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February 11, 2019
CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) Many fish houses were still found to not be displaying shelter licenses and not having proper identification on the house. Two fish houses that were found without identification had previously been warned last winter for the offense are now wishing they would have gotten ID on their houses.
Fish houses need a license, every year - MnDNR CO Reports
February 11, 2019 - 3:00pm
December 18, 2018
Fish houses on Leech Lake's Walker Bay, December 17, 2018. Denton Newman Jr / Brainerd Dispatch
MnDNR CO Reports: Enforcing winter angling violations - Overlimits, illegal length, no license, extra lines, controlled substances.
December 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
December 10, 2018
CO (Conservation Offficer) Tim Collette (Brainerd) checked an adult father and son angling, there were two tip-ups outside the portable fish house, but only one line down in the house, even though there were two holes. When asked for licenses, the father said he wasn’t fishing. When noted that then the son had an extra line, the father said that was the case. The son replied tersely that the father had indeed been fishing and he could take his own ticket. Photo Illustration
Family ties not as strong as monofilament - MnDNR CO Reports
December 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
December 3, 2018
Be safe. Check the ice when venturing out - MnDNR CO Reports
December 3, 2018 - 4:00pm
November 27, 2018
North American beaver (Castor canadensis), one of two species of beaver. By Steve from washington, dc, usa - American Beaver, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3963858
Beavers and their dams: Trapping, removing and... exploding? - MnDNR CO Reports
November 27, 2018 - 2:00pm
November 19, 2018
Firearms deer hunting complaints, late-season waterfowl activity - MnDNR CO Reports
November 19, 2018 - 12:04pm
October 9, 2018
District 12 - Princeton area: Conservation Officer (CO) Mike Krauel (Mora) was part of a site visit on a new piece of a Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and followed up on WMA parking area complaints. While parked at one WMA, Krauel observed two individuals pull up in a car and park near him. Several minutes later, Krauel observed smoke and the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The individuals were surprised to see Krauel when he contacted them. Photo Illustration
Wrong 'wild' life observed in management area by CO - MnDNR CO Reports
October 9, 2018 - 5:00pm
September 24, 2018
Reports of good to fair amount of ducks on opener - MnDNR CO Reports
September 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
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
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