Conservation Officer Report | Sports & Recreation
The Minnesota DNR provided the following summaries of last week's activities by Conservation Officers:
CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth) worked the tall ships in the Duluth Harbor off a personal watercraft. Officer Duncan followed up on a beaver trapping complaint, assisted Duluth Police Department with a robbery call and investigated a wetlands complaint as well as a public waters issue.
CO Andy Schmidt (Brookston) assisted Marine Unit officers with the Tall Ships event in the Duluth Harbor. Lake Superior was worked with the increased boat traffic. Wolf depredation complaints continue to be investigated.
Sgt. Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) worked the tall ships event in the Duluth-Superior Harbor. Thousands of visitors flocked to Duluth to take in the five day event. Officer Olson also assisted the Duluth Police Department with a robbery call, checked boaters, and assisted the USCG boarding teams.
CO Troy Ter Meer (Marine Unit) checked anglers and boaters on Lake Superior. He worked boat and water safety during the Tall Ship event in Duluth and assisted the Coast Guard with the safety zone. Enforcement action was taken for PWC violations, boat and water, and angling violations.
CO Matt Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked anglers and boaters on Lake Superior. A water security detail was worked in conjunction with the Coast Guard for the beginning of the Tall Ships festival. Anglers are still having trouble identifying protected steelhead from coho salmon; a reminder to learn the characteristics of each before a warden approaches your boat. Enforcement action was taken for angling, boating, and ATV violations.