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Regulations, rules, training

District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2017-03-20

CO Randy Patten (Northome) checked anglers on area lakes, worked ongoing cases, and reviewed items for the bear committee. Enforcement action was taken for failure to display ATV registration.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, investigated TIP complaints, assisted the patrol with a pursuit, assisted the county in locating a male suspect that fled from a residence and provided a K9 demo at a SCI event. Area angler success was good this week. Enforcement action was taken for license issues.

CO Sarah Grell (Grand Rapids) checked area lakes for angling activity, which is pretty slow for pan-fishing. She attended the Grand Rapids Jaycee Home and Sport Show at the Civic Center along with other conservation officers manning the T.I.P. Wall of Shame. She took a report of a dead eagle.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked late season ice anglers with the pan-fish bite heating up in the area. Ice conditions are beginning to deteriorate on area lakes so be careful out there. CO Sutherland also worked the Wall of Shame over the weekend with many area sportsmen stopping in to look at the poached animals that came from around the state.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, ATV?s and spring trappers. He also prepped for upcoming firearm safety classes and worked the Grand Rapids Home and Sport Show during the week.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) monitored angling and ATV activity throughout the surrounding area. Ice conditions are starting to vary, so please use caution before heading out. Anglers targeting crappies and bluegills are reporting better results. A complaint of dogs chasing deer was also investigated, along with ice shelters being monitored and documented before the removal date.