CO - Jeff Denz (Willmar) followed up on a deer that was found
illegally dumped on private property. He also received calls about
wounded deer, illegal deer stands on public hunting areas and suspicious
CO Wayne Hatlestad (Litchfield) handled a big game complaint and
enforced state forestry fire laws.
CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) took enforcement action for unmarked
shelter, no angling license in possession, angle without license, fail
to check traps daily, damage muskrat house, and fail to display valid
CO Julie Siems (Faribault) reports working angling and hunting
Work also continues on department background investigations. Many
trespassing complaints have been received. A reminder, that just because
you may not see ?No Trespassing? signs, it does not give you permission
to hunt the property. A restoration order was issued. Time was also
spent preparing recordings for court on a previous violation. Violations
include no shelter ID and no license in possession and trespass.
CO Bob Geving (Mankato) worked angling and trapping activities.
Geving also gave a law & ethics presentation for a snowmobile safety
class. Enforcement actions included unsigned license and unmarked fish
CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) followed up on a trespassing complaint
which resulted in a civil citation being issued. Enforcement action was
taken for blocking public access launch, extra lines, unattended lines
and license/ permit infractions.
CO Tom Hutchins (Albert Lea) reports completing a deer hunting
related investigation that resulted in trespass violation being issued
to the hunter. Time was also spent checking trappers, ATV operators,
archery deer hunters, pheasant hunters, and anglers. Violations
encountered this week included no shelter ID, untagged traps, and
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