District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2014-10-29

CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) spent time during the week checking anglers at area lakes and monitoring areas for early trapping. A wetlands and public waters violations was investigated. Work was found to have been done in the Sauk River without a permit.

CO Paul Kuske (Pierz) spent the week working on TIP information related to the illegal taking of deer. A complaint of persons target shooting on a WMA was addressed; this sort of activity is prohibited on Wildlife Areas. A wetland violation was investigated and referred to County SWCD for resolution. CO Kuske conducted some equipment maintenance on station boats.

WREO Keith Bertram spent most of the week attending the Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference in Duluth. Time was spent working AIS in Wright County. A Benton County wetland restoration order was also served.

CO Brian Mies (Annandale) checked anglers last week. CO Mies worked on deer stand cases in WMA. CO Mies checked deer and waterfowl hunters, and worked on complaints.

CO Chad Thesing (Albany) spent time working the Camp Ripley Archery Hunt. Success was down this year with 70 total deer taken over the weekend. Thesing checked duck, pheasant and deer hunters as well as anglers. AIS and wetland issues were worked.

CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) worked angling and small game activity. The officer tool calls concerning trespass issues and waterfowl hunting questions.

CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) participated in a call-in radio show in Little Falls talking about deer hunting. The subject of deer baiting was the most popular topic for callers. One caller also asked if they could use their deer license from last year since they didn?t use the tag yet. The answer to their question was no. CO Kuske is investigating a possible record smallmouth bass taken from the Mississippi River in Little Falls around October 17. If anyone has any information on this please contact CO Joyce Kuske at 320 745 2046 or the TIP line at 1-800-652-9093 or #TIP on your cell phone. All information received is kept confidential.

CO Rhonda Friese (Long Prairie) concentrated on wrapping up background investigations. CO Friese assisted with the Camp Ripley archery hunt.

St. Cloud - vacant.