Conservation Officer Report | Sports & Recreation
The Minnesota DNR provided the following summaries of last week's activities by Conservation Officers:
CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth) spent some time working night boating and fishing enforcement. Many people were contacted with several resulting in enforcement action for not having required navigation lights. A couple possible water violations were investigated with the help of DNR Hydrologists. A few wildlife complaints were left on Officer Duncan’s voice mail and they were referred to the DNR wildlife division. Officer Duncan followed up on two complaints of possible illegal camping on state forest land. Both violations were investigated and both resulted in campers moving on to different locations.
CO Andy Schmidt (Brookston) checked area lakes and rivers. Anglers are reporting a slow bite on most lakes. Registration and life preserver violations were handled. ATV complaint areas were worked. Enforcement action was taken for operate on roadways, registration and youth violations. Wildlife complaints regarding fawns, bears, and raccoons were handled.
Sgt. Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked anglers at the access points along Lake Superior. AIS was also worked in conjunction with the checks. He worked Marine Unit items for the upcoming summer events planned for the Duluth-Superior harbor events.
CO Matt Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked anglers and boaters on Lake Superior. A busy holiday weekend found many boaters out enjoying the water. A concert detail at Bayfront Park was worked with many watercraft in attendance for the Bob Dylan show. Assistance was given to local agencies with emergency calls. Enforcement action was taken for ATV and watercraft violations.