Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 19, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While on patrol in Franklin County, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, and state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, were checking anglers along the Scioto River. The officers observed two subjects fishing up and down the stream bank and contacted them. Both subjects had valid…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 5, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the 2018 hunting season, state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, received a phone call from a landowner who was having trouble with a man hunting rabbits on his property without permission. The landowner had confronted the man in the past, but the illegal hunter continued to return….

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 21, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the 2017 deer gun season, state wildlife officer Tyler Eldred received information that a trophy white-tailed deer had been harvested in Morrow County by a nonresident hunter prior to purchasing a hunting license and deer permit. Further investigation revealed where the deer had been harvested, and that the same individual…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 7, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Greg Wasilewski, assigned to Richland County, received a request for assistance from a Richland County sheriff’s deputy about a deer carcass that had been dropped off as litter along a public roadway. The deputy provided photographs and other evidence and a suspect was identified. Officer Wasilewski ran a check of the…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 24, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 While on patrol at Deer Creek Wildlife Area, state wildlife officer Josh Elster, assigned to Pickaway County, observed a vehicle driving off the roadway and rutting up the grass in one of the parking areas. Officer Elster stopped the vehicle and asked the subject why they decided to tear up the wildlife area habitat….

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 10, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the 2018 two-day deer gun season, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received a phone call from a landowner. The landowner was calling about hunters who were on an adjacent property. Officer Smith later met with the hunters on the adjacent property after they finished their evening hunt. The hunters…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 26, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  In October 2018, state wildlife officer Austin Levering, assigned to Knox County, and state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, spoke with a suspect in Knox County about an error in the Division of Wildlife’s licensing system. Upon entering the driveway of the suspect, the officers observed a white-tailed deer in a…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 12, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While on patrol during the deer muzzleloader season, a vehicle was observed by state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, along the railroad tracks near Lockbourne. This area has had complaints of people hunting without permission and one prior complaint of the same truck returning. The previous complaints said that hunters were…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 29, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, contacted two men who were filming a web video along a creek. The two men were trespassing on private property. They were drinking bottles of beer and assured their viewers they would pick up their trash when they left. The men finished their recording and…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 15, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  After the deer season, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, was examining Madison County landowner harvest records in the harvest database. Officer Teders was able to identify several individuals who had harvested deer and game checked animals as landowner harvest but were not listed as property owners within the county. Officer…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 1, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While on patrol during the deer gun season, state wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, contacted a group of hunters returning to their vehicles after a deer drive. After checking licenses and deer permits, officer Zerkle observed an untagged deer in the bed of a truck and asked who had shot the…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 15, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  On opening day of the 2018 deer gun hunting season, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received information about people potentially hunting deer without wearing the required hunter orange clothing. Officer Smith responded to the area and requested assistance from state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, and wildlife…

Ohio Outdoor New Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 1, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  Just prior to the 2018 deer gun season, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, was contacted about a social media post. The caller said that the post included a picture of a young lady posing with a dead deer and a shotgun. Officer Grote checked harvest records and found that she…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 18, 2019

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While checking the deer harvest database, state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, noticed some discrepancies regarding a deer that had been killed in Franklin County. Officer Kiger noticed that the hunter’s deer harvest history only included deer killed in Muskingum County, so he contacted the hunter. The hunter stated that he…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During the statewide deer gun season, state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, was on patrol when he observed a couple of trucks parked along a country road. As it was getting close to the end of shooting time, he pulled over to wait for the hunters to arrive at their vehicles….

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  During waterfowl season, state wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, received a complaint concerning goose hunters who were shooting geese on a property without permission. Officer Coffman arrived at the location and watched two men shoot geese on the property. When officer Coffman contacted the men, they admitted to hunting without permission…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, received a report of a capsized boat on Deer Creek north of Madison Lake. Officer Teders was able to hike into the location and obtain the registration numbers of the vessel. While officer Teders was unable to locate a phone number for the vessel’s owner,…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, received a call from a homeowner who was having issues with a neighbor tampering with traps. The caller explained that she had hired a nuisance animal control company to trap animals that were digging under her house. The nuisance operator advised her an animal had…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  While following up on a complaint, state wildlife officer Patrick Muldovan, assigned to Licking County, met with a man who had harvested an antlered white-tailed deer. While looking through the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s records database, officer Muldovan noticed that the man had checked in the deer with a permit that was purchased after…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  •While working in Morrow County, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, followed up with a suspect who had been mudding with a vehicle at Delaware Wildlife Area. While Grote was speaking with the suspect, the man admitted to driving his vehicle past the signs earlier in the day, and then coming…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  This past spring, state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, responded to a call from the Turn-In-a-Poacher hotline that indicated a man had shot two goslings off a small pond behind a house in Knox County. Officer Kiger responded to the residence and could not find anyone home. Officer Kiger checked the…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 28, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the statewide early teal season opening weekend, state wildlife officer Maurice Irish, assigned to Delaware County, was on patrol at the Delaware Wildlife Area marsh when a shot rang out 45 minutes before legal shooting time. As several more shots rang out, officer Irish observed the muzzle flash from a shotgun and…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • This summer, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, has been patrolling areas of the Scioto River in Columbus popular among anglers using cast nets to collect bait. Evening enforcement by officer Teders along the Scioto has yielded multiple summonses to individuals who used cast nets to illegally take gamefish species,…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2018 spring turkey season, state wildlife officer Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, was on patrol when he observed two turkey hunters returning from the woods. Upon contacting the two hunters, officer Shields learned that one of the hunters had harvested a turkey a few days earlier. That hunter had failed…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • On a day in July, state wildlife officers Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, and Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, using their patrol boat contacted 16 anglers at Indian Lake. Four summonses were issued to anglers for fishing without licenses and fishing with more than two rods per person. The violations resulted…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While on bicycle patrol at Quarry Park, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, observed a man and woman fishing from the banks of the lake. He contacted the pair and asked how the fishing was going. They both admitted to fishing without a license, which is required at Quarry Park….