Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • This summer, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, patrolled Madison Lake State Park and contacted anglers and park visitors. During officer Teder’s interactions with the public at the park, he has encountered violations including fishing without a license, operating a motor vehicle off a designated roadway, and littering. Officer Teders…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While on patrol at Hoover Reservoir in Franklin County, state wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, and state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, were checking boaters and anglers. During the boat patrol, the officers observed a kayaker pulling a float tube and struggling to paddle into the wind….

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2016 youth deer gun season, natural resource officer Kevin Peters was working with state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County. The officers had just finished checking some deer hunters when officer Smith received a phone call from a concerned sportsperson. The caller informed officer Smith that there were hunters…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While on boat patrol on Alum Creek Reservoir in Delaware County, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, observed three people fishing under the Howard Road bridge. As the group packed up and walked to their vehicle, officer Grote contacted them and asked how the fishing was that day. At first,…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 21, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During Memorial Day weekend, state wildlife officer Michael Budd, assigned to Knox County, and state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County, were checking anglers at Hoover Reservoir. The reservoir and boat ramps were very busy that day, and officers Budd and Kiger spent most of their day at Baldridge boat ramp….

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 7, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • In December 2016, state wildlife officer Maurice Irish, assigned to Delaware County, was dispatched to Hoover Reservoir in response to information submitted to the Turn-In-a-Poacher hotline. A witness reported that two individuals had caught a large amount of crappies, transported them to a vehicle, and then returned to catch more fish. Upon arrival,…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 23, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2016 deer gun season, state wildlife officer Tyler Eldred, assigned to Morrow County, and state wildlife investigator Chris Rice were on patrol in Knox County. Shortly after dark, information was received from the Turn-In-A-Poacher hotline indicating that a vehicle was observed jacklighting from the roadway. The caller was able to obtain…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — June 9, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • This spring, state wildlife officer Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, received a call from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office about a man in the Valley Hi area asking landowners about coyote hunting. A resident of the area reported that the man was telling landowners that the Logan County Sheriff’s Office gave him…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 12, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • In January, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received a complaint from a property manager stating that he had found deer remains on the property and suspected that hunters from an adjacent property had trespassed to recover a deer without written permission. Officer Smith and state wildlife officer Marty Cisine,…