DNR Report: Aug. 24Reports filed Sunday by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers.”
Conservation Officer Marty Stage (Ely) monitored fishermen throughout the week and spent time on annual leave. Fishermen are reminded that not having a fishing license in possession is a violation and takes valuable officer-time to sort out. Please remember to bring your fishing license with you, no matter how close you plan to be to your campsite.
Conservation Officer John Velsvaag (Ely) checked anglers this past week. Fishing activity is still slow. Velsvaag also checked bear baiting activity and handled a protected waters violation on an area lake.
Conservation Officer Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) investigated a complaint of tampering with fish nets. Anglers were checked on inland lakes and Lake Superior tributaries. The Officer taught the law and ethics portion of the Silver Bay fire arms safety class and presented an award to one of the volunteer instructors. Wahlstrom responded to calls about injured wolves and checked bear bait stations.
Conservation Officer Dan Thomasen (Two Harbors) responded to a bear complaint in which a bear had entered a home owner’s porch in search of food. Bear baiting activity is in full swing, with some baits appearing to be hit. A smattering of berries remains in the woods, but should be gone soon. Angling on Lake Superior continues to be decent, with salmon still showing up in the bag. A few successful moose applicants have been seen out scouting their moose zone, which should help greatly in their upcoming hunt.