Mark Fredin (Aurora) received a call of a dead radio collared wolf on the side of the road that turned out to be a dog with a shock collar. Worked invasives/aquatic detail on the Ash River, and worked boating enforcement on Lake Kabetogama. Bear baits have been checked in the area.
Mary Manning (Hovland) patrolled the area for early bear bait sites. Hunters are reminded that they may only establish three sites this season and these must be registered with the DNR as in past years. Provided several individuals with paperwork for failing to note that possession limits and daily limits for walleye are the same. Reading the regulations booklet would have saved these anglers considerable money and time. Answered calls on hunting in wildlife management areas, invasive species, and dumping of fish in Lake Superior.
Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) instructed at firearms training in the Mille Lacs area. Focused enforcement efforts on invasive species, ATVs, and boating. Anglers were also checked on Lake Superior.
Kipp Duncan (Duluth) attended a firearms safety class for several youth kids. Made arrangements for two separate youth events to have a DNR LaserShot for the kids to enjoy. Attended an archery deer hunt orientation and talked about some of the laws. Followed up on a couple calls that resulted in meetings. Visited two different sporting club events and answered questions. Assisted a local resident that had three of their animals killed by a wolf. Checked many boats on Lake Superior for fishing and boating enforcement. Patrolled the Duluth Harbor during the annual Blues Fest weekend.
Randy Hanzal (Duluth) spent some time enforcing water safety laws on several lakes in the station. Baiting for the upcoming bear hunting season started this past week. Interviews regarding a BWI case were conducted. Some general maintenance was also addressed.
Keith Olson (Lake Superior) checked boaters and anglers on Lake Superior. Worked the Duluth/ Superior harbor during the Bay Front Blues Fest. He assisted Douglas County with a stolen watercraft case.
Troy Ter Meer (Lake Superior) focused on boat and water activity with the Blues Fest Weekend in the Duluth Harbor. Enforcement action was taken for boating, invasives, and angling violations.
Matt Miller (Lake Superior) found multiple instances of steelhead mistaken for salmon and several anglers learned an expensive lesson. Remember to check the regulation book to be sure you are not keeping a protected fish. A lot of steelheads are being reported caught up and down the shore mixed in with salmon.