Minnesota DNR report


District 1 – Baudette area

Last updated: 2020-01-13

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers on Lake of the Woods. Violations encountered included no snowmobile trail pass and possessing an overlimit of walleyes and sauger.

CO Marc Johnson (Warroad South) primarily worked angling activity on Lake of the Woods and followed up on a call regarding an incidentally trapped pine marten. In addition, Johnson attended a snowmobile training course held in International Falls. Violations encountered included angling with extra lines, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of fillets on the ice, no angling license in possession and unmarked permanent fishing shelter.

CO Aaron Larson (Baudette West) attended snowmobile training in International Falls. He also worked snowmobile and angling enforcement on Lake of the Woods. Violations included angling with extra lines and no angling license in possession.

CO Jeremy Woinarowicz (Thief River Falls West) gave presentations to youth at the 4-H Activity Day in Marshall County on mammals of Minnesota and ice fishing regulations and equipment. He also conducted follow-up investigations from deer season cases, taking enforcement action for taking deer without a license, lend/borrow big-game license, untagged deer, unlawful party hunting, failure to register big game, using an invalid bonus permit, and illegal sale of a big-game animal.

CO Tony Elwell (Thief River Falls East) conducted snowmobile and ice angling enforcement this past week. He also gave a presentation to a youth snowmobile safety class in Grygla and dealt with an incidentally trapped fisher. Enforcement action was taken for dogs chasing deer and various snowmobile-related violations.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck South) reports working angling activity on special regulation lakes throughout the past week. Time was spent patrolling area snowmobile trails, investigating a call of a dead eagle and giving court testimony in a case from this past waterfowl season. Violations encountered and addressed throughout the past week included an overlimit of sunfish, possession of dressed fish fillets on the ice of a special regulation lake, and angling without a license.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Blackduck North) reports fishing success has been down on Upper Red Lake. Enforcement action was taken for angling license violations, angling with extra lines, possession of illegal-length fish, and possession of controlled substances.


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