Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 22, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) followed up on a trapping complaint and reports of deer shot in fields in three different locations in Roseau and Marshall counties. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette East) checked anglers and waterfowl hunters in the area. New birds and colder…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 15, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked duck hunters on Thief Lake and the Roseau River WMA. Bags are almost completely dabblers and geese, with few divers. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods. Trapping and archery deer-hunting activity also was monitored. Violations for the week included taking an overlimit of pintails, possessing lead, not enough…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 8, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked waterfowl hunters, grouse hunters, and a bear hunter throughout the week. Grouse hunting remains slow and duck hunting has been decent for those putting in the work to hunt the low water.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent the week checking anglers, waterfowl hunters, and grouse hunters. He also worked on…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 1, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked grouse hunters in the Beltrami Island State Forest. Enforcement action was taken with an individual who dumped multiple bags of garbage and two large televisions in the state forest. A report was investigated regarding a bear in a trap. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) assisted local volunteers with firearms safety field…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 24, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored early goose season hunting activity and followed up on a large litter complaint in the Lost River State Forest. ATV- and grouse-hunting activity were worked on the opening weekend of the small-game season.  CO Ryan Brown (Karlstad) spent most of his time on small-game and bear-hunting enforcement. Small-game hunters reported…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 17, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked early teal season hunters and dealt with hunters regarding shooting a wigeon, wanton waste, and hunting with an unplugged shotgun. Several calls have been received regarding bears in people’s yards, eating acorns. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) checked anglers and goose hunters. ATVing activity was monitored in the Beltrami Island State…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 10, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked bear hunters throughout the opening week of the season. A bear hunter was cited for establishing an illegal unregistered, unsigned bear bait in June, which is about two months early. Hunters were checked during the early teal and early goose openers. They were having spotty success.  CO Ryan Brown (Karlstad)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 3, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ryan Brown (Karlstad) monitored ATVing activity in the area. Nuisance-bear calls were fielded, and questions about the upcoming bear season were answered.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) responded to a call about a car-struck bald eagle, answered numerous questions about bear hunting and baiting, attended training, and monitored area baiting activity. Area bear…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 27, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) reports working angling and ATVing activity during the past week. A cease and desist order was issued for spreading fill in a wetland area. CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) focused on bear-baiting activity and ATV enforcement this week. Numerous calls about the upcoming bear season were taken, and a presentation…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 20, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent the week checking anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River. A windy week made for fairly tough conditions and an inconsistent bite. Questions were answered regarding bear baits. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) investigated complaints about early bear baits and answered numerous questions about the upcoming…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 13, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods, with spotty fishing results.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) took several calls regarding nuisance bears and checked anglers fishing Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River. Enforcement action was taken for possession of illegal-length walleyes and failure to remove the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 6, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and ATV riders around Warroad. Anglers had mixed results fishing for walleyes, and the operator of a boat was cited for having no life jackets in his boat for himself and his two children. Another boater was cited for not having children under the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 30, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and monitored ATVing activity around Warroad. ATVs were checked on the trail west of Warroad after multiple complaints about fast and loud machines being operated behind residences. Charges are pending for the operator of an ATV who was driving recklessly – doing “wheelies” on…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 23, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) donated seized walleyes to a local nonprofit fish fry. A fire near Strathcona was investigated, and assistance was given to U.S. marshals in searching for a fugitive near Thief River Falls.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) investigated wetland violations, worked AIS enforcement for Upper Red Lake, checked anglers on Upper Red, Lake…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 16, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Corey Sura (Baudette) spent time on ATV enforcement as well checking anglers on Upper Red Lake, the Rainy River, Lake of the Woods, and at the Northwest Angle. Violations encountered included possession of illegal-length walleyes, youth under the age of 10 not wearing life jackets when required, possession of a small amount of marijuana,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 9, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated two possible wolf depredations and checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Huener, along with CO Aaron Larson, also worked a joint operations detail that included the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the Fourth of July in support of Operation Dry Water,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 2, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and followed up on an ATV-related complaint in the Palmville WMA. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) participated in training in Hibbing and took part in a multi-agency training exercise in Baudette. Sura also worked ATV enforcement in the Waskish area and checked anglers on Lake of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 18, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, and AIS enforcement. Time was spent checking anglers on Lake of the Woods and Upper Red Lake. Larson also addressed several beaver-related complaints and a complaint about a bear in Zippel Bay State Park. CO Corey Sura (Baudette) reports working AIS enforcement on Upper Red Lake. He noted…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 11, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) responded to a call about a bear shot out of season in Kittson County, checked anglers on Lake of the Woods/Roseau River, and handled a complaint about ATV riders operating loudly and speeding near people’s homes on the ATV trail west of Warroad.  CO Corey Sura (Baudette) assisted Beltrami County and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 4, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Angling success has been fair on both the lake and river. Illegal-length walleyes encountered on Lake of the Woods. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily angling enforcement on Lake of the Woods. Time was also spent at Zippel Bay State…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 28, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. A joint detail was worked with the U.S. Coast Guard. A complaint was taken about a possible wolf depredation, and a state trapper was set up to trap in the area north of Badger.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 21, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated an arson fire and checked anglers during the opening weekend of fishing. Enforcement action was taken for burning without a burn permit, angling with extra lines, angling without a license, and operating an unregistered, motorized kayak. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily angling enforcement. Larson spent time on the Rainy…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 14, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked ATV enforcement and angling activity. He also patrolled forests, parks, and public accesses. An investigation was completed regarding a wolf depredation. In addition, an investigation was completed regarding a nuisance bear that was shot and unreported, resulting in enforcement action being taken. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked primarily angling…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 7, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked turkey hunters and pike anglers. Enforcement action was taken in Marshall County for an untagged turkey that was being transported. On the Warroad River, enforcement action was taken for fishing without a license, fishing for northern pike and walleyes out of season, and angling with an extra line from a…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 16, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) did follow-up work on a couple of arson cases. Contact was made with a turkey hunter who was putting out bait to attract turkeys. The hunter was informed of turkey-baiting laws, which are similar to deer-baiting laws. Online training was completed. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 2, 2021

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated arson fires in western Roseau County and Kittson County. Evidence was transported to the BCA lab in Bemidji. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on the Rainy River and public accesses, patrolled local state parks and forests, responded to calls for service, and answered questions regarding Lake of the…