• CO Taylor Hochstein (Hill City) patrolled the area for hunting and fishing activity. Hochstein checked several permits of folks who were out cutting balsam boughs. Grouse hunters are still reporting a slow start with poor visibility due to tree foliage and very few birds being seen. Assistance was given to local law enforcement agencies on calls for service.

• CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked fall hunting activity. Time was spent covering outdoor topics on the local radio station and issuing road-kill permits. Mlynar gave a sickly immature eagle a free ride to the Garrison Animal Hospital.

• CO Gregory Verkuilen (Garrison) monitored angler and boating activity as the fall bite appeared to be picking up and boats are being removed for the season. He also assisted with the interview process for the new CO Academy.

• CO Ashley Whiteoak (Malmo) spent time patrolling for big-game and small-game enforcement. She followed up on a complaint of a moose near a highway and a nuisance-bear complaint. Many sightings of moose in the area have been reported. Whiteoak followed up on a trespassing complaint of neighboring landowners mowing and placing a deer decoy on the neighboring property. She also spent time at Camp Ripley for training and assisting in testing applicants.

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