CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad North) worked OHV, AIS, boat/water safety, and angling enforcement. Several nuisance bear and wolf depredation calls were handled. Please do not intentionally feed bears, especially when you have neighbors within close proximity that do not share your enthusiasm for getting ?up close and personal? with one. The act of feeding bears has a potential of putting them at risk as they begin to associate humans with food and become less cautious in their encounters with them. Enforcement action was taken for transporting walleye fillets with no patch of skin and passenger under the age of 18 on an ATV without a helmet.
CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck South) reports working ATV, AIS enforcement, boating and angling activity on special regulation lakes throughout the week. Time was spent handling reports of nuisance bears, attending training at Camp Ripley, and investigating TIP information. Follow up investigation was done on an ongoing wildfire arson case. Enforcement action for the week included over limit of largemouth bass and no skin patches on dress fillets.
CO Kyle Quittschreiber (Blackduck North) reports working angling, AIS, and ATV enforcement this past week. Anglers were checked on Upper Red Lake and most reported highest success rates pulling spinners in shallow water. The officer also assisted the county with a call of several shots being fired.
Baudette West vacant.
Warroad South vacant.
Thief River Falls East vacant.