District 13 - West Metro area
Last updated: 2013-12-03
CO Steve Walter (Waconia) worked the 3B, 601 and muzzleloader deer season finding very few hunters out. The end of the duck season was worked but almost every water body was frozen. Several dead swan calls were investigated finding eagles feeding on them. A few ice anglers were checked but the ice is not safe yet.
CO Tony Salzer (Osseo) assisted an adult hunter with their first harvested deer. CO Salzer was happy to be a part of a great first deer hunting experience. Salzer also patrolled for goose and duck hunting during the last week of the waterfowl season. Flocks of migrating mallards were seen along the river and hunters had some success but varied day to day.
CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) continued checking deer hunters and following up with complaints received over the week. CO Grewe worked deer hunters in southeast Minnesota with CO Glaser. Violations included deer tagging issues, not registering a deer within 48 hours and other licensing issues.
CO Kevin Neitzke (Ft. Snelling) responded to a call of an injured swan. He checked deer hunters in Dakota County. CO Neitzke patrolled Ft. Snelling State park and started investigating a complaint of possible illegal deer hunting in the park. He also met with some high school students for a school project they are doing.
CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) returned calls regarding a deer that was killed and antlers missing in Bloomington station. He assisted another CO on a possible big game violation. Time was also spent on administrative work as the month of November is coming to an end.
Bloomington - vacant.
Prior Lake - vacant.