Last updated: 2017-04-24
CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) spent time monitoring angling and boating activity. CO Silgjord also spoke with a county attorney regarding an ongoing bear case. Warm temps brought out a good number of anglers and boaters over the weekend. A couple local bow fishermen were checked coming off the water and reported limited success. CO Silgjord would like to remind all boaters that navigation lights are required at sunset.
CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) worked trapping, turkey hunting, fishing, and bow fishing activity this week. The officer took calls concerning bow fishing from shores and bridges. Shore fishing is slowly improving.
CO Rhonda Friese (Long Prairie) checked angling, OHV, and burning activities. WMAs were patrolled. Overall, outdoor recreational activities were low as most of the week weather was not favorable.
CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) reports while working ATV enforcement she encountered three youth illegally operating with their parents? consent. Two of the youth were fourteen years old and operating Class 2 ATV?s; two of them had no helmets, and one of them had never taken ATV safety training. Parents were contacted and had to come pick up the ATVs and their kids; enforcement action was taken. While leaving an ATV safety class, CO Kuske had an ATV go by her on the highway with a young child on the back with no helmet. CO Kuske also spoke at the Randall FAS class and handled beaver and litter complaints.
CO Brian Mies (Annandale) checked boaters and anglers and gave a law talk at the South Haven firearms class. CO Mies also covered nuisance animal calls along with checking trappers.
CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked turkey hunters, anglers, bow fishermen, and fires. Good weekend weather had many out enjoying the outdoors. Injured animal calls were handled to include deer and turkey vulture. Rough fish have been seen dumped in road ditches and public accesses.
St. Cloud vacant.