Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2017-09-18

CO Phil Mohs (Center City) focused on hunting activity throughout the week. Time was spent working on a bear hunting investigation. Enforcement action was taken for unlawful possession of wild animals, illegal transportation of big game, illegal transportation of firearms, and bear baiting/hunting violations.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) spoke at a youth firearms safety class. CO Musatov checked anglers and hunters. A dumping complaint was investigated and ATV complaint areas worked.

CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) checked anglers, boaters, hunters, and recreational vehicles. Lakeshore inspections were conducted with area hydrologist on Chisago County lakes, shooting complaints, and nuisance beaver calls were handled. Enforcement action was taken on failure to submit bear tooth, allow illegal operation of ATV by juvenile, and fishing license violations.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) followed up several nuisance wildlife calls, checked on a possible wetland violation, and checked goose, deer and small game hunters over opening weekend. Enforcement action was taken for angling while all DNR licenses were revoked and several DNR warrants.

CO Mike Krauel (Milaca) spent a busy weekend checking small game hunters and archery hunters. Due to poor weather, success was limited. CO Krauel also assisted the local sheriff?s office in searching for a lost hunter. Thankfully, the hunter had packed a compass and dispatch was able to walk the individual out of the woods. CO Krauel would like to remind hunters to plan their hunt and make sure you are prepared in case you do get lost.

Big Lake vacant.