Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 24, 2020

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Palumbo investigated the report of an over-limit of Canada geese, and the report was unfounded. In Ogle County,  while conducting hunting enforcement on state sites, CPO Beltran checked several deer hunters. Several infractions were found, and enforcement action was taken. In Ogle County, CPO Beltran conducted a boat patrol on the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 10, 2020

Editor’s note: Due to the holidays, DNR has not updated its CPO activity reports since Nov. 15. These reports are taken from past DNR activity reports. Northwest Zone  – Capt. Laura Petreikis While conducting compliance checks on ice fishermen on Pool 13 of the Mississippi River, CPO Palumbo discovered a Freeport fisherman fishing without his fishing license in possession. The…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 27, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Peecher cited a boater because his 10-year-old son was not wearing a life jacket, and seven written warnings issued for various other violations. In Carroll County, while conducting hunting enforcement, CPO Peecher issued a warning to a youth hunting in his stand during youth firearm deer season because he was…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 13, 2019

Northwest Zone – Capt. Laura Petreikis IIn Lee County, CPO Palumbo issued a written warning to a Rockfalls bowhunter for the improper tagging of a buck he harvested at Green River State Wildlife Area. In Lee County, CPOT Williams and CPO Beltran conducted several inspections at Green River State Wildlife Area and discovered hunters unlawfully possessing lead shot, incorrect shot…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 29, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPOs Palumbo and Hoftender, along with CPOT Kiprono, conducted a waterfowl enforcement detail. Several boat blinds were checked, and multiple citations and written warnings were issued for waterfowl and boating violations. Two federal referrals were also submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Refuge officers for two Chicago area bass fishermen being…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 15, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Palumbo investigated the report of an over-limit of Canada geese, and the report was unfounded. In Ogle County,  while conducting hunting enforcement on state sites, CPO Beltran checked several deer hunters. Several infractions were found, and enforcement action was taken. In Ogle County, CPO Beltran conducted a boat patrol on…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 18, 2019

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Teas received a disposition involving a subject who killed a buck during the archery season and failed to tag it. The subject then had another subject purchase a permit to tag the deer. The antlers were seized, and both subjects were charged. The subject who purchased the additional permit paid a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 4, 2019

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. 6, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Rock Island County, CPO Francisko conducted numerous boat patrols on the Rock and Mississippi rivers to check fishermen and perform boat safety inspections. This resulted in 11 citations (three fishing and eight boating) being issued. Forty-eight written warnings were also issued. In Rock Island County, Sgt. Petreikis and CPOT Doescher cited a woman…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 26, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Stephenson County, CPO Beltran and CPOT AJ Hyatt discovered a fisherman in possession of live rusty crayfish (invasive species), and appropriate enforcement action was taken. In Hancock County, While conducting sport fishing compliance checks, CPO Wheatley encountered a male and female fishing at the Niota boat ramp. Neither of the two had a…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 12, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Teas and CPO Trainee (CPOT) Andrew Hyatt responded to a boat accident at Lake Carroll. An overloaded ski boat was pulling a subject on a tube, and the boat took a large wake over the bow. The occupants ran to the rear of the boat which caused the entire boat…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 28, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, While on a boat patrol on Lake Carroll, CPO Palumbo and CPO Trainee (CPOT) Skelton located three juveniles in an unregistered, 10-foot jon boat. Two of the occupants were wearing their PFDs, and the third did not have one available to him. The vessel was followed back to their dock, and…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 14, 2019

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…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 31, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Francisko conducted a commercial fishing investigation. Commercial fishermen are required by law to submit an annual report to the IDNR showing what type and amount of fish they caught. It was determined the man under reported the amount of fish he caught in 2018. Other reporting irregularities were also discovered….

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 17, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Palumbo received a disposition in a case regarding a Thomson man arrested for unlawful take of a trophy caliber white-tailed buck on property he did not have permission to hunt. The man pled guilty; and his fines, costs, and processing fees were more than $600. The processed venison was donated…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 3, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri received a disposition involving a Geneseo man who received a citation for dumping a toilet out on the ice of the Rock River. He pled guilty to the charge of pollution of waterway, and he was fined $120. In Stephenson County, CPOs Beltran and Teas responded to a report…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 19, 2019

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Palumbo issued a Morrison man a citation and written warnings for unlawfully taking a white-tailed buck with no either sex deer permit, failing to tag immediately upon kill, and deer hunting with no habitat stamp. In McDonough County, CPO Elliott completed an investigation involving a nonresident hunter who killed a doe…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 5, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri collected a dead bald eagle that was hit by a car. It will be relayed to the US Fish and Wildlife Service and then forwarded to the National Eagle Repository. Eagles and eagle parts are available only to Native Americans enrolled in federally recognized tribes for use in religious…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 22, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Ogle County, CPO Beltran responded to a complaint of illegal hunting in a subdivision. A Byron man fired a rifle at a coyote in his backyard. The man was issued a ticket and a written warning, and he was educated on lawful coyote hunting. In Stephenson County, CPOs Alt and Hoftender responded to…

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…