Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – December 2, 2022

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team/October Warden Jon Hagen, of Spooner, was asked to assist with a motor vehicle driver operating at 10 mph on Hwy. 53 in Washburn County. Hagen attempted to stop the motorist with his squad’s emergency lights and siren activated, but the driver continued operating at the low speed. A Washburn County Sheriff’s Department deputy pulled in front…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 18, 2022

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Mississippi River Team/September Warden Pat Seybert, of Tomah, observed a group of waterfowl hunters shoot before legan hours on Lake Tomah during the early teal season. Upon contact, it was found that two ducks were harvested during those early shots. Enforcement action was taken. Warden Seybert contacted an individual hunting near the Meadow Valley Flowage in Juneau County….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – November 4, 2022

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team/September Warden Pete Carlson, of Frederic, received information that an individual shot two bears over bait on opening day of the bear season. It was found the hunter shot at a sow that had two cubs with her. The sow then ran off after the shot and, a short time later, a second bear came in. The…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 21, 2022

NORTHEAST REGION Marine Enforcement Team/August  Warden Jeff Lautenslager, of Peshtigo, followed up on a complaint about a fishing guide who harvested walleyes greater than the daily bag limit. Upon completion of the investigation, it was determined the guide allowed clients to catch and keep the guide’s daily bag limit of walleye. Enforcement action was taken against the guide. While patrolling…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – October 7, 2022

SOUTHEAST REGION Sheboygan, Fond du Lac Team/August Warden Anthony Arndt assisted the Sheboygan Falls Police Department and Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department with a burglary in progress. A person recently released from incarceration for trespassing/resisting and disorderly conduct had attempted to force entry into a residence and business, later hiding in a nearby motorhome. Arndt assisted with taking the man into…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 23, 2022

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team/August Wardens Jesse Ashton, of Luck, contacted a person fishing without a license at the Little Butternut Lake boat landing. Ashton recognized the person as someone DNR Game Warden Dustin Gabrielson, of Webster, had cited for fishing without a license and arrested on a warrant the previous weekend in Burnett County. Ashton also had cited the man…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – September 9, 2022

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Wisconsin River Team/July Warden Josh Litvinoff, of Schofield, patrolled Lake Wausau for the annual paddle pub crawl kayaking event. There were more than 2,000 people on the lake kayaking, canoeing, and boating for the event. Litvinoff issued several citations for no PFDs, along with an arrest for operating a boat while intoxicated. Warden Nicholas Hefter, of Stevens Point,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 26, 2022

NORTHERN REGION Spooner Team/July Warden Jon Hagen, of Spooner, responded to complaints of illegal ATV/UTV operation on Hwy. E near Big McKenzie Lake. Hagen issued one citation for illegal roadway operation and multiple warnings for other ATV violations. Wardens Hagen and Dave Sanda, of Superior, patrolled Nancy Lake for boating and fishing enforcement. They contacted numerous recreational users and took…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – August 12, 2022

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Mississippi River Team/June Warden Matt Groppi, of La Crosse, was asked to assist the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department with searching for a person with a felony warrant who fled on foot multiple times. Groppi located the person outside of an area business in Barre Mills and he was taken into custody after resisting arrest. Warden Groppi responded…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 29, 2022

NORTHERN REGION Ashland Team/June Warden Amie Egstad, of Bayfield, has been working on addressing complaints of ATV and UTV operators speeding along a route in the town of Bell between the Chequamegon National Forest and the village of Cornucopia. A citizens’ petition was started to close the road to ATV/UTV use. In working with local law enforcement officials, Egstad was…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 15, 2022

WEST-CENTRAL REGION Wisconsin River Team/May Wardens Nicholas Hefter and Bryan Lockman were checking fishing licenses when they observed a vehicle parked along the road. They found that three juveniles who were on lunch break from school were smoking marijuana and were going to return to school. The case was handed over to the Portage County Sheriff’s Department.  Warden Hefter responded…

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…