Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 21, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) monitored area angling activity and saw large amounts of litter still being left by anglers. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, illegal-length northern pike, angling with extra lines, possessing a small amount of marijuana, possessing drug paraphernalia, ATV and snowmobile registration violations, no snowmobile or ATV…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 14, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling, ATVing, snowmobiling, and small-game enforcement. Time also was spent checking anglers and spearers on Lake of the Woods.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) would like to remind area anglers to pick up after themselves when leaving the ice after fishing. Multiple areas are littered with trash, and it…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 7, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included snowmobile and ATV registration display violations as well as angling with extra lines. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) taught the law and ethics portions of snowmobile safety classes in Warren and Newfolden, and responded to a call about two buck…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 30, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked blackpowder deer hunting, trapping, angling, and spearing activity throughout the week. Violations included taking deer with the use of bait, failure to wear blaze orange, illegal use of an ATV on a state wildlife management area, and no registration on an ATV.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) reports the forest was…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 23, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked deer-hunting activity. Violations for the week included locating wild animals with an artificial light while in possession of firearm, taking deer without a license, illegal party hunting, transporting a loaded firearm, shooting from the road, transporting an illegally taken big-game animal, trespass, taking deer with the aid of bait, failure…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 16, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued to monitor area firearms deer-hunting activity. After-hours shooting complaints appeared to be more frequent than usual this season. Enforcement action was taken for using artificial lights to locate game, taking deer without a valid license, shooting big game from the roadway, unlawful party hunting, taking a deer overlimit,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 9, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked the firearms deer season opening weekend and saw moderate success with the mild temperatures. Numerous calls to retrieve deer from posted land were fielded. Hunters are encouraged to contact the landowner and try to obtain permission prior to calling the area conservation officer.  CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 2, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Jacqueline Hughes checked anglers and waterfowl hunters on Lake of the Woods and at the Northwest Angle. They also checked Thief Lake for duck-hunting activity. Grouse hunters were checked in various locations around the Roseau station.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, big- and small-game, angling, boat and water,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 26, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) and COC Jacqueline Hughes checked duck-hunting activity on Thief Lake and Lake of the Woods. Anglers were checked on the Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. Grouse and youth deer hunters were checked in the Beltrami Island State Forest. Violations for the week included duck hunters transporting loaded shotguns, possessing…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 19, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) started field training with COC Jacque Hughes. Duck hunters were checked on the Roseau River, at Thief Lake, and on Lake of the Woods. Ice started to form on the smaller bodies of water, and some birds moved south while others stayed. A wolf depredation was investigated, and Hughes spoke for…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 12, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked duck and bear hunters on the Thief Lake and Roseau River state wildlife management areas. Violations encountered included failing to try to retrieve ducks and license violations. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked small-game, angling, and boat and water safety enforcement. Benjamin also gave a presentation to the Warroad Warriors Trap…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 5, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, big-game, small-game, and waterfowl enforcement. Benjamin also assisted the sheriff’s office in locating a group of hunters who had gotten their vehicle stuck on a trail 3 miles into the forested. The group members said they’d been out there for several hours and were grateful for the help. Cold…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 28, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) prepared for waterfowl opener throughout the week. Duck hunters were checked on Thief Lake and Roseau River WMAs.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, big-game, small-game, and waterfowl enforcement. Waterfowl hunters had varying success during the weekend. Several nuisance-animal complaints were received and questions concerning waterfowl and deer hunting were taken. …

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 21, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, AIS, big game, small game, and waterfowl enforcement. Grouse hunters took to the forests this past weekend, but with the foliage still quite thick, they really had to work to get birds. Several reports of dumped bear and goose carcasses were received and investigated. Please dispose of your carcasses…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 14, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) reports the early goose season was off to a slow start last weekend, but during this past week, the geese have been coming in strong and hunters don’t seem to be having a problem bagging their limits. Benjamin also responded to a call about a bear with its head stuck in…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 7, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked bear baits in the area and checked early goose, bear, and dove hunters. He also attended the funeral of CO Kyle Quittschreiber in Frazee. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports a large number of hunters in the area. He also spent time patrolling for bear and early goose hunters. Enforcement action…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 31, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended annual in-service training and answered questions at the State Fair. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports time was spent checking anglers and boaters. Prachar also assisted Lake of the Woods County with a methamphetamine investigation that led to the arrest of an individual. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) attended annual…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 24, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored angling activity in the deepest parts of Lake of the Woods, where people are fishing with downriggers and leadcore. Enforcement action was taken for anglers possessing illegal-length walleyes and using extra lines.   CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, AIS, big-game, angling, and boat and water enforcement. CO Benjamin also…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 17, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) helped instruct new cadets at the CO Academy at Camp Ripley. He also assisted CO Benjamin regarding a state forest trail trespass case on Oak Island. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, ATVing, angling, and boat and water enforcement. A possible wolf depredation, an ATV trespass, and a state land use…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 10, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked with the U.S. Coast Guard, checking anglers and boaters on Lake of the Woods. Work was done on the Red River with a North Dakota game warden. The officers checked catfish anglers. A Lake of the Woods fishing guide was cited for leading his group of clients to 12 walleyes…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 3, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, AIS, angling, and boat and water enforcement. The Beltrami Island State Forest has an abundance of blueberries this year. Know that if you are harvesting berries on state land and intend to sell them, you must first obtain a permit to do so.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 27, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. Huener also attended training at Camp Ripley and checked boaters and anglers on Lake of the Woods with the U.S. Coast Guard. A citation was issued to two anglers who were not married but who purchased a combination license.  …

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 13, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked boaters and anglers on Lake Bronson and Lake of the Woods. Minor boating and fishing violations were found. A complaint about ATVers on a wildlife management area was handled. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports slow angling success on Lake of the Woods. Time was spent working angling activity and boat…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 6, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, AIS, angling and boat and water enforcement. Operation Dry Water was worked during the weekend on Lake of the Woods  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked Operation Dry Water with CO Benjamin at the Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods. Multiple boaters were contacted during the detail….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 29, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included angling with an extra line and possessing illegal-length walleyes. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, angling, and boat and water enforcement. ATVing activity is picking up in the forest, and riders should be sure to check that all of their lights…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 22, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended training in Detroit Lakes and checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included fishing without a license, possessing an overlimit of sauger, and possessing illegal-length fish.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, angling, and boat and water enforcement. He provided assistance to the sheriff’s office at the Northwest…