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MN Conservation Officer Tales - August

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Conservation Officer (CO) Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) answered a call of a mother mallard and her eight ducklings taking up temporary residency in a garage. With a little coaxing, mom led the family across the lawn to the river.


CO Tim Collette (Longville) reported a landowner was running the motor of his boat about half throttle, with the boat still in the lift, while he was in the water raking aquatic weeds from the bottom.


A lone mallard duckling was observed trying to cross a busy divided highway, so CO Don Bozovsky (Hibbing) tried to capture the duck to keep it from being run over and to prevent a crash. Before he got turned around, the duckling caused a motor vehicle accident. None of the drivers was injured. The duck was released to a foster mallard and brood on a nearby lake.


CO Randy Hanzal (Brookston) reported enforcement action was taken on a couple of nonresidents who drove their motorboat through a gaggle of geese and their babies, killing several of them. The driver of the boat said he didn't know it was illegal to drive through the geese and asked, "What am I supposed to do, wait until the geese move?"


Lake Superior Marine Unit CO's Chris Johnson, Keith Olson and Mike Scott report an intoxicated boater got on the radio to ask the Coast Guard to turn on the lights at the Superior Light House; however, it was not dark yet. The voice on the radio sounded a bit slurred and confused. Officers later stopped a boat without lights after sunset and found an impaired operator. The Coast Guard took the operator to their station for testing. The vessel was towed to Barker's Island.


While fueling at a local gas station, CO Bruce Lawrence (Pine City) watched an adult female throw an empty beer can from her parked vehicle. When asked why she did it, she responded, "I didn't want to get an open bottle ticket." The woman was issued a citation for littering.


CO Eric Schettler (Fairmont) came across a boat carrying four people who learned that a fishing license is needed to angle and that PFDs, are needed in the boat when on the water. When asked why they didn't have any PFDs they said, "We thought we didn't need any if we knew how to swim." When asked why they didn't have any angling licenses, they said the store they stopped at was all out.


CO Tony Anderson (Morris) assisted local police with a possible "old dynamite stick found" call at the Salvation Army shop in Morris. The item was determined to be an old road flare.


CO Greg Verkuilen (Garrison) observed a California resident attempting to drive a new Jeep Wrangler down an ATV trail in the ditch of a state highway. When Verkuilen asked to see some sort of registration, the operator pointed to a factory installed "Off-Road Ready" decal on the Jeep. The driver was provided an education on Minnesota's off-road vehicle laws.


CO Joe Frear (Waseca) reported a nonresident angler was issued a citation for angling without a license. The angler tried to tell the officer that he was fishing on a private lake and did not need a license. The man was on Clear Lake near Waseca.


CO Mike Shelden (Alexandria) investigated a call in which a 13-year-old thought there were too many Canada geese in the family's back yard, so he threw rocks until one of the geese was injured and then killed it with a baseball bat. The next-door neighbors were understandably very upset.

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I heard the call and was at Barkers Island with Viking when the guy called asking for the lights to the Wi.Entry to be turned on. He did indead sound scmidtfaced. We watched as they towed his boat in. Funny thing is the name of the boat was Seagull wich is the same as Outdoorrans dads boat. No it wasnt his dad though. grin.gif

The funny thing was once the Coast Guard asked for the boats position he quit calling back. smirk.gif The DNR later found the boat and turned him over to the Coast Guard I think.

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    • CigarGuy
      My neighbor at my cabin recently bought several acres adjoining his property and another neighbor had posted part of it-thinking he owned it.  My neighbor was planning on having it surveyed, so for the heck of it, I downloaded the trial OnX hunt map.  Only one pin on my property is visible in the winter, it was right on the pin.  We went and checked his property lines out and the neighbor that posted it, didn't own as much property as he thought he did. The OnX map property lines were fairly close to the actual lines, which were verified when surveyed.  If there are indeed pins or some kind of stakes in the ground, this should get you close enough to use a metal detector. 
    • Wanderer
      None of the GPS mapping or GIS can be used as legal documents.  The best thing would’ve been to spend the $350 or so for Title Insurance when the land was purchased.  With the insurance the lines are checked and any discrepancies are corrected. After that, yup, it’s up to getting a new survey. best of luck to ya.  
    • Borch
      Pretty nice weather and travel conditions right now.  The ice will be around for a while.  Fishing was slow for us today.
    • papadarv
      Spring is here, open water soon. In Feb. Navionics did a big High Def. update to many lakes. Several  lakes i looked at appeared to have great contour improvements. Two lakes Coon in Anoka and Ottertail in Ottertail co., which i am very famuliar with, were part of the group. I decided to compare the 2 lakes to Iakemaster so I spent the $30 for the 2 maps for Humminbird Fishsmart App. I also obtained a Garmin LakeVU of a portion of Coon. Navionics & Lakemaster very close to each other, Garmin LakeVU not so close. The screen shot has Navionics on left, Lakemaster cennter & Garmin right.  Boating App owners - great time to do the Update all.
    • pikeandchester
      The GPS ideas are great. Garmin Huntview for Minnesota is $79.99 and OnX has 7 day free trial. The plan is to have the property surveyed. I believe Cliff makes a good point, do it right from the start. More time for fishing less time messing around looking for markers and  buying equipment just to possibly end up having the survey done in the end. Thank you for your responses they have been very helpful!
    • Mike89
      good luck there!!!!
    • JBMasterAngler
      I decided to skip Mille Lacs today. With the poor fishing reports and even poorer travel options out there, I’m hoping next week might be better. So bring on the sun for the next 7 days!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Got out to west rush early this morning. No slush issues while I was there, but that could be different by days end. The landing was quickly degrading in just the few hours I was there...landing on east lake is worse. Only caught 5 crappies. Schools were scattered and on the move, and fish weren’t very active. Ice was about 32 inches, which made hole hopping very difficult with an ion auger. Caught a nice sun burn on my face 
    • IceHawk
      Pike good luck!  Grew up fishing down there as a kid. Every so often I go back down there to relive some good memories  When I was 12 yrs old I use to fish down there with a couple old boys at midnight on opening night. Those old boys treated me as there own Kid!  And  I always thanked them for that  they taught me a lot. Caught a pretty good amount of eyes throwing jointed rapalas back then.  Its been a few years since then the old boys are gone fishing in the big sky above. But boy I still see there faces and smiles in my memory when every I stop down there 
    • delcecchi
      ok, now that I have a phone that takes pics, I'll post some when summer comes. Just call me Dime, cuz I be dropping some.