DNR report: Nov. 5Reports filed Sunday by conservation officers for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Reports filed Sunday by conservation officers for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Dan Thomasen (Two Harbors) attended to equipment maintenance issues in anticipation of the changing seasons. Heavy rains over the past week have the rivers flowing again. Some river anglers are out trying their luck. Many deer hunting related questions and complaints continue to come in as the deer opener draws near. Enforcement action was taken on several people for illegally shining deer.
Mark Fredin (Aurora) received a call of a deer found in the woods with no apparent injury but unable to stand and walk. Deer was located and dispatched. He took care of a call of four wolves in the Hibbing station that are becoming very bold. While out grouse hunting the wolves attacked a lab dog and the owner had to fire four shots in the air and charge the wolves to get them to leave. It is believed these same wolves entered his yard earlier in attempt to get chickens. He received a call of shooting within Gilbert city limits which was referred to the local city police to resolve. Areas where deer baiting was reported during the summer are being checked.
Marty Stage (Ely) worked a detail in the BWCAW. Lots of grouse still around. Deer baiting investigations were conducted on several remote deer stands with intentions to seize equipment from several violators on opening weekend. If you’re baiting deer, it might just be you. If you see a bait site during the season, inform your local conservation officer. Have a great deer season.
John Velsvaag (Ely) checked hunters and anglers in the BWCAW. Took several calls about the upcoming deer season and the whitefish season. Dealt with some accidental trapping catches as well.