District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2016-12-05

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) completed cases from the muzzleloader and firearms seasons. Muzzleloader hunters and trappers were checked throughout the week. Two reports of illegally dumped deer were investigated.

CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked big game, small game/trapping, and angling enforcement. Spearing and ice fishing is on the horizon; single digit temperatures have been forecasted for this week which should help the lake get a jump start on forming and keeping ice.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) worked furbearer trapping activity, mostly in the Beltrami Island State Forest. CO Prachar took enforcement action on illegal sets for fisher and pine marten, as well as transporting a loaded muzzleloader. A few dedicated boaters launched at public water accesses to fish the open water before it closes up completely.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) investigated complaints of an unlawfully taken fisher, recreational trespass, and deer baiting. Fisher harvest for the area appeared to be slightly below average and otter harvest thus far well below average. Muzzleloader hunting was monitored and firearms season cases were followed up on. Enforcement action for the week included transport loaded firearm in motor vehicle, lend/borrow big game license, untagged deer, and deer over limit.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports checking muzzleloader hunters and investigating a report of baited stands for late season archery hunting. Time was spent making arrangements for the upcoming Blackduck Snowmobile Safety Class and seasonal transition vehicle maintenance.

CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck #2) reports working trapping and muzzleloader hunting activity. Enforcement actions for the week included take deer out of season, and a shining violation.

CO Hannah Mishler (Baudette #2) checked muzzleloader hunters and trappers. Follow-up was completed on ongoing cases from rifle deer season. Angling activity was also checked on Upper Red Lake.

Warroad #2 vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.

Thief River Falls #2 - vacant.