Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 25, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters during the last week of the firearms deer season. Hunter numbers were low with the snow and cold weather.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) continued work on the firearms deer season, fielding complaints including hunter-harassment and shooting after legal shooting hours. Sura anticipates a quick transition to early season…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 18, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters in Roseau, Kittson, Marshall, Beltrami, and Lake of the Woods counties. Violations for the week included transporting a loaded firearm, shooting from a road, leaving a camper unattended on a wildlife management area campground, hunting from a permanent scaffold on a WMA, and trespass. CO Corey Sura (Baudette)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 11, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters during the busy opening weekend. Overall, deer-hunting success was hit or miss. Several contacts were made with deer hunters using bait. Other violations included feeding during the feed ban, erecting a permanent blind in a state forest, failing to register deer, transporting loaded rifles, no blaze orange, allowing…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 4, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers and duck hunters on Lake of the Woods. Violations for the week included angling with an extra line, leaving a blind in a wildlife management area overnight, shooting an overlimit of hen mallards, and trespass. CO Corey Sura (Baudette East) reports anglers fishing the Rainy River are having success…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 28, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette East) reports duck hunters were checked and success over the weekend appeared slightly down from recent weeks. Activity on the Rainy River was high over the weekend and the bite is starting to pick up on the river and Lake of the Woods. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls West) worked…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 21, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked duck hunters on the Thief Lake and A hunter was found to be in possession of lead shot. Area ATV riders and grouse hunters were also checked. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) checked anglers on the Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. An individual was cited for netting whitefish during…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 14, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued field training with COC Hams. They spent time checking anglers and waterfowl hunters on Lake of the Woods and at the Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area. Violations encountered were taking a protected bird (sea gull), shooting before legal hours, unplugged shotgun, no license in possession, failure to transfer title, and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 7, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) spent time during the week investigating a waterfowl-hunting trespass complaint. The remainder of the week was spent training.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent time checking anglers on the Rainy River, where the fall bite seems to be picking up. Waterfowl hunters were checked throughout the week as well. Enforcement action was…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 30, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) conducted field training with COC Hams. They spent time attending a waterfowl-identification class, checking bear baits, and checking small-game and waterfowl hunters. Thief Lake had a good turnout, with hunters having mixed success. Violations encountered included shooting before hours and wanton waste. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) conducted field training…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 23, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) conducted field training with COC Anthony Hams. They spent the week working ATV enforcement and checking small-game hunters, anglers, and goose/crane hunters.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) conducted field training with COC Paavola. They attended a public showcase event in East Grand Forks, taught the law and ethics portion of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 16, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) followed up on complaints from the weekend. Enforcement action was taken for failure to allow AIS inspection of water-related equipment. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued to monitor local bear-hunting activity, taught game enforcement at the CO Academy, and taught the law and ethics portion of the firearms safety class…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 9, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked bear, goose, and teal hunters, as well as boaters and anglers on Lake of the Woods and Lake Bronson. Violations for the week included waterfowl hunters who shot early, killed wood ducks out of season, killed sea gulls and a tern, possessed lead while waterfowl hunting, hunted with an unplugged…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 2, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. He provided assistance to the owner of a boat that was found floating down the Warroad River with nobody in it.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) completed annual training and also attended a Lake of the Woods Keep It Clean Committee…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 26, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. ATVing activity was monitored at Beltrami Island State Forest, and assistance was given at an ATV safety class at Carp Pit and a firearms safety class in Warroad.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent time checking bear-bait stations for the approaching…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 19, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) patrolled Lake of the Woods and worked ATVing activity in the area. Training was attended with local law enforcement agencies.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) attended a specialized training conference, checked area anglers, and monitored ATVing activity during the Moose Festival in Karlstad. Parents are reminded that a DOT-approved helmet…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 12, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. He also monitored ATVing activity in the Beltrami Island State Forest while people flocked there for the amazing blueberry picking. Huener and CO Tony Elwell worked the Red River of the North with a North Dakota game warden, checking catfish…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 4, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked ATV riders in the Beltrami Island State Forest and boaters on Lake of the Woods. Violations included walleye overlimit, jet skis operating at above-wakeless speeds too close to shore, jumping wakes, operating late, and allowing a 10-year-old to operate. CO Corey Sura (Baudette East) and CO Prachar wrapped up an…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 29, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) patrolled Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Campers were contacted in Beltrami Island State Forest and warned for camping in one location for more than 14 days.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) worked ATVing activity in the area and checked anglers at various access sites on the Rainy River and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 22, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Fishing has been hit or miss with the mayfly hatch in full swing, along with high water. Enforcement action was taken for anglers using extra lines, possessing illegal-length walleyes, possessing filleted and unmeasurable walleyes on the lake, and possession of marijuana. CO Corey Sura…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 15, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and ATVing activity around Warroad. Enforcement contacts for the week included possession of illegal-length walleyes, angling with an extra line, and operating a watercraft without required navigation lights. Assistance was given to the Roseau Police Department regarding a bear in a tree. CO Jeremy…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 8, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods during the busy holiday weekend. High water levels are impeding lake access in many places.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) continued work on an ongoing investigation, as well as ongoing work on wetland violations. Sura worked with other area officers during the holiday weekend, patrolling…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 1, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted in getting a young great horned owl to a raptor rehabber and investigated two calf depredations. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods, with enforcement action taken for people angling without a license, allowing the illegal operation of a PWC by a juvenile, and a group of clients and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 24, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) contacted an individual who admitted to doing damage in Beltrami Island State Forest, including driving through a metal gate. Assistance was given to the Lake of the Woods Sheriff’s Office with a drowning at the Northwest Angle. CO Corey Sura (Baudette East) focused efforts on ATV and OHM enforcement. Enforcement action…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 17, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) checked anglers fishing on Upper Red Lake and Lake of the Woods. Enforcement action was taken for overlimits of walleyes, fishing with extra lines, and fishing without a current license. Sura also worked an AIS detail in the Baudette area. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) instructed at the CO Academy…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 10, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) answered numerous calls concerning allegedly abandoned deer fawns. People are reminded that wild animals should stay in the wild. He also responded to nuisance-bear complaints and assisted in a wildfire investigation.  CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) monitored angling and conducted ATV patrols in the Beltrami Island State Forest….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 3, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent time working ATV enforcement and checking anglers on Lake of the Woods throughout the week. Sura and CO Huener assisted with a field trip for Warroad elementary first-graders held at the historic Norris Camp. The officers talked to students about wildland survival and safety, and took the students on a…