Weekly Conservation Officer's report

Aviation Section

Last updated: 2017-12-18

CO Pilot Bob Geving (New Ulm) attended a pilot?s meeting and a district meeting. Pilot Geving also attended to administrative tasks.

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) worked on pilot training with one pilot and more maintenance items. He also attended the quarterly pilots meeting where winter survey work was discussed and safety and survival items were covered.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports finishing rotary transition training. Pilot Jensen also followed up on ongoing maintenance improvements for the aircraft. Some time was spent on local accesses to check anglers. Enforcement action was taken for fail to display registration on ATV and snowmobile and no snowmobile training certificate. Weather cancelled various enforcement and wildlife tracking flights. Background investigations also continued.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) attended a Pilots meeting in Brainerd and flew an instrument training flight. Poor weather canceled flights most of the week.

Standby NR Pilot Jessica Holmes (Grand Rapids) attended the quarterly pilots meeting in Brainerd.

CO Pilot Christopher Lofstuen (Grand Rapids) reports attending a pilots meeting in Brainerd, transporting aircraft components from facility to facility, and flying a wolf telemetry mission with a partner agency.