District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2016-10-17

CO Randy Patten (Northome) finished field training with COC. Officers checked waterfowl hunters, small game hunters, and anglers. Officers followed up on a TIP complaint of waterfowl hunters shooting from a boat while under power. Enforcement action was taken on ATV violations and transporting a loaded firearm. Nice weather brought out many people who enjoying the outdoors.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, taught the law and ethics portion of a firearms safety class, monitored archery hunting activity, and checked waterfowl hunters. The fall bite was very good this week but waterfowl hunter success was slower.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, ATV?s, small game, waterfowl, and archery deer hunters. He also handled trespass complaints and checked bough cutters and buyers during the week.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) attended the Minnesota Wildfire Investigation Course held at Camp Ripley. Students received instruction from the MN DNR Forestry and Enforcement divisions and Wisconsin Forestry instructors. Time was also spent following up and completing ongoing investigations.