District 14 - East Metro area

Last updated: 2015-11-24

CO Tony Salzer (Ham Lake) patrolled Anoka County for big game activity. CO Salzer also patrolled Carlos Avery for small game and trapping activity. Salzer also worked late season waterfowl hunters.

CO Lisa Kruse (White Bear Lake) checked numerous waterfowl hunters on area lakes. She handled injured deer calls, a nuisance turkey call and a littler complaint. CO Kruse worked small game and WMA enforcement in Anoka County and did equipment maintenance. She handled various TIP calls and many calls regarding questions on where to legally waterfowl hunt on the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes.

CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week checking deer, waterfowl hunters and trappers. CO Arntzen also continued working ongoing deer cases and investigated a trap tampering incident. Violations for the week included transporting a loaded firearm, unsigned stamps and transport uncased firearm.

CO Brad Johnson (Maplewood) reports that he investigated a deer TIP in Maplewood, and a baiting TIP in Afton. Both were unfounded complaints. He received a call on a beaver dam in Afton, and an illegally possessed great horned owl. CO Johnson assisted the USFWS with a call on an injured goose in Cottage Grove. He received two reports of deer that were shot with arrows from the park hunts in Maplewood. Both were seen walking through the neighborhoods.

CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) continued monitoring deer hunters in the area. The cold weather saw a small push of waterfowl into the area with some success seen. Enforcement action for the week included no blaze orange, shoot from a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and trespassing.

CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) spent the week working deer hunters in Dakota county. Waterfowl and small game hunters were also checked around area WMAs and fields. CO Pril spent some time working on a tip complaint for hunting big game in a prohibited area and handled miscellaneous animal calls during the week.

Eagan - vacant.

Metro Officer - vacant.