Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

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…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 20, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored angling and muzzleloader deer hunting in the area. Follow-up was done on a couple of cases from the firearms deer season. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked sportfishing and snowmobiling enforcement. In certain areas, resorters are letting ATVers and snowmobilers onto the ice. Continue checking with resorts for ice road updates…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 13, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked muzzleloader deer hunters in the area and checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Follow up was conducted regarding cases related to the firearms deer season.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked sportfishing and big- and small-game enforcement. Ice conditions continue to improve on a daily basis, and more and more…

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) closed out cases from the firearms deer season. Enforcement action taken for angling without a license in possession, trespassing on agricultural lands, failure to validate a deer tag at the site of a kill, transporting an untagged deer in a motor vehicle and unlawful party hunting.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 29, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked hunters on the final weekend of the deer season. Violations for the week included failure to register deer, illegal purchase of venison, driving while intoxicated, and a buck overlimit.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) reports multiple trespass complaints were handled during the past week. In case you weren’t aware, agricultural lands…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 22, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer-hunting activity throughout the week and second weekend of the firearms deer season. Deer harvest slowed during the week, partially due to hunters not wishing to brave the sub-zero temperatures. Violations included discharging a firearm from the road at a big-game animal, trespass, failure to tag deer, allowing dogs to…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 15, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked with COC Leeb during the firearms deer-hunting opening weekend. Temperatures were low and success was moderate. Enforcement action was taken for trespass, transporting a loaded firearm, untagged deer, allowing a juvenile to commit a game violation, failing to register deer, taking deer without valid license, and failing to…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 8, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, big- and small-game hunting, and sportfishing enforcement. Forest roads and trails are being opened up one by one as the water recedes and the ground hardens. This has been good news for grouse hunters and also for the deer hunters who were starting to worry about being able to…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 1, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Marc Johnson worked small-game hunting and ATVing activity in the Beltrami Island State Forest as well as waterfowl-hunting and fishing activity on the Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. In addition, they assisted the city of Roseau in removing damaged property from the Roseau River caused by high…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 25, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Marc Johnson worked waterfowl, fishing, and small-game enforcement, as well as the youth deer season. They also responded to a call about a lost waterfowl hunter. After several hours of navigating and searching through the night, Huener and Johnson located the hunter and brought him to safety.  CO Eric…

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…