CO Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) worked the final week of firearms deer season in the vacant Brookston station. The hunting seemed to quiet down with very few bucks seen during daylight hours, many camps reported the big bucks moving nocturnally. CO Olson attended an ice rescue meeting with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and other agencies in the Duluth area, preparing for the ice emergency season. Ice has formed in some back bays of area lakes, but few have ventured out on it. He assisted Gnesen Twp. FD in removing a hunter from the woods north of Duluth that suffered a stroke while in deer camp; the hunter was airlifted to a Duluth hospital. Commercial records for Lake Superior operators were inspected for end of the season requirements.
CO Matt Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked deer hunters, early ice anglers, and commercial herring nets. Ice conditions vary by lake, but the smaller lakes had some activity from tip-up anglers. Follow-up was completed on deer cases. Enforcement action taken for big game and angling violations.
Lake Superior Unit vacant.