Weekly Conservation Officer's report
Oct 23, 2017 11:48AM
● By Editor
CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) came across an illegal campsite on public lands during the week. Someone had built a small structure, cut down a live tree to make a shooting range, left garbage, shell casings, and junk behind. The CO did take note of the words Mother Nature, my happy place, and flower child written on the campsite structure. He then wondered why someone who claimed to be so close to Mother Nature would leave such a mess strewn about on her forest floor?
Hovland - Leave
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) Worked area hunting activity this week. Time was spent with equipment issues as well. Area lakes were worked for activity this week.
CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) spent the week checking small game hunters, archery hunters and ATV riders. Time was also spent completing reports and following up on complaints.
CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked big game and small game hunting activity. The unusual warm weather has slowed grouse and duck hunting down a bit as the birds don?t seem to be moving. Wood ticks have also emerged in numbers once again making a walk in the woods less enjoyable. Murray assisted a neighboring officer with illegal road hunting activity and investigated nuisance animal complaints.
Ely #1 Fire Duty
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