District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2016-02-02


CO Randy Patten (Northome) checked anglers, patrolled area snowmobile trails, performed a station inventory, worked ongoing cases, and monitored trappers for check intervals on snares.

CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) continued Phase 4 Field Training with a COC. CO Hansen worked snowmobile, sport fishing, and small game enforcement. Improving snow and ice conditions are allowing more people to get outside. Violations for the week included no license in possession, angle with extra line, unattended line, unmeasurable fish, shelter ID, and over-limit.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, monitored snowmobile activity and followed up on pending court cases. Enforcement action was taken for license and registration issues.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked anglers over the past week with pan fishing action heating up on area lakes. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, angling without a license in possession and failing to have a license on a permanent fish house.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, ATVs, ski and snowmobile trails. He also spoke at several preschool classes and handled trespass and trapping complaints during the week.

CO John Velsvaag (NE Region ATV Officer) checked ATV and ORV activity. CO Velsvaag also checked snowmobilers and anglers. The slush became a problem with the warm up and snowfall. Anglers were having little success.