District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2016-09-19

CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) monitored angling activity in the station and followed up on APM and waters cases. CO Silgjord also provided a law and ethics presentation to an area firearms safety class. Time was also spent monitoring public access site for illegal activity.

CO Brian Mies (Annandale) and COC checked anglers and boaters this week. CO Mies and the COC worked opener for archery deer and small game, checked goose hunters, and ATVs.

CO Mike Krauel (St. Cloud) spent the week checking early goose hunters, ATV users, and archery hunters. CO Krauel also assisted a local PD with a complaint of a bear in a tree in town. Enforcement action was taken for no angling license, no angling license in possession, driving after revocation, and ATV helmet violations.

CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) worked angling and hunting activity this week. The officer answered calls concerning deer hunting regulations. The officer assisted deputies with an ATV crash.

CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked anglers, boaters, bow hunters, and squirrel hunters. Nuisance beaver issues were handled. Officer Thesing assisted Stearns County Sheriff?s Office on a call where the suspect had fired several shots inside his house before he was taken into custody. Enforcement action for the week included no lights on boat after sunset and an ATV violation.

CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) handled complaint calls of illegally dumped fish, dogs running loose chasing deer, and someone putting apples next to another hunter?s deer stand. CO Kuske checked a local business that was found burning furniture and a homeowner who didn?t have garbage service burning their household garbage in the yard.

CO Rhonda Friese (Long Prairie) worked on open cases. Recreational activity slowed this past week. A bait complaint is under investigation and various hunting questions were answered.

CO Paul Kuske (Pierz) recovered two stolen PWCs; the watercraft and their trailer were found abandoned at a public access parking area. Assistance was provided to a landowner that was experiencing trespass problems involving a neighbor. A farmer called to report a large amount of crop depredation from deer. He was referred to the area wildlife office to request a shooting permit. A subject was issued a citation for burning a large amount of household items in his front yard, including mattresses, upholstered furniture, bedding, and other prohibited materials. CO Kuske assisted an officer with a deer poaching incident that involved a nice buck being taken out of season. Several deer shining complaints were received this past week and routine surveillance of areas has begun. Fall fishing as picked up; seeing a walleye bite on a couple of lakes. A complaint was received from youth waterfowl day in which a father and son, while legally hunting on public waters, were harassed.