Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 15, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) conducted a work detail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Enforcement contacts included possession of marijuana, possession of metals and glass containers in the BWCA, and angling without a license. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) worked OHV, AIS, angling and boat and water enforcement. Ensure your off-highway vehicles are displaying…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 8, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working ATVing, boating, and angling activity throughout the week. Time was spent investigating TIP calls, wolf-depredation complaints, and issuing various wildlife possession permits.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling and AIS and OHV enforcement. An AIS check station was worked, and a wolf depredation was investigated.  CO Hannah Mishler (Baudette)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 1, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated multiple wildfires in Kittson County. He also attended a stakeholder meeting at the Northwest Angle with CO Benjamin and spoke with first-grade students at Norris Camp.  CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports steady fishing action on Lake of the Woods. Prachar also assisted the sheriff’s office with a call about terroristic…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 25, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) participated in a memorial service during National Police Week, monitored area angling activity, and investigated a gray wolf depredation complaint. CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working AIS enforcement, boating safety, and checking anglers on special-regulation lakes throughout the week. Time also was spent collecting and tagging incidental catches of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 11, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored area turkey-hunting and sucker-netting activity. A small young-of-the-year black bear was captured after it was determined the cub was orphaned and needed to be taken to a rehab facility.  CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) taught the law and ethics portion of the firearms safety class in Plummer, assisted the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 4, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored turkey-hunting activity in Roseau, Marshall, and Kittson counties and sturgeon angling on the Rainy River. Enforcement action was taken for various boating safety issues. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling, aquatic invasive species, ATVing, and boat and water safety enforcement. A report of vandalism was investigated at Bemis Hill. Parents,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 27, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked ice anglers on Lake of the Woods and boat fishermen on the Rainy River. Violations for the week included anglers using illegal smelt for bait, leaving tip-ups unattended, angling for pike during the closed season (inland waters), no fire extinguisher, and insufficient life-saving devices on watercraft.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 20, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Rainy River and transferred evidence and paperwork to Lt. Pat Znajda. He also assisted in locating a radio-collared wolf in the Beltrami Island State Forest. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling, aquatic invasive species, ATVing, and boat and water enforcement, and assisted with a snowmobile safety course…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 13, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked ATV riders and anglers on Lake of the Woods. Training was attended at Camp Ripley. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling, aquatic invasive species, and off-highway vehicle enforcement. Eager anglers made their way to the river this weekend and most spent hours in line, waiting to launch and load their…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 6, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling, aquatic invasive species, ATVing, snowmobiling, and boat and water enforcement. Several access points are open to the Rainy River and activity is picking up. Assistance was given to the sheriff’s office regarding a physical altercation at a local resort. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports fishing activity has slowed on…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 30, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) testified in court regarding a drug case. Walleye and pike anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling and ATVing enforcement. Assistance was given to the sheriff’s office in regards to a reported missing person. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) worked with CO Vollbrecht to arrest…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 23, 2018

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked angling activity on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered during the week included anglers found in possession of illegal smelt and herring, those angling with extra lines, and anglers possessing illegal-length walleyes. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports an increase in fishing activity on Lake of the Woods and the surrounding…

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling and snowmobiling enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for transporting fish without a patch of skin, possessing fillets on a special-management water, and possessing an overlimit of walleye/sauger. CO Prachar (Baudette) worked with U.S. Border Patrol agents and local resort employees to investigate a suspicious item near the Canadian border….

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. The bite has been slow to fair. Assistance was given in Warroad at a snowmobile safety class. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) taught the law and ethics portion of the Grygla youth snowmobile safety class and responded to a call about an incidentally…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 1, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) did follow-up on deer-season cases and prepared for trapping season by removing several cubby boxes left on public land to pre-empt trapping spots. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked big-game, angling, and ATV/snowmobile enforcement. Anglers are starting to venture onto the lake, but ice is inconsistent, and individuals should use extreme caution….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 24, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) continued to work the firearms deer season. Court was attended on a gross misdemeanor deer shining/DWI case. Assistance was given to officers in the Blackduck area with illegal shining activity, and charges are pending for shining/transporting a loaded firearm as well as operating an unregistered/uninsured vehicle. CO Nick Prachar (Baudette) reports…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 17, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Nick Prachar (Baudette) reports enforcement action was taken for taking deer over bait, possessing an overlimit of deer, and failure to register deer. CO Prachar also responded to complaints about a snowmobiler operating recklessly in the city of Baudette. The operator was arrested for operating a snowmobile while under the influence of alcohol. CO…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 10, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) reports charges are pending for an archery hunter who wounded a trophy buck with an arrow. The next day and still during the archery season, the subject jumped and shot the deer multiple times with a rifle. Multiple deer baits were investigated, and enforcement action was taken on hunters for hunting…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Nov. 3, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked area duck hunters before and during the recent freeze-up. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) responded with CO Huener to a call about a stranded motorist in the Beltrami Island State Forest. The COs were able to locate the motorist and provide assistance. The individual was hunting grouse when he lost control…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Oct. 27, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked duck hunters at the Roseau River and Thief Lake WMAs. Court was attended for an angling citation. Multiple fires were investigated in the Warroad and Lancaster areas. CO Huener also helped CO Benjamin with a firearms safety class at the Northwest Angle. A report of a drone was investigated at…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Oct. 20, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) reports enforcement contact was made regarding two parties of hunters being cited for failing to make any effort to retrieve migratory game birds. CO Huener also testified in an arson case. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) investigated a litter complaint in which a deer carcass and other garbage were dumped…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Oct. 13, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked hunters on Thief Lake and the Roseau River WMAs. Enforcement contacts were made with hunters failing to purchase proper licenses and stamps, and hunters transporting loaded firearms in a motor boat. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling, ATVing, and hunting enforcement. Angling activity has picked up along the south shore…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 29, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked duck hunters at the Northwest Angle, on the Roseau River, and at Thief Lake. A public-land trespass complaint was investigated with CO Benjamin at the Northwest Angle. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling and hunting enforcement. Waterfowl opener was a success for most hunters. While working waterfowl hunters at the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 22, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended court in Roseau County regarding charges from a baiting case from last fall. Two drivers/vehicles were found trespassing on the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area, pool 3 dike. Multiple violations were encountered, and the two individuals were arrested on active warrants. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, ATV, and hunting…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 15, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked AIS, boat and water safety, angling, and hunting enforcement. Time was spent monitoring hunters and bear bait stations. CO Benjamin, along with CO Hannah Mishler, provided Warroad sixth-graders with tips on boat and water safety during a field trip during which they also learned about wild rice harvesting. CO Jeremy…