District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2015-04-21

CO Todd Langevin (Center City) reports angling activity increasing with the warmer weather. The area lakes and rivers are starting to produce good numbers of fish. CO Langevin responded to several TIP calls over the last week. One call was of bow fishermen dumping carp into the access trash bin and weeds. A few calls were taken of fish out of season or over limits of panfish. CO Langevin also spent time checking turkey hunters in the area. Training was also attended at Camp Ripley.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked fishermen on area lakes. He did a law talk at the Bradford Town Hall for a Firearms Safety Class. He had firearms qualifications at Camp Ripley. He followed up on a fishing TIP call on an area lake no violations found.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) spent the majority of the week at Camp Ripley training and instructing during spring firearm qualifications. Investigations were conducted into a wildfire investigation and a wolf depredation involving cattle. Fishing activity increased with the warm weather and many anglers were checked. Enforcement action was taken on illegal operation of OHM.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) handled several animal complaints including a dead deer found in a river, a car hit bear, a dead owl, and a beaver causing damage. Anglers were checked with violations found for fishing for closed species, no angling license, and over limit of perch. CO Musatov spoke at a youth firearms safety class. Two calls were investigated for burning prohibited materials.

CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) continues to work on a background investigation and taking calls for nuisance/injured animals.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) attended annual training at Camp Ripley. Two firearms safety presentations were given in Rockford and Monticello. Anglers were finding better activity with the spring crappies biting in the muddy shallows of some local lakes. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license and possession of marijuana.