Last updated: 2017-02-13
CO Rhonda Friese (Long Prairie) checked angling, hunting, and OHV activities. Several families were fishing during the nice weekend weather. Ice conditions were extremely slippery.
CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) worked angling activity in the area; taking complaints of possible double tripping and over limits. The officer also assisted a deputy on a trapping complaint.
CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) participated in a radio call-in show and took a TIP call of unattended tip-ups on an area river. The anglers were back when CO Kuske arrived and when asked where they had been earlier they admitted to going back to the house. CO Kuske educated them about the law of staying within 200? of their tip-ups and the law of operating an ATV that has current registration on it and not expired. Calls of car hit deer, swans and owls were also taken care of.
CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked anglers, ATVs, and trappers. Angling success has been generally slow in the Albany area. An accidental otter was seized from a trapper who was trapping mink. Enforcement action for the week included possession of marijuana, no license in possession, and no ID on fish house.
CO Mies (Annandale) checked anglers this week. CO Mies gave a law talk at the Cokato DNR firearms safety class and worked on complaints.
CO Paul Kuske (Pierz) reports while checking fishermen talked to several shelter house owners about picking up the trash around their house reminding them that the area around their house is public waters. Officer Kuske also checked a four year old fishermen that caught an 8 lb. northern on a tip-up. Both he and his grandpa had big smiles and a good story.
St. Cloud vacant.
Sauk Centre vacant.