District 9 - Brainerd area

Last updated: 2014-04-22

CO Jim Tischler (Cuyuna Country State Rec. Area) monitored ATVs, angling activity and wildlife complaints. He also participated in annual training at Camp Ripley.

CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) reports activity this week including patrol of fish run, angling, beaver trapping, ATV, and state forest activity, responding to injured and nuisance wildlife issues, and talking with students about careers in natural resource law enforcement at a career day event at Central Lakes College.

CO Jim Guida (Brainerd) worked with in-service training of Conservation Officers at Camp Ripley. Officers were trained in multiple topics and training also involved firearm and Taser use. Officer Guida also instructed a group of youngsters in Firearms Safety at the Turn In Poachers headquarters.

CO Pat McGowan (Pine River) patrolled Crow Wing and Cass counties for late season ice angling activity. Most lakes in the area are not safe for foot traffic and very few anglers were observed fishing. Time was also spent monitoring off-road vehicle activity in the area. CO McGowan also assisted local agencies with a home invasion call. Enforcement action was taken for ATV and off-highway motorcycle violations.

CO Amber Peterson (McGregor) assisted with training at Camp Ripley and checked anglers on area lakes.

CO Tim Collette (Pequot Lakes) checked spring turkey hunters, monitored seasonal closures for State Forests, fielded complaints of burning prohibited materials, and checked on the spring fish run in area creeks. A call of 4x4 trucks ripping up a wetland resulted in a healthy tow truck bill to get out of the swamp and pending charges for all involved.

CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) attended annual training.