Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 20, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender checked a turkey hunter on opening day in the North Zone. The hunter was hunting without a valid hunting license or habitat stamp and his permit was not signed. CPO Hoftender issued a citation for hunting without a license and issued written warning for no habitat stamp and failure…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 6, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, Captain Petreikis and CPO Posateri patrolled Mercer County during firearm deer season. After legal shooting hours, flashlights were observed in the timber. A short time later, a truck was observed driving through the field. Officers approached the hunters and identified themselves as game wardens. A field-dressed deer was on the ground…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 22, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Lee County, CPO Priest responded to a hunting accident that took place at a private hunting club in Amboy. One male subject was shot while pheasant hunting. One BB went through his glasses and entered just above his left eye. The subject was transported to the hospital and later flown to Chicago for…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 8, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Peecher resolved the removal of an ATV from the Mississippi River that had fallen through thin ice while being used for ice fishing. No injuries occurred to parties involved but citations for pollution of the waterway have been issued. In JoDaviess County, CPO Hoftender responded to a complaint of a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 25, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, Captain Petreikis and CPO Posateri patrolled Mercer County during firearm deer season. After legal shooting hours, flashlights were observed in the timber. A short time later, a truck was observed driving through the field. Officers approached the hunters and identified themselves as Game Wardens. A field-dressed deer was on the ground…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 11, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Rock Island County, CPO Priest investigated an elderly woman for killing a deer last shotgun season without a hunting license or habitat stamp. CPO Priest met with the women and explained he was surveying the biologist and asked if he could come inside. The woman invited CPO Priest inside. CPO Priest asked if…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 25, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Boone County, CPO Stanbary cited a Bureau County deer hunter for hunting without any valid resident archery tags. During a compliance check of the hunter, he was found to be in possession of landowner permits and hunting on property that he did not own or have an interest in. In Bureau County, CPO…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 11, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Swanson concluded a wildlife case that occurred in Ridott. A 67-year-old German Valley man was found to be unlawfully poisoning and trapping wildlife in a sweet corn plot targeting raccoons. Violations included: unlawful take of fur-bearing mammal during a closed season, unlawful setting of trap during a closed season, unlawful…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 28, 2022

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, deputy Ransom contacted CPO Zigler to request assistance on an apparent fish case, noticed during a traffic stop. CPO Zigler arrested three individuals for catching sportfish by unlawful methods. Eight trout and nine smallmouth bass were seized. In JoDaviess County, CPO Posateri patrolled Witkowsky State Fish and Wildlife Area during the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 24, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Alvarez got a tip about a truck trespassing on private property and a male walking near the woods with a rifle. CPO Alvarez located and stopped the vehicle and located a .243 Mossberg rifle unloaded and in a case. CPO Roesch arrived to assist. The complainant arrived on the scene…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 10, 2021

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Boone County, CPO Swanson was conducting fishing compliance checks in Belvidere when she spoke to a juvenile who said he was 15 but gave a date of birth for that of a 17-year-old. After further questioning, he admitted he was 16 and did not have a fishing license, and was from out of…

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…