Conservation Officer Report | Sports & Recreation
The Minnesota DNR provided the following summaries of last week's activities by Conservation Officers:
CO Randy Hanzal (Duluth) fielded several license questions about the upcoming Firearms Deer Season and quota area. Two trapping issues were dealt with. Contact was made with a person regarding a dumping complaint and citation issued. Time was also spent preparing for a trial regarding a hunting over bait case.
CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth) spent a large part of the week working night shinning complaint areas. Several TIP calls were investigated and some require continued follow up. Many grouse hunters were checked during the week. Many questions were answered from the public. Officer Duncan also assisted local law enforcement with some calls for service.
CO Andy Schmidt (Brookston) followed up on trespassing complaints. Anglers were checked on Lake Superior and kamloop and salmon were seen. Few grouse have been seen and hunters are reporting very few flushes. Woodcock reports have been good in the area.
Sgt. Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) Assisted District 8 Officers with night work. Responded with a CO on a deer shot and left west of Duluth. He checked kamloop fishermen along the North Shore. Some coho salmon also seen in the bags. Fielded question on big game seasons.
CO Matt Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked a few diehard anglers on Lake Superior in the cold wet weather. A few salmon and kamloop are still showing interest. Grouse numbers are reported to be rather low in the area, and many homeowners are looking forward to black bears finding their dens to cut down on the nuisance bear issues.
CO Troy Ter Meer (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked anglers, duck hunters, and worked details for illegal deer shining throughout the week. Some cases were investigated and reports were completed.