District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2014-11-18

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week checking deer hunters, small game and waterfowl hunters. CO Arntzen investigated several TIP calls, handled nuisance animal complaints and trespassing issues. He also spent time working deer shiners and patrolling area WMAs. Enforcement action for the week included hunting without a license, failure to register deer, no blaze orange, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and being in a WMA during closed hours.

WREO Adam Block (Metro) spent the week working waterfowl, pheasant and deer hunting activity. Various calls were received pertaining to hunting activities in the Metro area. A restoration order and a resource protection notification were issued during the week both involving shoreline violations.

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) reports a busy second week of deer season, with hunters seeing limited success. Duck and goose hunters were also checked with field hunters doing well. Hunters on the river are breaking ice to get out to their spots. Enforcement action for the week included, lend/borrow deer license, not wearing blaze orange for deer gun season along with waterfowl and fishing violations.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) checked deer and goose hunters in Dakota County throughout the week. CO Pril and CO Lisa Kruse spent a day checking fewer deer hunters this year than previous years in Pine County due to snow and cold temperature. CO Pril also spoke to a group of Cub Scouts in Mendota Heights and responded to injured animal calls and a complaint of hunters hunting in a SNA.

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) reports that he checked deer hunters throughout the week. He issued a citation for leaving a stand in Carlos Avery WMA. He issued a possession permit for a deer fawn in Lake Elmo. CO Johnson assisted COs from Ottertail County on an unregistered deer violation. He transported an injured Bald Eagle to The Raptor Center. CO Johnson received a call from a deer hunter that harvested an antlered doe.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) checked numerous deer hunters in the area, finding low success and pretty good compliance. She worked on deer cases and assisted Wisconsin wardens with cases. CO Kruse handled various TIP calls, took care of nuisance animal calls and worked with CO Pril in the Nemadji State Forest area.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.