Minnesota Outdoor News

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 Calendar – Feb. 15, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 16: Northland WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Park Hotel, Hibbing. For more info call Buck Nordlof, 218-434-0399. Feb. 16: Southwest WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Worthington Elks Lodge, Worthington. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. Feb. 16: Pine County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Tobies Banquet Hall, Hinckley. For more info call Kenny Reed, 612-759-4709. Feb. 16: Crow River NWTF…

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 Calendar – Feb. 8, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 9: Snowmobile Safety Class, 10 a.m., Lafayette community Center, Lafayette. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521. Feb. 9: North Star RMEF Banquet, Double Tree Inn, St. Louis Park. For more info call Ben Roach, 952-270-2609. Feb. 9: Itasca County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., TimberLake Lodge. For more info call Josh Berg, 952-270-0061. Feb. 9: Fishing for a…

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 Calendar – Feb. 1, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 2: Houston County WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fest Building, Spring Grove. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. Feb. 2: Struttin Blackbeards NWTF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Clarissa Ballroom, Clarissa. For more info call James Olson, 320-732-6903. Feb. 2: LeRoy Rod & Gun Club Banquet, 11 a.m., Travel Lanes LeRoy. For more info call Dan Hockens, 507-696-0651. Feb. 2:…

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 Calendar – Jan. 25, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 25: Sioux Trails DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Ulm Event Center. For more info call Doug Lund, 507-766-5622. Jan. 26: South Central WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Mankato City Center Hotel, Mankato. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. Jan. 26: Red River Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club, East Grand Forks. For more info call John Eaton,…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Jan. 18, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 18: Maranatha Men’s Wild Game Dinner & Expo, 4 p.m., Maranatha Church, Forest Lake. For more info call Sam Beamond, 612-669-5985. Jan. 19: St. Charles-Dover-Eyota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 551, Eyota. For more info call Alison Johnson, 507-201-0039. Jan. 25: Sioux Trails DU Banquet, 5 p.m., New Ulm Event Center. For more info call Doug…

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…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 11, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Brice Vollbrecht (Bemidji) responded to a call about a snowmobiler who had gone through the ice. The individual had driven into open water near a river outlet on the lake during low-light hours. The individual was able to get himself out of the water and make his way to a lake home to get…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Jan. 11, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 12, 2019: Snowmobile Safety Class, 10 a.m., Tracy Area High School, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521. Jan. 12, 2019: Crow River Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., Spicer American Legion. For more info call Shawn Terning, 320-262-1588. Jan. 12, 2019: RMEF Gun Raffle Bonanza, 4 p.m., Chops Bar & Grill, Hanover. For more info call Jon…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 4, 2019

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations included anglers using extra lines and possessing overlimits of walleyes and sauger. Assistance was given in tracking a suspect who fled on foot from a motor vehicle accident. The suspect had a warrant.  CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, snowmobiling, and angling enforcement….

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

District 1 – Baudette area CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked ATVing, snowmobiling, and angling enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, illegal possession of fillets on a special-management water, and angling without a license in possession. CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls) conducted trapping, ice angling, and snowmobiling patrols around the station. Calls were taken about dogs…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 28, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 5, 2019: Southern Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Austin Conference Center. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. Jan. 12, 2019: Snowmobile Safety Class, 10 a.m., Tracy Area High School, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521. Jan. 12, 2019: Crow River Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., Spicer American Legion. For more info call Shawn…

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 Calendar – Dec. 21, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 5, 2019: Southern Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Austin Conference Center. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. Jan. 12, 2019: Snowmobile Safety Class, 10 a.m., Tracy Area High School, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521. Jan. 12, 2019: Crow River Delta Waterfowl Banquet, 5 p.m., Spicer American Legion. For more info call Shawn…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 14, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers Dec. 16: Buffalo DU Banquet, Huikko’s Entertainment Center. For more info call Dale Lusti, 763-682-3468. Jan. 5, 2019: Southern Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Austin Conference Center. For more info call Chris Petersen, 507-450-6256. Jan. 12, 2019: Snowmobile Safety Class, 10 a.m., Tracy Area High School, Tracy. For more info call Steven Rykhus, 507-276-3521. Jan. 19, 2019:…