District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2014-09-30



CO Ben Huener (Roseau) followed up on various deer complaints throughout the week and prepared for the regular waterfowl season opener. Correspondence with area Wildlife staff was conducted regarding a possibly sick bull moose near Greenbush. The Elk Hunt Orientation was attended at Lake Bronson for the second elk season. Waterfowl hunters were checked during the opening weekend at both Thief Lake and Roseau River Wildlife Management Areas. Hunters reported good success. Violations for the week included various ATV violations, hunt waterfowl over baited area, transport loaded firearm, and no Federal Duck Stamp.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) continued field training with a COC. Time was spent working ATV enforcement and the Waterfowl Opener. A focus was also placed on AIS while making contacts with hunters using watercrafts and decoys for waterfowl hunting. Surrounding WMAs were patrolled for small game, bear, and archery deer hunters. Violations included: taking small game without a valid license, false application for license, unsigned federal stamp, allowing illegal operation of ATV by juvenile, operating unregistered ATV, no license in possession, and allowing dog to pursue big game animal.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports checking grouse, duck, goose and archery deer hunters throughout the week. Time was spent investigating a trespassing complaint, nuisance beaver complaints, patrolling area forest roads and trails for ATV, OHM and ORV activity and monitoring boater and duck hunter AIS compliance. CO Regas patrolled for shining activity and worked a shining detail with a neighboring officer. The Upper Red Lake Citizens Advisory Committee meeting was attended. Enforcement action for the week included transportation of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and hunting without license in possession.

Baudette #1 -vacant.

Baudette #2 -vacant.

Blackduck #2 - vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.

Thief River Falls #2 - vacant.

Warroad #1 - vacant.

Warroad #2 - vacant.