Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 4 - Walker area

Last updated: 2017-10-16

CO Paul Parthun (Lake George) finalized two wetland violation cases. CO Parthun checked waterfowl hunters, archery deer hunters, and worked a special youth hunt in Itasca State Park.
CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) primarily checked waterfowl hunters, grouse hunters, and anglers. Walleye fishing has been picking up on area lakes. A hunter safety class was taught in Cass Lake. Deer investigations continue. Enforcement action was taken for timber theft and fishing in a closed area.
CO Chelsey Best (Remer) assisted with a wolf call and a separate wounded bear call, both in the Crosslake station. CO Best also worked several ongoing baiting cases. Enforcement action was taken for numerous ATV violations and hunting deer over bait. CO Best is putting together an ATV/Snowmobile instructor certification course in the coming weeks. If you are interested in becoming an instructor for either of those courses, please call CO Best at 218-553-1638.
CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week monitoring angling, boating, AIS, hunting, and ATV activity. Anglers reported good success this week. Grouse and duck hunters are still having a hard time finding birds. CO Broughten also investigated fishing and hunting violations.
CO Jeff Halverson (Staples) attended Old Wadena Conservation Days for Staples 5th graders. CO Halverson is investigating a wanton waste case where a large number of shot/uncleaned waterfowl were dumped in the Lyons State Forest. The waterfowl were contained in bags marked with the names Greg, Jeff and Conrad. Anyone with info should call Turn In Poachers (TIP). Duck, bear, grouse hunters, and fishermen were checked.
Walker vacant.