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Weekly Conservation Officer's report

Oct 17, 2017 06:45AM ● By Editor
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 
District 6 - Two Harbors area - Last updated: 2017-10-16

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) checked grouse hunters and some designated trout lake anglers. The CO saw lots of grouse during the week as the underbrush leaves have dropped. The sunshine also helped out as many birds were out picking grit and catching a few rays. Fall walleye fishing has been excellent also. It is time to start thinking about sighting in deer rifles instead of waiting until the last minute.

CO Mary Manning (Grand Marais East) participated in an ATV work detail on the North Shore checking grouse hunters, ATV operators, and anglers. The officer also handled nuisance bear calls, took a report of a legally taken moose, and assisted Cook County with a firearms complaint at a cabin.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) coordinated and worked an area saturation of conservation officers focusing on small game and waterfowl hunting, as well as ATV activity in the area. CO Schottenbauer was also asked to investigate a headless moose dumped in the woods. CO Schottenbauer checked the area to find a horse carcass.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) monitored grouse hunting, waterfowl hunting, and ATV activity. The officer assisted in a work detail in Lake and Cook Counties. Enforcement action was taken for ATV, small game, and firearm violations.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked small game, archery deer, and the close of the bear season over the weekend. Hunters are finding the grouse are easier to spot with fall colors steadily dropping along the Northshore. Fall fishing remains good for those that have not put the boat away yet for the season. CO Murray answered several calls with hunting questions and took reports of nuisance bear and beaver activity.