Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 8, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked bear hunters in western Roseau county and Kittson counties. Enforcement action was taken on hunters who failed to register their baits. An investigation continues regarding a deer that was shot in western Lake of the Woods County. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, boat and water safety, angling, and hunting…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 1, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continues to monitor bear-baiting activity. Area anglers were checked, and a litter complaint was investigated. CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck) reports a busy week working ATVing, angling, and big-game enforcement. Time also was spent checking bear-baiting activity as well as patrolling for ATVers in a complaint area. Several reports of…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 25, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods as well as bear-baiting activity. Assistance was given with an ATV versus pickup crash. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) followed up on a captive-deer complaint, responded to calls about possible deer shining, and monitored area bear-baiting activity.  Hunters are reminded that all baits…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 18, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) attended annual training at Camp Ripley and conducted armoring activities. The CO also investigated a complaint about a deer on a leash in the rear of a residence. CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working boating and angling activity on special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time also was spent…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 11, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, boat and water safety, and angling enforcement. Lake of the Woods anglers: You may not possess a Minnesota limit of walleye/sauger in combination with an Ontario limit of walleye/sauger when all the fish were caught on Lake of the Woods. It is the same body of water, which limits…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 4, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, boat and water safety, and angling enforcement. Time was spent investigating several reported possible public waters inventory violations. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) certified a shipment of ginseng for export, checked area anglers, and investigated a gray wolf depredation case. The Beltrami Island State Forest was patrolled for…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 28, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and on Lake of the Woods. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, possessing an overlimit of walleyes, and operating a watercraft without navigational lights two hours after sunset. CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck) reports focusing on angling, ATVing, and AIS enforcement this week….

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 21, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, AIS, boat and water safety, and angling enforcement. Several nuisance bear and wolf depredation calls were handled. Please do not intentionally feed bears, especially when you have neighbors nearby who do not share your enthusiasm for getting up close and personal with one. Feeding bears could put them at…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 14, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) patrolled the Roseau River, Lake Bronson, and Lake of the Woods for angling and boating activity. Enforcement contacts included possessing illegal-length walleyes and no license in possession. Enforcement action also was taken when a boater put the registration for one boat on a different boat. CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls)…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 30, 2017

District 1 – Baudette are CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Assistance was provided in removing a dead and bloated deer from the bank of the Roseau River, adjacent to someone’s residence. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) reports that assistance was given to a juvenile bald eagle that was separated from its…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 23, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and the Roseau River. Walleye fishing continues to be good on the big lake. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, AIS, boat and water safety, and angling enforcement. CO Benjamin also investigated an incident that was reported to him by a Border Patrol officer…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 16, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods, Warroad River, and Roseau River. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) worked an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) check station, and several violations were discovered, more than expected. Enforcement action was taken for failure to display valid registration on a watercraft and failure to remove drain…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — June 9, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on the Roseau River and Lake of the Woods. Enforcement contact was made for anglers keeping illegal-length walleyes, failing to remove drain plugs/transporting infested waters, and angling with too many lines. Assistance was given to local emergency personnel with a serious motor vehicle crash on Memorial Day that required…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — June 2, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked OHV, AIS, boat and water safety, and angling enforcement. Poor weather slowed activities during the Memorial Day weekend. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports a busy week on and around Lake of the Woods. CO Prachar worked angling activity, as well as boat and water safety. Enforcement action was taken for…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 19, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) taught the law and ethics portion of hunter education in Greenbush. CO Huener also attended a stakeholders meeting at Wheeler’s Point with CO Benjamin. Opening weekend on Lake of the Woods saw lots of good fishing and large wave activity. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATV, boat and water safety, and…