District 12 - Princeton area
Last updated: 2015-08-25
CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) conducted compliance checks on aquatic plant permits. Follow up was done on nuisance animal permits and calls received regarding woodchucks, fox, and beaver complaints. CO Musatov gave a law talk at a youth ATV safety class.
CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) checked local lakes for invasive species compliance, boaters, and anglers. Officer Londgren also testified in court, patrolled wildlife management areas, and checked bear bait stations.
CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) checked goose hunters, boaters and a few anglers. A lakeshore owner was concerned with the high water level on a local lake and it discovered a beaver had dammed up the outlet to the lake. A complaint of goose hunters shooting ducks was investigated, but it was found that the hunters were not shooting ducks, but were shooting non-game birds illegally. Enforcement action was taken for waterfowl hunting with a gun capable of holding more than three shells, angling with extra lines, taking non game birds illegally and angling without a license.
CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked fishermen and boaters on area lakes and rivers. He attended in-service training at Camp Ripley. He followed up on an injured deer. He set up a falconry inspection for Monday evening.
CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) spent the week at Camp Ripley. The week was split between instructing at the academy and annual in-service. Calls regarding bear hunting regulations and nuisance beavers were also handled.
CO Todd Langevin (Center City) reports checking anglers on area lakes and rivers. Most anglers were not having much success, only small panfish and some late season bass. CO Langevin also checked bear bait stations in the area. ATV complaints were handled and horse passes were checked in the state park. Violations included no license in possession, no wearable PFD and fail to remove drain plug
Princeton - vacant.