District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2015-02-24

CO Steve Walter (Waconia) documented fish houses on area lakes for proper identification and litter. Anglers were checked all week having very good luck on nice sized crappies. A call was responded to on a possible moose sighting, but after tracking the animal for several hours it turned out to be a Black Angus bull.

CO Brent Grewe (Osseo) spent the week checking anglers and monitoring fish houses as the removal date approaches. CO Grewe followed up on a deer case and spoke at a firearms safety class in Plymouth. Violations included fish house ID issues and littering.

CO Chelsie Leuthardt (Prior Lake) spent the week checking anglers and conducting fish house compliance checks. With the cold weather and slow fish bite the fishing pressure has been down, and many people have started to remove their fishing shelters from the ice. She spoke to a small group of Cub Scouts about the job of a Conservation Officer. She also received her first complaint on a potential wetland violation that will be followed up on in the spring. Enforcement action was taken on angling without license in possession, improperly marked fish house and no reflective material on fish house.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) checked anglers in West Metro area lakes but found very few people out braving the elements. He assisted another CO in a West Metro District on an investigation for a possible big game violation. He spoke about a Minnesota Conservation Officer?s career at a Boy Scout Troop outdoor activity in Eden Prairie.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) worked ice fishing and snowmobiling activity in Mound station. He took a call on a dead deer in Chanhassen and investigated a stolen deer camera in Brooklyn Park. He answered questions on ice fishing and small game regulations to the Hmong community and did some equipment maintenance.

Bloomington - vacant.

Mound - vacant.

Prior Lake - vacant.