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Weekly Conservation Officer Reports

Mar 27, 2018 11:07AM ● By Editor

District 6 - Two Harbors area

Last updated: 2018-03-27

CO Sean Williams (Ely #1) reports that he and CO Stage spent the end of the week patrolling areas of the of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area via cross-country skis. Activity was high for early spring in the wilderness and included anglers, recreational skiers and trekkers. Violations included litter and possessing aluminum cans inside the BWCA.

CO Marty Stage (Ely #2) worked a ski detail in the BWCA over the weekend. Fishing was good for the dog mushers and their clients and travel conditions were excellent. One fisherman in the wilderness was frantically trying to reel up his extra line before the officer could get to him. He claimed it was a nonexistent person?s line, inside his fish tent. He also tried to casually hide his aluminum beer cans, but then claimed he had never known cans and bottles were illegal in the BWCA. 

CO Mary Manning (Hovland) patrolled area inland lakes and checked conditions on Lake Superior tributaries. The officer also followed up on a TIP complaint, assisted Cook County on a reported domestic call and cleared out evidence from now closed cases.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) located a dead female yellow Lab that was wrapped in a blanket and recently dumped on the powerline between Country Club and Lamppa Road. If you have information who the dog belonged to, please contact the officer. This was a very inconsiderate location to get rid of a dog. Two raccoon calls were handled. Crappie and trout anglers were out with limited success. Enforcement action was taken for ATV and snowmobile registration violations.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) spoke at William Kelly School. Time was spent checking trout anglers and getting equipment needs addressed as seasons change.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) checked anglers along the North Shore. A few fish are cooperating further south. The officer followed up on past investigations.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked angling and snowmobile activity during the week. Late season riders were still finding some good snowmobile trail sections but conditions are deteriorating. Swans and geese were observed returning to the North Shore, signaling spring is in the air. Enforcement action was taken for licensing violations.

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