Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 8, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Hoftender responded to a poaching complaint. The caller thought the deer had been shot. She determined that the yearling deer had been killed by coyotes. In Stephenson County, CPO Hoftender responded to a complaint involving the possible poisoning of a hawk. With the assistance of an DNR district biologist, the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 22, 2019

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Palumbo issued multiple citations to a Thomson man for unlawfully taking a trophy quality buck on property he did not have permission to hunt. In Whiteside County, CPO Palumbo issued a Morrison woman a citation and written warnings for unlawfully taking a young, five-point buck with a crossbow without possessing an…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 8, 2019

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Teas completed an investigation in Carroll and Whiteside counties. An archery hunter killed a buck in Whiteside County and failed to tag the deer. The next day, the hunter’s brother-in-law purchased tags in Carroll County and allowed the hunter to use his permit to tag the deer and check it in….

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 25, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri responded to a complaint of another hunter using the owner’s tree stand. She met with the hunters, and the man occupying the tree stand had permission from the landowner to hunt. The owner of the tree stand thought he was the only hunter allowed there. After some discussion, both…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 11, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri responded to a complaint of an unauthorized pop-up deer blind too close to a residence. A hunter from Kewanee was cited for the violation since he was less than 300 yards as required. In Henry County, while conducing deer enforcement during firearm deer season, CPOs Wagner and Finn found…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 28, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Palumbo issued multiple citations and written warnings to two raccoon hunters. He observed their vehicle coming out of a field and conducted a stop. The violations included transporting a loaded/uncased .22 pistol, an open canister containing an alcoholic beverage, FOID card status, hunting license, habitat stamp, and hunting without permission….

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 14, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Beltran investigated a deer hunting violation at Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation Area. It was discovered that a local hunter failed to report his harvest for CWD testing. The hunter was issued citations and warnings for several violations. In Stephenson County, CPO Beltran investigated a Freeport man for hunting over bait. It…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 30, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Beltran spoke to a Byron man regarding his deer harvest posted on his social media page. The man had time to post on the date of harvest, but he failed to check in the deer harvest in the legal timeframe. Appropriate enforcement action was taken In Ogle County, CPO Beltran investigated…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 16, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis An Andover man, who used his wife’s landowner deer permits to fulfill the deer he killed, appeared in court and pled guilty to the unlawful taking of a deer. The falsification of DNR records charge was dismissed. He was fined a total of $359. While conducting surveillance on an unlawful trap line, CPO Palumbo…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 2, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In JoDaviess County, CPO Jones cited a Lake in the Hills man and an Elgin man for hunting squirrels with unplugged shotguns. One was issued a written warning for no habitat stamp, and both were given verbal warnings for no windshield cards. CPO Jones cited an Arizona man and a Joliet man for not wearing…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 19, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Lee County, CPOs Francisko and Posateri, along with Sgt. Petreikis, conducted snowmobile enforcement. The detail resulted in the issuance of numerous citations and written warnings. The following violations were detected: failure to transfer snowmobile registration to new owner within 15 days of purchase; operation of snowmobile without Illinois snowmobile registration; operation of snowmobile without…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 5, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Mercer County, CPO Francisko brought an extensive hunting investigative case involving an Iowa resident to a close. The man was buying Illinois resident permits and licenses when he should have been buying nonresident permits and licenses. The man was charged with multiple counts of fraudulently obtaining licenses, permits, or tags and multiple counts…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 21, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, while on a boat patrol on Pool 13 of the Mississippi River, CPO Palumbo issued a Downers Grove man a citation and multiple written warnings for not having a sufficient number of wearable PFDs of appropriate size, no type IV onboard, and for being in possession of several live threeridge mussels in…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 7, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Beltran responded to a complaint that a Freeport resident had a raccoon taken from the wild and was keeping it as a pet. Upon arrival, the raccoon was found to be domesticated and begging for food. CPO Beltran transported the animal to a licensed animal rehabilitator, and the woman was…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 24, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis Cn Henry County, While on patrol at the Hennepin Canal, CPO Posateri approached a fisherman who said, “Well you caught me.” The Colona man did not have a valid fishing license, and a further check showed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was placed in handcuffs and transported to the Henry County…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 10, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Putnam County, CPOs Finn and Wagner were launching a boat at the Hennepin Boat Launch when they observed another vehicle’s brakes give way while that person was unloading their boat. The truck and the trailer went into the water, submerging both. CPO Finn retrieved tow straps, and CPO Wagner backed his squad down the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 27, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Winnebago County, CPO Alt inspected boats and fishermen on Pierce Lake in Rock Cut State Park. Violations documented included: unlawful operation of a motorboat without a fire extinguisher, unlawful operation of a motorboat without a sounding device, unlawful operation of a watercraft without a certificate of number in possession, and unlawful operation of a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 13, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, while conducting recreational boat safety inspections, CPO Jones checked a Lanark man who was in possession of his limit of largemouth bass. The man had one bass that was not the legal length. CPO Jones took a photograph of the short bass and released it back into the Mississippi River. A citation…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 29, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri received a call from a witness saying he watched a man with a cast net take bass from the Hennepin Canal at the Colona Boat Ramp. She responded to the area, and the man was found to be in possession of four fish illegally taken with a cast net. Only…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 15, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis IIn Henry County, While patrolling at the Hennepin Canal, CPO Posateri found a car blocking the gate. The car was filled with food and other household items. The owner of the car and another subject were located, and they were camping in a restricted area. Both subjects had active warrants for their arrest, and they…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 1, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Palumbo investigated the unlawful take of a hen wild turkey during the spring 2018 turkey season. The hunter was issued a citation and a written warning, and the hen eastern wild turkey was seized. In Henry County, CPO Posateri met with a landowner after his chickens and pheasants were attacked. The…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 18, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri received dispositions regarding the following cases: (1) A Prophetstown man pleaded guilty to the charges of unlawfully taking a deer with a rifle and unlawfully taking a deer out of season. He was assessed a total fine of $400; (2) A 20-year-old Davenport, Iowa man pled guilty to OUI…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 4, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Jones issued a Mount Carroll woman a citation for damage to property for backing over two signs at Mississippi Palisades State Park. In Stephenson County, CPO Fraser assisted CPO Alt with an unlawful take of Canada goose complaint. Witnesses stated a high school age male shot a Canada goose from a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 20, 2018

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis CPO Jones cited an Arlington Heights man for unlawful entry to a closed nature preserve and unlawful pursuit of animals in a closed nature preserve. A Barrington man was also cited for unlawful entry to a restricted area. CPO Palumbo issued a Dixon man a citation and a written warning after an investigation revealed he…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 6, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis CPOs Francisko and Posateri, along with Sgt. Petreikis, conducted snowmobile enforcement. The detail resulted in the issuance of numerous citations and written warnings. The following violations were detected: failure to transfer snowmobile registration to new owner within 15 days of purchase; operation of snowmobile without Illinois snowmobile registration; operation of snowmobile without registration card…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 23, 2018

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis CPO Teas completed an investigation which occurred during the past firearm deer season. Two hunters failed to tag their deer as required, then used another person’s permit to tag one of the deer. The following day, one of the hunters unlawfully took a buck without a permit. Both hunters were cited for their offenses,…