District 9 - Brainerd area
Last updated: 2016-10-17
CO Jim Guida (Brainerd 2) monitored waterfowl hunting activity, sport fishing, and followed up on big game investigations. A nuisance beaver has been causing havoc for some cabin goers and dropping trees on the public water access. An over limit complaint was received and investigated that resulted in finding the angler with three legal length walleye. Officer Guida also assisted the Sheriff?s Office on a couple of miscellaneous calls.
CO Tim Collette (Pequot Lakes) spent time checking fall anglers, duck and grouse hunters and monitoring ATV activity in the Foothills State Forest. Other activities included attending wildfire investigation training at Camp Ripley and assisting with a deer shining detail.
CO Randy Posner (Brainerd) reports that he worked on fishing enforcement this past week. The anglers are out and the fall bite seems to be fair. He checked grouse, duck and goose hunters and the report was very slow. AIS concerns were reported by DNR inspectors. A complaint of a dock service provider transporting zebra mussels was investigated. The archery hunters report the deer hunting is getting better and the deer are on the move searching for food. Officer Posner also worked in the Pillsbury Forest checking small game hunters and horseback riders for passes.
CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) attended training at Camp Ripley throughout the week. CO McGowan also worked big game hunters and one hunter was cited for hunting over bait.
CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling, invasive species, ATV and hunting activity. Time was also spent on the local radio station covering outdoor regulations and questions.
Cuyuna SRA - vacant.