November 15, 2014


CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls) took action for hunting over baited area and transporting loaded firearms.

CO Jim Van Asch (International Falls) investigated complaints of illegal hunting activities in the area. Enforcement action was taken for hunting deer over baited area and transporting a loaded firearm.

CO Marc Hopkins (Tower) took action on early discharge of a firearm, hunting over bait, untagged deer, no blaze orange while hunting, and numerous failures to have hunting license in possession.

CO Don Bozovsky (Hibbing) documented baited deer stands ahead of deer opener. Deer baiting was again present and the officer cleared half of the baited stands with citations the first weekend. ATV deer hunters driving during the restricted times was the highest violation rate the officer has seen.

CO Matt Frericks (Virginia) met with the owner of a dog that was caught in a trap. The dog owner was concerned about walking through the area in the future and that it might not be legal to trap there. A common violation encountered was failure to validate a deer tag.

CO Sean Williams (Ely) saw violations that included hunting deer over bait and failure to validate site tag.

CO Marty Stage (Ely) saw an illegal buck taken because the tag had not been validated. Hunters using bait has shown to still be prevalent even with the threat of firearms loss.

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) seized two deer because a hunter couldn’t follow the most basic of hunting laws. The same hunter had two deer seized from him a couple years ago.

CO Anthony Bermel’s (Babbitt) enforcement action included several instances of hunting deer over bait, unlawful party hunting, allowing a juvenile to hunt in violation of the game laws, and no PFDs. Road hunting complaints and trespass complaints were also worked.


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