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MAZINAIGANPAGE16WINTER2013-2014BeteGriseMich.RespondingtoreportsfromsportfishermenwhohaveencounteredghostnetsintheMichiganwatersofLakeSuperiorGLIFWCwardensinvestigateandretrievelostnets.RelyingonGPScoordinatesprovidedbythepersonwhoreportedanetwardenssearchforthenetusingadraglineoverthegivencoordinates.ThereportshaveoccurredprimarilyintheMarquetteareaoraroundtheKeweenawPeninsula.In2013investigationsofsevenreportsyieldedfournetswithatotalof5000feetofnetremoved.Thenetsareestimatedtobeabouttwotothreeyearsoldac-cordingtoGLIFWCChiefofEnforcementFredMaulson.Maulsonsaysthenetscontainedfewfishwhichwerepredominantlysuckers.GLIFWCWardensDanNorthSteveAmslerandMattKniskernparticipatedinthesearchandretrievaleffortsthisyear.Theincidentsoflostnetsarecurrentlyunderinvestigation.Maulsonencouragesbothtribalandnon-tribalfishermentoreportlostnetsalongwithlocationinformation.GLIFWCwillcontinuetomakeeveryefforttoretrieveghostnets.LostnetreportscanbecalledintoGLIFWCat715682-6619.GLIFWCisestablishingareportingsystemontheGLIFWCwebsiteatwww.glifwc.orgwhichshouldbeoperationalbytheendoftheyear.ENFORCEMENTGLIFWCwardensretrievelostnetsfromLakeSuperiorBySueEricksonStaffWriter20132014GLIFWCenforcementyouthactivitieseducationAlldatesaretentativeandsubjecttochange.Forupdatedinformationontheseeventsandotherspleasebesuretocheckourwebsiteatwww.glifwc.orgvisitusonFacebookorcallyournearestGLIFWCwarden.ClipSaveClassDatePlaceContactATVSafetyNovember29-302013MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734SnowmobileDecember6-72013MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734ATVSnowmobileDec.7-82013St.CroixBradKacizak715.562.0030ATVSnowmobileDec.14-152013LacCourteOreillesMikePopovich715.292.7535LaurenTuori715.292.8343SnowmobileFebruary47-82014RedCliffMikeSoulier715.209.0093JimStone715.292.3234LearntotrapFebruary22-232014LacCourteOreillesMikePopovich715.292.7535LaurenTuori715.292.8343BoaterSafetyMay10-112014LacCourteOreillesMikePopovich715.292.7535LaurenTuori715.292.8343BoaterSafetyMay1921-232014St.CroixBradKacizak715.562.0030ATVSafetyJune9122014RedCliffMikeSoulier715.209.0093JimStone715.292.3234TakeakidfishingAugust2014MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734HunterSafetyAugust18-192014RedCliffMikeSoulier715.209.0093JimStone715.292.3234HunterSafetySeptember5-62014MilleLacsRobinArunagiri715.889.0734HunterSafetySeptember810121517192014StCroixBradKacizak715.562.0030HunterSafetySept.27-282014LacCourteOreillesMikePopovich715.292.7535LaurenTuori715.292.8343ATVSnowmobileOctober689102014St.CroixBradKacizak715.562.0030ATVSnowmobileDecember6-72014LacCourteOreillesMikePopovich715.292.7535LaurenTuori715.292.8343GLIFWCWardenDanNorthhaulsupaghostnetaboardGLIFWCenforcementvesseltheMizhakwad.PhotobyMattKniskernInsetphotoGLIFWCWardensMattKniskernpicturedandSteveAmsleralsoparticipatedinnetretrievalsintheMichiganwatersofLakeSuperior.NetsarelocatedusingadraglineovertheGPScoordinates.PhotobyDanNorthManoominikeharvestingwildriceisanintergenerationalpursuit.JudySmithawatchfulelderobservesasBreannaJondreaulearnstoparchriceatthe2013WildRiceCampsponsoredbytheKeweenawBayIndianCommunity.BesideslearningthebasicsofprocessingricefromLacVieuxDesertsRogerLaBinethetwo-daycampincludedmakingriceknockersandpushpolesplusinstructiononusingpushpoles.GLIFWCwardensassistedLaBineinteach-ingcanoesafetypriortoparticipantsheadingouttothericeelds.Daytwoin-cludedparchingconstructionanduseofajiggingpitwinnowingandnallycleaningandsortingthenishedmanoomin.PhotobyHeatherNaigusGLIFWCEnforcementassistsMenomineewithdrugbustsecurityFollowinganinvestigationandbustofamarijuanagrowsiteontheMenomi-neereservationthissummersixGLIFWCofficersassistedwithsecurityduringtheclean-upatthesitewithintheMenomineeforest.About900marijuanaplantsworthanestimated1.35millionweredestroyedaftersufficientevidencehadbeengatheredatthesiteforlegalproceedingsac-cordingtoGLIFWCEnforcementChiefFredMaulson.GLIFWCworksinassociationwiththeNativeAmericanGangTaskForcewhichhadbeenaskedbyMenomineetoassistwiththeoperationthatresultedinonearrestandonedeportationofaMexicannational.Duringamid-AugustsitedestructionGLIFWCofficerssecuredthesitewhileMenomineeForestrydetailpulledandburnedtheremainingplants.SueErickson