DNR Enforcement report

• CO Taylor Hochstein (Hill City) gave a law and ethics talk to a snowmobile safety class and assisted at a fur registration station. Snowmobile clubs are working hard and the groomers are out. Extremely cold weather has kept the crowds down, but some hardy snowmobilers were found out on the trails enjoying the fresh snow.

• CO Nate Benkofske (McGregor) reported checking snowmobile riders and ice anglers. The heavy snowfalls were enjoyed by the riders, and the cold did not stop many people. Enforcement action was taken for no angling licenses, expired registration, controlled substances and illegal length pike and walleyes.

If anyone has any info on damage that was caused to a fish house in the narrows on Big Sandy Lake sometime New Year’s Eve night, please contact CO Benkofske at nathan.benkofske@state.mn.us.

• CO Tony Flerlage (Crosby) worked from the snowmobile after getting decent riding snow. Many snowmobilers were checked enjoying the cold winter. Ice anglers were checked on area lakes. Flerlage attended the funeral for Itasca County Deputy Jayme Williams as part of the Honor Guard.

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