Michigan DNR

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 19, 2019

DISTRICT 1 While checking anglers at a rural lake, CO Anna Viau heard radio traffic of an individual brandishing and threatening people with a firearm in a nearby town. Viau assisted other local law enforcement in securing the scene and clearing the suspect’s residence. The situation was concluded without incident and the investigation is ongoing. COs Josh Boudreaux and John…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 5, 2019

DISTRICT 1 No reports DISTRICT 2 CO Steve Butzin was patrolling the Gladstone area when he observed a dirt bike traveling down a busy highway. A traffic stop was conducted on the dirt bike operator and further investigation found that the operator was recently released from the Delta County jail on bond for an operating while intoxicated (OWI) second offense…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 21, 2019

DISTRICT 1 Conservation Officer Brett DeLonge assisted with multiple presentations at Northern Michigan University for several local high school career days. DeLonge presented with other local law enforcement representatives including Michigan State Police, Marquette County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan Department of Corrections, and Forsyth Township Police Department. The presentation provided students with insight on the responsibilities of law enforcement officers from…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 7, 2019

DISTRICT 1 While patrolling one of the many trout streams in Marquette County, CO Josh Boudreaux came upon a freshly burned pile of garbage, including items such as a car stereo and other household items. Sifting through the ashes, Boudreaux was able to locate some information that pointed to a suspect in the city of Marquette. With assistance from CO…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 24, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Jeremy Sergey received a report that an individual had a pile of trash in their backyard so enormous that the trash is blowing into several neighboring yards due to the wind. Neighbors have stated they can no longer keep their pigs outside due to the high volume of accumulating plastic, which the pigs eat. The individual stated…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 10, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Brett DeLonge responded to a complaint of a dead moose along the Michigamme River. The young moose was located and found to be covered entirely in ticks. The head and several organs were removed to be sent for testing at the DNR Wildlife Laboratory in Lansing. CO John Kamps checked a boat returning from Lake Superior in…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 26, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Josh Boudreaux responded to a 911 hang-up call at the residence of an elderly female in northern Marquette County. Dispatch operators stated they could not get an answer when they called the residence back and were concerned it may be a medical emergency. Boudreaux began knocking on doors and windows, attempting to gain a response from someone…

Lake trout limit reduced on Grand Traverse Bay

At last week’s meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in Lansing, commission acted to reduce daily possession limit of lake trout in these waters from two fish to one. Change was necessary because 2018 recreational harvest limit for lake trout in Grand Traverse Bay was exceeded.

Michigan DNR names new deputy director

(Michigan DNR)Michigan DNR Director Dan Eichinger announced Friday, April 12 that Shannon Hanna has been named natural resources deputy for the agency, an appointment that will take effect following the May 31 retirement of Bill O’Neill, the department’s current natural resources deputy. Hanna has more than 20 years of experience with the DNR, most recently as assistant chief of the…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 12, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Cody Smith was on patrol when he noticed a vehicle parked on the side of the road with the hazard lights on. After approaching the vehicle, Smith learned that the vehicle’s fuel had gelled up and they were trying to get a tow through their insurance company. Smith waited with the vehicle being that it was -7…

Now that’s a Michigan walleye

Michigan DNR Fisheries staffers were out jaw-tagging walleye April 2 on the Tittabawassee River and stumbled across this 16.5-pounder – about a pound shy of the state record. The DNR is asking that, if you happen to come across a fish with a jaw tag, to let them know at www.michigan.gov/taggedfish. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fish, Michigan DNR, Michigan DNR Fisheries,…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 29, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO John Kamps was patrolling Trail 8 in Marquette County when a snowmobile blew past a stop sign and crossed a frequently traveled road. The CO was able to make contact with the individual later down the trail and law enforcement action was taken for careless snowmobile operation. CO John Kamps assisted the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department search…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 15, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Zach Painter received reports of a snowmobiler who was separated from his group and could not be located. They lost contact with the 70-year old subject earlier in the morning on Lake Gogebic. Painter was notified early in the afternoon and responded to Bergland where the subject had been seen earlier in the day. Painter located the…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 1, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Brett DeLonge and probationary CO Breanna Reed donated approximately 200 pounds of moose and deer meat to the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. The venison was supplied from a deer that was illegally taken and the moose meat was the result of a moose that was hit by a vehicle. Superior Custom Game Processing donated its…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 15, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Johnathan Kamps completed an investigation for tagging a deer with a base license. Upon investigation and interview with the suspect, the CO determined that the individual still had an unvalidated deer combo tag in possession. Kamps also found out the suspect shot two bucks during the 2018 season that were in violation of Upper Peninsula antler point…