District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2016-12-05

CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) worked angling and hunting activity in the area. The officer fielded calls concerning trespass, dogs chasing deer, injured animals and suspicious activity with shining. The officer continues to follow up on incidental trapped animals.

CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked muzzleloader deer hunters, archery deer hunters, anglers, and pheasant hunters. Several gun deer season cases were followed up on with violations found involving lending and borrowing of deer tags. TIP calls were handled. Very few hunters were seen out over the weekend.

CO Paul Kuske (Pierz) reports little activity this past week, no ice for fishermen, no snow for snowmobilers, and few muzzleloader deer hunters out. Follow-up interviews were conducted from several on-going deer cases. Assistance was given to a landowner who was having a problem locating property lines. A road hunting complaint was checked out and several inquiries about deer regulations were answered.

CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) spoke at the Camp Ripley Deployed Soldier muzzleloader hunt orientation and investigated after deer season calls that came in. Calls investigated included unregistered deer, deer baiting-poaching, shots fired towards a hunting dog, and illegal lend-borrow of deer license. A report of a complete deer head brought illegally into the state from Montana was handled and a call of a deer hanging in a person?s yard for two weeks was checked. The deer was found to have been a road kill and was not edible.

CO Brian Mies (Annandale) checked anglers this week. CO Mies gave a law talk at the DNR snowmobile safety education class in Cokato and checked deer hunters and worked on complaints.

CO Rhonda Friese (Long Prairie) taught the law portion for the Swanville Snowmobile Safety class. Angling, hunting, and OHV activities were checked.

St. Cloud vacant.

Sauk Centre vacant.