District 9 - Brainerd area
Last updated: 2014-03-04
CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked snowmobile trails and fishermen during the week. Ice shelters were documented with fishermen doing a great job of getting the majority of the houses removed. Contacts included two anglers who had taken northern pike in closed season. All anglers checked had their 2014 angling licenses.
CO Jim Tischler (Cuyuna Country State Rec. Area) monitored ice angling & shelter removal, XC skiing, fat tire biking and patrolled snowmobile trails in the Brainerd area, and answered wildlife informational calls.
CO Randy Posner (Brainerd) worked on a litter complaint from Ice anglers. He checked other anglers who report a slow bite for pan fish. He assisted the local Sheriff?s Dept. with fish house burglaries on Gull. He checked snowmobiles on the trails and on the lakes. Some of the violations he observed were speed, expired registration, and fail to stop at stop sign. Pillsbury Forest received some enforcement time a complaint of carcass dumping was investigated.
CO Tim Collette (Pequot Lakes) monitored fish house removals during the week. Deep snow and slush hampered some, but eventually most were cleared from area lakes. Snowmobilers continued to brave the cold weather, and a few anglers doing some late season pan fishing were checked. The officer also talked with the county attorney on some cases from deer season that are still working through the court system.
CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) reports activity including checking fishing activity, monitoring fish house removal, patrolling area snowmobile trials and checking cross country skiers.
CO Jim Guida (Brainerd) monitored angling activity and fish shelter removals. Most anglers have worked hard to get shelters off to meet the deadline. Frigid cold temperatures have limited angling activities but there were a few crappie anglers out trying to find them. Officer Guida issued a car kill deer permit. A vintage sled ride was held in the St. Mathias area hosted by the Fort Ripley Trail Busters Snowmobile Club where some antique sled permits were issued. The 20 some sled riders braved the subzero temperatures with minimum breakdowns. Area snowmobile clubs have done a remarkable job maintaining area trails for users.
McGregor - vacant.
Pine River - vacant.