District 9 - Brainerd area

CO Tim Collette (Brainerd West) checked late-season duck hunters. Very few ducks in the bag were seen. He investigated damage at a state forest campground that had been damaged by vehicles doing spin-outs. Collette also handled several calls of high water levels caused by beaver dams flooding homes and property.

CO Jim Guida (Brainerd East) covered a wide variety of station calls this past week. Numerous individuals had questions regarding the upcoming firearms deer season and how the CWD zone deer will be processed. Guida assisted with training at Camp Ripley to help organize for an upcoming in-service training.

CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling and fall hunting activity. Time was also spent working a wolf depredation call, shining complaint areas and an upcoming firearms deer concern.

CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) reports checking fishing, trapping, waterfowl, archery deer, and turkey hunting activity, collecting incidental otters, and investigating reports of trespassing, baiting deer, and other suspicious hunting and fishing activity.

CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) worked waterfowl, angling, and small-game activities throughout the past week. Waterfowl hunters reported slow success despite the latest cold snap. Enforcement action was taken for numerous violations.