The officers who enforce Minnesota’s fish and game rules have an order for ice anglers: Pick up your trash. Conservation officer Bret Grundmeier of Hinckley spends hours each season encouraging anglers to clean up after themselves. He says it’s disappointing to find so much trash left behind.
It’s one of the most desired jobs in law enforcement: being a state conservation officer. Major Roger Tietz has worn the DNR uniform for more than 31 years. After working years in the field, he is now the operations support manager for the Department of Natural Resources.
It’s nearing last call for ice fishermen across the state. In the southern two-thirds of Minnesota, fish houses have to be off the ice by Monday.
Nine candidates begin training at Camp Ripley on Wednesday to become Minnesota conservation officers.
Two DNR conservation officers in two different Minnesota counties recently used an unusual method to free two stuck deer: They shot the deers’ antlers.