District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2014-09-30

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) checked waterfowl hunters. Violations were found for un-plugged shotgun, possession of lead shot, no PF?s, and no licenses/stamps. A public waters complaint was investigated as well as several animal calls.

CO Angela Londgren (Princeton) worked waterfowl opener, checked small game and archery hunters, anglers and boaters, and ATVs. Officer Londgren followed up on baiting and trespassing complaints and handled nuisance animal complaints. Enforcement action was taken on: PFD violations, license violations, and use of electronic decoys.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big lake) worked waterfowl hunters and issued summons and written warning for no small game license, possession of toxic shot, no life jackets, no HIP certification, no FAS in possession. He followed up on a deer baited complaint. He checked WMA for a littering complaint. He followed up on a trespassing complaint charges pending.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) checked waterfowl hunter over the opening weekend. Hunters appeared to have a pretty good hunt with a lot early migrators still in the area with the unseasonal warm weather. The main species harvested were blue wing teal, wood duck, shoveler and green wing teal. Most waterfowl hunters were in compliance, however two hunters were not representing good hunting ethics and laws by drinking beer at 7am on opening morning and throwing their beer cans in a beautiful wildlife management area pond, trespassing on posted private property to make it easier for them to get on the pond and hunting without the required stamps. Proper enforcement action was taken.

CO Todd Langevin (Center City) continued field training with a COC. They report a busy waterfowl opener. Many hunters harvested good numbers of ducks, mostly wood ducks and teal. The warm weather had most hunters off the duck ponds early in the day. Violations included unplugged shotgun, possessing lead shot, enter WMA during closed hours and no small game license.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) worked small game and duck hunters during the week. Duck opener was warm and the ducks were flying. One hunter commented that he swatted a couple mosquitos which were the size of teal he shot. Enforcement action was taken on unplugged shotgun, no state duck stamp, take waterfowl out of season and operating an ATV on a public highway.