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Weekly Conservation Officer's report

Nov 27, 2017 01:42PM ● By Editor
Weekly Conservation Officer's report
District 6 - Two Harbors area
Last updated: 2017-11-27

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) checked trapping, small game hunting, and fishing activity during the week. The officer also checked a couple of muzzleloader hunters and reminds people to wear their orange.  

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) worked primarily ice anglers, marten trappers, follow-up from deer season, and several ongoing cases. A background investigation for the upcoming academy was also started. Enforcement contacts included litter of a deer carcass, fail to register deer as required, too far from tip-up, insufficient blaze orange, untagged trap, and no license in possession.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) finished work on some pending deer complaints. Time was spent starting a background for hire. CO Schottenbauer also worked some trapping complaints.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) followed up on cases from the firearm deer season. The officer spent time checking traps and a few early ice anglers.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked trapping and ice fishing activity during the week and followed up on big game cases from the firearms deer season. Most area lakes now have at least seven inches of good ice after the most recent cold snap. Complaints continue to come in on deer carcasses illegally dumped along roadways and public lands.

CO Sean Williams (Ely 1) reports in spite of warmer weather and half a day of rain, several ice anglers were checked over the week. Success was low, but a few anglers reported a decent walleye bite early in the week. Violations included angling without a license in possession.

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