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Conservation officers encounter pot-smoking angler, sick eagle, straying snowmobilers and more

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People shooting from their vehicles. An ice angler smoking pot. An eagle suffering from lead poisoning. Snowmobilers trespassing on private land.


That's just some of the things conservation officers encounter in a few day's work.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provided the following weekly enforcement report that conservation officers (CO) filed on March 1 for the District 3 area in Fergus Falls, which includes Douglas County:

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