District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2014-11-25

CO Steve Walter (Waconia) worked the 3B deer opener finding very few deer taken. Goose hunters were checked having very good success field hunting. A few anglers were venturing out on the ice but it was not very safe. Enforcement action was taken for no blaze orange clothing during firearms deer season, no small game license, unsigned federal duck stamps, no federal duck stamps and over limit of geese.

CO Tony Salzer (Osseo) patrolled Hennepin County for deer hunting activity. Violations including failing to validate a tag and uncased firearms. Salzer also patrolled Dakota County for waterfowl activity. Duck hunting activity was slow.

CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) monitored hunting activity and ice conditions. CO Grewe did an ice safety presentation and asks anglers to prepare and beware of ice conditions before travelling out on to Minnesota waters.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) checked ice fishermen in Scott County and worked the 3B deer season in Scott County. He talked to an Asian group in St. Paul on hunting and fishing regulations and responded to a few TIP complaints in Scott County. Violations were fail to validate deer tag and hunting with shotgun slugs and pistol in a wildlife management area that is restricted to shot gun with fine shot only.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) gave a presentation to the IBEW (International Brotherhood Electrical Workers) Local 160 retirees and the subject was the Minnesota Conservation Officer?s role as well as the mission of the Law Enforcement Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He assisted CO Chihak with a case where a trumpeter swan was shot and two subjects admitted to the violation.

Bloomington - vacant.

Mound - vacant.

Prior Lake - vacant.