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September 17, 2018
Hunter found baiting on archery opener - MnDNR CO Reports
September 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
September 10, 2018
 While working fishing and ATV enforcement, Conservation Officer (CO) Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) noticed black smoke coming from behind a residence. It turned out to be a family cleaning out a storage shed. The homeowner said they were just burning cardboard and old clothes but in checking the burn pile it was found they were burning household garbage, cans, bottles, metals plastic, furniture and old clothes. Photo Illustration
Officer responds to illegal burning - MnDNR CO Reports
September 10, 2018 - 2:00pm
August 27, 2018
Conservation Officer Scott Fitzgerald, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA), with Conservation Officer Candidate (COC) Hughes seized a wild deer that someone had been raising in their home since it was a fawn - without a permit. The deer was transported to the Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation center. Photo Illustration
Officers seize wild deer from home - MnDNR CO Reports
August 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
August 8, 2018
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
July 23, 2018
CO Eric Sullivan (Pequot Lakes) investigated a report of emergent aquatic vegetation being harvested and not removed from the water. The responsible party was located and enforcement action was taken. Illegal use of hydraulic jets also continues to be addressed.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - July 23, 2018
July 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
July 16, 2018
CO Tim Collette (Brainerd) worked the Gull Chain and other area lakes. Violations included angling without a valid license, overloaded boat, lack of life preservers, riding on boat transoms and front decks of pontoons, kids under 10 not wearing life jackets, transporting aquatic vegetation and transporting zebra mussels. Photo Illustration
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
July 3, 2018
CO Randy Posner (Staples) reports boaters and people floating the Crow Wing River on tubes were out in full force. Watercraft registration violations were observed. He reminded tubers to be sure to dispose of their cans and trash appropriately.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - July 3, 2018
July 3, 2018 - 10:00am
June 11, 2018
CO Tim Collette (Brainerd #1) - Too many walleyes over 20 inches is a common violation and anglers were caught this week trimming tails with scissors to make them appear under the 20-inch mark.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer weekly reports - June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018 - 3:07pm
May 29, 2018
CO Chelsey Best (Remer) - After several calls of dead deer, cows and dogs floating in the lake, Best retrieved what were actually two partially decayed deer carcasses that were causing boating hazards on Roosevelt Lake. Illustration - BrainerdDispatch.com
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018 - 2:03pm
May 21, 2018
CO Tim Collette (Brainerd) mediated a continuing dispute between lakeshore property owners and bow fishermen that wake the property owners up in the middle of the night by shining their bright lights into houses and cabins and making noise with generators and loud music. One property owner decided to fight back and started shooting the bow fishermen with paint balls. Both sides received warnings and/or tickets.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 14, 2018
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
April 24, 2018
CO Randy Posner (Staples) checked turkey hunters afield; reports of success have been poor. The snow has slowed the Tom turkeys’ activity. CO Jim Guida (Brainerd #2) worked fishing and turkey hunting enforcement. Some hunters in the “A” season found success despite the existing crunchy snow on the forest floor. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018 - 11:00am
March 26, 2018
CO Eric Sullivan (Pequot Lakes) received complaints of subjects feeding deer in the North Central deer feeding ban area. The cases are under investigation and pending enforcement action. Illustration using Duluth News-Tribune file photo.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
March 20, 2018
CO Dustie Speldrich (Willow River) received complaints about ATVs operating on state forest snowmobile trails and rutting them up. ATVs are allowed on groomed trails within the state forest only. Grant-in-aid snowmobile trails are off-limits. CO Chelsey Best (Remer) Trail conditions have deteriorated over the last week with the warm weather. It’s worth mentioning that most local trails remain closed to ATVs through at least April 1, and some later depending on spring conditions.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
March 15, 2018
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
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