Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2017-10-16

CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) checked hunters, anglers, and ATV?s. Several calls were taken on law clarification, trespassing, and early shooting. Enforcement action was taken on license violations and possession of drugs.

CO Phil Mohs (Center City) worked hunting activity. Many duck hunters reported little to no ducks flying this week. Enforcement action was taken for unplugged shotgun and possession of toxic shot while duck hunting, no PFDs, and leaving a tree stand overnight in a WMA.

CO Mike Krauel (Milaca) spent the week checking duck hunters and small game hunters. CO Krauel also followed up on a deer hunting complaint. CO Krauel also attended a training meeting with several other officers. Enforcement action was taken for shooting waterfowl late, no life jacket, no small game license, possession of marijuana, and possession toxic shot while migratory waterfowl hunting.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) checked anglers, hunters, and ATV?s. Violations were found for no ATV registration, transport loaded firearms, and unlawful transportation of game birds. Two trespass complaints were received and investigated.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) worked waterfowl hunters and small game hunters. Grouse numbers are low but hunters are reporting decent pockets of woodcock. Pheasant hunters found a few birds but overall population is down in the area. Damage at an area WMA was investigated and interviews were conducted. Enforcement action was taken on damage to property and trespass.

CO Reller (Buffalo) assisted with a work crew in the Lake County area over the weekend checking ATV activity and grouse hunters. Overall law compliance was very good. Several minor licensing and ATV registration violations were handled with enforcement action taken. A follow up investigation was completed with a hunter that was hunting ducks out of season last week

Big Lake vacant.