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February 13, 2018
NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) worked on deer surveys in Deer Permit Area 241. We use two helicopters in this area, which is very large and includes more than 250 plots to check. Conditions were very good and low temperatures helped with visibility by keeping snow in the fields. It’s been at least three winters since there was adequate snow to survey this permit area. Many deer were observed, including some still carrying antlers.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 13, 2018
February 13, 2018 - 10:00am
February 6, 2018
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 6, 2018
February 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
January 29, 2018
CO Duke Broughten (Longville) - Drugs in fish houses continues to be a common occurrence while checking fishermen. CO Jim Guida (Brainerd East) - Some anglers were contacted using extra lines, unattended lines, littering, and illegally consuming marijuana while also in violation of their limited driver’s license. CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) - Enforcement contacts were made for illegal use of ski trails, fishing without licenses and trout stamps, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan. 29, 2018
January 29, 2018 - 1:00pm
January 3, 2018
CO Randy Posner (Brainerd West) reports that he worked on fishing enforcement. The ice anglers were out trying their luck. Ice conditions vary from open water areas to 14 inches of ice. Violations CO Posner observed were unattended lines and extra hooks. The ice conditions have improved, however slush and large pressure ridges have developed on Gull Lake and other area lakes. DNR file photo.
Regional C.O. Reports - Week of Jan. 2
January 3, 2018 - 9:00am
December 19, 2017
“Wheeled fish houses, which formerly were considered portable – and thus excluded from licensing requirements for shelters – will now need to be licensed,” said Al Stevens, fisheries survey and systems consultant with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “In the past, anglers using wheelhouses could use them without shelter licenses as long as they were occupied, including overnight.”
Wheeled fish houses now require license purchase for use when ice fishing
December 19, 2017 - 5:00am
May 27, 2017
Conservation officer weekly report - May 22, 2017
May 27, 2017 - 4:00am
December 16, 2016
Be Safe: Ice should be 4 inches thick for walking on lakes
December 16, 2016 - 11:07pm
November 7, 2015
Public shut out from Mille Lacs fisheries meetings
November 7, 2015 - 6:54pm
Steven William Timm, 55, allegedly used a pontoon to chase a large buck that was swimming Tulaby Lake in Mahnomen County on Sept. 6, causing the deer to swim further out into the lake and eventually drown. Illustration
DNR charges man who allegedly chased deer with pontoon boat with cruelty to animals
October 7, 2015 - 11:40am
September 16, 2015
American woodcock topic of Audubon program
September 16, 2015 - 10:40am
August 12, 2015
Fifty Lakes Foundation meeting set for Aug. 21
August 12, 2015 - 4:19pm
May 27, 2015
DNR lifts burning restrictions in much of Minnesota
May 27, 2015 - 12:00pm
December 4, 2014
Hunters register 111,000 deer through third weekend
December 4, 2014 - 12:19pm
October 2, 2014
Zebra mussels confirmed in two metro lakes
October 2, 2014 - 3:45pm