Weekly Conservation Officer Reports
Jun 04, 2018 03:57PM ● Published by Editor
CO Sean Williams (Ely #1) spent several days along with other District 6 officers focusing on AIS enforcement in the Grand Marais area. Compliance seemed higher than in past years, but several citations were issued. Violations included failure to drain water-related equipment, failure to remove drain plugs, possessing a fish overlimit, and possessing uncountable fish.
CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) participated in a border work detail at the Grand Portage Port of Entry with other conservation officers.
CO Mary Manning (Hovland) worked an enforcement saturation detail at the Grand Portage Port of Entry, contacting boaters and anglers travelling to and from Canada. Several folks were prevented from transferring water from Canadian lakes back to their home waters and a few overlimits were caught. Boaters and anglers were also checked on inland lakes and state parks were patrolled by the officer.
CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) reports spending most of his patrol time on the water. One individual was arrested for BWI while returning from a motorized Basswood Lake day trip. Other enforcement action included jet ski violations, watercraft registration violations, insufficient PFDs, and wanton waste. Additional time was spent on a shoreline project with potential violations and nuisance beaver complaints.
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked angling and boating activity. Time was spent enforcing game and fish laws as well as AIS rules at the Grand Portage Port of Entry.
CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked a border detail in the Grand Marais station with other district officers. Enforcement action was taken for illegal transportation of fish and other invasive species violations. Murray also investigated an arson fire and wetland violations.
Ely #2 vacant.