Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 18, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Marc Johnson worked waterfowl hunters at Thief Lake and Lake of the Woods, small-game hunters, and ATV riders in the Beltrami State Forest. In addition, they spoke at a local trapper education class in Roseau and followed up on complaints of equipment left inside two WMAs.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 11, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Marc Johnson checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River, and duck hunters on Thief Lake. Violations encountered during the past week included hunting ducks with an unplugged shotgun, transporting a loaded firearm, failure to retrieve ducks, and leaving a tree stand overnight on a WMA. …

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 4, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted local law enforcement on the Roseau River after a high-water event.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) reports the past week’s cold and wet weather brought an influx of waterfowl – multiple species of ducks and geese alike. The weather also led to a better view of the forest floor, making it…

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted CO Eric Benjamin on a complaint of illegal activity by a fishing guide and commercial fish packer. Duck hunters were checked on the Thief Lake and Roseau River wildlife management areas. Duck-hunting violations for the week included failure to retrieve ducks, hunting with an unplugged shotgun, transporting a loaded firearm,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 6, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked goose- and bear-hunting activity. Goose-hunting success was spotty, but several limits were observed. Goose hunters are reminded to know what licenses are needed.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked the Labor Day weekend monitoring the start of the early goose and bear seasons. Success was better than average in…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 30, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked area bear-baiting activity. Assistance was given to local law enforcement with the apprehension of an individual who was under the influence of illegal drugs and wielding a knife.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued monitoring bear-baiting activity in the area. Enforcement action was taken for baiting bears without a…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 23, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, AIS, and bear-baiting enforcement. Several calls concerning the upcoming deer and bear seasons were handled.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) attended training, responded to a call about possible feral swine at large, and monitored the start of bear-baiting activities. Enforcement action was taken for failure to register a…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 16, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, AIS, boat and water, and angling enforcement. Several reported shoreline violations were investigated and a Critical Intervention Team course was attended.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) gave a presentation at the MinnAqua Youth Fishing Clinic in Thief River Falls, provided a ride-along for a local high school student,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 9, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Red River of the North and Lake of the Woods. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, angling with too many lines, and possession of an overlimit of walleyes.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) monitored area angling and ATVing activity.  Numerous calls about the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 2, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers at the Northwest Angle, Warroad, and on the Roseau River.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) instructed at the CO Academy during “game week” responded to a call about a car-killed elk. CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working angling and boating activity on special-regulation lakes throughout the week. Time…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 26, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored area angling and ATVing activity. Complaints were fielded regarding truck operators rutting up a sensitive area in the Beltrami Island State Forest. Charges are pending.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, AIS and angling enforcement. A two-year pilot program went into effect that will allow ATV and UTV traffic in…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 19, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended the funeral of Red Lake Nation Conservation Officer Shannon Barron. Instruction was done at the CO Academy at Camp Ripley.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, AIS, and angling enforcement. Time also was spent monitoring traffic in the forest this past week as gatherers are starting to scout for berries…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 12, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. ATV activity was monitored in the Beltrami Island State Forest during the Fourth of July holiday. Enforcement action was taken for operating an off-highway motorcycle on city streets, minor in possession of alcohol while driving, transporting fish with no patch…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 5, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River. Violations included possession of illegal-length walleyes and failure to transfer ownership of a watercraft.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, AIS, boat and water, and angling enforcement. An investigation into a deer-poaching case from last November was completed with help…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 28, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River, Red Lake River, and Lake of the Woods. EVOC training was attended at Camp Ripley. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, angling with extra lines, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and failure to transfer ownership of a watercraft.  CO Tony Elwell…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 21, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Enforcement action was taken for possession of illegal-length walleyes and possession of marijuana. A wolf was found shot near Badger. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the TIP line.  CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) investigated a possible Wetland…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 14, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated a fire near Badger. Enforcement action taken for an angler using too many lines. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) reminds anglers fishing Lake of the Woods: You may not possess more than your Minnesota limit of fish when fishing the lake regardless if you have an Ontario or Manitoba angling…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 7, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. A calf depredation was investigated near Lake Bronson.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, AIS, boat and water, and angling enforcement. Benjamin strongly suggests people read the regulations booklet before heading out onto public lands with their ATVs. This will help ensure good memories…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 31, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) patrolled Lake of the Woods, the Rainy River, and the Warroad River. A meeting was attended with stakeholders at the Northwest Angle. A busy weekend was worked on Lake of the Woods during Memorial Day weekend. One boat owner was cited for the second time for denying inspection of his watercraft…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 24, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked boaters, anglers, and campers in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with CO Anthony Bermel on a detail. Violations encountered included possession of marijuana and possession of glass and aluminum in the BWCA.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) worked OHV, boat and water, and angling enforcement. High winds kept most…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 17, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated a fire near Viking. A meeting was attended at the Warroad Customs office with other departments from Minnesota and Ontario. Assistance was given in searching for a missing 2-year-old near Swift.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked the walleye opener with CO Mishler on the Rainy River and Lake…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 10, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored trapping, sturgeon angling, turkey hunting, and ATVing activity. A hunter turned over an accidental turkey overlimit. Two birds were killed with one shot.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, solid waste, and angling enforcement. Annual spring burning restrictions are in effect as of April 29; this will be lifted once…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 3, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) spoke at the Greenbush firearms safety class. Area ATV activity was monitored in the Roseau, Warroad, and Northwest Angle areas. A series of grass fires were investigated in the Warroad area.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, boat and water safety, AIS, and angling enforcement. For those of you bringing your…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 26, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked turkey hunters and sturgeon anglers. Arson training was attended at Camp Ripley. Violations for the week included hunting turkeys in the wrong zone and boat registration violations. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, snowmobile, boat and water, AIS and angling enforcement. Sturgeon anglers had a great week on the Rainy…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 19, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, boat and water, AIS, and angling enforcement. Just getting a bite was the highlight of some anglers’ days for most of the week on the Rainy River, as fishing was tough at best. Poor water clarity, floating and submerged debris, fast current, rain, freezing rain and snow, all mixed…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 12, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Rainy River. Fishing reports were spotty, but a good number of sturgeon and walleye anglers reported success. Boating safety violations were encountered, as was a group of anglers in possession of marijuana.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, snowmobile, AIS and angling enforcement. The majority of Benjamin’s…