Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 2 - Bemidji area

Last updated: 2017-07-24

CO Tom Hutchins (Crookston) reports doing a game farm inspection. Time was spent checking anglers and watercraft operators. A shoreline violation complaint was also checked. Various boating and angling violations were encountered throughout the week.

CO Tim Gray (Bagley) attended training to prepare for upcoming In-Service training. CO Gray also handled a wolf depredation and injured eagle complaint.

CO Brice Vollbrecht (Bemidji #1) monitored angling and boating activity on area lakes. Anglers are reporting mixed reports with walleyes and pan fish being caught on most lakes. ATV activity was monitored and a complaint of a road kill Bald Eagle was taken. CO Vollbrecht also assisted the county and local PD with two different physical domestics.

CO Brian Holt (Bemidji #2) focused primarily on ATV activity and angling. Time was spent following up on TIP complaints and working in the Mississippi Headwaters State Forest. CO Holt monitored AIS compliance in Itasca State Park and the surrounding area.

CO Al Peterson (Osage) attended training at Camp Ripley and followed up on pending cases.

CO Angie Warren (Detroit Lakes) spent time on ATV activity and patrolled area trails. Area lakes were worked for angling and boating activity. Complaints of nuisance bear, a vehicle left in a public access overnight, illegal ATV usage in a WMA, nuisance beaver, an injured osprey, and possible wetland filling were received. AIS regulation compliance was monitored. CO Warren attended the White Earth Safety Fair and provided information on conservation officer duties and safety equipment.

CO Bill Landmark (Moorhead) spent the week working ATV, AIS, and angling activity. The officer taught the law and ethics portion of the Perley firearm safety class and followed up on several cases. Enforcement action was taken for operating an unauthorized motor vehicle on a grant-in-aid trail.

Pelican Rapids vacant.