Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 20, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) went to Camp Ripley to instruct boat operation to new boat and water deputies. Anglers were checked on the Warroad River and Lake of the Woods. High winds made access to the lake challenging, and fishing overall was quite slow.  CO Ryan Brown (Karlstad) reports working the fishing opener as well…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 13, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked turkey hunters in Roseau and Marshall counties and northern pike anglers on Lake of the Woods. Enforcement contacts included angling during a closed season, operating an unregistered ATV, and possessing a spear on Minnesota waters after sunset. CO Ryan Brown (Karlstad) continued to monitor turkey-hunting and fishing activity in the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 6, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) removed and demolished a fishing shelter left on Lake of the Woods. Anglers were checked on the Warroad River, as were turkey hunters in Roseau and Marshall counties.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) reports another week of high, fast, dirty water and less-than-ideal weather conditions made angling success for sturgeon pretty low…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 29, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continues to monitor the removal of the remains of multiple fishing shelters on Lake of the Woods and Hayes Lake.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) and CO Curtis Simonson pulled in to a local river access where they found several individuals attempting to load a half-sunken boat onto its trailer. Apparently the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 22, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked turkey hunters in Marshall County. A nonresident deer hunter was cited for purchasing and filling a resident deer tag in the fall of 2021. Other enforcement action was taken for hunting without a license in possession and failing to validate a turkey tag before removing the bird from the place…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 15, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated a calf depredation in the Greenbush area. Tip-up anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods, and work continues removing old frozen-in fishing shelters. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) attended annual training at Camp Ripley. Time was spent on the Rainy River for what was an expected busy weekend. Enforcement action…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 8, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) taught waterfowl identification and enforcement techniques to conservation officers who attended the past two academies. The training was at Whitewater State Park. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent time on both the hard water and open water, as the Rainy River is once again fishable by boat. Violations encountered included fishing without…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 1, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) responded to a call about an injured bear. Upon Huener’s arrival, the bear was found to have been flooded out of its den, which was a culvert under a road. The bear was quite groggy but was completely healthy and moved on after waking up and getting its “bearings.” A calf…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 25, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and Hayes Lake. Lake of the Woods has gotten sloppy with the warm weather. Two people were interviewed after it was discovered they killed a deer during the fall of 2021 and purchased a license afterward to cover the illegal deer. CO Corey Sura…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 18, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued to monitor ice shelter removal prior to the upcoming removal date, conducted equipment maintenance, and investigated the dumping of deer carcasses on a local wildlife management area. CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) monitored angling and snowmobiling activity this week. Enforcement action was taken for storing ice shelters…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 11, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers and snowmobiles on Lake of the Woods. Despite slow fishing, several overlimits of walleyes and sauger were found. Other violations included angling with extra lines, operating unregistered snowmobiles, and no shelter license on a non-portable ice shelter. CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) investigated a wolf mortality, conducted snowmobile…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 4, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and snowmobilers around Roseau County. Fishing remains slow on Lake of the Woods, but one group of anglers was found in possession of more than their limit of walleyes and sauger.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) attended a Lake of the Woods Keep It Clean…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 25, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) talked with a landowner regarding deer feeding and assisted with the Greenbush snowmobile safety class. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods, and a meeting was attended at the Northwest Angle regarding bear hunting. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent time checking anglers on Lake of the Woods and monitoring snowmobiling…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 18, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and monitored snowmobiling activity on trails around Roseau County. Enforcement contacts for the week included possession of marijuana, possession of an overlimit of sauger, angling with extra lines, and failure to transfer ownership and renew snowmobile registration.  CO Ryan Brown (Karlstad) continued to monitor…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 11, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted with removing a dead deer from under a Warroad resident’s front porch. The cause of death is unknown, but it’s suspected to be from an injury caused by being struck by a vehicle. Anglers and snowmobile riders were checked on Lake of the Woods and in the Warroad area.  CO…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 4, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Warroad River. Several complaints have been taken regarding ATVs on the state snowmobile trails. Assistance was given with the Roseau snowmobile safety class. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) assisted with furbearer registration, spent time patrolling area snowmobile trails, and checked anglers on Lake…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 28, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended training at Camp Ripley. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods and Hayes Lake. Assistance was given to a Manitoba conservation officer and RCMP officer with checking anglers along the international border by Buffalo Point on Lake of the Woods.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) taught the law…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 21, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. Charges are pending for an individual who wasted several northern pike and a white-tailed deer.  CO Ryan Brown (Karlstad) reports working snowmobiling and fishing activity throughout the area. He also continued to investigate big-game cases from this past year’s deer…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 7, 2022

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included angling without a license, possessing an overlimit of walleyes and sauger, and possessing illegal-length walleyes.  CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) conducted patrols for trapping, ice angling, and snowmobiling activity this week.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) responded with fire and rescue…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 24, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent time checking anglers on Lake of the Woods and Upper Red Lake. Violations included fishing with extra lines, possession of marijuana, and fishing without a license. Sura and CO Ben Huener also partook in a field trip at Norris Camp with elementary students from Warroad. The officers discussed ice safety…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 17, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked area muzzleloader hunting, trapping, and angling activity. Angling on Lake of the Woods was overall good, but inconsistent.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent days checking anglers on Upper Red Lake and Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included an overlimit of walleyes/sauger, an overlimit of walleyes greater than 17 inches…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 10, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent time checking anglers on Upper Red Lake throughout the week. Much like anglers’ success, the thickness of the ice also varied across the lake. It was reported that an ATV went through the ice on the northeast side of the lake, even though the average thickness of the ice on…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 3, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) completed some cases from the firearms deer season. Complaints also were investigated from the archery and muzzleloader deer seasons. Huener responded to a call about two large bucks south of Badger whose anglers were stuck together. One of the deer had injuries to its head and was almost dead upon arrival….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 26, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters throughout a slow second week of the firearms deer season. Violations encountered included shooting from a vehicle at deer, transporting an illegally taken big-game animal, trespassing, and transporting a loaded firearm. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued monitoring area firearms deer hunters during the final weekend of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 19, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer hunters throughout Roseau, Marshall, Kittson, and Lake of the Woods counties. The weather definitely affected hunter success, but a number of successful hunters were observed late during the second weekend of the season.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) continued to work the firearms deer season. Sura also took a call…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 12, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent the weekend working the firearms deer season. Although the weather was excellent, hunting success was relatively low. However, this was not the case for the fishing on Lake of the Woods. Sura decided to take a break from deer-hunting action to check a few anglers. In doing so, he contacted…