District 9 - Brainerd area

Last updated: 2016-04-26

CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) reports checking spring panfish bite activity, fish run, turkey hunting and beaver trapping, miscellaneous injured and nuisance wildlife calls, and giving presentations to elementary students on furbearing animals and conservation officer duties.

CO Tim Collette (Pequot Lakes) checked turkey hunters and crappie fishermen. ATV activity in the Spider Lake ATV area was monitored. Follow up on a possible lake shoreline excavation was done and a call of a dead coyote in a snare was investigated. The officer also assisted with training at Camp Ripley for the new class of recruits.

CO Jim Guida (Brainerd) worked public water work and all-terrain vehicle enforcement. Numerous turkey hunters are out trying to fill their tags. Complaints of trespassing have been received. Some hunters are finding success and killing adult toms. Wildlife Management Areas are being monitored for equipment like blinds and decoys being left out overnight. Nuisance bear and beaver complaints have been received.

CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) checked spring crappie anglers throughout the week. Most anglers are reporting a fairly slow bite. CO McGowan also answered numerous spring turkey hunting and fire restriction questions. CO McGowan also attended court trials from cases from the past winter.

CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling, invasive species, trapping, ATV and turkey hunting enforcement.

Cuyuna SRA - vacant.