District 8 - Duluth area

Last updated: 2016-12-05

CO Caleb Silgjord (Brookston) spent time following up on big game cases, assistance was provided to the county with a vehicle that rolled into Fish Lake, and complaints regarding timber theft were also fielded.

CO Andy Schmidt (Duluth West) worked fisher and pine marten trapping season, attended fur registration in Duluth, and investigated a trespass complaint. Archery and muzzleloader deer hunters were worked, assisted with the Jay Cooke State Park muzzleloader hunt, and an ongoing trapping complaint was also worked.

CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth East) spent the majority of the week working trapping enforcement. Several trap sites were looked at and trappers were checked in the field. Archery deer hunting activity continues to be worked. Taking deer in a closed area was investigated resulting in charges. Archery deer hunting trespass, ATV activity, and shore fishing enforcement was also worked during the week

CO Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) continued with follow up work from firearms deer season including investigations into deer poaching, hunting w/out a license, unlawful party hunting, hunter harassment, and dogs chasing/killing deer. Muzzleloader deer season and trapping enforcement work continues. CO Humphrey attended fur registration in Cloquet and assisted in the special muzzleloader hunt in Jay Cooke State Park.

CO Scott Staples (Carlton) worked the special deer hunt at Jay Cooke State Park and attended fur tagging at the Cloquet Wildlife Office. Trapping and muzzleloader activity was worked in the area with enforcement action being taken for trapping in a state park, illegally set trap, and tagging violations. Other enforcement action was taken for ATV and off-highway motorcycle registration and safety certificate violations.