Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 29, 2018

District 4 — Woodruff area Warden Tim Price, of Eagle River, removed a 1,200-pound dead horse from the Eagle River Chain of Lakes in May. The horse went missing in mid-February. Warden Price participated in the Eagle River Elementary School’s first ever conservation fair. Price spoke with several fourth graders about his job as a conservation warden. Warden Mike Sealander,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 15, 2018

District 12 — Green Bay area and Northeast Operations Marine Unit  Warden Chris Kratcha, of Sturgeon Bay, investigated a complaint from Potawatomi State Park staff members about a person climbing the closed viewing tower at the park. The tower was closed for seasonal and structural safety reasons. The suspect was found to have climbed outside the railing and around the…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 1, 2018

District 1 — Ashland area Warden Lynna Gurnoe, of Bayfield, responded to a request for assistance in April from the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department for a bald eagle that had been hit by a car. The eagle appeared to have a broken wing. The deputy was able to pull the eagle to the side of the road to prevent further…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 4, 2018

District 1 — Ashland area Warden Phil Brown, of Brule, contacted a young individual in March who was fishing on the Brule River and struggling to cast his nymph fishing set-up. Brown taught him a method called roll casting to help him out in learning how to fish for steelhead trout. Warden Amie Egstad, of Bayfield, responded to a hotline…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 20, 2018

District 12 — Green Bay area and Northeast Operations Marine Unit  Warden Alyssa Neff-Miller, of  southern Manitowoc County, was contacted by a citizen in March who witnessed and confronted an individual for throwing garbage out of their car window in a parking lot. The citizen asked the individual to pick up the garbage. After the citizen left the area, the…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 6, 2018

District 4 — Woodruff area Warden Tim Price, of Eagle River, staffed a snowmobile booth in February at the Eagle River Derby Track for the 2018 Snowmobile Sport Show and participated in the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs VIP ride in the Eagle River area. Wardens Rich Thole, of Boulder Junction, and Robin Miller investigated an illegal treestand issue in…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 23, 2018

District 1 — Ashland area Warden Adam Stennett contacted three juveniles in February who were operating a snowmobile in Hawthorne. The minors did not have helmets, snowmobile safety certificates, and the snowmobile did not have valid registration. Enforcement action was taken with the responsible parent. Warden Lynna Gurnoe, of Bayfield, received information from a Bayfield County deputy in February of…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 9, 2018

District 3 — Park Falls area Warden Kurt Haas, of Medford, investigated a complaint in December concerning a possible deer hunting violation. As a result of his investigation, Haas determined the suspect shot an 8-point buck with his rifle during the muzzleloader season. The suspect did not wear blaze orange, and the suspect’s father failed to register his buck during…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 1, 2017

District 1 — Ashland area Wardens Lynna Gurnoe and Amie Egstad, both of Bayfield, checked the Sioux River above Big Rock in October, which is a closed area. The wardens contacted four individuals fishing in a known fishing hole and who kept five cohos. Enforcement action was taken. Wardens Gurnoe and Egstad received numerous complaints of feral pigs near Little…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Nov. 3, 2017

District 1 — Ashland area Warden Amie Egstad, of Bayfield, received a complaint in September of individuals who were operating an ATV in a closed area, and possibly over-baiting for bear. Egstad investigated the area cited in the complaint, and found an ATV trail that led 1.6 miles through paper company land that is in a Managed Forest Land area…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Oct. 20, 2017

District 6 — Lower Chippewa/Eau Claire area Warden John Schreiber, of Cornell, observed a hose coming from a residential septic holding tank and leading into the woods. Upon contact with the resident of the house, it was found he had been pumping his septic into the woods six times a year for the last three years to avoid septic business…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Oct. 6, 2017

District 2 — Cumberland area No report available. District 3 — Park Falls area In August, an individual fishing with four lines below the Thornapple dam ran from wardens Kirk Konichek, of Ladysmith, and Curt Butler. The man bit off one of the lines as he was ordered to stop. Upon a check of the individual’s record, the wardens found…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 22, 2017

District 1 — Ashland area Warden Matt Koshollek, of Drummond, worked with residents in the town of Namakagon in August to identify a suspect who was dumping food waste off of a town road. The subject had been dumping food waste for a series of months and sometimes up to three times a month. The responsible individual was identified and…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 8, 2017

Editor’s note: The DNR’s Bureau of Law Enforcement is in the process of setting up new districts, teams, and administrative areas with the addition of 33 new field warden positions. For now, we will continue posting monthly field reports under the 19 original areas listed on the accompanying map, but that number is going to increase with at least eight…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 25, 2017

Editor’s note: The DNR’s Bureau of Law Enforcement is in the process of setting up new districts, teams, and administrative areas with the addition of 33 new field warden positions. For now, we will continue posting monthly field reports under the 19 areas listed on the accompanying map, but that number is going to increase with at least eight changes…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 11, 2017

District 1 — Ashland area Warden Lynna Gurnoe, of Bayfield, was on a joint patrol in June with Red Cliff tribal wardens Zach Peterson and Lucas Cadotte on Lake Superior when the wardens observed a vessel more than a mile into the Gull Island refuge. Upon contact there were three males onboard who stated they did not know how to…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 28, 2017

District 9 — Black River Falls area Warden Michael Weber, of Mauston, contacted three fishermen at a bridge. Nobody in the group had a valid fishing license. The group had also driven a vehicle to the bridge and everybody in the group had their driving status either suspended or revoked. Enforcement action was taken. Warden Molly Detjens, of Adams, contacted…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 14, 2017

District 4 — Woodruff area Warden Kelly Crotty, of Florence, reported a 2016 criminal deer case was adjudicated in Florence County Circuit Court in May. A Maryland man pleaded guilty to one count of possession of an untagged deer. The man was fined a total of $2,468, and lost his hunting privileges for three years. Because Maryland is a member…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 30, 2017

District 1 — Ashland area Wardens Lynna Gurnoe and Amie Egstad, both of Bayfield, and Red Cliff tribal warden Zach Peterson handled commercial net checks and sportfishing patrols on Lake Superior on Memorial Day weekend when they came upon a kayak with a trolling motor on it. The wardens observed two people in the 10-foot kayak motoring back to Little…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 16, 2017

(Editor’s Note: The following field reports are from April. Reports from May were not available as of press time for this issue.) District 6 – Eau Claire area Warden Peter Carlson, of Greenwood, located a fire pit in the Clark County Forest that contained several plastic items and glass among the ashes. An investigation by warden Carlson located the responsible…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — June 2, 2017

District 2 — Cumberland area Wardens Joshua Loining, of Rice Lake, and Phil Dorn, of Cumberland, responded to a complaint in April of four people bowfishing from a bridge on the Red Cedar River. Upon contact, it was discovered that one person was discharging a bow from the bridge and two others were snagging suckers. Enforcement action was taken. Warden…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 19, 2017

District 1 — Ashland area Warden Matt Koshollek, of Drummond, assisted the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department in April with the recovery of a stolen trail camera from a residence in Barnes. The camera was being used to document illegal dumping violations and was stolen from the location. Other trail cameras at the location documented three subjects leaving with the camera…