CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) worked an ATV detail on the North Shore, checked anglers, responded to TIP complaints, and handled wildlife calls. A few new ducks flew into the area this week. Waterfowl and small game hunter success was on the low side this week. Enforcement action was taken for transport loaded firearm, illegal transport of game birds, and fail to display valid registration on ATV.
CO Sarah Grell (Grand Rapids) worked fall activities. Small game and archery deer hunters were checked. Balsam bough harvesters were inspected. The nice weather brought many people out into the woods. She took various enforcement actions and continued investigations into ongoing cases.
CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked archery deer, waterfowl, and late season anglers. Enforcement action was taken for angling with extra lines and not having navigational lights on after sunset on a watercraft. Roadkill deer calls have gone up exponentially and the deer are on the move. Be careful while driving in low light conditions.