District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2016-12-05

CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) worked small game, big game, ATV, and fishing enforcement. Various wildlife calls were answered and car kill deer permits were issued.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) worked trapping complaints, checked muzzleloader hunters, checked small game hunters, and responded to K9 assist requests. CO Fairbanks and his K9 partner Si assisted with locating evidence in a wolf case and with locating a suspect that fled from officers on foot into the woods. Enforcement action was taken for license issues.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked trapping activity with the number of trappers and the catch rate down. CO Sutherland took enforcement action for failing to tend traps daily.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) checked trappers, ATV?s, and muzzleloader deer hunters. He also worked baiting and litter complaints during the week.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Hill City) worked big game and trapping enforcement in and around the surrounding areas. Muzzleloader deer hunters were checked with minimal success reported. CO Van Asch also attended fur registration in Grand Rapids. The number of trappers registering fur were considerably down from years past. Follow up work was conducted on pending cases from the firearms deer season.