District 5 - Eveleth area

Last updated: 2016-07-12

CO Darrin Kittelson (Int?l Falls) reports fishing and boating activities on Rainy Lake, Lake Kabetogama, and Rainy River continue to be the main work emphasis. Enforcement action for the week involved possession of filleted walleye while on the water and unidentifiable fish. Animal complaints and issues rounded out the week.

CO Troy Fondie (Orr) reports monitoring area lakes over the week. Checks of anglers revealed very poor fishing, with few fish observed in the bag. Area forest roads and public access sites were monitored. Beaver problems are ongoing. Summer water recreation activities are in full swing.

CO John Velsvaag (Cook) checked boaters and anglers this past week. Fishing has been quite slow for a while but the holiday weekend was busy. CO Velsvaag also followed up on a complaint on Vermilion and took calls on AIS questions about boat transportation as well as transporting bait.

CO Don Bozovsky (Hibbing) primarily worked angling, boating and ATV activity and continued to field numerous nuisance wildlife calls. A truckload volume of litter case (dumped on state land) was closed out with a citation after catching a break and locating mail in the garbage pile. Enforcement action was taken on unlicensed watercraft, no PFDs, littering, no state park permit, recreational vehicle trespass, and driving after revocation.

CO Mark Fredin (Aurora) checked boating and fishing activity throughout the week and found little activity. Permit was issued for nuisance beaver control. Fredin went to a residence with DNR Wildlife on a reported wolverine sighting. The homeowner showed a picture of the animal?s footprint in the mud. Assistance was given to CO Frericks on a Search Warrant of a residence.

CO Matt Frericks (Virginia) spoke at an Advanced Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education class at the Laurentian Environmental Center in Britt. At 41 students, the advanced class was one of the largest ever. Angling activity has slowed. The few anglers out fishing, report little success. Boating activity remains high with many recreational boaters encountered. Enforcement action was taken for insufficient PFDs. With the assistance of CO Frericks executed a search warrant on a residence of a suspect who fled from him on an