Conservation Officer Reports – District 9 (Brainerd area)
CO Jim Guida (Brainerd East) worked at the DNR Academy this week, assisting with force on force training. Recruits were evaluated on their response to an active shooter situation. Guida also fielded calls of illegal lakebed filing. The landowner was contacted, and Guida explained the laws regarding placing fill in the public lakebed. Fishing activity was monitored. A report of a slow youth waterfowl weekend was also received.
CO Andrew Dirks (CCSRA) spent time checking anglers, ATV riders and watercraft operators throughout the week. Time was also spent at Camp Ripley assisting with the final week of training for the new conservation officers before they go to the field for the final stages of their training.
CO Calie Cook (Crosslake) continued to check anglers and early goose hunters throughout the week. Cook also worked at the State Fair DNR booth and helped instruct at the Academy.
CO Chelsey Best (Pequot Lakes) worked ATVs, waterfowl- and bear-hunting activities this past week. A timber theft case is under investigation. Enforcement action was taken for various ATV violations.
Pine River vacant.