Weekly Conservation Officer's report

District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2017-06-26

CO Randy Patten (Northome) checked anglers and boaters, enforced AIS regulations, handled several calls for injured or nuisance wildlife, and worked ongoing cases.

CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) worked boating, AIS, and sport fishing. He received several nuisance wildlife complaints and attended a lake association meeting and answered various questions. Violations included removing emergent vegetation without a permit.

CO Sarah Grell (Grand Rapids) helped with conservation officer interviews this past week. She also took a nuisance bear complaint and is working on a litter investigation.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked boating activity with enforcement action taken on failing to register a watercraft and transporting a prohibited species on a watercraft. CO Sutherland also worked ATV?s in the area with enforcement action taken for operating on a public highway, failing to transfer title, failing to display registration, failing to have ATV safety, and allowing the illegal operation of an ATV by a minor.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) checked anglers, boaters, and monitored ATV activity throughout the surrounding areas. Time was spent assisting with annual Emergency Vehicle Operations training held at Camp Ripley. CO Van Asch also assisted Itasca County Sheriff?s Office with a suspect that fled. Enforcement actions included boating and ATV violations.