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Weekly Conservation Officer Reports

Jan 28, 2019 04:42PM ● By Editor
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - District 6 Two Harbors Area - January 28, 2019

CO John Velsvaag (Ely) checked trout anglers this past week. Fishing was very slow. Velsvaag took several calls on trapping regulations. Several people were contacted with snowmobile registration decals peeling off and anglers without their licenses in possession.

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) took part in a work detail on Lake Vermilion. Anglers and snowmobile riders were checked.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) spent time checking trout anglers and working snowmobile trails. Trail conditions are good, although the extreme cold is making for shorter rides for those venturing out. Bermel responded to two snowmobile accidents on consecutive days involving head injuries and a broken femur. Enforcement action included failure to display snowmobile registration, no trout stamp, live minnows on a trout lake, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) checked snowmobilers and ice anglers along the North Shore. The extreme cold kept most people off the ice, while a few sleds were still out on the trails. Enforcement action was taken for angling and snowmobile violations.