District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2016-11-28

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked deer hunters and waterfowl hunters. He is investigating a deer hunting lend and borrow case. He followed up on a number of nuisance animal questions. CO Sladek requests everyone that is leaving messages for conservation officers to repeat the number and try and talk slow and clear. The messages off the cell phones can easily be missed.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) found a lot of waterfowl hunters out this last week hoping for that last big migration push of the season, but it never developed. Muzzleloader opener was also slow with a lack of hunters in the area. Enforcement action was taken for no federal waterfowl stamp, transporting loaded firearms, no PFD on board watercraft, no small game license, no blaze orange during firearms deer season, and unplugged shotgun while waterfowl hunting.

CO Mike Krauel (Milaca) followed up on deer hunting violations and several complaints of deer carcasses being dumped on private property. CO Krauel would like to remind individuals to properly dispose of their deer carcasses. CO Krauel checked muzzleloader hunters over the opening weekend and assisted a neighboring officer with an individual who was muzzleloader hunting without a license and under the influence of alcohol.

CO Phil Mohs (Center City) worked trapping and hunting activity. Officer Mohs would like to remind MN deer hunters hunting in Wisconsin to review the new ?out of state? deer transport laws/rules. Any whole deer carcasses transported into the state are to be confiscated and the individual in possession may be cited. Enforcement action was taken for deer hunting without a license, snowmobile registration, and OHM violations.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) reports receiving numerous calls regarding dumped deer carcasses in the area. ATV complaint areas were worked over the holiday weekend. Numerous animal complaints were also handled. Violations included illegal dumping, no ATV safety certificate, and unsigned waterfowl stamp.

Princeton - vacant.