Last updated: 2017-04-24
CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) checked anglers during the week. Recent rain helped with this year?s wildfire season. Enforcement action was taken on taking walleye during closed season.
CO Phil Mohs (Center City) worked fishing and turkey hunting activity. Time was spent helping with the upcoming firearms auction. A smelt run detail was worked on Lake Superior.
CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) gave a presentation to a firearms safety class in Rockford this week. The crappie bite has been going strong in the area with a lot of anglers out enjoying the outdoors. Remember crappie possession limit is the same as a daily limit of ten. Several over limit citations were issued with other violations of taking bass out of season, no angling license, and illegal combination license. Remember also to empty lake water from your pails before transporting your fish.
CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) checked anglers and ATV?s. Animal calls were handled and a complaint of taking closed species fish was investigated. CO Musatov also spoke at a youth firearms safety class.
CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked fisherman, ATV activity, turkey hunters and issued summons and written warnings for a number violations. He did a law presentation for a firearm safety and ATV class. He followed up on a big game investigation for the Sherburne County Attorney?s Office. He investigated a dumping in the Sand Dunes State Forest and picked up a truck load of garbage. CO Sladek just wants to thank all the ATV and firearm safety volunteer/ instructors on a great job of teaching and instructing our youth classes.
CO Mike Krauel (Milaca) spent the week checking anglers and patrolling for ATV activity with numerous ATV violations detected. CO Krauel also spent time investigating a deer shot out of season and had the opportunity to speak to a firearm safety class. CO Krauel would like to thank all of the many volunteer safety education instructors. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer instructor, please contact CO Krauel. Enforcement action for the week included taking fish out of season, no fishing license, operating and OHM in the road right of way, and several other ATV violations.