Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 9, 2019

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Mississippi River Team Warden Trevor Tracey, of Stoddard, was checking shore anglers for fishing licenses below the Genoa dam in June. While Tracey was checking a group of three fishermen, another group of approximately six fishermen took off and left the area when they saw the warden. Tracey tried to stop the group but was unable to. The…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 26, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team Warden Tim Ebert, of Minocqua, contacted a person in June along the shoreline of Trout Lake placing a box in his vehicle. Ebert found that the person was in possession of marijuana plants and had been planting them along the shoreline. The person was arrested. Warden Ebert responded to a complaint on Boom Lake of young…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 12, 2019

SOUTH-CENTRAL TEAM Sauk County Team Warden Michael Williams, of Sauk County, participated in several outdoor educational events throughout the county in May. Wardens Williams and Royce attended Outdoor Safety Days at the Sauk County fairgrounds where they presented ATV safety talks to students from area schools. In addition, wardens Williams and Rich Maki attended Youth Conservation Days at Devil’s Lake…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 28, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team Wardens Phil Brown, of Ino, and Matt Koshollek, of Drummond, contacted a couple in May about feeding bears. The two individuals believe they are helping the bear by feeding them illegally. One individual has been warned once and cited twice for illegal feeding of wildlife and has not stopped. Enforcement action was taken, along with attempting…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 14, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Peshtigo Team Warden Jacob Cross, of Shawano, completed a joint investigation in April with the Iowa DNR on a license fraud case related to deer hunting. Working with Iowa game wardens, Cross took enforcement action, including seizure of a large 9-point buck that had been shot illegally in Iowa. Warden Clark Delzer, of Shawano, contacted a fisherman in…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 31, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team Warden Phil Brown, of Iron River, received a complaint in April from the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher of an individual who trespassed and shot a turkey from the road. Through an investigation and evidence at the scene, Brown located the responsible individual who illegally baited turkey and shot across the road at a turkey on…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 17, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay Team Warden James Moore, of Kewaunee County, assisted with the emergency response to the flooding in March that occurred in northern Manitowoc County involving concerns with an ice jam and the Shoto dam. Several wardens assisted during this event with preparedness to operate boats for water rescues. Warden Moore received a call about an owl that…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 3, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team  Warden Joshua Loining, of Rice Lake, received a complaint in March of snowmobiles running a stop sign near Rice Lake where the snowmobile trail crosses a bridge. The stop signs were partially covered and barely visible. Loining cleared the stop signs to the best of his ability and contacted 15 snowmobilers who missed the stop sign…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 19, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Wautoma Web Report Warden Jonathan Kaiser, of Waupaca, contacted an individual during the “Battle on Bago” ice fishing tournament in February who was found to be in possession of cocaine, marijuana, and related paraphernalia. Enforcement action was taken in cooperation with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department. Warden Kaitlin Kernosky, of New London, was working snowmobile enforcement in February…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 5, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Green Bay Team Wardens James Moore, of Kewaunee County, and Joshua Voelker, along with the Sturgeon Bay medical examiner unit, assisted the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol in February with a single-vehicle crash involving entrapment of two individuals. Upon arrival, the two already were freed from the vehicle. However, due to the icy conditions, a…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 22, 2019

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower Chippewa Team Wardens Kevin Christorf, of Cornell, and Jake Bolks, of Eau Claire, investigated a complaint in January of a felon illegally hunting deer during the 2018 gun-deer season. During the investigation, it was found that the suspect also had an outstanding warrant for domestic battery. The wardens, along with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, arrested the…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 8, 2019

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team Wardens Tim Price, of Eagle River, and Ben Herzfeldt investigated in January a complaint of a licensed guide suspected of taking clients waterfowl hunting over bait, along with other hunting-related violations. Through an investigation, numerous violations were found. Enforcement action is pending in Vilas County and Gogebic County, Mich., for license fraud, overbagging on waterfowl, hunting…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 22, 2019

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team Wardens Jaime McDermid and Kurt Haas, of Taylor County, in December interviewed a suspect from an earlier investigation that they worked on in Jackson County. The wardens’ investigation found that the person had failed to register a turkey harvested in 2016, had harvested a buck deer in 2017 and then failed to register that…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 8, 2019

Northern Region Park Falls Team Wardens Kurt Haas, of Medford, and Jaime McDermid, of Menomonie, followed up in December with an illegal deer case in Jackson County. The wardens learned through an investigation that a cable TV show was airing hunts as if those hunts were taking place in the state of Michigan. It turns out the hunts were really…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 25, 2019

NORTHEAST REGION Lake Winnebago Team Wardens Jason Higgins, of Oshkosh, Kyle Ziembo, of Madison, and Thomas Sturdivant, of Neenah, investigated a November case of a buck shot in the neck with an arrow in Menasha. When the wardens arrived at the residence, the deer was gone. After speaking to witnesses, it was determined a resident in the neighborhood left with…

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

NORTHERN REGION Park Falls Team Wardens Kurt Haas, of Medford, and Gaven Brault contacted a hunter in an elevated deer stand in November. The wardens had to wake him up because he was extremely intoxicated. The hunter also had marijuana in his possession. He did not have a valid deer license. The hunter was arrested for being armed while intoxicated….

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

NORTHERN REGION Cumberland area Wardens Peter Carlson and Jesse Ashton responded to a shoot-from-road complaint near Cumberland in November. The suspect was located and said he believed the deer were on state property because he did not see any “no trespassing” signs and that they were not on the road when he shot the deer. The individual was found to…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 14, 2018

Northern Region Antigo area Wardens Brad Dahlquist, of Crandon, and Josh Voelker investigated a complaint of illegal road hunting near Alvin in October. Upon investigation, it was found an operator of a vehicle illegally shot a grouse while on a town road from inside the vehicle. Enforcement action was taken. Northeast Region Lake Winnebago area Wardens Tom Sturdivant, of Neenah,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 30, 2018

Northern Region Ashland area While on patrol in October, warden Amie Egstad, of Bayfield, received information about a burned-out car in the Bayfield County Forest. Upon finding the vehicle, Egstad contacted the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department. A deputy arrived at the location. The burned car had actually been reported as stolen within the previous two days in Douglas County. Evidence…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 16, 2018

Northern Region Antigo team Warden Curt Butler, of Merrill, with assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, investigated an illegal deer complaint in the early morning hours of Sept. 27. The investigation revealed that three individuals had been involved in shining and shooting deer that night, using lights and a compound bow. One deer was hit with an arrow, but…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 2, 2018

District 1 — Ashland area Wardens Phil Brown, of Iron River, and Mark Little, of Spooner, contacted two individuals in an UTV for failure to have a rear plate on the UTV. Brown and Little discovered that the UTV was not registered, the operator didn’t have a nonresident trail pass, there was no rear plate on the UTV, headlights weren’t…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 19, 2018

District 5 — Lower St. Croix area Warden Paul Sickman, of St. Croix County, received information in September about a woman interested in selling owl parts to be used spiritually and to be sold as art. Sickman contacted the woman and educated her about laws governing owls and took enforcement action. Wardens Isaac Kruse, of St. Croix County, and Kyle…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 5, 2018

District 1 — Ashland area Wardens Phil Brown, of Iron River, and Matt Koshollek, of Drummond, were asked in August to assist the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department in a search for an individual who was reported to have been stabbed. After a lengthy search involving neighborhood canvasing, witness interviewing, and use of a search-and-rescue dog, a report of an individual…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 21, 2018

District 5 — Lower St. Croix area Warden Kyle Kosin, of Pierce County, was contacted by a new landowner in August about a trail camera and mineral that was placed on the new landowner’s property near the property line with an adjacent landowner. Enforcement action was taken. Warden Isaac Kruse, of St. Croix County, investigated a boat fire in August…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Sept. 7, 2018

District 4 — Woodruff area Wardens Tim Price, of Eagle River, and Dave Walz, of Woodruff, attended the 2018 COPS Kids Camp in July. The camp is for children between the ages of 6 and 14 and their surviving parent who have lost their loved one in the line of duty as a law enforcement officer. Wardens from around the…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 24, 2018

District 1 — Ashland area Wardens Philip Brown and Matthew Koshollek, of Drummond, followed up on a July call of a man overbagging on Long Lake while staying at a lodge near Iron River. The wardens were able to establish that the individual had kept over his possession limit of crappies and had more than 100 panfish in his freezer…