District 11 - St. Cloud areaLast updated: 2018-04-16
CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) assisted the Training Section with the upcoming Academy and investigated a call of a deer hanging in a front yard. It was found to be a legal road kill deer. Kuske spoke at the Royalton firearms safety class and handled calls about an injured owl, a dead eagle, deer feeding complaints, and questions about the upcoming turkey hunting seasons.
CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) spent time during the week following up on cases and monitoring angling activity. He also prepared for an upcoming firearms safety class and provided a law and ethics presentation to the Meire Grove youth firearms safety class. A call regarding a sick coyote was also fielded and handled.
CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) found a few anglers out this week but they were having little to no luck. The officer assisted neighboring officer with a deer case. Snow over the weekend slowed activity and left many people wondering what the fishing opener will be like.
CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked anglers, followed up on illegal burning complaints and worked on the upcoming Conservation Officer Academy. With the never-ending snow, more snowmobiles were out again. (Hopefully for the last time.) Enforcement action for the week included a citation to Mother Nature for leaving winter out past the deadline.
CO Frank Rezac (St. Cloud) reports checking ice fishermen and snowmobile riders during the week. Calls about regulation questions were also returned and dates set to speak to area hunter education/firearms safety classes. Enforcement contacts were made for no snowmobile safety certificate and expired snowmobile registration.