Lake Superior Marine Unit
Last updated: 2014-12-16
Sgt. Keith Olson (Marine Unit) worked on an ongoing trapping case and checked anglers in the Duluth harbor. The warmer weather during the week has depleted snow cover in the Duluth area, but ice depth remains for foot traffic on area lakes.
CO Matt Miller (Marine Unit) checked end of season muzzleloader hunters and a few trappers. An incident involving a dog caught in a snare was investigated, with no trapping violations found. Fortunately the dog was unhurt. Ice anglers had some early season success but need to be cautious of deteriorating ice with the warm temps. Enforcement action was taken for angling and trapping violations.
CO Troy Ter Meer (Marine Unit) checked anglers and trappers during the week and worked on reports and evidence. Road kill deer permits were issued and an illegal trapping case was worked with some equipment and animals seized and enforcement action pending. Ter Meer also reports some boats are still going out on Lake Superior.