Cuffs & Collars

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 50

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued monitoring trapping, as well as deer- and elk-hunting activity. Assistance was given to local law enforcement.CO Jeff Birchem (Baudette) attended training in Thief River Falls and assisted the DNR Wildlife Division with fur registration. Trapping and litter complaints were investigated.CO Keith Backer (Blackduck) checked ice anglers and ATV activity. Ice conditions…

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 25

District 1 – Ashland areaNo report available.District 2 – Cumberland areaNo report available.District 3 – Park Falls areaOn opening morning of the 2011 gun deer season, warden Michels, of Park Falls, was en route to a call in the Chequamegon National Forest. Michels rounded a bend in the road and was shocked to a see a hunter using a climber…

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 25

Region IA CPO received a call at home after his shift ended. The caller (an elderly female) was upset because of goose hunters hunting in her corn field without permission. The CPO went back on duty and made contact with the two Port Byron hunters. There was no doubt they were in fact hunting geese. The subjects were asked if…

PA: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 25

NORTHWEST REGIONCrawford County WCO Jacob J. Olexsak reports that a recent deer poaching case in which four charges were filed on the individual has resulted in guilty pleas on all counts, including taking deer out of season, and loaded firearms in a vehicle. Fines exceeded $1,600 and a license revocation for three years.Lawrence/Butler Counties LMGS Jeffery T. Kendall said the…

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 24

District 2 – Cumberland areaWardens Jesse Ashton, of Luck, and Phil Dorn, of Cumberland, investigated a shining and shooting case. They observed a vehicle headlighting deer in a field after 10 p.m. and conducted a stop of the vehicle. The subject did not immediately stop and, upon contact, the wardens located a .22 rifle in the front seat that was…

NY: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 24

Northern District HighlightsMaybe crime doesn’t pay(Wayne County)After receiving a call from New York State Police for assistance on an investigation involving the illegal disposal of waste tires, ECO John Stansfield arrested two subjects for dumping approximately 140 tires in two different locations in the Town of Sodus. Each was given appearance tickets for unlawful disposal of solid waste and transporting…

IL: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 24

Region IA CPO received a complaint from the Springfield DNR office regarding a Boone County citizen who had purchased a live woodchuck in Iowa and brought it into Illinois without procuring a furbearer possession permit. Once the complaint was validated, it was learned that the man had already released the woodchuck on his property. Enforcement action was taken.A CPO was…

MN: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 47

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) checked deer hunters and investigated complaints. Enforcement action was taken for big-game and WMA violations.CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) responded to complaints about dogs chasing deer, trespass, and shooting from the road.CO Keith Backer (Blackduck) investigated complaints about ATVers operating during closed hours, late shooting, transporting loaded firearms in a motor…

MI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 24

DISTRICT 1CO Matthew Eberly checked a hunter who was sitting in a deer blind with a .22-caliber rifle. The blind was baited, and the subject claimed he was shooting squirrels that were stealing his bait. He had neither a small-game nor deer license, so he was ticketed for hunting squirrels without a license.COs Dave Painter and Jason Wicklund responded to…

PA: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 24

NORTHWEST REGIONCrawford County WCO Jacob J. Olexsak recently apprehended two individuals poaching deer at night. “The defendants are both Ohio residents who stated, ‘We hunt hard legally in Ohio and cannot get anything, so we came here to take an easy one,’” he said. Charges are pending.Crawford County WCO Jacob J. Olexsak, in the last several weeks, made apprehensions in…

MN: Cuffs and Collars: Issue: 46

District 1 – Baudette areaCO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued checking deer hunters in Roseau, Kittson, and Marshall counties. Enforcement action was taken on two hunters for hunting over bait and for transporting loaded firearms.CO Larry Milbridge (Warroad) spent the week working the firearms deer season in the Warroad area. A non-game violation was turned over to the Roseau County Sheriff’s…

WI: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 23

District 1 – Ashland area Warden John Windt, of Hurley, tagged an 8-point buck that was killed by a young hunter during the youth hunt. The youth and his dad showed up at Windt’s home and needed the deer tagged due to the fact that the registration station was closed and the weather was warm. The deer was tagged, and…

NY: Cuffs and Collars Issue: 23

Northern District HighlightsHow about another warning?(Broome County)On July 19, ECO Eric Templeton responded to a residence in the Town of Conklin to investigate an open burning complaint referral from the Broome County Health Department. While attempting to make contact with someone at the residence, an outdoor fireplace with a small pile of painted wood in it and a small hibachi…

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…