District 6 - Two Harbors area
Last updated: 2013-12-03
CO Sean Williams (Ely) reports, anglers have been taking advantage of the new ice and a pretty fair northern bite has been reported. The firearms muzzleloader season is underway, and again hunters were having a difficult time finding success.
CO Marty Stage (Ely) reported fishermen are venturing out onto the ice and they are being very careful. There is good ice in many places, and open spots in others. Marten and fisher trappers were not as prevalent as expected. Reports heard during deer season were that there weren?t a lot of marten or fisher tracks seen. ATV?s on the highways and failure to stop at road crossings were common violations this past week.
CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) spent the week assisting with an out of state big game investigation. He also followed up on pending investigations and prepared for upcoming court cases. Squad gear was changed over to cold weather gear. The ATV was prepared for storage and the snowmobile was readied for deployment.
CO Mary Manning (Hovland) helped with the final fall in-service training and firearms qualifications. The officer also answered questions and calls about wolf seasons and trapping and handled vehicle repair issues.
CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) worked primarily ice anglers, fisher/marten trapping opener, and followed up on deer cases from the firearms season throughout the week. Enforcement action was taken for pre-empting a trap site, fishing without a license, fishing without a license in possession, fail to register deer, insufficient blaze orange while small game hunting and trapping, passenger under 18 on ATV without a helmet, and driving after cancellation. Reports of the first full-size pick-up traveling on the ice created a stir among the 30-plus anglers in the area who were quite angry at the lack of common sense by the driver and the possibility of their lives being placed at risk saving the driver if the pick-up would have gone through the ice. Thankfully the 7-8 inches of good, clear ice held up enough for the pick-up to safely get off the ice.
CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) continued to follow up on big game cases from the deer and bear seasons. The officer returned several calls about trapping and ice fishing. Trappers in the area were reminded about the Lynx zone regulations.
Silver Bay - vacant.
Two Harbors - vacant.