Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 2 - Bemidji area

Last updated: 2017-12-11

CO Tom Hutchins (Crookston) reports seeing more ice anglers venturing out on area lakes. Ice conditions have improved throughout the week. Time was also spent checking muzzleloader deer hunters and grouse hunters.

CO Tim Gray (Bagley) checked muzzleloader deer hunters, checked trappers, and assisted at the Fosston Snowmobile Safety class.

CO Brice Vollbrecht (Bemidji #1) monitored angling activity on area lakes. CO Vollbrecht assisted a neighboring officer with a timber theft case and continued a background investigation on an applicant. Muzzleloader and trapping activity was checked.

CO Al Peterson (Osage) attended training and worked on a background investigation.

CO Steve Chihak (Moorhead) spent the week checking small game hunters and muzzleloader deer hunters. Time was also spent following up on illegally imported deer carcasses. Requests from the public seeking information were returned.

CO Angie Warren (Detroit Lakes) worked ice angling activity. Anglers reported fair activity and ice conditions vary with some lakes still having areas of open water. Muzzleloader, small game, pheasant, and trapping activity was worked. CO Warren taught the regulations portion of a snowmobile safety class in Detroit Lakes. She received calls of a possible wounded bear, car hit deer, obstruction of legal access to a public water, and possible taking of over-limit of fish. Assistance was also given to the Detroit Lakes police department with a horse on the loose in town.

CO Bill Landmark (Pelican Rapids) spent the week monitoring angling, muzzleloader, and pheasant hunting activity in the Pelican Rapids station. Trespassing calls were investigated as well as possible shoreline and wetland violations.

Bemidji #2 vacant.

Fosston vacant.