Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

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…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 15, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked angling enforcement and assisted the Roseau Police Department with a search warrant. A report was received and investigated concerning a decapitated bear that was illegally dumped.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, and trapping enforcement. With high winds and cold weather during the opening weekend, anglers mainly fished the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 8, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked ATV enforcement, turkey hunting, and beaver trapping around Roseau, Marshall, and Kittson counties. He also monitored sturgeon fishing on the Rainy River. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on the Rainy River and at local public accesses. In addition, he patrolled area state forests and assisted DNR Forestry with…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 1, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked turkey hunters as well as sturgeon and sucker anglers. Violations encountered during the past week included illegal possession of a spear at night near water and underage consumption of alcohol. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked the sturgeon opener on the Rainy River and small-game activity in his station. In addition,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 24, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling, small-game, and ATVing enforcement. He also patrolled local state parks and forests. In addition, he followed up on several complaints that now are ongoing investigations and assisted the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office with a party complaint in the Beltrami Island State Forest.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 17, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and Hayes Lake. Anglers driving multiple hours to fish the area are reminded of the governor’s executive order to stay near their homes. Warnings were issued for no state park permit. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 10, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked angling enforcement and patrolled local state forest and parks facilities. Violations encountered at Hayes Lake State Park included people entering the park without park permits and one angler using an extra line.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) responded to a call about a dead raptor on the side of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 3, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a fish overlimit complaint. Area wildlife management areas and state parks were patrolled. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked fishing activity on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a complaint about an overlimit of walleyes. Violations encountered included…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 27, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored snowmobiling activity west of Warroad following complaints about snowmobilers driving too fast, too loud, and not stopping for intersections. Area wildlife management areas were patrolled, and a complaint about dumped deer is being investigated. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 20, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Anglers are reminded that dead smelt and herring need to be certified VHS disease-free.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a complaint about property left in the Beltrami Island State Forest. Violations encountered included…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 13, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling and snowmobiling enforcement. The warmer weather has created slushy and wet conditions on Lake of the Woods ice roads.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued to conduct follow-up investigations from the past deer season and monitored area snowmobiling and angling activity. Enforcement action was taken for snowmobile-registration violations….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 6, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored snowmobiling and angling activities in the Roseau and Warroad areas and on Lake of the Woods. A group on Lake of the Woods was found to be in possession of an illegal-length walleye as well as being over their limit of walleyes and sauger, which they had filleted in an…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 28, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked a detail on Lake of the Woods with other officers from around the state and assisted at the Greenbush snowmobile safety class. During the detail, a large group of 13 anglers was found to be in possession of an overlimit of walleyes and sauger. Other violations encountered included angling with…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 21, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling and snowmobiling activity on Lake of the Woods and assisted with a snowmobile safety course in Warroad. Violations encountered included taking fish without an angling license, no permanent shelter license, unmarked permanent shelter, and no angling license in possession. CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working snowmobiling and angling activity…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 14, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked area snowmobiling and angling activity. Multiple contacts were made with snowmobilers in the Roseau and Salol areas for speeding and failing to stop at intersections.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling enforcement on Lake of the Woods. Larson worked with several other officers across the lake, finding violations including no…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 7, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked angling activity on Lake of the Woods. Multiple overlimits were uncovered. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) assisted with the bobcat and otter fur registration and worked a snowmobile/angling detail on Lake of the Woods along with other officers from throughout the state. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling enforcement on Lake…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 31, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked angling activity on Lake of the Woods. The area adjacent to the Canadian border was patrolled with agents from the U.S. Border Patrol.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a complaint regarding a deer taken during the archery season. Violations…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 24, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. The lake is seeing a lot of traffic from anglers in wheelhouses who would normally be fishing other places around the state. Violations for the week included angling with extra lines, possession of marijuana, angling without a license, riding a snowmobile on a bike…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 17, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included no snowmobile trail pass and possessing an overlimit of walleyes and sauger.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a call regarding an incidentally trapped pine marten. In addition, Johnson attended…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 10, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Violations during the past week included overlimits of walleyes and sauger, angling with extra lines, and angling without a license. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) reports that Lake of the Woods saw a huge influx of anglers after Upper Red Lake…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 3, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and trappers throughout Roseau County. Violations encountered included possession of marijuana and illegal import of minnows from out of state.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) completed field training and was assigned to his permanent station in Warroad. He spent time getting to know the area…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 27, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted COs Woinarowicz and Benjamin with a gross overlimit involving two anglers. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) received regarding individuals camping/leaving equipment overnight at Wheeler’s Point and the Graceton Beach public access parking areas. Neither of these allow for camping or leaving trucks and trailers overnight. Enforcement action will be taken…