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Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 24, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPOT Sanford and CPO Palumbo located two non-residents fishing without a valid, non-resident sport fishing license at the lower Rock Falls dam along the Rock River. The Iowa residents were each issued a citation for the violation. One individual was also issued a written warning for pollution of a waterway. CPO Finn received a…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar — March 24, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers March 25: Taylorville Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Kincaid. For more info call Mick Moliske, 217-827-0029. March 25: Mississippi Valley NWTF Banquet, Cordova Civic Center. For more info call Gary Klavon, 309-523-3749. March 30: ISU Trap & Skeet Club NWTF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Interstate Center, Bloomington. For more info call Rodney Graf, 309-261-4810. April 1: Illinois South…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Calendar — March 24, 2017

Banquet/Fundraiser March 24: Indianhead Friends of NRA Banquet, 5 p.m., Florian Gardens conference Center, Eau Claire. For more info call Judy, 715-832-2665. March 25: Buck Trail Archers WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Buck Trail Archery, Burlington. For more info call Tracy Brewer, 262-960-6127. March 25: Great Lakes Sport Fisherman Foundation Banquet, 9 a.m., New Berlin Ale House. For more info call…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 24, 2017

District 1 — Ashland area Warden Amie Egstad, of Bayfield, responded in February to a complaint of coyote hunters trespassing on private property with their dogs after the landowner had spoken with some of the hunters. Egstad checked on the hunters and gave the information to the local deputy for follow-up. Trespassing issues are handled by county sheriff’s departments. Warden…

Ohio Outdoor News Calendar — March 17, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers March 18: NE Ohio RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Galaxy Restaurant. For more info call Rich Weiss, 330-815-6211. March 18: Caesar Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Warren County Fairgrounds Building A, Lebanon. For more info call Kevin Woods, 937-704-4138. March 18: #30 South Central Ohio NWTF Banquet, Amvets Post 61, Hillsboro. For more info call Roger Smithson, 937-661-5935. March 18:…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — March 17, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers fishing near the north shore ramp have been catching saugeyes, but nothing of size to report. Expect the channel catfish bite to pick up with fish in the 4-pound range or better. Use cut shad for the best bite. Thornport, Lieb’s Island, and Fairfield Beach will all be good places…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 17, 2017

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • In the fall of 2016, state wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, received several complaints about shots being fired and deer carcasses being dumped along a roadway. While patrolling the area one evening, officer Teders observed a car drive off a roadway and spotlight a field with both its headlights and…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar — March 17, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. March 18: Yellow Creek WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Chestnut ridge Resort, Blairsville. For more info call Stick Lawson, 724-479-2754. March 18: West Branch WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Genetti Hotel, Willamsport. For more info call David Huffman, 570-772-0312. March 18: NW PA RMEF Banquet, 3 p.m., Cross Creek Resort, Titusville. For more info call Barb Tobin, 814-425-7528. March 18: Outdoorsmen…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 17, 2017

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Crawford County WCO Mark A. Allegro reports that he recently investigated and prosecuted a case against an individual who trespassed on posted property while beaver trapping, and knowingly set traps without the required identification tags. Erie County WCO Michael J. Stutts Jr. reports an Erie man faces charges that could result in up to…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar — March 17, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers. March 17: Bay County DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., LFA Hall, Bay City. For more info call Bryan Schulz, 989-326-3561. March 18: Sunrise Side WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Posen Community Center. For more info call Mark Lewandowki, 989-766-9254. March 18: Decatur WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW 6248, Decatur. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. March 18: Michigan Bear Hunters…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 17, 2017

DISTRICT 1 CO Ethen Mapes responded to a complaint of a lost hiker in the Porcupine Mountains. The hiker was reported to be overdue from his family members at a rental cabin in the park. Instead of entering the park from the east side, he attempted to drive his vehicle down South Boundary Road from the west end, which is…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 17, 2017

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted with the law, ethics, and conservation portion of the hunter’s education course in Roseau. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods and the Warroad River. CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked snowmobiling, ATVing, and angling enforcement. CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports an increase in fishing pressure since inland waters have…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar — March 17, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers March 17: Red Lake DU Banquet, American Legion. For more info call Bryan Grove, 218-689-3458. March 17: Grant County DU Banquet, Hoffman Community Ctr. For more info call Andy Bye, 320-760-0962. March 17: UMD DU Banquet, Greyaolon Ballroom. For more info call Jace Marinetto, 218-398-0877. March 18: Pine County NWTF Banquet, 4 p.m., Hinckley Community Center, Hinckley. For more…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar — March 10, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers March 10: Cook County NWTF Banquet, 6 p.m., Chicago Elk Lodge #1596, Crestwood. For more info call Carleton Rendel, 708-349-8862. March 12: Quad County Hawg Hunters Muskies Inc. Banquet, Plano American Legion. For more info call Duane Landmeier, 815-286-7170. March 17: Illinois Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Wise Guys Bar & Grill, Princeton. For more info call Mike Carrow,…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 10, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones issued a Mount Carroll man citations for failure to report deer harvest and failure to tag deer immediately upon kill. The same subject was issued written warnings for failure to sign his deer tag, falsification of harvest record, and unlawful transportation of untagged deer. CPO Teas received a call from CPO Beltran,…

New York Outdoor News Calendar — March 10, 2017

Season Dates March 10: Snow goose season closes (Long Island) March 10: Canada goose season closes (South Zone) March 15: Alewife and blueback herring season opens (north of George Washington Bridge) March 15: Walleye, northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge seasons end (statewide, general regulations) March 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of state) March 19: Cottontail rabbit and varying hare…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — March 10, 2017

(Fishing update: It wasn’t a great hard-water season for the ice fishing fraternity, and it’s highly unlikely you’ll find safe ice anywhere in the state at this stage of the game – certainly, given the changing conditions March typically brings, we wouldn’t feel comfortable pointing you toward any hard-water possibilities. So we’re in that in-between season now, with small-game hunting…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 10, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) No permits, no labels,…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 10, 2017

District 7 — Wisconsin Rapids area Warden Randy Dunkel, of Wausau, gave a presentation at a Wausau East High School conservation class in January related to the DNR’s mission and conservations wardens’ role within the DNR. Warden Dunkel investigated a complaint of improper marking of an aerator hole.  Dunkel contacted the sportsmen’s group that was responsible and worked with them…