CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) worked anglers and bow hunters in the metro area this week. He wrote a supplemental report and answered questions to the Asian community on small game hunting season and firearm safety classes.
CO Alexander Birdsall (Waconia) reports anglers are venturing out on many local lakes as the ice becomes thicker by the day. Many lakes still have really thin ice so remember to be vigilant as you venture out. CO Birdsall attended the Waconia HS Conservation Club pheasant hunt and assisted hunters out in the field. Many students were participating in their first ever pheasant hunting trip. Enforcement action was taken for wetlands violations and angling without a license.
CO Leah Weyandt (Mound) spent the week completing background investigation interviews. CO Weyandt received another call about a snowy owl that had been found dead. The owl was likely hit by a vehicle in Chanhassen. A call was also received about a sick swan on Little Long Lake.
CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week patrolling deer hunters, monitoring ice conditions, and following up with complaints. CO Grewe, and a neighboring officer, spoke at a local business regarding the upcoming ice fishing season and some shelter license changes.
CO Tim Maass (Osseo) continued to follow up on investigations from the firearm deer season. Time was also spent checking late season open water anglers earlier in the week. CO Maass also investigated a possible wetland violation.
CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) attended a firearm training and qualification at Camp Ripley. He worked complaints at Fort Snelling State Park on dog off leash and illegally parking (without a required State Park vehicle permit). He took calls for injured/dead animal and report of nuisance animal caught in live trap.
Prior Lake vacant.
Ft. Snelling vacant.