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Had scanner installed, stopped by local taxidermist, SO, and SP. Had patrol boat winterized and stored. Completed fur survey as well as some LOT/HOL items for Investigations. Hit the WA over the weekend for the NEW deer season. Oh Boy. Cited two for no orange hats, they also camped two nights on the WA and one shot an antlered deer with rifle. Needless to say shooter only had 5 permits in his possession and was extremely confused about our permit system, even after our encounter. Received two calls about hunters mistakenly killing spike bucks; didn't see that one coming... Checked several turkey hunters, in full camo, hunting in the same fields that firearms deer hunters, in full orange, were hunting in.
Transported back-up truck to State Lake. Assisted Fish Bio with nets on Lake and setting nets on Lake. Served extended camper at State Lake with trespass warning after 3rd extended stay. Went along with PLM to evict on the following day to find that she was packing up and hooking up to vacate. Reorganized inside of patrol truck. Patrolled area for pre-rut deer hunters, ended up checking more anglers then deer hunters.
Seized 22 deer heads (7 deer were taken without permits), a rifle, and a homemade silencer from an individual who has been hunting illegally over the last 3 years. Thank you to Investigator and all of the officers who helped canvass a portion of County for information and to locate headless deer carcasses; and those who helped with deer decoy operation during the investigative period. Worked on reports. Assisted the district biologist with netting fish at Lake. Patrolled for deer hunters.
Last week on Monday I had an office day. On Tuesday I patrolled around the county for awhile looking for hunters finding nobody out so I decided to go to reservoir where I found a fair amount of anglers trying their luck. On Friday I got my boat trailer back from being serviced so I got the boat off the water and then patrolled around reservoir looking for anglers and hunters. On Saturday I taught Hunter Ed. in the morning and patrolled. We found a few firearm hunters. We also investigated a call I got about someone who was keeping deer and hawks in their house which turned out to be false. On Sunday I patrolled around the county looking for hunters finding only a couple out deer archery hunting.
Received a call and investigated some dumped deer in a creek in County. Worked in the office on paperwork. Did some maintenance on boat to take and have it winterized. Worked around the county for antlerless deer season. Found what I expected nobody wearing orange that was supposed to be. Also found one hunter that harvested a deer on wildlife area. Hunter had both a bow and rifle, but found no evidence buck was shot with a rifle so he got to keep it.
This week I patrolled my area looking for hunters and fisherman. Getting lots of call about the hunting season. Got a report of a wild hog in the county. I worked with the hog guys on that. I took my jet ski in for winterizing and added rat/mouse traps to the boat house. The October firearms season was not very active in my area. I didn't find anyone out taking advantage of the new season.
Monday through Friday: performed administrative/clerical duties; compiled and submitted the District's Fourth Quarter Report; composed and submitted a travel voucher; worked in the Regional Office one day processing special permits, answering various questions, and gave a last minute interview for a local TV station concerning raccoons; and working on Performance Management Process annual reviews. Saturday worked with officer assisting with: a Hunter Education Class; checking hunters at wildlife area and on private property; and assisted with an investigation into a report of a person keeping deer and hawks (unfounded). Sunday patrolled for hunters. With the exception of one hunter, it seems that the only hunters taking advantage of the Pre-rut Whitetail Antlerless Season were at wildlife area.
This week helped KDHE get sediment sample at County Lake. I mowed grass at the boat house and assisted the fisheries biologist with netting. Patrol the area for anglers and hunters. I didn't find many of either. It could be due to the closure of the Corps and USFWS properties.
Monday office and equipment day. Tuesday and Wednesday off. Thursday worked on upcoming training, night flight and equipment and had court on an individual cited for violation of posted notice at the state lake. Suspect defended himself, was convicted and had to pay the assistant prosecutor $80 per hour in addition to the regular $298 fines and costs. Friday took the PWC to get winterized and repaired, and picked up the NASP trailer on the way back. Saturday started early in the morning. Slow for a firearms season. Called by a hunter who shot a small buck with a two inch spike. Warning issued. Worked into the dark checking a guy coming off the wildlife area who was drunk. He failed the SFST's and blew .121 on the PBT. Took him in and he was still at .100 on the Intoxilyzer. Found two licensed people running hounds on the wildlife area on the way home with no firearms. Sunday helped with fishing selective at state fishing lakes.
Started the week Wednesday with an area coordination meeting and then helped burn pasture. Thursday went to Firearms Committee Meeting. Friday worked in the evening hours for spotlighters having no luck. Checked a few hunters Saturday morning with no luck. When I was driving out to check hunters in the evening got ran off the road by a 10-46. He failed to stop for a long while and taken to the county jail. Worked late Saturday and early Sunday on a saturation patrol. There were quite a few vehicles but no poaching activity. Ended the week checking deer hunters and writing one no hunting license.
This week paper work as usual. I had tires rotated and oil changed on patrol truck. Assisted Oklahoma Game Warden on stop on state line road. Getting some info on a known poacher. Contacted by MO. officer on info on a suspect. Assisted with law class for PD officers. Called out on shots fired, found 2 individuals target practicing after midnight in the wildlife area. After night flight was cancelled I put together a map for a saturation patrol in my county. Thanks to all that participated. Patrolled for hunters during new antler-less season. I checked a total of 2 hunters.
Attended area coordination meeting. Helped burn pasture at the Wildlife Area. Patrolled looking for shiners. I had a nice spot picked out when heard music coming from the corn field. We finally decided to enter the corn field because we could not find any tracks leading into the field. We put the sneak on moving in stealth mode and made our way to the sound and come to find out we put the sneak on a solar powered radio which was built into a truck bed tool box. Good
times. Gave a law class for PD. Patrolled for antlerless deer hunters, finding 5 hunters. Assisted with a selective. No luck but I am sure we will try again.
Worked in the office and on BOW program for the spring. Following up on request for info for BOW equipment needs and other supplies. Helped fisheries bio with test netting at wildlife area. Had a sick or injured deer report. When I got there the deer did not act or appear to be sick or injured and just wanted out of the building. After some encounters with the walls and some equipment it found the door and was on his way to freedom. Checking some fishermen and found two bow hunters. Helped with an OK Kids day. Worked a night selective and activity was very slow.
Worked the Bottoms again on Sunday and then helped with their check lane. Returned home on Monday and finished up some office work. Took the night vision I had back to regional office. Had scanner installed in the patrol truck. Met with Investigator about a case in the area. Answered phone questions and took a snake call. Patrolled on Saturday, not finding many antlerless hunters out. It’s a funny thing that when you are talking with hunters in this area, most of them tell you that they are meat hunters and not worried about antlers. I always get the "you can't eat antlers" line. But when it comes to antlerless seasons like this new one and the extended season, I don't find hardly any of those meat hunters out? Maybe they're just that good and filled all of their "meat tags" already. Probably not. I think to solve the doe problem, we need to go to the "earn a buck" method. Just my opinion.
I worked several nights this week finding some activity and slow movers after dark. I completed the investigation from two cases that were almost a year old. After ballistics and K-9 efforts I got a confession that linked both cases. Saturday I helped teach fishing techniques to the cub/boy scouts, and Sunday morning took them fishing for a while.
Shuttled vehicle to Topeka for new hires, moved evidence from freezer to regional office freezer, finished up reports and submitted to CA, had battery replaced in patrol truck, took patrol boat to get winterized, general office work, assisted with HE, inspected game breeder, general patrol.
Last week was busy with trying to get a HE Class lined up, in the first of Nov. Checking Deer and Antelope Hunters and a few fishermen. Visiting with CA's, and dealing with a reptile case. Violations dealt poss. a short bass, and hunt on invalid permit / license x 5.
Asisted in delivering vehicles to the new officers, held a make-up qualification for the officers that missed the first one, attended a meeting, visited with some landowners about possible decoy locations, patrolled very little, worked on inventory, office and reports, prepared for and held hunter ed.
Delivered trucks and some initial inventory to Topeka for new Officers to start training. The 3 weeks prior to starting KLETC they will be mostly in Topeka receiving training from Captain as well as doing some touring of all 5 Regions. Returned evidence from freezer to regional office; winterized jet ski and patrol boat; meetings with Parks staff; meeting with Officers; bpc, kler, selective reports and other reports submitted; continued work on district inventory.
Attended Global training in Pratt. Worked an investigation in Superior NB resulting a making a case that a buck and a doe were killed without permits or licenses approximately 150 yards north of the state line. Worked on evaluations and used a day of comp-time.
New scanner installed. Taught hunter ed on Saturday with a good group present. Duck hunters were out in force this week. Rest of week spent working early/late waterfowl hunting complaints. With the assistance of my wife’s $20 yard sale purchased mountain bike made two late (over 20 minutes late) waterfowl shooter cases involving a total of 4 hunters. Violators don't really know what to say when you roll up on them on a beat-up girl’s bike wearing a black ski mask with headlamp? Works good though, with 4 tickets for proof.
Finished getting supplies ready for hunter ed. Worked on deer processing program for next week. Filed tickets and visited with county attorney and sheriff's office. Hunter ed seems to be the new forum for trying to get an explanation on new regulations and seasons by the adults.
Attended Global training Monday and Tuesday in Pratt. Assisted Mitchell County in an investigation and burned some comp time. Saturday I helped with a program. On my way to the program I came upon an overturned semi hauling 110 cattle. Surprisingly enough I was only a minute behind the accident and when i arrived nobody had called 911. Nobody was injured besides the cattle and I stayed to help County SO and KHP with the mess that we had on our hands.
On Monday I took the archery trailer to the shop for a bearing repack and gave a program to the local Lions Club. On Thursday I did a follow up on an OGT and Friday I patrolled at state fishing lake and in my district. Saturday morning I had a booth at the Health fair and in the afternoon I assisted with a hunter ed class at the bombing range. Sunday I returned the archery trailer and delivered turtles to officer.
Finished the pre-rut antlerless season patrolling and driving to Pratt for Global training. Returned home and worked on a deer investigation. Wrapped up a good investigation with the help of Lt. and Nebraska Game Warden. Delivered rock and thrower to officer for his Hunter Ed class. Finished with my long weekend.
Patrolled most of the week. Discovering a few dumped carcasses early in the week, does I am guessing from antlerless season, all on public ground. Worked nights for spotlighters not finding much activity. Sunday assisted with 200 cattle blocking the highway. Checked a couple bowhunters on the wildlife area. Activity still slow.
General office. Worked on KLER reports. Patrolled for deer, coyote and duck hunters. Had Global software insalled on computers.
Checked duck hunters, had complaints on geese, cranes and a coyote in town, worked spotlighting activity and worked in office.
Checked rifle deer hunters and turkey hunters. Had calls on pheasant population and where to go. Had ball joints, brakes, wheel bearings replaced and tires rotated on pickup. Waterfowl report. Boat pictures to boating ed coordinator. Worked on boating bids. Worked on deer investigations and got more info. on deer poacher at the Ducks Unlimited banquet. Catching a few walleye and stripers at reservoir. Had a big push of ducks and cranes come in.
Finished up hunters ed. Certified 25 students. Worked in the office getting some paperwork done and cleaning up the office. Updated law book. Took boat in to get winterized. Talked with CA about last seasons cases clearing some and getting progress report on others. General patrol.
Busy with the bottoms checked a lot of people good compliance with licenses. Had a report from landowner on trespassing, someone ran all 6 buffalo out of a pasture and they stopped about 8 miles away. Had approx. 3 inches of snow and no ducks showed up. Not sure what is going on with the waterfowl..
Reviewed activity reports, KLER reports and worked on various other office tasks. Investigated a dead deer report and spent some time in a problem area. Attended CPR/1st aid training and completed training report. Completed and sent out the final draft of the work schedule. Had weekend off.
Worked on case report and took evidence to Wichita, attended CPR training, helped fish biologist check nets one day on reservoir, pulled patrol boat off water and took in to get winterized.
Worked duck hunters, chased a few deer hunters around, dealt with several tag/licencing issues, dealt with headless deer that SO discovered and will be likely charging suspect after the SO is done with him, went to first aid/CPR training, picked up stuff for Hunter Ed class and transported laser shot to another officer for use, worked duck hunters, and assisted with Hunter Ed class County.
Monday KLER reprts and vet. Tuesday CPR training and follow up on case in county. Wednesday kcom for scanner install. Thursday took truck in for maintenance all day. Saturday& Sunday patrol and took report of a bowhunting accident. Man with no harness fell and broke neck, ribs, teeth and a few other bones. He has memory loss and is still in intensive care in hospital.
Attended CPR training. Caught 2 guys deer hunting in at 11pm Wednesday night to start off my vacation. Had bow with light on it. Same guy we caught last year. Will be in Wyoming this week.
Looked at possible decoy spots. Worked on antelope case. Attended CPR and First aid training. Got caught up on some paperwork. Helped a 15 year old girl and her dad and granddad find a deer she shot that jumped the fence onto some adjoining property. Taught hunter ed with officer in county this weekend. Certified 38 students.
Still trying to tie up information on turtle case, and got the turtles from out west added to the herd. Will have training this week on new data system and will make up last shot. Did some general night patrol and found nothing and saw very few deer.
Global Training in Pratt, ect. Office. Answered phone calls ranging from deer to prairie chickens. Patrol. Assisted with net sampling at state fishing lake. Dealt with some squirrel hunters in the snow.
On Sunday I patrolled for Antlerless rifle hunters with little success. Assisted fisheries biologist with fish surveys at local lake. Checked a guy who claimed to be target shooting at the wildlife area. After I gave him a warning for target shooting he got into his car and drove home. Found out later that he had left his buddy in the woods who was wearing very minimal clothing, without a cell phone, during the snow/sleet/rain storm that pushed through on Friday. A couple of hours later after attempting to make contact with the individual still in the woods with no success, contact was finally made after his friend's brother and sister-in-law showed up to give him a ride. The borderline hypothermic individual stated they were both squirrel hunting, and not target shooting. Neither individual had a hunting license and both were issued NTA's. Taught a Hunter Ed class Saturday, and later that night I checked an archery hunter and then assisted County with a plane crash. Apparently after a touch and go, the fuel line broke and needless to say he didn't make it very far. No injuries to the pilot, but the plane didn't fare so well.
Worked on coyote problem. Deer calls. Office work. Got Global installed on my computer.
Nuisance animal calls. Met with Lt. to install Global. Office Work. Taught Hunter Ed certifying 42 students.
Patrol. Global training in Pratt for 2 days. Installed Global for officers on Friday. Met new guys in Pratt. Got ready for Hunter Ed class
On Monday I gave a presentation at the SEAFWA convention in OKC. Tuesday and Wednesday I spent time with the new hires getting them fitted and touring Pratt HQ. Thursday I returned to HRO and spent the rest of the day and Friday catching up from being gone all week.
K-9 Training. Returned lots of calls. Trying to find a way to work something out with a high school student that wants to job shadow me but since we don't allow that anymore it is proving to be difficult for him to complete the requirements for his class. Met with a couple of landowners about their concerns for upcoming hunting seasons. Had the weekend off.
This last week I prepared information for a 6th grade career day, patrolled, worked on a case and worked in my office.
Patrol for early firearms hunters. Still seeing many on the WA. More turkey hunters in full camo in same fields as deer hunters in full orange. Dealt with camping on the WA and another antlered deer killed by gun. Completed monthly reports, filed NTA's and a report on a misrep case. Had court over a failure to display dealer numbers. New district Judge stuck it to the guy.
Readied truck for new noisemaker installed on Monday. Met with landowner at county attorney's request, too many issues for my meager services to sort out. Attended scenario training at state lake, and training for satellite equipment use to get internet access in event of emergencies. Off part of weekend, checked a property for trespassing utilizing a stand on property w/o permission and youth area at wildlife area.
After being on annual leave for 3 weeks I returned to work last Thursday and began the arduous task of sorting through emails and phone calls and addressing issues. Did some routine patrol and managed to locate 3 groups of youths participating in the youth only waterfowl season with most youths taking limits of ducks. Complaints received included spotlighters, driving on WIHA and a 10 pt. buck shot and left lying.
I worked in the regional office a day. I had a district meeting where we did the annual inspections on the Glocks and winterized the jet skis. Worked a couple of evenings.
Patrolled for deer hunters, but checked more anglers this week. Cleaned and readied firearms for inspection at a district meeting. Winterized and stored PWC.
Worked on KLER report. Met with sheriff’s office to review evidence from the marijuana case. Gave a subject a salvaged deer; it was the loser of the two locked bucks. Pulled USACE's trail camera from the wildlife area and turned it over to them. Attended district meeting. Checked a few bow hunters. Spent some time preparing for and teaching hunter ed. Investigated a couple deer carcasses. One was a young buck that had been field dressed and dumped in the driveway of an abandoned farmstead. The other had a large tear on it's side and was possibly shot with an arrow. Nothing was taken on either and no leads to go on.
Sunday worked around the county looking for hunters. Monday spent the day in the office. Tuesday patrolled a little then spent the afternoon at high school giving a career talk to a senior business class. Wednesday hooked up the boat and headed to Ka-comm. Hooked the boat up to his truck and left mine to get worked on. We then spent several hours using the side scan checking boat ramps and other locations that a suicidal person could have used to drive off into the lake. Located one vehicle off an old ramp but appears to be a truck, not the minivan that we were looking for. After checking all the locations we unhooked the boat and trailer and checked a few anglers. Late afternoon truck was finished so we switched boat and trailer back to my truck. Made it home in time to get a bite to eat then helped with the spotlight survey for my county until around AM. Thursday up and going headed to district meeting. Friday and Saturday I was off, but I did spend a couple of hours completing a Field walk with my local cub scouts on Saturday afternoon. Hoping to spend a little more time patrolling next week.
Tuesday picked up paper work at Co court, picked up supplies at Regional office and patrolled County. Wednesday worked in office, cleaned, fixed flat bottom boat gas line, went to State Lake to see if Lt. could program my scanner (nope) and cleaned guns. Thursday went to my health assessment and found out I am going to live another day. Put boats away, had district meeting and picked up supplies at Region office. Friday patrolled county - still alot of crops
out. Saturday patrolled county and sat for shiners in county with no activity. Did help county try to find a missing 17 year old that had called her dad and said she might had been drugged. Come to find out after KHP helicopter, several deputies, County sheriff and I searched a field, she was found safe back at her moms house.
This week I taught Hunter Ed. in County. Had new tires replaced on the firearms trailer. Took firearms trailer to Pratt to pick up targets and ammunition. Attended district meeting and armored Glocks. Took truck to Ka-Comm to have the scanner installed in it. Patrolled some in County looking for people hunting and I confiscated a Mounted Mallard Duck that was bought by a thrift store. Store owner didn't know it was illegal to buy or sale a mounted duck.
Helped fisheries biologist one day this week. Went to district meeting and winterized PWC. Had keyless entry installed. Found several bowhunters out this week with the cool weather.
General office and patrol. Thursday, took a day of sick leave. Friday, assisted the fisheries biologist and made plans to clean out the freezer. Saturday, picked up duty belt items and made plans for the new boat. Sunday, patrolled and called MO troopers to get specs for their Sea Arks.
Worked on deer investigation reports. Had Ka-Comm install scanner in vehicle. Checked some youth duck hunters at reservoir. Investigated a hunting accident of a hunter falling from a tree stand.
Worked a complaint on a WIHA property. Office day. General patrol. Went to State Lake and assisted Officer with training parks officers. Patrolled state fishing lake. Received a call from a MO Agent on several deer taken illegally in coutny during the muzzleloader season. Two possible Trophy deer. Will continue working the case with him.Did a knock and talk about deer antlers being sold. Taught Hunter Ed. 50 students in class.
Met with Officer at the district office and looked over evidence freezer removing some items for disposal. Picked up new duty gear. Spent some time after dark looking for people attempting to take advantage of deer. Met with DA and worked on putting together a power point presentation on boating under the influence awareness and detection. Met with landowner who was concerned about dead deer in front yard being shot, after looking at deer it was determined to have been victim to car v deer. Checked with Marina in regards to getting patrol boat moved to a slip closer to the marina. Met with fish biologist reference ANS designation for zebra muscles being located at reservoir.
Worked at the district office for a bit dropping off officer duty items and cleaning up old evidence items for new evidence room. Checked out trespass complaint and looked at a deer shot with the hind quarters taken. Assisted fisheries run nets at reservoir. Dropped off hunting regs and hunting atlas’s at a couple businesses that wanted some. Had the weekend off.
On leave during the week. Caught up on E-Mails, schedule changes, and finalized district meeting plans. Met a couple of Officers at the district office and discussed issues. Continue to try to put together evals. Gathered Call – Ins.
Last week patrolled for hunters and anglers and attended District meeting. Investigating a OGT call in County. Days off Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
On Monday I used some office hours along with some boat maintenance and checking anglers at reservoir. On Tuesday I attended the district meeting at regional office and picked up the boat from being winterized. Off Wednesday through Sunday.
Worked in the office on paperwork. Turned tickets in to district court. Attended district meeting and picked up new equipment. Worked around the county finding a couple more squirrel hunters, a rabbit hunter, and assisted SO with a case. Did check one deer being dropped off at processor.
Last week I attended a District meeting, interviewed a couple of subjects regarding Deer cases, did some patrol, and had the weekend off.
Worked area for hunters and fisherman. Got radios reprogrammed and oil changed in patrol truck. Worked in boat house cleaning and rebaiting mouse traps. Helped county and KBI with man hunt. Off on four day weekend.
Monday through Friday: performed administrative/clerical duties; worked on Performance Management Process Annual Reviews; submitted finalized 28-day schedule; prepared for and conducted a District Meeting; met officer at the Regional Office to enter evidence into the evidence storage room and process a deer as evidence, also made several calls (10 to 15) that night to locate office personnel to come down and let a local gun club into the building for their monthly meeting; and made a trip to the Regional Office. Saturday attempted to adjust for excess hours until I was called-out at 22:30 hours on possible deer poaching in County; the caller advised that they almost hit a person walking down a paved county road dressed in all black (including a face mask) with a crossbow; the caller stated they thought it should be looked into because when their son hunts in the area he can't seem to find any deer; they also advised that they saw someone spotlighting that same area 2 nights ago (why wasn't it reported?); I worked the area for ~2 to 2 1/2 hours without locating any vehicles or persons. Sunday morning worked the area I was called-out to the night before to see if the hunters came back for a morning hunt, no luck. Worked deer hunters on private property in County and at wildlife area - checking a few. Sunday afternoon responded with the County Sheriff's Department to a body in a small pond by the County line.
This week I attended training at state fishing lake and assisted in the training the following day. I winterized all the vessels at the boat house. Checked my first squirrel hunter of the season, who was literally covered from the waist down with stick-tights. Patrolled my area, through the week, checking anglers and deer hunters. And finished up the week working a deer decoy selective in County with game wardens..
Patrolled, finding no one to check. Interviewed a subject for a case I have been investigating. Uncovered more violations. Started another deer investigation with several charges. Collected info and documented. Plan to make contact this week. Called about a headless deer on day off. Attended training. Well done guys, scenarios are always extremely valuable. K9 training.
Office duties, etc. Finally got old truck to office. Still seeing very few deer or hunters. Off on 4-day.
This week worked in the office, patrolled around reservoir, helped with training, assisted with decoy set and helped with hunter education.
Monday performed office duties and worked on upcoming training. Tuesday went to state fishing lake to find suitable areas for the scenarios. Came home and finished scenario outlines. Wed and Thursday training. Thanks to all who helped and to all the officers who attended for their positive attitudes. Out of state for the weekend.
Had Monday off. Tuesday dealt with Court and County Attorney over the weekend chase and arrest. Then gave a law class to Sheriff. Wednesday and Thursday had Reality Base Training at state fishing lake. Thursday evening patrolled counties for shiners. Friday had off but called out for two bucks locked together. Could not get close to the live one without one of us being hurt, so put it down and gave meat to a needed family. Saturday had a decoy selective that ended up not having one vehicle drive by it. Early Sunday morning pulled a truck over that was shining out both sides. Ended up being teenagers on a opossum stomp. Explained to them the error of their ways and the consequences of their action if they had actually killed a opossum. I then followed the driver while he took everyone to their homes and finally followed him home. I spent the rest of the morning looking for more shiners but there was no more traffic.
Completed/approved time sheets, worked at the regional office, approved KLER reports, completed the next schedule, email and started evaluations, attended training. Used a couple days family sick leave, helped with deer investigation on headless deer in County, checked some fishermen and looked for deer hunters, stopped by and talked to one of the County guides no hunters until Oct.31.
Drove to Pratt for Global Training. Spent 2 days in Pratt for the training. Went to Chanute and did a CLAMP refresher and scenario training. Picked up new equipment from the county. Worked in the office a little and answered phone questions about all kinds of stuff. Off on 4 day.
Picked up new duty gear. Attended scenario training at State Lake. Assisted with placing nets at City Lake. General patrol and office. Off on 4 day weekend.
This week I attended the scenario training at state lake. Good training! I also picked up my new duty gear. I have been working three deer cases, two from last year. Hopefully I can have these done before we start the next deer season. I tagged a crippled deer Sunday morning and helped teach Hunter Ed that afternoon and into the evening.
Regional office to pick up web gear. Attended health quest. USFWS asked if I would check some mussel beds in river and make sure they were still under water. Training at State Lake. Took truck in for ck engine light. On four day.
This week out to Pratt for 2 days of Global Justice training. Attended Region clamp and scenario training. Helped with HE class on Saturday. Patrolled evenings and nights for late shooter and shiners. Working on a couple of deer cases.
Worked in the office on monthly reports. Helped the fisheries bio with netting. Helped with a Hunter Ed Class. Attended the Clamp and scenario training at State Lake. Patrolled the local lakes and district checked some deer hunters. Several phone calls from nonresidents about deer hunting. Worked on a complaint of property damage on walk in property.
Lots of radio work this week. Programmed mobile and hand held. Installed a new scanner antenna on truck. Picked up the connectors for the scanner programming cables. Attended the situational shoot. Finished the next schedule. Got called out Friday night for a headless deer. Went back on Saturday and believe it was an archery kill that the head and backstraps were removed and then dumped on a country road. Got a call on a guy trapping coyotes. It took two attempts but did catch up with him. Everything was correct.
Monday - office duties. Tue: attended a district meeting. Wed.- training and office duty. Thurs - attended a district meeting and checked some vessels in storage. Fri - office, evals, mail.