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Weekly Conservation Officer Reports

Apr 16, 2019 11:22AM ● By Editor
District 6 - Two Harbors Area - From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - April 15, 2019

CO Sean Williams (Ely #1) reports the most recent spring snowstorm again deterred much of the normal crappie angling for this time of year. The very few anglers checked over the entire week had mixed success, but most reported only marginal luck. Violations included taking fish during the closed season. 

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) worked a Rainy River detail with other officers during the week. 

CO Mary Manning (Hovland) spent the week at Camp Ripley assisting with annual training for field officers in firearms use and defensive tactics. Manning also worked a snowy stream trout opener on the North Shore.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) spent much of the week storing winter equipment, readying summer equipment and on equipment maintenance. Questions were responded to from students working on a school project. A few crappie anglers were checked but ice conditions are at the dangerous stage in most places. Closed trails were monitored.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked at Camp Ripley this past week training officers. Schottenbauer spent much of the rest of the week checking shore anglers on Lake Superior.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) followed up on past investigations. He investigated a litter complaint on the ice and handled wildlife calls.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked stream trout fishing and boating activity on Lake Superior this past week. Cold weather slowed down the fishing with some streams freezing over once again. Murray also attended a training session at Camp Ripley and handled nuisance-animal complaints.

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