District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2015-03-31



CO Ben Huener (Roseau) assisted instructing at waterfowl school for new officers. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods. Pike anglers were reminded to check before buying bait to make sure it?s VHS certified bait. Pike fishing success seemed spotty. Walleyes are being caught early and late in shallow water near Springsteel. Violations encountered include angle with too many lines and operating an unregistered ATV.

CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked angling and ATV enforcement throughout Warroad and the surrounding area. Also completed was the DNR Enforcement Division?s Waterfowl School, conducted at White Water State Park.

CO Hannah Cowden (Warroad) attended waterfowl training in Southeastern Minnesota, at Whitewater State Park. Time was also spent on ATV, OHM, and angling enforcement in the Warroad area. Enforcement action was taken for no angling license in possession, angling without a license, use of unprocessed smelt/cisco for bait, operating unregistered ATV, failure to display ATV registration, failure to renew OHM registration, and allowing illegal operation of OHM by juvenile without safety certificate.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) attended training for waterfowl enforcement at Whitewater State Park. CO Prachar responded to assist other agencies that were involved with a pursuit that ended in Lake of the Woods County.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) taught the law and ethics portion of the Firearms Safety Classes in Warren and Lancaster, investigated the unlawful dredging of public water, and conducted a radio interview concerning the recent unlawful taking of two bull elk in the Grygla area. Commercial inspections were conducted and an injured hawk was checked on.

CO Traci Hanson (Thief River Falls) worked on commercial inspections, investigated a grass fire, and checked ATV activity. Work continued on the elk investigation.

Baudette #2 -vacant.

Blackduck #2 - vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.