District 3 - Fergus Falls area

Last updated: 2018-05-23

CO Troy Richards (Fergus Falls) reports walleye action is starting to heat up. Pan fish fishing has also picked up with crappies observed on the beds. CO Richards participated in an all-day range and field day in Brandon. Boaters and anglers were checked with some violations addressed.

CO Tricia Plautz (Henning) received many calls of bear in the area, worked fishing enforcement and AIS inspections. CO Plautz assisted with an all-day Range and Field day for firearms class and prepared material for academy instruction.

CO Shane Osborne (Evansville) attended a firearm safety all-day range and field day in Brandon. Fishermen were checked along with boaters and ATV?s. Several minnow transportation permits were issued.

CO Mitch Lawler (Alexandria) spent a lot of the week checking anglers on area lakes. Walleye and pan fish are driving the activity locally with some catch and release bass anglers out there also. A few TIP calls were investigated resulting in citations for keeping largemouth bass out of season, as well as a wetland filling complaint. An all-day range day was run near Brandon with quite a few local youth becoming certified in firearm safety.

CO Brian Holt (Osakis) checked anglers and boating activity during the week. Time was also spent assisting other area officers with the firearms safety field day in Brandon. Multiple complaints were received regarding injured wildlife. CO Holt investigated a TIP complaint which is ongoing. Enforcement activity related to illegal length northern pike.

CO Daniel Baumbarger (Glenwood) reports enforcement efforts for the week included checking fishermen, boaters, and monitoring AIS compliance. Additional time was spent investigating lakeshore weed removal complaints, and public waters violations. A nuisance beaver permit was issued.

Elbow Lake vacant.

Morris vacant.

Wheaton vacant.