District 5 - Eveleth area

Last updated: 2014-09-09

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls) reports checking bear hunting activity in area with some hunters having success, and lots of activity in the woods over the weekend. Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, Trails End Chapter Youth day event was attended and a presentation on tree stand safety was given. CO Kittelson responded to an ATV accident were two adult individuals were seriously injured. People are reminded to slow down, use caution, drive responsibly, and don?t drink alcohol while operating an ATV.

CO Troy Fondie (Orr) monitored the start of the bear season and checked area lakes for fishing activity.

CO Brad Schultz (Cook) reports numerous questions related to the upcoming hunting seasons were dealt with. An orientation meeting about a city deer hunt was attended in Cook. Another meeting was attended in Duluth. Angling activity was checked but few people were observed fishing. The leaves are changing in the area and frost is possible soon.

CO Don Bozovsky (Hibbing) worked boating, angling, OHV, bear baiting and hunting season, attended training in Duluth, and worked Lake Superior with COs Wahlstrom and Murray. Enforcement action was taken on angling, bear baiting, and ATV violations.

CO Matt Frericks (Virginia) attended annual law refresher training and took calls from concerned City of Virginia residents about coyotes on the edge of town. CO Frericks patrolled and checked early season goose hunters. Complaints concerning trespass from goose hunters have already come in and are being investigated. A long eared owl with a broken wing was transported to an animal rehab facility for further transport to the raptor center.

CO Mark Fredin (Aurora) checked bear baiting and hunting activity throughout the week. Fishing and boating activity was checked with few boats out and few fish seen. He also attended a class on law updates.

International Falls # 2 - vacant.

Ray - vacant.

Tower - vacant.