District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2014-10-29

CO Steve Walter (Waconia) followed up on AIS violations. Waterfowl hunters were worked all week having poor success. Anglers were checked on area lakes and rivers. Calls were returned daily on hunting and trapping questions.

CO Tony Salzer (Osseo) finished work on background investigations. Salzer patrolled the Crow River for waterfowl activity. One group was observed and had several violations. Salzer assisted CO Arntzen and Forest Lake PD and Firefighters in finding two lost hunters in a local WMA.

CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week monitoring hunting activity and investigating ongoing complaints. CO Grewe responded to a shoreline violation and answered several questions on the upcoming deer season.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) worked duck and small game hunters in Scott County area. He continued to follow up with a deer case in Kansas this past week and issued a beaver permit. He answered phone calls in the Hmong community on small and big game hunting regulations and dealt with a hunting harassment complaint.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) completed two cases of AIS violations in Bloomington station. He checked anglers and hunters in the district vicinity. He assisted Fort Snelling State Park staff on beaver problems. CO Le took enforcement action for unsigned Federal duck stamp and transporting of aquatic macrophytes and invasive species. He assisted Mendota Heights PD with a vehicle that was illegally parked in a State Park and assisted Maplewood PD on a case of several individuals that were using pellet guns to hunt small game in the city limit without a valid small game license.

Bloomington - vacant.

Mound - vacant.

Prior Lake - vacant.