Water Resource Enforcement Officers

Last updated: 2016-10-17

WREO Joseph Stattelman (NW) spent the week focusing efforts on open WCA, PW and APM cases. Many cases closed out and progress made with LGU?s and hydrologists on other cases. Time was spent working on several new APM and PW cases. Hunters, fishermen and ATV enthusiasts were checked. AIS law compliance was monitored.

WREO Mike Scott (NE) closed some WCA cases and investigated several new WCA and PW cases working with local officers. Waterfowl hunters were checked in the Duluth area. Hunting was slow with some seeing success. Written warning was issued for no HIP Certification. Fall fishing is starting to ramp up with some loopers seen on the north shore and a few reports of Kings. Area lakes were checked and enforcement action was taken for no fishing license in possession.

WREO Robert Haberman (North Central) continued work on AIS enforcement around the Brainerd Lakes Area. WREO Haberman also reviewed wetland case files and closed out other case files for completion. WREO Haberman also checked small game hunters and waterfowl hunters.

WREO Keith Bertram (Central) spent the week conducting follow-up on wetland violations. Enforcement action was taken for hunting license and stamp violations. Assistance was also given to the State Patrol on a call.

WREO Larry Hanson (SW) assisted a neighboring officer with a possible WCA violation. Pheasant hunters were out having good luck on the opening weekend of pheasant season. A deer permit was issued in Lyon County.

WREO Julie Siems (SE) provided a K9 demonstration and answered questions about AIS for a local production company.