Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 26, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Swanson received a call about an injured fox in a backyard. The young fox was transported to Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehab and is being treated for a broken front leg and mange.  In Boone County, CPO Swanson was conducting fishing compliance checks in Belvidere when she spoke to a juvenile…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 12, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner while checking fishermen along the Illinois River observed individual fishing near Barto Landing. When asked for his license he claimed he wasn’t fishing. The individual was cited for the violation. Another individual east of Barto Landing was observed snagging. The individual was cited for the violation.  In Tazewell County,…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 29, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Swanson received a call about an injured fox in a backyard. The young fox was transported to Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehab and is being treated for a broken front leg and mange.  In Boone County, CPO Swanson was conducting fishing compliance checks in Belvidere when she spoke to a juvenile…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 15, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Boone County, CPO Swanson completed a sportfish enforcement detail throughout Boone County. She issued no fishing license citations to two Belvidere men, a Rockford woman, and two Rockford men. The two Rockford men also had an over-limit of fish and undersized fish per the city’s regulations. A Garden Prairie man was issued a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 1, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, CPO Filipiak was conducting sport fishing compliance checks at Starved Rock State Park. Upon approaching three individuals one male subject fled into the nature preserve. Upon backup arrival, the individual was tracked through the nature preserve, located, and arrested for obstruction by a police officer. The individual stated he ran because…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 17, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, CPO Martin responded to a complaint regarding an out-of-state resident fishing from the LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station area of LaSalle Lake which is restricted. LaSalle Station security discovered the fishermen while doing perimeter checks. The individual said he was unaware he was fishing at a Nuclear Powerplant. He did not…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 3, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaveiss County, CPO Hoftender issued a citation to an Oklahoma man for fishing without a non-resident license at Apple River Canyon State Park, after the man and his friend walked around a barricade to fish. Both the Oklahoma man and his friend were issued written warnings for entering the closed park.  In Fulton…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 20, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner while checking fisherman along Hennepin Canal found individual to be in possession of short largemouth bass. Upon further investigation individual was found to have no fishing license and wanted on warrant out of Marshall County. Subject was taken into custody and transported to Bureau County Jail. Individual cited accordingly….

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 6, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Jo Daviess County, CPO Hoftender was patrolling Blanding Landing when she observed a boat with four occupants on it. CPO Hoftender watched the family fish for a while. When the boat came in, CPO Hoftender conducted a boat safety inspection. The operator of the vessel was issued a citation for failure to have…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 23, 2021

Northwest Zone – Capt. Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner cited an individual for turkey hunting w/out a valid hunting license and written warnings for turkey hunting w/out habitat stamp and unlawful take CPO Roesch received a TIPS complaint of turkey hunters at Kishwaukee Nature Preserve hunting without a windshield card. CPO Roesch encountered 3 individuals, a dad, and…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 9, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, CPO Kaufman was checking fishermen at the Dayton Dam, Fox River near Ottawa. The fishermen had all their fish on a stringer and in a bucket. CPO Kaufman told them if they caught any smallmouth bass they would have to throw them back since it was a closed season. The fishermen…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 25, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In DeKalb County, CPO Roesch received a TIPS complaint of turkey hunters at Kishwaukee Nature Preserve hunting without a windshield card. CPO Roesch encountered 3 individuals, a dad, and 2 sons. 1 individual was 17 years old and hunting with a bow. No other individuals were hunting. The individual did not have a valid…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 11, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Wagner cited an individual for turkey hunting w/out a valid hunting license and written warnings for turkey hunting w/out habitat stamp and unlawful take CPO Roesch received a TIPS complaint of turkey hunters at Kishwaukee Nature Preserve hunting without a windshield card. CPO Roesch encountered 3 individuals, a dad, and…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 28, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In LaSalle County, CPO Kaufman was checking fishermen at the Dayton Dam, Fox River near Ottawa. The fishermen had all their fish on a stringer and in a bucket. CPO Kaufman told them if they caught any smallmouth bass they would have to throw them back since it was a closed season. The fishermen…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 14, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri recovered a dead bald eagle at an interstate rest area. The eagle was turned over to the USFWS where it will then be shipped to the Eagle Repository as required by law. In JoDaviess County, Despite the state wide closure of the state park system a man from Chicago…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 30, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Winnebago County, CPO Roesch conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle parked illegally at Rock Cut State Park after the park was closed. CPO Roesch approached the driver and noticed the driver had sustained a gun shot wound to the head and was unresponsive. The doors to the vehicle were locked and CPO…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 16, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Jo Daviess County, CPO Hoftender and CPO Doescher followed up on a complaint from Second Firearm Season. A Rolling Meadows man was issued citations for unlawfully making food available for deer and illegal possession of deer. He was issued written warnings for failure to check harvest by 10PM and failure to tag deer…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 2, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Hoftender cited a Savanna man for unlawfully making food available for deer. He was issued a written warning for trapping raccoons without a license. In Stephenson County, CPO Swanson assisted CPO Beltran in recovering an injured bald eagle along US 20 outside of Freeport. CPO Swanson transported the eagle to…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 19, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, CPO McKune and CPO Thompson investigated and charged a Mercer County man for unlawfully poaching a 9-point buck. The Mercer County poacher was issued multiple citations and a 9 point buck was seized as evidence. The Mercer County poacher was assessed a civil penalty of $5,500 for unlawfully harvesting the buck…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 5, 2021

Northwest Zone – Cap. Laura Petreikis In Jo Daviess County, CPOT Thompson and CPO Hoftender completed a deer investigation. The hunter failed to check a deer in by 10:00PM on the day it was recovered. He also failed to tag a deer immediately upon kill. The hunter was issued a citation for illegal possession of deer and a written warning…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 19, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri was patrolling Henry County during the firearm deer season. Just after hunting hours closed, an ATV was spotted in a harvested corn field. As the CPO pulled into the field entrance, the ATV quickly drove down a steep embankment the opposite direction onto the roadway. CPO Posateri then located…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 5, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri worked the First Firearm Deer Season in Henry County and responded to a complaint of deer hunters participating in a deer drive too close to a residential neighborhood. The witness watched 2 men fire their guns multiple times at a deer running across a field, but not a single…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 22, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Lee County, CPO Beltran arrested an Oakbrook Man for unlawful take of a white tail deer. The meat was spoiled and unable to be donated but the rack was seized and pending forfeiture to Springfield. In Stephenson County, CPOT Kater and CPO Hoftender cited a Davis man for illegal possession of deer and…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri worked the First Firearm Deer Season in Henry County and responded to a complaint of deer hunters participating in a deer drive too close to a residential neighborhood. The witness watched 2 men fire their guns multiple times at a deer running across a field, but not a single…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 25, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Bureau County, CPO Kiprono responded to an incident involving an African River Boar who had escaped from his pen in rural Bureau County. A neighbor, approximately one mile down the road, discovered the boar in her backyard after her dog would not stop barking. Upon further investigation, it was revealed the African River…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 11, 2020

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri recovered a dead bald eagle at an interstate rest area. The eagle was turned over to the USFWS where it will then be shipped to the Eagle Repository as required by law. In JoDaviess County, Despite the state wide closure of the state park system a man from Chicago…