District 9 Conservation Officer Reports

District 9 Conservation Officer Reports

December 21, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

CO Jim Guida (Brainerd East) patrolled for sport fishing activity and attended training at Camp Ripley. A call was received by an upset landowner with questions about coyote hunters releasing dogs onto their private land and also shooting onto the property in violation of the trespass laws.

CO Andrew Dirks (CCSRA) checked ice anglers throughout the week. Ice conditions remain spotty throughout the area. Warm weather and rain through the first part of the week reopened some areas of open water.

CO Tony Flerlage (Crosby) checked ice anglers who were finding some walleyes. The ice is forming well with the cold weather. He checked trapping activity in the area.

CO Nate Benkofske (McGregor) reports checking ice anglers throughout the week. Jumbo perch and walleyes were checked on several locations around Big Sandy Lake. Enforcement action was taken for extra lines and unregistered recreational vehicles. Follow-up deer investigations were also completed.

CO Eric Sullivan (Brainerd) reports ice conditions in the area have improved and ice anglers have been fishing on a variety of lakes. Sullivan continued deer-hunting investigations and worked snowmobile activity.