District 14 - East Metro area
Last updated: 2016-10-27
CO Vuthy Pril (ELCOP) worked waterfowl, small game and big game enforcement. Shore anglers were checked on some metro lakes and rivers. CO Pril also answered miscellaneous animal calls and performed some equipment maintenance.
CO Scott Arntzen (Forest Lake) spent the week checking anglers, waterfowl and small game hunters. He handled late shooting complaints, nuisance animal calls and fielded many questions about the upcoming firearms deer season. Violations for the week included being in a WMA during closed hours and no navigational lights on a watercraft.
CO Anthony Salzer (Ham Lake) and COC focused on waterfowl hunting and recreational activity within Carlos Avery WMA. Violations encountered ranged from hunting while intoxicated to angling without a license. Duck hunters having limited success and the bite reported by anglers appears to remain slow.
CO Joe Kulhanek (Hastings) spent a busy week working waterfowl and fishing enforcement in the area. He responded with another officer to a TIP call of a group shooting cormorants; they were located and enforcement action was taken. Other enforcement action for the week included hunter harassment, angling with extra lines, and no licenses or stamps for waterfowl hunting.
White Bear Lake vacant.
Metro Officer - vacant.
Maplewood - vacant.