District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2014-12-16


CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) fishing activity has been picking up on area lakes, with that comes individuals that push their luck with ice conditions. Wright Co. Sheriff?s Department took a call of a car going through the ice on Buffalo Lake on Sunday, luckily no one was injured. Anglers beware the thawing has changed ice condition especially were runoff comes into the lakes. Enforcement action was taken for several angling and ATV violations.

CO Todd Langevin (Center City) reports a warm week on area lakes. Anglers braved the wet conditions to find some fish. The last of the muzzleloader hunters tried for a strong finish to the season but few deer were found. CO Langevin also spoke at a snowmobile safety class put on by the Chisago County Sheriff?s Office and attended some training in St. Paul.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) followed up on a trapping complaint. He continued investigations on a Big Game case with charges pending. He investigated a dumping complaint with enforcement action taken on the violator. He assisted with a possible trespassing issue. He inspected a wetland violation with the assistance of Sherburne County Planning and Zoning; a resource protection notification was issued to the landowner. A restoration order will be administered in the early spring.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) conducted follow up investigations on calls received during time off. Trespass and trapping complaints were investigated. Ice fishing is in full swing with many enjoying the warmer weather. Ice conditions have deteriorated due to snow melt.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) checked anglers and hunters. Complaints of shooting from a motor vehicle and trespassing were received. Calls continue to come in regarding the illegal dumping of deer carcasses.

CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) spoke at snowmobile safety classes, followed up on a trapping case and deer stands left in local WMAs. Officer Londgren also took calls on trespassing and an illegally shot deer, as well as injured animals and suspicious activity on a WMA. Anglers are reminded that with the warmer weather many area lakes are unsafe for recreational vehicles, with many close calls reported.