District 1 - Baudette area
Last updated: 2014-10-21
CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked duck hunters on Thief Lake and Roseau River WMAs. Youth hunters were also checked throughout the MEA weekend.
CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) conducted a radio interview with a local station where the public was able to call in with questions regarding regulations. CO Woinarowicz spoke at Northland College regarding Conservation Officer roles and careers. Calls for car struck deer and bear were handled as well as answering questions regarding the youth deer season.
CO Traci Hanson (Thief River Falls) worked the youth deer season, grouse and waterfowl hunters. Assistance was given to a trapper releasing an accidentally caught wolf. Activity was checked at area State Parks, taking enforcement action for angle with extra line and no camping registration. CO Hanson investigated a possible wetlands violation. During a trespass complaint a deer hunter explained that he knew he was on the correct land he had been given permission as the owner lived up the road and had his sign at the end of the driveway. It was explained to the hunter the land he had permission to hunt was a mile away and the sign at the end of the driveway was a political sign posted on several driveways across the county for a pending election.
CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports checking waterfowl hunters, small game hunters and monitoring AIS compliance throughout the week. Time was spent investigating a hunter trespassing complaint, a burning violation, and a complaint of improper disposal of deer carcasses. An ATV safety course in Blackduck was attended. Enforcement action for the week included, unlawful transporting loaded firearm violations and AIS violations.
Baudette #1 -vacant.
Baudette #2 -vacant.
Blackduck #2 - vacant.
Karlstad - vacant.
Warroad #1 - vacant.
Warroad #2 - vacant.