Last updated: 2017-01-17
CO Randy Patten (Northome) checked anglers, assisted with a trapping case, and patrolled area snowmobile trails. Enforcement action was taken for snowmobile speed and fail to display current snowmobile registration.
CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) worked small game, big game, snowmobile, and fishing enforcement. He also issued road kill deer permits. Violations included fail to display snowmobile registration and operate snowmobiles on the roadway. Snowmobilers are reminded they need to operate in the bottom or outside ditch of the roadway. Trails in his area are in good shape and snowmobile clubs are continuing to maintain them.
CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, patrolled area snowmobile trails, and assisted the county with locating a suspect that fled into the woods. Angler success was good this week. The area snowmobile trails are in good shape. Enforcement action was taken for registration issues and license issues.
CO Sarah Grell (Grand Rapids) checked anglers this past week. She also checked snowmobiling and cross country ski activity. Trout opener was fair for catching depending on where anglers went. Enforcement action was taken for not having angling and trout stamps in possession.
CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked anglers and snowmobiling activity. CO Sutherland took enforcement action for angling without a license, possessing a fisher out of season, and unregistered snowmobiles.
CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, snowmobiles, trails, and shelters. He also worked on a trapping case during the week.
CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) focused on angling and snowmobile enforcement. CO Van Asch participated in a work detail that covered Upper Red Lake and Lake of the Woods. Anglers were reporting moderate success on both big lakes. Enforcement action was taken for no angling license in possession, taking fish without a license, possession dressed fillets, angle with extra lines, and over limits of walleye.