District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2014-09-16

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) spoke at a youth firearms safety class. CO Musatov investigated illegal ATV operation on a WMA, an illegal deer baiting, and illegal dumping of goose carcasses. Several animal complaints were handled and time was spent working aquatic invasive species.

CO Angela Londgren (Princeton) checked small game, goose, and archery hunters over the weekend. Officer Londgren reports seeing a few wood ducks and teal harvested for the youth waterfowl day. Enforcement action was taken on ATV violations, fail to plug shotgun, and trespass complaints were investigated.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) investigated a large dumping on a Wildlife Management Area. After three hours of digging through the garbage he found a name and after four interviews and five residence visits and a number of phone calls he located the violator. Summons was issued and the dumping was cleaned up by the violator and taken to the land fill. He issued a summons for hunting deer over a baited area, no license in possession, trespassing and hunting deer without a crossbow permit. He took enforcement action in the Sand Dunes State Forest for illegal operation of ATVs, operating without a helmet, no registration displayed and no registration.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) attended annual training and gave a presentation to a Firearms Safety Class in Monticello. Reller also checked goose hunters and anglers in the Wright County area. The youth waterfowl hunt on Saturday had a good turnout with the youth finding a lot of shooting action with the Blue Wing Teal migrating through the area. Many life time memories made from harvesting their first duck.

CO Todd Langevin (Center City) began field training with a COC. They prepared for small game and archery deer opener. Hunters report that hunting has been slow. On Saturday they checked youth waterfowl hunters on the special youth duck hunt. Several young waterfowl hunters had ducks to show off. Citations were written for operating an ATV with a passenger under 18 not wearing a helmet and a 13 year old driving a pickup truck on a WMA road.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) assisted with two regional firearms qualifications. Time was spent working goose hunters and ATVs. Geese are in the area and some hunters saw some success. Enforcement action was taken on operate unregistered ATV, No helmet for ATV passenger under 18 years of age, operate ATV on county road and no state waterfowl stamp.