It's amazing how people lie
CO Jay Person was returning to the dock after conducting a marine patrol on SanfordLake. He contacted two anglers who were loading their boat and gear. CO Personinquired about their success, to which they replied they got their limit of 70 pan fish. CO Person asked if they knew the limit was 50 for two people. One subject was sure it was 35 as he read it in the fish guide. This subject retrieved the guide from the truck and was shocked to find the limit was 25 per person. As CO Person was dealing with the above subjects, a proud young boy rode up to the CO on his bike and informed him that he caught a 42 inch musky. The CO asked to see the fish which the boy proudly produced from his back pack. Upon measurement, the fish was 30 inches, 12 inches short of the legal limit. CO Person explained how to measure the fish and gave the boy a tape measure to keep. The subjects with the overlimit of panfish were ticketed for the
CO Mike Mshar worked a turkey complaint during the last days of the season and
contacted a subject who had taken a tom earlier in the season using his wifeís tag. The
subject was in the process of attempting to take another bird when contacted by the
CO Gary Raak obtained a warrant from the prosecutorís office after investigating a false police report call which was placed to the Report-All-Poaching (RAP) line. After several interviews it was determined the caller was involved in a relationship with the reported suspect. When CO Raak reinterviewed the complainant, she admitted making up a complaint related to deer violations.
While on a marine patrol on Holloway Reservoir, CO Linda Scheidler observed a
subject being towed on an inner-tube behind a vessel with no observer on board. CO
Scheidler contacted the operator, who admitted he thought he would not get caught.
Enforcement action was taken.
CO John Borkovich received a RAP complaint on Harsens Island of anglers being hit by the fallout from a shotgun. The complainants were not injured and were more
concerned with the suspectís intention of shooting at waterfowl. They were unable to get the registration of the suspect vessel; however, they did get the name on the back of the vessel. CO Borkovich responded with the assistance of a marine deputy and his boat. The subject had shot 12 juvenile geese because they were making a mess on his dock and lawn. Enforcement action was taken.
Investigating a complaint of subjects fishing in a fish ladder, CO Dan Walzak contacted five subjects within the amply posted area. All of the subjects claimed to know nothing of the rules prohibiting fishing within the fish ladder despite the postings and the fencing around the area. When CO Walzak asked how they got into the area, one of the subjects stated that since the gate was locked they had to jump the fence. Enforcement action was taken.
CO Jason Wicklund observed a large cloud of black smoke while on patrol near Iron
River. The CO located the source of the smoke and contacted six individuals having a
small party on the property. In the burn pit were TVs, building materials and other
household furniture items. Enforcement action was taken.
Stupid is as stupid does!!! However I can relate to the guy that shot the geese. Our parks are so covered with goose droppings up here that it is difficult to move around without getting into it. The local board has placed painted wooden dog figures that move with the wind that they feel will scare the geese. The geese seem to think that they are good company and the little kids love to hug them :ROFL: .