District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2015-02-24

CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked snowmobiling and angling enforcement throughout Warroad and the surrounding areas. Several ice fishing contests were monitored over the weekend and a regulatory check was conducted at the Warroad Point of Entry. Enforcement action was taken for the following: angling without a license in possession and leaving lines unattended through the ice.

CO Hannah Cowden (Warroad) checked anglers and snowmobilers on and around Lake of the Woods. Three separate fishing tournaments were worked on the 21st in the surrounding area. Anglers saw limited success, but were still happy to partake in the events. Snowmobile trails started to see more action with the recent snowfall. Enforcement action was taken for unattended lines, angling with extra lines, and no angling license in possession.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports that fishing on Lake of the Woods is staying consistent. Numerous complaints have been received about illegal vehicles on the State Grant-in-Aid Trails. Remember to read the snowmobile regulations and understand the laws associated with operating vehicles on state trails before you venture out. While working anglers on the lake, CO Prachar made a felony arrest for possession of cocaine. Other enforcement action included possession of marijuana, leaving lines unattended through the ice, and possession of dressed fillets.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) performed commercial taxidermist inspections and monitored area snowmobiling activity. A patrol during a local vintage snowmobile ride was conducted and local ice angling activity was monitored. Follow up interviews were completed with open cases and an interview assisting North Dakota Game and Fish was conducted. Enforcement action for the week included no snowmobile registration, fail to stop at crossroad on snowmobile, no snowmobile safety training, and allow illegal operation of snowmobile by juvenile.

CO Traci Hanson (Thief River Falls) worked angling activity, snowmobilers and predator hunters in Pennington, Marshall and Lake of the Woods counties. Hanson assisted CO?s Huener, Benjamin and Cowden with work on Lake of the Woods and Port of Entry enforcement.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working angling activity on Upper Red Lake and special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time was spent monitoring snowmobile trails for activity, checking a minnow dealer, preparing for upcoming safety classes and attending a meeting at Camp Ripley. Enforcement action for the week included over limit of Upper Red Lake walleye, unattended lines, possession of unmeasurable walleye on Upper Red Lake, possession of fillets with no skin patch, litter and angling license violations.

Baudette #2 -vacant.

Blackduck #2 - vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.