CO Taylor Hochstein (Hill City) continued to monitor waterfowl, grouse, and deer archery hunting. He issued a cease and desist order for work being done in a wetland without a permit. Areas of possible illegal deer feeding and/or baiting were investigated. Violations included license issues and taking ducks with an unplugged shotgun.

CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked waterfowl and small game hunting activity. Animal-related complaints were handled and honor guard duties were also attended to.

CO Gregory Verkuilen (Garrison) worked lake activity where docks, lifts, and rafts are coming out at a rapid pace. A few waterfowl hunters were checked but there’s still not many birds migrating through. Verkuilen also assisted with a bear-damage complaint and checked in on past hunting problem areas.

CO Ashley Whiteoak (Malmo) spent time patrolling ATV, migratory waterfowl hunting, small game, and big game enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for various ATV violations, duck hunting with an unplugged shotgun, failure to have lifesaving devices in a waterfowl boat, failure to have HIP certification, and failure to comply with burn permit conditions.

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