DNR Enforcement report

• CO Taylor Hochstein (Hill City) continued to monitor area trapping activity with the fisher and pine marten seasons closing. Navigating most lakes is extremely difficult for ice anglers because the latest snowfall has significantly increased the slush on the ice. Enforcement action was taken for operating an ATV on a state highway along with other ATV violations.

• CO Amber Ladd (McGregor) assisted with a snowmobile safety class in Tamarack where more than 40 students were certified. Ladd also checked anglers and snowmobile activity. Enforcement action was taken for hunting deer over bait, violating the feeding ban, fishing without a license and burning prohibited materials.

• CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) reports working a pine marten trapping enforcement detail in the northeastern part of the state and responding to issues of road-killed turkey and owl, a stolen fish house and an incident where somebody took an ATV with tracks and ripped up the groomed mountain bike trails in the Sagamore Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area.

• CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked snowmobile, angling, spearing and trapping activity. A shift along the northern border was worked with CO Hadrits focusing on trapping and snowmobile enforcement.

• CO Ashley Whiteoak (Malmo) spent time patrolling ice angling, snowmobile, and ATV enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, ATV registration, no fishing license in possession, a fish house without a license and failure to properly ID a fish house.

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