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Horse possibly attacked by bear - District 4: MN DNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Wadena area

CO Greg Oldakowski (Wadena) reports working anglers and boaters, and responding to a TIP investigation. August Early Goose season activity was monitored and two separate trespass calls were investigated regarding goose hunters. A horse owner call...

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A horse owner called to report his horse was attacked and injured by another animal. After looking around the property the likely suspect is a bear. MN DNR

CO Greg Oldakowski (Wadena) reports working anglers and boaters, and responding to a TIP investigation. August Early Goose season activity was monitored and two separate trespass calls were investigated regarding goose hunters. A horse owner called to report his horse was attacked and injured by another animal. After looking around the property the likely suspect is a bear.

CO Paul Parthun (Lake George) investigated two TIP complaints, took care of some equipment issues and checked anglers, PWC operators and boaters. Parthun participated in the Minnesota Trappers Association convention, talking with trappers and answering questions. Enforcement action was taken for allowing the illegal use of an ATV.

CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) checked anglers, boaters, and AIS. Information was provided at the DNR booth to participants of the Minnesota Trappers Convention in Bemidji. CO Mathy also received a call about a mink concern. Enforcement action was taken for angling with extra lines and no angling license in possession.

CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week focusing on angling, ATV, and boating activity. Angling success remains poor. CO Broughten worked boating activity with Cass County water patrol where few boats were observed. CO Broughten completed a commercial taxidermy inspection and checked compliance with AIS laws. CO Broughten also fielded calls regarding bear hunting, ATV laws, and the 2015 deer season.

CO Colleen Adam (Rec Specialist) spoke about hunting ethics and game laws and at Firearms Safety training. She followed up on wildlife depredation issue and patrolled area forests and trails. Seeking information on who shot a large sow bear out of season, dragged it considerable distance down the road, judging by the missing hide and road rash exposing bone, and left it to rot in the Mississippi Headwaters State Forest. Anyone with information can call the TIP line.

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