District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2016-11-28

CO Randy Patten (Northome) finished work on cases from deer season. He maintained equipment, took winter equipment out of storage and put summer equipment away, and checked anglers.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) conducted follow up investigation on cases from the firearms deer season, monitored snowmobile activity, checked hunters and assisted the State Patrol with vehicles off the roadway. The warmer weather brought out many small game hunters this week. Enforcement action was taken for license issues and registration issues.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked trapping and muzzleloader openers over the past week. Newly added snowfall has helped hunters in the woods. Follow-up on deer season cases was performed with the added enforcement of snowmobile laws.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked trappers, small game hunters and muzzleloader deer hunters. He also taught a snowmobile safety class during the week.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) worked deer hunting activity over the opening weekend of muzzleloader season. Muzzleloaders are reporting limited success. Trapping activity was monitored throughout the surrounding areas. CO Van Asch also spent time handling nuisance animal calls and following up on snowmobile complaints.