Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 8, 2019

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1  State wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, contacted a hunter to discuss harvest information of a white-tailed deer that was reported during the 2018 firearms season. It was determined that the man had committed multiple violations during the deer harvest. It was further discovered that the hunter had used…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 2, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While reviewing reporting information in the deer harvest database, state wildlife officer Tony Zerkle, assigned to Fairfield County, looked for errors and discrepancies that could potentially be violations. The most common issue officer Zerkle encountered was individuals checking in their deer after noon the day following the harvest. Officer Zerkle contacted many of…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • One night at Indian Lake, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, was conducting nighttime sport-fishing enforcement and observed an angler fishing under a light. When he checked the angler for a fishing license, the man stated that he did not have his fishing license with him but provided officer Smith…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 2, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While working a project in Delaware County during pheasant season, state wildlife investigator Justus Nethero observed a man exit his vehicle and shoot at a pheasant that was located on private property. State wildlife officers Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, and Maurice Irish, assigned to Delaware County, stopped the vehicle after the…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the opening weekend of the early goose and teal season, state wildlife officers Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, and Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, were patrolling Indian Lake by boat when they came upon a group of hunters in a blind. The officers contacted the group and asked to see…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 5, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the statewide deer archery season, the Turn-In-a-Poacher hotline received a call about several subjects hunting in a city of Columbus park. The caller stated that he saw several individuals with bows go into the park. Dispatchers contacted state wildlife officer Brad Kiger, assigned to Franklin County. Officer Kiger arrived on site and…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 22, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • This past October, state wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, was patrolling Deer Creek spillway and observed three men fishing from the high wall. As officer Coffman approached, he counted seven poles with lines in the water between the three men. Officer Coffman instructed the men to reel in one of…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 8, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • This past spring, state wildlife officer Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, and state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, were on patrol at Indian Lake. While most anglers the officers checked were fishing legally, one fisherman was found to be fishing without a valid fishing license. The fisherman later failed…

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

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While on patrol, state wildlife officer Josh Elster, assigned to Pickaway County, was dispatched to Hargus Lake on a complaint that someone was trolling with six fishing poles. As officer Elster arrived, he could see an individual near the middle of the lake trolling with four fishing poles. While officer Elster was observing…