DNR Enforcement report

• CO Taylor Hochstein (Hill City) worked snowmobile, ATV, fishing and trapping enforcement. Several violations were addressed with registration issues being at the top of the list. Hochstein attended local fur registration stations. Assistance was also given to other law enforcement agencies on calls for service, including a snowmobile crash with injuries.

• CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) reports patrolling the Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area (CCSRA), area snowmobile trails, and fishing activity. Slush and poor ice conditions are the sore subject on nearly all area lakes, keeping ice fishing activity minimal. Two incidents of injured deer were responded to, and enforcement contacts were made for no vehicle permits in the CCSRA and possession of marijuana.

• CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling, snowmobile and ATV activity. Assistance was given to DNR Wildlife with fur tagging and a vehicle on a grant-in-aid snowmobile trail was addressed. A law presentation was given to about 25 young snowmobilers at their safety class.

• CO Gregory Verkuilen (Garrison) checked angler activity. Layered ice and slushy conditions are still making access challenging. Some upland bird hunters were out making use of the season’s final days. Verkuilen also monitored snowmobile activity, including a trespassing complaint.

• CO Ashley Whiteoak (Malmo) spent time patrolling ice angling, snowmobile and ATV enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for a small amount of marijuana, unattended lines, failure to properly ID a fish house, failure to display ATV registration and failure to stop an ATV at a road crossing. She also spent time assisting at the local DNR office for fur registration.

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