District 13 - West Metro area
Last updated: 2014-10-21
CO Steve Walter (Waconia) checked waterfowl hunters for AIS violations. A landowner was assisted with beaver damage issues. Pheasant, waterfowl and archery deer hunters were checked during the week. Telephone calls on hunting questions were returned daily. Enforcement action was taken for no federal duck stamps in possession, hunting waterfowl without first procuring a federal duck stamp and shooting non game migratory bird (grebe).
CO Tony Salzer (Osseo) patrolled Hennepin and Anoka counties for waterfowl activity. CO Salzer dealt with some equipment issues after a malfunction with the door handle on his squad. Salzer also continued to work on background investigations.
CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week monitoring waterfowl hunting activity and following up with complaints. CO Grewe responded to a TIP complaint where a sandhill crane had been shot and after investigation; enforcement action was taken. Other violations this week included trespassing, licenses not in possession, no HIP certification and unsigned federal duck stamp.
CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) spent time taking down deer stand and a duck boat left on WMA in Scott County. He worked ATV activity and assisted USDA Officer with a deer case. Officer Lee also worked AIS detail in Hennepin County and returned phone calls on hunting regulations and complaints.
CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) followed up with a complaint of a vehicle found in the area of non-motorized use area at Fort Snelling State Park (investigation is pending). He checked hunters and anglers in Hennepin County. He took care of issued equipment maintenance, AIS violations, administrative work and TIP calls.
Bloomington - vacant.
Mound - vacant.
Prior Lake - vacant.