District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2015-05-19

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) monitored angling activity on the Roseau River and at the Northwest Angle. The walleye bite seems to be picking up and fish of all age classes are being caught. A calf depredation was investigated and USDA wolf trappers were called to help prevent further losses. CO Huener completed his "Employee Right to Know" training.

CO Hannah Cowden (Warroad) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River and did multiple AIS checks. Boat and Water safety was also focused on. A presentation was given to the Lake of the Woods High School Careers Class on what being a conservation officer entails and how to become one. Some of the kids were very interested in the possibilities. Late spring season beaver trapping was also monitored.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) had a busy week of checking angling activity. The walleye bite has been slow on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River. Time was spent working boat and water safety while on the water. Remember to check your boat for safety equipment before you head out on the water. CO Prachar worked Invasive Species time and found a high compliance rate. A few people have forgotten to pull drain plugs but most people seem to be aware of AIS laws and make a conscious effort to follow them.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) responded to multiple nuisance bear complaints and issued special beaver permits for nuisance beavers. Area waterways and trails were patrolled for angling and ATV activity. Enforcement action for the week included angle without license, use game fish as bait, no ATV registration, allow illegal operation of ATV by juvenile, operate ATV on public highway, and burn prohibited materials.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) worked boat safety and angling activity on Upper Red Lake and special regulation lakes, AIS enforcement and monitored ATV trail activity throughout the week. Time was spent investigating TIP calls, numerous wolf depredation complaints, patrolling for groundwater violations and attending a Safety & Security meeting at the USFS office in Blackduck. Enforcement action for the week included boating equipment violations, AIS violations and angling license violations.

Blackduck #2 Vacant

Baudette #2 Vacant