DNR Report: Aug. 3Reports filed Sunday by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers
Conservation Officer Stage, (Ely) worked fishing, boating, and AIS patrols. Time was spent on an ongoing ATV/OHM trespass complaint and a violator was observed and cited. A bear complaint was received and there was a rumor of a moose being hit by a car and taken. If anyone knows anything about the moose, we would like to hear about it and investigate to see if everything was done properly. Unlicensed canoes are still common and the violators are cited.
Conservation Officer Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) reported that salmon are still hitting on Lake Superior. Some anglers are reporting water temps in the low 70’s ,which is virtually unheard of for the big lake, especially for this long period of time. Personal Floatation Device violations and boats not registered were the most common violations. Officer Fagerman also responded to the U.S. Port of Entry at Pigeon River for an over limit of 39 smallmouth bass.
Conservation Officer Mary Manning (Hovland) checked anglers and boaters, took calls on nuisance beavers, and answered questions about the upcoming wolf hunt. Officer Manning also took reports of a dark colored cougar and a mangy wolf that has been frequenting several homes.
Conservation Officer Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) worked Lake Superior checking anglers, boat registrations, and boat and water safety. Officer Wahlstrom worked on Lake Superior with Border Patrol Agent Rippingler and performed a rescue during the Dragon Boat Festival.