Tag: Conservation Officer Reports

Weekly Conservation Officer Reports – District 10 (Mille Lacs area)

District 10 – Mille Lacs area Last updated: 2022-12-05 CO Gregory Verkuilen (Garrison) reports most local lakes froze over during the week. Anglers were checked and some were starting to use ATVs out on the ice. Small-game hunters and trappers were also making use of walkable ice. CO Nate Benkofske (McGregor) checked anglers and small-game hunters…
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December 7, 2022 0

Conservation Report – District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports muzzleloader season continues to be slow with few people and minimal harvest. A few animal-related complaints were handled throughout the week and weekend. Ice conditions are not good, so people are asked to use caution and common sense. CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) monitored muzzleloader deer-hunting activity,…
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December 6, 2022 0

DNR Conservation Officer Reports – District 10 (Mille Lacs area)

CO Victoria Griffith (Isle) spent time doing equipment maintenance and following up on big-game cases. Litter complaints were followed up on. Griffith would like to give a reminder to keep safety in mind now that ice is beginning to form on waters across the state. CO Nate Benkofske (McGregor) investigated post-deer-season reports from the public.…
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November 30, 2022 0

DNR Conservation Officer Reports for District 9 (Brainerd area)

District 9 – Brainerd area Last updated: 2022-11-28 CO Chelsey Best (Pequot Lakes) spent time on outstanding deer-season complaints. Anglers were testing the ice and found some panfish-fishing success. CO Tony Flerlage (Crosby) saw a low number of hunters for the weekend muzzleloader opener. Grouse hunters were more common, as were squirrel hunters. The weather has…
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November 29, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Reports – District 10 (Mille Lacs area)

CO Gregory Verkuilen (Garrison) continued checking deer hunters. There were complaints of baiting, trespassing, and hunting after the season closed. Some waterfowl hunters were still out despite shallow waters freezing over. CO Victoria Griffith (Isle) continued monitoring firearms deer season activities. Fewer hunters were observed throughout the week with the cooler weather. Griffith followed up…
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November 24, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Reports – District 9 (Brainerd area)

CO Chelsey Best (Pequot Lakes) wrapped up investigations from the deer and bear seasons. Enforcement action was taken for deer- and waterfowl-related violations. CO Eric Sullivan (Brainerd) reports deer hunters and waterfowl hunters were in the area enjoying time outdoors as the firearms and waterfowl seasons come to a close. Hunters reported that deer movement…
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November 23, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Reports – District 10 (Mille Lacs area)

CO Gregory Verkuilen (Garrison) continued to check deer hunters and ATV-riding activity. Protected landings were starting to ice up but some anglers were still doing well during the late-season bite. The cold front also brought out duck hunters who were taking advantage of the Mille Lacs Lake open-water exemption. CO Victoria Griffith (Isle) continued working…
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November 17, 2022 0

DNR Conservation Officer Report – District 9 (Brainerd area)

Last updated: 2022-11-01 CO Chelsey Best (Pequot Lakes) completed another week of training with COC Ohnstad. They spent time on ATV/ORV enforcement and checking hunters in the field. Some of the violations were failure to register ORVs, riding within the public roadway with Class I ATVs, and fishing with extra lines. CO Eric Sullivan (Brainerd) reports…
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November 2, 2022 0

DNR Conservation Officer Reports – District 10 (Mille Lacs Area)

District 10 – Mille Lacs area Last updated: 2022-10-10 CO Gregory Verkuilen (Garrison) checked hunting activity that included trespassing complaints and reports of duck hunting during the split-season break. Aquatic invasive species were monitored as dock and lift removal was going strong. CO Victoria Griffith (Isle) spent time checking waterfowl and game hunters. Nuisance-animal complaints were…
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October 13, 2022 0

Weekly DNR Conservation Officer Reports – District 9 (Brainerd area)

CO Chelsey Best (Pequot Lakes) checked small-game and waterfowl hunters this week. Trespassing, nuisance-wildlife and licensing related calls were handled. CO Calie Cook (Crosslake) spent time checking anglers and small-game hunters throughout the week. Various violations were found and enforcement actions were taken. CO Andrew Dirks (CCSRA) and COC Ryan Christenson spent time patrolling ATV…
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October 12, 2022 0