District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2015-02-24

CO Todd Langevin (Center City) reports a slower week on area lakes due to the cold temperatures. Numerous permanent shelters remain on area lakes. Anglers had a hard time finding decent numbers of fish on area lakes. CO Langevin also handled several animal complaints. Violations included fail to display ATV registration, unattended lines, no license in possession and extra lines.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) checked ice anglers during the week. Fishing success was slow in most areas. Cold temps have kept many off the lakes. Two deer were caught in snares. One deer was released from the snare; the other was unable to be released. An incidental bobcat was also reported and seized. Enforcement action was taken on no angling license and angle with extra lines.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked fishermen on area lakes. He continues investigations into a number of Big Game violations charges pending. He answered a number of questions regarding coyote hunting and spring turkey hunting.

CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) checked anglers, fishing tournaments, snowmobile races, snowmobiles, and provided a ride along to a college student. Complaints were taken on trespass, stolen items from fish shelters, and littering. Enforcement action was taken on an over limit of crappies over the weekend.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) spoke at a youth snowmobile safety class. Follow up was done on a deer license case from last fall. Ice anglers were checked with violations found for extra lines, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no ATV registration. Time was spent marking ice shelters and litter for the upcoming removal date.