District 3 - Fergus Falls area

Last updated: 2015-09-01

CO Troy Richards (Fergus Falls) reports a fair number of doves in the area and hunters could have good hunting with a little bit of scouting time. Nuisance beaver complaints were received and bear hunting questions were answered. Fish are beginning to enter into early fall patterns. Enforcement efforts were related towards angling, boating, and AIS.

CO Paul Nelson (Elbow Lake) checked fishermen, boaters and ATV operators. Additional time was spent working AIS enforcement and assisting the county with a drunken driver/car crash. Assistance was given to a neighboring officer providing security for DNR wildlife posting.

CO Shane Osborne (Evansville) checked fishermen, ATVs and boaters. Annual training was attended at Camp Ripley. Osborne attended the Outdoor Expo in Alexandria and worked the TIP ?Wall of Shame? trailer with LT Shelden answering numerous questions from the public. There were 1.300 youngsters at this event and it was a huge success. Equipment issues were encountered and dealt with also.

CO Tony Anderson (Morris) focused on boaters, angler activity and AIS law compliance. CO?s Anderson and Baumbarger participated in a boating/angling work crew on Lake Minnewaska and Lake Reno this past weekend. Additional time was spent assisting Traverse County with a dumping complaint and issuing a nuisance beaver permit to a landowner. Minnow transportation permits were issued and assistance was given to officers with the new RMS system. Questions from the public were answered regarding upcoming deer and waterfowl seasons.

CO Daniel Baumbarger (Glenwood) reports enforcement efforts for the week included investigating a wetland complaint, checking fishermen, ATV, and OHM operators. Additional time was spent on nuisance beaver complaints and monitoring AIS law compliance. Several calls were taken regarding work at a public access, and haying questions on WMAs.

Wheaton - vacant.