Sunday, February 12, 2017

Straight out of Brainerd, Minnesota

February 12, 2017
By Brainard Dispatch

Conservation (click here) officer Randy Posner (Brainerd) worked on fishing enforcement this past week. The ice anglers that are out report a slow bite. Complaints of garbage and wood blocks left behind were reported and investigated. Some fishing violations observed were no license and unattended lines. Ice pressure ridges continue to be a problem and some snowmobiles were damaged because of them. He worked with a neighboring officer in the Orr area checking anglers and snowmobilers. Some of the violations they observed were no fishing license, speeding on a snowmobile, and expired registration.

Officer Sam Hunter (Park Rapids) checked fishermen and snowmobilers. Trails are rough but snowmobilers are making the best of it. Officer Hunter also received a complaint of possible litter on a lake.

Officer Patrick McGowan (Pine River) worked a busy weekend around the Crosslake area with winter fest activities going on. Numerous people were out angling and enjoying good snowmobile trail conditions. Enforcement action was taken for numerous snowmobile and angling violations. Officer McGowan also provided assistance to local law enforcement agencies....