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District 8 - Duluth area

Last updated: 2016-06-21

CO Andy Schmidt (Brookston) checked anglers and boaters throughout the week. Anglers were reporting successful outings and numerous fish were observed. Slot restrictions on Fish Lake continue to be a concern as violations continue. The warmest weekend of the summer increased boating activity and numerous life jacket violations were observed. The officer assisted with a wetland complaint, followed up on evidence from completed cases, and performed equipment maintenance. Time was also spent working aquatic invasive species.

CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth) received several natural resource calls from the public that were answered or forwarded for assistance. Several lakes were worked for boating and fishing enforcement. Office work consisted of evidence management, reports, and equipment maintenance. Other activity included working AIS and ATV enforcement.

CO Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) checked anglers, boaters, and worked OHV and AIS enforcement education during the week. Patrols were conducted in the Fond Du Lac State Forest and Sawyer WMA. CO Humphrey assisted a forest officer with job shadow requirement for certification. Violations for angling, boating, AIS, OHV operation, and litter were encountered.

CO Scott Staples (Carlton) worked on K9 training in preparation for upcoming annual certification that the dogs must go through. Fishing and boating activity has picked up in the area. Several area lakes were patrolled with enforcement action being taken for illegal parking at a public access and angling license violations. Complaints of nuisance fox and bear were received and information was given out on how to avoid future problems. Follow up work was done on a drug case that was made the previous year. Time was also spent cleaning out old evidence that was kept and cleared court.