV and OHM activity in the Roseau, Marshall, and Kittson County areas. A wetlands violation was investigated in Kittson County. CO Huener assisted the sheriff’s department with an incident involving a juvenile driving an off-highway motorcycle on the highway. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) reports Beltrami Island State Forest…

Cuffs issue 30

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) met with a local honey producer about nuisance bear problems. Wolf and coyote depredations were investigated, and wetlands and protected waters violations were investigated. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked area angling enforcement and monitored ATV activity. CO Angie Warren (Thief River Falls) worked angling activity on the Red Lake…

Cuffs Issue 15

District 1 – Ashland areaNo report available.District 2 – Cumberland areaWarden Jesse Ashton, of Luck, apprehended a subject running bears with hounds during the closed season (June) near Balsam Lake. The subject had run a bear with three hounds and did not have a Class B bear pursuit license. A citation was issued for running bears during the closed season.Wardens…

Cuffs & Collars – Issue 24

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored area angling activity on the Roseau River, Lake Bronson, and Lake of the Woods. Two trespass complaints were handled on private land and on a WMA. CO Huener investigated three calf depredations in Roseau and Kittson counties.  CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) reports a wolf depredation case was investigated and area…

Cuffs & Collars – Issue 25

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) removed a nuisance bear that was shot at a residence near Roseau. ATV activity also was monitored. CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) issued a cease and desist order on a wetlands violation and took an intern on a water patrol detail. CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) reports several nuisance bear complaints were received….

Cuffs & Collars – Issue 27

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) took a number of possible wolf depredation complaints.CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) conducted follow-up interviews regarding state forest road sign theft and investigated two gray wolf depredations. CO Woinarowicz arrested a boater for BWI whose blood-alcohol content was over three times the legal limit.CO Angie Warren (Thief River Falls) received calls…

District 1 – Baudette area

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated an 11-point buck that was poached north of Thief Lake in Roseau County. TIPs are kept confidential and may qualify for a cash reward. Anybody with information is encouraged to call the TIP line at (800) 652-9093. CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) worked a boat and water safety detail with CO Huener. CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette)…

District 1 – Baudette area

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) removed a nuisance bear that was shot at a residence near Roseau. ATV activity also was monitored. CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) issued a cease and desist order on a wetlands violation and took an intern on a water patrol detail. CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) reports several nuisance bear complaints were received. Enforcement action was also taken…

District 1 – Baudette area

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored area angling activity on the Roseau River, Lake Bronson, and Lake of the Woods. Two trespass complaints were handled on private land and on a WMA. CO Huener investigated three calf depredations in Roseau and Kittson counties. CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) reports a wolf depredation case was investigated and area anglers were checked. Several cases…

District 1 – Baudette area

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored Kittson, Roseau, and Marshall counties for trapping activity, fires, and illegal deer stands. Several illegal stands were removed. Enforcement action was taken for burning large amounts of plastics, garbage, and tractor tires. CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) assisted with a wildfire arson investigation and checked anglers on the Rainy River. CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) worked with…

District 1 – Baudette area

Not available due to technical problems. District 2 – Bemidji area CO Dan Malinowski (Fosston) assisted other law enforcement offices by responding to a burglar alarm, an unpermitted fire, and people shooting mailboxes with a shotgun. CO Stacey Sharp (Bemidji) assisted with flood duty in the Moorhead and Clay County area. CO Phil Seefeldt (Moorhead) investigated complaints of taking overlimits…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 4, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Jared Ferguson was following up on complaints in Iron County when he located an ORV trail leading to a treestand on state land. Ferguson contacted the hunter who stated he had hunted there for over 50 years and the same guy keeps driving by his stand at prime time. Ferguson followed the truck tracks in the snow…

November 25, 2008

District 1 – Baudette area CO Troy Richards (Roseau) worked the last week of the legal firearms deer season. Numerous complaints were investigated with charges pending for trespassing, shooting from road right of way, gross misdemeanor shining, and shooting during prohibited hours. Richards also attended the elk hunting orientation clinic at Thief Lake for the second elk hunt. CO Ben…