District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2014-10-21

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) spoke at a youth firearms safety class. Anglers and hunters were checked. Animal complaints were handled.

CO Angela Londgren (Princeton) checked horse trail passes, followed up on trespassing and dogs chasing deer complaints, patrolled state and federal lands, and checked for Invasive Species compliance at public accesses. Officer Londgren also checked anglers, hunters, ATVs, and trappers over the week. Enforcement action was taken on license violations, no trail passes, and expired ATV registration.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked waterfowl hunters on area rivers and lakes. He followed up on a number of deer baiting issues. He answered question on waterfowl hunting on the Mississippi River. He took a number of nuisance animal calls. He followed up on a trespassing violation charges pending. He assisted South Dakota Conservation Officer.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) continued field of a COC. Areas worked included ATV, angling, waterfowl, small game and archery deer. CO Reller and his COC responded to two TIP calls, one in reference to possible illegal baiting of waterfowl and another in regards to a possible over limit/illegal length fish taken. WMAs were patrolled and stands left illegally were seized. Enforcement action was taken for failure to display valid registration on an ATV, allow illegal operation of an ATV by a juvenile, ATV operator under the age of 18 w/o a helmet, operate an ATV w/o safety certificate and operate an ATV on a WMA.

CO Todd Langevin (Center City) received a call of an injured bald eagle stuck in a tree. The eagle was hanging upside down about 25 feet in a tree. It appeared the eagle?s talon was caught between two branches. CO Langevin contacted the Lindstrom Fire Department for help. The fire department responded with their ladder truck and were able to drive within 40 feet of the tree. CO Brad Johnson was then lifted up in the ladder truck bucket and safely retrieved the eagle. The eagle was transported to the Raptor Center for care. CO Langevin also responded to a call of an alligator in a city park near Chisago Lake. The alligator ended up being a stuffed animal and was removed from the area without incident.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) checked anglers and hunters during the week. Warm weather has slowed waterfowl in the area but some geese and ducks are being seen. Anglers have found some crappies which are willing to bite. Enforcement action was taken on ATV on highway and no navigation lights.