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MAZINAIGANPAGE22SPRINGSUMMER2013ENFORCEMENTOdanahWis.TheGLIFWCEnforcementDivisionwelcomestwonewofficerstotheEasternDistrictaregionthatincludesthenorthernportionofLowerMichiganallofUpperMichiganandnortheastWisconsin.ReubenBigjohnYouwouldntguessitfromalookathisresumebutReubenBigjohnrecentlyseizedavacantconservationwardenpo-sition.ANavyveteranwithclosefamilyrelationsatbothMoleLakeandLacduFlambeaucommunitiesBigjohniscom-pletinga540-hourofficertrainingcoursealongsideStateofWisconsinrecruitsatFortMcCoy.HesslatedtospendaboutoneyearworkingalongsideexperiencedGLIFWCwardensbeforeanassignmenttohisowndutyterritory.BigjohnshometownWestSalemisntfaratallfromFortMcCoytrainingfacilitiesinsouthwestWisconsin.Fromturn-of-the-centuryWestSalemBigjohnjoinedtheServicespecializinginnavalelectronicsatpostsinHawaii.OncebackinWisconsinheenrolledatViterboCollegeearningaBachelorofScienceinEnglish.AtnearbyUniversityofWisconsin-LaCrosseBigjohntackedanotherfour-yeardegreeontohisportfoliothisoneinmath.MorerecentlyadrivetoenterlawenforcementhadBigjohnscoutingvariousjurisdictionsinclud-ingcededterritoryworkwithGLIFWC.ItsawaytoconnectwithsomeofthetraditionalwaysIwasexposedtogrowingupBigjohnsaid.Fromthelate1980sintothe90sBigjohnandhissiblingsmadethefour-hourtripnorthtoLacduFlambeautovisitfamilyandspearwalleyeinthespring.HesaidhisgrandfatherDennisAckleywhosefirstlanguagewasOjibwemowinhadapositiveimpactonhim.Iwanttohelpmakesurenaturalresourcesarehereforfuturegenerationshesaid.GLIFWCenforcementrecruitsincludeBayMillsFlambeaumembersByCharlieOttoRasmussenStaffwriterTerryCarrickAfamiliarfaceatBayMillsIndianCommunityhasanewbadgeanduni-form.BayMillsmemberTerryCarrickbrings30yearsoflawenforcementex-periencetohislatewinterappointmentasanEasternRegionGLIFWCwarden.MostrecentlyaconservationenforcementofficerfortheBayMillsBandCarrickwillpatrolalargearealocatedprimarilyinthe1836TreatyCededTerritory.IfeellikeIhavebeenapartofGLIFWCthroughmostofmycareersaidCarrickaformerdelegateonGLIFWCsBoardofCommissionersandtheLakesCommittee.NowIhavetheopportunitytoexperiencefirsthandwhatthestaffherearecommendedfor.Sincethemid-1990sCarrickhasservedasaninstructorforanumberofcoursesincludingMichiganhuntersafetyandenforcementfirearmstraining.DuringformaldiscussionswithMichiganofficialsconcerningtheexerciseofreservedrightsCarrickwasamemberofthetribalnegotiationteamsthathelpedsecurethe2000and2007ConsentDecrees.DuringofficertrainingatFt.McCoythisspringCarrickacquiredadditionaltraininginfirearmsandDAATDefensiveArrestAndTactics.IwouldliketothanktheBayMillsIndianCommunityforallowingmetodowhatIlovedtodofor32years.ItwasablastandIamsurethisnextstepinmylifeisgoingtobethesameCarricksaid.2013GLIFWCenforcementyouthactivitieseducationForupdatedinformationontheseeventsandotherspleasebesuretocheckourwebsiteatwww.glifwc.orgorvisitusonFacebook.ClipSaveClassDatePlaceContactATVJune6-8BadRiverVernStone715.292.8862BoaterSafetyJune10-12LacduFlambeauJonasMoermond715.562.0026RileyBrooks715.562.0300ATVSnowmobileJune17-19LacduFlambeauJonasMoermond715.562.0026RileyBrooks715.562.0300ATVSnowmobileJune1821-22RedCliffMikeSoulier715.209.0093JimStone715.292.3234BoaterSafetyJuly18-20BadRiverVernStone715.292.8862HunterSafetyJuly20-21LacVieuxDesertMattKniskern715.292.5320ATVSnowmobileAugust3-4MoleLakeRogerMcGeshick715.889.3200AdamMcGeshick715.209.7217HunterEducationAug.1219-20LacduFlambeauJonasMoermond715.562.0026RileyBrooks715.562.0300HunterEducationAug.1824-25MoleLakeRogerMcGeshick715.889.3200AdamMcGeshick715.209.7217TakeakidfishingAug.19MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734HunterSafetyAug.17-18LacCourteOreillesMikePopovich715.292.7535LaurenTuori715.292.8343HunterSafetyAug.24-25St.CroixBradKacizak715.562.0030HunterSafetyAug.2730-31RedCliffMikeSoulier715.209.0093JimStone715.292.3234HunterSafetySeptember6-7MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734HunterSafetySept.12-15KeweenawBayStevenAmsler715.562.0034MattKniskern715.292.5320HunterSafetySept.24-28BadRiverVernStone715.292.8862TrapperEd.October19-20MoleLakeRogerMcGeshick715.889.3200AdamMcGeshick715.209.7217ATVSafetyOctober25-26MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734ATVSnow.December7-8St.CroixBradKacizak715.562.0030SnowmobileDec.19-20MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734RhinelanderWis.OverthelastthreeyearstheChequamegon-NicoletNationalForestCNNFincooperationwithinteragencyenforcementagencieshaseradicatednumerousmarijuanagrowsthatwerecultivatedbylargeDrugTraf-fickingOrganizationsDTO.ThesegrowsiteswerelocatedontheNicoletlandbase20102012andtheChequamegonlandbase2011allwerefirstreportedbyhuntersandfishermen.Theillegalactivityofgrowingandharvestingmarijuanaonpubliclandsisexpectedtocontinue.ThesafetyofthepublicandemployeesisthetoppriorityfortheU.SForestService.TheCNNFandotherpubliclandsarebeingusedfortheseillegaloperationsastheyareoftenvastuninhabitedacresthegrowersfindhavetherightconditionsfortheirillegaloperations.Typicallyplantingoccursinthespringandtheplantsareharvestedinlatesummer.EvenwiththelatesnowmeltinmuchofNorthernWisconsinactivitymayalreadybeoccurringwiththeseillegalgrows.TheseDTOmarijuanagrowersaredangerousandareknowntocarryfirearmsTheCNNFasksthatvisitorsbeawareoftheirsurroundingsandknowwhattodotoremainsafe.Althoughitisunlikelyyouwillcomeacrossoneofthesesitesknowinghowtorecognizethemisvital.IndicatorsofillegalmarijuanagrowsitesincludeIsolatedtentsintheforestwherenootherrecreationalactivityispresentGardentoolsbagsoffertilizerandlargeamountsofgarbageSignsofcultivationsoildisturbancesmanyholesinunlikelyareas1to2acreorsmallerclearedareaswithstumpsuptoapproximately3feettallIfyouencounterasiteorunusualcircumstancesyoushouldtaketheseac-tionsimmediatelyLeavetheareaasquicklyandquietlyaspossibleDoyourbesttoknowyourlocationbyuseoflandmarksorwaypointsNotifyGLIFWCwardensorotherlocallawenforcementauthorities.IfonNationalForestlandsyoucanalsonotifythelocalRangerDistrictOffice.Authoritieswillcontinuetoworktogethertodecreasethisunlawfulanddamagingactivity.YourassistanceisimportanttohelpstopmarijuanagrowinginyourNationalForest.ForestServicewarnsofillegalgrowsitesAsksforcautionreportsofsuspiciousactivity