District 6 - Two Harbors area
Last updated: 2014-10-14
CO Sean Williams (Ely) reports there was a noticeable increase in small game hunting activity over the week, although success reports were only fair. Several nuisance bear incidences were reported in and around the city of Ely. Residents were reminded to keep attractants like bird seed and garbage in for the remainder of the summer.
CO Marty Stage (Ely) worked grouse hunters and checked a few duck hunters. Grouse hunters are doing well. The duck hunters, not so much. The leaves are nearly off the trees after the frost a couple nights ago. A parent was cited for allowing their child to operate an ATV without a helmet after being warned for the same thing a week earlier.
CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) dealt with a couple of more calls on wolves attacking dogs just outside of Grand Marais. One man was able to scare the wolf away with a blast from his pistol. Bull moose are involved heavily in the rut as the fighting arenas in the woods are all torn up and tracks along the roadsides show that the bulls are doing a lot of running. The CO checked a few weekday grouse hunters and found they are seeing a good number of birds.
CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) had a DNR booth at the Ely Sportsman?s Expo. Old evidence was disposed of. Calls are coming in regarding questions about the hunting seasons. Enforcement action was taken for hunting grouse on an invalid license.
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked area hunting complaints. CO Schottenbauer responded to a few animal complaints as well. Time was spent focusing on invasive species law compliance as well.
CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked waterfowl, angling, ATV, and invasive species enforcement efforts during the week. Frosty mornings have brought more grouse out along the trails with most hunters having at least seeing birds. Murray assisted Lake County Sheriff?s deputies with the search for a fleeing suspect that had threatened to hurt himself.