Tag: District 5

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

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 Report District-5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports time was spent instructing at Camp Ripley Academy 21 for sport fishing enforcement. Bear baiting was monitored throughout the station, as was ATV activity. Phone calls about nuisance animals and ATV-related questions were handled as well. CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports spending time this past week…
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August 30, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Report – District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports fishing and boating continue to be the main focuses of the work activity. Bear baiting started this weekend so work is starting to shift from the water to the woods. An invasive species check station was worked at the U.S. Customs Port of Entry in International Falls over…
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August 23, 2022 0

Conservation Report 8-10-22 District-5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) worked fishing and boating enforcement on the Rainy River and Rainy Lake. Kittelson also attended meetings in regards to upcoming Academy training at Camp Ripley. Questions were fielded about a recent boating accident on Rainy Lake. CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports checking anglers on Rainy Lake and…
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August 10, 2022 0

Conservation Report – District 5

CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports spending the week working Rainy Lake and the Rainy River. ATV activity was monitored throughout the area and nuisance-animal calls were handled. AIS work was conducted throughout the week at area landings and highways. Enforcement action was taken for angling without licenses, allowing illegal operation of juveniles riding…
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August 3, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Weekly Report District-5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports with the water on Rainy Lake receding approximately 40 inches since the crest and warmer weather, people were out in full swing enjoying lake life. The fishing has slowed a bit on both Rainy Lake and the Rainy River, possibly because of a mayfly hatch. A youth ATV…
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July 19, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Weekly Report District-5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls#1) reports water levels on Rainy Lake continue to drop, but are still at flood level. The Voyageurs National Park Visitor Center boat ramp is back open, which will give people more access to the lake. People are still reminded that the no-wake zone ordinance is still in effect. Several animal-related…
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July 12, 2022 0

Weekly Conservation Officer Report – District 5

CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports spending time this past week working at the Port of Entry in International Falls, patrolling area forest roads for ATV activity, working AIS enforcement and checking anglers on area lakes and rivers. Enforcement action taken this past week consisted of walleye/northern pike overlimits, transporting fish without skin patches,…
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July 5, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Weekly Report District-5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports continuing to assist the Koochiching County Sheriff?s Office with flood relief efforts on Rainy Lake. A youth firearms safety class in Littlefork was held at which 18 area youth received their certification. Other training was attended and miscellaneous animal-related complaints were handled. People are reminded that the no…
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June 21, 2022 0