Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 1, 2022

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team/May Warden Tim Price, of Eagle River, issued a third citation to a person for illegally feeding deer in Vilas County. The person had previously been cited after placing 500 pounds of commercial deer feed and again after placing 500 pounds of soybeans. Most recently, the person was found to have been placing roughly 400 pounds of…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 17, 2022

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION Madison Team/April Warden Kyle Johnson, of Janesville, contacted a person actively fishing at Traxler Park in Janesville and found the person did not have a valid fishing license. Johnson gave the person the opportunity to purchase a license within a set time frame, or a citation would be issued. DNR records indicated the person never purchased a license…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 3, 2022

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team/April Warden Lynna Martin, of Bayfield, investigated information from a local hunter who said the turkey he had shot was full of sunflower seeds. Martin checked the area and found a ground blind baited with seed. She returned the next morning and found a turkey hunter hunting over the seed. Spooner Team/April Warden Dustin Gabrielson, of Webster,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 20, 2022

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team/April Warden Tim Ebert, of Minocqua, responded to a complaint of illegal activities along a lakeshore at an area residence. Upon investigation, Ebert found the landowner had directed the illegal removal of materials from the lake bed by a heavy equipment excavator. Multiple enforcement actions were taken. Antigo Team/April Warden Brad Dahlquist, of Langlade County, responded to…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 6, 2022

SOUTHEAST REGION Milwaukee/Ozaukee/Washington County Team/March Wardens Sam Haferkorn and Erik Anderson, both of Milwaukee County, stopped two off-highway motorcycles for illegal operation and safety violations while operating on the Hank Aaron State Trail. Warden Travis Sindles, of Kenosha, worked the spring fish run in Kenosha and Racine counties for brown trout and steelhead. Through March 30, a total of 521…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 22, 2022

SOUTHEAST REGION Sheboygan, Fond du Lac Team/March Warden Josh Wiedenhoeft, of Sheboygan County, was working in the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit when he heard the Waldo State Bank had just been robbed. The suspect’s vehicle was traveling toward Wiedenhoeft’s location. Wiedenhoeft was requested by the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department dispatch to assist the county. Wiedenhoeft and two Sheboygan County…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 8, 2022

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION Rock River Team/February While working on Rock Lake for a fishing tournament, warden Ryan Mannes, of Horicon, stopped a snowmobiler for expired registration. Upon contact, the rider said he did not think he needed current registration to operate on a frozen lake. Mannes educated the individual and enforcement action was taken. Warden Mannes, while on Fox Lake, contacted…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 25 2022

SOUTHEAST REGION Waukesha and Walworth Team/February Warden Dan Hodge investigated a UTV rollover accident that caused injury to a passenger and totalled the machine. The accident occurred on the frozen waters of Lac La Belle Lake in Oconomowoc. The investigation revealed the operator was driving in a careless manner and did not possess a safety certificate. Enforcement action was taken….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 11, 2022

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION Dodgeville Team/January Warden Mike Burns, of Iowa County, responded to a call of a captive deer that had been hit by a vehicle and was found injured in a ditch by a nearby homeowner. The homeowner took the deer into a shed where the deer eventually died. Warden Burns responded to a rural Barneveld residence on a complaint…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 25, 2022

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower Chippewa Team/December Wardens Clayton Peters, of Chippewa County, and Kevin Christorf, of Clark County, assisted warden Bryan Lockman, of Portage County, with a case involving shooting at deer from the road. They found individuals shot several times from the road and vehicle at deer on private land without permission, transported loaded firearms in the vehicle, hunted without…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – February 11, 2022

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION Madison Team/November Wardens Jake Donar and Henry Bauman, of Dane County, took enforcement action against three individuals found hunting from illegally placed stands on Hook Lake State Wildlife Area near Oregon.  Wardens Ryan Caputo and Bauman, of Dane County, took action against an individual found interfering with hunters engaged in lawful field goose hunting on private property near…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – January 28, 2022

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower Chippewa Team/November Wardens Richard Maki and Clayton Peters, of Chippewa County, followed up on an illegally harvested buck. The individual harvested a second archery buck and a week later had a relative register the deer. The wardens also found a second unregistered buck harvested by another relative. Wardens Peters and Maki assisted warden Meghan Jensen, of Trempealeau…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 24, 2021

NORTHEAST REGION Wautoma Team/November Warden Ben Nadolski, of Montello, was called to assist the Montello Police Department when a large buck attacked the front door of a house in town. The door was all glass and the buck apparently responded to its reflection as a “competing buck.” Officers stayed in the area until the deer wondered into the woods. Wardens…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 10, 2021

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION Rock River Team/ October Warden Ryan Mannes, of Horicon, was near the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge when he observed two people in kayaks hunting ducks in the closed refuge. Mannes instructed them to come back shore and made contact. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office issued multiple citations. Warden Mannes was on patrol near Mayville and observed…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 26, 2021

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION Dodgeville Team/September Warden Mike Burns, of Iowa County, stopped a UTV rider near Gratiot driving faster than the speed limit, operating in the oncoming lane and operating without valid registration. Burns took enforcement action against the operator for operating while intoxicated. Dodgeville Team/October Warden Burns was patrolling near the Yellowstone Lake dam when he contacted a man who…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 12, 2021

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team/September Wardens Joe McMahon and Collin Sherod, of St. Croix County, patrolled hunting areas during the early teal/goose opener. They contacted hunters near a public hunting area in New Richmond. While checking licenses and equipment, it was found that one individual did not have any licenses/stamps as required, had an unplugged shotgun, unregistered ATV, and…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 29, 2021

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team/September Warden Matt Meade, of Boulder Junction, contacted an angler fishing from a kayak and found the person did not have a PFD, as required. Meade also found the person had been smoking marijuana. When Meade walked the angler back to his truck, he found the angler also had a loaded rifle in the passenger seat. Warden…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 15, 2021

NORTHERN REGION Woodruff Team/August Warden Timothy Ebert, of Minocqua, worked with a DNR Division of Forestry investigator and the Michigan DNR to close a two-year arson investigation where a fire had burned more than 40 acres of private land in the Minocqua area. The investigation concluded mechanical equipment was the likely source of the fire. Warden Tim Price, of Eagle…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 1, 2021

SOUTH-CENTRAL REGION Madison Team/August Warden Nick King, of Green County, observed a UTV being driven about 50 mph in a 30 mph area. The operator was operating under the influence. Wardens Paul Nadolski and Pete McCormick, both of Columbia County, responded to a rescue call in Black Hawk Park along the Wisconsin River. Several people wanted to leave the area,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 17, 2021

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team/July Wardens Jaime McDermid and Jon Hagen responded to a call of two PWC operators harassing and running over geese on Long Lake in Washburn County. One juvenile female had driven around the geese, while her friends on a second watercraft drove through the group of geese approximately 12 times. Wardens Joe McMahon and Collin…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 3, 2021

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team/July Warden Dustin Gabrielson, of Webster, investigated an ATV and UTV crash. It was determined the crash occurred because the UTV operator had been operating carelessly and was cited for careless operation. Wardens Gabrielson and Chris Spaight, of Grantsburg, responded to an ATV and pickup truck accident near Devils Lake in Burnett County. The ATV rider had…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 20, 2021

SOUTHEASTERN REGION Fond du Lac-Sheboygan Team/June Warden Matt Koepke arrested an individual on an early Saturday morning for a second offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The driver was seen swerving from the shoulder and across the centerline multiple times. Wardens Gavin Keefauver and Koepke responded to a boating accident on Long Lake. The boat was operated too…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 6, 2021

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team/June Wardens Joe McMahon and Erik Anderson, of St. Croix County, identified a vehicle parked in a lot after hours at Willow River State Park. They contacted the individuals in the parking lot who were found to be in possession of various drug paraphernalia, marijuana, THC gummies and underage alcohol.  Warden McMahon was patrolling Willow…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 23, 2021

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Lower St. Croix Team/May Warden J.J. Redemann received a call of bow fishermen shooting suckers below the Eau Galle dam and tossing the fish up on the rocks. The next day, Redemann was able to track down the individuals who were very cooperative. They were warned, educated, and told to go back to the riverbank and clean up…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 9, 2021

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team/May While out on Lake Superior patrol, wardens Lynna Martin and Amie Egstad, both of Bayfield, observed a vessel that appeared to be within the Gull Island Refuge near Michigan Island in the Apostle Islands. Upon contact, the vessel occupants were found to have caught and released 17 fish while spending a large majority of their time…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 25, 2021

NORTHERN REGION  Spooner Team/May Wardens Dustin Gabrielson, of Webster, and Madeleine Johansen were on ATV/UTV patrol in the Danbury and Webb Lake areas during Memorial Day weekend when they took enforcement action for numerous violations of speeding, illegal operation on a highway, riding off trail, underage operation, juveniles under 18 not wearing helmets, and operating while intoxicated. Warden Gabrielson saw…