District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2016-06-21


CO Randy Patten (Northome) checked anglers and boaters, completed required training, patrolled for illegal ATV activity, and handled complaints on nuisance wildlife and trespass. Also worked ongoing cases and picked up a moose that was killed by a vehicle.

CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) worked ATV, sport fishing, boating, AIS, and handled miscellaneous nuisance animal calls. He also assisted with firearms training at the academy. Preparations were made for upcoming firearms training.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, monitored OHV activity and worked AIS enforcement. Enforcement action was taken for possess illegal length walleye, transport aquatic macrophytes, fail to remove drain plug and transport live fish.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked angling activity over the past week with some of the local lakes walleye bite heating up. CO Sutherland took enforcement action for angling without a license, failing to display registration on a watercraft and failing to have enough life saving devices aboard a watercraft.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) focused the weeks efforts on angling, boating, AIS, and ATV enforcement throughout the surrounding areas. The fishing success on area lakes has slowed down drastically. A nuisance bear complaint was handled, along with several other calls for service regarding nuisance animals. Enforcement action was taken for illegal length walleye, angling with extra lines, transporting live fish, no angling license in possession, and failure to drain water related equipment.