Last updated: 2017-02-22
CO Caleb Silgjord (Brookston) spent time during the week monitoring snowmobile activity. A wanton waste issue involving a deer was reported and investigated in the Brookston area. Time was spent at the TIP Wall of Shame at the Duluth Sport Show and a district meeting was attended.
CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth East) spent time working on a trapping investigation and working winter fishing along the North Shore. An area meeting was attended and he helped set up the Wall of Shame for the Duluth Deer Classic. Officer Duncan also spent time working a booth at the Duluth Deer Classic.
CO Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) worked the TIP booth at the Duluth Sport Show with other officers and DNR personnel addressing questions/comments on various resource issues. CO Humphrey assisted with a work detail in the Vermillion area. Several enforcement contacts were made for various snowmobile/OHV operation, equipment, and registration violations. CO Humphrey also attended training and a district meeting in Duluth. Snowmobile trails in the area deteriorated rapidly during the week with the unseasonably warm weather. Some ice anglers were starting to remove houses early as a result. A reminder that the shelter removal date in Carlton County is March 6. Other reminders include end of season Pike/Walleye/Bass February 26 and angling licenses expire February 28 this year.
CO Scott Staples (Carlton) attended a district meeting and training in Duluth. K9 assistance was given to a local agency in searching for evidence where some suspicious activity was found. K9 training was also attended in the metro area where training in detection of game and zebra mussels continues. Time was spent working the TIP booth at the Duluth Boat show. A detail was worked in the Tower area for snowmobile activity. Enforcement action was taken for speed, registration, and failing to transfer ownership on a snowmobile.