District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2016-10-17

CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) spent time during the week monitoring angling and hunting activity in the station. The pheasant opener was worked with few hunters being seen. Violations included transport a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, angle with extra lines, and burn prohibited materials. Assistance was also provided on a suicidal subject call.

CO Rhonda Friese (Long Prairie) checked hunting, angling, and OHV activities. Few pheasant hunters were out in the Long Prairie area. Activity overall was low this week. CO Friese participated in a work crew.

CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) worked at the Camp Ripley Disabled Veterans Hunt, the Deployed Soldier Hunt, and the Crane Meadows Refuge Disabled Hunt, and with CO Paul Kuske participated in the KLTF Radio show. CO Kuske handled TIP calls of duck hunters shooting tame ducks out of a pond next to the road, shooting too close to a residence, and a deer hunter trespassing on clearly marked private property adjacent to a WMA. The hunter had to walk by four no trespassing signs to get to the spot where he set up his stand in view of one of the signs and then trespassed even farther onto private property and set up a game camera. Trespass charges were made and it was also found the hunter did not have a valid driver?s license.

CO VanderWeyst (Paynesville) handled road kill permit calls, questions about upcoming deer season and over-limit complaints. The officer gave the law presentation to an ATV safety training group in Belgrade. Officer VanderWeyst also worked angling, waterfowl, and pheasant activity this week.

CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked duck, deer and pheasant hunters. Time was spent assisting a neighboring officer on deer shining complaints. Pheasant opener got off to a slow start with very few birds seen and few hunters out. Enforcement action for the week included hunt waterfowl with unplugged shotgun.

CO Brian Mies (Annandale) checked anglers this week. CO Mies worked on complaints, served a restoration order, and checked hunters this week.

CO Paul Kuske (Pierz) responded to several hunting / shooting related complaints, including target shooting at a WMA, a person shooting squirrels in town, and random shots fired during the night. Patrolling area ATVs found a handful of violations relating to registration and youthful operation. A litter complaint was wrapped up with the issuance of a citation to the person responsible for dumping pieces of a dismantled car on another person?s property.

St. Cloud vacant.