MN DNR Weekly Conservation Officer ReportsJul 24, 2018 03:19PM ● By Editor
CO John Velsvaag (Ely #2) received several calls about injured and nuisance animals. He also followed up on previous violations from the Cook area, completed some required annual training and took several complaints about the new northern pike regulations.
CO Mary Manning (Hovland) attended annual use of force instructor training and in-service planning at Camp Ripley. While at Ripley, Manning also assisted with scenarios for the Conservation Officer Academy. She also took calls on BWCA camping, nuisance animals and the upcoming bear season.
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked the week at Camp Ripley with officer training, as well as preparation for the Academy 18 field training process. Time was also spent working a beaver complaint in the area.
CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) checked anglers on area lakes, attended in-service at Camp Ripley and followed up on complaints.
CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked ATV and angling activity during the week. Fishing success was varied on area lakes but most anglers willing to put up with the biting bugs caught fish. Murray investigated illegal garbage dumping at a state campground and personal watercraft being operated to close to shorelines.