District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2015-07-14


CO Randy Patten (Northome) checked anglers and boaters, patrolled ATV trails, and handled nuisance animal complaints. Enforcement action was taken for overlimit and illegal length walleyes.

CO Jayson Hansen (Bigfork) checked anglers, boating activity, patrolled campgrounds, checked for exotic species, worked ATV activity, and worked commercial enforcement. Violations included operate ATV on county roads, equipment violations, and no PFDs.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, monitored OHV activity and handled nuisance animal complaints. The area angler success was on the up side this week. Enforcement action was taken for OHV registration issues.

CO Sarah Sindelir (Grand Rapids) checked angling activity this past week. She also took a complaint of a possible injured eagle. She is currently investigating a commercial minnow trapping violation.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked ATV activity over the past week with many wheelers using area trails and connecting corridors. Enforcement action was taken for operating an ATV on the shoulder of a county road and failing to display valid registration. Work was also done with anglers in the area. Enforcement action was taken for angling with extra lines, angling without a license in possession and failing to have valid registration on a watercraft.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, watercraft, ATVs, state parks and campgrounds. He also worked a wetland complaint during the week.

CO Shawn Wichmann (Hill City) spent the week working fishing and boating activity. Wichmann attended training preparation at Camp Ripley for the upcoming academy. Calls were received about nuisance beaver activity.