Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 10 - Mille Lacs area

Last updated: 2017-08-14

CO Gregory Verkuilen (Garrison) worked lake activity including the new walleye opener on Mille Lacs and reckless recreation complaints. He also recovered a dead eagle, attended training, and assisted with armoring service firearms.

CO Chris Tetrault (Isle) checked anglers and ATV activity throughout the week. Annual training was attended at Camp Ripley and several calls of various animal complaints were handled.

CO Scott Fitzgerald (Malmo) reports working area lakes for fishing and boating activity. Lots of boaters were enjoying the nice weather over the weekend and a few fish were seen being caught. Calls regarding the feeding ban were fielded and many other law related questions were answered. Patrol was done for AIS activity and area state land was patrolled for ATV, OHM, and ORV traffic. A call regarding a noise complaint on an area lake was taken and a car kill deer call was also investigated. Assistance was given to a neighboring officer regarding a call of an ATV operator who had called 911 because they were stuck in a wetland. Officers were able to assist with getting the ATV out and there was enforcement action for various ATV violations. Enforcement action for the week included various fishing and boating violations.

CO Dustie Speldrich (Willow River) attended in-service training at Camp Ripley. She also received complaints of illegal dumping and several bear baiting/hunting questions.