District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2014-09-30

CO Steve Walter (Waconia) worked the duck opener with CO Grewe in Scott, Carver and Hennepin counties. Hunter success was fair to poor. Watercraft operators were checked all week for AIS violations. Many calls were returned on hunting questions. Nuisance animal calls were handled on beaver damage, fox killing chickens, and coyotes.

CO Tony Salzer (Osseo) patrolled Hennepin County for waterfowl activity on the opening weekend. Success was mixed but lots of hunters were out on the opener. Salzer also assisted with some big game issues in Washington County.

CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week investigating complaints and checking waterfowl hunters. CO Grewe spoke at a firearms safety class. Violations included no hunting license in possession, shooting before legal hours and failing to sign required waterfowl stamps.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) worked the duck opener in Scott County and followed up with zebra mussels violations in Prior Lake. He took a TIP complaint of possibly taking over limit of geese and trespass in Scott County. Violations included unsigned federal duck stamps, failure to register a canoe, and fishing without angling license in possession.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) followed up with several AIS violations in the Minneapolis lakes area. He worked the Waterfowl Opener in Carver County. He handled phone calls regarding hunting regulations and upcoming talks.

Bloomington - vacant.

Mound - vacant.

Prior Lake - vacant.