Conservation Officers Crack Down on Overlimits in Northern Minnesota

Northwest MN(trfnews.i234.me) – Conservation officers in northern Minnesota are raising concerns as they uncover multiple cases of anglers exceeding legal limits for sauger and walleye. The recent reports highlight a growing issue with overfishing in the region. Roseau – Lake of the Woods: Conservation Officer Ben Huener in Roseau encountered an overlimit of walleyes and… Continue reading Conservation Officers Crack Down on Overlimits in Northern Minnesota

End Of Watch 2024-01-29 12:08:48 – Lieutenant David J. McShane, New York State Environmental Conservation Police, New York

David J. McShane Lieutenant David McShane died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. Lieutenant McShane had served with the New York State Environmental Conservation Police for 22 years. He was survived by his… Continue reading End Of Watch 2024-01-29 12:08:48 – Lieutenant David J. McShane, New York State Environmental Conservation Police, New York

Ice Rescues and Conservation Efforts in Minnesota Lakes

Minnesota Conservation Officers have been actively involved in numerous ice rescues across the state’s lakes in 2024, with over 200 people saved from perilous situations so far. The primary cause for these rescues has been identified as unsafe ice conditions, highlighting the need for caution among ice anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Conservation Officer Ben Huener,… Continue reading Ice Rescues and Conservation Efforts in Minnesota Lakes

Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Reports – December 18, 2023

Minnesota (trfnews.i234.me) – Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Officers have been actively monitoring fishing activities in various areas: Roseau – Officer Ben Huener: Water bodies are in the process of forming ice. Anglers are encountering patches of thicker ice, with fishing results varying. Warroad – Officer Coby Fontes: Worked on trapping, big-game, and… Continue reading Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Reports – December 18, 2023

Minnesota DNR Conservation Officers Report

Conservation officers in various areas have reported activities and enforcement actions in the region: Warroad Area (Officers Tony Hams and Coby Fontes): Anglers are venturing out on area water. Enforcement actions included issues such as using an extra line, transporting fish without skin patches, and driving after suspension. Officer Tony Hams focused on addressing property… Continue reading Minnesota DNR Conservation Officers Report

Conservation Officers Address Rifle Deer Season Cases and Black-Powder Muzzleloader Season

Area Conservation Officers are actively addressing matters from the rifle deer season as hunters transition into the black-powder muzzleloader deer season. Here are key updates: Coby Fontes and Ben Huener’s Case in Warroad and Roseau: Officers Fontes and Huener worked on a case involving enforcement action against permitting a minor to violate a big-game law.… Continue reading Conservation Officers Address Rifle Deer Season Cases and Black-Powder Muzzleloader Season

Area Conservation Officers Continue to Report Illegal Hunting Activity

Area Conservation Officers Continue to Report Illegal Hunting Activity. Conservation Officer Ben Huener in Roseau says violations for the week include shooting within 500 feet of someone’s house, failing to retrieve geese, hunting without a small game license, and transporting a loaded firearm. Huener also reports that a grebe was found to be stranded in… Continue reading Area Conservation Officers Continue to Report Illegal Hunting Activity

Conservation Officers Monitor Bears and Bear Bait

Area Conservation Officers have been monitoring activity as bear baiting has begun. Jeremy Woinarowicz with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Thief River Falls reports monitoring the opening weekend for establishing bear baits. Enforcement action for the week included bear bait sign violations. Meanwhile, Conservation Officer Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck South) reports that time was… Continue reading Conservation Officers Monitor Bears and Bear Bait

Area Conservation Officers Report Good Weather During The Busy Fishing Opener

Anglers using too many lines, no license in possession, and illegal-length fish were reported throughout the listening area over opening weekend. Conservation Officer Ben Huener in Roseau reports working with Ontario Officers who had encountered Minnesota anglers fishing for walleyes in closed season in Ontario. Conservation Officer Jeremy Woinarowicz in Thief River Falls investigated unmarked… Continue reading Area Conservation Officers Report Good Weather During The Busy Fishing Opener

Conservation Officer Investigates Deer Related Complaints

Conservation Officer Ben Huener in Roseau says enforcement action was taken following complaints of dogs chasing deer near Warroad. Huener says he also followed up on a report of deer that were not processed after being harvested in November. Enforcement action was taken in both cases. Huener also assisted with the recent Hallock firearm safety class.… Continue reading Conservation Officer Investigates Deer Related Complaints