District 4 - Walker area

Last updated: 2016-12-05

CO Paul Parthun (Lake George) focused on trapping, muzzleloader deer hunting, and archery deer hunting. Enforcement action was taken for trapping violations, transportation violations, and lending and borrowing of licenses.
CO Eric Sullivan (Walker) reports most deer hunters have left the area but many deer are being seen along the roadside. Use caution if traveling through area. CO Sullivan observed ice forming on smaller lakes. Trapping activity throughout the area is slow due to low fur prices.
CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) reports a few trappers and hunters are still out while the lakes remain ice free in the area. Upcoming cold forecasted weather should have the lakes producing ice soon. Enforcement action was taken on a felon possessing a firearm and a separate warrant arrest.
CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week monitoring hunting and trapping activity. Few muzzleloader deer hunters and trappers were observed this week. Lack of snow and ice has limited winter recreational activity. CO Broughten followed up on cases from firearms deer season and submitted reports to the county attorney.
CO Jeff Halverson (Staples) worked muzzleloader season and checked trappers. Officer Halverson also registered fisher fur for the local trappers. Contacts were made for not checking traps and wanton waste.
CO Chelsey Best (Remer) worked muzzleloaders, trappers, and some recreational vehicles. Two out-of-season fisher cases were worked with other officers. Enforcement action was taken for an ATV operating on a state highway at high speeds.