Editor's note: Some conservation officers don't submit reports every week.
Conservation Officer Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked fishing and boating activity on Lake Superior this past week. Fishing slowed a bit this week, but a few nice fish were still being caught.
During boating safety checks, several inflatable-type life jackets were checked and found to have the CO2 cylinder not installed. Boaters are reminded they have to install the cartridges in a newly purchased vest for it to provide flotation when activated.
CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked angling activity this past week. He spent time checking boaters on the water and at accesses.
CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) spent the week checking anglers and ATV riders. He also armored rifles at Camp Ripley during in-service training. Time was spent on Lake Superior and in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) worked ATV, off-highway motorcycle, fishing and boating enforcement and attended in-service training. Time was also spent transferring reports and evidence to the county attorney for a trapping case. One pair of teenagers from Iowa were cited for underage drinking and for giving false information when they gave false birth dates.
Other enforcement action included OHM violations and operating a personal watercraft 80 minutes after closed hours.
CO Mary Manning (Hovland) spent a busy week at Camp Ripley. She received training and trained at the current Academy.
CO Keith Olson (Lake Superior Marine Unit) attended division training at Camp Ripley during the week and fielded several nuisance bear complaints in the Duluth area. Remember that bird feeders are wildlife feeders; please tend to your garbage and take in bird feeders.
Olson worked Lake Superior, with reports of salmon starting to show in the Grand Marais-area waters. Aquatic invasive species enforcement was also worked at the public access points along the North Shore.
CO Matt Miller (Lake Superior Marine Unit) checked anglers and boaters on Lake Superior. Training was attended at Camp Ripley. Questions were answered relating to ATV operation on county roads and nuisance bears. Training items were prepped for the CO Academy. Enforcement action was taken for angling violations.