District 3 - Fergus Falls area

Last updated: 2015-07-14

CO Troy Richards (Fergus Falls) reports several inquiries into special beaver permits. Richards concentrated on boating and fishing enforcement with violations encountered. Time was also spent on preparations for ATV and FAS classes.

CO Tricia Plautz (Henning) worked fishing, boating and AIS enforcement throughout the week. Bear complaints and possible wolf kill calves were responded to also. Beaver issues were addressed and injured red tail hawks were addressed

CO Paul Nelson (Elbow Lake) focused his work checking fishermen, boaters and AIS enforcement. Nelson assisted the local sheriff?s office with a missing person complaint and picked up the TIP trailer in Brainerd for the Grant County Fair. Additional time was spent working litter and ATV complaints, minnow dealers and trespass.

CO Shane Osborne (Evansville) checked fishermen, boaters, ATVs and OHMs. A meeting was attended in St. Paul and equipment maintenance was performed. A person called Osborne and asked about transporting camp fire wood into Douglas County. Several storms were watched over the weekend for the Otter Tail County Sheriff?s Office.

CO Mitch Lawler (Alexandria) worked recreational tubing activity on the Long Prairie River this past week. Several violations were observed along the river as well as illegal ATV operation by tubers when leaving the area. AIS activity was monitored throughout the station with a few violations reported by inspectors.

CO Daniel Baumbarger (Glenwood) reports fishing success around the area has slowed with the warmer weather. Enforcement efforts for the week included checking fishermen, boaters, and ATV operators. Additional time was spent on commercial enforcement, and answering calls about injured animals.

Wheaton - vacant.