Minnesota DNR Hunting Violation Reports
January. 6, 2011
Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Reports
Reports filed Sunday by conservation officers for the Minnesota DNR.
Kipp Duncan (Duluth) Several calls were handled during the week involving
deer hunting. A few trapping issues were also worked.
Matt Miller (Lake Superior) Enforcement action taken for snowmobile and
Complaints have been taken regarding dogs running deer.
Here are this week's reports filed by conservation officers across
CO Don Bozovsky (Hibbing) primarily worked snowmobiles and anglers,
handled two accidentally caught fisher, and dealt with an injured moose call
with CO Frericks and the Area Wildlife Manager. Enforcement action was taken
on angling without a license, angling without a license in possession, and a
number of fish house and snowmobile violations.
CO Dan Thomasen (Two Harbors) checked ice anglers and snowmobilers
throughout the week. Ice thicknesses are up to 18 inches on many of the area
lakes, yet fishing success remains on the slow side. Trails are in excellent
condition and did not see much use in the past week. Confiscated furs were
donated to the tanned fur project and will be used for educational purposes.
CO Randy Patten (Northome) took care of some equipment needs, checked
anglers and ice conditions on area lakes, handled accidentally caught
furbearers, patrolled snowmobile trails and assisted with the White Oak
Classic dog sled race.
CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked snowmobile activity with many
sleds out enjoying the fresh snow. Enforcement action was taken by CO
Sutherland for unregistered snowmobiles and operating on a public road right
of way. Enforcement action was taken for one individual who decided to angle
with more than 2 lines and action was taken for unmarked angling shelters.
CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, trappers, cross country ski
trails and snowmobiles. He also handled trapping and snowmobile complaints
during the week.
CO Sarah Sindelir (Grand Rapids) Enforcement action was taken for angling
CO Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) attended a court hearing on a black bear case
from September which resulted in guilty pleas by the offenders. CO Humphrey
signed complaints for charging on deer season cases from November.
Violations for misc. angling, fish house, and snowmobile equipment
violations were encountered.
CO Scott Staples (Carlton). A large amount of confiscated furs was given
to the Minnesota Trapper’s Association Tanned Fur Project which tans the
furs and gives them to educational facilities in the state for educational
CO Troy Ter Meer (Lake Superior Marine Unit) took enforcement action or
CO Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) Injured deer complaints
handled with in the City of Duluth.
CO Matt Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) A trapper reported that a wolf
was caught in one of his snares. Upon finding the snare site, it was
discovered that the rest of the pack had devoured most of their restrained
companion, leaving only a head and hind legs.
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