District 9 Conservation Reports
CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling, snowmobile and ATV activity. Deer feeding ban complaints were also worked.
CO Amber Ladd (McGregor) spent time checking angers on area lakes and monitoring snowmobile activity. Equipment maintenance also was performed.
CO Eric Sullivan (Brainerd) was accompanied by COC Nicholas Baum and worked ice angling and snowmobile activity. Sullivan and Baum observed several violations including failure to register ATV/snowmobile, failure to display registration, no license in possession, and a small amount of marijuana. Sullivan and Baum observed variable ice conditions with snow-covered ice.
CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) continued field training with a conservation officer candidate. McGowan worked snowmobile and angling enforcement throughout the past week. Enforcement action was taken for numerous snowmobile and angling violations.
CO Chelsey Best (Crosslake) worked trapping, fishing and snowmobile/ATV activity this past week. Enforcement action was taken for license and registration issues. A few different trapping cases remain under investigation. Trails have been ridden down to dirt and more snow is needed to improve conditions.
CO Jim Guida (Brainerd East) patrolled station lakes for angling activity. A helpful reminder to all recreational vehicle operators to verify current registration prior to using in a public area including roadway, road ditch, and frozen public water. Extra-line violations continue to be addressed and a littering on public property case was started where an individual located garbage along a public snowmobile trail with some very specific identifying information.
CO Tony Flerlage (Crosby) spent the past week checking ice anglers, snowmobile riders, and trappers. He assisted local agencies with calls.