Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2017-09-18

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended court in Roseau County regarding charges from a hunt over bait case from last fall. Two drivers/vehicles were found trespassing on the Roseau River WMA pool 3 dike. Multiple violations were encountered and the two individuals were arrested on active warrants.

CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) worked AIS, ATV, and hunting enforcement. The Beltrami Island State Forest was alive this past weekend with small game hunters, the Roseau/LOW Sportsman?s Club Annual ATV Fun Run, and the annual Saddle-Up for St. Jude event! Wind, rain, and thick foliage put a damper on the grouse hunting but many still put in their time, a few with something to show for it. Enforcement action was taken for littering (unlawful deposit of animal carcasses).

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls West) continued to monitor early Canada goose hunters and bear hunting activity. The small game opener was relatively quiet with mild temps and rainy conditions. CO Woinarowicz responded to calls of injured deer and ginseng certification. Enforcement action included no small game license, no State or Federal waterfowl stamp, unplugged shotgun, fail to register bear bait, and ATV registration violations.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck South) reports working ATV, AIS, bear hunting, archery deer hunting, small game hunting, and angling activity on special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time was spent investigating a TIP call with enforcement action taken for over limit of perch. Enforcement action for the week also included ATV registration and blaze orange violations.

CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck North) reports focusing time on ATV, small game, and big game enforcement. Time was spent checking bear, grouse, and archery deer hunters. Archery and small game opener was busy with several hunters taking to the woods. Enforcement action was taken for transporting a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle.

CO Hannah Mishler (Baudette East) spent the week checking bear hunters, archery deer hunters, and small game hunters. Many people were out and about, testing their luck with grouse over the ?opening weekend? but success was limited. Time was also spent checking ATV activity and following up on ongoing complaints.

Baudette West vacant.

Warroad South vacant.

Karlstad vacant.

Thief River Falls East vacant.