Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2018-01-16

CO Phil Mohs (Center City) worked ice fishing and snowmobile activity. Time was spent working on the Whitefish Chain and Lake of Woods. Enforcement action was taken for numerous fishing violations.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) checked ice anglers on various local lakes. Ice thickness from 12-16 inches appear to be the norm. Pan fish made up most of the take with a couple walleye seen. Enforcement action was taken on ATV and snowmobile registration violations and angling with extra lines.
CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) checked anglers, snowmobiles/ATV?s, trappers, and assisted with furbearer registration. Officer Londgren continued work on a background investigation, took complaints of litter, and blocking the road right of way.

CO Mike Krauel (Milaca) spent the week checking anglers. CO Krauel also assisted a neighboring officer with a taxidermist inspection.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) followed up on a deer over-limit investigation with enforcement action taken. Angling activity in the area was very busy with some good fishing success on several area lakes. A presentation was given at a snowmobile safety class in Rockford. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, angling with extra lines, no fish house license, and possession of marijuana.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) checked ice anglers, ATV?s, and snowmobiler?s. Violations were found for angling with extra lines, no registration, and no shelter ID/shelter license. Animal complaints were received.

CO Trent Seamans (Big Lake) spent the week checking ice anglers. Additional time was spent conducting a taxidermy inspection. CO Seamans recovered an unattended tip-up from Eagle Lake. If it was yours, and you would like it back, please call the DNR Info Center at 888-646-6367 or the TIP line at 800-652-9093. A complaint of someone spreading manure on an area lake was also investigated. The manure turned out to be a large number of swan droppings. Enforcement action included fishing without a license, fishing with an extra line, and failing to license an ice shelter.

Big Lake vacant.