Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2017-11-20

CO Leah Weyandt (Mound) received a call about an emu loose in Chaska. The emu escaped from a farm approximately two months ago in Laketown Township. Enforcement action was taken for hunting out of season and trespassing in Independence.

CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week patrolling deer hunters, small game hunters, and following up with complaints. CO Grewe also assisted with a wetlands complaint and traveled to Pine County over the weekend for the St. Croix State Park deer hunt.

CO Alexander Birdsall (Waconia) had a busy reopener of the ?B? season. A hunter self-reported an antler point restriction violation. Several littering complaints were taken in regards to dumped deer carcasses. A report was taken of geese frozen to a local lake. CO Birdsall attended a boat and water enforcement meeting with many different agencies in the metro area.

CO Tim Maass (Osseo) spent time investigating several violations reported during the firearm deer season including a trespassing complaint, hunting over bait, shooting after hours, and illegal take. Time was also spent investigating a Public Waters violation. CO Maass also attended a meeting where parking and trespassing concerns were addressed regarding the Lake Robina WMA.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) worked hunting activity in Scott County and fishing activity on Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. He assisted a background investigator with work on a candidate in the Southeast Asian community. He met with staff at Fort Snelling State Park on reports of vehicle break-ins and illegal use of a motorized vehicle on state trail.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) worked the 3B deer opener and followed up on a deer case in north Minneapolis. He also investigated a complaint in Edina regarding an individual pumping water from the pond behind his house. Officer Lee also answered calls from the Asian community on small game and big game hunting regulations.

Prior Lake vacant.

Bloomington vacant.

Ft. Snelling vacant.