Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 8 - Duluth area

Last updated: 2017-05-22

CO Andy Schmidt (Duluth West) spent most of the week working anglers on area lakes. ATV complaints are on the rise and the officer taught a law enforcement ATV class for Duluth PD. Calls of nuisance bears, beavers, and raccoons were handled along with a complaint of a dog chasing deer.

CO Scott Staples (Carlton) gave a talk to Safari Club International on the DNR K9 Unit. SCI has been long time supporters of the K9 unit and their support is very much appreciated. A complaint of a dog that was killed by wolves was taken and the investigation is ongoing with assistance from Wildlife Services. Rain has slowed fishing activity in the area with not a lot of success found on area lakes. Enforcement action was taken for angling in a closed area. A complaint of anglers intentionally snagging sturgeon was received and is under investigation. A fur committee meeting was attended in Brainerd where seasons and some trapping regulations were discussed.

Brookston vacant.