District 8 - Duluth area
Last updated: 2013-12-03
CO Andy Schmidt (Brookston) followed up on complaints and investigations from deer season. Division firearms training was attended in Grand Rapids. Officer Schmidt also assisted moose researchers in the Floodwood area.
CO Randy Hanzal (Duluth) reported with the start of the pine martin/fisher trapping season and muzzleloader season the officer again had a very busy week. Several trapping violations were found within the special lynx protection zone and suspect trappers contacted with enforcement action being taken. Several muzzleloader hunters were also checked for compliance. Area anglers are now venturing out onto local lakes reporting anywhere from 4 to 8 inches. Please use caution anytime venturing out on to ice as conditions can vary greatly from place to place.
CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth) wrapped up and finalized all paperwork relating to the firearm deer season. This included getting citations to the court administrator and returning calls that requested call backs.
CO Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) reports working on firearms deer season follow up and reports. A fish kill on Island Lake in Cromwell was reported with DNR Fisheries staff notified. Incidental caught fur was handled. Ice anglers were out on the ice with some good catches reported. Ice conditions continue to improve with a few ice houses showing up on area lakes. Caution is still advised for those venturing out on the ice.