Weekly Conservation Officer Reports
Oct 07, 2019 05:07PM
● By Editor
CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Grand Marais) spent the week checking anglers and hunters. He taught an ATV safety class at the Cook County middle school. Time was also spent assisting with an ATV work detail along the North Shore.
CO Sean Williams (Ely) attended a work crew with officers from around the state focusing on ATV recreation and small-game hunting south of Ely in areas of the Superior National Forest. Hunter success was fair with most hunters reporting seeing birds. Violations included hunting without a license in possession and failure to display current ATV registration
CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked angling and small-game activity during the week. Salmon have begun to move into area streams but recent rainfall has made for challenging fishing conditions on North Shore streams. Murray took a water-quality complaint on Lake Superior that is under investigation and continued big-game baiting investigations.
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) spent the week checking ATV and small-game hunting activity. Time was spent checking anglers as well. Schottenbauer hosted a group of officers from around the state to work on hunting, angling, and ATV activity in the area.