December 11, 2020
Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) assisted at the Jay Cooke State Park muzzleloader deer hunt. Hunters were enjoying the weather and conditions with many reporting seeing and taking deer. Humphrey also patrolled Moose Lake State Park and found lots of activity. Several people were contacted for not having vehicle permits and allowing dogs off-leash. Humphrey checked ice anglers on several area lakes. Some crappies and bluegills were seen. Ice thickness varied from 3 to 6 inches.
Scott Staples (Carlton) also worked the muzzleloader hunt at Jay Cooke, where complaints of hunting in closed areas and park violations were investigated. Staples assisted with checking ice anglers in the Deer River station. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, litter, and ATV violations.
Jacob Willis (Brookston) also worked in Jay Cooke and assisted a Minnesota State Patrol trooper with multiple vehicles off the roadway on an icy stretch of the interstate. Nobody was injured and most of the cars just needed a pull out of the ditch or median.
Andy Schmidt (Duluth West) said ice conditions are improving and anglers are walking on lakes.