Conservation Officer

CO Dan Starr (Onamia) assisted concerned citizens with two young eagles that were not doing well and needed to be transported to a rehab facility. Bear-related concerns continue to be heard with numerous sightings in areas outside of traditional bear areas. Assistance was given to a local sheriff’s office on an arrest warrant attempt. Fishing pressure has decreased, but recreational boating and PWC use has increased with the extreme heat.

CO Ben Karon (Isle) spent time this past week checking anglers, boaters and recreational vehicle users. Karon and COs from surrounding areas, as well as the state patrol and Pine County Sheriff’s Office, worked together to locate an overdue kayaker on the St. Croix River.

CO Amber Ladd (McGregor) reports assisting with training at Camp Ripley for Academy 19. She also worked fishing and ATV activity. Several ATV riders were stopped for violations involving youth operators and youth passengers not wearing helmets.

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