District 4 - Wadena area

Last updated: 2015-06-30

CO Paul Parthun (Lake George) addressed more bear complaints, assisted other officers with violations and checked area special regulation lakes. Some commercial minnow complaints were received. Enforcement action was taken for angling violations, boat and water violations and ATV violations.

CO Samantha Hunter (Park Rapids) checked ATVs, boaters and fishermen. Officer Hunter assisted the Hubbard County Sheriff?s Department at an ATV fatal crash. CO Hunter investigated a complaint which ended up in an over limit of walleye.

CO Greg Oldakowski (Wadena) worked at the Wall of Shame trailer at the Wadena County Fair fielding questions and inquiries covering a multitude of topics.

CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) reports angling activity slowed while boating activity increased with the warm weather. Calls were received about nuisance baby raccoons, nuisance bear, nuisance feral pigs, and a concern about a legally set minnow trap. An Operation Dry Water shift was worked with good overall compliance. Enforcement action was taken for insufficient number of PFD?s on boat, ride on gunwale of boat, boat registration and AIS violations.

CO Colleen Adam (Rec Specialist) worked on several equipment maintenance issues, assisted with a search warrant, and patrolled area OHV trails.

Remer - vacant.