Conservation Officer Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked ATV and angling activity during the week. Fishing success varied on lakes, but most anglers willing to put up with the biting bugs caught fish. Murray investigated illegal garbage dumping at a state campground and personal watercraft being operated too close to shorelines.
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked the week at Camp Ripley with officer training, as well as preparation for the Academy 18 field training process. Time was spent working a beaver complaint in the area.
CO Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) spent the week on angling, aquatic invasive species and boating safety enforcement efforts. Olson assisted the Two Harbors Police Department with an overdose situation along the Lake Superior shoreline.
CO Matt Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked anglers and boaters on Lake Superior. Assistance was given to Two Harbors Fire with a structure fire.
CO John Velsvaag (Ely 2) received several calls about injured and nuisance animals. He followed up on previous violations from the Cook area and took several complaints about the new northern pike regulations.
CO Mary Manning (Hovland) took calls on Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness camping, nuisance animals and the upcoming bear season.
Editor’s note: Some conservation officers don’t submit reports every week.