District 9 Conservation Officer Reports
CO Amber Ladd (Aitkin) continued to receive shoreline violations in the Aitkin station. One involved heavy machinery being operated in the lake.
CO Eric Sullivan (Brainerd) patrolled area lakes and ATV trails. Sullivan also checked bear-baiting activity in the area and fielded nuisance-bear complaints. Recreational boating decreased this past week and anglers reported fishing success decreased recently.
CO Nate Benkofske (McGregor) handled nuisance-animal calls in the area. Wild rice harvesters and ATV riders were contacted. Rainfall made some small lakes easier to access with canoes. TIP calls on illegal angling were investigated.
CO Jim Guida (Brainerd East) patrolled for bear-baiting activity. Guida assisted with in-service training at Camp Ripley. A car-killed deer permit was also issued.
CO Tony Flerlage (Crosby) checked anglers and boaters on the lakes. Low water levels in lakes and rivers is the topic of the summer. Kayaks and canoes are the best to use on the Mississippi River due to many areas of exposed or shallow rocks. He took part in Crosby?s Night to Unite and enjoyed the time with the youngsters.