District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2015-10-06

CO Todd Langevin (Center City) reports checking duck hunters in the area. Even with low numbers of ducks, many hunters took to the areas swamps. CO Langevin received a call of two squirrel hunters in the Carlos Avery WMA refuge. The hunters were found and enforcement action was taken. CO Langevin also spoke to an area Firearms Safety Class. This will be the last Monday Morning Report from Officer Langevin as he?s been promoted to Lieutenant and will supervise district 12.

CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) checked waterfowl, small game, and archery hunters as well as anglers. Investigation on hunter harassment, public water Violations, wanton waste, and dogs chasing deer calls were handled. Officer Londgren also attended fall fest at SNWR, had a ride along, and spoke at a FAS class.

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) worked hunting TIP calls and shining complaint areas. Anglers, waterfowl hunters, and archery deer hunters were checked and nuisance animal calls were received.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked waterfowl hunters and deer hunters. He followed up on a TIP call where he issued summons and written warnings for operating a motor boat in a SNA, no federal stamp, transporting loaded guns in a motor boat, no life jackets and Allowing juveniles to violate the fish and game laws. He assisted a neighboring Officer on a deer case charges pending. He answered a number of questions pertaining to trespassing laws, the Mississippi River Islands and nuisance beaver concerns. He attended the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Fall Festival with the TIP trailer and answered a number of questions pertaining to the Wall of Shame.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) assisted with training at the academy. A complaint of illegal bear hunting investigation was completed with charges pending in Cook County. A small game hunter was found hunting on a suspended license with enforcement action taken. Three juveniles swamped their duck boat and were luckily rescued by another hunter. This incident could have been much worse, because no lifejackets were on board. Parents were notified and assisted in retrieving the overturned boat and the guns and boat motor from the bottom of the lake. Other enforcement action was taken for hunting without small game license, no federal waterfowl stamp, no HIP certification, possession of lead shot and no PFD on board watercraft.

Princeton - vacant.