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Weekly Conservation Officer Reports for Northeast Minnesota

Feb 17, 2024 05:13AM ● By Editor
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From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - February 12, 2024

District 6 - Two Harbors area

Last updated: 2024-02-12

CO Sean Williams (Ely #1) reports warm weather and rain during the week transitioned to lower temperatures and light snow throughout the end of the week into the weekend. Angling activity slowed and some lakes saw little to know activity. Violations included angling with extra lines on a designated trout lake, angling without a license in possession and no dark house license on a fish house.

CO Brent Ihnen (Ely #2) patrolled his station for fishing activity this week. He also checked ATV operators.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) worked on Bear Committee-related items and attended a meeting. Time was spent on annual training requirements. Station lakes were patrolled. A citation was issued for consumption and display of alcoholic beverages in a state park and a warning was issued for the new uncontained garbage on the ice law.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Grand Marais) spent the week checking anglers and monitoring ATV activity. Angling activity was steady with limited success. Enforcement action was taken for angling activity.

CO Hudson Ledeen (Grand Marais #2) reports that area ice remains in good shape and foot travel in the BWCA is as good as it gets. Anglers continue to pursue trout, and some nice fish were seen caught. Equipment maintenance was performed.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked angling and ATV activity during the week. Colder weather has started to repair weakened ice conditions on area lakes. Murray also investigated a litter case and responded to an injured-eagle call.

Silver Bay vacant.

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