District 12 - Princeton areaLast updated: 2018-04-16
CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) checked anglers, closed snowmobile trails and trappers, and fielded calls about injured animals. She also scheduled many upcoming speaking events and prepared presentations.
CO Phil Mohs (Center City) focused on ATV and snowmobile activity. Snowmobile riders are reminded that grant-in-aid trails closed April 1. Enforcement action was taken for operating a snowmobile in the road right of way, snowmobiling on a closed trail, and operating an ATV without registration.
CO Mike Krauel (Milaca) spent the week checking anglers and patrolling for ATV activity. Panfish anglers are still finding some success on area lakes. Krauel also gave law talks to two firearms safety classes. At one class, Krauel also had the opportunity to present one of the instructors with his 40-year award. Over those 40 years, it is estimated he has taught more than 1,000 students. A big thank you to all of the dedicated safety instructors!
CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) checked some ice anglers during the week. Ice conditions remain fairly stable. Panfish have been hit and miss due to fluctuating weather. Turkeys are still grouped up but one lone Tom was seen walking across a snow-covered field.
CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) spoke at a youth firearms safety class. Complaints about animals were handled and follow up was done on a big-game case. Musatov worked ATV complaint areas and followed up on property illegally left on WMAs.
CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) followed up on a possible wetland violation. He also gave two presentations at firearms safety classes in Monticello and Rockford.
CO Trent Seamans (Big Lake) checked anglers and addressed various wildlife calls. He also worked a southeast Minnesota trout opener detail. Few trout anglers were observed braving the poor weather conditions. Anglers checked reported cold hands and moderate fishing success. Enforcement action for the week included fishing without a license and targeting smallmouth bass during the closed season. An injured Cooper?s hawk was rescued from a window well. The hawk was delivered to the Raptor Center by a dedicated volunteer.