Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

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…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 25, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods, as well as archery deer-hunting and trapping activity around Roseau County. Violations for the past week included hunting deer with the aid of bait, possessing an overlimit of walleyes, possession of marijuana, angling with an extra line, and felony possession of cocaine. CO Aaron…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 18, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) removed illegal stands from area wildlife management areas and attended training at Camp Ripley. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods. Ice on the lake is still forming and shifting. It remains very dangerous with many large cracks, heaves, and areas of open water.  CO…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 11, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Tou Vang conducted commercial taxidermy inspections and followed up on deer that were not registered. They also report working muzzleloader hunters, as well as ice anglers on Lake of the Woods and Upper Red Lake. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) reports calls included a complaint of dogs chasing deer…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 4, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Tou Vang did follow-up from the deer season and investigated an illegal snare case. Enforcement action was taken for failing to tend traps and having no breakaway device on a snare. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) primarily worked big-game enforcement. Larson spent time following up on deer-hunting violations that occurred…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 27, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Tou Vang worked deer hunters through the last weekend of the rifle season. They also investigated a case in which multiple deer were shot and left in fields at multiple locations. Thanks to the public’s help relaying information, they were able to find the suspect and close this case. …

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 20, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Tou Vang checked deer hunters throughout the past week. Violations for the week included hunting with the aid of bait, transporting a loaded rifle, failure to register deer, and failure to tag deer. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) continued working the firearms deer season. Many calls and complaints were fielded…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 13, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) prepared for and worked the opening weekend of the firearms deer season. Several baited stands were investigated with Lt. Benjamin and CO Johnson, and charges are pending. A check of an illegal camp found the occupant with multiple arrest warrants.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily ATV, small-game, and big-game enforcement….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 6, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) reports charges are pending for the drivers and passengers of two different vehicles stopped near Grygla for shining. They were found to be in possession of firearms, and the occupants of one vehicle also possessed a deer. A juvenile swan was captured and will be brought to a rehab facility. CO…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 30, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked duck hunters and began preparations for deer season. Duck hunters were breaking ice on Thief Lake and other small wetlands. Reports about bears in trees are coming in, and onlookers are encouraged to give the bears space until they can get down from the tree and leave. CO Aaron Larson…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 23, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked duck-hunting activity on Thief Lake, Nereson Wildlife Management Area, Lake of the Woods and Roseau River WMA. A stranded boat of duck hunters was towed in from Lake of the Woods near Warroad. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) spent time at the Northwest Angle working migratory waterfowl and angling activity. …

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 16, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked duck hunters on the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area and Thief Lake. Enforcement contacts included transporting a loaded firearm, possessing lead shot, and failure to make an effort to retrieve a wounded goose. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, small-game, waterfowl, and big-game enforcement. Several contacts were made during a…