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Wadena area Conservation Officer Weekly Report

Mn DNR District 4 - June 22, 2015 CO Sam Hunter (Park Rapids) checked fishermen and ATVs. Officer Hunter received a call of a fawn that was next to a deer that had been hit by a car and a call of a dead baby loon. CO Hunter followed up on a compl...

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Mn DNR District 4 - June 22, 2015

CO Sam Hunter (Park Rapids) checked fishermen and ATVs. Officer Hunter received a call of a fawn that was next to a deer that had been hit by a car and a call of a dead baby loon. CO Hunter followed up on a complaint of dead swans.

CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) remained busy with anglers and boating activity. AIS and ATV trails were also worked. Calls were received about a nuisance porcupine, dogs chasing deer, and angling violations. Enforcement action was taken for over limit of walleye, over limit of perch, angling without a license, towing a water skier without an observer, riding on the bow of a boat, and no PFDs on a watercraft.

CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week focusing on angling, ATV, and boating activity. Angling success continued to be poor. CO Broughten followed up on calls concerning placing fill in public waters, nuisance beaver, and ATV complaints. CO Broughten also gave a presentation to the Forkhorn 1 firearms safety class at Deep Portage.

CO Jeff Halverson (Staples) worked multiple bear complaints. A cub was rescued by a local cowboy after mom was killed on the highway. The cowboy roped the cub out of a tree and the little fellow named “Fred” was brought to the Garrison Vet Clinic.

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CO Colleen Adam (ATV REC) attended a meeting/training session and completed reports for the county attorney. Enforcement was taken on ORVs and ATVs on a snowmobile trail. She responded to reports of a drowning.

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