District 6 - Two Harbors area

Last updated: 2014-12-16


CO Sean Williams (Ely) reports fishing pressure seemed to level off on area lakes although most anglers were reporting fair success with both walleyes and crappies. The last weekend of the muzzleloader deer season was wet and overcast, and although the temperatures were above average very few hunters reported seeing deer. Violations included expired snowmobile registration, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unmarked ice shelter.

CO Marty Stage (Ely) reported the ice is in really good shape with over a foot being common on area lakes. The end of the muzzleloader season was more than quiet with thick fog and drizzle. Remember to be careful with the fish house heaters and the associated carbon monoxide issues they create.

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) reports that he took nuisance wolf calls during the week as hungry wolves came in amongst a farmer?s cattle while others went up on decks and took suet balls intended for birds. Information was passed onto a hunter from Mozambique who wants to put in for the bear license lottery.

CO Mary Manning (Hovland) reports a slow week in the woods, made slower by the rain. The officer checked anglers, followed up on a couple trespass complaints, and tended to equipment issues.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) worked on investigations from deer and trapping seasons and checked anglers. Assistance was given at the Babbitt snowmobile safety class. Thanks to the volunteer instructors. Enforcement action taken for unlawful party hunting deer, untagged deer, fail to register deer within required time frame, obstruct an officer, unattended lines, more than 200 feet from tip-up, snaring violations, and driving vehicles on a GIA snowmobile trail.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked area angling activity. Weather seemed to keep most folks off the ice.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) spent the week checking ice anglers and the last remaining muzzleloader hunters before the season closed. A few anglers were checked with some nice walleyes in the bag on a US/Canada border lake. Equipment maintenance was completed on trailers, patrol snowmobile and patrol truck.