Tag: Conservation Officers

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

Conservation Officer Report – District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports the regular firearms deer season came to a quiet close with cold weather moving into the area. Overall, it appears the local harvest rates were lower than previous years. The area has seen enough snow to bring out some snowmobile traffic. People are reminded to make sure their…
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November 23, 2022 0

Conservation Report District – 5 11-15-22

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports the second weekend of the deer season was much like the first: Slow. The first major winter storm of the year could be a contributing factor as people weren?t willing to venture out in the wind and cold. However, some people did, and some continue to not be…
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November 15, 2022 0

DNR Officer Jim Guida talks Cold Water Safety

DNR Conservation Officer Jim Guida talked Cold Water safety measures and a new equipment for CO’s in the event of cold water emergency:


October 19, 2022 0

Conservation Report District – 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) and COC Choua Khang spent this week checking traps, monitoring grouse hunters on ATVs, and checking fishing activities along the Rainy River and Rainy Lake. The temperature has dropped this week but the anglers who are still on boats have been successful in bagging their daily limits. Youth have…
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October 11, 2022 0

Weekly Conservation Officer Reports – District 9 (Brainerd area)

District 9 – Brainerd area Last updated: 2022-10-03 CO Jim Guida (Brainerd East) patrolled this week for big-game, migratory waterfowl, and small-game hunters. Field training continued with COC Ulrich. A livestock producer reported a calf loss due to wolf depredation. A trapper was notified and confirmed it as a wolf kill. Nine gray wolves were removed…
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October 4, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Weekly Report – District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports spending most of the week at Camp Ripley for annual emergency vehicle operation instructing. Animal-related complaints and small-game-hunting opener took place as well. CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports attending the Fur Takers of America Trappers College in Indiana this past week. CO John Slatinski IV (Ray)…
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September 20, 2022 0

DNR conservation officer candidates graduate from academy, hit the field

Eighteen people graduated Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the 21st Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Academy, after training for 16 weeks in all aspects of their new careers as conservation officers. The graduates already have spread out across the state and will spend the next several months field training with experienced conservation officers before assuming…
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September 19, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Weekly Report District – 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports fishing and bear hunting are the main focuses of the work activities with more people venturing into the woods. People are reminded to check that they have current registration on their ATVs. A special operation was worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and U.S. Customs and…
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September 13, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Reports – District 9 (Brainerd area)

Last updated: 2022-09-06 CO Chelsey Best (Pequot Lakes) worked waterfowl, bear hunting, and ATV activities this week. Enforcement action was taken for numerous violations. CO Andrew Dirks (CCSRA) spent time checking anglers, recreational watercraft, ATV riders, and working the early teal and goose opener. Enforcement action included registration violations and taking wood ducks out of season.…
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September 8, 2022 0