District 5 - Eveleth area

Last updated: 2014-10-29

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls) reports checking fishing and boating activity on the Rainy River with CO Patten, with fair amount of activity observed considering the windy conditions. Invasive species checks were also performed on water related equipment entering and leaving the Rainy River. Predator control zones were closed in the Littlefork area. CO Kittelson spoke at a local Rotary Club meeting where deer hunting regulations were discussed and questioned answered on upcoming season. A few more grouse seen in hunters? bags this past weekend.

CO Troy Fondie (Orr) returned phone calls, issued permits, checked access sites, monitored forest roads, and monitored hunting, angling and trapping activities.

CO Brad Schultz (Cook) reports checking on hunting and fishing activity throughout the week. A few muskie anglers were pursuing their favorite fish. Grouse hunters are seeing more birds now that the leaves have fallen off the trees. The birds also flush more wildly with the lack of leaves. Assistance was provided at a detail in Hibbing. A complaint of a net in an area lake was turned over to tribal officers.

CO Don Bozovsky (Hibbing) worked ongoing hunting seasons, anglers, balsam bough cutters and a bough buyer, ATVs, invasive species enforcement, seized a fisher, and investigated a dog in a trap incident. Enforcement action was taken on take small game after hours, and a number of boating, waterfowl hunting and ATV violations.

CO Matt Frericks (Virginia) spent time investigating reports of dumping garbage. By going through the garbage pile CO Frericks was able to find and piece together enough information to locate the owner of the garbage. Still more deer baits are being found. Reports of people posting state land with ?No Trespassing? signs are being investigated and monitored closely. Duck hunters report finally seeing more ducks but taking few due to lack of cooperation from the ducks and their own marksmanship skills.

CO Mark Fredin (Aurora) checked boaters on Lake Vermilion and for the most part all stated fishing was slow. A few more grouse are being seen with the leaves all but gone. Fredin received a TIP call of three shots heard at night followed by fireworks being set off. The caller believed the fireworks were intended to deceive people into believing the first shots were fireworks also.

International Falls # 2 - vacant.

Ray - vacant.

Tower - vacant.