Aviation Section

Last updated: 2015-01-27

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week of flying wolf pack counts. Jensen flew an enforcement flight in NE MN to gauge angling activity. Jensen also flew a training flight and started his flight instructor renewal class.

Pilot/CO Chris Lofstuen (Bemidji) reports several flights postponed due to weather. Station and aircraft inventory were conducted and wolf telemetry missions were flown.

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) continued work on the NE moose survey. Snow conditions are holding up well despite the unusually warm weather. The remaining plots near Grand Marais are showing good numbers of moose. Only a few bulls with antlers, and a fair number of cow/calf combinations.

CO Pilot Bob Geving (New Ulm) flew enforcement support recon flights for predator hunting, ATV and angling activities. Geving also worked on equipment inventory management.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew the helicopter moose survey when weather cooperated. Snow, fog, rain and ice is making this survey a challenge to finish.