Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

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…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 9, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling, small-game, big-game, and waterfowling activity. A call about an injured bald eagle also was received. After a brief pursuit, the eagle was safely captured and delivered to a raptor rehab center.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued to monitor waterfowling activity and investigated deer-baiting complaints. Area hunters are…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 2, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers and boaters along the Roseau Rive while also working hunting activity throughout the station and investigating illegal hunting stands on the Palmville Wildlife Management Area. Duck hunters were checked in pools 1, 2, and 3 of the Roseau River WMA during the opening weekend.   CO Marc Johnson (Warroad)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 25, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) reports checking sandhill crane, grouse, and goose hunters during the weekend. A firearms qualification in Perham was attended, and a presidential security detail was worked in Bemidji.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily small-game and big-game enforcement. Hunters found some success hunting grouse, but it remains difficult with many leaves still…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 18, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Vang checked goose hunters near Warroad and on Lake of the Woods. Area anglers also were checked and a calf depredation was investigated.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked early goose hunting and the youth waterfowl hunt. Calls were fielded throughout the station, and assistance was given to other…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 11, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued field training with COC Vang and reports a busy weekend checking bear hunters, goose hunters, anglers, and elk hunters. Bear-hunting success seemed good and a large elk was checked in Kittson County. Multiple commercial inspections were done on local bear guides. Violations for the week included failure to register bear…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 4, 2020

District 1 — Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued field training with COC Vang. They report working boating and sportfishing on Lake of the Woods, as well as checking bear bait stations. A complaint was received and followed up on regarding an ATV being operated in the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling/boating…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 28, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) began field training with COC Vang. They worked boating and sportfishing on Lake of the Woods and checked bear bait stations in the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area. A complaint was received and followed up on regarding a trespass issue and no registration of deer.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 21, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. A group of anglers was checked on the Roseau River who were found to be in possession of an overlimit of walleyes. Upon further investigation, it was determined the boat’s operator was intoxicated. The operator subsequently was arrested for BWI. …

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 14, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement throughout the station. In addition, time was spent investigating a wolf depredation case, assisting other local law enforcement agencies, and patrolling state parks and forests. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, and aquatic invasive species enforcement. Angling activity was…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 7, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked AIS and angling activity on Lake of the Woods and at public accesses. In addition, time was spent working ATV enforcement throughout the station.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) answered questions on hunting by falconry and the upcoming bear season.  CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) worked ATVing, boating…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 31, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted with the CO Academy at Camp Ripley, where he taught boating to the new cadets. Work was done on Lake of the Woods, checking anglers and boaters. Citations were issued for possessing illegal-length walleyes, insufficient life jackets on a watercraft, and operating an unregistered personal watercraft. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 24, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement throughout the station. In addition, time was spent assisting CO Ben Huener on a wolf-depredation call and patrolling state forests and parks.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, and aquatic invasive species enforcement. Violations encountered throughout the week included…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 17, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement throughout the station. Violations encountered included fishing with extra lines, possession of an illegal-length walleye, failure to display valid registration, fishing with no angling license in possession, and allowing illegal operation of an ATV. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 10, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. ATVs and other recreational vehicles were checked around Roseau and Marshall counties. Several overlimit cases were made despite anglers reporting slower walleye fishing.  CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) spent the past week checking anglers, conducting ATV patrols throughout the station, and fielding questions…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 3, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted with training at the CO Academy at Camp Ripley and checked anglers and boaters on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Violations encountered included possession of an illegal-length walleye, a juvenile operating a personal watercraft without training, and operating a PWC within one hour of sunset. CO Marc…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 26, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. Anglers were cited for possessing illegal-length walleyes, angling without a license and possessing drug paraphernalia. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement. In addition, he patrolled area state parks and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 19, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored area angling and ATV activity, as well as wildlife management areas around Roseau and Lake of the Woods counties. Assistance was given with a nuisance bear issue. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and public accesses, and ATV enforcement on local trails….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 29, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. A fire was investigated, and enforcement action was taken for burning without a permit. A deer season license issue also was investigated. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked primarily angling and ATVing enforcement. Violations encountered included illegal-length walleyes, expired boat registration,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 22, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. A barred owl was rescued from the Roseau River. It had become entangled in fishing line that was attached to a snagged lure in a tree. The wet, hypothermic owl was untangled, dried off, warmed up, and released to the…