March 18, 2015

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– Karl Hadrits (Crosby) checked area lakes for ice shelters left out after the deadline and cross country skiers, followed up with deer hunting and lakeshore alteration cases and investigated suspicious trapping and fishing behavior. Enforcement contacts were made for leaving fish houses out past the March 2 deadline, ice shelter licensing and identification violations, skiing on GIA ski trails without state ski passes, and fishing under recently expired fishing licenses. Anglers are reminded that the game and fish license year ended Feb. 28.

– Amber Peterson (McGregor) checked anglers on area lakes and patrolled snowmobile traffic that had picked up with the last snowfall in the area. The trails were still quite rough and most of the activity was on area lakes.

– Peterson also attended the Central Lakes College for a career day for area high school students. She spoke with several students about a career as a conservation officer.

– Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling enforcement and worked on cases from the firearms deer and trapping seasons.

– Greg Verkuilen (Garrison) assisted with snowmobile enforcement in the northern part of the state. He attended the Mille Lacs Lake input group meeting, worked on equipment electrical problems, monitored ice house removal and answered questions regarding coyote hunting.

– Chris Tetrault (Isle) conducted angling checks. With the inconsistent weather, angling success has been low. The Mille Lacs Lake input group meeting was attended. Ice houses that remained on Mille Lacs Lake were also monitored.

– Scott Fitzgerald (Malmo) checked fishermen out on smaller lakes and on Mille Lacs. A few folks were catching some perch and tullibee and, with the northern pike season extension on Mille Lacs Lake, some fishermen were trying for some northern pike. Fitzgerald attended the annual Mille Lacs Lake input meeting where lake data and possible regulations were discussed. Area snowmobile trails were monitored for snowmobile traffic and lots of fishing, trapping, AIS and snowmobile related law questions were answered. Area lakes were also checked for the March removal date and for litter left on lakes.

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