Last updated: 2014-03-04
CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports flying a moose calf telemetry flight in NE Minnesota as part of the moose capture project. Jensen also flew fisher telemetry and wolf pack count flights. Jensen took photos of a waters violation for a local officer during the survey flights. Jensen also spoke to wildlife management students at Central Lakes College and assisted with positioning vehicles for the upcoming academy.
CO Pilot Bob Geving flew wolf telemetry and conducted some flight training activities.
NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew wolf telemetry and helped finished up the helicopter deer survey in PA 239 which is between Fergus Falls and Detroit Lakes.
NR Standby Pilot Brad Maas helped complete the deer surveys in permit area 239. Snow conditions were still very good for being late in the season. Some plots had no deer, while a few had 20+. There were difficult conditions with extreme cold and very strong winds.
CO Pilot Chris Lofstuen (Bemidji) continued with various flight training tasks.