District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2014-04-22

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended annual training at Camp Ripley and conducted follow up on open cases.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) spoke on laws and ethics at the trapper education class in Thief River Falls and seized a bobcat that had been incidentally caught in a coyote snare. A trespassing complaint was investigated, assistance was provided to a sheriff?s office with a motorcycle accident, and turkey hunters were checked. With the nice weather ATV activity increased dramatically in the area. Enforcement action for the week included ATV operation and registration violations.

CO Angie Warren (Thief River Falls) patrolled for off-highway motorcycle and ATV activity. WMAs and other areas were patrolled for fire activity. The law and ethics portion of a Firearms Safety Class was taught in Middle River. CO Warren performed equipment maintenance on patrol vehicles.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) monitored angling activity on special regulation lakes, spring fish run progress, spring beaver trapping activity, seized accidental catches and worked on commercial inspections throughout the week. He also assisted the Kelliher Firearms Safety instructors administer the final test with 14 students successfully completing the class and are now ready for the upcoming FAS field day. He attended the Upper Red Lake Area Association meeting and a meeting with the area Forestry manager. Time was spent investigating the dumping of light goose carcasses. With the coming of spring warming the area lakes ice conditions are deteriorating rapidly. Anglers are reminded to use caution and utilize ice safety equipment and consider the use of a PFD when venturing out on the late season.

CO Robert Gorecki (Baudette) monitored fishing and boating activity throughout the week. Anglers are reporting good success catching sturgeon, and that the Rainy River is now open to Wheelers Point. CO Gorecki attended annual in-service training and investigated a possible arson fire. Other calls of service included injured animal calls and fish houses still left on Lake of the Woods.

Baudette -vacant.

Blackduck #2 - vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.

Warroad #1 - vacant.

Warroad #2 - vacant.