Cuffs and Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 20, 2019

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, while conducting boat safety inspections at a ramp along the Mississippi River, CPO Teas and CPOT Spinka observed a subject having difficulty backing his trailer to the ramp. After getting his trailer in the water, the subject exited his vehicle and began talking to the CPOs. It was determined that the man…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 20, 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.) Caught two times in…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 20, 2019

SOUTHEAST REGION Racine/Kenosha/Walworth counties Wardens from across Wisconsin and other law enforcement agencies took part in the national C.O.P.S (Concerns of Police Survivors) Kids Camp located in Kenosha County in July. Wisconsin DNR conservation wardens helped families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty enjoy a week of trap shooting, rifle shooting, air gun shooting, boat…

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, bear, deer, small-game, and waterfowl hunting enforcement. The early goose season wrapped up with many happy hunters walking away with possession limits over the course of the season. A report was taken and investigated concerning the illegal dumping of geese carcasses, many of which were not utilized. Hunters must…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 12, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored ATV and OHM activity in the Roseau area. Riders are reminded to stay off the recently finished dikes of the flood diversion project. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked fire, ATV, boat/water safety, and angling enforcement. An injured American bald eagle that was recovered last week just north of Skime on…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 5, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones arrested a Chicago man and an Arlington Heights man for falsification of records and hunting turkeys without valid permits. The Chicago man was also cited for hunting deer without a valid permit after it was discovered he had taken a deer in November. Written warnings were issued for not signing a permit,…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 5, 2017

(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.) Ivory bust (Queens County)…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 5, 2017

District 1 — Ashland area No report available. District 2 — Cumberland area No report available. District 3 — Park Falls area No report available. District 4 — Woodruff area Warden Rich Thole, of Boulder Junction, investigated a litter complaint in March on Oxbow Lake near Presque Isle. Approximately 30 beer bottles and an empty vodka bottle appeared to have…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 5, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, ATV, boat/water safety, and angling enforcement. Time was spent working the Rainy River for sturgeon anglers. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) investigated a gray wolf depredation case and monitored area turkey-hunting activity. CO Woinarowicz also met with a local sheriff’s officer regarding new efforts to find a missing…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 28, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2016 deer archery season, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, was dispatched to Morrow County based on a Turn-In-a-Poacher (TIP) call about a man shooting a deer with a rifle. He spoke with the complainant who had witnessed a man shoot a deer with a gun during archery…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 28, 2017

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Erie County WCO Michael J. Stutts Jr. reports an Erie man was found guilty by trial and sentenced to pay over $1,800 in fines and lose his hunting privileges for four years. Charges included hunting through the use of bait, trapping without a license, failure to provide a license to an officer, unlawful firearms…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones and CPOT Poffenberger cited a Clinton man for killing an Illinois deer without a valid permit. A Thomson man was also cited in connection to the investigation for failure to report a deer harvest by 10 p.m. CPO Posateri investigated a deer permit violation from the 2016 season. It was determined the…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

(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.) River dumping incident (Tioga…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

District 9 — Black River Falls area Warden Michael Weber, of Mauston, received several calls in March regarding an injured eagle on the interstate near Camp Douglas. Weber located the eagle and transported it to the Sauk County Humane Society for rehabilitation. Warden Weber contacted an individual in March whose DNR license privileges were suspended after having failed to pay…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, boat and water safety, and angling enforcement. Sturgeon fishing has been great, both on the river and in Four Mile Bay. Keep a close eye on campfires and burn barrels, and extinguish them if they are to be left unattended. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) attended training at…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 14, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the statewide deer gun season, state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, received information about a hunting blind located behind a residence where a caller suspected a hunter was hunting after legal shooting hours with the aid of an ATV. Officer Tipton drove by the residence and saw the ATV…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 14, 2017

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Erie County WCO Michael J. Stutts Jr. reports an increase in the amount of household trash being dumped on State Game Land 314. NORTHCENTRAL REGION From the Game Commission Clearfield County WCO Mark Gritzer encountered a person with a loaded rifle inside his vehicle while hunting coyotes. Clearfield County WCO Mark Gritzer encountered a…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 14, 2017

DISTRICT 1 COs Ethen Mapes and Nathan Sink were attempting to locate an injured bald eagle when they came across a large amount of smoke near Bruce Crossing. Upon investigating, a large pile of trash was found to be burning in a resident’s yard. The large burn pile consisted of couches, televisions, trash bags, construction materials and brush. Enforcement action…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 14, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended arson investigation training at Camp Ripley. Court was attended at the Roseau County courthouse. CO Huener also responded to a fire east of Strathcona and made contact with the person who accidentally started the fire. A complaint was taken regarding someone shooting from a vehicle at turkeys. CO Nicholas Prachar…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis As CPO Posateri was working coyote hunters, the officer observed a dark plume of smoke in the air approximately one-half mile away. The CPO responded and observed a pile of rubbish smoldering. The officer spoke with the farm manager who was doing some spring cleaning in an office and had decided to burn some…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 7, 2017

(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.) Poaching and drug arrests…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 7, 2017

District 6 — Eau Claire area Warden Hanna took enforcement actions against two men in February for shooting a deer with bird shot during the late antlerless deer season and failing to immediately validate the carcass tag. The men were hunting with a third individual whose hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges were revoked as a result of previous illegal harvest…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 17, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked tip-up pike anglers on Lake of the Woods. Enforcement action was taken on anglers who dumped several trips’ worth of carcasses on the lake. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked snowmobiling, ATVing, boat/water safety, and angling enforcement. Time also was spent checking anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 31, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2016 deer gun season, state wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, made contact with two hunters in a field. One man was without a deer permit and was carrying shot shells ranging from #6 to 00 Buck. The suspect claimed that he carried the shot shells because he wanted…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 31, 2017

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Butler County WCO Christopher J. Deal reports charges have been filed for people cutting antlers off of “found” deer, trapping violations (including damage to property) and reckless endangerment. Crawford County WCO Jacob J. Olexsak said a Georgia resident has pleaded guilty to unlawfully procuring a resident hunting license and possessing a loaded firearm in…