Last updated: 2017-01-09
CO Paul Parthun (Lake George) checked anglers, spear fishermen and snowmobilers. A trapping case was investigated, and follow up was conducted on a trespass case.
CO Eric Sullivan (Walker) received another measurable amount of snow this week. Snowmobile trails are in good condition and continue to get groomed. Ice fishing continues to be active in the area. Ice conditions continue to improve and vehicles are traveling on area lakes. Enforcement activities this past week were focused on snowmobiling and ice fishing activities. Violations included no shelter license, illegal length walleye, and expired registration.
CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) primarily checked ice anglers. The perch bite is good while the walleye and northern fishing was slow. A complaint of a truck driving on a snowmobile trail was taken. Enforcement action was taken for extra lines, no fishing license, unattended lines, marijuana possession, and no fishing license in possession.
CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week monitoring fishing, trapping, and snowmobiling activity. Anglers continue to report limited success. Area snowmobile trails are in need of more snow. Enforcement action included no angling license in possession, angle with extra lines, expired ATV registration, and no angling license.
CO Jeff Halverson (Staples) registered fur for local trappers, checked fishermen, and patrolled snowmobilers. Calls were handled on dogs possibly killed by wolves, burning permits, and questions on Wildlife Management Area.
CO Chelsey Best (Remer) worked on fishing, snowmobiling, and ATV enforcement. Some fishing success was observed and ice thickness continues to improve throughout the area. Snowmobile traffic also increased as trail conditions improved.