Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 30, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and monitored ATVing activity around Warroad. ATVs were checked on the trail west of Warroad after multiple complaints about fast and loud machines being operated behind residences. Charges are pending for the operator of an ATV who was driving recklessly – doing “wheelies” on…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 23, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) donated seized walleyes to a local nonprofit fish fry. A fire near Strathcona was investigated, and assistance was given to U.S. marshals in searching for a fugitive near Thief River Falls.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) investigated wetland violations, worked AIS enforcement for Upper Red Lake, checked anglers on Upper Red, Lake…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 16, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent time on ATV enforcement as well checking anglers on Upper Red Lake, the Rainy River, Lake of the Woods, and at the Northwest Angle. Violations encountered included possession of illegal-length walleyes, youth under the age of 10 not wearing life jackets when required, possession of a small amount of marijuana,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 9, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated two possible wolf depredations and checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Huener, along with CO Aaron Larson, also worked a joint operations detail that included the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the Fourth of July in support of Operation Dry Water,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 2, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and followed up on an ATV-related complaint in the Palmville WMA. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) participated in training in Hibbing and took part in a multi-agency training exercise in Baudette. Sura also worked ATV enforcement in the Waskish area and checked anglers on Lake of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 18, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, and AIS enforcement. Time was spent checking anglers on Lake of the Woods and Upper Red Lake. Larson also addressed several beaver-related complaints and a complaint about a bear in Zippel Bay State Park. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) reports working AIS enforcement on Upper Red Lake. He noted…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 11, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) responded to a call about a bear shot out of season in Kittson County, checked anglers on Lake of the Woods/Roseau River, and handled a complaint about ATV riders operating loudly and speeding near people’s homes on the ATV trail west of Warroad.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) assisted Beltrami County and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 4, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Angling success has been fair on both the lake and river. Illegal-length walleyes encountered on Lake of the Woods. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily angling enforcement on Lake of the Woods. Time was also spent at Zippel Bay State…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 28, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. A joint detail was worked with the U.S. Coast Guard. A complaint was taken about a possible wolf depredation, and a state trapper was set up to trap in the area north of Badger.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 21, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated an arson fire and checked anglers during the opening weekend of fishing. Enforcement action was taken for burning without a burn permit, angling with extra lines, angling without a license, and operating an unregistered, motorized kayak. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily angling enforcement. Larson spent time on the Rainy…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 14, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked ATV enforcement and angling activity. He also patrolled forests, parks, and public accesses. An investigation was completed regarding a wolf depredation. In addition, an investigation was completed regarding a nuisance bear that was shot and unreported, resulting in enforcement action being taken. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily angling…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 7, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked turkey hunters and pike anglers. Enforcement action was taken in Marshall County for an untagged turkey that was being transported. On the Warroad River, enforcement action was taken for fishing without a license, fishing for northern pike and walleyes out of season, and angling with an extra line from a…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 16, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) did follow-up work on a couple of arson cases. Contact was made with a turkey hunter who was putting out bait to attract turkeys. The hunter was informed of turkey-baiting laws, which are similar to deer-baiting laws. Online training was completed. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 2, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated arson fires in western Roseau County and Kittson County. Evidence was transported to the BCA lab in Bemidji. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on the Rainy River and public accesses, patrolled local state parks and forests, responded to calls for service, and answered questions regarding Lake of the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 26, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked pike anglers on Lake of the Woods. Several arsons were investigated in Marshall and Kittson counties. Charges are pending for a grassland arson in Kittson County.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) spent time working angling activity on Lake of the Woods, patrolling state parks and forests, and assisting with a fire…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 19, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working ATVing and angling activity on special-regulation lakes this past week. Regas reports starting to see open water on some lakes. Two tires of an ATV dropped through the ice on a bad spot of the ice on Gull Lake.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling, off-highway vehicle, and fire…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 12, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working ATVing enforcement and angling activity throughout this past week. The warm weather brought out lots of anglers. Violations encountered and addressed this past week included several violations for operating ATVs in restricted areas of the Chippewa National Forest and on nonmotorized trails, and angling license violations.  CO Corey Sura…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 5, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports checking anglers and monitoring activity on snowmobile trails this week. Regas reports the warm weather this past week took a toll on snowmobile trails, which deteriorated quickly and are in poor condition. CO Nicholas Prachar (Blackduck) investigated an area river that had been filled in with dirt and debris. An…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 26, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) worked snowmobile enforcement and angling activity on special-regulation lakes this past week. Time also was spent patrolling area grant-in-aid snowmobile trails with neighboring officers.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) continued his focus on angling and off-highway vehicle enforcement this past week. Enforcement action taken this past week included a motor vehicle other…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 12, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area  CO Nicholas Prachar (Blackduck) reports fishing was difficult and staying warm was even more difficult this week. Enforcement action was taken for angling with extra lines, no angling license in possession, and numerous violations for controlled substances. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) patrolled state forests and parks, received training, and worked angling activity on Lake of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 5, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working trapping, snowmobiling, and angling activity this past week. Time was spent patrolling area trails, assisting Bemidji DNR Wildlife with the bobcat/fur registration and conducting follow-up investigation of ongoing trapping cases. Regas also handled two separate incidents of incidental catches of wolves in trappers’ coyote sets.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 29, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working trapping and angling activity on special-regulation lakes. Time was spent monitoring area snowmobile trail activity, handling various wildlife-related calls, and working a snowmobile detail with CO Tom Hutchins. Regas responded to a call from a local logger who reported a bear had been killed during a logging operation. The…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 22, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working trapping and angling activity on special-regulation lakes throughout this past week. Time also was spent patrolling area snowmobile trails and answering assorted wildlife-related calls about car-killed deer and incidental catches of fishers and pine martens.   CO Corey Sura (Baudette) assisted Koochiching County, Lake of the Woods County, and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 15, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working trapping activity and angling activity on special-regulation lakes this past week. Time also was spent patrolling area snowmobile trails, handling reports about incidental catches of pine martens and fishers, and investigating TIP calls.   CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) primarily worked angling and off-highway vehicle activity on Lake of the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 8, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked coyote hunters and anglers around Roseau County. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included angling without a license and angling with extra lines. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, snowmobiling, and trapping enforcement. Larson attended fisher/marten registration in Baudette and spent time checking anglers on…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 1, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked traps, followed up on angling and drug cases, and investigated a complaint about hunting deer over bait. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) reports spending time patrolling on Upper Red Lake and investigating a TIP report with several area officers. Violations encountered included no fish house/shelter license, fishing without a license, possessing…