District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2015-04-14



CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked walleye and sturgeon anglers on the Rainy River and assistance was given to CO Prachar with a walleye overlimit. Charges are pending for a deer shot at night and out of season near Badger. Multiple illegal fires were investigated and enforcement action was taken on an individual who never reported a fire that grew to be 800 acres before fire suppression could stop it.

CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) worked boat and water safety along with angling enforcement on the Rainy River.

CO Hannah Cowden (Warroad) spent time working on the Rainy River. Anglers were able to enjoy the last full week of walleye fishing on the river before it closes on the 14th. Those fishing for sturgeon seemed to be having more luck than the walleye anglers. AIS and boat and water safety checks were also completed. Enforcement action taken for no angling license, no license in possession, insufficient number of PFDs, no throwable PFD, and no fire extinguisher.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports a busy week on the Rainy River. Enforcement action included over limit of walleye, transporting fillets without a patch of skin, failure to pull drain plug from boat prior to transport and no fire extinguisher on board watercraft.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls) taught the law and ethics portion of the Firearms Safety Class in Oslo, patrolled for ATV violations, and responded to a trapping trespass call. Assistance was given to DNR Forestry on a fire detection detail this past week. Enforcement action for the week included trap without license, untagged traps, trespass, no watercraft registration, burn without permit, burn prohibited materials, no ATV registration, no helmet on juvenile, open bottle of alcohol on ATV, and a warrant arrest.

CO Traci Hanson (Thief River Falls) worked ATV activity, fire enforcement and the elk investigation. Enforcement action for the week included numerous ATV violation s including DWI, no valid driver?s license, no registration, operating on highway, no helmets on youth, and no operating certificates for youth.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) reports monitoring spring beaver trapping activity, ATV trail activity, angler/boater AIS compliance and area streams for fish run activity. Time was spent investigating a wolf depredation complaint and teaching firearms safety at the Kelliher School. Enforcement action for the week included littering and watercraft registration violations.

Baudette #2 -vacant.

Blackduck #2 - vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.