District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2016-09-26

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) took a complaint of a dead 8-point buck and upon investigation determined it to have been killed by wolves. A meeting with the local county attorney was attended. Duck hunters were checked on Roseau River WMA Pools 1 and 2. Enforcement action was taken on a duck hunter who was in possession of lead shells.

CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked big game, small game, migratory waterfowl and ATV enforcement. Waterfowl opener was a mixed bag for hunters. The forecasted cooler weather should improve hunting for both grouse and waterfowl. Enforcement action was taken for failure to register bear bait station, fail to obtain a burn permit, burn prohibited materials, permit a juvenile to hunt without proper licenses, fail to provide HIP certification, and hunt without license in possession.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) worked fishing activity on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River and ATV activity and small game hunting in the Beltrami Island State Forest. CO Prachar assisted other local agencies with various emergency situations.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) worked with COC in the Rainy River area monitoring sturgeon fishing activity and waterfowl hunters. One group of waterfowl hunters contacted stated they had a nice bag of eight gadwall ducks. Upon inspecting their bag, officers had to inform them that even though they were in possession of a legal harvest, it consisted of eight coots. Enforcement action for the week included no angling license, no watercraft registration, no PFD?s on watercraft, no navigational lights, lend/borrow sturgeon tag, unplugged shotgun, possess toxic shot, and waterfowl stamp violations.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working AIS enforcement, archery deer hunting activity, bear hunting activity, grouse hunting activity and angling activity on special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time was spent working on ongoing bear hunting cases, handling nuisance beaver complaints and issuing special beaver permits. Shining complaint areas were worked, case work was completed on an ongoing sturgeon case and ongoing archery deer hunting cases. Enforcement action for the week included transport a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, fail to register bear bait stations, fail to post sign at bear bait stations, hunting without a small game license, and hunting small game without blaze orange.

CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck #2) reports working angling, small game hunting, ATV, and AIS enforcement this past week. Waterfowl opener was pretty uneventful with very few birds in the area. Enforcement actions for the week included allow illegal ATV operation by a juvenile, no helmet on passenger under 18, a boat plug violation, and angle with extra lines.

CO Hannah Mishler (Baudette #2) checked small game hunters, archery deer hunters and anglers over the past week. Enforcement action taken for angling with extra lines, no angling license in possession, operate unregistered ATV, no ATV safety training, and operating ATV on public road right of way.

Warroad #2 vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.

Thief River Falls #2 - vacant.