Weekly Conservation Officer's report

Water Resource Enforcement Officers

Last updated: 2017-11-13

WREO Joseph Stattelman (NW) spent the week focusing efforts on firearm deer season. Many contacts were made and deer checked. Violations ranged from tagging and validation issues, to over-limit and trespass calls. Assistance was given to neighboring field CO?s and assistance was given on a search warrant.

WREO Robert Haberman (NE) worked with area officers with the deer hunting season. A few individuals forgot their licenses in vehicles or cabins. WREO Haberman reminded them that the license must be on their person while hunting. WREO Haberman also fielded calls and conducted a wetland site visit in Pine County.

WREO Keith Bertram (Central) spent the week checking hunters and handling deer related calls. Enforcement action was taken for untagged deer, fail to validate tag, transport loaded guns, over-limit of deer, shoot from the road, shoot from the vehicle, and burning a couch. Assistance was also given to the Morrison County Sheriff?s Office with a hunter that was shot.

WREO Larry Hanson (SW) worked on WCA and PW cases in several counties. Officer Hanson assisted with a K-9 search in Lyon County and another search in Lac Qui Parle County and covered a vacant station. Enforcement action was taken for shooting from the roadway and trespass.

WREO Julie Siems (SE) checked many hunters during the 300-A season. Many trespass complaints were addressed. Violations included using a rifle in the shotgun zone and unregistered deer.