District 8 - Duluth area
Last updated: 2014-03-04
CO Kipp Duncan (Duluth) spent some time working winter fishing on area lakes with some extra time spent on Lake Superior. Ice conditions on Lake Superior have allowed anglers the opportunity to ice fish for lake trout, rainbow trout and salmon. Enforcement work was also completed on snowmobile patrolling complaint areas of the area snowmobile trails. Officer Duncan also assisted a neighboring officer with complaints of harassment of wildlife from wildlife photographers. Several calls were returned and office work was completed.
CO Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) reports working ice angling and snowmobile activity throughout the week. CO Humphrey continued to receive calls from concerned citizens about the condition of deer in the area and deer feeding plans. Snowmobilers were reporting some excellent trail conditions after last week?s snow storm. CO Humphrey monitored area lakes for fish house removal. Slush has once again appeared on the lakes and some anglers had to resort to using bobcat/skid steers for moving snow to get to those houses. A few anglers were reporting a good panfish bite during the week. CO Humphrey assisted other area law enforcement officers conducting mock interviews for high school students in Esko. Angling and snowmobile violations were encountered during the week.
CO Scott Staples (Carlton) attended a meeting on upcoming trapping training for the officers and the academy. A K9 meeting was attended at Carlos Avery and continuing training was conducted with K9 Schody and other K9s in the unit. Assistance was given to Esko High School seniors as they participated in mock job interviews to help ready them for the real world. Time was spent checking area lakes for fish houses that may not try to make it off in time for the upcoming deadline. Several calls were received from fish house owners that were concerned about not being able to get their house off in time. Car kill deer permits were issued to people wanting deer that were found alongside area roads.
WREO Mike Scott worked with academy staff planning the training for the new academy starting this spring. Calls from local anglers that have their ice fishing houses still on the ice were answered. Several folks were asking for extensions from the March 17 removal date due to the last snow storm. All were advised they had until the 17th of the month to have them removed from area lakes north of Duluth.