District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2018-05-23

CO Nick Prachar (Baudette West) reports that rain and wind kept some anglers off of the lake this week, but many anglers still braved the elements. Enforcement action was taken on insufficient number of PFD?s in boat, illegal length fish, and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. CO Prachar assisted with an AIS detail as well.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls West) participated in a Memorial Service during National Police Week, monitored area angling activity, and investigated a gray wolf depredation complaint. Enforcement action was taken for no license in possession and insufficient life jackets on watercraft.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck South) reports working AIS enforcement, boating safety and checking anglers on special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time was spent collecting and tagging incidental catches of otter, working a district AIS check station, handling nuisance bear complaints and patrolling area ATV trails. Enforcement action for the week included angling license, boating safety equipment, open burning, and ATV operation violations.

CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck North) focused on angling and AIS enforcement this past week. Anglers were checked on Upper Red Lake and continue to have decent success. CO Quittschreiber spoke with 40 kindergarteners during National Police Week. Enforcement actions for the week included angle with unattended lines, no license in possession, and passing in an unsafe manner.

CO Hannah Mishler (Baudette East) checked anglers and boaters. Time was also spent following-up on fire investigations.

Warroad South vacant.

Karlstad vacant.

Thief River Falls East vacant.