District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2016-08-23

CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked boat and water safety, angling, bear baits, AIS and ATV enforcement. CO Benjamin assisted a family with the removal of a skunk that they had live trapped after discovering that it had taken up residence under their home, the skunk was transported and relocated. The Birchdale sturgeon tournament was also worked; there was a good turn out with lots of kids anxious to catch the big one in hopes of taking home one of the many nice prizes displayed.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods, ATV activity and Bear Baiting activity in Beltrami Island State Forest. CO Prachar received a call of a potential boating violation with juveniles. Prachar responded and found that the young man of the group had a boat operator?s permit and that there were no other violations. Please ensure that operators of recreational vehicles and boats have taken the appropriate safety training courses for the activity they are participating in.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports working ATV activity, AIS enforcement, monitoring bear baiting activity and boating and angling activity on special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time was spent handling several nuisance bear complaints of bears causing crop damage and investigating the removal/ spraying of emergent aquatic vegetation.

CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck) reports focusing time on fishing, AIS, ATV, and big game enforcement this week. The officer assisted the county and state patrol with a vehicle rollover and with the arrest of a disorderly individual who had a felony warrant. Possible illegal bear baiting activity was investigated. Enforcement actions for the week included: a juvenile on an ATV without a helmet, and speeding violations.

CO Hannah Mishler (Baudette) primarily focused on bear baiting activity and angling enforcement. Several baiting violations were encountered. Enforcement action taken for angling with no license in possession, allow illegal juvenile operation of ATV, and exceeding speed limit.

Karlstad - vacant.

Warroad #2 -vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.

Thief River Falls #2 - vacant.