Enforcement information


Regulations, rules, training

District 2 - Bemidji area

Last updated: 2017-02-13

CO Tom Hutchins (Crookston) attended a meeting in St. Paul, a taxidermy inspection was completed, and time was spent checking snowmobile operators on area GIA trails. Anglers and ATV operators were also checked.

CO Tim Gray (Bagley) finished up a case from deer season. He also checked some snowmobilers and ice anglers.

CO Brice Vollbrecht (Bemidji #1) worked angling activity on area lakes. Snowmobile trails were busy over the weekend with good weather and riding conditions. CO Vollbrecht also worked a detail on Leech Lake with several angling violations encountered.

CO Brian Holt (Bemidji #2) checked anglers and snowmobiles during the week. Time was spent working trapping activity and patrolling snowmobile trails in the Mississippi Headwaters State Forest. CO Holt also assisted with a volunteer safety instructor forum in Bemidji.

CO Chris Vinton (Perham) reports checking anglers and beginning to note shelters and litter before the upcoming shelter removal date. Several deer possession permits were issued. CO Vinton received a call from a cabin owner that had a deer with a missing rear leg that was no longer keeping up with other deer and had bedded down under a boat in his yard. The deer was removed. Snowmobile trails in the open areas are again no longer passable. Enforcement action was taken for unmarked shelters, no angling licenses in possession, and failure to display ATV registration.

CO Al Peterson (Osage) responded to reports of an abandoned ice shelter, a wildlife complaint, and followed up on a report of snowmobile trespass.

CO Gary Forsberg (Pelican Rapids) reports spending the week working fishermen, checking aeration systems, handling calls of dogs chasing deer and sick deer. An accidentally taken fisher was tagged and a talk was given to the Rothsay firearms safety class.

CO Angie Warren (Detroit Lakes) monitored ice angling activity on area waters. Snowmobile and ATV activity was worked. CO Warren received a complaint of car hit turkey?s and feeding deer. Information was provided about legal access to an area lake. Follow up and closure of open cases was completed.

CO Bill Landmark (Moorhead) coordinated with instructors for upcoming firearm safety classes. Calls from the public included questions about ice fishing and possible mountain lion sightings. The deadline for ice house removal is midnight on March 6th, but anglers need to watch the weather with high temperatures in the long term forecast.