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Weekly Conservation Officer Reports

Mar 05, 2019 10:20AM ● By Editor
District 6 - Two Harbors Area - From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - March 5, 2019

CO Sean Williams (Ely #1) spent the week focusing on snowmobile and ice shelter enforcement. Trail conditions were excellent but windblown lakes made for slow travel and recent snowfall in the rest of the state meant very little activity even over the weekend. Trout fishing was also slow, and most anglers contacted on Burntside Lake reported little to no success.

CO John Velsvaag (Ely #2) checked anglers this past week. Slush conditions have improved overall but there are still some large pockets of deep slush on some lakes. Snowmobiling activity was high with the great trail conditions but there were several serious accidents in the region. Velsvaag took several calls on fishing regulations and anglers are reminded to get their new licenses.

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) participated in a work detail with other officers during the weekend. Snowmobilers and anglers were checked.

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