District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2015-09-01



CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended in-service training at Camp Ripley. Bear baiting activity was monitored around Roseau, Kittson, and Marshall counties. A complaint of an illegal permanent camp was received in Beltrami Island State Forest.

CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked bear baiting, AIS and ATV enforcement. CO Benjamin attended in-service training at Camp Ripley this past week.

CO Hannah Cowden (Warroad) attended in-service training at Camp Ripley in the beginning of the week. Bear baits were checked as well as anglers and boaters. Time was also spent on ATV and OHM activity. Enforcement action was taken for passenger under 18 on ATV without helmet, allowing illegal juvenile operation of OHM and operating ATV without ATV safety training.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports a busy week of patrolling for activity in the Lake of the Woods area. CO Prachar worked at the information booth at the State Fair on Saturday. A possible wolf depredation case was handled for a neighboring officer.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued monitoring bear baiting activity and responded to calls of nuisance beavers. Bear hunters are reminded to purchase a license prior to setting out bait for bears as well as registering the baits, even on private land. Enforcement action for the week included transport loaded firearm in motor vehicle, ATV registration violations, fail to register bear bait, fail to obtain license prior to placing bait, unsigned and unregistered baits.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports monitoring ATV trail activity, wild rice harvest activity, boater AIS compliance and angling and boating activity on special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time was spent on numerous complaints of bears causing damage to corn crops and a number of calls from the public with questions regarding wild rice ripeness were answered. A TIP call was investigated involving the filling of a wetland and a CDO was issued

Baudette #2 -vacant.

Blackduck #2 - vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.

Thief River Falls #2 - vacant.