District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2016-10-27

CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) worked small game, waterfowl, boating, ATV, and fishing enforcement. Violations included operate unregistered ATV, transport loaded firearm, cut balsam boughs w/o permit, ATV?s on roadway, youth w/o helmet on ATV. Various wildlife calls were also answered.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, waterfowl hunters, archery deer hunters, investigated a deer shot from the road, investigated an over limit of crappie complaint, and assisted the county with a K9 search for a handgun and pursuit. Enforcement action was taken for no HIP certification and hunt migratory waterfowl without license.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked small game hunters in the area with many grouse in the bag. It seems that with the leaves off more hunters are getting out and the success rate is up. Enforcement action was taken for operating an ATV without registration and operating an ATV with a juvenile without a helmet.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, ATV?s, bough cutters, small game, waterfowl and archery deer hunters. He also handled several hunting and trespass complaints during the week.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) monitored big game, small game, angling, and ATV activities throughout the Hill City area. The unusually warm weather brought a large number of hunters and ATV riders out to enjoy the weekend. Late season fishing has produced some nice results for the anglers targeting pan fish. Waterfowl hunters are reporting poor numbers and few birds in the bag. Enforcement action was taken for transporting loaded firearms, possession of drug paraphernalia, insufficient number of PFD?s, no small game/angling license in possession, operating an ATV on a State HWY, and ATV passengers under 18 without helmet.