Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

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…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 5, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, snowmobile, AIS, and angling enforcement. The Rainy River is now open west of the Frontier public access, and anglers are trying their hand at the newly regulated catch-and-release season for walleyes and sauger through April 14. Before hitting the water, anglers should check their boat registration, ensure they have…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 29, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated a call about three deer that were shot and dumped northeast of Roseau. A complaint about a deer killed by a dog was investigated.   CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, snowmobile, AIS, and angling enforcement. This is anglers’ final reminder to have shelters off of Lake of the Woods…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 22, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. During a two-day detail, Huener worked with COs Bermel and Lawler and found six separate walleye/sauger overlimit cases on Lake of the Woods. Other violations encountered included angling with extra lines, possession of marijuana, and false application for a combination (husband/wife) angling license. A…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 15, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted Thief Lake DNR Wildlife staff in moving a moose away from a highway. Snowmobile training was attended with the U.S. Border Patrol and other conservation officers. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods.   CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked a detail on Lake of the Woods with…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 8, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Angler access to the big lake is a struggle with deep snow everywhere and slush in places. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, snowmobiling, and angling enforcement. Assistance was given to the sheriff’s office in locating and assisting anglers on Lake of the Woods…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 1, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River and checked snowmobilers around Warroad, Roseau, and Salol. A group of anglers had in possession an overlimit of walleyes. Other anglers were found with an illegal-length walleye and extra lines.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, snowmobiling, and angling enforcement….

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations for the week included angling with too many lines and possessing illegal-length walleyes.   CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, snowmobiling, and angling enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for angling with extra/unattended lines, possessing fillets or immeasurable carcasses on a special management lakes,…

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included anglers using extra lines, possessing illegal-length walleyes, and possessing marijuana. Huener and CO Elwell investigated a report about a dead timber wolf near Hallock.  CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working snowmobile enforcement and angling activity on special-regulation lakes throughout the week….

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Enforcement action was taken for anglers using extra lines and anglers fishing without licenses. Two anglers who were caught using three lines apiece stated they didn’t expect a CO to be out in the extremely cold weather. CO Nicholas Prachar (Blackduck) reports that slow…

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. A boyfriend and girlfriend were cited after having purchased a combination angling license, which is for married couples only.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, snowmobiling, and angling enforcement. Benjamin also assisted with an annual snowmobile safety class in Warroad where 22 students earned…

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, snowmobiling, and angling enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for possession of a small amount of marijuana, operating an ATV on a grant-in-aid snowmobile trail, illegal possession of fillets/immeasurable fish on a special-management water, and failure to maintain carcasses. CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) responded to a call about…

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended an awards and training conference at Camp Ripley. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods. Enforcement was taken for possession of marijuana and angling with extra lines. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) monitored angling and snowmobiling activity in the area and attended divisional training. The law and ethics…