District 8 - Duluth area

Last updated: 2016-08-23

CO Andy Schmidt (Duluth West) received a TIP call regarding a party that had two live Canadian Geese. Duluth PD Officers assisted in locating the party and the geese were removed and sent to waterfowl preserve. Officer Schmidt worked the Duluth Harbor and Lake Superior during the tall ships event

CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth) spent time working fishing and boating enforcement on area inland lakes. ATV activity was also worked at previous complaint locations. Several bear hunting locations were checked for litter and other possible violations. Officer Duncan assisted with boating enforcement during the tall ship event that took place in Duluth. Time was also spent returning calls.

CO Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) continued work on livestock depredation complaints reported to have been caused by wolves. CO Humphrey assisted with the tall ships event in Duluth and worked the harbor area over the weekend w/ CO Schmidt. Patrols were conducted in the FDL Forest for OHV and bear baiting activity. A report of an injured eagle was received with assistance given. Several questions were received about upcoming hunting seasons and permit deadlines. Violations for litter, watercraft operation, registration and PFDs were encountered

CO Scott Staples (Carlton) assisted with security patrols for the tall ships event in Duluth. ATV and OHM complaints were worked in the area. Enforcement action was taken for underage operation, passenger without a helmet, registration, equipment and illegal road crossing violations. Some fishing activity in the area, although not a lot of fish were being caught. Enforcement action was taken for license violations. Complaints on waters and wetland violations were followed up on in the area. More investigation is ongoing with both complaints.

Brookston - vacant.