Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2017-09-18

CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) handled calls requesting information on waterfowl hunting on the Mississippi River, hunting options in the Lake Alexander Scientific and Natural Area, and the legalities of deer stand ownership near the property line. CO Kuske advises the best step is to talk to your neighbors before deer season starts so there is clear communication. Calls of car hit deer and nuisance beaver were also dealt with. Nuisance beaver trapping permits are at a record high due to low trapping activity during the open trapping season.

CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) spent time during the week monitoring angling and ATV activity in the station. An injured deer complaint was also handled. Law and ethics presentations were provided to students at the Swanville and Melrose youth firearms safety classes. Time was also spent checking archery and small game hunters on opening day. Poor weather and the bugs seemed to be keeping some from enjoying time in the field.

CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked small game, goose, and bow hunters as well as anglers and boaters. CO Thesing attended the funeral of Officer Bill Mathews. Time was spent working deer shining complaints and a wild ginseng inspection was conducted. Enforcement action was taken for wanton waste fish.

CO Frank Rezac (St. Cloud) reports submitting a search warrant for a WCA case and checking fishermen, archery deer hunters, and small game hunters. Investigation and patrol details were also done on a deer shining complaint.

Long Prairie vacant.

Pierz vacant.

Paynesville vacant.

Annandale vacant.