District 6 - Two Harbors area

Last updated: 2014-04-15

CO Sean Williams (Ely) assisted area officers in removing an ice house long past the ice house removal deadline from Lake Vermilion. Although there is still as much as 30 inches of ice on much of the lake?s open areas and weak spots have increased. Violations included angling without a license, possession of an overlimit of crappies, and operating an unregistered ATV.

CO Marty Stage (Ely) worked a couple BWCAW fishing complaints and found some people that weren?t good at counting crappies. ATVs are showing back up on the lakes and there seems to be some confusion about them having a license plate and numbers and registration on them. The plate needs to have the ID numbers, valid registration sticker, AND be visible. If it is hidden, ?lost?, or ?just fell off? and in the tool box, you will most assuredly be given extra attention when the officers see you.

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) found lots of walleye anglers during the week as border walleye season comes to a close. A fair amount of snowmobilers were also out getting their last rides of the season in. Fishing slowed down from the previous week, but a few nice pike were seen. Enforcement action was taken for no fishing licenses in possession, no fishing license, extra lines and unattended set lines. One fellow was using his snowmobile to go into the BWCA to check his illegal unattended set lines. He didn?t even have a fishing license.

CO Mary Manning (Hovland) assisted with inspection of a commercial fur buyer. The officer also checked Lake Superior tributaries for break-up. Officer Manning took a call on a pair of deer stuck on Lake Superior?s ice; the deer had apparently walked or swam off by the time the officer arrived.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) attended a meeting with the Superior National Forest LEO, district rangers and area game wardens to discuss nuisance animals and cooperative law enforcement efforts on national forest lands. The Officer conducted a fur buyer inspection with area officers and met with the county attorney to discuss big game cases.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) followed up on litter complaints and enforcement action was taken for illegally dumping garbage on a roadway. Several injured deer calls were handled and a meeting was attended with the US Forest Service on nuisance animal issues. Drivers on the North Shore please use caution as deer are active around roadways this time of year attempting to find the spring?s first areas of green grass and creating a hazard to drivers.

Silver Bay - vacant.