District 8 - Duluth area
Last updated: 2014-03-11
CO Andy Schmidt (Brookston) worked ice anglers and followed up on shelter removal. Snow and ice conditions made shelter removal extremely difficult on some lakes. Anglers are catching a few trout, salmon and herring on Lake Superior. Snowmobile work crews were worked in Lake and St. Louis counties. Enforcement action was taken for registration and speed.
CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth) spent a couple days working snowmobile enforcement on area trails and lakes. Some examples of violations include speed, no registration, and operate snowmobile without safety certificate. Winter fishing was also worked on inland lakes and Lake Superior. Office work and returning calls from the public was also completed.
CO Scott Staples (Carlton) attended a hunt expo with K9 Schody put on by the Minnesota Chapter of Safari Club International. Several questions were answered about hunting, fishing and the DNR K9 unit. K9 detector training was attended in the metro area where K9 Schody worked on his game and fish detection skills. Some work was done following up on old cases and working on reports for nuisance beaver work. Fish houses appear to have been taken care of on area lakes and snowmobile activity has picked up with the warmer weather. Enforcement action was taken for registration violations.
WREO Mike Scott staffed an AIS booth at the Red River Valley Sports Show in Fargo/Moorhead with DNR Ecological and Waters. Information about AIS issues were discussed with those attending the show as well as many hunting, fishing and snowmobile questions were answered. Work with a Local Gov?t Unit (LGU) on wetland issues and some AIS were completed.