District 8 - Duluth area

Last updated: 2015-02-24


CO Andy Schmidt (Brookston) spent time working anglers on area lakes. Snowmobile activity was worked on trails and lakes. Officer Schmidt worked the Tip Wall at the Duluth Sportshow.

CO Randy Hanzal (Duluth) gave a presentation at a local Firearms Safety Class. The officer helped answer questions at a local sports show, attended a meeting on AIS prevention and assistance was given to rescue crews with the transportation of a patient who had broken his arm while operating a snowmobile. Hanzal also spent time checking anglers and snowmobile patrol.

CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth) spent the week staffing a booth for the Wall of Shame at the Duluth Deer Classic. Time was also spent checking winter fishing and snowmobile activity. Officer Duncan also returned several telephone messages and completed paperwork for animal possession.

CO Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) checked angling activity and worked snowmobile enforcement throughout the week. CO Humphrey along with CO Hanzal attended a Wildlife Society meeting with wildlife students and professionals answering questions on Conservation Officer careers and duties. CO Humphrey assisted at the Duluth area Sportshow and Deer Classic staffing the TIP Wall of Shame. CO Humphrey also assisted with the Cloquet snowmobile safety class field day put on by the Wood City Riders Snowmobile Club. CO Humphrey took calls/complaints of deer caught in a fence, snowmobiler chasing/harassing deer, poultry depredation, road killed wolf and AIS training. Angling and snowmobile violations were encountered.

CO Scott Staples (Carlton) and K9 Schody attended a week long detection school in the metro where assistance was given to other new dog handlers and their partners in preparing to become K9 detection teams.

WREO Mike Scott staffed an AIS booth at the Duluth Sportshow during the week with Minnesota Sea Grant Folks talking to folks about AIS issues, and concerns as well as the new trailer sticker law and where the state is at on that issue. The wolf issue as well as the last year?s dear hunt garnered a lot of comments and questions