Conservation Officer Report | Sports & Recreation
The Minnesota DNR provided the following summaries of recent activities by Conservation Officers:
CO Randy Hanzal (Duluth) time was spent checking small game, duck and archery hunters throughout the week. A field investigation led to a confession from a man who admitted to taking a deer with the use of bait. The person faces a stiff fine, loss of equipment and a one year revocation for his illegal act. Several illegal fires were investigated. Just a reminder that while doing fall clean up only vegetative type material can be legally burned.
CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth) attended annual training at Camp Ripley. Field work consisted of checking grouse hunters, archery deer hunters, beaver damaging property complaints, and working night deer shining activity.
Sgt. Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked small game hunters, worked a late bow hunter concern, and spent time on maintenance items.
CO Matt Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked anglers on Lake Superior. ATVs were checked as operators got out enjoying the nice fall weather. Questions were answered at local agencies in reference to ATV and burning regulations. Several license-related questions were answered regarding upcoming fall seasons. Enforcement action was taken for ATV and burning violations
CO Troy Ter Meer (Lake Superior Marine Unit) attended a meeting. The CO checked waterfowl, small game, archery deer hunters, and boaters and anglers throughout the week. He assisted an area officer with an investigation into and archery hunter shooting a deer over a bait and an over limit violation. Enforcement action taken for big game violations.