Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2018-01-16

CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) took calls of crappies dumped near a person?s fish house, deer carcasses dumped in the road ditch, and vehicles driving too close to fish houses. A call of new construction of a permanent deer stand on an area wildlife management area was handled. CO Kuske talked to a hunter from last deer season that shot a deer in a hunter choice permit area and then shot a second deer illegally in another hunter choice permit area. The second deer they shot ended up costing them more than they planned on.

CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) spent time working on assigned background investigation. Time was also spent monitoring ice anglers on area lakes.

CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked anglers, ATV activity, and snowmobilers. Time was spent doing aeration inspections on lakes and following up on deer season cases. Work details were worked with area officers with enforcement action taken for no taxidermy license, extra angling line, no license, expired ATV registration, no ID on fish house, and possession of drugs. A case was investigated where a man trapped an otter with no trapping license; enforcement action was taken.

CO Frank Rezac (St. Cloud) reports checking ice fishermen and assisting with a case involving illegal taxidermy work. Enforcement contacts were made for crappie over-limit and possession of live minnows on a special regulation lake.

CO Keith Bertram (Long Prairie) spent most of the week checking fishermen. Citations were issued for extra lines, no snowmobile registration, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Numerous aeration inspections were also completed and a trespass call was handled.

Pierz vacant.

Paynesville vacant.

Annandale vacant.