Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 8 - Duluth area

Last updated: 2017-07-17

CO Nick Prachar (Brookston) reports an increase in ATV activity with the increase of temperature. CO Prachar patrolled for ATV activity near local celebrations and in high traffic areas. Enforcement action was taken for multiple violations including alcohol related arrests.

CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth East) spent the majority of the week working fishing and boating enforcement. Time was also spent working on a waters complaints and calls were answered throughout the week with general questions. Officer Duncan also spent time with office work and paperwork for an intern student that completed the required hours of the internship. ATV enforcement was also worked in past complaint areas.

CO Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) worked OHV, boating, and AIS enforcement over the week. Anglers reported fair to good catches on various species. Calls/complaints on vandalism, injured/orphaned hawk, trespass, and boating regulations were received. CO Humphrey also attended a division armorers meeting at Camp Ripley.

CO Scott Staples (Carlton) spent extra time patrolling area state parks where enforcement action was taken for being in the park after hours and no vehicle permit. Animal complaints were received and advice was given with complaints that involved bears and beavers. ATV patrols were done in the area and enforcement actions were taken for equipment, safety certificate issues, and operating in public water. K9 assistance was given to a local PD after a person fled from a vehicle accident. Ultimately the driver that fled was found and arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident and miscellaneous drug charges.