Michigan DNR

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 30, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Cody Smith assisted with a search and recovery of a subject who had gone cliff jumping at Canyon Falls in Baraga County. The individual had jumped off the falls around 8 p.m. and was unable to get out of the river due to the high current from recent rains. The search party was called off after searching…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 16, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Jeremy Sergey received a report of an individual who killed a snapping turtle when the turtle season was closed. Sergey interviewed the individual and obtained a confession as well as photographs of the individual holding the dead turtle. Charges have been filed with the Menominee County District Court for killing a turtle out of season. CO Boudreaux…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 2, 2019

 DISTRICT 1 After checking out of service from a long day of marine and ORV patrol, CO Anna Viau heard radio traffic about a fatal boating accident that occurred on a body of water known for its heavy recreational use. Viau assisted other local law enforcement with the rescue and recovery of other parties and equipment throughout the night and…

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.