Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 18, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Vang checked goose hunters near Warroad and on Lake of the Woods. Area anglers also were checked and a calf depredation was investigated.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked early goose hunting and the youth waterfowl hunt. Calls were fielded throughout the station, and assistance was given to other…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 11, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued field training with COC Vang and reports a busy weekend checking bear hunters, goose hunters, anglers, and elk hunters. Bear-hunting success seemed good and a large elk was checked in Kittson County. Multiple commercial inspections were done on local bear guides. Violations for the week included failure to register bear…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 4, 2020

District 1 — Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued field training with COC Vang. They report working boating and sportfishing on Lake of the Woods, as well as checking bear bait stations. A complaint was received and followed up on regarding an ATV being operated in the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling/boating…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 28, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) began field training with COC Vang. They worked boating and sportfishing on Lake of the Woods and checked bear bait stations in the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area. A complaint was received and followed up on regarding a trespass issue and no registration of deer.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 21, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. A group of anglers was checked on the Roseau River who were found to be in possession of an overlimit of walleyes. Upon further investigation, it was determined the boat’s operator was intoxicated. The operator subsequently was arrested for BWI. …

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 14, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement throughout the station. In addition, time was spent investigating a wolf depredation case, assisting other local law enforcement agencies, and patrolling state parks and forests. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, and aquatic invasive species enforcement. Angling activity was…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 7, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked AIS and angling activity on Lake of the Woods and at public accesses. In addition, time was spent working ATV enforcement throughout the station.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) answered questions on hunting by falconry and the upcoming bear season.  CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) worked ATVing, boating…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 31, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted with the CO Academy at Camp Ripley, where he taught boating to the new cadets. Work was done on Lake of the Woods, checking anglers and boaters. Citations were issued for possessing illegal-length walleyes, insufficient life jackets on a watercraft, and operating an unregistered personal watercraft. CO Aaron Larson (Baudette)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 24, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement throughout the station. In addition, time was spent assisting CO Ben Huener on a wolf-depredation call and patrolling state forests and parks.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, and aquatic invasive species enforcement. Violations encountered throughout the week included…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 17, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement throughout the station. Violations encountered included fishing with extra lines, possession of an illegal-length walleye, failure to display valid registration, fishing with no angling license in possession, and allowing illegal operation of an ATV. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 10, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. ATVs and other recreational vehicles were checked around Roseau and Marshall counties. Several overlimit cases were made despite anglers reporting slower walleye fishing.  CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) spent the past week checking anglers, conducting ATV patrols throughout the station, and fielding questions…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 3, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted with training at the CO Academy at Camp Ripley and checked anglers and boaters on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Violations encountered included possession of an illegal-length walleye, a juvenile operating a personal watercraft without training, and operating a PWC within one hour of sunset. CO Marc…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 26, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. Anglers were cited for possessing illegal-length walleyes, angling without a license and possessing drug paraphernalia. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and ATV enforcement. In addition, he patrolled area state parks and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 19, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored area angling and ATV activity, as well as wildlife management areas around Roseau and Lake of the Woods counties. Assistance was given with a nuisance bear issue. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and public accesses, and ATV enforcement on local trails….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 29, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. A fire was investigated, and enforcement action was taken for burning without a permit. A deer season license issue also was investigated. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked primarily angling and ATVing enforcement. Violations encountered included illegal-length walleyes, expired boat registration,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 22, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. A barred owl was rescued from the Roseau River. It had become entangled in fishing line that was attached to a snagged lure in a tree. The wet, hypothermic owl was untangled, dried off, warmed up, and released to the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 15, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked angling enforcement and assisted the Roseau Police Department with a search warrant. A report was received and investigated concerning a decapitated bear that was illegally dumped.  CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling, ATVing, and trapping enforcement. With high winds and cold weather during the opening weekend, anglers mainly fished the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 8, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked ATV enforcement, turkey hunting, and beaver trapping around Roseau, Marshall, and Kittson counties. He also monitored sturgeon fishing on the Rainy River. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on the Rainy River and at local public accesses. In addition, he patrolled area state forests and assisted DNR Forestry with…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 1, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked turkey hunters as well as sturgeon and sucker anglers. Violations encountered during the past week included illegal possession of a spear at night near water and underage consumption of alcohol. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked the sturgeon opener on the Rainy River and small-game activity in his station. In addition,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 24, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling, small-game, and ATVing enforcement. He also patrolled local state parks and forests. In addition, he followed up on several complaints that now are ongoing investigations and assisted the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office with a party complaint in the Beltrami Island State Forest.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 17, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and Hayes Lake. Anglers driving multiple hours to fish the area are reminded of the governor’s executive order to stay near their homes. Warnings were issued for no state park permit. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 10, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked angling enforcement and patrolled local state forest and parks facilities. Violations encountered at Hayes Lake State Park included people entering the park without park permits and one angler using an extra line.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) responded to a call about a dead raptor on the side of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 3, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a fish overlimit complaint. Area wildlife management areas and state parks were patrolled. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked fishing activity on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a complaint about an overlimit of walleyes. Violations encountered included…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 27, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored snowmobiling activity west of Warroad following complaints about snowmobilers driving too fast, too loud, and not stopping for intersections. Area wildlife management areas were patrolled, and a complaint about dumped deer is being investigated. CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 20, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Anglers are reminded that dead smelt and herring need to be certified VHS disease-free.  CO Marc Johnson (Warroad) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a complaint about property left in the Beltrami Island State Forest. Violations encountered included…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 13, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Aaron Larson (Baudette) worked angling and snowmobiling enforcement. The warmer weather has created slushy and wet conditions on Lake of the Woods ice roads.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued to conduct follow-up investigations from the past deer season and monitored area snowmobiling and angling activity. Enforcement action was taken for snowmobile-registration violations….