District 4 - Wadena area
Last updated: 2015-09-28
CO Paul Parthun (Lake George) checked anglers, small game hunters, archery deer hunters and ATV operators. He assisted local enforcement officers in locating a suspect in a 2nd degree assault.
CO Greg Oldakowski (Wadena) checked hunters over the waterfowl opener with compliance being generally good. A public waters complaint was investigated, as well as a nuisance animal complaint where holes were being torn in feed storage bags. Assistance was provided at the scene of car and semi-truck collision.
CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) checked many hunters and anglers during the warm fall week. Grouse hunters, duck hunters, and the anglers all had some luck in the area. Calls were received about wolf depredation, illegal water appropriation, anglers violating fishing laws, and an injured eagle. Enforcement action was taken for unplugged shotgun, no federal duck stamp, transport loaded firearm, no HIP certification, angle without license, and illegal size walleye.
CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week focusing on angling, ATV, waterfowl hunting and boating activity. Anglers continued to have good success. Opening of waterfowl season yielded moderate success with a mixture of ducks in the bag. CO Broughten investigated a trespassing complaint. Enforcement action included: no small game license in possession and no state waterfowl stamp.
CO Colleen Adam (Rec Specialist) checked grouse hunters, waterfowl and archery hunters over the weekend; found most hunters satisfied with the outcome. She came upon a group of ATV riders in the road ditch assisting a member who had a rollover. The person refused medical attention but was understandably shaken by the incident. Watercraft registration issues were addressed as well as abandon property on public land.
Remer - vacant.
Walker - vacant.