CO Report: 0403
CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) patrolled Crow Wing County for angling and snowmobile activity. Numerous anglers were checked over the weekend and fishing success varied. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, angle with extra lines, taking northerns during the closed season, expired registration and a crappie over limit.
CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week focusing on ice angling activity. Fishing success was moderate. Ice on area lakes continues to be in good condition. Snowmobile trails are in very poor condition and are deteriorating fast. Broughten gave a presentation to U.S. Forest Service employees. Enforcement action included: no angling license in possession, driving after cancellation inimical to public safety; and felony flee in a motor vehicle.
CO Jim Tischler (Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area) monitored ice angling and coyote hunting activity in the Brainerd area. He also responded to a report of snowmobiles chasing deer in the Cross Lake area wildlife.
CO Jim Guida (Brainerd) spoke to several of the Central Lakes College natural resources students regarding DNR academy life. Guida fielded calls regarding dogs chasing deer and advised the caller of the current law regarding dogs chasing deer. He met with the county attorney and per their request dropped off digital recordings of big game cases made from this past fall.
CO Randy Posner (Brainerd) reports that he worked on litter complaints. He continued with investigations of blocks of wood and garbage left on the ice by anglers after removing their fish house. A few pan fish anglers have been out trying their luck with mixed results. He investigated a complaint deer and snow goose carcass dumping. ATVs tearing up ditches and in the closed Pillsbury Forest received some enforcement time.