District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2016-08-23

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) checked anglers during the week. Reports of crop damage by bears was also taken and responded too. Bear baiters report some hits to bait stations but advised that bears are not routinely coming to baits. A day was spent with volunteers for Kanabec County?s ?Take a Kid Fishing? outing. Cool and damp weather kept numbers down but every child at the event had a huge smile on their face. Volunteers made the event a success and these ?Kids? will have fond long lasting memories of the fine day.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) worked on several reported illegal weed rollers on area lakes. Angling activity was slow with rainy weather and high water levels putting a damper on the fish bite. Enforcement action was taken for no angling license, operate weed roller without permit and minor consumption.

CO Phil Mohs (Center City) attended several firearms safety classes during the week. CO Mohs would like to remind all bear hunters that bait stations must be registered with the DNR. You can register your bait stations online on the DNR?s website. Enforcement action was taken on the following violations fishing without a license, pulling skier/tubers without an observer, transporting live fishing and failing to drain livewell.

CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) checked anglers and boaters, patrolled WMAs/AMAs and public accesses, worked ATV complaint areas, and took calls on injured animals. Officer Londgren also worked with other agencies on upcoming projects and potential violations.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) spoke at a youth ATV safety class and assisted with a youth fishing clinic. CO Musatov checked anglers and boaters. Time was spent working aquatic invasive species and ATV complaint areas.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) checked fishermen and boaters. He followed up on a wetland violation charges pending. He interviewed three suspects on a number of litter violations in the Otsego WMA citations issued. He answered a number of hunting questions. He did a FAS law talk to 70+ kids in Big Lake

Princeton - vacant.