District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2015-12-01

CO Randy Patten (Northome) worked on cases from the deer season and checked trappers. Enforcement action taken for shooting within 500 feet of an occupied dwelling and tampering with a legally set trap.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) worked trapping complaints, checked waterfowl hunters and assisted the county with locating a suspect that fled into the woods. Area lakes have started to freeze over. Enforcement action was taken for license issues.

CO Sarah Sindelir (Grand Rapids) spent time checking trappers and muzzle loader hunters this past weekend. Ice conditions are improving and anglers have been getting out on the ice. She continues to work on investigations from the rifle deer season. She completed a wetlands site inspection where no violation was found.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked trapping and muzzleloader activity over the past week with some deer being taken by hunters during the opening weekend of muzzleloader season. Some small lakes are freezing up and caution is advised when venturing out on these bodies of water during first ice.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked trappers and ATVs. The muzzle loader deer hunting season was worked. He also worked a couple of shining complaints during the week.

CO Shawn Wichmann (Hill City) spent the week working big and small game activity. CO Wichmann investigated a trespass and shooting from a roadway TIP call. He also handled car kill deer possession permits.