District 9 Conservation Officer Reports
Last updated: 2020-12-28
CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) continued to train a conservation officer candidate. He patrolled Upper Red Lake, Mille Lacs Lake, the Whitefish Chain and local lakes. McGowan investigated a big-game violation and a complaint of an angler on a designated trout lake. Enforcement action was taken for a felony arrest warrant, traffic, fishing, ATV and snowmobile violations.
CO Amber Ladd (McGregor) spent time this past week checking anglers on area lakes as well as early season snowmobile activity. Ladd continued deer-hunting investigations and worked trapping activity.
CO Eric Sullivan (Brainerd) checked area ice anglers and worked snowmobile activity in the area. Snow cover in the area is still very light. Sullivan also conducted snowmobile safety training.
CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked spearing, angling and trapping activity. ATVs and snowmobiles were also popular means for getting to fishing spots.
CO Chelsey Best (Crosslake) worked fishing, trapping and snowmobile enforcement this past week. Lots of people were out for a relatively slow bite. Enforcement action was taken for license issues and unattended lines. Investigations were started for deer-hunting and trapping violations.
CO Scott Fitzgerald (CCSRA) reports checking anglers during the week. A few were having some luck. A few sleds were seen out with the recent snow. Please remember to check your registration before venturing out. The state recreation area was checked for state park permits and illegal vehicle activity. Various law-related questions were answered and a call on a hunting related issue was fielded. Enforcement action for the past week included fishing violations.