Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2017-05-22

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) investigated several fires around the Roseau, Pennington, and Marshall County areas. Anglers were checked on Lake of the Woods. A Law Enforcement Memorial Service was attended in Grand Forks with several other conservation officers along with many other officers from Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba. Enforcement action was taken for wanton waste. Assistance was given at an Aquatic Invasive Species check station.

CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) worked ATV, boat/water safety, and angling enforcement. Angling activity is picking up on the lake, however reports over the past week have not been nearly as good as they were over the opening weekend. Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, ensure that your recreational vehicles (boats/OHVs) are current in their registration and that all required safety equipment is present. Reminder that all individuals under the age of 18 require an approved helmet when operating or riding as a passenger on an OHV, this includes Class 2 side by sides. Enforcement action was taken on a group for possessing an over-limit of walleye.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette West) reports continued angling activity on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River after the busy opener. Time was spent working angling enforcement as well as activities in the Beltrami Island State Forest.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls West) attended a Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony for fallen officers in Grand Forks ND and worked an AIS detail in Lake of the Woods County. Compliance with AIS regulations was good with only a few minor violations detected. Numerous calls on nuisance beavers were answered.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck South) reports working ATV, AIS enforcement, and angling activity on special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time was spent working on cases from the trapping season and a couple of fire investigations. Enforcement action included angling license and watercraft registration violations.

CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck North) reports a busy week on Upper Red Lake. Time was spent checking anglers, ATV?s, and monitoring AIS compliance among boaters. Time was also spent on an angler harassment case. Assistance was provide to the county with a medical on Upper Red Lake.

Warroad #2 vacant.

Karlstad vacant.

Thief River Falls #2 vacant.